We declare to the best of our knowledge that the consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with applicable accounting standards give a true and fair view of the Group’s net assets, financial position and results of operations, the Group management report presents the business development, performance and position of the Group so as to give a true and fair view of its net assets, financial position and results of operations, and the Group management report provides a description of the principal risks and uncertainties to which the Group is exposed.

The declaration for the annual financial statements of VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP Wiener Städtische Versicherung AG is issued in the annual report of this company.

The Managing Board:

Signature Dr. Günter Geyer (handwriting)

Dr. Günter Geyer

Signature Dr. Peter Hagen, Mag. Robert Lasshofer, Dr. Martin Simhandl (handwriting)

                  Dr. Peter Hagen                               Mag. Robert Lasshofer                              Dr. Martin Simhandl

Signature Ing. Martin Diviš MBA, Dr. Christine Dornaus, Franz Fuchs (handwriting)

               Ing. Martin Diviš, MBA                        Dr. Christine Dornaus                                      Franz Fuchs

Signature Dr. Judit Havasi, Mag. Peter Höfinger, Erich Leiß (handwriting)

              Dr. Judit Havasi                                      Mag. Peter Höfinger                                       Erich Leiß

Vienna, 11 March 2010