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Validus Holdings to Acquire Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings


Validus Holdings, (NYSE: VR) and Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings, S.A. (“Flagstone”) (NYSE: FSR) today announced that the boards of directors of both Validus and Flagstone have approved a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Validus will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Flagstone. Under the terms of the agreement, Flagstone shareholders will receive 0.1935 Validus voting common shares and $2.00 in cash for each Flagstone share. The transaction provides Flagstone shareholders with a 19.4% premium and $8.43 of value per share based on the closing share price for each of Validus and Flagstone as of Wednesday, August 29, 2012 and represents an aggregate equity value of $623.2 million. For United States tax purposes, the proposed transaction is intended to be tax-free to Flagstone shareholders with respect to the Validus voting common shares they receive.

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