Munich Re continues active capital management / Subordinated bond issue of around €1bn

2007/05/25

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Munich Re is preparing to issue a subordinated bond. It will be a perpetual bond and callable by Munich Re from ten years after the date of issue. Up to then, it will have a fixed coupon rate and thereafter a floating rate. Under certain conditions, which Munich Re will fulfil with this issue, subordinated bonds are treated by supervisory authorities and rating agencies as equity.

The volume of the issue and other features of the bond, such as coupon rate and offering price, will be determined in a book-building process. This is scheduled to take place – subject to market developments – after a roadshow in the week ending 1 June 2007 to present the issue to institutional investors in several European financial centres. The Company is planning a "benchmark size" issue, which in the euro market includes a volume of €1bn or over.

The transaction is part of Munich Re's active capital management in its Changing Gear programme. "We are following up our words with actions. Raising subordinated capital is one way of optimising our capital structure and hence our cost of capital", said Jörg Schneider, Munich Re's CFO. "In doing this now, we are taking advantage of the favourable capital market environment."

Munich, 25 May 2007

Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft

gez. Dr. Schneider           gez. Dr. Lawrence

The Munich Re Group operates worldwide, turning risk into value. In the financial year 2006, it achieved a profit of €3,536m, the highest in its 126-year corporate history. Its premium income amounted to approximately €37bn and its investments to around €177bn. The Group is characterised by particularly pronounced diversification, client focus and earnings stability. It has approximately 37,000 employees at over 50 locations throughout the world and operates in all lines of insurance. With premium income of around €22bn in the year 2006 from reinsurance alone, it is one of the world's leading reinsurers. Its primary insurance operations are mainly concentrated in the ERGO Insurance Group; it is the second-largest provider in the German primary insurance market and a leading player in the European insurance market in health insurance and legal expenses cover. The ERGO Insurance Group is present in 25 countries, and 33 million clients place their trust in the services, competence and security it provides.

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