Vienna Insurance Group

EANS-Adhoc: Vienna Insurance Group
Vienna Insurance Group continues the trend set by outstanding 2008 annual result in the first quarter 2009

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ad-hoc disclosure transmitted by euro adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Results 3M 2009 12.05.2009 - Profit (before taxes) of approximately EUR 121 million - Important CEE markets record double digit premium growth on a local basis OVERVIEW OF KEY GROUP DATA FOR THE 1st QUARTER OF 2009 (according to IFRS)* In the first quarter of 2009, the Vienna Insurance Group achieved a total of premiums written (consolidated) of EUR 2.35 billion. Based on euros, this corresponds to an increase of 1.5 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. The Group profit (before taxes, consolidated) amounted to about EUR 121 million in the first quarter. This implies virtually the repeat of the very good result in the first quarter 2008. Actually, after tax expenses and minority interests a profit growth of close to 4 percent was achieved. The combined ratio of the Group after reinsurance (not considering investment income) was 96.4 percent for the first three months of the current year. The financial results amounted to EUR 238.15 million for the first quarter of 2009. This increase of 35.6 percent is primarily the result of an increase in current income generated by the newly acquired companies of the s Versicherung Group. As of 31 March 2009, the investments of the Group amounted to EUR 23.88 billion. Compared to the same period of the previous year the investments increased by 18.8 percent. [* All statements for the first quarter of 2009 include figures from the s Versicherung Group and the BCR insurance companies. BA-CAV and Unita are only included in comparisons to the first quarter of 2008.] end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Vienna Insurance Group Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP (V.I.G.) 1010 Wien, Schottenring 30 Mag. Barbara Hagen-Grötschnig Unternehmenskommunikation Tel.: +43 (0)50 350-21027 Fax: +43 (0)50 350 99-21027 E-Mail: Mag. Thomas Schmee Investor Relations Tel.: +43 (0)50 350-21900 Fax: +43 (0)50 350 99-21900 E-Mail: Branche: Insurance ISIN: AT0000908504 WKN: A0ET17 Index: WBI, ATX Prime, ATX Börsen: Prague Stock Exchange / stock market Wien / official market

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