AM Best Places Credit Ratings of Pacific Pioneer Insurance Company Under Review With Developing Implications

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--AM 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 Pacific Pioneer Insurance Company (PPIC) (Cypress, CA). PPIC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Pioneer Insurance Group, Inc.

The Credit Rating (rating) actions follow the completion of a stock purchase agreement for a third party to acquire PPIC from Pacific Pioneer Insurance Group, Inc. The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, is expected to close in second-quarter 2020.

The ratings will remain under review pending the completion of the transaction and AM Best’s discussions with PPIC’s management. The developing implications are due primarily to the potential of positive or negative rating factors that may result post-acquisition. AM Best will continue to hold discussions with PPIC’s management throughout the process, and will monitor PPIC’s risk-adjusted capitalization, operating performance, business profile and enterprise risk management.

This press release relates to Credit Ratings that have been published on AM Best’s website. For all rating information relating to the release and pertinent disclosures, including details of the office responsible for issuing each of the individual ratings referenced in this release, please see AM Best’s Recent Rating Activity web page. For additional information regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view Understanding Best’s Credit Ratings. For information on the proper media use of Best’s Credit Ratings and AM Best press releases, please view Guide for Media - Proper Use of Best’s Credit Ratings and AM Best Rating Action Press Releases.

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Contacts

Kenneth Tappen
Senior Financial Analyst
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5721
kenneth.tappen@ambest.com

Richard Attanasio
Senior Director
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5432
richard.attanasio@ambest.com

Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com

Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com