Dividend Notice 2009

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Annual General Meeting 2009

Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft
Aktiengesellschaft in München

– ISIN DE0008430026 (WKN 843 002) –

Dividend Notice

The Annual General Meeting of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft on 22 April 2009 voted for a dividend of €5.50 per share to be paid on each share entitled to dividend.

The dividend, which will be subject to deduction of 25% German withholding tax, 5.5% solidarity surcharge on the tax withheld (a total of 26.375%) and, where applicable, also church tax on the tax withheld, will be paid out as from 23 April 2009 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. 12 to the following paying agent:

Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG
or any of its branches

For shareholders subject to taxation in Germany, the dividend will be paid out without deduction of withholding tax, solidarity surcharge and, where applicable, church tax if they have provided their depository bank with a "Nichtveranlagungsbescheinigung" (certificate from the competent German tax authority confirming that they are not subject to a German tax assessment procedure). The same applies in whole or in part to shareholders who have submitted an exemption application form to their depository bank, provided that the tax exemption amounts allowed for in this application have not already been exhausted by other investment income.

With the deduction of tax, the German income tax for private investment income is deemed to have been paid (introduction of the flat tax rate on 1 January 2009). Independent of this, application may be made to have the dividend assessed together with other investment income if this is likely to lead to a lower individual income tax burden.

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. Applications for the refund of withholding tax must be submitted to the German Federal Central Tax Office, 53225 Bonn, Germany, no later than 31 December 2013.

Munich, April 2009

The Board of Management

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