GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) announced today that it priced an offering of $350 million of 4.75% Senior Notes due 2044. The Company intends to use the net proceeds for the repayment at maturity on May 15, 2015 of its $200 million aggregate principal amount of 5.60% Senior Notes, and the remainder for general corporate purposes. Closing of the offering is expected on August 6, 2014.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are joint book-running managers of the offering. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, 3rd Floor or calling collect: 1-212-834-4533; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department, Toll-Free: 1-866-718-1649 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attention: Capital Markets Client Support, Toll-Free: 1-800-326-5897 or email: email@example.com.
A shelf registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and has become effective. This announcement is not an offer to sell these securities, and it is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.
Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates in three segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance-Domestic, Insurance-International and Reinsurance-Global.