SOURCE: Hannover Ruck

November 16, 2009 02:58 ET

Hannover Re: New Head of Corporate Communications

HANNOVER, GERMANY--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) -

New Head of Corporate Communications

Hannover, 16 November 2009: Karl Steinle (39) is to assume responsibility for Corporate Communications at Hannover Re with effect from 16 November 2009. Mr. Steinle's brief in this role covers Investor Relations as well as Public Relations.

Karl Steinle is leaving his former position as Head of Investor Relations/Rating at HSH Nordbank AG in Hamburg. He was previously a communications consultant and Member of the Board with the consultancy agency equinet Communications in Frankfurt. In the course of his professional career he has also served as Head of Investor Relations with Krones AG and Creaton AG.

His predecessor, Stefan Schulz, is moving within Hannover Re to the company's Insurance-Linked Securities department.

Your other accustomed contacts, namely Gabriele Handrick for Public Relations and Klaus Paesler for Investor Relations, remain at your disposal.

For further information please contact:

Press and Public Relations / Investor Relations:
Karl Steinle (tel. +49 511 5604-1500,

Press and Public Relations:
Gabriele Handrick (tel. +49 511 5604-1502,

Investor Relations:
Klaus Paesler (tel. +49 511 5604-1736,

Please visit:

Hannover Re, with a gross premium of around EUR 9 billion, is one of the leading reinsurance groups in the world. It transacts all lines of non-life and life and health reinsurance. It maintains business relations with more than 5,000 insurance companies in about 150 countries. Its worldwide network consists of more than 100 subsidiaries, branch and representative offices on all five continents with a total staff of roughly 2,000. The rating agencies most relevant to the insurance industry have awarded Hannover Re very strong insurer financial strength ratings (Standard & Poor's AA- "Very Strong" and A.M. Best A "Excellent").


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