BEDFORD, Texas, May 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- State National Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNC), a leading specialty provider of property and casualty insurance, today announced that its subsidiary, State National Insurance Company, Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire United National Specialty Insurance Company (“UNSIC”) from Diamond State Insurance Company for $7.35 million, excluding capital and surplus. UNSIC is an admitted shell company with licenses in 49 states (all but Pennsylvania). The purchase price will be capitalized as an intangible asset. Subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close by the end of the third quarter 2016.
About State National Companies, Inc.
State National Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNC) is a leading specialty provider of property and casualty insurance operating in two niche markets across the United States. In its Lender Services segment, the company specializes in providing collateral protection insurance, which insures personal automobiles and other vehicles held as collateral for loans made by credit unions, banks and specialty finance companies. In its Program Services segment, the Company leverages its “A” (Excellent) A.M. Best rating, expansive licenses and reputation to provide access to the U.S. property and casualty insurance market in exchange for ceding fees. To learn more, please visit www.statenational.com. The Company routinely posts important company information on its website.
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There can be no assurance that actual developments will be those anticipated by us. 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, our ability to recover from our capacity providers, the cost and availability of reinsurance coverage, challenges to our use of issuing carrier or fronting arrangements by regulators or changes in state or federal insurance or other statutes or regulations, our dependence on a limited number of business partners, potential regulatory scrutiny of lender-placed automobile insurance, level of new car sales, availability of credit for vehicle purchases and other factors affecting automobile financing, our ability to compete effectively, a downgrade in the financial strength ratings of our insurance subsidiaries, our ability to accurately underwrite and price our products and to maintain and establish accurate loss reserves, changes in interest rates or other changes in the financial markets, the effects of emerging claim and coverage issues, changes in the demand for our products, the effect of general economic conditions, breaches in data security or other disruptions with our technology, and changes in pricing or other competitive environments.
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CONTACTS: State National Companies, Inc. David Hale, COO & CFO 817-265-2000 Dennard ▪ Lascar Associates Rick Black 713-529-6600
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