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Last $61.60 USD
Change Today -0.78 / -1.25%
Volume 502.4K
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arch capital group ltd (ACGL) Key Developments

Arch Capital Group Ltd. Announces Board Changes

On February 26, 2015, James J. Meenaghan, a director of Arch Capital Group Ltd. since 2001, informed the Board of Directors of his intention to retire from the Board at the expiration of his current term and not to stand for re-election at the company's 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. On February 27, 2015, the Board appointed Brian S. Posner to serve as the Chairman of the Audit Committee, effective immediately.

Arch Capital Group Ltd. Declares Dividends on Its 6.75% Non-Cumulative Preferred Shares, Series C, Payable on March 31, 2015

On February 27, 2015, the Board of Directors of Arch Capital Group Ltd. declared dividends with respect to the outstanding 13,000,000 shares of its 6.75% Non-Cumulative Preferred Shares, Series C, $0.01 per share, with a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share. All such dividends will be payable out of lawfully available funds for the payment of dividends under Bermuda law on March 31, 2015 to holders of record of the Series C Shares, as of March 15, 2015, unless determined otherwise by the Board or the Executive Committee of the Board on or prior to the applicable effective date.

Arch Capital Group Seeks Acquisitions

Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NasdaqGS:ACGL) is looking for acquisition opportunities. Dinos Iordanou, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arch Capital said, "We continue to evaluate opportunities such as acquisitions of other business units, people, and renewal rights transactions. As you know, we prefer to deploy our excess capital back into our business, but today these opportunities have not met our criteria."

Arch Capital Group Ltd. Announces Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014

Arch Capital Group Ltd. announced earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. The company reported that net income available to common shareholders for the 2014 fourth quarter was $209.7 million, or $1.60 per diluted share, compared to $156.0 million, or $1.14 per diluted share, for the 2013 fourth quarter, while after-tax operating income available to company common shareholders was $150.2 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, for the 2014 fourth quarter, compared to $152.7 million, or $1.12 per diluted share, for the 2013 fourth quarter. The Company's after-tax operating income available to company common shareholders represented an annualized return on average common equity of 10.4% for the 2014 fourth quarter, compared to 11.7% for the 2013 fourth quarter. The Company's net income available to company common shareholders represented an annualized return on average common equity of 14.5% for the 2014 fourth quarter, compared to 12.0% for the 2013 fourth quarter. Net investment income for the 2014 fourth quarter was $72.6 million, or $0.56 per share, compared to $72.2 million, or $0.53 per share, for the 2014 third quarter, and $67.1 million, or $0.49 per share, for the 2013 fourth quarter. Consolidated cash flow provided by operating activities was $226.9 million for the 2014 fourth quarter, compared to $223.8 million for the 2013 fourth quarter. For the year ended December 31, 2014, net income available to company common shareholders was $812.4 million, or $6.02 per diluted share, compared to $687.8 million, or $5.07 per diluted share, for 2013, while after-tax operating income available to company common shareholders for 2014 was $617.3 million, or $4.58 per diluted share, compared to $595.7 million, or $4.39 per diluted share, for 2013. The Company's book value per common share was $45.58 at December 31, 2014, a 3.5% increase from $44.04 per share at September 30, 2014 and a 14.5% increase from $39.82 per share at December 31, 2013. The Company's after-tax operating income available to company common shareholders represented an annualized return on average common equity of 11.1% for the year ended December 31, 2014, compared to 11.7% for 2013. The Company's net income available to company common shareholders represented an annualized return on average common equity of 14.6% for the year ended December 31, 2014, compared to 13.5% for 2013. Net investment income was $284.336 million or $2.11 per share against $267.219 million or $1.97 per share a year ago. Cash flow from operations was $997.815 million against $850.868 million a year ago.

Arch Capital Group Ltd. Presents at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch 2015 Insurance Conference, Feb-12-2015 11:10 AM

Arch Capital Group Ltd. Presents at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch 2015 Insurance Conference, Feb-12-2015 11:10 AM. Venue: The New York Palace, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Constantine P. Iordanou, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Member of Executive Committee, Member of Finance & Investment Committee and President of Arch Capital Group (US) Inc.

 

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