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Kielholz, Walter 

Mr. Walter B. Kielholz is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at Swiss Re Ltd since May 1, 2009. Additionally, he has been Chairman of the Chairman's and Governance Committee at the Company. He served as Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board at Swiss Re from 2007 until May 1, 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Kielholz was Executive Vice Chairman from January 1, 2003. He studied Business Administration at Universitaet St. Gallen (University of St. Gallen) and graduated in 1976 with a Master degree in Business Finance and Accounting. His career began at the General Reinsurance Corporation, Zurich. After working in the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy, Mr. Kielholz assumed responsibility for the company's European marketing. In 1986, he joined Credit Suisse, Zurich, where Mr. Kielholz was responsible for client relations with large-sized insurance groups in the multinational services department. At the beginning of 1989, he joined Swiss Re, Zurich. Mr. Kielholz became Member of the Executive Board in January 1993 and was Swiss Re's Chief Executive Officer from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2002. In June 1998, he was elected to Swiss Re’s Board of Directors, which at the same time appointed him Executive Director. Mr. Kielholz was elected to the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group in 1999. From January 1, 2003 till 2009 he was Chairman of that company’s Board of Directors. In addition, he is Chairman of the European Financial Round Table (EFR) and Member of the Board (President in 2006/2007) of the International Monetary Conference, among others.

Basic Compensation

Total Annual Compensation, CHF 2,939,000
Restricted Stock Award, CHF --
Long-Term Incentive Plans, CHF --
All Other, CHF 1,955,000
Fiscal Year Total, CHF 4,894,000

Options Compensation

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