W. R. Berkley Corporation Announces Sale of Real Estate Investment

GREENWICH, Conn. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – WR Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced the sale of one of its real estate investments – an office complex in New York City. The company expects to see net realized income before tax of approximately $ 105 million in the fourth quarter of 2020 on the sale and an increase in pre-tax equity of approximately $ 52 million due to the accounting required by the transaction structure. Profit is in line with the company’s long-term strategy of investing in total return in order to continue to provide superior long-term value creation to shareholders despite a low interest rate environment.

Founded in 1967, WR Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is one of the largest commercial writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of property and casualty insurance: Insurance and Reinsurance & Monoline Excess. For more information on WR Berkley Corporation, please visit www.berkley.com.

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