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BRIEF-Hanover Insurance Group Announces Agreement To Sell Chaucer

Sept 13 (Reuters) - Hanover Insurance Group Inc:

* PRESS RELEASE - THE HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP, INC. ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL CHAUCER FOR TOTAL PROCEEDS OF $950 MILLION

* HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP INC - SALE WILL RESULT IN A NET GAAP AFTER-TAX GAIN WHICH WILL BE RECORDED IN DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS AT SALE EXECUTION

* HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP INC - BEGINNING IN Q3 , EARNINGS RESULTS FOR CHAUCER OPERATIONS WILL BE REPORTED AS PART OF HANOVER'S DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

* HANOVER INSURANCE - DEAL FOR CASH CONSIDERATION OF $865 MILLION AND A PRE-SIGNING DIVIDEND FROM CHAUCER OF $85 MILLION, RECEIVED IN Q2

* HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP - DEAL STRUCTURED SO THAT, RISKS & REWARDS OF CHAUCER'S BUSINESS FROM APRIL 1, 2018 UNTIL CLOSING, ARE TRANSFERRED TO CHINA RE

* HANOVER INSURANCE - TO SELL ENTITIES COMPRISING CHAUCER, ITS LLOYD'S-FOCUSED INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY BUSINESS, TO CHINA REINSURANCE (GROUP) CORP Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: