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August 11, 2016
GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) today announced the completion of the previously disclosed sale of a wholly-owned investment, Aero Precision Industries, and certain related aviation services businesses. As expected, the Company realized a pre-tax gain of approximately $130 million on the sale. Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments… [Read More]
August 2, 2016
GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 13 cents per share to be paid on October 5, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 20, 2016. In addition, the Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend on its common stock of 50 cents per share to be paid… [Read More]
July 18, 2016
GREENWICH, Conn., (PRNewswire) — W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced an agreement to sell a wholly-owned investment, Aero Precision Industries, and certain related aviation services businesses. The Company expects to realize a pre-tax gain of approximately $130 million on the sale, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions. Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding… [Read More]
June 30, 2016
GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the appointment of Scott R. Barraclough as president of Admiral Insurance, succeeding Steven S. Zeitman, who has been named chairman. The appointments are effective immediately. Mr. Barraclough joined Admiral Insurance in 1996 and has held various financial and operational positions throughout his 20-year career with Admiral. Most recently, he served as executive vice president. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from… [Read More]
June 23, 2016
GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) will release its second quarter 2016 earnings after the market closes on Monday, July 25, 2016. A copy of the earnings release will be available on the Company’s website at www.wrberkley.com. The Company has scheduled its quarterly conference call with analysts and investors to discuss its earnings and other information on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. A live audio webcast of the conference… [Read More]