Petitions to Transfer Business

-0.19429251.367564SM1 4DUFinancial Services and Markets Act 2000financial services and markets act 2000The London Borough of SuttonThe City of Westminster2006-02-082005-10-242005-11-18WC2A2LLSM14DU-0.11371651.514145WC2A 2LLTSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

in the high court of justice

chancery division

companies court

No. 6983 of 2005

In the Matter of



In the Matter of



In the Matter of

the financial services and markets act 2000

Notice is hereby given that an application was on 24 October 2005 presented to Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc (“ R&SA ”) and Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) Plc (“ Great Lakes ”) for an order under section 111 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 sanctioning a scheme (the “Scheme” ) for the transfer by R&SA to Great Lakes of certain personal accident insurance, hospital cash plan insurance, travel insurance, insured advice products and legal expenses insurance.

Copies of the Scheme, a report in accordance with section 109 of the said Act on the terms of the Scheme by Dr Lis Gibson of Deloitte & Touche and a statement (the “Summary” ) setting out a summary of the terms of the Scheme and a summary of the report may be obtained by any person free of charge on application to Peter Smith of FirstAssist Insurance Services Limited ( “FirstAssist” ), contactable on 0845 702 3426 or at or at Marshall’s Court, Marshall’s Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4DU at any time until the making of an order sanctioning the Scheme. Dr Lis Gibson, whose appointment was approved by the Financial Services Authority, is the independent expert in respect of the Scheme and her report considers its impact upon policyholders.

The proposed transfer will result in the policies which transfer under the Scheme being underwritten by Great Lakes. The proposed transfer will secure the continuation by or against Great Lakes of any legal proceedings by or against R&SA that relate to rights or obligations in respect of the Transferred Policies, as defined in the Scheme. All claims being dealt with before the transfer by FirstAssist for R&SA will, following the proposed transfer, be dealt with by FirstAssist for Great Lakes. All claims arising after the proposed transfer will be dealt with by FirstAssist for Great Lakes.

Copies of the Summary may also be viewed at the offices of FirstAssist at the address set out above and on the following website until the making of such an order:

The application is directed to be heard before the Companies Court Judge at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL on 8 February 2006. Any person who believes that he/she would be adversely affected by the carrying out of the Scheme may appear at the hearing in person or by counsel or solicitor advocate. Any person who intends so to appear, and any person who dissents from the Scheme but does not intend so to appear, is requested to give notice in writing of such dissent or intention and the reasons therefor to Peter Smith of FirstAssist at the address set out above or at not less than two clear days before the hearing.

18 November 2005