Press Release

JCR-VIS reaffirms the IFS rating of ACE Insurance Limited at A+

Karachi, August 25, 2008: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has reaffirmed the Insurer Financial Strength rating of ACE Insurance Limited, Pakistan (ACE-Pakistan) at ‘A+’ (Single A Plus). Outlook on the rating is ‘Stable’.

ACE-Pakistan is a wholly owned subsidiary of ACE INA International Holdings Ltd (USA) and is part of the ACE European Group (AEG). AEG is a highly rated entity internationally with world-wide presence, providing both general and life insurance services. ACE-Pakistan benefits from strong group support in terms of risk management systems, technological resources and reinsurance. Growth in business volumes has been significant during 2007.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Mr. Syed Ziauddin Ahmed (Ext: 508) or Ms. Sobia Maqbool (Ext: 506) at 5311861-70 (10 lines) or fax to 5311873.

Faheem Ahmad
President & CEO

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