EANS-Adhoc: Vienna Insurance Group: 2010: Confirmation of the profit forecast 2011: Increase in pre-tax profit of 10 percent expected

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In today´s meeting of the supervisory board of the Vienna Insurance Group AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe, the managing board advised that the target increase in pre-tax profit of at least 10 percent for the current business year is to be attained as planned.

The reason for this is the sustainable development of the Group in its core markets of Central and Eastern Europe as well as the effect of the group-wide measures designed to increase efficiency which are to come to a conclusion in 2010 according to plan.

The management of the Vienna Insurance Group expects this trend to continue also in 2011. Hence for 2011, pre-tax profit is expected to rise by approximately 10 percent again, with an increase in premium volume in the single-digit percentage range. This is provided there are no significant deterioration in economic and legal conditions and no dramatic developments in terms of losses from natural catastrophes.

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issuer: Vienna Insurance Group Schottenring 30 A-1011 Wien phone: +43(0)50 350-21919 FAX: +43(0)50 350 99-23303 mail: investor.relations@vig.com WWW: www.vig.com sector: Insurance ISIN: AT0000908504 indexes: WBI, ATX Prime, ATX

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Wiener Versicherung Gruppe
1010 Wien, Schottenring 30

Alexander Jedlicka
Public Relations
Tel.: +43 (0)50 350 21029
Fax: +43 (0)50 350 99 21029
E-Mail: alexander.jedlicka@vig.com

Thomas Schmee
Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 (0)50 350-21900
Fax: +43 (0)50 350 99-21900
E-Mail: thomas.schmee@vig.com