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Maiden Holdings, Ltd. Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Net Operating Earnings(1) of $34.6 million or $0.44 Per Diluted Common Share and Annualized Operating Return on Common Equity(1) of 15.1%; Full Year 2014 Annualized Operating Return on Common Equity of 13

Highlights for the quarter ended December 31, 2014

  • Annualized operating return on common equity(1) of 15.1% compared to 11.3% in the fourth quarter of 2013;
  • Net operating earnings(1) of $34.6 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share compared with net operating earnings of $23.3 million, or $0.30 per diluted common share in the fourth quarter of 2013;
  • Net premiums written increased 35% to $601.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year;
  • Combined ratio(10) of 98.6% compared to 97.3% in the fourth quarter of 2013;
  • Record quarterly net investment income was $31.7 million, an increase of 25.1% compared to the fourth quarter of 2013; and
  • Book value per common share(4) of $12.69 increased 2.9% versus September 30, 2014, reflecting retained earnings and increased market values of the fixed income investment portfolio during the fourth quarter of 2014.

Highlights for the year ended December 31, 2014

  • Annualized operating return on common equity(1) of 13.6% compared to 10.5% in 2013;
  • Record net operating earnings(1) of $117.7 million, or $1.53 per diluted common share compared with $87.5 million, or $1.18 per diluted common share in 2013;
  • Net premiums written increased 17.3% to $2.5 billion versus $2.1 billion in 2013; excluding the cancelled National General Holdings Corporation ("NGHC") Quota Share, the underlying growth rate was 27.3%;
  • Combined ratio(10) of 98.0% compared to 97.5% in 2013;
  • Record annual net investment income was $117.2 million, an increase of 28.3% compared to 2013; and
  • Book value per common share(4) of $12.69 increased 13.9% compared to December 31, 2013 reflecting a significant contribution from earnings and the increased market values of the fixed income investment portfolio during the year.

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (Nasdaq:MHLD) ("Maiden" or "the Company") today reported record fourth quarter 2014 net operating earnings(1) of $34.6 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share compared with $23.3 million, or $0.30 per diluted common share in the fourth quarter of 2013. In the fourth quarter of 2014, net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders was $27.5 million compared to net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $20.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Commenting on the Company's results, Art Raschbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Maiden, said: "In 2014 we continued to make solid progress driving record operating income and improving operating ROE, while increasing our active client count, expanding existing client relationships and growing our invested asset base. We are confident in our ability to further enhance our operating performance going forward. Importantly, our disciplined specialist focus on developing a low volatility underwriting portfolio while serving the reinsurance capital needs of regional and specialty insurers remains unchanged."

Results for the quarter ended December 31, 2014

Maiden reported net operating earnings(1) for the fourth quarter of 2014 of $34.6 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share compared with $23.3 million, or $0.30 per diluted common share in the fourth quarter of 2013. Net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders was $27.5 million compared to net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $20.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.

In the fourth quarter of 2014, net premiums written totaled $601.9 million, an increase of 35.0% compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. The Diversified Reinsurance segment's net premiums written totaled $168.4 million, a decrease of 3.1% versus the fourth quarter of 2013. The Diversified Reinsurance segment's premium levels were down slightly due to one-time increases experienced in Europe due to promotional offers in the comparative period in 2013. In the AmTrust Reinsurance segment, net premiums written increased by 57.7% to $433.5 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2013, as a result of continued rate increases in lines of business such as worker's compensation, as well as new business from the Tower Group renewal rights transaction.

Net premiums earned of $608.2 million increased 23.9% compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. In the Diversified Reinsurance segment, net premiums earned increased 16.4% to $218.8 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. The AmTrust Reinsurance segment earned premiums were up 47.6% to $389.4 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.

Net loss and loss adjustment expenses of $396.0 million were up 20.1% compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. The loss ratio(6) of 64.8% was lower than the 66.8% reported in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Commission and other acquisition expenses, including general and administrative expenses, increased $55.7 million to $206.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to the same quarter a year ago. The total expense ratio(9) rose to 33.8% for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with 30.5% in the same quarter last year, due to a change in business mix. General and administrative expenses for the fourth quarter of 2014 totaled $17.1 million compared with $14.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. The general and administrative expense ratio(8) was 2.8% in the fourth quarter of 2014, a decrease compared to 2.9% reported in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The combined ratio(10) for the fourth quarter of 2014 totaled 98.6% compared with 97.3% in the fourth quarter of 2013. The Diversified Reinsurance segment combined ratio was 99.7% in the fourth quarter of 2014, up from 97.0% in the fourth quarter of 2013. The higher Diversified Reinsurance segment combined ratio is primarily driven by higher than expected loss activity in Maiden's facultative commercial auto and excess property treaty lines and to a lesser extent a change in business mix. Excluding the impact of the facultative commercial auto and excess property treaty loss activity, the fourth quarter 2014 Diversified Reinsurance segment combined ratio would have been 97.6%. The Company continues to take underwriting actions as appropriate, with some accounts being restructured or terminated. The AmTrust Reinsurance segment reported a combined ratio of 94.8% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to 96.2% in the fourth quarter of 2013.

