The sale enables the Talanx Group to consolidate the portfolio held byits Retail International division in Central and Eastern Europe. In line with the Group's strategy, it is focusing on profitable growth in its coremarkets, where the emphasis is on non-life business and life protection products.
The companies under the Posta Biztosító umbrella – namely the lifeinsurer Magyar Posta Életbiztosító Zrt. and the property/casualty insurer Magyar Posta Biztosító Zrt. – have been jointly held subsidiaries of Talanx AG and the Hungarian postal service since 2002. They are allocated to the Talanx Group's Retail International division. In 2021 Posta Biztosító generated gross premiums of altogether roughly EUR 350 million of which EUR 291 million are pure savings business.
The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2023 and is subject to approval by the relevant supervisory authorities. The parties have agreed not to disclose details of the selling price.
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