Liberty Insurance Berhad officially launched

Former Uni.Asia General Insurance rebranded following sales of majority share to Liberty Mutual Group.

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 June 2015 – Liberty Insurance Berhad, formerly Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad (UAG) was officially launched today. This follows the acquisition of a majority stake in the company by Liberty Seguros, a subsidiary of the Liberty Mutual Group, which was completed in July 2014. The US-based Liberty Mutual Group (the Group) founded in 1912, is a global insurer listed on the Fortune 100. In 2014, the group recorded US$39.6b in revenue and US$124.3b in assets.

The launch was officiated by Dato’ Haji Kamil Khalid Ariff, Chairman of Liberty Insurance Berhad. Also present were Luciano Suzuki, Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific Region at Liberty International, David Tan, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Insurance Berhad, and the company’s senior management team, personnel and business partners.

“UAG has a strong and proud history in Malaysia stretching back 38 years. Our success has been built upon our relationships with our clients as well as with other stakeholders. Moving forward, Liberty Insurance Berhad will incorporate our local experience and Liberty’s global expertise to further enhance these relationships,” Tan said.

Tan added that Liberty Insurance Berhad’s passion for making insurance readily available to all consumers contributes to the objective of ensuring greater insurance coverage for the population of Malaysia. “We believe that being insured is important for enhancing the population’s financial security and social safety net and we want to play an integral role in helping people in Malaysia live safer, more secure lives,” he said.

Meanwhile, Suzuki said the Liberty Mutual Group continues to embrace the local expertise of their operations while uniting everyone behind the strong values that give the Group its unique qualities. “Malaysia has a vibrant and developing insurance industry, and we are extremely excited to establish a footprint in this fast growing and profitable market. Together with Liberty Insurance Berhad, we look forward to our continued success in Southeast Asia’s second largest insurance market,” said Suzuki.

Remarking on Liberty Insurance Berhad’s financial performance, Tan said he looks forward to continuing the company’s recent business momentum, taking its new name and new family to greater heights. “Liberty Insurance Berhad recently finalised our nine-month financial period ended December 2014, and I’m pleased to announce that for this period, the company achieved a gross written premium of RM420 million and a pre-tax profit of RM57 million,” Tan said.

With the rebranding, Liberty Insurance Berhad’s 638 personnel add to Liberty Mutual Group’s more than 50,000 personnel in more than 900 offices worldwide. The Malaysian entity is the 30th country in the Group’s current diversified global presence, which is spread across Asia, the Americas and Europe through the Group’s international and global specialty strategic business units.

About Liberty Insurance Berhad

Liberty Insurance Berhad, formerly known as Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad, is a majority-owned subsidiary of the Liberty Mutual Group. The company’s insurance products and services range covers personal & commercial automobile, homeowners, accident & health, general liability, property, surety, workers compensation, personal, travel and specialty lines.

With 5 regional offices and 25 branches in Malaysia and 638 personnel, Liberty Insurance Berhad comprises part of the Group’s 50,000 personnel in more than 900 offices worldwide. The Malaysian entity numbers among Liberty Mutual Group’s current diversified global presence in 30 countries, spread across Asia, the Americas and Europe through the company's international and global specialty strategic business units.

Liberty Insurance Berhad’s distribution network also includes 10 mini branches at Puspakom, POS Malaysia’s approximately 700 outlets, 4 franchise holders, 119 dealers, and a 1,800 strong agency force. The company is a MYEG Insurance Partner and a bancassurance partner of UOB Bank and Bank Simpanan Nasional.

For more information, please log on to www.libertyinsurance.com.my

About Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual Insurance helps people preserve and protect what they earn, build, own and cherish. Keeping this promise means we are there when our policyholders throughout the world need us most.

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today Liberty Mutual is a diversified insurer with operations in 30 countries and economies around the world. The company is the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2013 direct premium written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual is ranked 78th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2014 revenue. As of December 31, 2014, the company had $124.3 billion in consolidated assets, $104.0 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $39.6 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

Liberty employs more than 50,000 people in approximately 900 offices throughout the world, and we offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, accident & health, commercial automobile, general liability, property, surety, workers compensation, group disability, group life, specialty lines, reinsurance, individual life and annuity products.

You can learn more by visiting www.libertymutualinsurance.com

Released by Rantau PR on behalf of Liberty Insurance Berhad.

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