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AM Best Revises Outlooks to Positive for Definity Financial Corporation and Its Subsidiary

AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICR of “a-” (Excellent) of Definity Insurance Company (Definity Insurance). Concurrently, AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Long-Term ICR of “bbb-” (Good) of Definity Financial Corporation. Both companies collectively are known as Definity and are domiciled in Ontario, Canada.

The Credit Ratings (ratings) of Definity Insurance reflect its balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as very strong, as well as its marginal operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

The revision of Definity’s outlooks to positive reflects recent improvements in underwriting results as the company completes upfront investments related to the expansion of its brands in personal lines and digital investments in technology and analytics, which are contributing to better risk selection and claims practices. The outlook change reflects favorable improvement in underwriting performance within personal and commercial lines over the last three years.

The positive outlooks further recognize AM Best’s expectation that the company's operating performance will continue to benefit from management's underwriting discipline and improvements in scale and business mix while maintaining an overall very strong balance sheet strength assessment.

Definity Insurance's risk-adjusted capitalization is anticipated to remain at a level supporting robust business growth in line with the group’s strategy to be a top five property/casualty carrier in Canada. The ratings acknowledge the diversification in its lines of business and distribution systems, which contribute to its overall business profile. The company became public in November 2021 and to date maintains an unlevered balance sheet. AM Best expects that in the future the company will manage financial leverage and interest coverage ratios at a level that is aligned with the group’s current ratings.

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