S&P to Host Teleconference Tomorrow on U.S. P/C, Global Reinsurance

December 18, 2007

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services will hold a telephone conference call on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time (5:00 P.M. -Europe; 4:00 P.M. UK). The conference will feature an overview of S&P’s ratings outlooks for the U.S. property/casualty sector (commercial and personal lines) as well as the ratings outlook for the global reinsurance sector. The discussion participants will include credit analysts John Iten, Neil Stein, Laline Carvalho, and Peter Grant of S&P’s Insurance Ratings team.

S&P said its “2008 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 Dec. 19. The property casualty outlooks were published on RatingsDirect November 28, 2007 and are entitled ‘2008 U.S. Commercial Lines Outlook: Earnings Still Strong, But Weaker Prices Should Start To Hit Bottom Lines’ and ‘2008 U.S. Personal Lines Outlook: A Quiet Year Fuels Profits, Though Softening Prices Loom.'”

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 also reminded would-be participants that the broadcast teleconference calls are offered 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 pre-call registration process.
Live Dial-in Numbers:
U.S./All Others: 1-210-795-0624
U.K.: 44-20-7108-6390
Conference ID#: 8408437
Passcode: SANDP

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 PG8408437 Passcode is SANDP. 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.

Replays: Recorded replays of the call are made available about an hour after the call concludes and are available until Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007. Replay number: 1-203-369-3242.

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 Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008.

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 e-mail address.

Source: Standard & Poor’s

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