Arch MI Secures Over $621 Million of Indemnity Reinsurance through Bellemeade Re Insurance-Linked Note Transaction

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    GREENSBORO, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#LoanOfficerslt;/agt;–Arch Mortgage Insurance Company (“Arch MI”) announced today that it has
    obtained $621,022,000 of indemnity reinsurance on a pool representing
    $35.58 billion of mortgages from Bellemeade Re 2019-2 Ltd., a special
    purpose reinsurer. This insurance-linked note (ILN) transaction provides
    Arch MI with collateralized coverage for potential losses on a portion
    of its mortgage insurance (MI) portfolio.

    The reinsurance is for a portfolio of MI policies linked to 143,840
    loans issued by Arch MI and affiliates primarily during the second half
    of 2018. The most senior M-1A class notes received an A rating from
    Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC.

    This is Arch’s second 2019 ILN transaction, following Bellemeade 2019-1,
    which was issued in March. In total, Arch has issued eight Bellemeade
    transactions, which have provided aggregate reinsurance coverage of
    approximately $3.5 billion.

    Bellemeade Re 2019-2 Ltd. is funding its reinsurance obligations through
    the issuance of five classes of amortizing notes with 10-year legal
    final maturities.

    The notes consist of the following five classes:

    • $133,076,000 class M-1A notes with a coupon equal to one-month LIBOR
      plus 100 basis points.
    • $133,076,000 class M-1B notes with a coupon equal to one-month LIBOR
      plus 145 basis points.
    • $168,563,000 class M-1C notes with a coupon equal to one-month LIBOR
      plus 200 basis points.
    • $164,127,000 class M-2 notes with a coupon equal to one-month LIBOR
      plus 310 basis points.
    • $22,180,000 class B-1 notes with a coupon equal to one-month LIBOR
      plus 410 basis points.

    “These Bellemeade transactions are an important part of managing the
    capital and risk positions of our mortgage business,” said Jim Bennison,
    EVP, Alternative Markets for Arch Capital Group (U.S.) Inc. “Since our
    initial Bellemeade issuance in 2015, we’ve seen a significant increase
    in global investor interest in this asset class. We believe that ILN
    transactions will continue to be a benefit to our entire industry.”

    About Arch Mortgage Insurance Company

    Arch Capital Group Ltd.’s U.S. mortgage insurance operation, Arch MI, is
    a leading provider of private insurance covering mortgage credit risk.
    Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, Arch MI’s mission is to
    protect lenders against credit risk, while extending the possibility of
    responsible home ownership to qualified borrowers. Arch MI’s flagship
    mortgage insurer, Arch Mortgage Insurance Company, is licensed to write
    mortgage insurance in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto
    Rico. For more information, please visit

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    and/or frequency of losses, greater than expected loss ratios and
    adverse development on claim and/or claim expense liabilities; greater
    frequency or severity of unpredictable natural and man-made catastrophic
    events; the impact of acts of terrorism and acts of war; changes in
    regulations and/or tax laws in the United States or elsewhere; our
    ability to successfully integrate, establish and maintain operating
    procedures as well as integrate the businesses we have acquired or may
    acquire into the existing operations; changes in accounting principles
    or policies; material differences between actual and expected
    assessments for guaranty funds and mandatory pooling arrangements;
    availability and cost to us of reinsurance to manage our gross and net
    exposures; the failure of others to meet their obligations to us; and
    other factors identified in our filings with the U.S. Securities and
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    Arch Capital Services Inc.
    Greg Hare, 336-333-0416
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