Swiss Life Holding is distributing a dividend in the form of a repayment of par value. This will reduce the company's ordinary share capital by CHF 4 per registered share, from CHF 50 to CHF 46 per share. It is intended to pay the amount of the reduction, CHF 4 per share, at the beginning of August 2005 to those holding Swiss Life Holding shares on the day before said payout.
Standing for re-election to the Board of Directors, Gerold Bührer, Paul Embrechts and Franziska Tschudi were elected for a normal three-year term of office by a large majority.
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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 40 countries.
Swiss Life Holding, registered in Zurich, dates back to the Swiss Life Insurance and Pension Company 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 10 000 people.
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