GWP less treaty (2001): £611m

Includes gross written premiums less treaty for:
Groupama Insurance: £577m
Groupama General Insurance: £33m

Address: 2 Minster Lane, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7FB

Tel: 020 7623 5280
Fax: 020 7220 0450

History: Groupama Insurances' two subsidiaries have traditions in insurance dating back more than 150 years. The UK Group's parent company can trace its origins back to

1840 and has grown from its roots in the French agricultural community. It now conducts business in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Chief officer: Pierre Lefévre

Biography: Lefévre joined AXA Belgium in 1984 and held a number of senior positions before becoming general manager for property and casualty. He moved to the UK's AXA

Insurance in 1994 where he was chairman and chief executive, before becoming chairman of the board of AXA Netherlands in 1997. He joined Groupama Insurances in March 2002 as

chairman and chief executive.

UK branches:6

UK staff (average for 2002): 1,000

Major shareholders: Caisse Centrale Des Assurances Mutuelles Agricoles

Main lines of business: Personal insurance (home and motor), commercial insurance (SMEs, commercial packages, motor fleet and tradesmen), healthcare (accident, sickness,

PMI and cashplans)