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A.M. Best Withdraws Ratings of Two ACE Subsidiaries Following Affiliate Mergers
Apr 23, 2007

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best Co. has withdrawn the financial strength ratings (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of aa- of ACE American Lloyds Insurance Company (Texas) and ACE Insurance Company of Ohio (Ohio). These companies were wholly owned indirect property/casualty subsidiaries of ACE Limited (ACE) (Bermuda) [NYSE:ACE].

Effective December 31, 2006, ACE American Lloyds Insurance Company and ACE Insurance Company of Ohio merged into ACE American Insurance Company (ACE American) (Pennsylvania). These mergers were completed as part of an initiative to streamline the legal structure of ACEs U.S. property/casualty operations.

The FSRs of A+ (Superior) and ICRs of aa- of ACE American and ACE American Pool, of which ACE American is the lead company, are unchanged by these two mergers.

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Founded in 1899, A.M. Best Company is a full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the financial services industries, including the banking and insurance sectors. For more information, visitwww.ambest.com.

 

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A.M. Best Company
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Joyce Sharaf, 908-439-2200, ext. 5046
joyce.sharaf@ambest.com
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Andrew Colannino, 908-439-2200, ext. 5706
andrew.colannino@ambest.com
or
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Jim Peavy, 908-439-2200, ext. 5644
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Rachelle Morrow, 908-439-2200, ext. 5378
rachelle.morrow@ambest.com


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