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Alleghany Corp. And Transatlantic Holdings Inc. Ratings Affirmed Following Merger Announcement Nov 11
Standard & Poors, November 2011
Alleghany Corp. and Transatlantic Holdings Inc.'s respective boards of directors signed a definitive agreement for a stock-for-stock and cash amalgamation. We have affirmed our 'BBB' long-term counterparty credit rating on Alleghany and our 'A+' financial strength rating and 'BBB+' long-term counterparty credit rating on Transatlantic. We expect Transatlantic to run autonomously, minimizing a change to its stand-alone financial strength characteristics including its very strong competitive position and capitalization. NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Nov. 22, 2011--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it affirmed its 'BBB' long-term counterparty credit rating on Alleghany Corp., and its 'A+' financial strength rating and 'BBB+' long-term counterparty credit rating on Transatlantic Holdings Inc. The outlook on both entities is stable. "These rating actions...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Transatlantic Holdings Inc.,Alleghany Corp.,Putnam Reinsurance Co.,Transatlantic Reinsurance Co.,Trans Re Zurich
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Transatlantic Holdings Inc.,Alleghany Corp.,Putnam Reinsurance Co.,Transatlantic Reinsurance Co.,Trans Re Zurich