Press Release - SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
A.M. Best Comments on Credit Ratings of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. Following Announced Sale of Certain Int'l Subs.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDWICK - SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Under the terms of the agreement, the total proceeds will be $950 million, including cash consideration from China Re of $820 million plus contingent consideration of up to $45 million, as well as the pre-signing dividend from Chaucer of $85 million, received in the second quarter of this year. This sale will afford The Hanover with additional capital flexibility to continue to invest in growth and innovation initiatives in the United States.
The transaction is expected to close late-2018 or in the first quarter of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals in relevant jurisdictions. A.M. Best will continue to evaluate any developments relative to The Hanover or its subsidiaries’ ratings, should they become necessary.
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