Publication according to Art. 21 of the Stock Exchange Act and Art. 19 of the Ordinance of the Federal Banking Commission on the Stock Exchange Act by Swiss Life Holding, General-Guisan-Quai 40, P. O. Box, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland.
With regard to Art. 20 of the Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading (SESTA), and in connection with the new disclosure rules applicable since 1 December 2007, Barclays Plc, 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP, informed us, that it directly or indirectly holds a total of 1,474,185 purchase positions (1,474,185 registered shares of Swiss Life Holding), corresponding to 4.22 % of the voting rights of Swiss Life Holding.

The shares are held by the following subsidiaries of Barclays Plc: Barclays Global Fund Advisors, 45 Fremont Street, San Francisco, California 94105-2204; Barclays Global Investors Ltd, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP; Barclays Bank Plc, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP; Barclays Global Investors NA, 45 Fremont Street, San Francisco, California 94105-2204; Barclays Global Investors Japan Ltd, Ebisu Prime Square Tower, 1-1-39 Hiroo, Shibuya-KU, Tokyo 150 8402; Barclays Global Investors (Deutschland) AG, Apianstrasse 6, 85774 Unterföhring; Barclays Global Investors Canada Ltd, BCE Place, 161 Bay Street, Suite 2500, Box 614, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2S1; Barclays Bank (Suisse) SA, Rue d'Italie 8-10, 1211 Geneva; Barclays Life Assurance Co Ltd, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP.

The date of the acquisition or sale which resulted in holdings reaching, exceeding or falling below the threshold is 1 December 2007 (date of the entry into effect of Article 20 SESTA, revised version).

The contact person responsible within Barclays Plc is Mr Geoff Smith, Barclays Plc, 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP, tel +44 207 116 2913, fax +44 207 116 7665.


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The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe’s leading providers of pension and life insurance products. The Swiss Life Group offers individuals and companies comprehensive advice across a broad range of products via agents, brokers and banks in its domestic market, Switzerland, where it is market leader, and selected European markets. Multinational companies are serviced with tailor-made solutions by a network of partners in over 60 countries and regions.

Swiss Life Holding, registered in Zurich, dates back to the Schweizerische Rentenanstalt founded in 1857. Shares of Swiss Life Holding are listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (SLHN). The Swiss Life Group employs a staff of around 9000.
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