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TRISURA GROUP ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

TORONTO, May 26, 2022 – Trisura Group Ltd. (“Trisura Group” or the “Company”) (TSX: TSU) today announced the results of the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders held on May 25, 2022 in Toronto (the “Meeting”).

At the Meeting, all seven nominees proposed for election to the Board by Shareholders were elected. Management received the following proxies from Shareholders in regard to the election of directors:

Director Nominee

Votes For

%

Votes Withheld

%

David Clare

30,292,087

99.67%

99,360

0.33%

Paul Gallagher

29,282,207

96.35%

1,109,240

3.65%

Barton Hedges

30,290,537

99.67%

100,910

0.33%

Janice Madon

30,293,747

99.68%

97,700

0.32%

Greg Morrison

30,290,811

99.67%

100,636

0.33%

George E. Myhal

21,952,571

72.23%

8,438,876

27.77%

Robert Taylor

28,331,510

93.22%

2,059,937

6.78%

* * * * *

About Trisura Group

Trisura Group Ltd. is a specialty insurance provider operating in the surety, risk solutions, corporate insurance, f ronting and reinsurance segments of the market. Trisura has investments in wholly owned subsidiaries through which it conducts insurance and reinsurance operations. Those operations are primarily in Canada (“Trisura Canada”) and the United States (“Trisura US”). Trisura Group Ltd. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “TSU”.

Further information is available at https://www.trisura.com/group. Important information may be disseminated exclusively via the website; investors should consult the site to access this information. Details regarding the operations of Trisura Group Ltd. are also set forth in regulatory filings. A copy of the f ilings may be obtained on Trisura Group’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Bryan Sinclair
Tel: 416-607-2135
Email: bryan.sinclair@trisura.com

TRISURA GROUP REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2022 RESULTS

TORONTO, May 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trisura Group Ltd. (“Trisura” or “Trisura Group”) (TSX: TSU), a leading specialty insurance provider, today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2022.

David Clare, President and CEO of Trisura, stated, “Our business performed well in the quarter, recording our highest quarterly net income to date of $21.1 million. Sustained growth and strong underwriting, supported by investment income, generated an 18.7% return on equity(1), despite continued investment in infrastructure.

Expansion of market share, and maturation of our platform drove premium growth of 55.2% in the quarter. In Canada, focused underwriting resulted in a 79.5% combined ratio(1)  for the quarter. Our US business bound a quarterly record $341.7 million of gross premiums, supporting $8.4 million of net underwriting income driven by increased fee income.”

Financial Highlights

  • EPS of $0.50 in Q1 2022 compared to $0.46 in Q1 2021. Adjusted EPS(2) of $0.45 for the quarter compared to $0.40 in the prior period.
  • Book value per share(1) of $8.66 increased 15.3% from March 31, 2021, driven by strong earnings but diluted by unrealized losses on fixed income positions in the quarter.
  • Gross written premiums growth of 55.2% in Q1 2022 was supported by continued growth in Canada and strong momentum in US fronting.
  • Net income of $21.1 million in the quarter grew 9.0% compared to Q1 2021, driven by growth and profitable underwriting in Canada and the US.
  • ROE of 18.7% compared to 16.1% in Q1 2021, exceeding our mid-teens target despite significant growth.
  • Consolidated combined ratio is 72.0%, and consolidated loss ratio(1) is 26.7% for Q1 2022.
  • GPW in Canada increased by 63.2% in Q1 2022. Strong underwriting performance across all lines contributed to a combined ratio of 79.5% and a 29.8% ROE.
  • New fronting arrangements in Canada contributed $55.6 million premiums in the quarter.
  • US premium grew by 52.1% and fee income grew by 46.4% in the quarter compared to Q1 2021, reaching $341.7 million and $13.9 million, respectively. This contributed to improved net income of $6.7 million in the quarter and a 13.9% ROE.
Amounts in C$ millionsQ1 2022Q1 2021Variance
Gross premiums written481.4 310.3 55.2% 
Net income21.1 19.3 9.0% 
EPS – diluted, $0.50 0.46 8.7% 
Adjusted EPS – diluted, $0.45 0.40 12.5% 
Book value per share, $8.66 7.51 15.3% 
Debt-to-Capital ratio(1)17.4% 17.3% 0.1pts 
LTM ROE18.7% 16.1% 2.6pts 
Adjusted LTM ROE(3)18.2% 15.8% 2.4pts 
Combined ratio – Canada79.5% 65.3% 14.2pts 
Fronting operational ratio – US(1)74.7% 67.2% 7.5pts 

Insurance Operations

  • Disciplined underwriting in Canada contributed to a loss ratio of 15.7% for the quarter.
  • Growth continued in the US, with GPW of $341.7 million in the quarter, compared to $224.7 million in Q1 2021, and fee income of $13.9 million in the quarter compared to $9.5 million in Q1 2021. Growth was the result of maturing and new programs.

