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1 Allianz Global Investors’ Expertise in European Equities
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2 Leading Global Asset Manager under the Umbrella of a Solid Global Corporation
Identifying solutions for its customers since 1889 Exploiting financial opportunities Managing / hedging risks Global leader in property, accident, health and life insurance Extremely solid with an excellent capital base: Very good credit ratings1: S&P: AA; Moody’s: Aa3 Solvency ratio2: 182% Identifying solutions for successful investment on the capital markets since 1949 Equities account for some 40% of the AUM European equities sum up to 38 bn EUR AUM3 Recognized expert in equity analysis (top five in Europe) In-depth insights into companies and markets Holistic risk management 1 S&P's rating of insurers' financial strength: AA, stable outlook, as at: 04/11/2013. Moody’s: Aa3, stable outlook, as at: 07/03/2014. The solvency ratio measures an institution's liable capital relative to its weighted risk assets and off-balance sheet business (contingent liabilities), weighted by the degree of credit risk. As at: 31/12/2013. Source: Allianz Global Investors; European Equity AUM (incl. Systematic Eq und Customized Balanced) as at end of December 2013.

3 Milestones in Europe – Milestones of Our Equity Expertise
1949 Birth of the Federal Republic of Germany 1950s and '60s Birth of the EEC Germany's economy soars 1970s First expansion of the EEC (GB, DK, IE) Oil crises 1980s Southern Europe joins (GR, PT, ES), free movement of goods within the EEA 1990s German reunification, EU grows to include SE, FI and AT The euro is introduced Since 2000 Expansion to include Eastern Europe Debt crisis in the periphery Long-term conviction: Conviction Strategy (2000) Regular income with dividends: Allianz European Equity Dividend (2009) Interesting alternative for any market phase: Allianz Discovery Europe Strategy (2010) and Allianz Discovery Germany Strategy (2011) Establishment of Allianz Global Investors / Adig as Germany's first investment company (1949) Benefiting from the German economic miracle: Fondak (first German equity fund, 1950); Concentra (1956) European integration: Industria (1959) Return to focus on substance: Value style Allianz Vermögensbildung Deutschland (1970) New sales markets, new growth opportunities: Growth style Allianz Wachstum Europa (1986) Exploiting opportunities in Europe: Launch of special European country funds (1988) Small / mid caps offer more: Allianz Nebenwerte Deutschland (1996); Allianz European Small Cap Equity (1999) Dynamic growth: Eastern European convergence Allianz Emerging Europe Equity (1997) Allianz Global Investors – Experts in European equities for over 60 years

4 The Key to Our Equity Expertise in Europe – Understanding Companies and Trends
Recognized research expertise independently confirmed (top five in Europe) Allianz Global Investors has been analysing European companies for decades Novo Nordisk 1974 Knowing companies in detail – often since they first went public: More than 3,000 contacts and visits to companies in Europe each year Of which some 1,000 meetings are with small and mid caps that receive little or no attention from external analysts Identifying key changes in a company's surroundings early on (competitors, laws, technology): 86 specialized analysts on three continents Assessing the prospects of companies and products in the global market Internationally networked analysts with specialist sector knowledge Reality checks by our own in-house GrassrootsSM Research1 (more than 300 external field researchers on all continents) Established in 1949 Vodafone 1988 SAP 1988 L'Oréal 1964 Richemont (Cartier) 1988 ENI 1995 Inditex (Zara) 2001 Tod's 2000 IPOs of selected companies Identifying investment trends early on – Structuring portfolios accordingly This does not constitute a recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any particular security. 1 GrassrootsSM Research is a division within the Allianz Global Investors group of companies that conducts investigative research for asset management professionals. Research data used to generate GrassrootsSM Research reports are received from reporters and field researchers who work as independent, third party research providers, supplying research that is paid for by commissions generated by trades executed on behalf of clients. 4

5 Specialized European Equity Teams with Access to a Global Organization
Europe 175 investment professionals Global centres of investment competence USA 111 investment professionals London Asia investment professionals Frankfurt Paris San Francisco Dallas New York San Diego Tokyo Hong Kong Singapore Experienced Fund managers with many years of experience in the industry, globally networked Specialised Specialist teams for all key strategies Independent The teams' independence gives them enormous flexibility when making investment decisions Networked Regular exchange of information and ideas with local experts Global Local presence embedded in a large organization under the umbrella of a global corporation: Source Allianz Global Investors: All figures as at 31/12/2013

6 Closely Interlinked: Fund Management and In-House Research
European Equity Management Growth Small / Mid Cap Value Dividend / Income Market Neutral Conviction Emerging Europe Direkt Up to date Transparent Informed Macro-economic and global allocation research Fundamental equity and sector research GrassrootsSM Research Sustainability research Quantitative research In-house communications network ("Chatter"): Direct exchange of information and analysis in real time

7 Recognized Quality and Expertise in Europe
Morningstar ratings of selected equity funds1,2 Awards in recognition of our expertise Allianz Europe Equity Growth (A-EUR) Allianz Euroland Equity Growth (A-EUR) Allianz German Equity (AT-EUR) Allianz Nebenwerte Deutschland (I-EUR) Allianz Emerging Europe (I-EUR) Allianz Actions Euro Convictions (C-EUR) Allianz European Equity Dividend (IT-EUR) Allianz Europe Small Cap Equity (A-EUR) Allianz Vermögensbildung Europa (A-EUR) Award for service quality in a company Allianz Global Investors has been awarded the title "Greenwich Quality Leader" in Germany for the third consecutive time Award for research Thomson Reuters Extel Survey 2013 – Allianz Global Investors among the top five in Europe Awards for our funds Allianz Global Investors has won 36 Euro Finanzen Fund Awards for 24 funds spread over all asset classes This year, 11 funds have received a total of 17 awards in various asset classes in Germany: yet again, the best result achieved by any German-based fund company Award for fund management Pan Europe Equity Fund of the Year: Allianz Europe Equity Growth 1 Ratings as at: March Also awarded 5 stars: Allianz Wachstum Euroland (A-EUR). Also awarded 4 stars: Allianz Wachstum Europa (A-EUR), Concentra (A-EUR). 2 A ranking, rating or recognition is not an indicator of future developments and is subject to change over time.

8 Invest in Performance Made in Europe with Allianz Global Investors
65 years of competence Optimal resources Recognized expertise European equities have been a core competence since 1949 Close ties to European companies for decades Flexible, independent teams for each strategy Experienced analysts with sector knowledge on 3 continents Top-rate risk management 12 flagship funds rated 4 or 5 stars by Morningstar Award-winning research Award-winning service quality + +

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