As reported for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, the Company revised the structure of its reportable segments with the results of operations of the former NGHC Quota Share segment and the remnants of the excess & surplus business have been included in the "Other" category. The combined ratio for the "Other" category was negatively impacted by higher loss reserve estimates from the former NGHC Quota Share segment, and to a lesser extent, additional loss development associated with Superstorm Sandy claims in 2012. In addition, contributions from these terminated business lines have been excluded from operating earnings to appropriately reflect the performance of ongoing operations. Maiden's combined ratio in the fourth quarter of 2014 excluding these non-operating "Other" category contributions would have been 97.4%.

Effective January 1, 2015, Maiden entered into a quota share retrocessional contract with a highly rated, well-capitalized reinsurer that will support the Company's continued profitable growth. Maiden anticipates ceding approximately $150 million to $200 million dollars in 2015.

Record net investment income of $31.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 increased 25.1% compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. As of December 31, 2014, the average yield on the fixed income portfolio (excluding cash) is 3.46% with an average duration of 4.54 years.

Total assets increased 9.6% to $5.2 billion at December 31, 2014 compared to $4.7 billion at year-end 2013. Shareholders' equity was $1.2 billion, up 10.4% compared to December 31, 2013. Book value per common share was $12.69 at the end of 2014 or 13.9% higher than at December 31, 2013.

During the fourth quarter of 2014, the Board of Directors declared dividends of $0.13 per common share, $0.515625 per Series A preference share and $0.90625 per Series B preference share.

Results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014

Record net operating earnings(1) for the year ended December 31, 2014 were $117.7 million, or $1.53 per diluted common share compared with $87.5 million, or $1.18 per diluted common share for 2013. Net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders was $77.1 million compared to net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders of $87.9 million in 2013. As reported previously, in the first quarter of 2014, net income was impacted by a non-recurring non-cash charge of $28.2 million, representing the accelerated amortization of both the original issue discount and issuance costs associated with the redemption of the TRUPs in January of 2014.

In the year ended December 31, 2014, net premiums written totaled $2.5 billion, an increase of 17.3% compared to 2013. Excluding the cancelled NGHC Quota Share, the underlying growth rate was 27.3%. Net premiums written in the Diversified Reinsurance segment totaled $850.0 million, an increase of 11.4% versus 2013. In the AmTrust Reinsurance segment, net premiums written increased by 37.7% to $1.6 billion compared to 2013.

Net premiums earned of $2.3 billion increased 12.5% compared to 2013. Net premiums earned increased 13.4% in the Diversified Reinsurance segment to $854.0 million compared to 2013. The AmTrust Reinsurance segment net premiums earned were up 39.4% to $1.4 billion compared to 2013.

Net loss and loss adjustment expenses of $1.5 billion were up 11.0% compared to 2013. The loss ratio(6) of 66.1% was lower than the 67.0% recorded in 2013.

Commission and other acquisition expenses, including general and administrative expenses, increased $107.0 million to $722.3 million in 2014, compared to the comparable period a year ago, while the total expense ratio(9) increased to 31.9% for 2014 compared with 30.5% in 2013. General and administrative expenses for 2014 totaled $62.9 million compared with $58.7 million in 2013. The general and administrative expense ratio(8) decreased to 2.8% in 2014 versus 2.9% in 2013.

The combined ratio(10) for 2014 totaled 98.0% compared with 97.5% in 2013. The Diversified Reinsurance segment had a combined ratio of 98.7% in 2014 compared to 98.1% in 2013. The AmTrust Reinsurance segment reported a combined ratio of 95.4% in 2014 compared to 95.8% in 2013.

Record net investment income of $117.2 million in 2014 increased 28.3% compared to 2013.