Capital

  • The Minimum Capital Test ratio(4) of our regulated Canadian subsidiary was 231% as at March 31, 2022 (229% as at December 31, 2021), which comfortably exceeded regulatory requirements(5) of 150%.
  • The Risk-Based Capital of the regulated insurance companies of Trisura US was in excess of the various Company Action Levels of the states in which it is licensed at March 31, 2022.
  • Consolidated debt-to-capital ratio of 17.4% as at March 31, 2022 is below our long-term target of 20.0%, providing incremental capacity for growth.

Investments

  • Interest and dividend income rose 23.9% in the quarter compared to Q1 2021. The Canadian and US portfolios benefited from improved diversification and increased capital generated from strong operational performance.

Corporate Development

  • DBRS Morningstar reaffirmed the rating of A (low) to the principal operating subsidiaries of Trisura, reaffirmed the Issuer Rating of BBB to Trisura Group Ltd., and the Senior Unsecured Notes rating of BBB to the Company’s outstanding notes.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”)

  • Appointed Janice Madon to the Company’s Board of Directors.
  • Entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement which includes a sustainability-linked loan structure.
  • Implemented a Responsible Investing Policy, which mandates the inclusion of ESG factors into the Company’s investment decisions.
  • Enhanced ESG disclosure within our Management Information Circular and Management’s Discussion and Analysis.

Earnings Conference Call

Trisura will host its First Quarter Earnings Conference Call to review financial results at 9:00 a.m. ET on Friday May 6th, 2022.

To listen to the call via live audio webcast, please follow the link below:
https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/xa324v9y

A replay of the call will be available through the link above.

About Trisura Group

Trisura Group Ltd. is a specialty insurance provider operating in the surety, risk solutions, corporate insurance, fronting and reinsurance segments of the market. Trisura has investments in wholly owned subsidiaries through which it conducts insurance and reinsurance operations. Those operations are primarily in Canada (“Trisura Canada”) and the United States (“Trisura US”). Trisura Group Ltd. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “TSU”.

Further information is available at https://www.trisura.com/group. Important information may be disseminated exclusively via the website; investors should consult the site to access this information. Details regarding the operations of Trisura Group Ltd. are also set forth in regulatory filings. A copy of the filings may be obtained on Trisura Group’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

For more information, please contact:
Name: Bryan Sinclair
Tel: 416 607 2135
Email: bryan.sinclair@trisura.com


Trisura Group Ltd.
Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position
As at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021
(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except as otherwise noted)

As atMarch 31, 2022 December 31, 2021 
Cash and cash equivalents304,464 341,319 
Investments603,945 641,140 
Premiums and accounts receivable, and other assets308,148 311,629 
Recoverable from reinsurers1,441,065 1,375,354 
Deferred acquisition costs321,811 304,580 
Capital assets and intangible assets20,012 17,109 
Deferred tax assets12,088 9,223 
Total assets3,011,533 3,000,354 
Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities91,528 216,633 
Reinsurance premiums payable365,733 335,673 
Unearned premiums1,032,979 965,245 
Unearned reinsurance commissions167,754 152,003 
Unpaid claims and loss adjustment expenses921,589 897,011 
Debt outstanding75,000 75,000 
Total liabilities2,654,583 2,641,565 
Shareholders’ equity356,950 358,789 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity3,011,533 3,000,354 


Trisura Group Ltd.
Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive (Loss) Income
For the three months ended March 31
(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except as otherwise noted)

Q1 2022Q1 2021
Gross premiums written481,380 310,274 
Net premiums written108,170 77,365 
Net premiums earned88,349 52,624 
Fee income18,227 13,784 
Net investment income (loss)4,023 (5,317) 
Net (losses) gains(474) 3,834 
Total revenues110,125 64,925 
Net claims and loss adjustment expenses(23,605) (4,107) 
Net commissions(37,108) (18,559) 
Operating expenses(21,124) (17,014) 
Interest expenses(591) (187) 
Total claims and expenses(82,428) (39,867) 
Income before income taxes27,697 25,058 
Income tax expense(6,647) (5,740) 
Net income21,050 19,318 
Other comprehensive (loss) income(21,054) 762 
Comprehensive (loss) income(4) 20,080 


Trisura Group Ltd.
Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
For the three months ended March 31
(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except as otherwise noted)

 Q1 2022Q1 2021
Net income21,050 19,318 
Non-cash items4,564 10,681 
Stock options granted371 261 
Change in working capital3,298 2,453 
Realized gains(1,892) (870) 
Income taxes paid(11,634) (1,191) 
Interest paid(499) (250) 
Net cash from operating activities15,258 30,402 
Proceeds on disposal of investments53,589 36,844 
Purchases of investments(100,983) (69,935) 
Net purchases of capital and intangible assets(290) (856) 
Net cash used in investing activities(47,684) (33,947) 
Shares issued551 257 
Shares purchased under Restricted Share Units plan(2,106) (1,814) 
Loans received 26,970 
Loans repaid (27,555) 
Lease payments(502) (334) 
Net cash used in financing activities(2,057) (2,476) 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(34,483) (6,021) 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period341,319 136,519 
Currency translation(2,372) (849) 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period304,464 129,649 

Non-IFRS Financial Measures

Reconciliation of reported Net income to Adjusted net income(6): reflect Net income, adjusted for certain items to normalize earnings to core operations in order to better reflect our North American specialty operations.

