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2008 Natural Catastrophes Report – Invitation to Webinar for Journalists – January 15th 2009


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    Munich Re and the Insurance Information Institute invite you to participate in a webinar on Thursday, January 15 at 11:00 am EST that will provide an overview of 2008 natural catastrophes.

    Topics will include:

    • An update of US catastrophe activity (statistics and major events, including hurricane, flood, tornado and wildfire losses) How did 2008 compare to prior years?
    • An update of global catastrophe activity (statistics and major events, including the Chinese earthquake, Myanmar cyclone and European windstorm.) Are global events increasing in frequency and severity?
    • How is global warming likely influencing trends?
    • What are the economic implications of the significant natural catastrophes that occurred this year?
    This media information contains forward-looking statements that are based on current assumptions and forecasts of the management of Munich Re. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the forward-looking statements given here and the actual development, in particular the results, financial situation and performance of Munich Re. The company assumes no liability to update these forward-looking statements or to make them conform to future events or developments.