(1)(4) Please see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures table for additional information on these non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliation of these measures to GAAP measures.

(6)(8)(9)(10) Loss ratio, general and administrative expense ratio, expense ratio and combined ratio are operating metrics. Please see the additional information on these measures under Segment information tables.

Conference Call

Maiden's Chief Executive Officer, Art Raschbaum and Chief Financial Officer, Karen Schmitt will review these results tomorrow morning via teleconference and live audio webcast beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET.

To participate in the conference call, please access one of the following at least five minutes prior to the start time:

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A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET on February 19, 2015 through midnight on February 26, 2015. To listen to the replay, please dial toll free: 1.855.859.2056 (U.S. Callers) or toll: 1.404.537.3406 (callers outside the U.S.) and enter the Passcode: 75809183; or access http://www.maiden.bm/presentations_conferences

About Maiden Holdings, Ltd.

Maiden Holdings, Ltd. is a Bermuda-based holding company formed in 2007. Through its subsidiaries, which are each A- rated (excellent) by A.M. Best, the Company is focused on providing non-catastrophic, customized reinsurance products and services to small and mid-size insurance companies in the United States and Europe. As of December 31, 2014, Maiden had $5.2 billion in assets and shareholders' equity of $1.2 billion.

The Maiden Holdings, Ltd. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5006

