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PartnerRe Ltd. Reports Second Quarter and Half Year 2015 Results

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PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE: PRE) today reported a net loss of $103.1 million, or $2.16 per share for the second quarter of 2015. This includes net after-tax realized and unrealized losses on investments of $217.2 million, or $4.55 per share. Net income for the second quarter of 2014 was $257.7 million, or $5.02 per share, including net after-tax realized and unrealized gains on investments of $123.7 million, or $2.41 per share. The Company reported operating earnings of $112.5 million, or $2.35 per share, for the second quarter of 2015. This compares to operating earnings of $133.5 million, or $2.60 per share, for the second quarter of 2014.

Net income for the first six months of 2015 was $128.6 million, or $2.64 per share. This includes net after-tax realized and unrealized losses on investments of $116.9 million, or $2.39 per share. Net income for the first six months of 2014 was $553.3 million, or $10.64 per share. This includes net after-tax realized and unrealized gains on investments of $239.6 million, or $4.61 per share. Operating earnings for the first six months of 2015 were $263.0 million, or $5.39 per share. This compares to operating earnings of $310.4 million, or $5.97 per share, for the first six months of 2014.

Operating earnings or loss excludes certain net after-tax realized and unrealized investment gains and losses, net after-tax foreign exchange gains and losses, certain net after-tax interest in results of equity method investments, the loss on redemption of preferred shares and certain net after-tax withholding tax on inter-company dividends (included in other expenses), and is calculated after the payment of preferred dividends. All references to per share amounts in the text of this press release are on a fully diluted basis.

Commenting on results, PartnerRe Interim Chief Executive Officer David Zwiener said, "We continued to see challenging market conditions during the second quarter, both in terms of persistent competitive reinsurance pressures and difficult financial markets. Nevertheless, we posted strong technical results in the quarter, which when combined with our first quarter performance, resulted in an operating ROE of 8.5%. As you saw from our press release earlier this month, our tangible book value per share was impacted by increases in longer term risk-free rates both in the U.S. and Europe, resulting in a significant mark-to-market loss on our investment portfolio. For the year to date, however, our tangible book value is up 1%."

Mr. Zwiener added, "As we look ahead to the important fall renewal season, we are encouraged by the success of the current June/July renewals, which accounts for approximately 10% of our Non-Life treaty business. Despite continued competitive pressures, we saw some initial signs that markets are beginning to stabilize, and we wrote a number of profitable new treaties. This speaks to our strong market presence, the quality of our client relationships, and underscores the strength of the PartnerRe franchise."

Highlights for the second quarter and first six months of 2015 compared to the same periods in 2014 include:

Results of operations:

  • For the second quarter, net premiums written of $1.3 billion were down 7%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were flat with a decrease reported in the Catastrophe Non-life sub-segment, which was almost entirely offset by increases in the Life and Health segment and, to a lesser extent, the North America and Global (Non-U.S.) P&C Non-life sub-segments. For the first six months of 2015, net premiums written of $3.0 billion were down 6%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were flat with increases reported in the Life and Health segment and, to a lesser extent, the Global (Non-U.S.) P&C Non-life sub-segment, which were almost entirely offset by decreases in the Catastrophe and North America Non-life sub-segments.
  • For the second quarter, net premiums earned of $1.3 billion were down 2%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums earned were up 5% primarily due to the North America Non-life sub-segment and the Life and Health segment. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in the Catastrophe Non-life sub-segment. For the first six months of 2015, net premiums earned of $2.6 billion were down 2%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums earned were up 4%, primarily due to the Life and Health segment and the Global Specialty Non-life sub-segment.
  • For the second quarter, the Non-life combined ratio was 90.3%. The combined ratio benefited from favorable prior year development of 17.1 points (or $173 million). All Non-life sub-segments experienced net favorable development from prior accident years during the second quarter of 2015. For the first six months of 2015, the Non-life combined ratio was 86.7%. The combined ratio benefited from favorable prior year development of 20.4 points (or $398 million). All Non-life sub-segments experienced net favorable development on prior accident years during the first six months of 2015.
  • For the second quarter and first six months, other expenses of $130 million and $254 million, respectively, include $9 million and $40 million, respectively, of costs related to the amalgamation with Axis Capital, pre-tax, or $0.19 and $0.82, respectively, per diluted share, pre-tax. In addition, other expenses for the second quarter and first six months include $25 million, pre-tax, of costs related to the negotiated earn-out consideration paid to the former shareholders of Presidio Reinsurance Group, Inc., or $0.53 and $0.52, respectively, per diluted share, pre-tax.
  • For the second quarter, net investment income of $120 million was down 8%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net investment income was down by 3% primarily driven by lower reinvestment rates. For the first six months of 2015, net investment income of $225 million was down 9%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net investment income was down by 5% primarily reflecting lower reinvestment rates.
  • For the second quarter and first six months, pre-tax net realized and unrealized investment losses were $256 million and $140 million, respectively, primarily reflecting increases in longer-term U.S. and European risk-free rates.
  • For the second quarter, the effective tax rate on operating earnings and non-operating losses was 16.4% and 15.3%, respectively. For the first six months of 2015, the effective tax rate on operating earnings and non-operating losses was 16.9% and (4.7)%, respectively.

