Country: Germany
Net premiums written 1999: $709m (£498.3m)
Head office:
Riethorst 2
D30633 Hannover
Tel: +49 511 645 0
Fax: +49 511 645 45 45

Year established: 1903
Parent: The HDI Group

1903 Founded by German industry as industrial
insurer in Frankfurt
1904 Domicile in Saarbrücken
1919 Head office transferred to Hanover
1920 Foundation of Feuerschadenverband
rheinisch-westfälischer Zechen, Bochum (Fire
Damage Association of Rhineland-Westphalian Collieries) a subsequent merger partner f HDI
1923 Foundation of reinsurer E+S
Rückversicherungs, Hanover
1966 Foundation of Hannover Rückversicherungs-
AG (Hannover Re), Hanover
1970 HDI merges with Feuerschadenverband
1987 Foundation of HST Hannover
Sicherheitstechnik, Hanover
1991 Foundation of HDI Leben, Hanover
1994 Foundation of HDI International Holding,
The Hague Hannover Re goes public
1996 Acquisition of today's Aspecta
Lebensversicherung, Hamburg
Acquisition of today's CiV Versicherung,
1997 Acquisition of BNC Assicurazioni,
Rome. Takeover of 100% of Hannover
Paulista Seguros, São Paulo, Brazil
Hannover Re takes over portfolio of Skandia
International, Stockholm
1998 HDI founds PB Lebensversicherung and
PB Versicherung in joint venture with
Post and Postbank
Hannover Re acquires Clarendon Insurance
Group, New York

Chief officer: Wolf-Dieter Baumgartl