in September 2006, Gothaer Allgemeine issued a € 250 million hybrid bond to German and international investors which turned out to be quite a winner. Thanks to a very successful pan-European road show and in spite of the fact that it was our Group's first capital markets transaction, we were able to sell 56% of the bond to investors outside of Germany.
During our road show, some investors asked us about Gothaer's investor relations. Since we are a very traditional mutual insurance group, we may well have not given investor relations their due up to this point. German law only requires us to publish our financial statements annually. Nonetheless, we are now publishing these investor relations pages in the web in answer to your demand for more information.
Although we do not plan to publish quarterly reports for the time being, we will supply you with a wealth of information about Gothaer. On our website, you will find ad hoc announcements, our semi-annual Press Conference presentation, analyst reports regarding Gothaer as well as a variety of other up-to-date corporate information. Peruse this information at your leisure and we believe you will find everything necessary for an accurate and up-to-date assessment of the current developments in our Group.
We hope that you will find all the information that you require. Nonetheless, we would welcome your feedback regarding this website; in particular, we look forward to your suggestions as to how we can make our site even better. Otherwise, if you have further questions regarding the information presented here or need any other facts about Gothaer, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
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