SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
May 21, 2020
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission file number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
23 South Main Street, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Shares, par value $1.00||WTM||New York Stock Exchange|
|per share||Bermuda Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933(§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company ☐
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ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Mr. Lowndes A. Smith did not stand for re-election in 2020 as a director of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (the “Company”) and retired as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company on May 21, 2020 at the conclusion of his term.
ITEM 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Company held its 2020 Annual General Meeting of Members (the “2020 Annual Meeting”) on May 21, 2020 in Hanover, New Hampshire.
As of April 1, 2020, the record date for the 2020 Annual Meeting, a total of 3,128,644 common shares were outstanding and eligible to vote. The results are presented below.
Proposal 1 - Election of Class II Directors to a term ending in 2023:
|Nominee:||Votes FOR||Withheld||Broker |
|G. Manning Rountree||2,509,501 || ||32,641 || ||324,133 || |
|Mary C. Choksi||2,514,828 || ||27,314 || ||324,133 || |
Proposal 2 - Approval of the advisory resolution on executive compensation.
|Votes FOR ||Votes Against||Abstained||Broker |
|2,480,424 (98%)|| ||59,862 || ||1,855 || ||324,133 || |
Proposal 3 - Approval of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for 2020.
|Votes FOR ||Votes Against||Abstained|
|2,829,000 || ||35,225 || ||2,050 || |
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|WHITE MOUNTAINS INSURANCE GROUP, LTD.|
/s/ J. BRIAN PALMER
J. Brian Palmer
Managing Director and
Chief Accounting Officer