 Q1 2022Q1 2021
Net income21,050 19,318 
Adjustments:  
Impact of share-based compensation(3,142) 2,753 
Net losses (gains)474 (3,834) 
Net losses (gains) from life annuity77 (1,455) 
Tax impact of above items544 210 
Adjusted net income19,003 16,992 

Reconciliation of Average equity(7) to LTM average equity: LTM average equity is used in calculating adjusted ROE.

Q1 2022Q1 2021
Average equity332,856  247,991  
Adjustments: days in quarter proration, equity raise in Q2 202010,131  20,898  
LTM average equity342,987  268,889  

Footnotes

(1) This is a supplementary financial measure. Refer to Q1 2022 MD&A, Section 10, Operating Metrics table for its composition. To access MD&A, see Trisura’s website or SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

(2) This is a non-IFRS ratio, see table 10.2 in Q1 2022 MD&A for details on composition, as well as each non-IFRS financial measure used as a component of ratio, and an explanation of how it provides useful information to an investor. Non-IFRS ratios are not standardized under the financial reporting framework used to prepare the financial statements of the Company to which the ratio relates and might not be comparable to similar ratios disclosed by other companies.

(3) This is a non-IFRS ratio. See table 10.4 in Q1 2022 MD&A for details on composition, as well as each non-IFRS financial measure used as a component of ratio, and an explanation of how it provides useful information to an investor.

(4) This measure is calculated in accordance with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada’s (OSFI’s) Guideline A, Minimum Capital Test.

(5) This target is in accordance with OSFI’s Guideline A-4, Regulatory Capital and Internal Capital Targets.

(6) See section on Non-IFRS financial measures, Reconciliation of reported Net income to Adjusted net income. Adjusted net income is a non-IFRS financial measure. Non-IFRS financial measures are not standardized financial measures under the financial reporting framework used to prepare the financial statements of the Company to which the measure relates and might not be comparable to similar financial measures disclosed by other companies. Details and an explanation of how it provides useful information to an investor can be found in the reconciliation table.

(7) Average equity is calculated as the sum of opening equity and closing equity over the last twelve months, divided by two.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Information

Note: This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian provincial securities laws and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities regulations. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, include statements regarding the operations, business, financial condition, expected financial results, performance, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, ongoing objectives, strategies and outlook of the Company and its subsidiaries, as well as the outlook for North American and international economies for the current fiscal year and subsequent periods, and include words such as “expects,” “likely,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “seeks,” “intends,” “targets,” “projects,” “forecasts” or negative versions thereof and other similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would” and “could”.

Although we believe that our anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements and information are based upon reasonable assumptions and expectations, the reader should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of our Company to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance or achievement expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and information.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: developments related to COVID-19, including the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and global financial markets; the impact or unanticipated impact of general economic, political and market factors in the countries in which we do business; the behaviour of financial markets, including fluctuations in interest and foreign exchange rates; global equity and capital markets and the availability of equity and debt financing and refinancing within these markets; strategic actions including dispositions; the ability to complete and effectively integrate acquisitions into existing operations and the ability to attain expected benefits; changes in accounting policies and methods used to report financial condition (including uncertainties associated with critical accounting assumptions and estimates); the ability to appropriately manage human capital; the effect of applying future accounting changes; business competition; operational and reputational risks; technological change; changes in government regulation and legislation within the countries in which we operate; governmental investigations; litigation; changes in tax laws; changes in capital requirements; changes in reinsurance arrangements; ability to collect amounts owed; catastrophic events, such as earthquakes, hurricanes or pandemics; the possible impact of international conflicts and other developments including terrorist acts and cyberterrorism; and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in our documents filed with securities regulators in Canada.

We caution that the foregoing list of important factors that may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking statements, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether written or oral, that may be as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Cautionary Non-IFRS and Other Financial Measures

Reported results conform to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), in accordance with IFRS. In addition to reported results, the Company also presents certain financial measures, including non-IFRS financial measures that are historical, non-IFRS ratios, and supplementary financial measures, to assess results. Non-IFRS financial measures, such as adjusted net income, are utilized to assess the Company’s overall performance. To arrive at adjusted results, the Company adjusts for certain items to normalize earnings to core operations, in order to better reflect our North American specialty operations. Non-IFRS ratios include a non-IFRS financial measure as one or more of its components. Examples of non-IFRS ratios include adjusted diluted earnings per share and adjusted ROE. The Company believes that non-IFRS financial measures and non-IFRS ratios provide the reader with an enhanced understanding of our results and related trends and increase transparency and clarity into the core results of the business. Non-IFRS financial measures and non-IFRS ratios are not standardized terms under IFRS and, therefore, may not be comparable to similar terms used by other companies. Supplementary financial measures depict the Company’s financial performance and position, and are explained in this document where they first appear, and incorporates information by reference to the Company’s current MD&A, for the three months ended March 31, 2022. To access MD&A, see Trisura’s website or SEDAR at www.sedar.com. These measures are pursuant to National Instrument 52-112 Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures Disclosure.

