American Re Corp. reported its third-quarter net income at $10.9million, up 60 percent despite record catastrophe losses in theUnited States exceeding $400 million.

The $10.9 million figure compared to net income of $6.8 millionfor the third quarter of 2004. Company officials at the Princeton,N.J.-based firm noted it has undergone a recent recapitalizationwith a major cash infusion from parent Munich Re.

As of Sept. 30, American Re said the statutory surplus of itsreinsurance and insurance subsidiaries was $3.2 billion, comparedto $3.4 billion at Dec. 31, 2004.

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