Hannover Re: New Man at the Helm of Corporate Communications

Hannover, GERMANY

HANNOVER, Germany, April 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Stefan Schulz (36) is to assume responsibility for Corporate Communications at Hannover Re with effect from 1 May 2007. A graduate in economics, Mr. Schulz began his professional career in 1998 as a trainee with Hannover Re. He subsequently worked as an underwriter for the East Asian market.

In 2002 Mr. Schulz moved to our subsidiary in South Africa, assuming underwriting responsibility for the specialty business written there. Since 2005 he has served as Associate Director responsible for financial reinsurance business at our Irish company Hannover Re Dublin.

Mr. Schulz will continue our policy of communicating actively and openly with the capital markets and the press.

His predecessor Eric Schuh - who successfully led Corporate Communications for almost four years - is leaving the position to take on a fresh challenge.

Your other accustomed contacts, Gabriele Bodeker for Investor Relations and Gabriele Handrick for Public Relations, remain at your disposal.

For further information please contact:

Press and Public Relations: Gabriele Handrick (tel. +49 / 511 / 56 04-15 02, e-mail: gabriele.handrick@hannover-re.com)

Investor Relations:

Gabriele Bodeker (tel. +49 / 511 / 56 04-17 36, e-mail: gabriele.boedeker@hannover-re.com)

Hannover Re, with a gross premium of around 9 billion euro, is one of the leading reinsurance groups in the world. It transacts all lines of non-life and life and health reinsurance. It maintains business relations with more than 5,000 insurance companies in about 150 countries. Its worldwide network consists of more than 100 subsidiaries, branch and representative offices in around 20 countries with a total staff of roughly 2,000. The rating agencies most relevant to the insurance industry have awarded Hannover Re very strong insurer financial strength ratings (Standard & Poor's AA- "Very Strong" and A.M. Best A "Excellent").


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