Annuity & Life Re First Quarter 2005 Earnings Report

HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Annuity and Life Re (Holdings), Ltd. (BULLETIN BOARD: ANNRF.OB) today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2005. The realized gains were the result of the transfer and sale of securities in the Company’s investment portfolio to ceding companies in connection with the Transamerica and Met Life recaptures in the three months ended March 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively.Important factors that could materially and adversely affect the Company’s operations and financial condition and/or cause the Company’s actual results of operations or financial condition to differ from those expressed or implied in the Company’s forward-looking statements include, but are not necessarily limited to, the Company’s ability to meet the obligations associated with the Company’s current business and to fund the Company’s continuing operations; the Company’s ability to pursue strategic alternatives on favorable terms; the loss of a key executive; the Company’s ability to obtain adequate financial ratings; the ability of the Company’s cedents to manage successfully assets they hold on the Company’s behalf; the Company’s success in managing its investments; the Company’s ability to list its common shares on a national exchange or automated quotation system; changes in mortality, morbidity and claims experience; the Company’s ability to make accurate estimates and assumptions regarding future mortality, persistency, lapses, expenses and investment performance based upon historical results and information provided to it by its cedents; the Company’s ability to underwrite business; unanticipated withdrawal or surrender activity; changes in market conditions, including changes in interest rate levels; the competitive environment; the impact of recent and possible future terrorist attacks and the U.S. government’s response thereto; the Company’s ability to attract and retain clients; regulatory changes (such as changes in U.S. tax law and insurance regulation that directly affect the competitive environment for the Company’s products); and a prolonged economic downturn…..

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