Allianz Q4 net profit up 19 percent, in line with expectations

FRANKFURT, Feb 15 () – German insurer Allianz said on Friday that net profit rose 19 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, in line with expectations. Net profit attributable to shareholders of 1.697 billion euros ($1.92 billion) compares with the 1.715 billion euro profit forecast by analysts in a poll and is up from 1.427 billion euros a year ago. $1 = 0.8861 euros
Reporting by Tom Sims; editing by Thomas SeythalOur Standards:The Thomson Trust Principles.