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January 6, 2014
07:10 EDTTWGP, AFSIAmTrust Financial to acquire renewal rights, assets of Tower Group
AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI) announced it has agreed to acquire the renewal rights and assets of the commercial lines insurance operations of Tower Group International, Ltd (TWGP) in connection with an agreement simultaneously entered into by ACP Re, a privately held Bermuda corporation, and Tower pursuant to which a subsidiary of ACP Re has agreed to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of Tower for $3.00 per share and merge with Tower, subject to regulatory and shareholder approval. In addition, the company has reached agreement with several Tower subsidiaries to enter into, immediately upon regulatory approval, a 100% quota share reinsurance agreement and provide a cut-through endorsement on most of Tower's Commercial Lines Business in force policies and on new and renewal Commercial Lines Business. AmTrust has also obtained a 10-day option to reinsure, on a prospective basis, not less than 60% of the approximately $290M unearned premium reserve relating to Commercial Lines Business. AmTrust expects to exercise the option and to reinsure, prospectively, most of the business included in the unearned premium reserve. The Cut Through Reinsurance Agreement, when approved, will be effective as of January 1, 2014. The company will pay a 20% ceding commission to Tower on all Tower premium subject to the Cut Through Reinsurance Agreement. Furthermore, concurrent with AmTrust's acquisition of the Commercial Lines Business, National General Holdings Corp., a specialty personal lines property/casualty insurer, agreed to acquire the renewal rights and assets of the personal lines insurance operations of Tower.
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November 18, 2014
07:39 EDTAFSICFA Society of Cleveland to hold a conference
Midwest Investment Conference to be held in Cleveland, Ohio on November 18.
November 14, 2014
05:55 EDTAFSIStocks with implied volatility movement; AFSI HAL
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November 11, 2014
14:27 EDTAFSIAmTrust to host investor day
Investor Day to be held in Cleveland, Ohio on November 13 at 10 am. Webcast Link

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