Dividend Notice 2008

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Annual General Meeting 2008

Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft
Aktiengesellschaft in München

– ISIN DE0008430026 (WKN 843 002) –

Dividend Notice

The Annual General Meeting of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft on
17 April 2008 voted for a dividend of €5.50 per share to be paid on each share entitled to dividend.

Payment of the dividend, which will be subject to deduction of 20% German withholding tax and 5.5% solidarity surcharge on the tax withheld (a total of 21.1%), will be made as from 18 April 2008 as follows:


  • For registered shares held in joint custody in the German giro transfer system, the dividend will be paid via Clearstream Banking AG, Frankfurt am Main, to the shareholders' banks, which will credit the relevant amounts to the shareholders' accounts.

  • Payment for shares still held in certificated form will be made against submission of Dividend Coupon No. 11 to the following paying agent:

Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG
with all of its branches

Shareholders subject to taxation in Germany can offset the tax withheld against assessed tax in their assessment for German income tax or corporation tax. The solidarity surcharge withheld can be offset against the assessed solidarity surcharge. No imputation tax credit is involved in the dividend payment.

Withholding tax and solidarity surcharge will not be withheld in the case of shareholders liable to German taxation who have given their bank a "Nichtveranlagungsbescheinigung" (certificate from the German tax authorities that they are not subject to an assessment procedure). The same applies to such shareholders who have submitted a "Freistellungsauftrag" with sufficient exemption volume (German application for exemption from withholding tax).

For shareholders subject to tax assessment in Germany, the dividend will be taxable in accordance with the provisions of German corporation and income tax law (half-income method).

For foreign shareholders, the withholding tax and the solidarity surcharge withheld may be reduced pursuant to the existing agreements for the avoidance of double taxation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the respective foreign country. The application for a refund of withholding tax must be submitted to the Bundeszentralamt für Steuern, 53225 Bonn, Germany, no later than 31 December 2012.

Munich, April 2008

The Board of Management

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