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking statements" which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company. There can be no assurance that actual developments will be those anticipated by the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of significant risks and uncertainties, including non-receipt of the expected payments, changes in interest rates, effect of the performance of financial markets on investment income and fair values of investments, developments of claims and the effect on loss reserves, accuracy in projecting loss reserves, the impact of competition and pricing environments, changes in the demand for the Company's products, the effect of general economic conditions and unusual frequency of storm activity, adverse state and federal legislation, regulations and regulatory investigations into industry practices, developments relating to existing agreements, heightened competition, changes in pricing environments, and changes in asset valuations. Additional information about these risks and uncertainties, as well as others that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected is contained in Item 1A. Risk Factors in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 as updated in periodic filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Balance Sheet
(in thousands (000's), except per share data)
December 31, 2014
(Unaudited)
December 31, 2013
(Audited)
Assets
Fixed maturities, available-for-sale, at fair value (Amortized cost 2014: $3,379,864; 2013: $3,127,792) $ 3,456,904 $ 3,162,067
Other investments, at fair value (Cost 2014: $10,862; 2013: $4,522) 12,571 5,092
Total investments 3,469,475 3,167,159
Cash and cash equivalents 108,119 139,833
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 284,381 77,360
Accrued investment income 27,524 25,238
Reinsurance balances receivable, net 512,996 560,145
Reinsurance recoverable on unpaid losses 75,873 84,036
Loan to related party 167,975 167,975
Deferred commission and other acquisition expenses 372,487 304,908
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 87,336 90,613
Other assets 57,926 96,112
Total Assets $ 5,164,092 $ 4,713,379
Liabilities and Equity
Liabilities
Reserve for loss and loss adjustment expenses $ 2,271,292 $ 1,957,835
Unearned premiums 1,207,757 1,034,754
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 83,877 110,114
Senior notes 360,000 360,000
Junior subordinated debt -- 126,381
Total Liabilities 3,922,926 3,589,084
Equity
Preference Shares 315,000 315,000
Common shares 739 736
Additional paid-in capital 578,445 574,522
Accumulated other comprehensive income 95,293 25,784
Retained earnings 255,084 211,602
Treasury shares, at cost (3,867) (3,801)
Total Maiden Shareholders' Equity 1,240,694 1,123,843
Noncontrolling interest in subsidiaries 472 452
Total Equity 1,241,166 1,124,295
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 5,164,092 $ 4,713,379
Book value per common share(4) $ 12.69 $ 11.14
Common shares outstanding 72,932,702 72,633,561
Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Income Statement
(in thousands (000's), except per share data)
(Unaudited)
For the Three
Months Ended
December 31, 2014
For the Three
Months Ended
December 31, 2013
For the
Year Ended
December 31, 2014
For the
Year Ended
December 31, 2013
Revenues:
Gross premiums written $ 602,101 $ 462,067 $ 2,507,352 $ 2,204,159
Net premiums written $ 601,868 $ 445,875 $ 2,458,136 $ 2,096,301
Change in unearned premiums 6,307 45,171 (206,393) (95,414)
Net premiums earned 608,175 491,046 2,251,743 2,000,887
Other insurance revenue 2,983 2,966 13,410 14,232
Net investment income 31,746 25,375 117,215 91,352
Net realized gains (losses) on investment 188 (122) 1,163 3,585
Total other-than-temporary impairment losses (1,175) -- (2,364) --
Portion of loss recognized in other comprehensive income (loss) -- -- -- --
Net impairment losses recognized in earnings (1,175) -- (2,364) --
Total revenues 641,917 519,265 2,381,167 2,110,056
Expenses:
Net loss and loss adjustment expenses 395,955 329,759 1,498,271 1,349,630
Commission and other acquisition expenses 189,585 136,482 659,315 556,578
General and administrative expenses 17,093 14,498 62,937 58,661
Total expenses 602,633 480,739 2,220,523 1,964,869
Income from operations(2) 39,284 38,526 160,644 145,187
Other expenses
Amortization of intangible assets (819) (945) (3,277) (3,780)
Foreign exchange and other gains 2,595 236 4,150 2,809
Interest and amortization expenses (7,172) (10,786) (29,580) (39,497)
Accelerated amortization of junior subordinated debt discount and issuance cost -- -- (28,240) --
Total other expenses (5,396) (11,495) (56,947) (40,468)
Income before income taxes 33,888 27,031 103,697 104,719
Income tax expense 257 646 2,164 1,863
Net income 33,631 26,385 101,533 102,856
Less: income attributable to noncontrolling interest (33) (26) (142) (121)
Net income attributable to Maiden 33,598 26,359 101,391 102,735
Dividends on preference shares (6,084) (5,553) (24,337) (14,834)
Net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders $ 27,514 $ 20,806 $ 77,054 $ 87,901
Net operating earnings attributable to Maiden common shareholders(1) $ 34,627 $ 23,281 $ 117,702 $ 87,492
Basic earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ 0.38 $ 0.29 $ 1.06 $ 1.21
Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ 0.36 $ 0.27 $ 1.04 $ 1.18
Basic operating earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ 0.47 $ 0.32 $ 1.61 $ 1.21
Diluted operating earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ 0.44 $ 0.30 $ 1.53 $ 1.18
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.13 $ 0.11 $ 0.46 $ 0.38
Weighted average number of common shares - basic 72,915,980 72,615,033 72,843,782 72,510,361
Adjusted weighted average number of common shares and assumed conversions - diluted 84,982,895 84,521,981 84,836,051 76,417,839
Net loss and loss adjustment expense ratio(6) 64.8% 66.8% 66.1% 67.0%
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(7) 31.0% 27.6% 29.1% 27.6%
General and administrative expense ratio(8) 2.8% 2.9% 2.8% 2.9%
Expense ratio(9) 33.8% 30.5% 31.9% 30.5%
Combined ratio(10) 98.6% 97.3% 98.0% 97.5%
Annualized return on common equity 12.0% 10.1% 8.9% 10.5%
Annualized operating return on common equity 15.1% 11.3% 13.6% 10.5%
Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Non - GAAP Financial Measure
(in thousands (000's), except per share data)
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months
Ended December 31, 2014
For the Three Months
Ended December 31, 2013
For the Year Ended
December 31, 2014
For the Year Ended
December 31, 2013
Reconciliation of net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders to net operating earnings:
Net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders $ 27,514 $ 20,806 $ 77,054 $ 87,901
Add (subtract)
Net realized (gains) losses on investment (188) 122 (1,163) (3,585)
Net impairment losses recognized in earnings 1,175 -- 2,364 --
Foreign exchange and other gains (2,595) (236) (4,150) (2,809)
Amortization of intangible assets 819 945 3,277 3,780
Divested excess and surplus "E&S" business and NGHC run-off 7,612 -- 10,427 --
Interest expense incurred related to 7.75% senior notes prior to actual redemption of the junior subordinated debt -- 1,215 492 1,215
Accelerated amortization of junior subordinated debt discount and issuance cost -- -- 28,240 --
Non-cash deferred tax expense 290 429 1,161 990
Net operating earnings attributable to Maiden common shareholders(1) $ 34,627 $ 23,281 $ 117,702 $ 87,492
Operating earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders:
Basic earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ 0.47 $ 0.32 $ 1.61 $ 1.21
Diluted earnings per common share attributable to Maiden shareholders $ 0.44 $ 0.30 $ 1.53 $ 1.18
Reconciliation of net income attributable to Maiden to income from operations:
Net income attributable to Maiden $ 33,598 $ 26,359 $ 101,391 $ 102,735
Add (subtract)
Foreign exchange and other gains (2,595) (236) (4,150) (2,809)
Amortization of intangible assets 819 945 3,277 3,780
Interest and amortization expenses 7,172 10,786 29,580 39,497
Accelerated amortization of junior subordinated debt discount and issuance cost -- -- 28,240 --
Income tax expense 257 646 2,164 1,863
Income attributable to noncontrolling interest 33 26 142 121
Income from operations(2) $ 39,284 $ 38,526 $ 160,644 $ 145,187
December 31, 2014 December 31, 2013
Investable assets:
Total investments $ 3,469,475 $ 3,167,159
Cash and cash equivalents 108,119 139,833
Restricted cash and cash equivalents 284,381 77,360
Loan to related party 167,975 167,975
Total investable assets(3) $ 4,029,950 $ 3,552,327
December 31, 2014 December 31, 2013
Capital:
Preference shares $ 315,000 $ 315,000
Common shareholders' equity 925,694 808,843
Total Maiden shareholders' equity 1,240,694 1,123,843
2011 Senior Notes 107,500 107,500
2012 Senior Notes 100,000 100,000
2013 Senior Notes 152,500 152,500
Junior Subordinated Debt -- 126,381
Total capital resources(5) $ 1,600,694 $ 1,610,224
(1) Net operating earnings is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by the Company as net income attributable to Maiden common shareholders excluding realized and unrealized investment gains and losses, net impairment losses recognized in earnings, foreign exchange and other gains and losses, amortization of intangible assets, divested excess and surplus business and NGHC run-off, interest expense incurred related to 7.75% senior notes prior to actual redemption of the junior subordinated debt, accelerated amortization of junior subordinated debt discount and issuance cost and non-cash deferred tax charge and should not be considered as an alternative to net income. The Company's management believes that net operating earnings is a useful indicator of trends in the Company's underlying operations. The Company's measure of net operating earnings may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.
(2) Income from Operations is a non-GAAP financial measure defined by the Company as net income attributable to Maiden excluding foreign exchange and other gains and losses, amortization of intangible assets, interest and amortization expenses, accelerated amortization of junior subordinated debt and issuance cost, income tax expense and income or loss attributable to noncontrolling interest and should not be considered as an alternative to net income. The Company's management believes that income from operations is a useful measure of the Company's underlying earnings fundamentals based on its underwriting and investment income before financing costs. This income from operations enables readers of this information to more clearly understand the essential operating results of the Company. The Company's measure of income from operations may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.
(3) Investable assets is the total of the Company's investments, cash and cash equivalents and loan to a related party.
(4) Book value per common share is calculated using common shareholders' equity (shareholders' equity excluding the aggregate liquidation value of our preference shares) divided by the number of common shares outstanding.
(5) Total capital resources is the sum of the Company's debt and Maiden shareholders' equity.
Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information
(in thousands (000's))
(Unaudited)
For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2014 Diversified
Reinsurance
AmTrust
Reinsurance

