2020

16.01.2020 – Helvetia Holding AG

Helvetia Venture Fund is taking part in the second round of investments of the German mobility start-up Chargery

Media release

St. Gallen, 16 January 2020

Helvetia Venture Fund is taking part in the second round of investments of the German mobility start-up Chargery

Together with Vinci B.V. the Helvetia Venture Fund is investing for a second time in Chargery. The German start-up is a full-service provider for e-mobility.

The Helvetia Venture Fund and Vinci B.V. are investing in Chargery for a second time and thus consolidating their participation in the German start-up. Both risk capital providers invested in the company last summer. Chargery is taking over all the operations from shared mobility providers with a combination of innovative software and numerous services. In recent months the young company experienced strong growth and expanded its services to the cities of Munich and Hamburg. The new capital will serve to further expand and develop new markets – Chargery will focus on the micromobility sector in particular in 2020.

"Chargery has achieved impressive growth in a very short time. Both existing customers and potential customers in the pipeline appreciate the services and high degree of agility that Chargery offers. The founders have shown that they can build a strong team and are ready for the next stage of growth", says Michael Wieser, partner at the Helvetia Venture Fund.

"Together with the Chargery team we want to exploit the currently excellent momentum with the additional investment and continue the very strong growth path achieved in recent months", Holger Heinen, a member of the Investment Committee at Vinci B.V., sums up.

Christian Lang, CEO and co-founder of Chargery: "We are very pleased with the trust that has been placed in us again. The financing is a clear signal from our current investors, confirms us on our growth trajectory and underscores the very good cooperation with our investors and customers. The new capital enables us to expand into other German and European cities and to develop our services for micromobility."

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Analysts

Susanne Tengler

Head of Investor Relations

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investor.relations@helvetia.ch

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Jonas Grossniklaus

Senior Manager
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Phone: +41 58 280 50 33

media.relations@helvetia.ch

About Chargery

Chargery is the service provider for the future of mobility in urban areas. Combining a number of services and intelligent software, Chargery takes over all the operations of shared mobility providers and ensures that the availability of these fleets is greatly increased.

About Helvetia Venture Fund

The Helvetia Venture Fund invests in start-ups from the insurtech segment and in young companies whose business models provide a link to or support Helvetia's insurance business. The fund

is a subsidiary of Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company Ltd and is domiciled in Luxembourg. It focusses on start-ups from throughout Europe and places an emphasis on those countries in which

Helvetia operates, namely Switzerland as well as Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Spain.

The total volume stands at CHF 55 million.

About Vinci B.V.

Vinci B.V. is a risk capital company which is strategically funded by Inci Holding, a family-run industrial holding company that produces wheels, car and industrial batteries, hotel equipment and provides logistics services.

Vinci B.V. is a financial investor that creates added value above and beyond financing by providing corporate resources, experience and the long-term outlook of a true strategic partner to small companies.

About the Helvetia Group

In 160 years, the Helvetia Group has grown from a number of Swiss and foreign insurance companies into a successful international insurance group. Today, Helvetia has subsidiaries in its home market Switzerland as well as in the countries that make up the Europe market area: Germany, Italy, Austria and Spain. With its Specialty Markets market area, Helvetia is also present in France and in selected regions worldwide. Some of its investment and financing activities are managed through subsidiaries and fund companies in Luxembourg. The Group is headquartered in St.Gallen, Switzerland.

Helvetia is active in the life and non-life business, and also offers customised specialty lines and reinsurance cover. Its business activities focus on retail customers as well as small and medium-sized companies and larger corporates. With some 6,600 employees, the company provides services to more than 5 million customers. With a business volume of CHF 9.07 billion, Helvetia generated an IFRS result after tax of CHF 431.0 million in financial year 2018. The registered shares of Helvetia Holding are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange under the symbol HELN.

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