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ALLIANZ RETAIL EXPANDS CORPORATE PARTNER TEAM

Press Release   •   Sep 22, 2014 10:55 BST

Allianz Retail has appointed two new business development managers to support the growth of the corporate partner division.

Basil Anderson and Pete Heath, who joined Allianz in 2011 and 2008 respectively, will be responsible for identifying and engaging with potential new corporate partners across various distribution channels. The pair will also be tasked with discovering new affinity potential within the market place.

Basil, who is currently working towards his CII diploma in general insurance, previously worked for Allianz Legal Protection as a key account developer. Prior to joining Allianz, he held positions at GE Capital Equipment Finance and RSA.

In his time at Allianz, Pete has held a number of roles including fleet motor underwriter and senior business developer, Allianz Commercial. He joined Allianz from Zurich and is currently working towards ACII accreditation.

Simon Cook, head of marketing and sales, Corporate Partner, Allianz Retail, said: “These appointments demonstrate Allianz’s commitment to investment and delivering sustainable growth in the corporate partner space. This growth will be vital as Allianz Retail looks towards becoming a top five Retail insurer in the next five years.”

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Notes to Editors

1. Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide. Around 83 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz's knowledge, global reach, capital strength and solidity to help them make the most of financial opportunities and to avoid and safeguard themselves against risks.

In 2013, around 148,000 employees in over 70 countries achieved total revenue of 110.8 billion euros.

Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide.

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