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January 6, 2014
07:10 EDTAFSI, TWGPAmTrust 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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August 19, 2014
17:02 EDTTWGPTower Group receives Nasdaq notice regarding listing requirements
Tower Group International announced that it received a notification letter from The Nasdaq Listing Qualification Department on August 14, stating that because Tower has not yet filed its Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30 with the SEC, it was not in compliance with the continued listing requirements under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250c1. The Nasdaq notice has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of Tower's common stock on The Nasdaq Global Market. Under Nasdaq listing rules, Tower has 60 days to submit a plan to Nasdaq to regain compliance with the applicable listing rule. Tower currently expects to file the 10-Q with the SEC within approximately the next twenty days.
August 15, 2014
08:20 EDTAFSIAmTrust Financial management to meet with JMP Securities
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August 14, 2014
17:12 EDTTWGPMMCAP International reports 5.79% passive stake in Tower Group
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