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Corporate Governance

Responsible and sustainable corporate governance is of central importance to the Swiss Life Group.

Swiss Life structures its corporate governance openly and transparently in the interests of its shareholders, policyholders and employees, taking account of leading national and international corporate governance standards.

The corporate governance of Swiss Life Holding Ltd (Swiss Life Holding) is based on the relevant provisions issued by the SIX Swiss Exchange and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and is modelled in particular on the Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance issued by the Swiss Business Federation “economiesuisse”, as well as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) principles on corporate governance.

The measures and mechanisms implemented by Swiss Life to ensure good corporate governance work well in practice. Specific adjustments are examined on an ongoing basis, however, in order to adapt the management and control tools and disclosure to current circumstances and to implement further improvements.

This report describes the essential features of corporate governance within the Swiss Life Group. The structure below largely follows the Annex to the Directive on Information Relating to Corporate Governance issued by the SIX Swiss Exchange, which came into force on 20 March 2018. The compensation report takes into consideration the regulations on transparency stipulated in the Compensation Ordinance and FINMA circular 2010/1 on minimum standards for remuneration schemes of financial institutions.