Balance sheet and capitalization:

  • Total investments, cash and funds held – directly managed were $16.8 billion at June 30, 2015, down 2% compared to December 31, 2014, primarily reflecting the impacts of foreign exchange and increases in longer-term U.S. and European risk-free rates.
  • Net Non-life loss and loss expense reserves were $9.3 billion at June 30, 2015, down 2% compared to December 31, 2014, primarily reflecting the impacts of foreign exchange.
  • Net policy benefits for life and annuity contracts were $2.1 billion at June 30, 2015, up 1% compared to December 31, 2014, primarily due to the growth of the business, which was partially offset by the impacts of foreign exchange.
  • Total capital was $7.9 billion at June 30, 2015, flat compared to December 31, 2014, as a result of net income for the first six months being almost entirely offset by common and preferred dividend payments and share repurchases.
  • Total shareholders' equity attributable to PartnerRe was $7.1 billion at June 30, 2015, flat compared to December 31, 2014, due to the same factors described above for total capital.
  • Book value per common share was $127.24 at June 30, 2015, up 0.8% compared to $126.21 at December 31, 2014. Tangible book value per common share was $115.90 at June 30, 2015, up 1.0% compared to $114.76 at December 31, 2014. The increases were primarily driven by net income, which was partially offset by common and preferred dividend payments.

Segment and sub-segment highlights for the second quarter and first six months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014 include:

Non-life:

  • For the second quarter, the Non-life segment's net premiums written were down 9%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were down 3% with the decrease reported in the Catastrophe sub-segment, which was partially offset by modest increases in the North America and Global (Non-U.S. P&C) sub-segments. For the first six months of 2015, the Non-life segment's net premiums written were down 8%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were down 3% with the decrease reported in the Catastrophe and North America sub-segments and was partially offset by a modest increase in the Global (Non-U.S. P&C) sub-segment.
  • For the second quarter, the North America sub-segment's net premiums written were up 2%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were up 3% with the increase driven by new business and timing differences primarily in the agriculture and casualty lines of business, partially offset by cancellations in the casualty and structured property lines of business and higher premiums retroceded to the Company's third-party capital vehicle, Lorenz Re. This sub-segment reported a technical ratio of 93.5%, which included 10.1 points (or $44 million) of net favorable prior year loss development. For the first six months of 2015, the North America sub-segment's net premiums written were down 5%, primarily due to cancellations, non-renewals and participation decreases across various lines of business, and higher premiums retroceded to Lorenz Re. These decreases were partially offset by contributions from new business written in prior periods primarily in the casualty, agriculture and property lines of business. This sub-segment reported a technical ratio of 86.8%, which included 16.3 points (or $126 million) of net favorable prior year loss development.
  • For the second quarter, the Global (Non-U.S.) P&C sub-segment's net premiums written were down 7%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were up 6% primarily due to new business written across all lines of business, which was partially offset by downward prior year premium adjustments in the property and motor lines of business and cancellations in the motor line of business. This sub-segment reported a technical ratio of 99.1%, which included 6.4 points (or $10 million) of net favorable prior year loss development. For the first six months of 2015, the Global (Non-U.S.) P&C sub-segment's net premiums written were down 8%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were up 2% primarily due to the same factors describing the second quarter. This sub-segment reported a technical ratio of 98.8%, which included 8.5 points (or $28 million) of net favorable prior year loss development.
  • For the second quarter, the Global Specialty sub-segment's net premiums written were down 8%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were flat which reflects new business written across multiple lines of business in prior periods, which was partially offset by downward prior year premium adjustments and cancellations in various lines of business. This sub-segment reported a technical ratio of 80.2%, which included 29.4 points (or $110 million) of net favorable prior year loss development. For the first six months of 2015, the Global Specialty sub-segment's net premiums written were down 7%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were flat which reflects new business written across multiple lines of business in prior periods and lower premiums ceded under the Company's retrocessional program, which were partially offset by downward prior year premium adjustments, reduced participations and cancellations in various lines of business. This sub-segment reported a technical ratio of 76.2%, which included 29.7 points (or $220 million) of net favorable prior year loss development.
  • For the second quarter, the Catastrophe sub-segment's net premiums written were down 48%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were down by 44% primarily due to higher premiums ceded under the Company's retrocessional program to Lorenz Re, cancellations, non-renewals and timing differences. This sub-segment reported a favorable technical ratio of (13.3%), which included 21.4 points (or $9 million) of net favorable prior year loss development. For the first six months of 2015, the Catastrophe sub-segment's net premiums written were down 21%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were down 16% primarily due to the same factors describing the second quarter. This sub-segment reported a technical ratio of 17.5%, which included 23.1 points (or $24 million) of net favorable prior year loss development.

