Disclosure pursuant to art. 21 of the Stock Exchange Act

Basel, Notification by Bâloise Holding Ltd, Aeschengraben 21, 4002 Basel, Switzerland.

Bâloise Holding Ltd hereby discloses that the following entities

  1. Deutscher Ring Krankenversicherungsverein a.G., Neue Rabenstrasse 15-19, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, and
  2. IDUNA Vereinigte Lebensversicherung a. G. für Handwerk, Handel und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Neue Rabenstrasse 15-19, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, together with
  3. SIGNAL Unfallversicherung a.G., Joseph-Scherer-Strasse 3, 44139 Dortmund, Germany, and
  4. SIGNAL Krankenversicherung a.G., Joseph-Scherer-Strasse 3, 44139 Dortmund, Germany,

as a group ("Gleichordnungskonzern" pursuant to German law) and through the following subsidiaries of the entities mentioned above under no. 2-4

  • SIGNAL IDUNA Holding AG, Joseph-Scherer-Strasse 3, 44139 Dortmund, Germany, and
  • SIGNAL IDUNA Allgemeine Versicherung AG, Joseph-Scherer-Strasse 3, 44139 Dortmund, Germany, and
  • HANSAINVEST Hanseatische Investment GmbH (as Manager of the Fund HANSAintern), Kapstadtring 8, 22297 Hamburg, Germany,

together dropped below the threshold of 3% on 18 January 2013 due to the sale of shares of Bâloise Holding Ltd.

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.