AM Best Places Credit Ratings of Covéa Coopérations Under Review With Developing Implications

AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a+” of Covéa Coopérations (Covéa) (France).

The Credit Rating (rating) action follows an announcement that Covéa has approved a memorandum of understanding with Exor N.V. under which Covéa will acquire all ordinary shares of PartnerRe Ltd (PartnerRe) for a total cash consideration of USD 9 billion. Preferred shares issued by PartnerRe and listed on the New York Stock Exchange would not be included in the proposed acquisition.

The proposed transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020, subject to approvals from applicable regulatory and competition authorities.

The ratings will remain under review until the transaction closes and AM Best completes its evaluation of the impact of the planned acquisition on Covéa’s rating fundamentals. The under review status may be updated in the interim period if new facts and circumstances present themselves.

Concurrently, AM Best has commented that the FSR of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICR of “a-” of Civil Service Employees Insurance Company (USA) and CSE Safeguard Insurance Company (USA), both part of the Covéa group, remain unchanged following the Covéa announcement.

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 Guide to 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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Senior Financial Analyst

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Director, Analytics
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Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
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