Swiss Life is selling to Helvetia its French subsidiary L’Européenne d’Assurance Transport (CEAT), which specialises in transport insurance. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2009.
Swiss Life is selling its French subsidiary L’Européenne d’Assurance Transport (CEAT) to Helvetia. The company specialises in transport insurance and is not part of Swiss Life's core business activities. CEAT generated a premium volume of EUR 30 million in 2008. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2009 and is subject to the approval of the relevant supervisory authorities.

The core business activities of Swiss Life in France centre on wealth management in connection with life insurance and financial services, as well as health insurance and occupational and private pension solutions. Existing clients are offered additional products in property and casualty insurance, which is especially important for the general agencies.
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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 independent financial advisory services in ten 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 SIX Swiss Exchange (SLHN). The Swiss Life Group employs a staff of around 9000.
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