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R&SA hits out at merger rumours

Royal & Sun Alliance has hit out at rumours it has been looking to merge, but says it would consider an acquisition in general insurance.


R&SA chief executive Bob Mendelsohn said reports it had appointed investment bankers to consider possible suitors were categorically false.


Mendelsohn said: “We believe the return on capital invested in a well-managed general insurance business will exceed the returns available in life insurance for years to come.”

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