HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:BCRH, BSX:BCRH.BH) ("Blue Capital" or the “Company”) announces that today it has filed a Form 25 (Notification of Removal from Listing and/or Registration under Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to voluntarily withdraw its common shares from listing on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”). As a result of the Form 25, the Company expects that the last trading day for its common shares on the NYSE will be on March 30, 2020 (ten days from the date of the Form 25 filing). The Company will also withdraw its listing with the Bermuda Stock Exchange prior to July 31, 2020.
After the effectiveness of the Form 25 filing, Blue Capital expects to file a Form 15 with the SEC, requesting the suspension of Blue Capital’s reporting obligations under Sections 13(a) and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Following delisting and deregistration, the Company believes that its common shares will continue to be quoted on the OTC Pink Open Market (“OTC Pink”), a centralized electronic quotation service operated by the OTC Markets for over-the-counter securities. However, the Company can give no assurance that trading in its common shares will continue in the future on the OTC Pink, on any securities exchange, or in any other quotation medium.
About Blue Capital
Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd., through its operating subsidiaries, previously offered collateralized reinsurance in the property catastrophe market, leveraging underwriting expertise and infrastructure from established resources. Underwriting decisions, operations and other management services are provided to the Company by Blue Capital Management Ltd., a subsidiary of Sompo International Holdings Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc.), a recognized global specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and a leading property catastrophe and short tail reinsurer since 2001. Additional information can be found in the Company's public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or at www.bcapre.bm.
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All forward-looking statements address matters that involve risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or may be important factors that could cause the Company’s run-off performance and the timing and amount of special dividends to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, greater frequency or severity of claims and loss activity, uncertainties in our reserving process, changes to our tax status, credit risk related to our broker counterparties, assessments for high risk or otherwise uninsured individuals, possible terrorism or the outbreak of war, a loss of key personnel, political conditions, changes in insurance regulation, operational risk, including the risk of fraud and errors and omissions, as well as technology breaches or failure, changes in accounting policies, our investment performance, the valuation of our invested assets, a breach of our investment guidelines, potential treatment of us as an investment company or a passive foreign investment company for purposes of U.S. securities laws or U.S. federal taxation, respectively, our dependence as a holding company upon dividends or distributions from our operating subsidiaries, the unavailability of capital in the future, developments in the world’s financial and capital markets, government intervention in the insurance and reinsurance industry, illiquidity in the credit markets, changes in general economic conditions and other factors described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.
The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included herein and elsewhere, including the risk factors included in the Company's most recent report on Form 10-K and other documents of the Company on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements made in this material are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual special dividends, results or developments anticipated by the Company will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company or its business or operations. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
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