SCOR : SCOR proroga il programma di "cat bond" Atlas VI

Comunicato stampa, 09 December 2010
Paris, ( - comunicati stampa - economia) Il 9 dicembre 2010 SCOR ha collocato con successo un nuovo "cat bond" (catastrophe bond), Atlas VI Capital Limited Series 2010-1, che fornirà al gruppo EUR 75 milioni di copertura contro le tempeste di vento europee e i terremoti giapponesi, per una durata che va dal 10 dicembre 2010 al 31 marzo 2014. Questa transazione succede ad Atlas IV Reinsurance Limited, con scadenza il 31 dicembre 2010, e offre una copertura geografica simile di EUR 160 milioni.

Atlas VI Capital Limited is a special-purpose company created in 2009 and incorporated under the laws of Ireland. It may issue a series of cat bonds over several years. Aon Benfield Securities Inc. managed the transaction and the book on the deal. Standard & Poor's has rated this issue at B-.

The loss payments covered by this cat bond are based on Risk Management Solutions' ("RMS") Paradex parametric indices. These indices enable SCOR to calculate its potential losses on a European windstorm or Japanese earthquake.

The protection of its capital constitutes a strategic axis for the Group. SCOR regularly uses solutions proposed by the capital markets, with eleven transactions completed to date:

- Atlas Reinsurance I, II, III and IV, Atlas V and Atlas VI Series 2009-1 and Series 2010-1;

- the Helix cat bond issued by Converium, which was integrated into the SCOR group in 2007;

- a contingent capital programme that provides the Group with EUR 150 million of additional capital in the event of certain catastrophes;

- two mortality swaps providing additional protection against major pandemics, natural catastrophes and terrorist attacks.


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Forward-looking statements

SCOR does not communicate "profit forecasts" in the sense of Article 2 of (EC) Regulation n°809/2004 of the European Commission. Thus, any forward-.looking statements contained in this communication should not be held as corresponding to such profit forecasts. Information in this communication may include "forward-looking statements", including but not limited to statements that are predictions of or indicate future events, trends, plans or objectives, based on certain assumptions and include any statement which does not directly relate to a historical fact or current fact. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as, without limitation, "anticipate", "assume", "believe", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "foresee", "intend", "may increase" and "may fluctuate" and similar expressions or by future or conditional verbs such as, without limitations, "will", "should", "would" and "could." Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements, because, by their nature, they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, on the one hand, to differ from any results expressed or implied by the present communication, on the other hand.

Please refer to SCOR's document de référence filed with the AMF on 3 March 2010 under number D.10-00085 (the "Document de Référence"), for a description of certain important factors, risks and uncertainties that may affect the business of the SCOR Group. As a result of the extreme and unprecedented volatility and disruption of the current global financial crisis, SCOR is exposed to significant financial, capital market and other risks, including movements in interest rates, credit spreads, equity prices, and currency movements, changes in rating agency policies or practices, and the lowering or loss of financial strength or other ratings.

For further information, please contact:

Jean-Charles Simon / Géraldine Fontaine +33 (0)1 46 98 73 17
Communications and Public Affairs
Antonio Moretti +44 (0) 203 207 8562
Investor Relations Director

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