Press Release - APRIL 17, 2019

AM Best Places Credit Ratings of Nationale Borg Reinsurance N.V. Under Review With Positive Implications

 Jennifer Marshall, CPCU, ARM
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Anthony Diodato
Managing Director
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Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
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Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
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OLDWICK - APRIL 17, 2019
AM Best has placed under review with positive implications the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Nationale Borg Reinsurance N.V. (NBR) (Willemstad, Curacao). This rating action follows the announcement that NBR will be acquired by Liberty Mutual Insurance (Liberty Mutual) as part of a transaction under which the global surety and credit reinsurance operations of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AmTrust) will be sold to Liberty Mutual. The Credit Ratings (ratings) of AmTrust, including its Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings, and those of its other subsidiaries are unchanged by this action.

The sale of NBR is expected to close during the second half of 2019. The positive implications reflect the potential for positive action on NBR’s ratings following the close and the completion of AM Best’s assessment of Liberty Mutual’s future plans for NBR.

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