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Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFH) (“Atlas” or the “Company”) today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $30,000,000 of ordinary shares of the Company.
Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. is acting as the book running manager for the offering. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC and Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. are acting as co-managers of the offering. The underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of $4,500,000 of additional ordinary shares from Atlas to cover over-allotments, if any.
Atlas plans to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, business expansion, working capital and possible acquisitions.
A shelf registration statement relating to the shares described above was previously filed with, and has been declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website located at
http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Sandler O’Neill + Partners, 1251 Avenue of The Americas, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10020, (866) 805-4128.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any offer or sale will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement, prospectus or authorized free writing prospectus which have or will be filed with the SEC.
About Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc.
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 being an industry leader in these specialized areas of insurance.