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The Swiss Life Group is committed to openness and transparency in management and actively supports good corporate governance. Swiss Life's corporate governance is based on the SIX Swiss Exchange Directive, which came into force on 1 July 2002, and on national and international best practice.


Corporate Governance

The Corporate Governance Report describes the essential features of corporate governance at the Swiss Life Group. The full report is available in the online annual report. Below you will find an extract from the report.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is serving as external statutoryauditor for all Swiss Life Group companies that are directly or indirectly held by Swiss Life Holding under its scope of consolidation.

The Articles of Association stipulate that the external auditor is to be elected by the General Meeting of Shareholders for one financial year at a time. When Swiss Life Holding was established in 2002, PwC was named statutory auditor and Group auditor. Since then, PwC has been reappointed without interruption. PwC has also acted as statutory auditor for Swiss Life Ltd since 1994. Swiss Life Holding last invited tenders for its statutory auditor and Group auditor mandate for the 2008 financial year. On completion of the evaluation process, the Board of Directors, in accordance with the proposal of the Audit Committee, again nominated PwC as its statutory auditor and Group auditor at the General Meeting of Shareholders.

The partner at PwC in charge of auditing the Swiss Life Holding annual financial statements and consolidated financial statements (lead auditor) has exercised this function since 2011. The role of lead auditor rotates in compliance with the term of office regulations stipulated by the Swiss Code of Obligations, the independency guidelines set forth by the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants and internal guidelines at PwC.

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Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors SLH shares 31.12.2015
Rolf Dörig, Chairman of the Board of Directors
38 850
Gerold Bührer 6 740
Frank Schnewlin 4 393
Wolf Becke 822
Adrienne Corboud Fumagalli 302
Ueli Dietiker 522
Damir Filipovic 1 285
Frank W. Keuper 522
Henry Peter 8 258
Franziska Tschudi Sauber 2 739
Klaus Tschütscher 522
Total Board of Directors
64 955

Corporate Executive Board

Members of the

Corporate Executive Board

Restricted Share Units

(RSU) 31.12.20151

SLH shares


Patrick Frost, Group CEO 9 218 14 130
Thomas Buess 7 148 14 854
Nils Frowein 5 942 300
Ivo Furrer 7 148 2 000
Markus Leibundgut 4 946 1 420
Stefan Mächler 1 591 500
Charles Relecom 5 694 3 130
Total Corporate Executive Board
41 687 36 334

1 Total number of RSUs allocated in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015 in connection with the relevant equity compensation plan. The RSUs represent future subscription rights that entitle the individuals concerned to receive SLH shares after a period of three years, provided that the relevant conditions are met at that point.

In addition to its comprehensive Annual Report and Financial Statements, Swiss Life also publishes its half-year results.

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The registered shares of Swiss Life Holding (SLHN) have a nominal value of CHF 5.10 each. They are traded on the Stock Exchange in Zurich.

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There are approximately 200 000 registered shareholders - almost 5 000 of whom are institutional investors.

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Swiss Life Holding is a public limited company incorporated under Swiss law with its registered office in Zurich and dates back to the Schweizerische Rentenanstalt founded in 1857. The holding company brings all companies and activities of the Swiss Life Group under one roof.

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