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CNA Hardy Brexit Structure Approved

CNA Hardy has announced that CNA Insurance Company Limited ('CICL') has received approval from the High Court of England & Wales to transfer European business to its new Luxembourg subsidiary: CNA Insurance Company (Europe) S.A. ('CICE') in preparation for the UK's exit from the European Union.

LONDON - 05 December 2018 — CNA Hardy, a leading specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within the Lloyd's and company markets, has announced that CNA Insurance Company Limited ('CICL') has received approval from the High Court of England & Wales to transfer European business to its new Luxembourg subsidiary: CNA Insurance Company (Europe) S.A. ('CICE') in preparation for the UK's exit from the European Union. This approval sanctions CNA Hardy's Part VII transfer and is the final step needed for CNA Hardy to implement its Brexit solution.

The new structure will enable CNA Hardy to continue to service its clients and partners and to give certainty to CICL policyholders, regardless of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. The Part VII transfer is effective from 1st January 2019 and this is when policyholders will transfer from CICL to CICE and CICE will begin to write new business.

CICL will continue to be based in London, UK, whilst CICE will be headquartered in Luxembourg, with seven branches across Europe. In November 2018, the Luxembourg-based subsidiary was successfully assigned its 'A' long-term insurer financial strength rating by S&P Global Ratings with a stable outlook.

Dave Brosnan, CEO CNA Hardy said, "Now that we have the necessary final approval, we can move ahead with our Brexit plans and provide certainty to our clients and partners that we can continue to offer full access to our services after Brexit. We remain firmly committed to developing our European operations and this exciting development means we maintain our ability to write business across Continental Europe."

CNA Hardy writes property, casualty, marine and speciality business through its network of wholly owned offices and Syndicate 382, its Lloyd's platform.

About CNA Hardy 
CNA Hardy, acting through Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited and CNA Insurance Company Limited, independent wholly-owned UK subsidiaries, are a leading specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within both the Lloyd's and company markets. For more information, please visit CNA Hardy at www.cnahardy.com.

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CNA is one of the largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance companies. CNA provides a broad range of standard and specialized property and casualty insurance products and services for businesses and professionals in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, backed by 120 years of experience and more than $45 billion of assets. For more information about CNA, visit our website at www.cna.com.

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CNA Insurance Company Limited (company registration number 950) and Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited (company registration number 1264271) are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (firm reference number 202777 and 204843 respectively). CNA Services (UK) Limited (registered number 8836589). 'CNAHardy' is a trading name of CNA Insurance Company Limited and Hardy Underwriting Group PLC (which includes Hardy (Underwriting Agencies) Limited and Hardy Underwriting Asia PTE). VAT registration number 667557779.

The above companies are all registered in England with their registered office at 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BY.
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