A.M. Best Comments on Under Review Status of Validus Holdings, Ltd. and Subsidiaries Following Close of Acquisition by American International Group, Inc.

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--A.M. Best has commented that the under review with developing implications status, the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “bbb” and the Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings of Validus Holdings, Ltd. (Validus), as well as the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICR of “a” of Validus Reinsurance Ltd. (Validus Re) (headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda) and its subsidiaries, remain unchanged. The subsidiaries are Western World Insurance Company, Stratford Insurance Company, Tudor Insurance Company (all headquartered in Parsippany, NJ) and Validus Reinsurance (Switzerland) Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland).

This comment follows the close of American International Group, Inc.’s (AIG) [NYSE: AIG] acquisition of Validus and its subsidiaries on July 18, 2018. The Credit Ratings will remain under review until the strategic initiatives, including the executed reinsurance agreements between the Western World Insurance Group and AIG are finalized and the legal entity reorganization is completed. Additionally, A.M. Best will assess how these changes impact the new organization’s balance sheet, operating performance, business profile and enterprise risk management.

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Contacts

A.M. Best
Darian Ryan, CPA, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5449
Senior Financial Analyst
darian.ryan@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Mariza Costa, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5154
Senior Financial Analyst
mariza.costa@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
Director, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com