Nationale Suisse : Personnel changes in the Nationale Suisse Board of Directors

    Nationale Suisse : Personnel changes in the Nationale Suisse Board of
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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.

Brief profile

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Key dates                               
Publication of Annual Report 2012       27.03.2013
Media conference to announce financial  27.03.2013
results
at Widder Hotel, Zurich            27.03.2013
Financial analysts' conference
at Widder Hotel, Zurich                 06.05.2013
Annual General Meeting, Basel

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