OCTOBER 29, 2019 11:36:34 Eastern Daylight Time
AM Best Comments on Credit Ratings of NI Holdings, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries Following Its Announced Acquisition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDWICK - OCTOBER 29, 2019 11:36:34 Eastern Daylight Time
The acquisition will involve a 100% stock ownership transfer of Westminster to NI Holdings, Inc. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including board and regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.
Westminster writes solely commercial lines business focusing on business owner’s coverage for apartments, condominiums, cooperatives, rental dwellings and retail risks. The company also writes commercial
package policies and commercial umbrella coverage. Nearly 95% of Westminster’s direct premium written is generated from Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia and Virginia; however, the company is licensed in 18 states.
The acquisition of Westminster will provide the Nodak Insurance Group with a more diverse mix of products and increase its footprint in the commercial lines segment. In addition, it improves the group’s geographic concentration of risk.
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