OIL telephonically held its 2020 Shareholder’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, April 30th after postponing the originally scheduled March 19th Bermuda based AGM due to the outbreak of COVID-19. During the meeting, it conducted a review of its 2019 operational and financial results as well as holding the election of directors for the 2020-2021 year.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Hamilton, Bermuda: For 2019, OIL earned $1.03 billion of Net Income. $364 million of Net Underwriting Income, $691 million of Net Investment Income and $21 million of operating expenses drove these results. For additional information about OIL’s 2019 financial results, please visit www.oil.bm to view our audited financial statements. After the review of the year-end financials, shareholders approved the re-appointment of KPMG as auditors for the fiscal 2020 year.
Theodore Guidry II, OIL’s outgoing Chairman of the Board, explained, “The Company is in excellent condition from an operational and financial perspective. And while economic and market conditions have changed drastically the first few months of this year, OIL remains well positioned within the energy insurance market to continue supporting the energy industry into the foreseeable future much like it has for the past 48 years.”
Bertil C. Olsson, President & CEO, commented that “2019’s performance should allow OIL to effectively weather the difficult conditions in 2020 that COVID-19 brought to the world and the energy industry without any disruptions to our shareholders. Our goal is to deliver stable capacity, consistent terms & conditions at a market competitive price over the long haul and through difficult market environments. As a result, OIL does not plan to adjust its product offering during the year but remain the reliable partner our members have come to expect. In addition to the excellent financial results in 2019, OIL also welcomed four new shareholders into the mutual – Beach Energy Limited, Bruce Power L.P., Motiva Enterprises LLC and Origin Energy Limited.”
After the AGM adjourned, the new Board of Directors met and elected Fabrizio Mastrantonio as Chairman of the Board and Lars Ostebo as Deputy Chairman for 2020.