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A.M. Best Takes Various Ratings Actions on Subsidiaries of National General Holdings Corp

July 14, 2014



ENP Newswire - 14 July 2014

Release date- 11072014 - A.M. Best has removed from under review with positive implications and upgraded the financial strength rating (FSR) to A- (Excellent) from B+ (Good) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) to 'a-' from 'bbb-' of Imperial Fire and Casualty Company (Opelousas, LA).

Concurrently, A.M. Best has assigned an FSR of A- (Excellent) and an ICR of 'a-' to National Automotive Insurance Company (Metarie, LA).The outlook assigned to all ratings is stable.

These rating actions follow closure of the companies' acquisition by National General Holdings Corp. (National General) and the explicit support provided by one of its subsidiaries, Integon National Insurance Company, in the form of an intercompany reinsurance pooling agreement that was executed following regulatory approval. All remaining ratings of National General and its subsidiaries are unchanged. (Click here to see press release.)

The methodology used in determining these ratings is Best's Credit Rating Methodology, which provides a comprehensive explanation of A.M. Best's rating process and contains the different rating criteria employed in

the rating process. Best's Credit Rating Methodology can be found at www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology .

A.M. Best Company is the world's oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.

A.M. Best's credit ratings are independent and objective opinions, not statements of fact. A.M. Best is not an Investment Advisor, does not offer investment advice of any kind, nor does the company or its Ratings Analysts offer any form of structuring or financial advice. A.M. Best's credit opinions are not recommendations to buy, sell or hold securities, or to make any other investment decisions. View our entire notice for complete details.

A.M. Best receives compensation for interactive rating services provided to organizations that it rates. A.M. Best may also receive compensation from rated entities for non-rating related services or products offered by A.M. Best. A.M. Best does not offer consulting or advisory services. For more information regarding A.M. Best's rating process, including handling of confidential (non-public) information, independence, and avoidance of conflicts of interest, please read the A.M. Best Code of Conduct.

A.M. Best - Europe Rating Services Limited (AMBERS), a subsidiary of A.M. Best Company, is an External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAI) in the European Union (EU). Therefore, credit ratings issued by AMBERS may be used for regulatory purposes in the EU as per Directive 2006/48/EC.


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Source: ENP Newswire


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