Press Release

JCR-VIS reaffirms IFS rating of Security General Insurance Company Limited (SGI) at ‘A’

Karachi, November 7, 2005 JCR-VIS has reaffirmed the Insurer Financial Strength rating of Security General Insurance Company Limited (SGI) at ‘A’ (Single A) with a ‘Stable’ outlook.

On the back of considerable investments that have been very profitable over the years, SGI’s ability to repay its borrowings and claims has remained strong. While the company’s business volumes have continued to increase till 2004, the management plans to reduce less profitable business in the current year and premium levels may therefore decline temporarily. Concurrently, SGI has scaled down its organizational infrastructure with the objective of focusing on areas with higher underwriting margins.

This rating denotes high capacity to meet policyholder and contract obligations. Risk factors may vary over time due to business / economic conditions.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact the undersigned (Ext: 233) or Ms. Sabeen Saleem (Ext: 222) at 5671822/5671833/5680996 or fax to 5681105/5671600.

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