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Robbins Arroyo LLP: Proposal to Take AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AFSI) Private May Not Be in Shareholders' Best Interests


Shareholder rights attorneys at Robbins Arroyo LLP are investigating
the proposed acquisition of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFSI) by Stone Point Capital LLC, together with Barry D. Zyskind,
Chairman and CEO of AmTrust, and George and Leah Karfunkel. On
January 9, 2018, the family who originally helped found AmTrust – the
Karfunkel-Zyskind Family – along with private equity funds managed by
Stone Point Capital, LLC offered a non-binding proposal pursuant to
which Stone Point Capital, LLC will acquire all outstanding shares of
AmTrust that the Karfunkel-Zyskind Family does not currently own. Under
the terms of the agreement, AmTrust shareholders will receive $12.25 for
each share of AmTrust common stock.

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Is the Proposed Acquisition Best for AmTrust and Its Shareholders?

Robbins Arroyo LLP's investigation focuses on whether the board of
directors at AmTrust is undertaking a fair process to obtain maximum
value and adequately compensate its shareholders.

As an initial matter, the $12.25 merger consideration represents a
premium of only 19.6% based on AmTrust's closing price on December 7,
2017, which is below the average 1-month premium of nearly 23.58% for
comparable transactions within the past five years. Further, the $12.25
merger consideration is significantly below the target price of $16.00
set by an analyst at SunTrust Robinson on November 27, 2017, and $15.00
set by an analyst at Compass Point on December 22, 2017. In the last
three years, AmTrust traded as high as $35.94 on August 4, 2015, and
most recently traded above the merger consideration – at $12.37 – on
November 8, 2017.

AmTrust shareholders have the option to file a class action lawsuit to
ensure the board of directors obtains the best possible price for
shareholders and the disclosure of material information. AmTrust
shareholders interested in information about their rights and potential
remedies can contact attorney Leo Kandinov at (800) 350-6003,,
or via the shareholder
information form
on the firm's website.

Robbins Arroyo LLP is a nationally recognized leader in securities
litigation and shareholder rights law. The law firm represents
individual and institutional investors in shareholder derivative and
securities class action lawsuits, and has helped its clients realize
more than $1 billion of value for themselves and the companies in which
they have invested.

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