Allianz says to cut 300 German IT staff via buyouts

People arrive for the annual shareholders' meeting of Europe's biggest insurer Allianz SE, in Munich

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Allianz <ALVG.DE> plans to cut 300 German jobs from its information technology division, using staff buyouts, a spokesman for the company told Reuters on Monday.

Currently around 2,000 staff work at Allianz Technology in Germany, the company said. Staff have until October to accept a buyout offer, Allianz said.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported last month that Allianz was planning to cut a total of almost 1,300 jobs, some of which have already gone as a result of early retirement.

(Reporting by Alexander Huebner; writing by Edward Taylor; Editing by Georgina Prodhan)