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A.M. Best Comments on Credit Ratings of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. and Its Subsidiaries Following Proposed $100 Million Offering Of Convertible Notes


A.M. Best has commented that the Financial Strength Rating of A-
(Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of
"a-" of Greenlight Reinsurance, Ltd. (Greenlight Re) (Cayman
Islands) and its affiliate, Greenlight Reinsurance Ireland,
Designated Activity Company
(Ireland) are unaffected by the recent
announcement regarding the proposed offering of $100 million of
convertible senior notes, due 2023. Furthermore, the Long-Term ICR of
"bbb-" of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (Cayman Islands) (NASDAQ: GLRE) remains unaffected as well. A.M. Best's last Credit Rating
(rating) review of these entities took place on Sept. 28, 2017. The
outlook of these ratings remains stable.

Prior to the issuance of these notes, Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. did
not have any outstanding debt. Following the issuance of the notes, the
company's financial leverage will remain well within A.M. Best's
tolerances, as outlined in Best's Credit Rating Methodology, and will
not impact the ratings.

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