The Helvetia Group announces that the Helvetia Beteiligungen AG has taken over a share package from the Gebäudeversicherung Bern (GVB) in the Swiss National-Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG (Nationale Suisse) amounting to 5.27 per cent. With this, Helvetia Beteiligungen AG is now in the possession of a share of Nationale Suisse of a total of 12.70 per cent. Together with the Patria Co-operative, which holds a further 5.00 per cent, the Helvetia Group now exceeds the registration threshold of 15 per cent with its share of 17.70 per cent. Silence was agreed concerning the purchase price. With this purchase, Helvetia is reinforcing its position as a core shareholder.
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