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A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to AmTrust Insurance Luxembourg S.A.

  A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to AmTrust Insurance Luxembourg S.A.

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OLDWICK, N.J. -- October 15, 2013

A.M. Best Co. has assigned a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and an
issuer credit rating of “a” to AmTrust Insurance Luxembourg S.A. (AILSA)
(Luxembourg). The outlook assigned to both ratings is stable.

The ratings reflect the explicit support provided by AmTrust Financial
Services, Inc’s  (AFSI) (NASDAQ:AFSI) Bermuda subsidiary, AmTrust
International Insurance, Ltd. (AIIL), in the form of an intercompany quota
share agreement that was executed following regulatory approval. All remaining
ratings of AFSI and its subsidiaries are unchanged. (Please see A.M. Best’s
press release dated May 24, 2013 for further information.)

The methodology used in determining these ratings is Best’s Credit Rating
Methodology, which provides a comprehensive explanation of A.M. Best’s rating
process and contains the different rating criteria employed in the rating
process. Best’s Credit Rating Methodology can be found at
www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology.

A.M. Best Company is the world's oldest and most authoritative insurance
rating and information source. For more information, visit www.ambest.com.

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Contact:

A.M. Best Company
Brian O’Larte, 908-439-2200, ext. 5138
Senior Financial Analyst
brian.o'larte@ambest.com
or
Michael Lagomarsino, CFA, 908-439-2200, ext. 5810
Assistant Vice President
michael.lagomarsoino@ambest.com
or
Rachelle Morrow, 908-439-2200, ext. 5378
Senior Manager, Public Relations
rachelle.morrow@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, 908-439-2200, ext. 5644
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com