Completion of the share buy-back programme

Basel, Bâloise Holding AG announces that the share buy-back programme started on 16 April 2015 has been completed ahead of schedule as per 29 July 2016.

In the course of the share buy-back programme, Bâloise Holding AG has acquired 1’000’000 registered shares at an average price of CHF 113.83 on a second trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange. This corresponds to 2% of the issued share capital of Bâloise Holding AG entered in the Commercial Register. Thereby, this share buy-back programme returned CHF 113.83 mn to the shareholders. The acquired shares have been bought back at a price net of the Swiss Federal withholding tax.

The Baloise Group is more than just a traditional insurance company. The changing security, safety and service needs of society in the digital age lie at the heart of its business activities. The 7,400 or so employees of Baloise therefore focus on the wishes of their customers. The best possible customer service, combined with innovative products and services, makes Baloise the first choice for people who want to feel 'simply safe'. Located at the heart of Europe, with its head office in Basel, the Baloise Group is a provider of prevention, pension, assistance and insurance solutions. Its core markets are Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. In Switzerland, with Baloise Bank SoBa, the Group also operates as a specialised financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services. The Group offers innovative pension products to retail customers throughout Europe from its competence centre in Luxembourg. Bâloise Holding Ltd shares are listed in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange.