MINNETONKA, Minn., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: OB) announced today that it has completed the sale of Essentia Insurance Company to Markel Corporation. As previously announced, concurrent with the closing of this transaction, OneBeacon and Hagerty Insurance Agency have terminated their underwriting agreement. OneBeacon will record a $23 million pretax gain on the sale ($15 million after-tax) in its first quarter 2013 financial statements.
About OneBeacon: OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. is a Bermuda-domiciled holding company that is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "OB." OneBeacon's underwriting companies offer a range of specialty insurance products sold through independent agencies, regional and national brokers, wholesalers and managing general agencies. Each business is managed by an experienced team of specialty insurance professionals focused on a specific customer group or industry segment. OneBeacon's solutions target professional liability; ocean and inland marine; entertainment, sports and leisure; excess property; environmental; group accident; programs; public entities; commercial surety; technology; and tuition refund. For further information about our products and services visit: www.onebeacon.com and to remain up to date on OneBeacon's news, follow us on Twitter @OneBeaconIns or visit our online newsroom: www.onebeacon.com/newsroom.
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