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Junior company makes super profit

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2012 | 12:00 AM

With extraordinary gains from investments and other income, General Accident Insurance Com-pany Limited has reported a record J$1.2 billion in profit during the financial year ended December 2011.

This was achieved as a result of gains of J$847.3 million from the disposal of its shares in the manufacturing and distribution firm Seprod Limited, J$154.7 million from disposal of real estate, and $61.9 million associated with the divestment of Orrett and Musson, General Acci-dent's insurance premium financing outfit.

Excluding those gains, the company still reported an increase in net profit, up 80.99 per cent to J$220.9 million from J$122.05 million, the company said in a filing to the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the end of March.

General Accident is the only general insurance company now trading on either the junior market or main market.