Worldwide GWP for 1998 (£000s):

Worldwide GWP for 1998 (£000s):
£22,889,333 (1997: £13,898,400)

Chief officer:
Alfonso Desiata (chairman)

Born in Bojano, near Campobasso, in 1933, Alfonso Desiata graduated in economics at Pisa university and joined Assicurazioni Generali in 1960. After a series of spells with various domestic and foreign companies within the group, he returned to the company's head office at Trieste where he has remained ever since.

In June 1978 Mr Desiata became managing director of the company and went on to become its chairman in April 1999. Shortly afterwards he relinquished the post of chairman at Allcanza Assicurazioni, a group company which he had led since June 1990. Since April 1997 Desiata has been chairman of the Italian Insurers' Federation.

Year company established:

Address, telephone and fax numbers of European head office:
Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi 2
34132 Trieste
Tel: +39 040 6711
Fax: +39 040 460 190/1/2

Key general insurance personnel:
Francesco Cingano (vice-chairman)
Gianfranco Gutty (vice chairman/managing director)
Fabio Cerchiai (managing director)

Other Executive Committee Members:
Eugenio Coppola di Canzano
Luigi Lucchini
Gerando Broggini
Tito Bastianello

Major Shareholders:
Mediobanca, Spafid, Banca d'Italia, Euralux S.A., Chase Manhattan Bank, Lehmann brothers International (Europe)

Domestic subsidiaries/associated companies:
Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A
Aurora Assicurazioni S.p.A.
Alleanza Assicurazioni S.p.A.
Friuli-Venezia Giulla Assicurazioni "La Carnica" S.p.A.
Agricoltura Assicurazioni Societa Mutua
Navale Assicurazioni S.p.A.
Trieste e Venezia Assicurazioni - Genertel S.p.A
La Venezla Assicurazioni S.p.A
UMS Generali Marine S.p.A
Societa Italiana Assicurazioni Danni S.p.A.
Timavo Guita S.p.A
Prime Augusta Vita S.p.A.
Adria Vita S.p.A.
ASSIBA Societa di Assicurazioni S.p.A
Risparmio Assicurazioni S.p.A.
Risparmio Vita Assicurazioni S.p.A
Cassa e Generali Vita
Europ Assistance Italia S.p.A

