Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFH) ("Atlas" or the "Company") today announced that its previously filed registration statement on Form S-1 has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The registration statement relates to the offering of 1,262,471 of the Company’s ordinary shares by Kingsway America Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries, as selling shareholders. The registration statement was filed by the Company pursuant to a registration rights agreement between the company and Kingsway. The Company will not sell any shares in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of such shares by the selling shareholders.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. The prospectus with respect to the offering of shares may be obtained by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov or, alternatively by contacting Ann Brooks at 847-871-6408.
The primary business of Atlas is commercial automobile insurance in the United States, with a niche market orientation and focus on insurance for the "light" commercial automobile sector including taxi cabs, non-emergency paratransit, limousine/livery and business auto. The business of Atlas is carried on through its insurance subsidiaries American Country Insurance Company, American Service Insurance Company, Inc. and Gateway Insurance Company. Atlas' insurance subsidiaries have decades of experience with a commitment to always being an industry leader in these specialized areas of insurance.For more information about Atlas, please visit www.atlas-fin.com. Financial Information Atlas' financial statements reflect consolidated results of Atlas' subsidiaries: American Insurance Acquisition Inc., American Country Insurance Company, American Service Insurance Company, Inc. and Gateway Insurance Company, Inc Additional information about Atlas, including a copy of Atlas' 2012 Form 10-K financial statements and Management Discussion & Analysis, can be accessed via the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission internet site at www.sec.gov, on the Canadian Securities Administrators' website at www.sedar.com, or through Atlas' website at www.atlas-fin.com. Forward-Looking Statements: This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Atlas and its insurance subsidiaries and businesses. Such statements are based on the current expectations of the management of each entity. The words "anticipate", "expect", "believe", "may", "should", "estimate", "project", "outlook", "forecast" or similar words are used to identify such forward looking information. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the Companies, including risks regarding the insurance industry, economic factors and the equity markets generally and the risk factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company's 2012 Form 10-K. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Atlas and its subsidiaries undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.