SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): November 13, 2018
NATIONAL GENERAL HOLDINGS CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
59 Maiden Lane, 38th Floor
New York, New York 10038
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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On November 13, 2018, a subsidiary of National General Holdings Corp. (the “Company”) entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), pursuant to which, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth therein, such subsidiary agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of National Farmers Union Property & Casualty Insurance Company (“National Farmers Union Insurance”) from a subsidiary of QBE Insurance Group. The estimated purchase price for the transaction is $43 million, subject to closing adjustments. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019, subject to approval of governmental authorities and other customary closing conditions.
On November 13, 2018, the Company issued a press release, announcing the execution of the Purchase Agreement. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Expected California Wildfire Losses
The Company expects that gross losses from the early November California wildfires will breach the retention under its property catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance program. Accordingly, the Company expects its fourth quarter 2018 results to include approximately $41 million in losses (approximately $32 million after-tax), net of reinsurance recoverables and excluding reinstatement premiums, relating to the wildfires.
Financial Statements And Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
NATIONAL GENERAL HOLDINGS CORP.
Date: November 13, 2018
/s/ Jeffrey Weissmann
General Counsel and Secretary