Alleghany Announces Commencement of Senior
Notes Public Offering
September 15, 2010 10:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Alleghany Corporation (“Alleghany”) (NYSE-Y) today
announced that it has commenced a public offering of its Senior Notes (the “Senior Notes”).
Alleghany currently intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of its Senior Notes for general corporate purposes,
including, but not limited to, acquisitions, additions to working capital, capital expenditures, investments,
contributions of capital to its subsidiaries, repayment of debt, and repurchases and redemptions of its securities.
U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as joint
book-running managers for the Senior Notes offering.
The Senior Notes will be issued pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement and prospectus supplement both
filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). When available, copies of the prospectus
supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: U.S. Bancorp
Investments, Inc., 214 N. Tryon Street, 26th Floor, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202, Attention: Syndicate
Operations, 1-877-558-2606; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179,
Attn: High Grade Syndicate Desk – 3rd floor, Telephone Number: 212-834-4533; and Wells Fargo Securities,
LLC, 1525 West W.T. Harris Boulevard, NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attn: Syndicate Operations,
Toll-Free: 1-800-326-5897, Email: Prospectus.email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale
of the Senior Notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to
registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offering of the Senior
Notes is being made only