S&P: 2007 Mid-Year Outlooks for U.S. P/C Teleconference Today

June 12, 2007

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services will hold a telephone conference call today, June 12, 2007, at 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, 4:00 PM U.K. Time, to present an overview of its ratings outlooks for the U.S. P/C sector.

The conference will cover commercial and personal lines, as well as the ratings outlook for the global reinsurance sector. The discussion participants will include credit analysts John Iten, Polina Chernyak, and Peter Grant of S&P’s Insurance Ratings team.

As part of the conference S&P noted that its “midyear outlook articles, as well as the presentations that will be utilized during the net enhanced portion of the teleconference will be available on our public Web site prior to the start of the call on June 12.”

The outlooks: “U.S. Commercial Lines Insurers Midyear 2007 Outlook: Price Deterioration May Erode Healthy Profit Margins” and “U.S. Personal Lines Midyear 2007 Outlook: Softer Pricing Brings Crucial Challenges,” and the reinsurance outlook: “U.S. And Bermuda Reinsurance Midyear 2007 Outlook: Calm Before More Storms?” were published on June 4, 2007, on RatingsDirect.

To access these reports and presentations, go to: www.events.standardandpoors.com, and simply click on the link for this teleconference, which will be listed within the Teleconferences section of the Events home page.

S&P noted that it offers all of its broadcast teleconference calls to all interested participants on a complimentary basis. The call will begin promptly at the time indicated. Please call at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the call to complete the precall registration process.

Live Dial-in numbers: U.S./All others: (210) 839-8800;
U.K.: 44-20-7943-5370
Conference ID no.: 7739636
Passcode: SANDP1
Net Enhanced: This Conference call will allow participants to view a slide presentation by logging into www.mymeetings.com/nc/join. The conference name is PG7739636. The passcode is SANDP1. To view the presentations, you must have either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.x or later, and your computer must be java enabled.

Recorded replays of the call are made available about an hour after the call concludes and are available until Tuesday, June 19, 2007.
Replay number: (203) 369-1449

Streaming Audio: The call will also be available live in “listen-only” mode at www.events.standardandpoors.com for listeners with the Real Playerâ„¢ software, sound card, and speakers. The Streaming Audio playback is available until Tuesday, July 10, 2007.

If you have any questions about the conference call, please e-mail: eventsmarketing@standardandpoors.com. Please send any address corrections via e-mail to the same address.

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