JUNE 04, 2020 08:16 AM (EDT)

AM Best Places Credit Ratings of Spinnaker Insurance Company Under Review with Developing Implications


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OLDWICK - JUNE 04, 2020 08:16 AM (EDT)
AM Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Spinnaker Insurance Company (Spinnaker) (Chicago, IL).

These Credit Rating (rating) actions follow the announcement that Hippo Enterprises, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Spinnaker. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

The under review with developing implications status reflects the need for AM Best to fully assess the financial and operational impacts of the acquisition, including potential benefits that Spinnaker may receive as part of a larger organization. AM Best will continue to hold discussions with Spinnaker’s management and monitor its balance sheet strength, operating performance, business profile and enterprise risk management. The ratings will remain under review until the close of the transaction and a review by AM Best of the post-transaction details.

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022321 Spinnaker Insurance Company