Foreign subsidiaries/Associated Companies:
Generali France Assurances S.A. France
Compagnie Continentale d'Assurances S.A, France
La Fédération Continentale Compagnie d'Assurances sur la Vie, France
L'Equité Compagnie d'Assurances et de Reassurances contre les risques de toute nature S.A., France
Européenne de Protection Juridique S.A. France
La France Vie Compagnie d'Assurances sur la Vie S.A., France
AM Prudence SA, France
Prudence Vie S.A. France
GFA Caraibes SA, France
Prudence Créole SA, France
GPA-Vie SA, France
Proxima SA, France
Europ Assistance Holding SA, France
Europ Assistance France SA, France
Generali Lloyd AG, Germany
Dialog Lebensversicherungs-AG, Germany
Dialog Versicherungs-AG, Germany
Generali Rechtsschutzversicherungs-AG, Germany
Generali-Lloyd Versicherungs-AG, Germany
Generali Krankenversicherungs-AG, Germany
Generali Lloyd Lebensversicherungs AG, Germany
Futura Lebensversicherungs AG, Germany
AMB Aachener und Muenchner Beteiligungs-AG
Aachener und Muenchner Lebensversicherung, Germany
Aachener und Muenchner Versicherungs AG, Germany
Volksfuersorge Deutsche Lebensversicherung AG, Germany
Volksfuersorge Deutsche Sachversicherung AG, Germany
Volksfuersorge Krankenversicherung AG, Germany
Thuringia Versicherungs AG, Germany
Central Krankenversicherung AG, Germany
Europ-Assistance Versicherungs AG, Germany
Cosmos Lebensversicherungs, Germany
Cosmos Versicherungs AG, Germany
Cosmos Krankenversicherungs AG, Germany
SAVAG Saarbruecker Versicherungs AG, Germany
AdvoCard Rechtsschutzversicherungs AG, Germany
Europ Assistance Insurance Ltd, Great Britain
Generali Levensverzekering Maatschappij NV, Netherlands
NV Schadeverzekering Maatschappij de Nederlanden van 1870, Netherlands
NV Levensverzekering Maatschappij Eerste Hollandsche, Netherlands
Generali Schadeverzekering Maatschappij, Netherlands
Banco Vitallcio de Espana Compania Anonima de Seguros y Reaseguros, Spain
La Estrella SA de Seguros y Reaseguros, Spain
BCH Vida SA de Seguros y Reaseguros, Spain
BCH Seguros Générales SA, Spain
Europ Assistance Espana SA de Seguros y Reaseguros, Spain
Generali Belgium SA
Europaea Assurance Protection Juridique SA, Belgium
Europ Assistance (Belgium) SA
Generali Life - Hellenic Insurance Company AE, Greece
Generali Hellas AE Asfaliseon Zimlon, Greece
Volksfuersorge Reinsurance Company Ltd, Ireland
Cosmos Reinsurance Company Ltd, Ireland
Generali Luxembourg SA Compagnie Luxembourgeoise d'Assurances
Europ Assistance Société d' Assistance, Luxembourg
Generali Vida Companhia de Seguros SA, Portugal
Europ Assistance, Portugal
Generali Worldwide Insurance Company, Guernsey
Generali International, Guernsey
Generali Ruckversicherung AG
Generali Holding Vienna AG, Austria
Europaische Reiseversicherungs-AG, Austria
Generali Versicherung-AG, Austria
Interunfall Versicherung-AG, Austria
Generali Assurances Générales, Switzerland
Generali Personenversicherungen, Switzerland
Fortuna Lebens-Versicherung-Gesellschaft, Switzerland
Fortuna Rechtsschutz-Versichering -Gesellschaft, Switzerland
Secura Versicherungsgesellschaft, Switzerland
Secura Lebensversicherungsgesellschaft, Switzerland
Generali Sigorta AS, Turkey
Europai Utazasi Rt, Hungary
Generali Pojistovna as, Czech Republic
Generali Asigurari SA, Romania
Generali SKB Zavarovainica, Slovenia
Generali Poistovna as, Slovakia
Generali Zycia Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen SA, Poland
Generali Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen SA, Poland
Fortuna Lebensversicherung-Gesellschaft, Liechtenstein
Business Men's Assurance Company of America, United States
Generali Argentina Compania de Seguros Patrimoniales SA, Argentina
Generali Compania de Seguros de Retiro SA, Argentina
Generali Argentina Vida Compania de Seguros de Vida SA, Argentina
Caja de Seguros de Vida SA, Argentina
Caja de Seguros SA, Argentina
Caja de Seguros de Retiro SA, Argentina
Instituto de Seguro de Misiones SA, Argentina
Generali do Brazil Companhia Nacional de Seguros, Brazil
Generali Colombia Vida - Compania de Seguros SA, Colombia
Generali Columbia Seguros Générales SA, Colombia
La Nacional Compania de Seguros SA, Ecuador
Asegurdora General SA, Guatemala
Generali Mexico Compania de Seguros SA, Mexico
Seguros Banorte Generali SA de CV, Mexico
Pensiones Banorte Generali SA de CV, Mexico
Generali Peru Compania de Seguros y Reaseguros SA, Peru
Migdal Insurance Company Ltd, Israel
Hamagen Insurance Company Ltd, Israel,
Samson Insurance Company Ltd, Israel
Generali Pilipinas Life Assurance Co Inc, Philippines
Generali Pilipinas Assurance Co Inc, Philippines

Worldwide net written premium for 1998 (£000s):

Worldwide net written premium 1997 (£000s):