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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Everest Re Group (NYSE: RE) is Monday, March 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 48 cents per share. At a price of $90.36 as of 9:58 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%. The average volume for Everest Re Group has been 413,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Everest Re Group has a market cap of $4.59 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Everest Re Group, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, underwrites reinsurance and insurance in the United States (the U.S.), Bermuda, and international markets. The company operates in five segments: U.S. Reinsurance, U.S. Insurance, Specialty Underwriting, International, and Bermuda.