Nationale Suisse : Personnel changes in the Nationale Suisse Board of Directors Nationale Suisse / Personnel changes in the Nationale Suisse Board of Directors . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Hans-Jörg Vetter will be standing down from the Nationale Suisse Board of Directors with effect from the next Annual General Meeting. Nor will Dr Walter Grüebler be available for re-election for a further term of office. The Board will propose to the Annual General Meeting that Bruno Meyenhofer be elected as a new member. In addition, three members are standing for re-election. The Board of Directors is envisaging the introduction of a one-year term of office for both new and re-elected members. Hans-Jörg Vetter will stand down from the Board of Directors of Swiss National Insurance Company Ltd at the Annual General Meeting on 6 May 2013. Hans-Jörg Vetter is the Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2011. Dr Walter Grüebler will also not be available for re-election for a further term of office, on age grounds. Dr Walter Grüebler was elected to the Board of Directors in 2005. Board of Directors nominates Bruno Meyenhofer for election The Board of Directors will propose to the shareholders that Bruno Meyenhofer be elected as a new member. Bruno Meyenhofer has been a member of the Board of Directors at New Reinsurance Company in Zurich since 2011, having previously held various managerial positions at PartnerRe and "Winterthur". "With his many years' experience in the insurance industry and his knowledge in the areas of reinsurance and risk management, Bruno Meyenhofer will be a valuable addition to the Board", says Dr Andreas von Planta, Chairman of the Nationale Suisse Board of Directors. Three outgoing members up for re-election The Annual General Meeting on 6 May 2013 also marks the end of the terms of office of Dr Andreas von Planta (Chairman of the Board of Directors), Dr Bruno H. Letsch (Vice-Chairman) and Peter E. Merian. All three are available for re-election. Dr Andreas von Planta is a partner at a law firm in Geneva. For many years until his retirement in 2005, Dr Bruno H. Letsch held various positions in asset management with SwissRe. Peter E. Merian was Chairman of the Executive Board of Bank Sarasin for twelve years and a member of the Sarasin Board of Directors from 2006 to 2009. Term of office to be reduced to one year The Board of Directors is proposing a one-year term of office to the forthcoming Annual General Meeting, for both new and re-elected officers, instead of the current three years. This is a first step in implementing the "Minder Initiative". Brief portrait Bruno Meyenhofer Master in Mathematics (University of Fribourg), MBA (European Business School INSEAD in Fontainebleau) born 1948, Swiss citizen Bruno Meyenhofer held various managerial positions from 1987 to 1998 at what was then the "Winterthur", heading up the Engineering Reinsurance, Group Risk Management and Reinsurance Non-Life divisions. From 1997 to 1998 he was also a member of the Executive Board of the "Winterthur" Group. In 1998, when the "Winterthur's" reinsurance business was taken over, he joined PartnerRe, where he held the positions of COO Reinsurance from 1999 to 2002, CEO PartnerRe Global from 2002 to 2008 and Chairman PartnerRe Global from 2009 to 2010. Bruno Meyenhofer has been a member of the Board of Directors at New Reinsurance Company, Zurich, since 2011. 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