Dear Clients and Business Partners,

At Hannover Re, we support the measures taken by the public sector to reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and slow the spread of the virus. We are keenly aware of our responsibility to our clients and we know that a reliable partnership is absolutely vital to our customers – especially in difficult times of crisis such as these.

While we are taking care to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, we shall therefore do everything in our power to assure continuing business operations and offer our customers the level of service to which they are accustomed.

A large number of our employees around the world are now using the capabilities of mobile working. In this way, we are responding to the large-scale closure of kindergartens and schools in Germany and other countries and to more extensive quarantine measures being taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

To date, Hannover Re has not experienced any significant impacts of the coronavirus on its business operations. Our risk management is geared to preserving Hannover Re's robust financial strength. By conducting stress tests, e.g. for pandemics or capital market distortions, we have continuously reviewed the resilience of our financial strength.

Our employees are committed to ensuring that Hannover Re remains a reliable partner for you. We wish you and all your employees the very best and hope that you are able to stay healthy in these difficult times.

Jean-Jacques Henchoz

Chief Executive Officer