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Wolfgang Gemünd new CEO ad interim of Nationale Suisse Belgium

Wolfgang Gemünd is to take up the post of CEO ad interim of Nationale Suisse Belgium with immediate effect. He succeeds Pierre Cambier who is leaving the company. He will systematically press ahead with the transformation process already underway there and continue with the current strategic review of the process. 

Pierre Cambier, CEO Nationale Suisse Belgium, has decided to leave the company. His successor ad interim is Wolfgang Gemünd, who will take up his new post with immediate effect. Wolfgang Gemünd has worked for Nationale Suisse since 2005 in a number of different roles, most recently as member of the Executive Board of the Group with responsibility for the international specialty lines and foreign countries. His other positions included a seat on the Board of Directors of Nationale Suisse Belgium. Since 2010 he has supported the company in various areas as an independent consultant. As a former member of the Management Board at Nordstern Versicherung and member of the Group Executive Committee at Swiss Re, he possesses a wealth of experience in the sector.

Hans Künzle, CEO of the Nationale Suisse Group: "I am pleased that we have been able to secure the services of someone such as Wolfgang Gemünd, who is highly experienced in turnaround situations. I am convinced that he will systematically press ahead with the transformation process already underway in Belgium and continue with the current strategic review of the process."

Brief profile
Nationale Suisse is an innovative, international and independent Swiss insurance group providing first-rate risk and pension solutions in non-life and life business as well as a growing number of tailored specialty lines products. Consolidated gross premiums came to CHF 1.51 billion in 2012. The Group comprises the parent company and about 20 subsidiaries and branch offices for focused product lines in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Latin America and Turkey.
The headquarters of Swiss National Insurance Company Ltd are in Basel. Nationale Suisse is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (NATN). On 30 June 2013, the Group employed 1 889 staff (full-time equivalents).

Remo Meier Nationale Suisse
Investor Relations Steinengraben 41
Phone +41 61 275 22 45 4003 Basel
Fax +41 61 275 22 21 Switzerland
remo.meier@nationalesuisse.com   www.nationalesuisse.com/investor-relations
Christina Hartmann Nationale Suisse
Media Relations Steinengraben 41
Phone +41 61 275 23 40 4003 Basel
Fax +41 61 275 22 21 Switzerland
christina.hartmann@nationalesuisse.com   www.nationalesuisse.com/media-relations
Key dates
Publication of the annual report 2013 26.03.2014
Media conference to announce financial results
at Widder Hotel, Zurich
Financial analysts` conference at Widder Hotel, Zurich 26.03.2014
Annual General Meeting, Basel 19.05.2014

Disclaimer and exclusion of liability
The purpose of this press release is to inform the public about certain events or developments arising from the company`s business. The information published in this article is not an advertisement, offer or recommendation to engage in transactions involving securities or other products of Nationale Suisse or any other type of transaction. This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements. Even if these forward-looking statements reflect the opinion and expectations of Nationale Suisse, a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors may lead to actual developments and results differing strongly from the expectations of Nationale Suisse. It is pointed out expressly that the statements and projections contained in this press release are selective in nature. Nationale Suisse provides no guarantee, either explicitly or implicitly, regarding the accuracy and completeness of the statements and forecasts published in this press release. Neither Nationale Suisse nor its executive bodies or senior managers accept any liability for any damage or losses arising directly or indirectly from the use of this press release. Unless otherwise provided by applicable binding law Nationale Suisse is under no obligation to update or amend the statements contained in this press release, be it in response to new information, future events or any other reasons.

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