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RLI Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

RLI Corp. (NYSE: RLI) – RLI Corp. reported second quarter 2013 operating earnings of $27.5 million ($1.27 per share), compared to $25.2 million ($1.17 per share) for the second quarter of 2012. For the six months ended June 30, 2013, operating earnings were $49.9 million ($2.31 per share) compared to $45.8 million ($2.13 per share) for the same period in 2012.
        Second Quarter
Earnings Per Diluted Share       2013       2012
Operating earnings (1)       $1.27       $1.17
Net earnings       $1.38       $1.15
(1) See discussion of non-GAAP financial measures on page 2.

Highlights for the quarter included:
  • 11% growth in gross premiums written and 15% growth in net premiums written.
  • Underwriting income of $25.6 million, resulting in a combined ratio of 83.4.
  • $24.6 million net increase in underwriting income resulting from favorable development on prior years’ loss reserves.
  • $8.8 million net decrease in underwriting income resulting from 2013 spring storms.
  • Book value per share of $38.64, an increase of 3.2% from year end 2012.

“Our underwriters delivered excellent results, as evidenced by the 83 combined ratio and 11% growth in gross premiums written this quarter,” said RLI Corp. Chairman & CEO Jonathan E. Michael. “Premium production continues to benefit from improved market conditions and newer product initiatives, particularly within our casualty segment.”

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