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    EY GmbH & Co. KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (EY) has been the external auditor of the annual and consolidated financial statements of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München (Munich Reinsurance Company) and of the Group since 1 January 2020.

    EY duly audited the annual Group and Company financial statements and the combined management report as at 31 December 2023, and issued them with an unqualified auditor’s opinion. EY also reviewed the half-year financial report as at 30 June 2023.

    Appointment of the external auditor

    As of the 2022 financial year the Annual General Meeting appoints the external auditor.

    EY was appointed as the auditor and Group auditor, as well as the auditor for the solvency balance sheets, for the 2024 financial year respectively, and as auditor for the review of the condensed financial statements and the interim management report for the first half-year of the 2024 financial year, and for any additional mid-year financial information for the 2024 financial year and the first quarter of the 2025 financial year.

    Furthermore, the Annual General Meeting appointed EY as the auditor for the sustainability reporting according to the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive for the 2024 financial year in case that the national legislator provides for the appointment by the Annual General Meeting. Besides, the audit will take place in the form of a limited assurance engagement.

    Invitation for Tenders for the Munich Re Audit Engagement

    Munich Reinsurance Company, Munich, intends to put out to tender the engagement for the audit of the company and consolidated financial statements and of the combined management report of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft, Aktiengesellschaft in München and Munich Re (Group) for the financial year 2026 (1 January 2026 to 

    31 December 2026) in accordance with Article 16 of Regulation (EU) no. 537/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 as amended from time to time ( “the EU Regulation”). The invitation for tenders will include the audit of the Solvency II balance sheet at company and group level, the review of the combined non-financial statement/sustainability report as well as the review of the condensed interim consolidated financial statements and the interim management report for Munich Re for the first half of the 2026 financial year. 

    The following public-interest entities included in Munich Re’s consolidated financial statements each intend to simultaneously put the engagement for the audit of their financial statements out to tender in accordance with Article 16 of the EU Regulation. The content of the audits can be found in the tender documents of the companies concerned. 

    ERGO Versicherung Aktiengesellschaft, Austria

    D.A.S. Société anonyme belge d'assurances de Protection Juridique, Belgium

    DKV Belgium S.A., Belgium

    ERGO Insurance N.V., Belgium

    ERV Evropská pojišt'ovna a.s., Czech Republic

    Europaeiske Rejseforsikring A/S, Denmark

    ERGO Insurance SE, Estonia

    DKV Deutsche Krankenversicherung Aktiengesellschaft, Germany

    ERGO DIREKT Versicherung AG, Germany

    ERGO Krankenversicherung AG, Germany

    ERGO Lebensversicherung Aktiengesellschaft, Germany

    ERGO Reiseversicherung AG, Germany

    ERGO Versicherung Aktiengesellschaft, Germany

    ERGO Vorsorge Lebensversicherung AG, Germany

    Great Lakes Insurance SE, Germany

    nexible Versicherung AG, Germany

    Victoria Lebensversicherung Aktiengesellschaft, Germany

    ERGO Insurance Company Single Member S.A., Greece

    ERGO Life Insurance SE, Lithuania

    ERGO Life S.A., Luxembourg

    Munich Re of Malta p.l.c., Malta

    Munich Re PCC Limited, Malta

    Storebrand Helseforsikring AS, Norway

    Sopockie Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen Ergo Hestia Spolka Akcyjna, Poland

    Sopockie Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen na Zycie Ergo Hestia Spolka Akcyjna, Poland

    DKV Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A. Española, Spain

    ERGO Generales Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A., Spain

    ERGO Vida Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A., Spain

    Unión Médica la Fuencisla, S.A., Compañía de Seguros, Spain

    Other subsidiaries in addition to those listed above for which an audit is to be performed will be included in the invitation for tenders. Since the requirements of Article 16 of the EU Regulation do not apply to those subsidiaries, they will be subject to a simplified tender process.

    Interested auditors and audit firms were able to express their interest in the relevant invitation for tenders by 6 p.m. CET on 12 February 2024.