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( As on 04/08/2010 00:00) BSLI reports profits worth around INR 9 Crore for Q1 FY 2011

For the quarter ending June 2010, the Birla Sun Life Insurance (BSLI) netted a profit of around INR 9 crore. This was the first time that the company reported profits, since the time of its commencement. Last year the company reported a loss of around INR 111 crore.

The statement issued by the company said, "Driven by the growing size of in-force book, BSLI achieved a net profit of Rs 9 crore." In addition to this, between April 2010 and June 2010 the company witnessed a growth of around 18% in the total premium income. The total premium income reached around INR 1,143 crore during the same period.

Also, during the same period the income from new business premiums reached INR 473 crore, representing a growth of around 7%. Also, the income from the asset management grew by around 44% to reach INR 16,841 Crore during Q1 FY 2011 up from around INR 11,670 crore in Q1 FY 2010.

Established in 2000, Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited (BSLI) is a joint venture between the Aditya Birla Group, a well known and trusted name globally amongst Indian conglomerates and Sun Life Financial Inc, leading international financial services organization from Canada. The local knowledge of the Aditya Birla Group combined with the domain expertise of Sun Life Financial Inc., offers a formidable protection for its customers' future.

With an experience of over 9 years, BSLI has contributed significantly to the growth and development of the life insurance industry in India and currently ranks amongst the top 5 private life insurance companies in the country. The impressive combination of domain expertise, product range, reach and ears on ground, helped BSLI cover more than 2 million lives since it commenced operations and establish a customer base spread across more than 1500 towns and cities in India.