PRESS RELEASE GlobeNewswire
Jan. 10, 2018, 08:30 AM
NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AmTrust Financial Services,Inc. (Nasdaq:AFSI) (the “Company” or “AmTrust”), announced that its board of directors appointed a special committee to consider the January 9, 2018, proposal from private equity funds managed by Stone Point Capital LLC, together with Barry D. Zyskind, Chairman and CEO of AmTrust, George Karfunkel and Leah Karfunkel (collectively, the “Karfunkel-Zyskind Family”), to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of AmTrust that the Karfunkel-Zyskind Family does not already own or control for $12.25 per share in cash.
The special committee is composed of the following AmTrust directors: Donald T. DeCarlo, Susan C. Fisch, Abraham Gulkowitz and Raul Rivera. Mr. DeCarlo will serve as the chair of the special committee. AmTrust will not move forward with any transaction unless it is approved by the special committee. Any transaction would be subject to a non-waivable condition requiring the approval of a majority of the shares of the Company not owned or controlled by the Karfunkel-Zyskind Family, senior management or their respective affiliates.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP will serve as the independent legal advisor to the special committee to assist in its review of the proposed transaction.