Allianz and Saracens RFC are delighted to announce that their successful sponsorship partnership will continue until at least 2021.
The original six year deal was announced in July 2012 and this was followed by the official opening of Allianz Park as the club’s home ground in January 2013. The home of Saracens is part of the Allianz Group’s family of stadiums which currently includes *seven stadia around the world, growing to eight in 2019. Allianz believes that access to local stadia and their facilities helps people move on and up in life, and the Saracens Sport Foundation holds many events at Allianz Park in support of community activities.
Since the beginning of the sponsorship, the Saracens team has achieved considerable success including winning the Premiership and Anglo Welsh cup double in 2014/15, winning the Premiership and a first ever European Champions Cup in 2015/16 which the club retained in an exciting final at Murrayfield the following season.
The success of the team and the growth of the Allianz companies in the UK are well aligned. For example, Allianz has recently announced a £713m joint venture agreement with LV= to create the third largest personal insurer in the UK.
The success of Saracens both domestically and in Europe has generated coverage across a variety of media and this has helped to grow the profile of the Allianz brand in the UK.
Jon Dye, CEO of Allianz Insurance said:
“There is an excellent cultural alignment between ourselves and Saracens so I am delighted we are continuing our relationship. We are both achieving considerable success in highly competitive environments and our shared belief that this is only achieved through our people is another example of the good fit that exists between us.”
Saracens Chairman, Nigel Wray said:
“We are delighted to renew our sponsorship and indeed our partnership with Allianz, one of the world’s great companies, who share our values and our desire to really mean something in our community. There’s so much more to do and with Allianz we will be doing it!”
Notes for editors:
- The Allianz stadia around the world also includes:
Allianz Arena in Munich
Allianz Stadium in Sydney
Allianz Riviera, Nice
Allianz Parque, São Paulo
Allianz Stadion, Vienna
Allianz Stadium, Turin
Allianz Field, St. Paul, Minnesota (2019)
- The Allianz Group companies represented by the Saracens sponsorship in the UK are:
Allianz Insurance Plc
Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty
Allianz Global Investors
Allianz Worldwide Partners
- There are no plans to disclose the financial element of the sponsorship by either Allianz or Saracens.
- The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 86 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing over 650 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers while our asset managers Allianz Global Investors and PIMCO manage an additional 1.3 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold a leading position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2016, over 140,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenue of 122 billion euros and an operating profit of 11 billion euros for the group.
Mark Bishop, Corporate Communications Manager
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Matthew Hennessey, Media & Communications Manager
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