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Fireman's Fund Launches New 'Knowledge Site' at Greenbuild(R) Conference, Focusing on Climate Change and Energy

Published 11-19-08

Submitted by Allianz

BOSTON, Mass. - November 19, 2008 - Climate change, sustainability and energy are the focus of the new Fireman's Fund Insurance Company Knowledge Site (www.knowledge.firemansfund.com), which launches today during the national GreenBuild conference where Fireman's Fund is participating
as an exhibitor and sponsor.

The Knowledge Site was designed to present climate change and sustainability issues from different perspectives while focusing on proven solutions and concrete case studies.

The Web site is part of an initiative started by Fireman's Fund's parent company, Allianz SE, in 2005 known as Allianz Knowledge (www.knowledge.allianz.com). Allianz is an advocate of social change and development through a concerted effort and believes opportunities for interactive networking offered by the Internet help provide knowledge and dialogue.

The Knowledge Site ventures beyond the corporate horizon. It looks for practices among non-government organizations and other companies, drawing on expertise from the finance, science and political sectors. A growing network of leading non-governmental partners, such as the World Wide Fund for Nature and the U.S. Green Building Council, add a non-corporate perspective to the site.

"Fireman's Fund is pleased to partner with Allianz Knowledge to offer this unique 'Knowledge Site'in the United States focusing on climate change, sustainability and energy," said Greg Tacchetti, chief administrative officer of Fireman's Fund. "The Knowledge Site demonstrates our commitment to offering sustainable products, services, and solutions to reduce our carbon footprint and help our customers do the same."

Fireman's Fund led the insurance industry in 2006 with the first green insurance for commercial buildings and has continued to expand its green products and services across all lines of business including real estate, hotels, restaurants, manufacturers, builder's risk, marine, homeowners, commercial auto, recycling debris after a loss, and green loss control. In 2008 Fireman's Fund became an Energy Star(R) Partner.

About Fireman's Fund
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company is a premier property and casualty insurance company providing personal, commercial and specialty insurance products nationwide. It is rated 'AA-' by Standard & Poor's Rating Services. Fireman's Fund is a member of the Allianz Group (NYSE: AZ), one of the world's largest providers of insurance and financial services. For additional information, visit www.firemansfund.com.

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Our world is facing unprecedented challenges ranging from climate change to rapidly growing populations in some parts of the planet, and rapidly aging societies in others.

The Allianz Knowledge Partnersite focuses on these "mega-trends" and tries to create an open forum for debate. Drawing on the knowledge of countless Allianz experts, academic scholars, and NGOs, the Knowledge Site offers articles, interviews, multimedia tools and interactive features.

Why? Because we believe that through the spreading of knowledge, we can find sustainable answers to some of the problems we face today. It helps to create innovation, nurture ideas and develop the solutions we need to move forward.

You want to make a difference? Visit knowledge.allianz.com

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