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Direct Line Insurance Group plc provides retail general insurance products in the United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany. It offers motor insurance products that cover third party liability, fire and theft, accidental damage, motor legal protection, guaranteed hire car, and protection for no-claims discount; and home insurance products, which cover buildings, contents, accidental damage, and personal possessions, as well as family legal protection and home emergency. The company also provides rescue and recovery insurance products; and travel and pet insurance. In addition, it offers commercial insurance products that include commercial property, business interruption, general liability, personal accident, and commercial motor insurance for micro businesses, and small and medium enterprises. The company sells its insurance products directly through phone, Internet, and price comparison Websites, as well as through insurance brokers under the Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag, Direct Line for Business, NIG, and Brand Partners brand names. The company was formerly known as RBS Insurance Group Limited and changed its name to Direct Line Insurance Group plc in February 2012. Direct Line Insurance Group plc was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Bromley, the United Kingdom. Direct Line Insurance Group plc is a subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc.

13,960 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/2/14
Founded in 1985

direct line insurance group (DIISF) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.6M GBP
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: 875.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Direct Line Insurance Group plc Appoints Sebastian James as Non-Executive Director

Direct Line Insurance Group plc announced that it has appointed Sebastian James to the Board as a Non-Executive Director. Sebastian is Group Chief Executive of Dixons Carphone plc and has held a number of senior strategic and operational positions in the retail, consulting and insurance sectors. He has a proven track record for implementing transformation programmes.

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC Declares Regular and Special Interim Dividends for the Year 2014, Payable on September 12, 2014; Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC declared an interim dividend for the year 2014 of £66.0 million which is 4.4 pence per share, representing an increase of 4.8% on the interim dividend for 2013 and is in line with its policy to increase dividends annually in real terms. The board has also declared a special interim dividend of 10.0 pence per share amounting to £150.0 million. This return of capital is consistent with the Group's policy to distribute excess capital. Both the regular and special interim dividends will be paid on September 12, 2014 to shareholders on the register on August 15, 2014. The ex dividend date will be August 13, 2014. The company also reported consolidated earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2014. For the period, the company reported net earned premium was £1,674.1 million against £1,773.6 million a year ago. Total income was £1,869.1 million against £1,972.2 million a year ago. Operating profit was £241.5 million against £227.3 million a year ago. Profit before tax was £225.1 million against £208.8 million a year ago. Profit for the period attributable to the owners of the company was £175.6 million or 11.7 pence diluted per share against £151.8 million or 10.1 pence diluted per share a year ago. Return on tangible equity (annualised) was 15.8% against 17.3% a year ago. Return on equity (annualised) was 12.6% against 10.8% a year ago. Net cash generated from operating activities was £220.9 million against net cash used by operating activities of £64.6 million a year ago. Purchases of property, plant and equipment was £53.3 million against £14.8 million a year ago. Purchases of intangible assets were £32.2 million against £47.3 million a year ago. Net asset value per share as at June 30, 2014 was £187.0 pence against £186.9 pence a year ago.

Direct Line In Advance Talks To Sell German And Italian Operations

Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LSE:DLG) is in talks to sell Italian and German operations after conducting a strategic review. Paul Geddes, Chief Executive Officer of Direct Line Insurance Group PLC said, "While the review confirmed the international division's strong market positions and the potential of the direct channel to grow in these markets, the group decided to explore a potential disposal of these operations. Discussions are taking place with a number of parties, but at this stage there is no certainty that a disposal will occur."


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