New York, NY (PressExposure) June 26, 2009 -- Levi & Korsinsky (âL&Kâ) is investigating the Board of Directors of Specialty Underwriters' Alliance Inc. (âSpecialtyâ or the âCompanyâ) (NasdaqGM: SUAI) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with their attempt to sell the Company to Tower Group Inc. ("Tower") (NasdaqGS: TWGP). Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of Specialty will receive 0.28 shares of Tower for each share of Specialty they own. The exchange ratio is subject to adjustment based on the 15-day volume weighted average price of Tower shares measured 5 days prior to the close of the transaction. Based on Tower's closing price of $24 on June 19, 2009, the agreement values Specialty shares at $6.72 per share. The price appears unfair given that Specialty has a book value of $8.73 per share. Also, the sales process the Company conducted was flawed because the Company agreed to a non-solicitation provision and a termination fee of $3 million plus up to $1 million in expenses that will all but ensure that no superior offer will ever be forthcoming.
Specialty offers commercial property and casualty insurance products in the United States. The Company had revenues of approximately $153 million for fiscal year 2008 and has approximately $43 million in cash.
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CONTACT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Eduard Korsinsky, Esq. Juan E. Monteverde, Esq. 30 Broad Street - 15th Floor New York, NY 10004 Tel: (212) 363-7500 Fax: (212) 363-7171 http://www.zlk.com