American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) today announced that Validus Holdings, Ltd. (Validus), an AIG company, will redeem all of Validus outstanding (i) 5.875% Non-Cumulative Preference Shares, Series A (CUSIP No. 91915W201) (the Series A Preference Shares) and (ii) 5.800% Non-Cumulative Preference Shares, Series B (CUSIP No. 91915W300) (the Series B Preference Shares and, together with the Series A Preference Shares, the Preference Shares). There are currently 6,000 issued and outstanding Series A Preference Shares and 10,000 issued and outstanding Series B Preference Shares. Depositary shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a Series A Preference Share or Series B Preference Share, as applicable (the Depositary Shares), are currently listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbols VRPRA and VRPRB, respectively.
The Preference Shares will be redeemed on October 30, 2018 (the Redemption Date) at a redemption price of $26,000 per Preference Share ($26 per Depositary Share), plus all declared and unpaid dividends, if any, up to, but excluding, the Redemption Date (the Redemption Price). From and after the Redemption Date, all distributions on the Preference Shares will cease to accumulate, such Preference Shares shall no longer be deemed outstanding, and all rights of the holders of such Preference Shares will terminate, except for the right to receive the Redemption Price, without interest thereon. Additionally, the Depositary Shares will be removed from listing on the NYSE following the redemption.
The notices of redemption specifying the terms, conditions and procedures for the redemption of the Series A Preference Shares and Series B Preference Shares (the Redemption Notices) will be mailed to holders of record of the Series A Preference Shares and Series B Preference Shares, respectively, and are available by contacting Computershare, Inc. (Computershare), the depositary and redemption agent for the Preference Shares, by mail at 462 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202, Attention: Corporate Actions or by phone at 1-855-396-2084 (1-781-575-2765 outside the United States and Canada). Questions regarding the redemption of the Preference Shares, including the contents of the Redemption Notices, may be directed to Computershare.
This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption under either of the Certificates of Designations governing the Series A Preference Shares or Series B Preference Shares, respectively, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Redemption Notices issued by Validus.
Certain statements in this press release, including those describing the redemption, constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only AIGs belief regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside AIGs control. It is possible that actual results will differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results indicated in these statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ, possibly materially, from those in the forward-looking statements are discussed throughout AIGs periodic filings with the SEC pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Validus Holdings, Ltd. is an American International Group, Inc. (AIG) company. AIG is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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