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White Mountains,

part of the Appalachian system, N N.H. and SW Maine, rising to 6,288 ft (1,917 m) at Mt. Washington in the Presidential Range and to 5,249 ft (1,600 m) at Mt. Lafayette in the Franconia Mountains. Crawford Notch separates these two main groups. Formed in the latter part of the Paleozoic era, the White Mts. are remnants of a much higher mountain mass. They are composed chiefly of granite and have been extensively glaciated. Much of the mountain area, c.1,200 sq mi (3,110 sq km), is included in White Mountain National Forest. Nationally noted for their varied and beautiful scenery, the White Mts. have long been one of the most popular year-round resort areas in the country.
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The repurchase authorisation does not obligate White Mountains to acquire any specific number of shares.
The specialist runoff-acquisition unit of White Mountain Insurance Group, White Mountains Solutions, is to acquire American General Indemnity Company and American General Property Insurance Company.
This acquisition continues our long track record of success in completing runoff acquisitions that allow sellers to achieve a clean exit from the insurance business," says Neal Wasserman, president of White Mountains Solutions in a statement.
19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- White Mountains Solutions Holding Company announced today that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Empire Insurance Company; a runoff insurance subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (LUK).
has provided the following comment on a recent misquote that originally appeared in a June 20, 2006 article on MarketWatch referring to White Mountains and Olympus Re and subsequently was mentioned in other publications.
11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- White Mountains Solutions Holding Company announced today that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire American Fuji Fire and Marine Insurance Company, a small runoff subsidiary of American International Group, Inc.
CHICAGO -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB+' issuer default ratings (IDR) of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.
In order for Olympus to provide Folksamerica Re with ongoing capacity, White Mountains intends to reimburse Olympus for these most recent losses on a paid loss basis.
NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oakum Bay Capital, a New York-based alternative investment firm formerly known as KVO Capital Management, today announced that it has agreed in principle to a strategic minority investment by White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE: WTM).
Folksamerica Re's operating profile has improved in recent years as it has benefited from the capital support of White Mountains and improved market conditions.
White Mountains Insurance Group has sold off its Esurance and Answer Financial subsidiary to Allstate Corp.