Press Release

JCR-VIS reaffirms the IFS rating of New Jubilee Insurance Company Limited at AA
 

Karachi, December 27, 2006: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has reaffirmed the Insurer Financial Strength rating of New Jubilee Insurance Company Limited (NJI) at AA (Double A) with a ‘Stable’ outlook.

NJI is the third largest private sector insurance company by premium, in the general insurance sector of Pakistan. It benefits from a strong franchise value, credible sponsors and an experienced management team. The company has also had stable relationships with strong re-insurers.

It has maintained a diversified business mix with growth in all segments. In addition to underwriting profits that have been maintained at an adequate level, investment income of NJI has increased considerably. The company also has sound level of liquidity and capitalization owing to a good quality of investment portfolio that carries sizeable un-realized gain.

Consequent to the change in re-insurance terms in 2005, a relatively large proportion of risk is being retained on the company’s own account on the back of strong financial strength, and also requiring the company to rely on its own risk management systems. The company has strengthened its risk management systems during the period, which has resulted in improvement in underwriting profits.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Mr. Syed Ziauddin Ahmed (Ext: 233) or Ms. Sabeen Saleem (Ext: 222) at 5671822/5671833/5680996 or fax to 5681105/5671600.



Faheem Ahmad
President & CEO

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