GREENLIGHT CAPITAL RE, LTD. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $100 MILLION CONVERTIBLE NOTES OFFERING AND SHARE REPURCHASES

//GREENLIGHT CAPITAL RE, LTD. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $100 MILLION CONVERTIBLE NOTES OFFERING AND SHARE REPURCHASES

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands — August 2, 2018 — Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (NASDAQ: GLRE) (the “Company” or “Greenlight Re”), a specialist property and casualty reinsurance company headquartered in the Cayman Islands, today announced that it has priced its previously announced private offering of $100,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 with a coupon of 4.00% per year (the “Notes”). The Notes will be convertible, upon the satisfaction of certain conditions and during certain time periods, at a conversion rate of 58.1818 of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares, subject to adjustment. Upon conversion, the Company may, at its option, elect to deliver cash, Class A ordinary shares or a combination of cash and Class A ordinary shares. The conversion rate equates to a conversion price of approximately $17.19, which represents a premium of approximately 25% over the closing sale price of the Class A ordinary shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on August 2, 2018. The Notes will mature on August 1, 2023 and be issued at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof. The Notes offering is expected to close on August 7, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company has granted the initial purchasers of the Notes a 30-day option to purchase up to $15,000,000 additional principal amount of the Company’s Notes. The Company estimates that the net proceeds (excluding related offering expenses) from the sale of the Notes, taking into account purchases of Class A ordinary shares as noted below, will be approximately $83.8 million.

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