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AXA ART Announces Appointment of Kai Kuklinski as New Global CEO

COLOGNE, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/11/14 -- AXA ART announced the appointment of Kai Kuklinski as the new global CEO of the company's operations, effective April 1, 2014. Mr. Kuklinski will succeed Dr. Ulrich Guntram.

Jacques de Vaucleroy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the global AXA Art Group and CEO of AXA NORCEE (Northern, Central and Eastern Europe) Region commented: "I am pleased to have Kai join us as the global CEO of AXA Art. His long and diverse experience in leading sales and customer service initiatives within AXA Group will greatly contribute to the further development of AXA Art's business. He will be a great leader for our very successful global art operations."

Kai Kuklinski currently serves as Executive Director of the Broker Distribution of AXA Konzern AG. He has held several management positions within AXA Group subsidiaries since 1999. His previous roles include among others: Digital Officer of AXA Winterthur Versicherung AG in Switzerland, Director Customer Service of AXA Service AG, and Unit-Manager eCooperations/eMarketing of AXA eSolutions GmbH.

Beginning April 1, 2014, Dr. Ulrich Guntram will assume the position as CEO of AXA Corporate Solutions Asia, an AXA company focused on providing insurance services to international corporate clients. Dr. Guntram has held multiple management positions within AXA Group since 1996, most recently as global CEO of AXA Art. Over his tenure, he contributed to AXA Art's leading position as a specialist insurer within the art world. He paved the way for the company's successful expansion into new markets and developed new lines of business.

Jacques de Vaucleroy said: "I have enjoyed working with Ulrich Guntram over the years. Ulrich has contributed to positioning AXA Art as a global leader in a very competitive market environment. I highly appreciate his outstanding engagement and wish him the best in his new position as CEO of AXA Corporate Solutions Asia."

Kai Kuklinski's appointment is subject to the approval of the German regulatory authorities.

About AXA ART

International reach, unrivalled competence, and a high quality network of expert partners distinguish AXA ART, the only art insurance specialist in the world, from its generalist property insurance competitors. Over the past 50 years and well into the future, AXA ART has and will continue to redefine the manner in which it serves and services its museum, gallery, collector, and artist clients across the Americas, Asia, and Europe, with a sincere consideration of the way valuable objects are insured and cultural patrimony is protected. For more information visit: www.axa-art.com.

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