Zurich Insurance Ireland to change its name

Zurich Financial Services Group has announced that Zurich Insurance Ireland, the group's Ireland-based European general insurance risk carrier, will have changed its name and incorporation status to Zurich Insurance Public Limited Company (ZIP) with effect from 1 January, 2009. The change of status to ZIP will not change any of its business relationships, credit ratings or mode of operations. Documentation for all ZIP branches will be updated to reflect this change of name.