(The following statement was released by the rating agency)
CHICAGO, June 03 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings does not intend to rate
the expected $400
million senior notes due 2044 to be issued by Everest
Reinsurance Holdings, Inc.
(Everest Re). Fitch announced on May 19, 2014 that it plans to
ratings of Everest Re and its subsidiaries on or about June 19,
business reasons. Fitch believes that investors benefit from
coverage by Fitch and provided approximately 30 days' notice to
the market on
the withdrawal of Everest Re ratings as a courtesy to investors.
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