On 3 October 2016 PZU Supervisory Board adopted a resolution to approve the PZU Group’s capital and dividend policy for 2016-2020 (“Policy”).
In accordance with the Policy, the PZU Group endeavors to do the following:
The capital management policy rests among others on the following principles:
The PZU Group and PZU dividend policy assumes that:
subject to the items below:
External capital requirements
According to the Insurance Activity Act, the calculation of the capital requirement is based on market, actuarial (insurance), counterparty insolvency, catastrophic and operational risks. Assets, liabilities and as a consequence own funds covering the capital requirement are measured at fair value. The capital requirement is calculated in accordance with the standard formula at the level of the entire PZU Group.
Pursuant to Article 412(1) of the Insurance Activity Act, the PZU Group is obligated to prepare and disclose an annual solvency and financial condition report at the group level drafted in accordance with the principles of Solvency II. The 2019 report published on 28 May 2020 is available online at https://www.pzu.pl/en/investor-relations. For the 2020 report, the publication deadline is no later than 20 weeks after the year end, i.e. in practice until 20 May 2021. Pursuant to Article 290(1) of the Insurance Activity Act, a solvency and financial condition report of an insurance undertaking is audited by an audit firm.
Irrespective of the foregoing, some PZU Group companies are required to comply with their own capital requirements imposed by the relevant legal regulations.
The PZU Group’s solvency ratio as at 31 December 2019 published in the PZU Group’s 2019 solvency and financial condition report was 245%. In 2020 the solvency ratio (standalone and consolidated alike) reported to KNF and not subject to verification by an audit firm as at the end of each quarter stayed above the level of 200%. As at the date of signing the consolidated financial statements, the calculation of the solvency ratio as at 31 December 2020 has not yet been available.
The maintained levels of solvency ratio comply with those assumed in the capital policy of the PZU Group.