PEMBROKE, Bermuda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE: PRE) today announced that the Company estimates the cost of the European floods in June 2013 will be between $50 million and $60 million pre-tax and net of retrocession and reinstatement premiums.
In addition, the Company expects material losses related to the extensive flooding in Alberta, Canada. The flooding occurred in late June. Given the timing of the event and the devastation in Calgary and surrounding areas, there is substantial uncertainty regarding the extent of the losses. The Company’s preliminary estimate of losses for this event is $45 million to $60 million.
These losses will be recorded in the Company’s second quarter 2013 results. The majority of these losses are expected to impact the Company’s Catastrophe sub-segment, but will also affect the Company’s other Non-Life sub-segments.
The Company’s estimate of losses for these events is based on information received to date from the Company’s cedants, as well as analysis of the Company’s exposures, supplemented by other loss estimation capabilities. There is considerable uncertainty associated with any loss estimate, which in this instance, is further complicated by the inherent uncertainties related to flood events. The ultimate loss, therefore, may differ materially from the current estimate.
PartnerRe Ltd. is scheduled to release second quarter and six month 2013 results following the market close on Monday, July 29, 2013, with a subsequent dial-in analyst conference call on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern.
PartnerRe Ltd. is a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, also offers capital markets products that include weather and credit protection to financial, industrial and service companies. Risks reinsured include property, casualty, motor, agriculture, aviation/space, catastrophe, credit/surety, engineering, energy, marine, specialty property, specialty casualty, multiline and other lines in its Non-life operations, mortality, longevity and accident and health in its Life and Health operations, and alternative risk products. For the year ended December 31, 2012, total revenues were $5.6 billion. At March 31, 2013, total assets were $23.1 billion, total capital was $7.7 billion and total shareholders’ equity attributable to PartnerRe Ltd. was $6.9 billion.
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