Employers Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:EIG), a holding company with subsidiaries that are specialty providers of workers' compensation insurance and services focused on select, small businesses engaged primarily in low-to-medium hazard industries, announced that, on November 22, 2022, its Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend of $1.25 per share. The special dividend is payable on December 20, 2022 to stockholders of record as of December 6, 2022.
Chief Executive Officer Katherine Antonello commented: “Today we declared a $1.25 per share special dividend, which is our second special dividend declaration this year. These actions reflect our strong capital position and our confidence in the Company’s future operations, which are the direct result of our significant year-to-date growth in written premiums, which are up 21% year-over-year, and our robust net investment income, which is up 14% year-over-year. With this latest action, we will have returned $119 million of capital to our stockholders during 2022, comprised of $29 million in share repurchases and $90 million in dividends to our stockholders.”
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EMPLOYERS® and America’s small business insurance specialist® are registered trademarks of EIG Services, Inc. Employers Holdings, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries that are specialty providers of workers' compensation insurance and services focused on select, small businesses engaged in low-to-medium hazard industries. The Company operates throughout the United States, with the exception of four states that are served exclusively by their state funds. Insurance is offered through Employers Insurance Company of Nevada, Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Preferred Insurance Company, Employers Assurance Company and Cerity Insurance Company, all rated A- (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company. Not all companies do business in all jurisdictions. See www.employers.com and www.cerity.com for coverage availability.