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Mardi 22 Novembre 2011

Colm J. Holmes appointed Group Treasurer Zurich Financial Services Group

Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) announced today the appointment of Colm J. Holmes (45, Irish citizen) as Group Treasurer, with immediate effect. He succeeds Pierre Wauthier, who has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Group Executive Committee, with effect October 1, 2011. In his new position, Mr. Holmes will be responsible for driving the strategy of Zurich’s Group Treasury, in particular by further optimizing Zurich’s capital structure and strengthening its balance sheet. He will report to Pierre Wauthier and be based in Zurich.

Mr. Holmes joined Zurich in 2001 from JP Morgan. Since 2010 he has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zurich’s Centrally Managed Business (CMB) and as Head of Zurich Banking Group. Prior to this he was CEO of CMB Europe and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Zurich’s Centre Solutions in New York and Dublin.

Mr. Holmes holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Trinity College Dublin and is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich Financial Services Ltd (ZURN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program (ZFSVY), which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX.


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