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Hitt og þetta 10. apríl 2006

TrygVesta appoints head of health care and pensions

TrygVesta has appointed Jens Stener head of the Health Care and Pensions unit. Stener previously held a position with the DaimlerChrysler Group

TrygVesta has appointed Jens Stener, 39, head of health care and pensions as part of the Group's efforts to strengthen this area. Stener was as Vice President for Business Operations Management, with the DaimlerChrysler Group, in charge of the Danish and Swedish distribution networks. Holding a BSc in economics and business administration and an HD graduate diploma, Stener has attended further training programmes at IMD and Insead. He also has executive training as an officer in the Danish army.

Stener will take up his position with TrygVesta on 19 June 2006, reporting to Stig Ellkier-Pedersen, member of the Group Executive Management.

Health care - a rapidly growing area TrygVesta's Health Care and Pensions unit is responsible for business innovation, development and the sale of products, concepts and programmes in the health care and pension area, including services provided by business partners, such as Nordea Liv & Pension.

- We are making a strong commitment. These areas are sure to become major drivers of TrygVesta's future growth, not least in connection with the continuing evolution of the welfare society. The new unit will be a major contributor, enabling us to play a part in developing the market and positioning ourselves strongly, says Ellkier-Pedersen.

Initial efforts will focus on influencing demand and business potential in the Danish market. Future efforts include building competencies on a Nordic scale and coordinating and developing common concepts for the business areas in the individual markets.

For additional information, please contact Stig Ellkier-Pedersen, member of the Group Executive Management, phone: +45 40 54 47 21 Mette Marie Nielsen, Communication Consultant, phone: +45 22 96 16 90

Facts about TrygVesta TrygVesta is the second-largest general insurer in the Nordic region. The Group comprises Tryg, Denmark's largest general insurer, Vesta, Norway's third largest insurer, Norwegian Enter and Danish guarantee insurer Dansk Kaution. TrygVesta also has a rapidly growing branch in Finland and is establishing a presence in Sweden through a branch of Tryg Forsikring A/S. TrygVesta has some 3,700 employees and the Group's insurance products provide protection for more than two million private individuals.