Disclosure notification in accordance with Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act

05 February 2004, Zurich

Swiss Reinsurance Company (Swiss Re), Mythenquai 50/60, 8022 Zurich, announces that, on 2 February 2004, Franklin Resources, Inc., USA, known as Franklin Templeton Investments, held, through a number of its Group companies listed below, in the capacity of investment manager for mutual funds and clients 16,127,190 registered shares of Swiss Re. Franklin Templeton Investments thereby has a voting right of 5.01% of Swiss Re which can be exercised autonomously of the beneficial owners.

Group companies:

Fiduciary International, Inc.
Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC
Franklin Advisers, Inc.
Franklin Templeton Investments Corp.
Franklin Templeton Investments (Asia) Ltd.
Franklin Templeton Alternative Strategies, Inc.
Franklin Templeton Investment Management Ltd.
Franklin Templeton Investments Australia Ltd.
Templeton Global Advisors Ltd.
Templeton/Franklin Investment Services, Inc.
Templeton Asset Management Limited