TRISURA GROUP TO ANNOUNCE FIRST QUARTER RESULTS ON MAY 5th, 2022 AND HOST EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL THE FOLLOWING DAY

TORONTO, April 4, 2022 — Trisura Group Ltd. (“Trisura” or “Trisura Group”) (TSX: TSU), a leading specialty insurance provider, will release its first quarter 2022 results after the market closes on Thursday, May 5th, 2022.

The company will host a conference call for analysts and investors on Friday, May 6th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Conference call participants will be David Clare, President and Chief Executive Officer and David Scotland, Chief Financial Officer.

To listen to the call via live audio webcast, please follow the link below: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/xa324v9y

A replay of the call will be available through the link above.

About Trisura Group

Trisura Group Ltd. is an international specialty insurance provider operating in the surety, risk solutions, corporate insurance, fronting and reinsurance segments of the market. Trisura has investments in wholly owned subsidiaries through which it conducts insurance and reinsurance operations. Those operations are primarily in Canada (“Trisura Canada”) and the United States (“Trisura US”), as well as Barbados (“Trisura International”). Trisura Group Ltd. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “TSU”.

Further information is available at https://www.trisura.com/group. Important information may be disseminated exclusively via the website; investors should consult the site to access this information. Details regarding the operations of Trisura Group Ltd. are also set forth in regulatory filings. A copy of the filings may be obtained on Trisura Group’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

For more information, please contact:
Name: Bryan Sinclair
Tel: 416 607 2135
Email: bryan.sinclair@trisura.com

TRISURA ADVANCES ESG GOALS BY LINKING CREDIT FACILITY TO TARGETS AROUND RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

• The transaction marks a new milestone in the market as the first Canadian insurer to link its credit facility margins to sustainability targets
• Trisura worked closely with BMO Capital Markets who acted as the Sustainability Structuring Agent to align the company’s credit facility with Trisura’s commitment to advancing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration

TORONTO, April 1, 2022 – Trisura Group Ltd. (“Trisura” or “Trisura Group”) (TSX: TSU), a leading specialty insurance provider, has announced the closing of its sustainability-linked credit facility. As a first of its kind for insurers in Canada, the sustainability-linked loan is linked to Trisura’s ambition to further incorporate ESG considerations into its investment activities. The structure introduces an incentive mechanism tied to key performance indicators around Trisura’s responsible activities, including disclosure.

David Scotland, Chief Financial Officer of Trisura Group, said: “The sustainability-linked credit facility underscores Trisura’s commitment to responsible investing, which is aligned with its fiduciary responsibilities for delivering appropriate long-term investment performance. These efforts involve not only integrating ESG into our investment processes, but also enhancing our communication of key metrics and practices around ESG to Trisura’s broader stakeholders.”

“BMO is delighted to work with Trisura on its first sustainable finance transaction. Helping align the business’s financing strategy with its ESG ambitions is part of our Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good, in business and life, by being our clients’ lead partner in their transition to a net-zero world,” said Jonathan Hackett, Head, Sustainable Finance, BMO Capital Markets. “Sustainable lending continues to grow rapidly worldwide and in Canada, and BMO is proud to be the leading Canadian bank for SLL structuring.”

About Trisura Group Ltd.

Trisura Group Ltd. is an international specialty insurance provider operating in the surety, risk solutions, corporate insurance, fronting and reinsurance segments of the market. Trisura has investments in wholly owned subsidiaries through which it conducts insurance and reinsurance operations. Those operations are primarily in Canada (“Trisura Canada”) and the United States (“Trisura US”), as well as Barbados (“Trisura International”). Trisura Group Ltd. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “TSU”.

Further information is available at https://www.trisura.com/group. Important information may be disseminated exclusively via the website; investors should consult the site to access this information. Details regarding the operations of Trisura Group Ltd. are also set forth in regulatory filings. A copy of the filings may be obtained on Trisura Group’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

For more information, please contact:
Name: Bryan Sinclair
Tel: 416 607 2135
Email: bryan.sinclair@trisura.com

TRISURA GROUP WELCOMES JANICE MADON TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TORONTO, February 22, 2022 — Trisura Group Ltd. (“Trisura” or “Trisura Group”) (TSX: TSU) today announced the appointment of Janice Madon to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Madon has enjoyed a long and successful career in the financial services industry, most recently leading Manulife Canada’s finance team as Executive Vice President and CFO, and previously holding senior roles at Royal Bank of Canada and Ernst & Young.

“We are very pleased to welcome Janice Madon to our Board of Directors. Ms. Madon is a highly respected, seasoned professional with valuable experience in risk management, finance, regulatory reporting, tax and systems selection and implementation, amongst other areas. We look forward to the guidance Ms. Madon will provide as Trisura continues to execute its strategy,” said George Myhal, Chair, Board of Directors, Trisura Group Ltd.

