With a rating of “A+”, Warta has achieved one of the best S&P ratings in Poland. The upgrade explicitly rewards the ongoing development of the company following the takeover by Talanx in 2012. “We are delighted by the positive rating decision by Standard & Poor’s. It provides concrete recognition of the strategic relevance Warta holds for the Group. Our goal is to generate 50 percent of our premiums for primary insurance abroad in future. Warta makes a tangible contribution to achieving this goal with its operational strength,” commented Torsten Leue, Member of the Board of Management of Talanx AG and Chairman of the Management Board of Talanx International AG.
TUiR Warta S.A. has only been part of Talanx since 1 July 2012. The Group took over the Polish insurer together with its Japanese partner Meiji Yasuda and today holds 75.7 percent of the shares. Warta is currently one of the leading Polish insurers in composite and life insurance with a current total of 3.2 million insurance policies.
According to statistics published by the Polish Financial Supervisory Authority, Talanx and its subsidiaries Warta and TU Europa is ranked in second place among insurance groups represented in Poland. After Germany, Poland is the second core market of the Group.
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