AM Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of Pacific Pioneer Insurance Company

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--AM Best has withdrawn the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb-”of Pacific Pioneer Insurance Company (PPIC) (Cypress, CA), following the July 7, 2020, acquisition of PPIC by 1251 Capital Group, Inc. from its former parent, Pacific Pioneer Insurance Group, Inc. PPIC’s Credit Ratings (ratings) had been placed under review with developing implications in the fourth quarter of 2019, as a result of the execution of a stock purchase agreement with 1251 Capital Group, Inc. No final rating action was taken due to PPIC effectively being sold as a shell.

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Richard Attanasio
Senior Director
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richard.attanasio@ambest.com

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

Contacts

Kenneth Tappen
Senior Financial Analyst

+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5248
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