Hannover, 25 September 2009: Hannover Re was the proud recipient of two awards yesterday evening in New York: the highly respected international trade magazine ’Reactions‘ crowned Hannover Re ’Best Global Reinsurance Company’ at its annual awards ceremony. Hannover Re was also named ’Best Global Reinsurance Company for Specialty Lines‘. This category encompasses inter alia the aviation and marine reinsurance segments, in which the company ranks among the market leaders.

"We are delighted to receive these awards, which reflect the ’Reactions’ readers' appreciation of our successful business model. Going forward we shall continue to do everything in our power to be a reliable and financially strong partner for our clients", Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Wallin observed.

Prizes are awarded on the basis of votes cast by the readers of ’Reactions‘. They include insurers and reinsurers worldwide as well as insurance and reinsurance brokers and service providers.

For further information please contact:

Press and Public Relations / Investor Relations:
Stefan Schulz
Tel.: +49 511 5604-1500

Press and Public Relations:
Gabriele Handrick
Tel.: +49 511 5604-1502

Investor Relations:
Klaus Paesler
Tel.: +49 511 5604-1736