The combined company is uniquely positioned as the commercial insurer of choice for independent agents and brokers across the United States. The company also offers homeowners, auto and other insurance products for individuals and families under the highly regarded Travelers brand.
"This combination of two industry leaders positions us to better fulfill our commitment to serve independent agents and brokers and our insured customers," said Jay S. Fishman, Chief Executive Officer of St. Paul Travelers. "We are grateful for the strong support for this merger demonstrated by shareholders, agents, brokers, employees and the communities we serve. We are excited to now move forward as one entity that has the experience and resources of both companies, coupled with an unsurpassed breadth of insurance products."
"St. Paul Travelers brings together the best of both companies, including skilled and dedicated employees with similar performance-based cultures and underwriting skills. The merger also creates a stronger national distribution network across all product lines," said Robert I. Lipp, Chairman of St. Paul Travelers. "We look forward to exploring the expanded opportunities available to the independent agents and brokers we serve, created through St. Paul Travelers' broad product array and our continued appetite for growth."
About St. Paul Travelers
St. Paul Travelers is a leading provider of commercial property-liability insurance and asset management services. Under the Travelers brand, the company is also a leading underwriter of homeowners and auto insurance through independent agents. The company has a current market capitalization of approximately $27 billion. For more information, visit www.stpaultravelers.com.
Forward Looking Statement
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