Life and Health:

  • For the second quarter, the Life and Health segment's net premiums written were up 1%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were up 10% with the increase primarily driven by an increase in our participation on a significant longevity treaty and new short-term business written in the mortality line. For the first six months of 2015, the Life and Health segment's net premiums written were up 6%. On a constant foreign exchange basis, net premiums written were up 14% primarily driven by PartnerRe Health's accident and health line of business and the increased participation on a significant longevity treaty as described in the second quarter above.
  • For the second quarter, the Life and Health segment's allocated underwriting result, which includes allocated investment income and other expenses, increased to $26 million compared to $18 million in the same period of 2014. This increase was primarily due to a higher level of favorable prior year loss development from the Company's short-term mortality and accident and health lines of business. For the first six months of 2015, the Life and Health segment's allocated underwriting result, which includes allocated investment income and other expenses, increased to $51 million compared to $32 million in the same period of 2014 primarily due to the same factors describing the second quarter.

Corporate and Other:

  • For the second quarter, investment activities contributed losses of $144 million to pre-tax net loss, excluding investment income allocated to the Life and Health segment. Of this amount, income of $104 million was included in pre-tax operating earnings and a loss of $248 million related to net realized and unrealized losses on investments and earnings from equity method investee companies was included in pre-tax non-operating losses. For the first six months of 2015, investment activities contributed income of $63 million to pre-tax net income, excluding investment income allocated to the Life and Health segment. Of this amount, income of $198 million was included in pre-tax operating earnings and losses of $135 million related to net realized and unrealized losses on investments and earnings from equity method investee companies was included in pre-tax non-operating losses.

Separately, as announced by the Company earlier today, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.70 per common share. The dividend will be payable on September 1, 2015 to common shareholders of record on August 7, 2015.

The Company has posted its second quarter 2015 financial supplement on its website www.partnerre.com in the Financial Information section of the Investor Relations page under Supplementary Financial Data, which includes a reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP measures.

The Company will hold a dial-in conference call and question and answer session with investors at 10 a.m. Eastern tomorrow, July 28. Investors and analysts are encouraged to call in 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the call. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (888)-637-7707 or, from outside the United States, by dialing (913)-312-6670. The media are invited to listen to the call live over the Internet on the Investor Relations section of PartnerRe's web site, www.partnerre.com. To listen to the webcast, please log on to the broadcast at least five minutes prior to the start.

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Net income/loss per share is defined as net income/loss attributable to PartnerRe common shareholders divided by the weighted average number of fully diluted shares outstanding for the period. Net income/loss attributable to PartnerRe common shareholders is defined as net income/loss attributable to PartnerRe less preferred dividends and loss on redemption of preferred shares.

Operating earnings/loss is defined as net income/loss available to PartnerRe common shareholders excluding certain after-tax net realized and unrealized gains/losses on investments, after-tax net foreign exchange gains/losses, the loss on redemption of preferred shares, certain after-tax interest in earnings/losses of equity method investments and certain after-tax withholding taxes on inter-company dividends (included in other expenses). Operating earnings/loss per share is defined as operating earnings/loss divided by the weighted average number of fully diluted shares outstanding for the period.

