WR Berkley (WRB) has announced an offering of baby bonds.
The bonds will have a maturity in 2059 with an early call period starting in 2024.
WRB has a number of other baby bonds outstanding–1 of which carries a 5.625% coupon and is now callable (WRB-B)--it can be seen here.
The company has not announced a call on the above issue–the ‘use of proceeds’ statement on the new issue says ‘to be used for general corporate purposes’, but I believe they will call the WRB-B issue for 1/31/2020.
Disclosure–I hold the WRB-B issue. It is trading at $25.28 –right about where it should be with accrued interest (assuming about a 30 day notice). If I am right on predicted call date it has 7 cents worth of potential ;eft.
EarlyBird is the ‘early bird’ on this issue.