Other

Total
Net premiums written $ 168,359 $ 433,528 $ (19) $ 601,868
Net premiums earned $ 218,775 $ 389,414 $ (14) $ 608,175
Other insurance revenue 2,983 -- -- 2,983
Net loss and loss adjustment expenses (140,442) (248,144) (7,369) (395,955)
Commissions and other acquisition expenses (68,861) (120,672) (52) (189,585)
General and administrative expenses (11,707) (498) (177) (12,382)
Underwriting income (loss) $ 748 $ 20,100 $ (7,612) $ 13,236
Reconciliation to net income
Net investment income and realized gains on investment 31,934
Net impairment losses recognized in earnings (1,175)
Amortization of intangible assets (819)
Foreign exchange and other gains 2,595
Interest and amortization expenses (7,172)
Other general and administrative expenses (4,711)
Income tax expense (257)
Net income $ 33,631
Net loss and loss adjustment expense ratio(6) 63.3% 63.7% (52,635.7)% 64.8%
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(7) 31.1% 31.0% (371.4)% 31.0%
General and administrative expense ratio(8) 5.3% 0.1% (1,264.3)% 2.8%
Combined ratio(10) 99.7% 94.8% (54,271.4)% 98.6%
For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2013 Diversified
Reinsurance
AmTrust
Reinsurance