The Company uses operating earnings, diluted operating earnings per share and annualized operating return on beginning diluted book value per common and common share equivalents outstanding to measure performance, as these measures focus on the underlying fundamentals of our operations without the impact of after-tax net realized and unrealized gains/losses on investments (except where the Company has made a strategic investment in an insurance or reinsurance related investee), after-tax net foreign exchange gains/losses, the after-tax interest in earnings/losses of equity method investments (except where the Company has made a strategic investment in an insurance or reinsurance related investee and where the Company does not control the investees activities) and certain after-tax withholding taxes on inter-company dividends (included in other expenses).

The Company uses technical ratio and technical result as measures of underwriting performance. The technical ratio is defined as the sum of the loss and acquisition ratios. These metrics exclude other expenses.

The Company also uses combined ratio to measure results for the Non-life segment. The combined ratio is the sum of the technical and other expense ratios.

The Company uses allocated underwriting result as a measure of underwriting performance for its Life and Health operations. This metric is defined as net premiums earned, other income or loss and allocated net investment income less life policy benefits, acquisition costs and other expenses.

The Company uses total capital, which is defined as total shareholders' equity attributable to PartnerRe, long-term debt, senior notes and CENts, to manage the capital structure of the Company.

The Company calculates Tangible Book Value using common shareholders' equity attributable to PartnerRe less goodwill and intangible assets, net of tax. The Company calculates Diluted Tangible Book Value per Common Share using Tangible Book Value divided by the number of PartnerRe common shares and common share equivalents outstanding. The Company uses these measures as the basis for its prime measure of long-term financial performance (annualized growth in Diluted Tangible Book Value per Common Share plus dividends).

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PartnerRe Ltd. is a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, also offers capital markets products that include weather and credit protection to financial, industrial and service companies. Risks reinsured include property, casualty, motor, agriculture, aviation/space, catastrophe, credit/surety, engineering, energy, marine, specialty property, specialty casualty, multi-line and other lines in its Non-life operations, mortality, longevity and accident and health in its Life and Health operations, and alternative risk products. For the year ended December 31, 2014, total revenues were $6.5 billion. At June 30, 2015, total assets were $22.5 billion, total capital was $7.9 billion and total shareholders' equity attributable to PartnerRe was $7.1 billion.

PartnerRe on the Internet: www.partnerre.com

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on the Company's assumptions and expectations concerning future events and financial performance and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to significant business, economic and competitive risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. PartnerRe's forward-looking statements could be affected by numerous foreseeable and unforeseeable events and developments such as exposure to catastrophe, or other large property and casualty losses, credit, interest, currency and other risks associated with the Company's investment portfolio, adequacy of reserves, levels and pricing of new and renewal business achieved, changes in accounting policies, risks associated with implementing business strategies, and other factors identified in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information contained herein, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the dates on which they are made. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information or statements.

Important Information For Investors And Shareholders

This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. This communication relates to a proposed business combination between PartnerRe Ltd. ("PartnerRe") and AXIS Capital Holdings Limited ("AXIS"). In connection with this proposed business combination, PartnerRe and AXIS have filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), and a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus of PartnerRe and AXIS and other documents related to the proposed transaction. This communication is not a substitute for any such documents. The registration statement was declared effective by the SEC on June 1, 2015 and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus has been mailed to shareholders of PartnerRe and AXIS. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF PARTNERRE AND AXIS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN OR MAY BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. A definitive proxy statement has been mailed to shareholders of PartnerRe and AXIS. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of these documents and other documents filed with the SEC by PartnerRe and/or AXIS through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by PartnerRe are available free of charge on PartnerRe's internet website at http://www.partnerre.com or by contacting PartnerRe's Investor Relations Director by email at robin.sidders@partnerre.com or by phone at 1-441-294-5216. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by AXIS are available free of charge on AXIS' internet website at http://www.axiscapital.com or by contacting AXIS' Investor Relations Contact by email at linda.ventresca@axiscapital.com or by phone at 1-441-405-2727.

Participants in Solicitation

PartnerRe, AXIS, their respective directors and certain of their respective executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of PartnerRe is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the SEC on February 26, 2015, its proxy statement for its 2014 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 1, 2014, its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, which was filed with the SEC on May 4, 2015 and its Current Reports on Form 8-K, which were filed with the SEC on January 29, 2015, May 16, 2014 and March 27, 2014. Information about the directors and executive officers of AXIS is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the SEC on February 23, 2015, its proxy statement for its 2014 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 28, 2014, its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, which was filed with the SEC on May 4, 2015 and its Current Reports on Form 8-K, which were filed with the SEC on March 11, 2015, January 29, 2015, August 7, 2014, June 26, 2014, March 27, 2014 and February 26, 2014.

