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Swiss Life strengthens Executive Board Switzerland

14.01.2009

As of 1 April, Swiss Life's Executive Board Switzerland will be strengthened by the addition of new members: Hans-Jakob Stahel, Head of Corporate Clients, Thomas Bahc, Head of Private Clients, and Leo Huwyler, Head of Sales Channel Management.

Swiss Life is the number one life and pensions specialist in Switzerland and plans to consolidate this position further. To achieve this aim, the company is adapting its organisation as of 1 April 2009 and appointing three new members to the Executive Board Switzerland. Hans-Jakob Stahel (48) will become Head of Corporate Clients. He spent 25 years at AXA Winterthur, holding various functions in group life, most recently heading up Swiss pension fund business, which involved the management of collective foundations and membership of a number of boards of trustees. Thomas Bahc (44) will become Head of Private Clients. He has worked in the insurance industry in Germany and Switzerland for some twenty years and is currently responsible for individual life and pension products and services at Helvetia. Leo Huwyler (50) will become Head of Sales Channel Management. He, too, can look back on over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and has been responsible for the Bern market region at Zurich Switzerland since 2007.

Ivo Furrer, CEO Switzerland of Swiss Life: "I am proud that we have been able to recruit to our Executive Board three seasoned leaders with many years of experience in the insurance industry. They will prove a valuable addition to our existing management team and make an important contribution to Swiss Life's success in Switzerland."

The Executive Board Switzerland is now composed of the following individuals:
- CEO Switzerland: Ivo Furrer
- Private Clients: Thomas Bahc
- Corporate Clients: Hans-Jakob Stahel
- Business Services: Urs Schaffner
- Sales Force: Urs Arbter
- Key Accounts & Partners: Sergio Bortolin
- Sales Channel Management: Leo Huwyler
- IT Development: Peter Moor
- Finance & Actuarial Services: Martin Suter

The curricula vitae are available at:
Hans-Jakob Stahel
Leo Huwyler
Thomas Bahc

Swiss Life
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. Around 6300 advisors and intermediaries work for the AWD Group 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 SIX Swiss Exchange (SLHN). The Swiss Life Group employs a staff of around 9000.

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