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

19 September 2005, Zurich

Swiss Reinsurance Company (Swiss Re), Mythenquai 50/60, 8022 Zurich, announces that, on 14 September 2005, The Capital Group Companies, Inc., 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA., USA (Capital Group), held, through a number of its Group companies listed below, in the capacity of investment manager for mutual funds and clients 16,227,618 registered shares of Swiss Re. Capital Group thereby has a voting right of 5.04% of Swiss Re which can be exercised autonomously of the beneficial owners.

Group companies:


Capital Research and Management Company, 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA., USA
Capital Guardian Trust Company, 11100 Santa Monica Blvd 15th Fl., Los Angeles, CA., USA
Capital International Limited, 25 Bedford St., London, England
Capital International Inc., 11100 Santa Monica Blvd 15th Fl., Los Angeles, CA., USA
Capital International S.A., 3 Place des Bergues, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland