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April 14, 2014
10:24 EDTVR, AHL, ENH, MRH, PTPAspen Insurance jumps after receiving buyout proposal
Shares of Aspen Insurance (AHL) are rising after a peer in the insurance and reinsurance industry, Endurance Specialty (ENH), offered to buy the company. WHAT'S NEW: Endurance Specialty announced that it had sent a takeover proposal to Aspen, offering to buy the company for $3.2B, or $47.50 per share. Endurance offered Aspen shareholders the right to receive, at their election, all cash, all Endurance common shares, or a combination of cash and Endurance common shares in exchange for their stake in Aspen. Endurance, which said the cash consideration to be offered will be funded from cash resources and $1.05B of newly issued common shares to investors, argues that the combined company would be a global leader in specialty insurance and reinsurance with increased scale, market presence, diversification and profit potential and over $5 billion of combined annual gross premiums written. PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Aspen climbed $6.01, or 15.27%, to $45.38 and Endurance Specialty fell 2.95% to $52.23 before shares of both companies were halted for trading around 10 am ET. Other reinsurers rose, with Montpelier Re (MRH) advancing 2.2% to $29.94, Platinum Underwriters (PTP) gaining 1% to $60, and Validus (VR) adding 0.8% to $37.59.
News For AHL;ENH;MRH;PTP;VR From The Last 14 Days
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July 25, 2014
18:56 EDTAHL, ENHAspen Insurance holders overwhelmingly reject Endurance authorization proposals
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July 24, 2014
16:39 EDTVRValidus reports Q2 EPS $1.61, consensus $1.48
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July 23, 2014
16:50 EDTAHLAspen Insurance sees 11% operating return on equity in FY15
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16:50 EDTAHLAspen still expects to achieve or exceed 10% operating return on equity in FY14
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16:46 EDTAHLAspen Insurance reports Q2 EPS $1.40, consensus $1.34
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July 21, 2014
07:01 EDTENH, AHLAspen issues letter urging investors to reject Endurance proposals
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July 18, 2014
10:03 EDTPTPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:07 EDTPTPPlatinum Underwriters downgraded to Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette
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July 17, 2014
10:00 EDTENHOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:36 EDTENH, AHLEndurance Specialty upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
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06:28 EDTENHEndurance Specialty upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Capital
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06:27 EDTPTPPlatinum Q2 may turn reinsurance sentiment negative, says Citigroup
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July 16, 2014
16:03 EDTPTPPlatinum Underwriters reports Q2 EPS $1.34, consensus $1.52
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08:33 EDTENH, AHLGlass Lewis recommends Aspen Insurance shareholders reject Endurance proposals
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July 14, 2014
09:45 EDTENH, AHLEndurance Specialty says 'disappointed' with ISS report
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July 11, 2014
18:05 EDTENH, AHLProxy firm ISS, Egan-Jones reject both Endurance Specialty proposals
Aspen Insurance Holdings (AHL) noted that leading proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services and Egan-Jones Proxy Services recommend that Aspen shareholders REJECT both proposals made by Endurance Specialty (ENH) and REVOKE any authorizations submitted on such proposals by executing and returning Aspen’s BLUE revocation card. Chris O’Kane, Aspen’s CEO, said, “We are pleased that ISS and Egan-Jones agree with our position and are recommending that Aspen shareholders reject both of Endurance’s proposals. Rather than offering real value, Endurance is pursuing coercive legal tactics in an effort to buy Aspen at the lowest possible price. We urge shareholders to reject both of Endurance’s proposals.” In its recommendation, ISS noted that the proposals would cause unnecessary costs for Aspen shareholders, and Endurance shareholders, without providing equivalent benefit to Aspen shareholders. Aspen’s Board of Directors urges shareholders to REJECT both of Endurance’s proposals by promptly signing, dating and returning Aspen’s BLUE revocation card and disregarding Endurance’s white authorization card.

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