These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this communication regarding the proposed transaction between PartnerRe and AXIS are "forward-looking" statements. The words "anticipate," "believe," "ensure," "expect," "if," "illustrative," "intend," "estimate," "probable," "project," "forecasts," "predict," "outlook," "aim," "will," "could," "should," "would," "potential," "may," "might," "anticipate," "likely" "plan," "positioned," "strategy," and similar expressions, and the negative thereof, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about PartnerRe and AXIS, may include projections of their respective future financial performance, their respective anticipated growth strategies and anticipated trends in their respective businesses. These statements are only predictions based on current expectations and projections about future events. There are important factors that could cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including the risk factors set forth in PartnerRe's and AXIS' most recent reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other documents on file with the SEC and the factors given below:

• the failure to obtain the approval of shareholders of PartnerRe or AXIS in connection with the proposed transaction;

• the failure to consummate or delay in consummating the proposed transaction for other reasons;

• the timing to consummate the proposed transaction;

• the risk that a condition to closing of the proposed transaction may not be satisfied;

• the risk that a regulatory approval that may be required for the proposed transaction is delayed, is not obtained, or is obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated;

• AXIS' or PartnerRe's ability to achieve the synergies and value creation contemplated by the proposed transaction;

• the ability of either PartnerRe or AXIS to effectively integrate their businesses; and

• the diversion of management time on transaction-related issues.

PartnerRe's forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that PartnerRe believes to be reasonable but that may not prove to be accurate. AXIS' forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that AXIS believes to be reasonable but that may not prove to be accurate. Neither PartnerRe nor AXIS can guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Moreover, neither PartnerRe nor AXIS assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. PartnerRe and AXIS assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.

PartnerRe Ltd.
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive (Loss) Income
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)
(Unaudited)
       

For the three
months ended
June 30, 2015

For the three
months ended
June 30, 2014

For the six
months ended
June 30, 2015

For the six
months ended
June 30, 2014

Revenues
Gross premiums written $ 1,432,012   $ 1,462,307   $ 3,180,946   $ 3,334,047  
Net premiums written $ 1,322,304 $ 1,418,665 $ 2,975,519 $ 3,157,159
Decrease (increase) in unearned premiums   5,522     (65,596 )   (412,972 )   (550,308 )
Net premiums earned 1,327,826 1,353,069 2,562,547 2,606,851
Net investment income 120,192 129,967 224,823 246,834
Net realized and unrealized investment (losses) gains (255,734 ) 165,717 (140,089 ) 307,888
Other income   236     9,265     4,528     9,669  
Total revenues   1,192,520     1,658,018     2,651,809     3,171,242  
Expenses
Losses and loss expenses and life policy benefits 864,917 883,846 1,586,198 1,633,303
Acquisition costs 283,463 302,573 559,254 567,181
Other expenses (1) 129,766 107,072 254,516 218,534
Interest expense 12,248 12,240 24,493 24,477
Amortization of intangible assets 6,767 7,003 13,535 14,005
Net foreign exchange losses (gains)   6,391     (2,023 )   (6,756 )   (2,693 )
Total expenses   1,303,552     1,310,711     2,431,240     2,454,807  

(Loss) income before taxes and interest in earnings of equity method
investments

(111,032 ) 347,307 220,569 716,435
Income tax (benefit) expense (13,844 ) 78,440 65,821 140,746
Interest in earnings of equity method investments   8,633     4,925     4,795     10,989  
Net (loss) income (88,555 ) 273,792 159,543 586,678
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (354 )   (1,951 )   (2,536 )   (4,995 )
Net (loss) income attributable to PartnerRe (88,909 ) 271,841 157,007 581,683
Preferred dividends   14,184     14,184     28,367     28,367  
Net (loss) income attributable to PartnerRe common shareholders $ (103,093 ) $ 257,657   $ 128,640   $ 553,316  
Operating earnings attributable to PartnerRe common shareholders $ 112,494   $ 133,508   $ 263,030   $ 310,418  
Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to PartnerRe $ (81,913 ) $ 288,630   $ 160,846   $ 583,023  

Earnings and dividends per share data attributable to PartnerRe common
shareholders:

