CHICAGO - (TSX.V:AFH) Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. ("Atlas" or the "Company") today announced it entered into a definitive sale and purchase agreement related to its 176,844 square foot building in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Proceeds from this cash transaction, net of costs and fees at closing, are expected to be slightly higher than the approximately $13 million asset value of the property as carried on the Company's books at December 31, 2011. Atlas will remain in the building as a tenant. The transaction is scheduled to close in second quarter 2012 subject to the terms of the agreement.
The primary business of Atlas is commercial automobile insurance in the United States, with a niche market orientation and focus on insurance for the "light" commercial automobile sector including taxi cabs, non-emergency paratransit, limousine/livery and business auto. The business of Atlas is carried on through its insurance subsidiaries American Country Insurance Company and American Service Insurance Company, Inc. Atlas' insurance subsidiaries have decades of experience with a commitment to always being an industry leader in these specialized areas of insurance.
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This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Atlas and its insurance subsidiaries and businesses. Such statements are based on the current expectations of the management of each entity. The words "anticipate", "expect", "believe", "may", "should", "estimate", "project", "outlook", "forecast" or similar words are used to identify such forward looking information. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the Companies, including risks regarding the insurance industry, economic factors and the equity markets generally and the risk factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Atlas and its subsidiaries undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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Scott Wollney, Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc. at 847-700-8600.