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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

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HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A
(Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” of Hyundai
Marine & Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. (HMF) (South Korea). The outlook of
these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

The ratings reflect HMF’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best
categorizes as strong, as well as its adequate operating performance,
favorable business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

HMF’s risk-adjusted capitalization, as measured by Best’s Capital
Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), is assessed as very strong, supported by the
issuance of hybrid bonds worth KRW 500 billion (approximately USD 450
million) in August 2018. Aside from the impact of hybrid bond issuance,
the company benefited from further enhancement in its capitalization due
to an increase in unrealized gains on its substantial holding of
available-for-sale bonds, following the recent downward trend of market
interest rates in South Korea.

Historically, HMF has reported a higher underwriting and asset leverage
than the industry average; however, this is now in line with the overall
industry level, due to the company’s recently improved capitalization.
An offsetting factor is a declining interest coverage ratio, which AM
Best expects to further drop in 2019, with the full-year dividend
payment for its newly issued hybrid bonds.

Overall operating performance is assessed as adequate, as demonstrated
by HMF’s stable earnings stream, as well as its combined ratio, which is
in line with the industry average. Although underwriting performance
deteriorated in 2018, owing to increasing losses in the auto insurance
line, the insurer’s strong investment earnings backed by growing
investment assets helped to support its overall performance.

With a market share of 17% in terms of direct premium written in 2018,
HMF is the second-largest non-life insurer in South Korea, a position
that the company has maintained for a long time amid increasing
competition. The company has a widely recognized brand in its domestic
market and a solid business relationship with Hyundai Motor Group, which
is a stable source of business for its general insurance line. In
addition, HMF has a diversified distribution channel strategy that
supports its favorable business profile assessment.

Negative rating actions could occur if the company’s operating
performance or risk-adjusted capitalization deteriorates significantly.

Ratings are communicated to rated entities prior to publication.
Unless stated otherwise, the ratings were not amended subsequent to that
communication.

This press release relates to Credit Ratings that have been published
on AM Best’s website. For all rating information relating to the release
and pertinent disclosures, including details of the office responsible
for issuing each of the individual ratings referenced in this release,
please see AM Best’s
Recent
Rating Activity
web page. For additional information
regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view
Understanding
Best’s Credit Ratings
. For information on the proper media
use of Best’s Credit Ratings and AM Best press releases, please view
Guide
for Media – Proper Use of Best’s Credit Ratings and AM Best Rating
Action Press Releases
.

AM Best is a global rating agency and information provider with a
unique focus on the insurance industry. Visit
www.ambest.com
for more information
.

Copyright © 2019 by A.M. Best Rating Services, Inc. and/or its
affiliates. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Contacts

Chanyoung Lee
Senior Financial Analyst
+852
2827 3404

chanyoung.lee@ambest.com

Christie Lee
Director, Analytics
+852 2827
3413

christie.lee@ambest.com

Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
+1
908 439 2200, ext. 5159

christopher.sharkey@ambest.com

Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
+1 908
439 2200, ext. 5644

james.peavy@ambest.com

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Bin Zayed Group’s global oil chain and BBOSS reached a strategic cooperation

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recently, Top investment master in the world, Prince of Abu Dhabi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bin Zayed Group, His Excellency Sheikh Khaled Bing Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Sovereign Fund, chaired the “Global refueling chain OPC Strategic Cooperation Seminar” in Bangkok, Thailand. The Bin Zayed Group, a partner from 50 countries around the world, held a one-day strategic discussion on the use of the BBOSS accounting tool to launch the global refueling chain. Finally reached a consensus that the OPC global refueling system uses the BBOSS accounting tool as a third-party tool for OPC points.

Liu Shijiang, secretary general of the China Aviation Rescue Alliance, attended the seminar and reached a strategic cooperation intention on the cooperation between the Air Rescue Association and OPC.

