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A.M. Best Removes From Under Review With Developing Implications and Withdraws Credit Ratings of Yosemite Insurance Company

October 3, 2018

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 3, 2018--A.M. Best has removed from under review with developing implications and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bb+” of Yosemite Insurance Company (Yosemite) (Evansville, IN). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. Concurrently, A.M. Best has withdrawn the ratings as the company is no longer participating in A.M. Best’s interactive rating process.

The ratings reflect Yosemite’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as adequate, as well as its adequate operating performance, very limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

The rating affirmations take into consideration the uncertainty that the current capital level will be supportive of the risks given the long-tail nature of the reserves and their development pattern following its acquisition by Enstar Holdings (US) LLC on Sept. 30, 2018. In addition, the ratings reflect the very limited business profile given Yosemite’s run-off status, as its level of geographic and product diversification is expected to erode in the future.

This press release relates to Credit Ratings that have been published on A.M. 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 A.M. Best’s web page. For additional information regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view . For information on the proper media use of Best’s Credit Ratings and A.M. Best press releases, please view .

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CONTACT: A.M. Best

Janet Hernandez, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5767

Senior Financial Analyst

janet.hernandez@ambest.com

or

Joseph Burtone, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5125

Director

joseph.burtone@ambest.com

or

Christopher Sharkey, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5159

Manager, Public Relations

christopher.sharkey@ambest.com

or

Jim Peavy, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5644

Director, Public Relations

james.peavy@ambest.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES EUROPE NORTH AMERICA NEW JERSEY

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE

SOURCE: A.M. Best

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