SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
November 30, 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)
23 South Main Street, Suite 3B, 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|
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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.
On November 30, 2020, White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (the “Company”) announced that J. Brian Palmer, Chief Accounting Officer (“CAO”), has informed the Company of his decision to retire from the Company on May 14, 2021. After his retirement as CAO, Mr. Palmer is expected to become an advisor to senior management.
On November 30, 2020, the Company also announced that Michaela Hildreth will become the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company on May 14, 2021. Ms. Hildreth, 52, has served as the General Auditor of White Mountains Capital since 2006. She joined the Company in 2003 and has served in a variety of accounting and auditing-related positions with the Company and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Hildreth spent 13 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Hildreth and any other persons pursuant to which she was selected as Chief Accounting Officer. There are also no family relationships between Ms. Hildreth and any director or executive officer of the Company, and she has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. There are no material changes to Ms. Hildreth’s compensation at this time.
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.|
|DATED: December 1, 2020||By:|
/s/ J. BRIAN PALMER
J. Brian Palmer
Managing Director and Chief Accounting Officer