Orlando, Florida, February 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America “Hannover Life Re”, announced today the appointment of David Wheat as Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1, 2010. David will be based in the company’s Orlando, Florida office.

David has over 25 years experience in the insurance industry. In his most recent position, David served as the Chief Financial Officer of ING Americas, leading finance and risk activities across the United States, Canada and Latin America. Prior to joining ING Americas, David was a partner in the Ernst & Young Insurance Practice.

David is a certified public accountant, FLMI, and graduate of the University of Louisville.

With Hannover Life Re, David will head the Finance, Corporate Actuarial, Treasury, Risk Management, and Controller functions. “We are excited to have David join the Hannover Life Re team,” commented Pete Schaefer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hannover Life Re. “His knowledge and experience will greatly enhance our ability to fulfil our mission by adding value for our customers and the Hannover Re group.”

About Hannover Life Re

Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America "Hannover Life Re“, is the North American life and health reinsurance subsidiary of Hannover Re Group. Hannover Life Re is licensed and/or accredited in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. With a gross premium of around 8 billion euro, Hannover Re Group is one of the leading reinsurance groups in the world. It maintains business relations with more than 5,000 insurance companies in about 150 countries. Hannover Re is rated "AA-" by Standard & Poor’s and "A" by A.M. Best. Additional information about the Company can be obtained from its web site at www.hlramerica.com

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