american national insurance (ANAT) Key Developments
American National Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on June 19, 2015
Apr 24 15
American National Insurance Co. declared a quarterly dividend of 77 cents per share on its common stock. In compliance with NASDAQ's applicable dividend notice requirements, the dividend is payable June 19, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 5, 2015 with an ex-dividend date to be determined by the NASDAQ Stock Market, anticipated to be June 3, 2015.
American National Insurance Company Reports Unaudited Preliminary Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015
Apr 22 15
American National Insurance Company reported unaudited preliminary earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company’s total revenues of $756.6 million were $15.9 million less or a 2.1% decrease over the first quarter in 2014, primarily due to lower annuity sales. The company reported net income of $102,982,000 or $3.82 per diluted share compared to net income of $52,254,000 or $1.94 per diluted share for the same period in 2014. First quarter after-tax operating income increased to $39,943,000 or $1.48 per diluted share, from $36,425,000 or $1.35 per diluted share for the same period in 2014. After-tax operating income excludes realized investment earnings (losses), which is comprised of realized investment gains, equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates and income from non-controlling interests. Realized investment earnings for the first quarter of 2015 totaled $63,039,000 or $2.34 per diluted share compared to $15,829,000 or $0.59 per diluted share for the same period in 2014. The increase in realized investment earnings was primarily due to the sale of certain real estate holdings in unconsolidated joint ventures. Book value per diluted share was $167.62 compared to $164.48 a year ago.
American National Insurance Co., Annual General Meeting, Apr 24, 2015
Apr 2 15
American National Insurance Co., Annual General Meeting, Apr 24, 2015., at 10:00 Central Daylight. Location: Mary Moody Northen Auditorium of the American National Insurance Company Building. Agenda: To consider the election of a Board of nine directors of the company; to consider the non-binding advisory vote to approve the compensation of the company's executive officers as disclosed in the accompanying proxy statement; to consider the ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as auditors for 2015; and to consider transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.
American National Insurance Co. Announces Board Changes
Mar 4 15
American National Insurance Co. announced that at the February 26, 2015 regular meeting of Board of Directors, Dr. Shelby M. Elliott resigned from service as a director and was thereafter appointed as an advisory director by Board. In order to fill the vacancies created by Dr. Elliott's resignation and by William L. Moody, IV's death, the Board of Directors, at the same meeting, appointed William C. Ansell and James P. Payne as directors, for terms ending at the next regularly scheduled Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Mr. Ansell (age 57) has been Vice President and a shareholder of DRDA, PLLC, a Galveston, Texas accounting firm, since 2001. Since 2012, he has also served as a member of DRDA Wealth Management, LLC. Mr. Payne (age 70) was Senior Vice President - Secretary, National Western Life Insurance Company, Austin, Texas, from 1998 to his retirement on February 23, 2015. He also served as an officer and director of various subsidiaries of such company.
American National Insurance Co. Returns To Compliance With Listing Rule 5605(b)(1)
Mar 4 15
American National Insurance Co. announced that as previously disclosed in Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 18, 2014, the death of former Board member William L. Moody, IV resulted in its noncompliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605(b)(1). Such rule requires that its Board of Directors be comprised of a majority of independent directors. The appointment by the Board of William C. Ansell and James P. Payne as independent directors on February 26, 2015, has allowed the company to return to compliance with Listing Rule 5605(b)(1). On February 26th, the company notified NASDAQ of these Board appointments. The company received confirmation from NASDAQ on March 3, 2015 that, with this public disclosure of the matter in accordance with applicable NASDAQ rules and securities law requirements, the company has returned to compliance with Listing Rule 5605(b)(1) and that the matter is now closed.