October 26, 2018

Arch Mortgage Insurance dac Completes First-of-its-kind Capital Relief Transaction

DUBLIN–()–Arch Mortgage Insurance dac (“Arch”) today announced it has completed a
capital relief transaction on a €3 billion subset of a
residential mortgage loan portfolio of ING DiBa A.G., a wholly owned
subsidiary of ING Bank N.V. The deal is the first of its kind in the
European mortgage market and represents a valuable new tool for
financial institutions in managing their regulatory capital.

“Arch is delighted to complete a transaction that supports mortgage
lending in Germany”

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“Arch is delighted to complete a transaction that supports mortgage
lending in Germany,” said Beau Franklin, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Arch’s International Mortgage Group. “Arch is committed to
bringing innovative products to market and taking a leadership role in
providing capital relief solutions on residential mortgage loans

About Arch Mortgage Insurance dac

Arch Mortgage Insurance dac is based in Dublin and provides efficient
and innovative credit risk management and capital optimisation solutions
to clients throughout Europe. Arch is a highly rated and highly
capitalised mortgage insurance company authorised and regulated by the
Central Bank of Ireland.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe
harbor” for forward−looking statements. This release or any other
written or oral statements made by or on behalf of Arch Capital Group
Ltd. and its subsidiaries may include forward−looking statements, which
reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial
performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact
included in or incorporated by reference in this release are
forward−looking statements.

Forward−looking statements can generally be identified by the use of
forward−looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,”
“estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe” or “continue” or their negative or
variations or similar terminology. Forward−looking statements involve
our current assessment of risks and uncertainties. Actual events and
results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these
statements. A non-exclusive list of the important factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those in such
forward-looking statements includes the following: adverse general
economic and market conditions; increased competition; pricing and
policy term trends; fluctuations in the actions of rating agencies and
our ability to maintain and improve our ratings; investment performance;
the loss of key personnel; the adequacy of our loss reserves, severity
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
Exchange Commission.

The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as
exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with other cautionary
statements that are included herein or elsewhere. All subsequent written
and oral forward−looking statements attributable to us or persons acting
on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these
cautionary statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward−looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.


Arch Mortgage Insurance dac
Michael Bennett, + 353 1 669 9709