Basic operating earnings $ 2.35 $ 2.66 $ 5.52 $ 6.09
Net realized and unrealized investment (losses) gains, net of tax (4.55 ) 2.46 (2.45 ) 4.70
Net foreign exchange losses, net of tax (0.10 ) (0.06 ) (0.44 ) (0.08 )
Interest in earnings of equity method investments, net of tax   0.14     0.07     0.07     0.15  
Basic net (loss) income $ (2.16 ) $ 5.13   $ 2.70   $ 10.86  
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding 47,773,371 50,241,216 47,650,042 50,942,980
Diluted operating earnings (1) $ 2.35 $ 2.60 $ 5.39 $ 5.97
Net realized and unrealized investment (losses) gains, net of tax (4.55 ) 2.41 (2.39 ) 4.61
Net foreign exchange losses, net of tax (0.10 ) (0.06 ) (0.43 ) (0.08 )
Interest in earnings of equity method investments, net of tax   0.14     0.07     0.07     0.14  
Diluted net (loss) income $ (2.16 ) $ 5.02   $ 2.64   $ 10.64  

Weighted average number of common shares and common share
equivalents outstanding

47,773,371 51,328,761 48,785,437 52,024,451
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.70 $ 0.67 $ 1.40 $ 1.34
(1) Other expenses for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2015 include $9 million and $40 million, respectively, of costs related to the amalgamation with Axis, pre-tax, or $0.19 and $0.82, respectively, per diluted share, pre-tax. In addition, other expenses for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2015 include $25 million, pre-tax, related to the negotiated earn-out consideration paid to the former shareholders of Presidio Reinsurance Group, Inc., or $0.53 and $0.52, respectively, per diluted share, pre-tax.
PartnerRe Ltd.
Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share and parenthetical share and per share data)

(Unaudited)
     
June 30, December 31,
2015 2014
Assets
Investments:
Fixed maturities, at fair value $ 13,349,772 $ 13,918,745
Short-term investments, at fair value 19,244 25,678
Equities, at fair value 1,006,551 1,056,514
Other invested assets   340,267     298,827  
Total investments 14,715,834 15,299,764
Funds held – directly managed 594,870 608,853
Cash and cash equivalents 1,492,997 1,313,468
Accrued investment income 139,772 158,737
Reinsurance balances receivable 3,055,308 2,454,850
Reinsurance recoverable on paid and unpaid losses 342,074 246,158
Funds held by reinsured companies 688,358 765,905
Deferred acquisition costs 733,184 661,186
Deposit assets 72,442 92,973
Net tax assets 55,214 6,876
Goodwill 456,380 456,380
Intangible assets 146,069 159,604
Other assets   39,321     45,603  
Total assets $ 22,531,823   $ 22,270,357  
Liabilities
Unpaid losses and loss expenses $ 9,549,398 $ 9,745,806
Policy benefits for life and annuity contracts 2,087,369 2,050,107
Unearned premiums 2,207,674 1,750,607
Other reinsurance balances payable 234,175 182,395
Deposit liabilities 48,475 70,325
Net tax liabilities 246,618 240,989
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other 254,982 304,728
Debt related to senior notes 750,000 750,000
Debt related to capital efficient notes   70,989     70,989  
Total liabilities   15,449,680     15,165,946  
Shareholders' Equity
Common shares (par value $1.00; issued: 2015 and 2014, 87,237,220 shares) 87,237 87,237

Preferred shares (par value $1.00; issued and outstanding: 2015 and 2014, 34,150,000 shares; aggregate liquidation
value: 2015 and 2014, $853,750)

34,150 34,150
Additional paid-in capital 3,965,490 3,949,665
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (30,244 ) (34,083 )
Retained earnings 6,297,968 6,270,811
Common shares held in treasury, at cost (2015, 39,401,311 shares; 2014, 39,400,936 shares)   (3,274,675 )   (3,258,870 )
Total shareholders' equity attributable to PartnerRe 7,079,926 7,048,910
Noncontrolling interests   2,217     55,501  
Total shareholders' equity   7,082,143     7,104,411  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 22,531,823   $ 22,270,357  
Diluted Book Value Per Common Share and Common Share Equivalents Outstanding (1) (2) $ 127.24   $ 126.21  
Diluted Tangible Book Value Per Common Share and Common Share Equivalents Outstanding (1) (2) $ 115.90   $ 114.76  
Number of Common Shares and Common Share Equivalents Outstanding (2)   48,932,758     49,087,412  
(1)   Excludes the aggregate liquidation value of preferred shares (2015 and 2014, $853,750) and noncontrolling interests (2015, $2,217; 2014, $55,501).
(2) Common share and common share equivalents outstanding are calculated using the Treasury Method for all potentially dilutive shares.
PartnerRe Ltd.
Segment Information
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars)
(Unaudited)
       

