Baloise slightly increases its holding in Nationale Suisse

Basel, As a consequence of the Swiss Corporate Tax Reform II, the Baloise Group has increased its shareholding in Swiss National Insurance Company Ltd (Nationale Suisse) by 0.05%, from 9.97% to 10.02%, by acquiring 12,350 shares with a value of CHF 514,995.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the Baloise Group is a European provider of insurance and pension solutions and has positioned itself as a market player that offers an intelligent 'Safety World' prevention strategy. In Switzerland the Company operates as a focused financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services. It also has a market presence in Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg. Its distribution network includes its own sales organisation as well as brokers and other partners. The Company uses its competence centre in Luxembourg to run its business in innovative pension products for private customers throughout Europe. Bâloise Holding Ltd shares are listed in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange. The Baloise Group employs some 7,400 people.