NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National General Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq:NGHC) today announced that it has closed upon the acquisition of Healthcare Solutions Team, LLC ("HST"), an Illinois based healthcare insurance managing general agency, for cash consideration. The purchase price for the transaction includes an upfront cash payment of $15 million and potential future earn out payments based on HST's overall profitability.
Michael Karfunkel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National General, stated: "We are excited about the addition of HST to our growing A&H division. HST has a strong track record of growth and profitability in products consistent with and complementary to our current portfolio, and provides a broad distribution platform which we can leverage to further grow our existing business. We look forward to working with the HST team, led by co-founding partners Grant Born and Joseph Eichman, on the integration of this transaction. We expect the transaction to be immediately accretive to earnings."
About Healthcare Solutions Team (HST)
Based in Lombard, Illinois, Healthcare Solutions Team (HST) was created in 2007 with the goal of providing families, individuals and groups with the best health insurance coverage for their needs and budgets. HST partners with approximately 500 independent agents across the country to provide a wide range of products to customers. In addition to health care insurance, HST offers an array of coverages including: short-term medical coverage; critical illness plans; dental insurance; Medicare supplements and life insurance; simple Health Savings Accounts (HSA); small business, self-employed and group health care; and major medical plans for individuals and families. For more information about HST, refer to their website at www.healthcaresolutionsteam.com.
About National General Holdings Corp.
National General Holdings Corp., headquartered in New York City, is a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A- (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, homeowners, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products.
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CONTACT: Investor Contact Dean Evans Director of Investor Relations Phone: 212-380-9462 Email: Dean.Evans@NGIC.com