Swiss Re receives request to provide documentation on non-traditional insurance products

19 November 2004, New York

Swiss Re has received requests from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the New York State Attorney General to provide documentation relating to non-traditional insurance products. Swiss Re may receive similar requests from other governmental or regulatory authorities. Swiss Re has not been named or referred to in any lawsuit relating to this investigation. Swiss Re will cooperate fully with all such requests.


Notes to editors

Swiss Re is one of the world's leading reinsurers and the world's largest life and health reinsurer. The company operates through more than 70 offices in over 30 countries. Swiss Re has been in the reinsurance business since its foundation in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1863. Through its three business groups Property, Casualty, Life, Health and Financial Services, Swiss Re offers a wide variety of products to manage capital and risk. Traditional reinsurance products, including a broad range of property and casualty as well as life and health covers and related services, 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.