Other

Total
Net premiums written $ 173,762 $ 274,932 $ (2,819) $ 445,875
Net premiums earned $ 188,009 $ 263,800 $ 39,237 $ 491,046
Other insurance revenue 2,966 -- -- 2,966
Net loss and loss adjustment expenses (127,592) (174,806) (27,361) (329,759)
Commissions and other acquisition expenses (46,920) (78,360) (11,202) (136,482)
General and administrative expenses (10,692) (494) (177) (11,363)
Underwriting income $ 5,771 $ 10,140 $ 497 $ 16,408
Reconciliation to net income
Net investment income and realized losses on investment 25,253
Amortization of intangible assets (945)
Foreign exchange and other gains 236
Interest and amortization expenses (10,786)
Other general and administrative expenses (3,135)
Income tax expense (646)
Net income $ 26,385
Net loss and loss adjustment expense ratio(6) 66.8% 66.3% 69.7% 66.8%
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(7) 24.6% 29.7% 28.5% 27.6%
General and administrative expense ratio(8) 5.6% 0.2% 0.5% 2.9%
Combined ratio(10) 97.0% 96.2% 98.7% 97.3%
Maiden Holdings, Ltd.
Supplemental Financial Data - Segment Information
(in thousands (000's))
(Unaudited)
For the Year Ended December 31, 2014 Diversified
Reinsurance
AmTrust
Reinsurance

Other

Total
Net premiums written $ 850,049 $ 1,610,485 $ (2,398) $ 2,458,136
Net premiums earned $ 854,026 $ 1,378,327 $ 19,390 $ 2,251,743
Other insurance revenue 13,410 -- -- 13,410
Net loss and loss adjustment expenses (579,771) (893,502) (24,998) (1,498,271)
Commissions and other acquisition expenses (233,711) (418,908) (6,696) (659,315)
General and administrative expenses (42,914) (2,098) (757) (45,769)
Underwriting income (loss) $ 11,040 $ 63,819 $ (13,061) $ 61,798
Reconciliation to net income
Net investment income and realized gains on investment 118,378
Net impairment losses recognized in earnings (2,364)
Amortization of intangible assets (3,277)
Foreign exchange and other gains 4,150
Interest and amortization expenses (29,580)
Accelerated amortization of junior subordinated debt discount and issuance cost (28,240)
Other general and administrative expenses (17,168)
Income tax expense (2,164)
Net income $ 101,533
Net loss and loss adjustment expense ratio(6) 66.8% 64.8% 128.9% 66.1%
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(7) 26.9% 30.4% 34.5% 29.1%
General and administrative expense ratio(8) 5.0% 0.2% 4.0% 2.8%
Combined ratio(10) 98.7% 95.4% 167.4% 98.0%
For the Year Ended December 31, 2013 Diversified
Reinsurance
AmTrust
Reinsurance

Other

Total
Net premiums written $ 763,374 $ 1,169,961 $ 162,966 $ 2,096,301
Net premiums earned $ 753,157 $ 988,900 $ 258,830 $ 2,000,887
Other insurance revenue 14,232 -- -- 14,232
Net loss and loss adjustment expenses (519,962) (653,528) (176,140) (1,349,630)
Commissions and other acquisition expenses (190,604) (291,559) (74,415) (556,578)
General and administrative expenses (42,331) (1,992) (707) (45,030)
Underwriting income $ 14,492 $ 41,821 $ 7,568 $ 63,881
Reconciliation to net income
Net investment income and realized gains on investment 94,937
Amortization of intangible assets (3,780)
Foreign exchange and other gains 2,809
Interest and amortization expenses (39,497)
Other general and administrative expenses (13,631)
Income tax expense (1,863)
Net income $ 102,856
Net loss and loss adjustment expense ratio(6) 67.8% 66.1% 68.1% 67.0%
Commission and other acquisition expense ratio(7) 24.8% 29.5% 28.8% 27.6%
General and administrative expense ratio(8) 5.5% 0.2% 0.2% 2.9%
Combined ratio(10) 98.1% 95.8% 97.1% 97.5%
(6) Calculated by dividing net loss and loss adjustment expenses by the sum of net premiums earned and other insurance revenue.
(7) Calculated by dividing commission and other acquisition expenses by the sum of net premiums earned and other insurance revenue.
(8) Calculated by dividing general and administrative expenses by the sum of net premiums earned and other insurance revenue.
(9) Calculated by adding together the commission and other acquisition expense ratio and general and administrative expense ratio.
(10) Calculated by adding together the net loss and loss adjustment expense ratio and expense ratio.

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