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  • EXAMINATION REPORT

    OF THE

    ALTERRA AMERICA INSURANCE COMPANY

    AS OF

    DECEMBER 31, 2015

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS SALUTATION ............................................................................................................................... 1

    SCOPE OF EXAMINATION......................................................................................................... 1

    SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS ................................................................................ 3

    COMPANY HISTORY .................................................................................................................. 3

    COMMON CAPITAL STOCK ........................................................................................................ 4

    GROSS PAID IN AND CONTRIBUTED SURPLUS ........................................................................... 4

    MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL .............................................................................................. 5

    SHAREHOLDER .......................................................................................................................... 5

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS .............................................................................................................. 5

    COMMITTEES ............................................................................................................................ 6

    OFFICERS .................................................................................................................................. 6

    CORPORATE RECORDS .............................................................................................................. 7

    ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND BYLAWS ........................................................................... 7

    HOLDING COMPANY SYSTEM ................................................................................................... 7

    AFFILIATED AGREEMENTS ........................................................................................................ 9

    TERRITORY AND PLAN OF OPERATION ............................................................................. 11

    REINSURANCE........................................................................................................................... 13

    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ...................................................................................................... 18

    STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ............................................................................... 19

    STATEMENT OF INCOME .......................................................................................................... 21

    RECONCILIATION OF CAPITAL AND SURPLUS .......................................................................... 22

    SUBSEQUENT EVENTS ............................................................................................................ 23

    SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS .................................................................................. 23

    CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................................. 23

  • SALUTATION

    March 3, 2017

    Honorable Trinidad Navarro Insurance Commissioner Delaware Department of Insurance 841 Silver Lake Boulevard Dover, Delaware 19904 Commissioner:

    In compliance with instructions and pursuant to statutory provisions contained in

    Certificate of Authority No. 16-008, dated March 30, 2016, an examination has been made of the

    affairs, financial condition and management of the

    ALTERRA AMERICA INSURANCE COMPANY

    hereinafter referred to as Company or AAIC, incorporated under the laws of the State of

    Delaware as a stock company with its home office located at 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington,

    Delaware. The examination was conducted at the offices of the Company located at Ten

    Parkway North, Deerfield, Illinois.

    The examination report thereon is respectfully submitted.

    SCOPE OF EXAMINATION

    In coordination with the Illinois Department of Insurance, we have performed our

    examination of Alterra America Insurance Company, a multi-state insurer. The last examination

    covered the period from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010. This examination covers

    the period of January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2015.

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    We conducted our examination in accordance with the NAIC Financial Condition

    Examiners Handbook (NAIC Handbook). The NAIC Handbook requires that we plan and

    perform the examination to evaluate the financial condition, assess corporate governance,

    identify current and prospective risks of the company and evaluate system controls and

    procedures used to mitigate those risks. An examination also includes identifying and evaluating

    significant risks that could cause an insurers surplus to be materially misstated both currently

    and prospectively.

    All accounts and activities of the Company were considered in accordance with the risk-

    focused examination process. This may include assessing significant estimates made by

    management and evaluating managements compliance with Statutory Accounting Principles.

    The examination does not attest to the fair presentation of the financial statements included

    herein. If during the course of the examination an adjustment is identified, the impact of such

    adjustment will be documented separately following the Companys financial statements.

    This examination report includes significant findings of fact, pursuant to the General

    Corporation Law of the State of Delaware as required by 18 Del. C. 321, along with general

    information about the insurer and its financial condition. There may be other items identified

    during the examination that, due to their nature (e.g., subjective conclusions, proprietary

    information, etc.), are not included within the examination report but separately communicated

    to other regulators and/or the Company.

    During the course of this examination, consideration was given to work performed by the

    Companys external auditing firm, KPMG LLP. Certain auditor work papers have been

    incorporated into the work papers of the examination.

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    SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS

    There were no significant findings or material adjustments to the Companys financial

    statements that warranted disclosure in this examination report.

    COMPANY HISTORY

    The Company was acquired by Alterra Excess & Surplus Insurance Company (AESIC)

    on June 2, 2008 from The Travelers Indemnity Company (Travelers). The change of control was

    approved by the Indiana Department of Insurance on May 28, 2008. The Company's name was

    changed from Commercial Guaranty Casualty Insurance Company to Max America Insurance

    Company.

    On May 12, 2010, Alterra Capital Holdings Limited (formerly Max Capital Group Ltd.)

    (Alterra Capital) completed its acquisition of Harbor Point Limited, a privately held Bermuda

    based reinsurance group, through an amalgamation. On December 21, 2010, the Company was

    contributed as a dividend from AESIC to Alterra USA. Subsequently, the Company acquired all

    capital stock of AESIC and $8.4 million of goodwill by means of a capital contribution from

    Alterra USA. Alterra USA, subsequently on December 21, 2010, contributed all outstanding

    stock of the Company to Alterra Reinsurance USA Inc. (Alterra Re USA) through a capital

    contribution, thereby making the Company (subsequently named Alterra America Insurance

    Company) a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Alterra Re USA.

    On May 1, 2013, Markel Corporation (Markel), a Virginia domiciled holding Company,

    became the ultimate controlling parent and sole shareholder of Alterra Capital Holdings Limited

    (Alterra Capital), a Bermuda exempt limited liability company and all of its subsidiaries

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    including AESIC, AAIC and Alterra Reinsurance USA Inc. (subsequently renamed Markel

    Global Reinsurance Company).

    Common Capital Stock

    The Articles of Incorporation provide for authorized capital in the amount of $9,000,000,

    consisting of 18,000 shares of common stock with a par value of $500. In addition, the

    Company has 5,000 shares of preferred stock authorized, par value $1,000 per share, none of

    which is issued or outstanding. As of December 31, 2015, there were 18,000 common shares

    issued and outstanding representing $9,000,000 in common capital stock. There were no

    changes made to the common capital stock during the examination period.

    All shares outstanding as of December 31, 2015 were owned by the Companys parent,

    Markel Global Reinsurance Company which is wholly owned by Alterra USA Holdings Limited,

    which is ultimately owned by Markel Corporation.

    Gross Paid In and Contributed Surplus

    At December 31, 2015, the Company reported a balance of gross paid in and contributed

    surplus in the amount of $171,176,050. The following changes were made to this account during

    the examination period:

    Balance, December 31, 2010 $ 106,176,050 December 31, 2013 60,000,000 December 31, 2014 5,000,000 Balance, December 31, 2015 $ 171,176,050

    Dividends to Stockholders

    During the period under exam