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Guidewire Software Opens Munich Office to Better Serve Central European General Insurance Market

Guidewire Software Opens Munich Office to Better Serve Central European General Insurance Market

Leading provider of claims, underwriting and policy administration, and billing systems expands presence in continental Europe
SAN MATEO Calif., June 19, 2007

Guidewire Software®, a leading provider of technology solutions to general insurance companies, today announced that it has expanded its international operations with the creation of a subsidiary company, Guidewire Software, GmbH, and the opening of a new office in Munich. Guidewire's European presence includes offices in London and Paris. This new office will serve the needs of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Guidewire provides modern technology solutions to help general insurance companies better manage their claims handling, underwriting and policy administration, and billing processes. The company's solutions are widely adopted by more than 40 insurance companies of all sizes and across all lines of business throughout the United States (U.S.), and in Canada, the United Kingdom (U.K.), and Russia. Guidewire customers include Homeserve PLC, one of the U.K.'s fastest growing providers of home emergency services, and Russia's largest insurance company, Rosgosstrakh. Implementations are underway in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, U.K., and the U.S. Guidewire is well respected in the industry by both its customers and by the analyst community.

"Guidewire has based its business on serving the needs of the general insurance industry. We have been successful throughout North America, the U.K., and Oceania," said John Raguin, president, International Operations, Guidewire Software. "Our increased presence in continental Europe and in central Europe in particular, will enable us to more directly serve the needs of this regional marketplace."

"I am pleased to have this opportunity to bring Guidewire solutions to the German, Austrian and Swiss markets," said David Thomson, country manager, Guidewire Software Germany. "I look forward to meeting with, and assisting, regionally-based general insurers to meet their business challenges."

To support this expansion, Guidewire has launched a German-language version of its corporate web site, www.guidewire.de, to provide German-speaking insurance organizations an easy way to learn about Guidewire and its products. Additionally, the company will host an informational breakfast for members of the general insurance industry to learn how Guidewire can help address their needs in the late summer/early autumn timeframe. Interested parties may pre-register to attend by email at DACHevent guidewire.com.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. ​We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record, with 1,000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com and follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

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