NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National General Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq:NGHC) (the "Company") today announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 2.2 million shares of its 7.50% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A (the "Preferred Stock") with a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, or $55 million in aggregate liquidation preference. In addition, the Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 330,000 shares of the Preferred Stock on the same terms and conditions solely to cover over-allotments, if any. The Company expects the offering to close on June 25, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Dividends will be payable on the liquidation preference amount, on a non-cumulative basis, when and if declared by the board of directors of the company, at a rate of 7.50% per annum, quarterly in arrears, on January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15 of each year, beginning on October 15, 2014, from and including the date of original issuance. The Preferred Stock is not redeemable prior to July 15, 2019. After that date, the Company may redeem at its option, in whole or in part, the Preferred Stock at a redemption price of $25.00 per share plus any declared and unpaid dividends for prior dividend periods and accrued but unpaid dividends (whether or not declared) for the then current dividend period. The Company has applied to list the Preferred Stock for trading on NASDAQ. The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including for acquisitions and to support our current and future policy writings.
This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor will there be any offer or sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Preferred Stock may be offered only by means of a Prospectus. You may obtain a copy of the Prospectus from the SEC at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the underwriters may arrange to send you these documents if you request them by contacting Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or from UBS Securities LLC, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171, Attention: Prospectus Specialist, (877) 827-6444, ext. 561 3884.
About National General Holdings Corp.
National General Holdings Corp., headquartered in New York City, is a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, which trace their roots to 1939 and have a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best, the Company provides personal and commercial automobile, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, homeowners, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company. There can be no assurance that actual developments will be those anticipated by the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements as a result of significant risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, non-receipt of expected payments from insureds or reinsurers, changes in interest rates, a downgrade in the financial strength ratings of our insurance subsidiaries, the effect of the performance of financial markets on our investment portfolio, estimates of the fair value of life settlement contracts, development of claims and the effect on loss reserves, accuracy in projecting loss reserves, the cost and availability of reinsurance coverage, the effects of emerging claim and coverage issues, changes in the demand for our products, our degree of success in integrating acquired businesses, the effect of general economic conditions, state and federal legislation, regulations and regulatory investigations into industry practices, risks associated with conducting business outside the United States, developments relating to existing agreements, disruptions to our business relationships, breaches in data security or other disruptions involving our technology, heightened competition, changes in pricing environments, and changes in asset valuations. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made only as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements except as may be required by law. Additional information about these risks and uncertainties, as well as others that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, is contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
CONTACT: Investor Contact Dean Evans Director of Investor Relations Phone: 212-380-9462 Email: Dean.Evans@NGIC.com