CEO of Basler Germany takes medical leave

Basel, Jan De Meulder, CEO of Basler Versicherungen in Germany, has fallen ill. He expects to take up his operational activities again in four to six months' time.
Jürg Schiltknecht, CFO of Basler Versicherungen in Germany, will act as deputy until Jan De Meulder's return.
These changes have no influence on the targets of Basler Versicherungen in Germany.

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.