A.M. Best Places Credit Ratings of INSURANCE COMPANY OF GAZ INDUSTRY SOGAZ Under Review with Developing Implications

LONDON--()--A.M. Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb” of INSURANCE COMPANY OF GAZ INDUSTRY SOGAZ (SOGAZ) (Russia). These Credit Rating (rating) actions follow the company’s announcement on 25 May 2018 that it has entered into an agreement with the VTB Group, a Russian financial services group, to acquire its insurance subsidiary, VTB Insurance Limited.

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018, subject to required approvals. The ratings will remain under review until the deal closes and A.M. Best completes its assessment of the impact of the acquisition on SOGAZ’s rating fundamentals.

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Financial Analyst
yevgine.asatryan@ambest.com
or
Mathilde Jakobsen, +44 20 7397 0266
Director, Analytics
mathilde.jakobsen@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
Director, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com

Contacts

A.M. Best
Yevgine Asatryan, +44 20 7397 0316
Financial Analyst
yevgine.asatryan@ambest.com
or
Mathilde Jakobsen, +44 20 7397 0266
Director, Analytics
mathilde.jakobsen@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
Director, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com