(BIN ZAYED GROUP, (BZG),) is a global oil, energy, bank, finance, real estate, top hotel, antique and cultural relics investment enterprise founded by Prince Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Its “Abu Dhabi sovereign fund”, with a size of $1.3 trillion (10 trillion yuan), once ranked first in the world and now ranks second in the world.

The global refueling chain project launched by the Bin Zayed Group is the first subdivided market project based on block chain technology to solve the problem of gas stations. This project not only solves the problem of expensive refueling, The problem of the number of passengers at gas stations is due to the use of the BBOSS points tool to give all participants more benefits. The global network of global refueling chain projects will make full use of the BBOSS accounting tool, meaning that the physical application of BBOSS tools is rapidly expanding to more areas around the world.

The cooperation with the China Aviation Rescue Alliance also applies the oil chain to people’s livelihood, refueling BBOSS Token to let more consumers feel the convenience and benefits of BBOSS accounting tools to their lives.

Contacts

Jan Liu

Jan@globalnews.com

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IMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Textron Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$TXT #TXTThe Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Textron Inc. (“Textron” or “the Company”) (NYSE: TXT) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Investors who purchased the Company’s shares between January 31, 2018 and October 17, 2018, inclusive (the ”Class Period”), are encouraged to contact the firm before October 21, 2019.

If you are a shareholder who suffered a loss, click here to participate.

We also encourage you to contact Brian Schall of the Schall Law Firm, 1880 Century Park East, Suite 404, Los Angeles, CA 90067, at 424-303-1964, to discuss your rights free of charge. You can also reach us through the firm’s website at www.schallfirm.com, or by email at brian@schallfirm.com.

The class, in this case, has not yet been certified, and until certification occurs, you are not represented by an attorney. If you choose to take no action, you can remain an absent class member.

According to the Complaint, the Company made false and misleading statements to the market. Textron suffered from slowing end-market sales of Arctic Cat products, leaving the sales channel filled with excess inventory. The Company provided significant discounts in an effort to clear the aging inventory, which impacted its earnings. Based on these facts, the Company’s public statements were false and materially misleading. When the market learned the truth about Textron, investors suffered damages.

Join the case to recover your losses.

The Schall Law Firm represents investors around the world and specializes in securities class action lawsuits and shareholder rights litigation.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and rules of ethics.

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The Schall Law Firm

Brian Schall, Esq.

www.schallfirm.com

Office: 310-301-3335

Cell: 424-303-1964

info@schallfirm.com

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IMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Textron Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$TXT #TXTThe Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Textron Inc. (“Textron” or “the Company”) (NYSE: TXT) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Investors who purchased the Company’s shares between January 31, 2018 and October 17, 2018, inclusive (the ”Class Period”), are encouraged to contact the firm before October 21, 2019.

If you are a shareholder who suffered a loss, click here to participate.

We also encourage you to contact Brian Schall of the Schall Law Firm, 1880 Century Park East, Suite 404, Los Angeles, CA 90067, at 424-303-1964, to discuss your rights free of charge. You can also reach us through the firm’s website at www.schallfirm.com, or by email at brian@schallfirm.com.

The class, in this case, has not yet been certified, and until certification occurs, you are not represented by an attorney. If you choose to take no action, you can remain an absent class member.

According to the Complaint, the Company made false and misleading statements to the market. Textron suffered from slowing end-market sales of Arctic Cat products, leaving the sales channel filled with excess inventory. The Company provided significant discounts in an effort to clear the aging inventory, which impacted its earnings. Based on these facts, the Company’s public statements were false and materially misleading. When the market learned the truth about Textron, investors suffered damages.

Join the case to recover your losses.

The Schall Law Firm represents investors around the world and specializes in securities class action lawsuits and shareholder rights litigation.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and rules of ethics.

Contacts

The Schall Law Firm

Brian Schall, Esq.

www.schallfirm.com

Office: 310-301-3335

Cell: 424-303-1964

info@schallfirm.com

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