DGAP-Adhoc: Allianz SE: Leadership changes at PIMCO

| Source: EQS Group AG
Allianz SE  / Key word(s): Change of Personnel

21.01.2014 21:58

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Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO), US-based Asset
Management subsidiary of Allianz, has reorganized its leadership structure.
Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer
of PIMCO, today has resigned from his functions effective mid-March and
will leave PIMCO at the same time. He will stay on the International
Executive Committee of Allianz and will advise the Board of Management of
Allianz SE on global economic and policy issues. Mohamed El-Erian will
directly report to Michael Diekmann, CEO of Allianz SE.
William H. Gross, founder of PIMCO, will remain Chief Investment Officer.
Portfolio management will be strengthened by the appointment of the
Managing Directors Andrew Balls and Daniel Ivascyn as Deputy Chief
Investment Officers.
In today's meeting, effective as of the above-mentioned date, PIMCO's
Managing Directors also elected Douglas Hodge, Managing Director and
currently Chief Operating Officer of PIMCO, as Chief Executive Officer and
Jay Jacobs, Managing Director and currently Global Head of Talent
Management, as President. Craig Dawson, Managing Director and currently
Head of PIMCO Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, will assume the
position as Head of Strategic Business Management.

Munich, January 21, 2014


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Language:     English
Company:      Allianz SE
              Königinstr. 28
              80802 München
Phone:        +49 (0)89 38 00 - 41 24
Fax:          +49 (0)89 38 00 - 38 99
E-mail:       investor.relations@allianz.com
Internet:     www.allianz.com
ISIN:         DE0008404005
WKN:          840400
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