RNS Number : 8320H
Zurich Financial Services
10 November 2008
Disclosure of shareholdings by Barclays Plc in accordance with Swiss Stock Exchange Law
Zurich, November 10, 2008 - Zurich Financial Services, Mythenquai 2, 8002 Zurich, (Zurich) announces that on November 6, 2008 it received a notification of shareholding as per October 10, 2008 in accordance with articles 9 and 17 of the SESTO-SFBC and in connection with article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Law by Barclays Plc, 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP, United Kingdom (Barclays Plc). According to this notification, Barclays Plc along with its subsidiaries has fallen below the threshold of 3 percent of voting rights on Zurich with purchase positions.
Proxy for Group members: Geoff Smith, Barclays Plc, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP, phone: +44 207 116 29 13; fax: +44 207 116 76 65.
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.
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.
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