About Trisura Group
Trisura Group Ltd. is an international specialty insurance provider operating in the surety, risk solutions, corporate insurance, fronting and reinsurance segments of the market. Trisura has investments in wholly owned subsidiaries through which it conducts insurance and reinsurance operations. Those operations are primarily in Canada (“Trisura Canada”) and the United States (“Trisura US”), as well as Barbados (“Trisura International”). Trisura Group Ltd. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “TSU”.

Further information is available at https://www.trisura.com/group. Important information may be disseminated exclusively via the website; investors should consult the site to access this information. Details regarding the operations of Trisura Group Ltd. are also set forth in regulatory filings. A copy of the filings may be obtained on Trisura Group’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

For more information, please contact:
Name: Bryan Sinclair
Tel: 416 607 2135
Email: bryan.sinclair@trisura.com

TRISURA GROUP REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND 2021 ANNUAL RESULTS

TRISURA GROUP REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND 2021 ANNUAL RESULTS 

TORONTO, February 10, 2022 —Trisura Group Ltd. (“Trisura” or “Trisura Group”) (TSX: TSU), a leading international specialty insurance provider, today announced results for the fourth quarter and year December 31, 2021. 

David Clare, President and CEO of Trisura, stated, “business performed through 2021, recording earnings of $62.6 million, an increase of 92.8% to 2020. Persistent growth and strong underwriting, supported by investment gains, generated a 19.0% return on equity(1), despite continued investment growth.

Expansion market share, of our platform and products drove premium growth of 54.3% in the quarter and 68.7% for the year. In Canada, focused underwriting resulted an 81.1% combined ratio for the year, despite higher than claims activity in Q4. Our US business bound a quarterly record $293.3 million of gross premiums, supporting $6.8 million net income and significant deferred fee income. 

We continued the rationalization of platform, negotiating a novation of our life annuity reinsurance to a third party, which reduces our to variability in European interest and allows management to direct focus to North American businesses. The novation drove the $2.6 loss(2) from annuity contracts in the quarter.”

Highlights

✓  EPS of $0.24 in Q4 2021 and $1.49 for the full year compared to $0.26 and $0.82 respectively 2020. Adjusted EPS(3) of $0.31 the quarter and $1.47 for the full year compared to $0.24 and $0.84 in prior periods.

✓  Book value per share(1) of $8.70 increased by 23.2% from 31, 2020, driven by significant earnings and unrealized gains in the investment portfolio.

✓  Gross written premiums growth of 54.3% in Q4 2021, and 68.7% for the full year, supported growth in Canada and strong momentum in US fronting.

✓  Net income of $10.3 million in the quarter fell 6.0% compared to Q4 2020, impacted by novation of our life annuity reinsurance contract and higher claims in the quarter. net income(2) $13.2 million in quarter grew by 31.6% compared to Q4 2020. Net income for the full year grew by 92.8% to $62.6 million, a result of both growth and strong underwriting Canada, fee income from the US, asset matching in our Reinsurance business.

✓  ROE of 19.0% compared to 13.4% 2020, exceeding our mid-despite significant growth.

✓  GPW in Canada by 84.9% Q4 2021 102.1% for full year. Strong underwriting performance across all lines contributed to a combined ratio(1) of 91.2% for the quarter and 81.1% for the year, and a 29.8% ROE.

✓  New fronting arrangements in Canada contributed $96.3 million in quarter and $198.2 million for the full year.

✓  US by 39.2% and fee income grew by 41.2% in the quarter compared to Q4 2020, reaching $293.3 million and $11.9 million, respectively. For the year, by 54.4% to $1.0 and fee income grew by 76.6% to $43.0 million. This contributed to improved net income of $6.8 million in the quarter $27.2 million for the full year, contributing to a 14.0% despite an increase the capital base. 

Amounts in C$ millions

Q4 2021

Q4 2020

Variance

2021

2020

Variance

Gross premiums written

484.7 10.3 

314.2 10.9 

54.3%

(6.0%)

1,563.2 62.6 

926.4 32.4 

68.7%

92.8%

income

EPS – diluted, $

0.24 

0.26 

(7.7%)

1.49 

0.82 

81.7%

Adjusted EPS – diluted, $

0.31 

0.24 

29.2%

1.47 

0.84 

75.0%

Book value per share, $

8.70 

7.06 

23.2%

8.70 

7.06 

23.2%

Debt-to-Capital ratio(1)

ROE

17.3%

19.0%

8.7%

13.4%

8.6pts

5.6pts

17.3%

8.7%

8.6pts

19.0%

13.4%

5.6pts

ROE(4)

18.8%

13.8%

5.0pts

18.8%

13.8%

5.0pts

Combined ratio – Canada

91.2%

87.3%

3.9pts

81.1%

85.5%

(4.4pts)

Operational Ratio – US(1)

79.0%

68.5%

10.5pts

72.7%

70.6%

2.1pts

COVID-19

• We have begun a gradual return work in some based on guidance, increased safety measures and increased levels of vaccination. 

• demonstrated resilience, we that, regarding variants, economic reopening, of government support and the potential for a weaker than anticipated economic continue threaten momentum. 

