CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) today announced that Kemper and Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (NASDAQ: IPCC) have received notice from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission granting early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), with respect to the pending transaction between the parties announced on February 13, 2018.
The termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the pending transaction, which remains subject to other closing conditions, including the approval of shareholders of Kemper and Infinity and the receipt of required insurance regulatory clearances and approvals. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.
The Kemper family of companies is one of the nation’s leading insurers. With $8 billion in assets, Kemper is improving the world of insurance by offering personalized solutions for individuals, families and businesses. Kemper's businesses collectively:
- Offer insurance for home, auto, life, health and valuables
- Service six million policies
- Are represented by 20,000 agents and brokers
- Employ 5,550 associates dedicated to providing exceptional service
- Are licensed to sell insurance in 50 states and the District of Columbia
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The Company assumes no, and expressly disclaims any, duty or obligation to update or correct any forward-looking statement as a result of events, changes, effects, states of facts, conditions, circumstances, occurrences or developments subsequent to the date of this press release or otherwise, except as required by law. Readers are advised, however, to consult any further disclosures the Company makes on related subjects in its filings with the SEC.
Additional Information Regarding the Transaction and Where to Find It
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. This communication is being made in respect of the Merger, among other things. The proposed issuance of shares of Company common stock in connection with the Merger will be submitted to the stockholders of the Company for their consideration, and the proposed Merger will be submitted to the shareholders of Infinity for their consideration. In connection therewith, the parties intend to file relevant materials with the SEC, including a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus, which will be mailed to the stockholders of the Company and the shareholders of Infinity. However, such documents are not currently available. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR ANY INVESTMENT DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITYHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY AND/OR INFINITY ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE MERGER AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE MERGER. Investors and securityholders may obtain free copies of the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus, any amendments or supplements thereto and other documents containing important information about each of the Company and Infinity, once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by the Company will be available free of charge under the “Investors” section of the Company’s website located at http://www.kemper.com or by contacting the Company’s Investor Relations Department at 312.661.4930 or email@example.com. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Infinity will be available free of charge under the “Investor Relations” section of Infinity’s website located at http://www.infinityauto.com or by contacting Infinity’s Investor Relations Department at 205.803.8186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants in the Solicitation
The Company and Infinity, and their respective directors and executive officers, certain other members of their respective management and certain of their respective employees, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the Merger. Information about the directors and executive officers of the Company is set forth in its proxy statement for its 2017 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 24, 2017, and its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, which was filed with the SEC on February 13, 2018, and information about the directors and executive officers of Infinity is set forth in its proxy statement for its 2017 annual meeting of shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 11, 2017, and its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, which was filed with the SEC on February 15, 2018, each of which can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.