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RenaissanceRe reports Q2 operating EPS $4.78, consensus $3.71.

Book value per common share increased $8.12, or 7.3%, to $119.17 in the second quarter of 2019, compared to a 4.3% increase in the second quarter of 2018. Tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends increased $8.52, or 8.2%, to $132.57 in the second quarter of 2019, compared to a 4.9% increase in the second quarter of 2018. Kevin J. O'Donnell, President and Chief Executive Officer of RenaissanceRe, commented: "I am pleased with our performance in the second quarter, where we achieved annualized operating return on average common equity of 16.7% and growth in tangible book value per common share plus accumulated dividends of 8.2%. This strong performance was due to the diligent execution of our differentiated strategy, resulting in solid profits, material growth and improved operational efficiency. The portfolio of risks we have constructed is larger, more diverse and increasingly efficient, and poised to drive superior long-term returns for our shareholders."

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Date:Jul 23, 2019
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