Glass Lewis Says Aspen Shareholders Should Reject Endurance Plan

Jul 15, 2014 5:09 pm ET

July 15 (Bloomberg) -- Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. investors should reject plans from hostile bidder Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. to expand their company’s board, proxy adviser Glass Lewis & Co. said in a report.

“Endurance has failed to make a compelling case for Aspen shareholders to support the proposed authorizations” to shake up the board, Glass Lewis wrote. It cited the “cost and distraction” of holding a special meeting. Glass Lewis said it isn’t commenting on the merits of the takeover.

ISS Proxy Advisory Services made a similar voting recommendations to Aspen shareholders on July 11.