FRANKFURT Nov 8 Allianz has pencilled
in 100 million euros ($134 million) in expected damage claims
from wind storm Christian, which hit Europe late last month,
Chief Financial Officer Dieter Wemmer told a conference call
with journalists on Friday.
Allianz said earlier that damage from Christian plus a
review of product strategy in Korea and investments in its
consolidation of IT centres might crimp operating profit by 100
million to 400 million euros in the fourth quarter.
Depending on how these effects turned out, fourth quarter
operating profit could be below the 2.2 billion seen in the
final quarter of 2012, Wemmer said.
($1 = 0.7472 euros)
(Reporting by Jonathan Gould, Editing by Thomas Atkins)