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JANUARY 26, 2016 02:31 PM (EST)

A.M. Best Places Ratings of Century-National Insurance Company Under Review With Negative Implications

 Kenneth Tappen
Senior Financial Analyst
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Richard Attanasio
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Jim Peavy
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OLDWICK - JANUARY 26, 2016 02:31 PM (EST)
A.M. Best has placed under review with negative implications the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a” of Century-National Insurance Company (CNIC) (Van Nuys, CA).

The rating actions follow National General Holdings Corp.’s (NASDAQ: NGHC) announcement on Jan. 25, 2016, that it had entered into an agreement to acquire CNIC. The negative implications are driven by National General Holdings Corp.’s insurance operating subsidiary, Integon National Insurance Company, having lower ratings than CNIC and the expected integration of CNIC. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

The ratings will remain under review pending the close of the transaction and A.M. Best’s completion of the transaction details.

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