Orlando, Florida, March 31, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America “Hannover Life Re”, announced today the launch of a new version of ASCENT. The new version was released last Friday, March 26, 2010.

ASCENT is a leading edge web-based guide providing the most current information needed for assessing risks. ASCENT is designed to meet the needs of Underwriters at all experience levels. ASCENT incorporates a wealth of supporting documentation, illustrations, considerations, and other tools while also making all ratings accessible in just two clicks if desired.

The new release includes an enhanced security feature along with a fresh new look and design. The new launch continues to maintain the user-friendly, intuitive aspect of ASCENT, while also adding additional functionality to the system. Users will also find an update to the medical sections, specifically the sections on Prostate and Breast Cancer. Kevin Oldani, Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriter of Hannover Life Re commented, “We are excited about this new release and feel it demonstrates our continuing effort to have a state-of-the-art life underwriting manual.”

For more information on ASCENT, please visit the company’s web site at www.hlramerica.com

About Hannover Life Re

Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America "Hannover Life Re“, which is licensed and/or accredited in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is the North American life and health reinsurance subsidiary of Hannover Re Group. With a gross premium of around 10 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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