Correction: Return on Equity

05 November 2008, Zurich

Yesterday, Swiss Re reported its figures on return on equity incorrectly. The figures on return on equity are -4.9% for the third quarter of 2008 and 4.3% for the first nine months of 2008.

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Swiss Re is a leading and highly diversified global reinsurer. The company operates through offices in more than 25 countries. Founded in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1863, Swiss Re offers financial services products that enable risk-taking essential to enterprise and progress. The company's traditional reinsurance products and related services for property and casualty, as well as the life and health business are complemented by insurance-based corporate finance solutions and supplementary services for comprehensive risk management. Swiss Re is rated "AA-" by Standard, Poor's, "Aa2" by Moody's and "A+" by A.M. Best.