DNIR posts net profit of AED40.811mn in 2015

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Dubai / Emirates Business

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dubai National Insurance & Reinsurance PSC (DNIR) was held on Monday at the
Al Habtoor Group Head Office. Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of DNIR, presided over the meeting which was attended by the majority of shareholders.
At the AGM, DNIR disclosed its full year results for 2015. It said the net profit of the company registered a growth of 14 percent to AED40.811mn in 2015 from AED35.771mn in 2014. The Earnings per share improved to AED 0.35 per share as of December 31, 2015 as compared to AED 0.31 per share on December 31, 2014.
The AGM approved the payout of a cash dividend of 20 percent – AED 23.100 Million for the year ended December 31, 2015.
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, who chaired the AGM touched upon the recently introduced regulations by the UAE Insurance
Authority and mentioned that “These regulations are expected to ensure stability & sustainability of the insurance sector by ensuring the solvency of insurance companies, actuarial valuation of its technical provisions & harmonizing the investment policies of the insurance companies with the general economic policies of the UAE. Implementation of these regulations will also ensure that pricing is done based on technical pricing models & that no insurance company prices its premium below its computed technical rate; which is essential for the long-term benefit and development of the industry”.
It is in this context the Chairman remarked that “DNIR is well equipped to meet these new regulations and continues to focus on its strengths – prudent underwriting norms, best customer service practices and a fundamentally strong financial position. DNIR believes in managing its business with greater discipline and prudence by ensuring adequacy of reserves and not compromising on pricing”.
The general assembly also approved the amendments of the Articles of Association to be in line with the Federal Law No 2 of 2015.

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