"Our shareholders should also benefit from the commercial success Talanx Group has achieved in the previous financial year. This further dividend increase underlines that we are upholding our consistent and attractive dividend policy," said Herbert K. Haas, Chairman of the Board of Management of Talanx AG. The gross written premiums for Talanx Group increased by 9.7 percent to EUR 31.8 (29.0) billion in 2015. Operating profit (EBIT) grew by 15.3 percent to a record high of EUR 2.2 (1.9) billion. At EUR 734 (769) million, the Group net income achieved the second-highest number in the history of the company, despite the complete goodwill impairment in the amount of EUR 155 million in the German life insurance business.
425 shareholders were represented at the Annual General Meeting at the Hannover Congress Centrum, corresponding to 91.85 percent of the company’s voting share capital.
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