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2015

North
America

 

Global
(Non-U.S.)
P&C

 

Global
Specialty

 

Catastrophe

 

Total
Non-life
segment

 

Life
and Health
segment

 

Corporate
and Other

  Total
Gross premiums written $ 427 $ 143 $ 406 $ 122 $ 1,098 $ 334 $ $ 1,432
Net premiums written $ 401 $ 137 $ 400 $ 71 $ 1,009 $ 313 $ $ 1,322
Decrease (increase) in unearned premiums   34   22   (26)   (27)   3   3     6
Net premiums earned $ 435 $ 159 $ 374 $ 44 $ 1,012 $ 316 $ $ 1,328
Losses and loss expenses and life policy benefits (296) (121) (198) 10 (605) (260) (865)
Acquisition costs   (111)   (36)   (102)   (4)   (253)   (30)     (283)
Technical result $ 28 $ 2 $ 74 $ 50 $ 154 $ 26 $ $ 180
Other income
Other expenses   (55)   (16)   (59)   (130)
Underwriting result $ 99 $ 10 n/a $ 50
Net investment income   16   104   120
Allocated underwriting result (1) $ 26 n/a n/a
Net realized and unrealized investment losses (256) (256)
Interest expense (12) (12)
Amortization of intangible assets (7) (7)
Net foreign exchange losses (6) (6)
Income tax benefit 14 14
Interest in earnings of equity method investments   8   8
Net loss   n/a $ (89)
Loss ratio (2) 68.1 % 75.9 % 53.0 % (21.5) % 59.8 %
Acquisition ratio (3)   25.4   23.2   27.2   8.2   25.0
Technical ratio (4) 93.5 % 99.1 % 80.2 % (13.3) % 84.8 %
Other expense ratio (5)   5.5
Combined ratio (6)   90.3 %
 

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2014

North
America

 

Global
(Non-U.S.)
P&C

 

Global
Specialty

 

Catastrophe

 

Total
Non-life
segment

 

Life
and Health
segment

 

Corporate
and Other

  Total
Gross premiums written $ 400 $ 155 $ 438 $ 143 $ 1,136 $ 326 $ $ 1,462
Net premiums written $ 392 $ 148 $ 432 $ 136 $ 1,108 $ 311 $ $ 1,419
(Increase) decrease in unearned premiums   (2)   39   (26)   (77)   (66)       (66)
Net premiums earned $ 390 $ 187 $ 406 $ 59 $ 1,042 $ 311 $ $ 1,353
Losses and loss expenses and life policy benefits (240) (103) (270) (19) (632) (252) (884)
Acquisition costs   (102)   (52)   (98)   (8)   (260)   (43)     (303)
Technical result $ 48 $ 32 $ 38 $ 32 $ 150 $ 16 $ $ 166
Other income 1 3 5 9
Other expenses   (61)   (16)   (30)   (107)
Underwriting result $ 90 $ 3 n/a $ 68
Net investment income   15   115   130
Allocated underwriting result (1) $ 18 n/a n/a
Net realized and unrealized investment gains 166 166
Interest expense (12) (12)
Amortization of intangible assets (7) (7)
Net foreign exchange gains 2 2
Income tax expense (78) (78)
Interest in earnings of equity method investments   5   5
Net income   n/a $ 274
Loss ratio (2) 61.5 % 54.6 % 66.5 % 33.4 % 60.6 %
Acquisition ratio (3)   26.1   27.9   24.2   13.0   25.0
Technical ratio (4) 87.6 % 82.5 % 90.7 % 46.4 % 85.6 %
Other expense ratio (5)   5.9
Combined ratio (6)   91.5 %
(1)   Allocated underwriting result is defined as net premiums earned, other income or loss and allocated net investment income less life policy benefits, acquisition costs and other expenses.
(2) Loss ratio is obtained by dividing losses and loss expenses by net premiums earned.
(3) Acquisition ratio is obtained by dividing acquisition costs by net premiums earned.
(4) Technical ratio is defined as the sum of the loss ratio and the acquisition ratio.
(5) Other expense ratio is obtained by dividing other expenses by net premiums earned.
(6) Combined ratio is defined as the sum of the technical ratio and the other expense ratio.
PartnerRe Ltd.
Segment Information
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars)
(Unaudited)
     

