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Press release   •   Nov 29, 2018 14:31 GMT

Helen Bryant, director of SME & corporate partnerships, Allianz Insurance

Allianz Insurance has appointed Helen Bryant to the role of director of SME & corporate partnerships with effect from 1 December, subject to regulatory approval. The position was previously held by David Martin who is leaving the business to take up a role with another insurer.

In her new role, Helen will be responsible for the trading and development of Allianz’s Small Business account, its commercial digital trading capabilities and managing corporate partnerships.

Helen joined Allianz in 2001 as a Management Trainee. She has previously worked as a senior manager in Allianz’s Bancassurance, Premierline and broker markets businesses. Helen was appointed as regional manager for the Central & East region in 2014 and took over the wider London, Central & East regional manager role in July 2016.

Simon McGinn, general manager commercial & personal, Allianz Insurance, commented: “Helen brings to her new role a wealth of experience from within Allianz as well as exceptional business and leadership skills. I am delighted that she will be able to build on the strong and successful business model that we have in this area.

“Helen is well regarded amongst brokers, with a clear focus on achieving positive outcomes for customers. She has an extremely impressive track record at Allianz and will, I am sure, bring clear delivery focus and strategic insight into her new area of responsibility.”

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The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 88 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz Group customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz Group is one of the world’s largest investors, managing over 650 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers while our asset managers Allianz Global Investors and PIMCO manage an additional 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2017, over 140,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenue of 126 billion euros and an operating profit of 11 billion euros for the group.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below.

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The statements contained herein may include prospects, statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.

Such deviations may arise due to, without limitation, (i) changes of the general economic conditions and competitive situation, particularly in the Allianz Group's core business and core markets, (ii) performance of financial markets (particularly market volatility, liquidity and credit events), (iii) frequency and severity of insured loss events, including from natural catastrophes, and the development of loss expenses, (iv) mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (v) persistency levels, (vi) particularly in the banking business, the extent of credit defaults, (vii) interest rate levels, (viii) currency exchange rates including the euro/US-dollar exchange rate, (ix) changes in laws and regulations, including tax regulations, (x) the impact of acquisitions, including related integration issues, and reorganization measures, and (xi) general competitive factors, in each case on a local, regional, national and/or global basis. Many of these factors may be more likely to occur, or more pronounced, as a result of terrorist activities and their consequences.

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