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Validus Announces Full Year 2012 Net Income Of $408.4 Million And Fourth Quarter 2012 Net Loss Of $(90.7) Million

Net premiums earned for the three months ended December 31, 2012 were $208.1 million compared to $209.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2011, a decrease of $1.2 million, or 0.6%.

The combined ratio for the three months ended December 31, 2012 was 97.9% compared to 86.8% for the three months ended December 31, 2011, an increase of 11.1 percentage points.

The loss ratio for the three months ended December 31, 2012 was 61.1% compared to 52.0% for the three months ended December 31, 2011, an increase of 9.1 percentage points. For the three months ended December 31, 2012, Talbot incurred $78.4 million of losses attributable to notable loss events which represented 37.7 percentage points of the overall loss ratio. The loss ratio for the three months ended December 31, 2012 included favorable loss reserve development on prior accident years of $37.4 million, benefiting the loss ratio by 18.0 percentage points.

Gross premiums written for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $1,078.6 million compared to $1,014.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2011, an increase of $64.5 million, or 6.4%. Gross premiums written for the year ended December 31, 2012 included $324.9 million of property premiums, $396.2 million of marine premiums and $357.5 million of specialty premiums compared to $306.3 million of property premiums, $341.8 million of marine premiums and $366.0 million of specialty premiums in the year ended December 31, 2011.

Net premiums earned for the year ended December 31, 2012 were $832.3 million compared to $770.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2011, an increase of $62.0 million, or 8.1%.

The combined ratio for the year ended December 31, 2012 was 89.9% compared to 99.1% for the year ended December 31, 2011, a decrease of 9.2 percentage points.

The loss ratio for the year ended December 31, 2012 was 50.9% compared to 63.0% for the year ended December 31, 2011, a decrease of 12.1 percentage points. For the year ended December 31, 2012, Talbot incurred $97.8 million of losses attributable to notable loss events, which represented 11.8 percentage points of the overall loss ratio. The loss ratio for the year ended December 31, 2012 included favorable loss reserve development on prior accident years of $102.4 million, benefiting the loss ratio by 12.3 percentage points.

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