Hamilton, Bermuda – Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd (“Catalina”), announces that following consent from FINMA, the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority, it has completed the acquisition of Glacier Reinsurance AG, the Swiss-based reinsurance company in run-off.

Glacier Re, established in 2004, wrote a diversified book of predominantly short tail reinsurance until it entered run-off in August 2010. As at 30 September 2010, it had total assets of $1.2 billion, gross technical reserves of $466 million, and net assets of $374 million.

Chris Fagan, Chairman and Chief Executive of Catalina said: “I am pleased that our acquisition of Glacier Re has now completed successfully. Glacier Re is Catalina’s fourth acquisition in two years. It is also the largest acquisition to date of a European reinsurer in run-off and will add significantly to our existing business.

“We remain acquisitive and are actively exploring a strong pipeline of opportunities in the run-off sector”.

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