The Vienna Insurance Group has kept the promise it made to shareholders, on the occasion of its capital increase two years ago, to expand its position in Austria and in the CEE growth market: In Austria, its market leadership was further broadened, and the Vienna Insurance Group is clearly Number 1 on the market. In the CEE region, through targeted acquisitions and explosive organic growth, the Vienna Insurance Group has climbed to the Number 1 spot in non-life insurance. In the process, the Group has taken the lead over well-known international competitors. Each and every company belonging to the Vienna Insurance Group has made a valuable contribution to this history of success, as is shown in the next section from the example of selected countries. With its over 21.000 employees in 23 countries, the Vienna Insurance Group is thereby taking impressive advantage of the opportunities and large growth potential presented by a united Europe. The ambition to rise to the position of Number 1 overall in the CEE region is both our motivation and objective for the future.