This excerpt taken from the TRH 8-K filed Jun 10, 2009.
Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering of AIG's Interest
NEW YORK, June 10, 2009 Transatlantic Holdings, Inc (NYSE: TRH) (the "Company") announced today the closing of a previously announced secondary public offering of 29.9 million shares of Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. common stock owned by American International Group, Inc. ("AIG") and its subsidiary, American Home Assurance Company ("AHAC" and together with AIG, the "Selling Stockholder"), at $38.00 per share. The Company did not receive any proceeds from the secondary offering.
The secondary offering was made through a syndicate of underwriters led by J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Morgan Stanley & Co. as joint book-running managers with Lazard Capital Markets LLC as co-lead underwriter. Dowling & Partners and Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller acted as co-managers of the offering.
AHAC now owns 9,192,662 common shares of the Company, representing approximately 13.9 percent of the Companys outstanding common shares, and AIG owns no shares of the Company directly.
Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. (TRH) is a leading international reinsurance organization headquartered in New York, with operations on six continents. Its subsidiaries, Transatlantic Reinsurance Company®, Trans Re Zurich and Putnam Reinsurance Company, offer reinsurance capacity on both a treaty and facultative basis structuring programs for a full range of property and casualty products, with an emphasis on specialty risks.
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