Alterra believes that these factors include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) the adequacy of loss reserves and the need to adjust such reserves as claims develop over time; (2) the failure of any of the loss limitation methods employed; (3) the effects of emerging claims and coverage issues; (4) changes in general economic conditions, including changes in capital and credit markets; (5) the effect of competition and cyclical trends, including with respect to demand and pricing in the insurance and reinsurance markets; (6) any lowering or loss of financial ratings; (7) the occurrence of natural or man-made catastrophic events with a frequency or severity exceeding expectations; (8) the loss of business provided to Alterra by its major brokers; (9) the effect on Alterra’s investment portfolio of changing financial market conditions including inflation, interest rates, liquidity and other factors; (10) tax and regulatory changes and conditions; (11) the integration of Max and Harbor Point or new business ventures Alterra may enter into; and (12) retention of key personnel, as well as management’s response to any of the aforementioned factors.

The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included herein and elsewhere, including the Risk Factors included in Max’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and other documents on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Alterra will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Alterra or its business or operations. Alterra undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.