- Purchase price of $341 million represents a discount to book and market value
- CPP Investments remains one of Enstar's largest shareholders and retains its director seat
- Simplifies Enstar's share capital structure by eliminating all outstanding non-voting ordinary shares
HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ: ESGR) announced today that it has agreed to repurchase 1,597,712 non-voting convertible ordinary shares of Enstar held by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ("CPP Investments") for a price of $213.13 per share, totaling $341 million in aggregate, representing a 5% discount to the trailing 10-day volume weighted average price of Enstar's voting ordinary shares as of the close of business on March 22, 2023 and a 13% discount to Enstar's book value per ordinary share as of the end of 2022. The shares comprise all of Enstar's outstanding non-voting ordinary shares. The transaction is scheduled to close on March 28, 2023.
Following the transaction, CPP Investments will hold 9.4% of Enstar's outstanding voting ordinary shares and CPP Investments' director representative will remain on the Enstar Board. CPPIB Epsilon Ontario Limited Partnership will continue to hold 4.6% of Enstar's outstanding voting ordinary shares.
Dominic Silvester, Enstar's Chief Executive Officer, said: "The transaction with CPP Investments is a compelling opportunity for Enstar to leverage its strong capital and liquidity position to execute an accretive share buyback that simplifies our share capital structure." Mr. Silvester continued, "Following completion of the share repurchase, Enstar will remain well-positioned to take advantage of a healthy transaction pipeline. We are pleased that CPP Investments will maintain a significant interest in Enstar, and we appreciate the value they add."
Enstar is a NASDAQ-listed leading global insurance group that offers innovative capital release solutions through its network of group companies in Bermuda, the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, and other international locations. A market leader in completing legacy acquisitions, Enstar has acquired 115 companies and portfolios since its formation in 2001. For further information about Enstar, see www.enstargroup.com.
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