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Zurich and Santander sign definitive agreements on long-term alliance in Latin America


Zurich – Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) announced that it has signed definitive agreements with Banco Santander SA (Santander) to enter into a long-term alliance in Latin America. Scope, structure and key financial terms are materially unchanged from what was announced on February 22, 2011. The parties expect to close the transaction before the end of the year, subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals.

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See Zurich’s news release of February 22, 2011 on

Supplemental information about the transaction is published as a presentation and as a replay of the telephone conference of February 22, 2011 on our Web site at

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Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich Financial Services Ltd (ZURN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program (ZFSVY), which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at


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