• generation and claims activity may be on the length and depth of any future pandemic-related economic slowdown, well the effectiveness of government support programs and vaccines in driving a sustained re-opening. Depending on factors, premium could slow and claims activity could increase.

Insurance Operations 

• underwriting in to a loss ratio(1) of 26.2% for the 21.2% the year, which were both over 2020, while premiums grew by 84.9% in the quarter and 102.1% for the full year.

• continued in US, with of $293.3 in the quarter, compared to $210.7 in Q4 2020, and fee income $11.9 million in the quarter compared $8.4 Q4 2020. Growth was the result maturing and new programs.

• Reinsurance business simplified following the novation of our life annuity contract.

Capital 

• The minimum capital test (“MCT”) ratio(5) of our regulated Canadian subsidiary was 229% at December 31, 2021 (249% as at December 31, 2020), which comfortably exceeded regulatory requirements(6) of 150%.

• Capital in our US operations $212.7 million at December 31, 2021 ($156.0 million December 31, 2020) was excess of various Company Action Levels of the states in which is licensed. 

• Consolidated debt-to-capital ratio 17.3% as at December 31, 2021 below our target 20.0%, providing incremental capacity growth.

Investments 

• and dividend income rose 25.8% in the compared to Q4 2020 17.6% for the full year compared to 2020. The Canadian and US portfolios benefited from improved diversification and increased capital generated from operational performance.

Corporate Development 

• Bricktown Specialty Insurance Company, a Excess Surplus balance sheet to support growth of hybrid fronting platform. 

• AM Best reaffirmed A- ratings for both Canada and the US, as as introduced a group size rating increasing our financial size category to IX, is expected to be helpful as we continue to pursue admitted opportunities. 

• Trisura continues to admitted licenses in all 50 states.

Financial Statement Presentation – Update

• EPS and Adjusted ROE were introduced in Q4 2020, to adjust certain items normalize earnings of core operations in to better our specialty operations.

Conference Call

Trisura will host its Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call to review results at 9:00 a.m. ET 11th, 2022.

To listen call via live audio webcast, please follow the link below: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/zi8qnky5

A replay of the call will be available the link above.

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Footnotes

(1) This is a supplementary financial measure. Refer to 2021 MD&A, Section 10, Operating Metrics table for its composition. To access MD&A, see Trisura’s website or SEDAR www.sedar.com. 

(2) See section on Non-IFRS financial measures, Reconciliation Reported Net Income to Adjusted Net Income. Adjusted Net Income is a non-IFRS financial measure. Non-IFRS financial measures are standardized financial financial used to prepare the financial statements of the Company to which the measure and might not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies. and an explanation of it provides useful information an investor can be found reconciliation table.

(3) This is a non-IFRS ratio, see table 10.2 in 2021 MD&A for details on composition, as well as each non- financial measure used as a component of ratio, an of how it useful information an investor. Non-IFRS ratios are not standardized under the financial reporting framework used to prepare the financial statements of the Company to which the ratio relates and might not be comparable to similar ratios disclosed by other companies. 

(4) This is a non-IFRS ratio. See table 10.4 2021 MD&A for details composition, as well as non-IFRS financial measure used as a component of ratio, and an explanation of how it useful information to an investor.

(5) This measure is accordance with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada’s (OSFI’s) Guideline A, Minimum Capital Test. 

(6) This target is in accordance with OSFI’s Guideline A-4, Regulatory Capital and Capital Targets. 

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About Trisura Group  

Trisura Group Ltd. is an international specialty insurance provider operating in surety, risk solutions, corporate insurance, fronting reinsurance segments the market. Trisura has investments in owned subsidiaries through which conducts insurance and reinsurance operations. Those operations primarily Canada (“Trisura Canada”) and the United States (“Trisura US”), as well Barbados (“Trisura International”). Trisura Group Ltd. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “TSU”.

Further is at https://www.trisura.com/group.Important may be disseminated exclusively via website; investors should consult site to access this information. Details regarding the operations of Trisura Group Ltd. are also set forth in regulatory filings. A copy of filings may be obtained Group’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

For more information, please contact: 

Name: Bryan Sinclair

Tel: 416 607 2135 

Email: bryan.sinclair@trisura.com 

Trisura Ltd.

Consolidated Statements Financial Position

As December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020

(in of Canadian dollars, except as otherwise noted)

As at

December 31, 2021

December 31, 2020

Cash equivalents

 341,319 

 136,519 

Investments 

 641,140 

 311,629 

 503,684 

and accounts receivable, and other assets

 178,883 

from reinsurers

 1,375,354 

 676,972 

Deferred acquisition costs

 304,580 

 17,109 

 9,223 

 188,190 

Capital assets and intangible assets

 13,907 

tax assets

 8,577 

Total assets

 3,000,354 

 1,706,732 

Accounts payable, accrued and other liabilities

 216,633 

 335,673 

 57,343 

Reinsurance premiums payable

 151,707 

Unearned premiums 

 965,245 

 592,711 

Unearned reinsurance commissions

 152,003 

 100,281 

Unpaid claims and loss adjustment expenses

 897,011 

 487,271 

Debt outstanding

 75,000 

 27,555 

liabilities

 2,641,565 358,789 

 1,416,868 

Shareholders’ equity

 289,864 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

 3,000,354 

 1,706,732 

Trisura Ltd.

