|INDEPENDENT AUDITORS REPORT
Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited and Subsidiaries (the Company) as of December 31, 2001 and 2000, and the related consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss, cash flows, and changes in policyholders surplus for the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Companys management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, such consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited and Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2001 and 2000, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the years then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
February 18, 2002