PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Nov. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:JRVR) ("James River" or the "Company") announced today that certain of the Company's significant shareholders intend to offer in an underwritten public offering an aggregate of 3,000,000 of the Company's common shares (the "Selling Shareholders"). The Selling Shareholders will receive all of the net proceeds from this offering. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 common shares from the Selling Shareholders. No shares are being sold by the Company. Morgan Stanley is acting as the sole underwriter in the offering. Morgan Stanley proposes to offer the common shares from time to time for sale in one or more transactions on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, in the over-the-counter market, through negotiated transactions or otherwise at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. The Company has filed a registration statement, including a prospectus, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for the offering to which this communication relates, which registration statement is effective. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the prospectus supplement and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and this offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus and accompanying prospectus supplement may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state or jurisdiction.