Essent Group Ltd. (“Essent Group” or “the Company”), opened for trading today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “ESNT” after its initial public offering. KCG Holdings, Inc. is the Designated Market Maker for the Company’s stock.
Essent Group Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark A. Casale in the center of the trading crowd as the Company's stock opens for trading on the NYSE. (Source: NYSE Euronext)
Essent Group Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark A. Casale, joined by members of the Essent Group leadership team, celebrated the company’s first day of trading by visiting the New York Stock Exchange floor to witness the stock opening. “We are pleased to list on the New York Stock Exchange,” said Casale. “As we begin life as a public company, we see the exchange as an ideal partner for our investor base.” "We welcome Essent Group to the NYSE’s community of listed companies," said Scott Cutler, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Listings, NYSE Euronext. “We congratulate Essent Group on the successful completion of its IPO and look forward to a lasting partnership with the company and its shareholders.” About Essent Guaranty (NYSE: ESNT) The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Essent Guaranty, Inc. (“Essent”), offers private mortgage insurance for single-family mortgage loans in the United States. The Company, a Bermuda limited liability company, was organized in 2008. Essent began writing business in May of 2010. About NYSE Euronext NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.