Press Release

Moody’s Affirms Saudi Re’s IFSR at A3 with Stable Outlook

Saudi Reinsurance Company (Saudi Re) announced that Moody’s Investors Service, a global credit rating agency, has affirmed its A3 Insurance Financial Strength Rating (IFSR) and national scale IFSR with a Stable Outlook.

In a statement to the Saudi Exchange (Tadawul), Saudi Re said that the ratings confirm its strong brand and market position in Saudi Arabia as the sole Saudi professional reinsurer, as well as a growing presence in its target markets of Asia, Africa and Lloyd’s.

It further affirms Saudi Re’s preferential position in the Kingdom due to a right of first refusal on a portion of premiums ceded by primary carriers in the Saudi market, strong asset quality exemplified by its conservative investment portfolio, good capital adequacy in terms of capital levels and relatively modest exposure to natural catastrophe risk.

The ratings also reflect Saudi Re’s strong financial flexibility with non-existent leverage and good access to local capital markets, given its listing on the Saudi stock exchange and a broad investor base. 

Saudi Re has initiated the process of increasing its capital by up to SAR 445.5 million ($119 million) to strengthen its capital base. The expected enlarged capital base provides a platform to enhance its market position in the broader Middle East region by providing additional capacity to support insurance market growth in Saudi Arabia and pursue further international expansion opportunities to diversify its business in line with its strategic plan. 

Moreover, the forward-looking capital increase to support expected future growth highlights Saudi Re’s financial strategy, risk management, and strong overall governance. 

Fahad Al-Hesni, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Saudi Reinsurance Company, commented: “The rating affirmation by Moody’s reflects Saudi Re’s strong brand and market position in domestic and international reinsurance markets. The rating reflects our strong asset quality, good capital adequacy and robust financial flexibility.”

Saudi Re Receives SAMA Approval to Increase Capital to SR 1,336.5 Million

Saudi Re announces receiving Saudi Central Bank approval on 24/10/1443H corresponding to 25/05/2022 to increase the company’s capital from 891 Million SAR to 1,336.5 Million SAR by Offering Rights Issue, provided that the company fulfills all the requirements of other official authorities. Note that the approval is valid for one year from its date to complete the capital increase process

Saudi Reinsurance Company "Saudi Re" announces the start date of the electronic voting on the items of the General Assembly Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Saudi Reinsurance Company "Saudi Re" is pleased to announce to its shareholders the start date of the electronic voting on the items of the Ordinary General Assembly meeting which will be held at 19:00 on Wednesday 10/10/1443H corresponding to 11/05/2022 In the interest of the safety of dealers in the financial market and in support of the preventive and precautionary efforts and measures by the relevant health authorities to address the Corona virus (COVID-19), and as an extension of the continuous efforts made by all government agencies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in taking the necessary preventive measures to prevent its spread, it has been sufficient by holding the ordinary general assembly meeting via the means of modern technology remotely and suspending it in attendance. Accordingly, registration and attendance in the assembly will be restricted to entering into a deliberative system, and voting on the assembly's items will be limited only to electronic voting.
Electronic voting will be available for shareholders registered in the (Tadawulaty) services website, starting from 10 a.m. on Saturday 06/10/1443H corresponding to 07/05/2022 and will continue until the end of the General Assembly on Wednesday 10/10/1443H corresponding to 11/05/2022., noting that the registration on the Tadawulaty Services website Available on the link and voting is available free of charge to all contributors.
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