RenaissanceRe Sciences Foundation Honoured

April 21, 2011

1-CurrieBermuda-based RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. has announced the RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Mitigation from the 2011 National Hurricane Conference on April 19 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The award recognised the RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation’s sponsorship of its series of five Risk Mitigation Leadership Forums as an “outstanding and innovative achievement, worthy of emulation by others around the country.”

RenaissanceRe created the RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation to support advanced scientific research in natural catastrophes, the development of risk mitigation and adaptive techniques to safeguard communities, efforts that reduce the economic turmoil following disasters, and organisations that preserve coastal and other risk-exposed habitats.

Accepting the award, Stephen Weinstein, chairman of the RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation and senior vice president and general counsel of RenaissanceRe said: “RenaissanceRe is proud of our long-term commitment and contributions to risk mitigation through awareness efforts like the series of Risk Mitigation Leadership Forums.

“Our company firmly believes that mitigation is the best way to foster safer, more disaster-resistant communities, reduce insurance premium costs over time, and –- most importantly –- reduce the risk of loss of life in catastrophe prone regions.”

Neill Currie, CEO of RenaissanceRe [pictured at top], said: “Our business goal has always been to offer innovative and creative solutions for the risks facing our clients and the communities they serve.

“By directly supporting outreach initiatives such as Risk Mitigation Leadership Forums and StormStruck at Epcot at Walt Disney World, and mitigation research programmes such as the RenaissanceRe Wall of Wind and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety Research Centre, we are able to better inform and enhance the products and services we have provided our customers since 1993.”

Since 2008, the RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation has organised and sponsored a series of five Risk Mitigation Leadership Forums, alongside these secondary sponsors: RenaissanceRe’s affiliate, WeatherPredict Consulting Inc., and non-profit organisations the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes [FLASH] and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety [IBHS].

The five forums have hosted almost 2,000 attendees and 150 world class keynote and panel speakers.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. is a global provider of reinsurance and insurance. Since being established in Bermuda in 1993, the company’s business has grown to consist of three segments: Reinsurance, which includes catastrophe reinsurance, specialty reinsurance and certain property catastrophe and specialty joint ventures; Lloyd’s, which includes reinsurance and insurance business written through RenaissanceRe Syndicate 1458; and insurance, which principally includes the Company’s Bermuda-based insurance operations.

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