SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 08:40 AM (EDT)

AM Best Comments on Credit Ratings of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. and Its Subsidiaries

 Darian Ryan, CPA
Senior Financial Analyst
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Steven Chirico, CPA
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Christopher Sharkey
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Jim Peavy
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OLDWICK - SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 08:40 AM (EDT)
AM Best has commented that the Credit Ratings (ratings) and outlooks of the members of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (Greenlight Re) remain unchanged following recently announced senior management changes.

Concurrent with the resignation of the group’s chief underwriting officer and chief financial officer, Greenlight Re announced that current members of senior management have been appointed to the vacated positions, including Simon Burton, the group’s chief executive officer, who will also assume the main chief underwriting functions as the company’s chief underwriting officer.

While Greenlight Re’s ratings are unchanged at this time, AM Best will carefully monitor operating performance and business profile to determine the group’s compliance with business plans that were presented to AM Best during the recent annual rating review. Negative rating action could result if there is a material deviation from the plan. However, based on AM Best’s review of Greenlight Re’s succession plan, the rating is not expected to change at this time.

The Financial Strength Ratings of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a-” of Greenlight Reinsurance, Ltd. (Cayman Islands) and Greenlight Reinsurance Ireland, Designated Activity Company (Ireland), as well as the Long-Term ICR of “bbb-” of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (Cayman Islands) [NASDAQ: GLRE], were affirmed with a negative outlook on July 22, 2020 (see related press release).

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