This section explains the precise positioning and colour scheme of the individual elements in our letter paper. The first page must contain all information prescribed by law. This may differ from country to country. Specific local features should be adapted to the standard as far as possible, statutory requirements must be complied with and CC-ICP consulted in case of doubt. All following pages of a letter use sheets without a footer and with the logo in the same place as on the letter head. The paper quality of the first and subsequent pages is identical.
The supplement "Member of the Hannover Re Group" is obligatory for all letter paper used by the subsidiaries and service companies. Depending on the language of the letter heads and the recipient, it may be added in German ("Mitglied der Hannover Rück-Gruppe"), Spanish ("Miembro del Grupo Hannover Re"), French ("Membre du Groupe Hannover Re") or Italian ("Membro del Gruppo Hannover Re").
Fonts for text elements
The Arial 11-point font is used for all documents created at the workplace, the reference line is in Arial 11 pt bold (single line spacing). Letters end with a standard salutation. The sender's full forename and surname are written out under the signature. If desired, the departmental identifier and/or function designation may be added below. The dimensioned DIN A4 letter head shown below illustrates by way of example where the individual elements of a letter must be positioned.
The document file below gives examples of the layout dimensions of letter paper in the DIN format (first and subsequent pages).
DIN A4 letter paper
|Bottom||at least 49 mm (also subsequent pages)|
US letter paper
Templates are available in the form of PDF files and InDesign templates. The InDesign templates cannot be opened by Hannover Re staff, they are made available only to agencies and typesetters for further processing.
The files shown here are examples. Specific local features should be adapted to the standard as far as possible, statutory requirements must be complied with and CC-ICP consulted in case of doubt.