Following the strong operating performance, Allianz expects the 2012 full year operating profit to exceed 9 billion euros, assuming a normal business development during the remainder of the year.
Net income growth will be comparatively lower because of further balance sheet strengthening including investment de-risking and restructuring activities, as already seen in the first nine months of 2012.
All figures are preliminary. Full results for the third quarter will be published as planned on November 9.
These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below:
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