May 2, 2018 / 6:36 AM / 3 months ago

BRIEF-Direct Line Insurance Group Q1 Total Gross Written Premium 769.9 Mln Pounds

May 2 (Reuters) - Direct Line Insurance Group PLC:

* DIRECT LINE INSURANCE GROUP PLC - Q1 TOTAL GROSS WRITTEN PREMIUM 769.9 MILLION POUNDS VERSUS 810.3 MILLION POUNDS A YEAR AGO

* DIRECT LINE INSURANCE GROUP PLC - ESTIMATE CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH MAJOR FREEZE EVENT WILL UTILISE GROUP’S FULL ANNUAL WEATHER BUDGET

* DIRECT LINE INSURANCE GROUP PLC - Q1 MOTOR OWN BRANDS PREMIUMS GREW BY 5.3% AND IN-FORCE POLICIES GREW BY 5.0% COMPARED TO PRIOR YEAR

* DIRECT LINE INSURANCE GROUP PLC - Q1 HOME OWN BRANDS PREMIUMS GREW BY 0.4% AND IN-FORCE POLICIES GREW BY 1.8% COMPARED TO PRIOR YEAR

* DIRECT LINE - CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH MAJOR FREEZE IN Q1 2018 ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN REGION OF £50 MILLION POST TAX, RESULTING IN ANNUAL WEATHER

* DIRECT LINE INSURANCE GROUP PLC - REITERATE FULL YEAR TARGETS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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