Swiss Life, in the interests of its shareholders, policyholders and staff, attaches great importance to the accepted standards of corporate governance and the requirements entailed in terms of the management and organisation of the Swiss Life Group.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is serving as external statutory auditor for all Swiss Life Group companies that are directly or indirectly held by Swiss Life Holding under its scope of consolidation.

The consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with and comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

The values, principles, rules and guidelines for the business activities of Swiss Life Holding and all entities of the Swiss Life Group can be found in the Code of Conduct. It gives guidance for the interactions of employees with each other and with persons outside Swiss Life.

Swiss Life’s two management bodies are strictly separate: the Board of Directors and the Corporate Executive Board. A member of the Board of Directors may not also be a member of the Corporate Executive Board and vice versa. No member of the Board of Directors, moreover, has any significant business relationship with Swiss Life Holding or any other Group company. The Board of Directors is continually and comprehensively briefed on the activities of the Corporate Executive Board.

The registered shares of Swiss Life Holding (SLHN) have a nominal value of CHF 5.10 each. They are traded on the Stock Exchange in Zurich.

Swiss Life Group takes its corporate responsibility seriously and ensures tax compliance of its entities. For the purpose of transparency we therefor publish our tax policy annually.

Group structure

Swiss Life Holding is a public limited company incorporated under Swiss law with its registered office in Zurich and dates back to the Schweizerische Rentenanstalt founded in 1857. The holding company brings all companies and activities of the Swiss Life Group under one roof.

Share Ownership – Board of Directors and Corporate Executive Board

Number of registered Swiss Life Holding shares and future subscription rights to Swiss Life Holding shares in the form of Restricted Share Units (RSU) held by acting members of the Board of Directors and the Corporate Executive Board (including closely linked parties) as of the balance sheet date of 31 December 2018.

Shareholders

On the balance sheet date some 159 000 shareholders and nominees were listed in the Swiss Life Holding share register, of which about 4300 were institutional shareholders.

Information policy

In addition to its comprehensive Annual Report and Financial Statements, Swiss Life also publishes its half-year results.