Consolidated of Comprehensive Income

For the three and months ended December 31

( thousands of Canadian dollars, except otherwise noted)

 

Q4 2021

Q4 2020

2021

2020

Gross premiums written

 484,740 

 115,941 

 82,768 

 12,625 

 314,200 

 1,563,206 

 398,137 

 277,909 

 49,879 

 926,442 

 241,324 

 160,684 

 29,719 

Net premiums written

 88,400 

Net premiums earned

 51,091 

Fee income

 9,659 

income

 7,430 

 5,922 

 7,605 

 27,779 

Net gains

 3,726 

 2,822 

 14,484 

 8,450 

Total revenues

 106,549 

 69,494 

 349,877 

 226,632 

Net claims expenses

 (36,823)

 (33,341)

 (23,096)

 (82,330)

 (107,757)

 (72,562)

 (55,915)

Net commissions

 (17,484)

Operating expenses

Interest expenses

 (21,957) (578)

 (14,037) (222)

 (77,709)

 (57,560)

 (1,638)

 (1,113)

Total claims and expenses 

 (92,699)

 (54,839)

 (269,434)

 (187,150)

Income before income taxes

 13,850 

 14,655 

 80,443 

 39,482 

Income tax expense

 (3,555)

 (3,706)

 (17,884)

 (7,040)

Net income

 10,295 

 10,949 

 62,559 

 32,442 

Other comprehensive (loss) income

 (2,173)

 2,800 

 4,897 

 96 

Comprehensive income

 8,122 

 13,749 

 67,456 

 32,538 

Trisura Group Ltd.

Consolidated Statements Cash Flows

For the three and twelve months ended December 31

(in thousands Canadian dollars, except as otherwise noted)

 

Q4 2021

Q4 2020

2021

2020

Net income

10,295 

5,205 

354 113,822 

10,949 

62,559 

20,270 

1,309 244,047 

32,442 

Non-cash items

(3,628)

2,378 

Stock options granted

189 

729 

Change in working capital

23,958 

81,412 

Realized gains

(2,261)

(1,223)

(4,096)

(22,666)

Income paid

(4,537)

(1,860)

(15,705)

(9,808)

Interest paid

(1,079)

(223)

(1,535)

(1,144)

Net cash from operating activities

121,799 

28,162 

306,849 

83,343 

Proceeds on disposal of investments

27,384 

(52,559)

37,776 

135,730 

(280,918)

238,827 

Purchases of investments

(50,152)

(331,933)

Net purchases of capital intangible assets

(481)

(673)

(3,460)

(1,296)

cash used in investing activities

(25,656)

(13,049)

(148,648)

(94,402)

Shares issued

456 44 

– 

1,315 

(2,011)

65,143 

Shares purchased under Restricted Units plan

– 

– 

Proceeds from issuance of debt

– 

– 

75,000 

– 

Loans received

– 

11,459 

26,970 

44,159 

repaid

– 

(11,459)

(54,525)

(44,159)

Principal portion of lease payments

(442)

(318)

(1,596)

(1,515)

cash from (used in) activities

58 

(318)

45,153 

63,628 

Net increase in cash

96,201 

245,332 

14,795 

203,354 

136,519 

52,569 

Cash at beginning of year

124,875 

85,905 

Currency translation

(214)

(3,151)

1,446 

(1,955)

Cash at end of year

341,319 

136,519 

341,319 

136,519 

Non-IFRS financial measures

Reconciliation Reported Net Income Adjusted Net Income – reflect income, adjusted certain items to normalize earnings to core operations in to reflect our North American specialty operations 

 

 Q4 2021 

 Q4 2020 

2021

2020

Net income 

10,295 

10,949 

62,559 

32,442 

Adjustments

Add: impact of share-based compensation 

1,942 

745 

10,224 

7,469 

Add: loss insurance assets 

– 

– 

1,336 

Less: gains

(3,726)

(2,822)

(14,484)

(8,450)

Less: net from life annuity

2,591 

592 

559 

4,588 

Less: impact of CAT Programs Reinsurance(7)

2,158

2,158

Less: impact of above items

(49)

575 

474 

352 

Less: adjustments relating to income tax benefits

– 

– 

(936)

(3,127)

Adjusted net income 

13,211 

10,039 

61,890 

33,274 

(7) Refer to December 31, 2021 MD&A, section 4 – Performance Review, United States, for details.

