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PartnerRe Ltd. Reports Third Quarter and Nine Month 2020 Results

·3 min read
  • Net income available to common shareholder of $206 million for the third quarter, driven by net unrealized investment gains of $218 million during the third quarter, reflecting a strong recovery in the financial markets from the first quarter of 2020

  • Non-life underwriting loss of $20 million and combined ratio of 101.6% for the third quarter, driven by catastrophic losses, including Hurricane Laura ($44 million or 3.5 points)

  • Life and Health allocated underwriting profit of $26 million for the third quarter

  • No change to prior quarter COVID-19 related reserve estimates for business interruption and event cancellation coverages and $28 million COVID-19 related losses for credit exposures in financial risk lines in the third quarter

  • Successfully raised $500 million 4.50% Fixed-Rate Reset Junior Subordinated Notes

PartnerRe Ltd. ("the Company") today reported net income available to common shareholder of $206 million for the third quarter of 2020, which included net realized and unrealized investment gains of $14 million on fixed maturities and short-term investments, primarily due to decreases in worldwide credit spreads, and $44 million of net foreign exchange losses. This compared to a net income available to common shareholder of $216 million in the third quarter of 2019, which included net realized and unrealized investment gains on fixed maturities and short-term investments of $41 million and $39 million of net foreign exchange gains.

Net income available to common shareholder was $2 million for the first nine months of 2020, which included net realized and unrealized investment gains on fixed maturities and short-term investments of $225 million, primarily due to decreases in worldwide risk-free rates, partially offset by the widening of worldwide credit spreads, and net foreign exchange gains of $51 million. This compared to a net income available to common shareholder of $998 million for the first nine months of 2019, which included net realized and unrealized investment gains on fixed maturities and short-term investments of $484 million and $8 million of net foreign exchange losses.

PartnerRe President and Chief Executive Officer Jacques Bonneau commented, "This year has brought many unprecedented challenges, with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and significant financial market disruption. This has been compounded by exceptional levels of catastrophic events for the industry, with the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record. Despite this challenging operating environment, PartnerRe has emerged with an increased focus on providing valuable capacity and solutions to our clients and broker partners to assist them in growing their businesses. We are committed to being a strong and responsive reinsurance partner - at a time when it is needed more than ever."

Mr. Bonneau continued: "During the third quarter, we secured a €750 million third party capital commitment for future investments in our special purpose reinsurance vehicles, and successfully raised $500 million of debt, which will allow us to reduce our ongoing financing costs. With our strong capital, liquidity and solvency positions, I am confident that PartnerRe is well positioned to take advantage of the improving reinsurance market conditions."

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PartnerRe Ltd.
Media Contact: Celia Powell
Investor Contact: Ryan Lipschutz
(441) 292-0888