As approved by the shareholders at the General Meeting of Swiss Life Holding Ltd on 8 May 2008, a reduction in par value will be effected instead of a dividend distribution for the 2007 financial year, similar to previous years.
This will result in a return of CHF 17 per registered share to the shareholders. In contrast to a dividend payment, the repayment of par value is not subject to withholding tax and is generally tax-free for natural persons living in Switzerland, provided that the shares form part of their private assets. The key date for determining the entitled shareholders is 28 July 2008. The payout to shareholders will take place free of charge on 29 July 2008 (value date).

Following the reduction in the par value from CHF 34 to CHF 17 per registered share, the share capital of Swiss Life Holding Ltd, as stated in the Articles of Association and entered in the Commercial Register, will be reduced from CHF 1 188 654 926 to CHF 594 327 463.


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The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe's leading providers of life insurance and pension solutions. The Group offers individuals and corporations a broad range of products combined with comprehensive advice through its own sales force as well as brokers and banks in Switzerland, France and Germany. It provides internationally operating corporations with employee benefits solutions from a single source, and is among the global leaders in structured life and pension products for high net worth individuals with its centres of competence in Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Singapore.

Swiss Life is the majority shareholder of the Hanover-based AWD Group, one of Europe's top financial services providers for the medium- and high-income customer segments. AWD offers its clients independent financial advisory services. It employs over 6700 financial consultants in ten European countries.

Swiss Life Holding Ltd, registered in Zurich, was founded in 1857 as Schweizerische Rentenanstalt. The shares of Swiss Life Holding Ltd are listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (SLHN).
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