NEW YORK, June 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National General Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq:NGHC) today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle, subject to final documentation and regulatory approval, to acquire certain business lines and assets from Assurant Health, which is a business segment of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Included in the transaction are the small group self-funded and supplemental product lines, as well as the right to acquire certain other assets including North Star Marketing, a proprietary small group sales channel. In total, these businesses will provide National General with access to up to approximately $280 million of potential additional A&H revenues.
Assurant Health will continue sales of its small group self-funded and supplemental products while the transaction is finalized. The transaction will be subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. In addition, National General and Assurant have entered into an exclusivity arrangement until a definitive agreement can be reached, during which National General will reinsure business written by Assurant Health.
Michael Karfunkel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National General, stated: "We are excited to add these complementary businesses to our growing Accident & Health segment. This transaction substantially enhances the scale of our A&H business and makes us a more important player in a growing and changing marketplace which we believe presents a sizable opportunity. We look forward to finalizing the terms of the agreement in the coming months and adding these valuable businesses to our current product portfolio."
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, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products.
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. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "plan," "expect," "project," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate" and "believe" or their variations or similar terminology. 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 with AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., ACP Re Ltd., Maiden Holdings, Ltd. or third parties, 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 statement 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