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2015

North
America

 

Global
(Non-U.S.)
P&C

 

Global
Specialty

 

Catastrophe

 

Total
Non-life
segment

 

Life
and Health
segment

 

Corporate
and Other

  Total
Gross premiums written $ 900 $ 477 $ 833 $ 312 $ 2,522 $ 659 $ $ 3,181
Net premiums written $ 872 $ 468 $ 762 $ 247 $ 2,349 $ 626 $ $ 2,975
Increase in unearned premiums   (98 )   (135 )   (23 )   (145 )   (401 )   (12 )       (413 )
Net premiums earned $ 774 $ 333 $ 739 $ 102 $ 1,948 $ 614 $ $ 2,562
Losses and loss expenses and life policy benefits (468 ) (240 ) (369 ) (10 ) (1,087 ) (499 ) (1,586 )
Acquisition costs   (204 )   (89 )   (194 )   (8 )   (495 )   (64 )       (559 )
Technical result $ 102 $ 4 $ 176 $ 84 $ 366 $ 51 $ $ 417
Other income 1 3 4
Other expenses   (107 )   (31 )   (116 )   (254 )
Underwriting result $ 259 $ 21 n/a $ 167
Net investment income   30     195     225  
Allocated underwriting result (1) $ 51 n/a n/a
Net realized and unrealized investment losses (140 ) (140 )
Interest expense (25 ) (25 )
Amortization of intangible assets (14 ) (14 )
Net foreign exchange gains 7 7
Income tax expense (65 ) (65 )
Interest in earnings of equity method investments   5     5  
Net income   n/a   $ 160  
Loss ratio (2) 60.4 % 72.0 % 49.9 % 9.9 % 55.8 %
Acquisition ratio (3)   26.4     26.8     26.3     7.6     25.4  
Technical ratio (4) 86.8 % 98.8 % 76.2 % 17.5 % 81.2 %
Other expense ratio (5)   5.5  
Combined ratio (6)   86.7   %
 

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2014

North
America

 

Global
(Non-U.S.)
P&C

 

Global
Specialty

 

Catastrophe

 

Total
Non-life
segment

 

Life
and Health
segment

 

Corporate
and Other

  Total
Gross premiums written $ 930 $ 519 $ 917 $ 353 $ 2,719 $ 615 $ $ 3,334
Net premiums written $ 919 $ 508 $ 822 $ 315 $ 2,564 $ 593 $ $ 3,157
Increase in unearned premiums   (151 )   (141 )   (61 )   (177 )   (530 )   (20 )       (550 )
Net premiums earned $ 768 $ 367 $ 761 $ 138 $ 2,034 $ 573 $ $ 2,607
Losses and loss expenses and life policy benefits (499 ) (196 ) (471 ) 1 (1,165 ) (468 ) (1,633 )
Acquisition costs   (194 )   (107 )   (178 )   (15 )   (494 )   (73 )       (567 )
Technical result $ 75 $ 64 $ 112 $ 124 $ 375 $ 32 $ $ 407
Other income 2 4 4 10
Other expenses   (126 )   (34 )   (59 )   (219 )
Underwriting result $ 251 $ 2 n/a $ 198
Net investment income   30     217     247  
Allocated underwriting result (1) $ 32 n/a n/a
Net realized and unrealized investment gains 308 308
Interest expense (25 ) (25 )
Amortization of intangible assets (14 ) (14 )
Net foreign exchange gains 3 3
Income tax expense (141 ) (141 )
Interest in earnings of equity method investments   11     11  
Net income   n/a   $ 587  
Loss ratio (2) 65.0 % 53.5 % 61.9 % (0.9 ) % 57.3 %
Acquisition ratio (3)   25.2     29.0     23.4     11.4     24.3  
Technical ratio (4) 90.2 % 82.5 % 85.3 % 10.5 % 81.6 %
Other operating ratio (5)   6.2  
Combined ratio (6)   87.8   %

PartnerRe Ltd.
(441) 292-0888
Investor Contact: Robin Sidders
Media Contact: Celia Powell
or
Sard Verbinnen & Co
(212) 687-8080
Drew Brown/Robin Weinberg






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