Transatlantic Holdings 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 22, 2012
TRANSATLANTIC HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 365-2200
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
On February 22, 2012, Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (Transatlantic) and Alleghany Corporation (Alleghany) issued a joint press release announcing that Transatlantic stockholders that wish to make an election with respect to the consideration to be received in the proposed merger with Alleghany must deliver a properly completed election form to Computershare by 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 1, 2012. Subject to regulatory and other customary closing conditions, Alleghany and Transatlantic expect to close the merger on March 6, 2012. A copy of the joint press release is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.