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 BlackRock, Inc., 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, U.S.A., and several of its subsidiaries (cf. the notification on the publication platform of SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd) together exceeded the threshold of 5% on 8 December 2014 due to the acquisition of shares of Bâloise Holding Ltd. BlackRock, Inc., and its subsidiaries hold together 2,743,345 registered shares of Bâloise Holding Ltd (corresponding to 5.49% of the 50,000,000 outstanding shares of Bâloise Holding Ltd) and contracts for difference referring to 112,787 registered shares of Bâloise Holding Ltd (corresponding to 0.23% of the outstanding shares). The total holding of BlackRock corresponds 5.71% of the outstanding 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.