1 General Information

The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe’s leading providers of life insurance and pension solutions. In Switzerland, France and Germany, the Group offers individuals and corporations comprehensive advice and a broad range of products through its own sales force as well as brokers and banks. Swiss Life provides international corporations with employee benefits solutions from a single source, and is one of the global leaders in structured life and pension products for international high net worth individuals. The AWD Group has been part of the Swiss Life Group since 2008. Hanover-based AWD is one of the leading European financial services providers in the medium and high-income client segments and offers its clients comprehensive financial advisory services. Germany, the UK, Austria and Switzerland are the AWD Group’s core markets.

The following events had an influence on the period under review:

Reduction in par value

As approved by the shareholders at the General Meeting of Swiss Life Holding Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “Swiss Life Holding”) on 5 May 2011, a reduction in par value of CHF 4.50 per registered share was effected in 2011. The payout took place on 28 July 2011 and amounted to CHF 143 million.

Approval of financial statements

On 15 March 2012, the Board of Directors approved the annual financial statements and the financial report and authorised them for issue. The financial report, therefore, only reflects events up to that date.


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