AM Best Comments on Credit Ratings of Austral Resseguradora S.A. and Austral Seguradora S.A.; Withdraws Credit Ratings of Terra Brasis Resseguros

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--AM Best has commented that the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “bbb+” of Austral Resseguradora S.A. (Austral Re) and Austral Seguradora S.A. (collectively Austral) remain under review with developing implications following the completion of the merger between Austral Re and Terra Brasis Resseguros (Terra Brasis) (Brazil). Additionally, AM Best has withdrawn the FSR of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term ICR of “bbb” of Terra Brasis, as the company has been merged successfully into Austral Re as of Nov. 29, 2019. At the time of the withdrawal, these Credit Ratings (ratings) were under review with developing implications.

AM Best will continue to hold discussions with Austral to assess the combined entities’ business plan, risk-adjusted capitalization, operating performance, business profile and enterprise risk management.

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Scott Mangan
Associate Director
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scott.mangan@ambest.com

Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
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Jim Peavy
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james.peavy@ambest.com

Contacts

Guilherme Monteiro Simoes
Senior Financial Analyst
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5301
guy.simoes@ambest.com

Scott Mangan
Associate Director
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5593
scott.mangan@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