RNS Number : 1624Y
Zurich Financial Services
02 July 2008
Disclosure of shareholdings in accordance with Swiss Stock Exchange Law - own shareholding of Zurich Financial Services
Zurich, July 2, 2008 - Zurich Financial Services, Mythenquai 2, 8002 Zurich (Zurich), announces, in accordance with articles 9 and 17 of the SESTO-SFBC and in connection with article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Law, that it has fallen below the threshold of 3 percent of voting rights on its own shares on June 27, 2008. This is due to a capital reduction which became effective in the share register as of June 27, 2008 and is related to Zurich's share buyback program concluded in 2007.
Proxy for Group members: Zurich Financial Services, Susanne Wolf-Mettier, Group Legal Department, Mythenquai 2, 8002 Zurich, phone. + 41 (0)44 625 35 22, fax +41 (0)44 625 15 22.
THIS RELEASE DOES NOT CONTAIN AN OFFER OF SECURITIES FOR SALE IN THE UNITED STATES; SECURITIES MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES ABSENT REGISTRATION OR EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION; AND ANY PUBLIC OFFERING OF SECURITIES TO BE MADE IN THE UNITED STATES WILL BE MADE BY MEANS OF A PROSPECTUS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ISSUER AND THAT WILL CONTAIN DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY AND MANAGEMENT, AS WELL AS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.
Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) is an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. It employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries.
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