Reconciliation of Average equity average equity – LTM equity is used in calculating adjusted ROE 

 

 Q4 2021 

 Q4 2020 

Average equity(8)

324,327 

4,221 

 240,097 

Adjustments: days in quarter proration, equity raise – Q2 2020

 1,391 

LTM equity

328,548 

 241,488 

(8) is calculated as: sum of opening equity and closing equity over last twelve months, divided by two.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Information

Note: This news release contains “forward-information” within the meaning of provincial securities laws and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning applicable Canadian securities regulations. Forward-looking include statements that are predictive in nature, upon or refer to future events or conditions, include regarding the operations, business, financial condition, expected financial results, performance, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, ongoing objectives, strategies and outlook of the Company its subsidiaries, as well as the outlook for North American and international for the current fiscal year subsequent periods, and include words such as “expects,” “likely,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “seeks,” “intends,” “targets,” “projects,” “forecasts” or negative versions thereof and other similar expressions, or verbs such as

“may,” “will,” “should,” “would” and “could”.

Although we believe that our anticipated results, performance achievements expressed or implied by forwardlooking statements and information are based reasonable assumptions and expectations, reader should not place undue reliance on forward-and because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties factors, many of which are beyond our control, which may the actual results, or achievements of our to differ materially from anticipated future results, performance achievement expressed implied by such forward-looking and information. 

Factors that could actual results differ materially from those contemplated or implied by forward-looking statements include, but are limited to: developments related to COVID-19, including the impact of COVID-19 the economy and global financial markets; the impact or impact of general economic, political and market factors in the in which we do business; the behaviour of financial markets, fluctuations in and foreign exchange rates; global equity and and the of and debt financing and within these markets; strategic actions including dispositions; the ability to complete effectively integrate into existing and ability to attain benefits; changes in accounting policies and methods used report (including uncertainties associated with critical accounting assumptions and estimates); the appropriately manage human capital; the effect of applying future accounting changes; business competition; operational and reputational risks; technological change; changes in government regulation and legislation within countries in which we operate; governmental investigations; litigation; changes in laws; changes in capital requirements; in reinsurance arrangements; ability to collect amounts owed; events, such as earthquakes, hurricanes or pandemics; the possible of international conflicts and other developments including terrorist acts and cyberterrorism; and other risks and factors detailed from time to time in our documents filed with securities regulators in Canada.

We caution that the foregoing of important factors may affect future results is not exhaustive. When relying our forward-looking statements, investors and others consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and events. Except by law, the undertakes no to publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether written or oral, that be as a result new information, future events otherwise.

Cautionary Non-IFRS Other Financial Measures

Reported results conform accepted principles (GAAP), in accordance IFRS. addition to reported results, the also presents certain measures, including non-IFRS financial measures that are historical, non-IFRS ratios, and supplementary financial measures, to assess results. Non-IFRS financial measures, such as adjusted net income, are utilized to the Company’s overall performance. To at results, the Company adjusts for certain items normalize to core operations, in order to better reflect our North American specialty operations. Non-IFRS ratios include a non-IFRS financial as one or of its components. Examples of non-IFRS ratios include adjusted diluted earnings share and ROE. The Company believes that non-IFRS financial and non- ratios provide the reader with an enhanced understanding our results and related trends increase transparency and into core results of the business. Non-IFRS measures and nonIFRS ratios are standardized terms under IFRS and, therefore, not be comparable to similar used by other companies. Supplementary financial measures the Company’s financial performance and position, and are explained in this document where they appear, and information by reference to the Company’s current MD&A, for the year ended 31, 2021. To access MD&A, see Trisura’s website or SEDAR at www.sedar.com. These are pursuant to National Instrument 52-112 Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures Disclosure.

TRISURA GROUP TO ANNOUNCE FOURTH QUARTER 2021 RESULTS ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2022 AND HOLD EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL THE FOLLOWING DAY

PRESS RELEASE

TRISURA GROUP ANNOUNCE FOURTH QUARTER 2021 AND FULL YEAR 2021 ON FEBRUARY 10th, 2022 AND HOLD CONFERENCE CALL THE  DAY 

TORONTO, January 4, 2022 — Trisura Group Ltd. (“Trisura” or “Trisura Group”) (TSX: TSU), a leading international specialty insurance provider, will release 2021 and full year 2021 after the market closes on Thursday, February 10th, 2022.

company will hold its fourth quarter 2021 and full year 2021 earnings conference call for analysts and investors on Friday, February 11th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Conference call participants will be David Clare, President Chief Executive Officer and David Scotland, Chief Financial Officer.

listen to the call live audio webcast, please follow the link below:

https://edge.mediaserver.com/mmc/p/zi8qnky5

A replay of will be available through the link above.

 About Trisura Group

Trisura Ltd. is an international specialty insurance provider operating in the surety, risk solutions, corporate insurance, fronting and of the market. has three principal subsidiaries: Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company Canada, Trisura Specialty Insurance Company in the US Trisura Insurance Ltd. in Barbados. Trisura Group Ltd. listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “TSU”.

Further information is https://www.trisura.com/group. information may be disseminated exclusively via the website; investors should consult the site to access this information. Details regarding the operations of Trisura Ltd. are also set forth filings. A copy of the filings may be obtained on Group’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

For more information, please contact: 

Name: Bryan Sinclair
Tel: 416 607 2135 
Email: bryan.sinclair@trisura.com 

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