Vienna Insurance Group

EANS-Adhoc: Vienna Insurance Group extends presence in Poland - Acquisition of life insurer Skandia Poland

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Vienna Insurance Group AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe (VIG) has concluded an
agreement with Skandia Retail Europe Holding GmbH, member of Old Mutual Group,
to acquire 100 percent of shares in Polish life insurance company Skandia Zycie
TU S.A. (Skandia Poland). It is agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The
acquisition is subject to approval by the relevant regulatory and competition

In the first half of 2013 Skandia Poland recorded premiums written of around
EUR 45 million, making it the number 14 on the Polish life insurance
market. Its premium income totalled about EUR 91 million in 2012. Skandia
Poland has been operating on the Polish market for 14 years and sells its
products - primarily unit-linked life insurance policies - particularly through
financial intermediaries such as banks, insurance brokers and insurance
platforms. The company currently employs 150 people.

VIG in Poland
The Vienna Insurance Group is represented in Poland by three non-life insurance
companies, Benefia, Compensa and Interrisk, and three life insurers, Benefia
Life, Compensa Life und Polisa Life. These companies posted a combined
premium volume of some EUR 610 million in the first six months of 2013, putting
them in third place on the Polish market. VIG has had a presence in the country
since 1998 and has become one of Poland's leading insurers over the past few
years thanks to strong organic growth and a number of strategic acquisitions.

Further inquiry note:
Wiener Versicherung Gruppe
1010 Wien, Schottenring 30

Alexander Jedlicka 
Head of Public Relations, Spokesperson 
Tel.: +43 (0)50 390-21029 
Fax: +43 (0)50 390 99-21029 

Nina Higatzberger
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 (0)50 390-21920
Fax: +43 (0)50 390 99-21920

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

issuer:      Vienna Insurance Group
             Schottenring 30
             A-1010 Wien
phone:       +43(0)50 390-21919
FAX:         +43(0)50 390 99-23303
sector:      Insurance
ISIN:        AT0000908504
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
stockmarkets: official market: Wien, stock market: Prague Stock Exchange 
language:   English

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