February 12, 2015 / 7:12 AM / 3 years ago

BRIEF-Insurer Lancashire posts 4 pct rise in FY pretax profit

Feb 12 (Reuters) - Lancashire Holdings Ltd :

* Final dividend 0.10 usd per share

* Special dividend of $0.50 per common share

* Combined ratio of 50.4 pct in Q4 2014, 68.7 pct in 2014

* FY 2014 net premiums written $742.8 million

* FY 2014 profit before tax $226.5 million

* Truth is that there is too much capacity in many of reinsurance and specialty arenas -CEO

* No significant losses in Q4 of 2014 and prior year losses developed favourably Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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