Swiss Life will review the situation regarding Banca del Gottardo in the coming weeks. Swiss Life intends to find a forward-looking solution quickly, in order that Banca del Gottardo customers and staff, as well as Swiss Life shareholders, can be clear about the bank's future. Swiss Life will provide information about the next steps concerning Banca del Gottardo on 30 March 2004 at the presentation of its results for the financial year 2003.
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