Lennon Shop is now open

Ahead of next week’s big tribute concert for John Lennon, an online shop has opened selling memorabilia.

Located at, the online store has books, CDs, t-shirts and EPs for sale.

The Lennon Tribute Concert is scheduled for September 21 at the Botanical Gardens.

Montpelier dividend

The board of directors of Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.105 per Common Share and $0.554688 per 8.875% Non Cumulative Preferred Share, Series A.

The dividends are payable on or about October 15, 2012, to all shareholders of record as of September 28, 2012.


The Fairmont Southampton and The Fairmont Hamilton Princess confirmed that regular business operations were maintained without interruption during Tropical Storm Leslie, which passed to the east of Bermuda on Sunday, September 9.

To ensure the safety and security of its guests and colleagues, each hotel team followed a comprehensive hurricane preparedness plan, and the properties were well equipped to handle the storm if it had made landfall as a Category 2 Hurricane as earlier predicted.

“With Tropical Storm Leslie behind us, September continues to be a wonderful time to visit Bermuda,” said George Terpilowski, managing director of Fairmont Hotels, Bermuda.

“We encourage anyone considering a visit to Bermuda to move forward with their travel plans secure in the knowledge that it is business as usual at The Fairmont Southampton and The Fairmont Hamilton Princess. 

“We hope that guests who had their visits cut short or postponed will return to Bermuda in the near future.”

Platinum results

Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. will report financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

The company will host a teleconference to discuss the financial results on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time.

The call may be accessed by dialing 800-419-9895 (US callers) or 913-981-5550 (international callers) or in a listen-only mode via the Investor Relations section of Platinum’s website at Those who intend to participate in the teleconference should register at least ten minutes in advance to ensure access to the call.  Please specify passcode 1779417.

The teleconference will be recorded and a replay will be available from 11am Eastern time on Thursday, October 18, 2012 until 11am Eastern time on Thursday, October 25, 2012.  To access the replay by telephone, dial 888-203-1112 (US callers) or 719-457-0820 (international callers) and specify passcode 1779417. The teleconference will also be archived on the Investor Relations section of Platinum’s website at for the same period of time.

One Beacon

OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. has formed its newest specialty business—OneBeacon Surety Group. The new business is managed by OneBeacon Surety Group President Chad Anderson and will focus on a broad variety of commercial surety business in all 50 states in America, as well as Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. Anderson reports to OneBeacon’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Miller.

“We look forward to building our new surety business,” said Mr Miller. “This is our second start-up this year, as we continue to enhance our specialty capabilities.”