SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
February 22, 2023
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, 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 per share||WTM||New York Stock Exchange|
|WTM.BH||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 February 22, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (the “Company”) elected Weston M. Hicks as a new director, effective immediately. In connection with Mr. Hicks’s election, the size of the Board was increased from eight to nine persons. Mr. Hicks will hold office as a director on the Board until the Company’s next annual meeting of shareholders and until his successor is elected and qualified or until his earlier resignation or removal.
Mr. Hicks will receive compensation for his service on the Board in accordance with the Company’s standard compensatory arrangement for non-employee directors. A description of the Company’s non-employee director compensation appears under the caption “Director Compensation” in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 6, 2022.
Our press release announcing Mr. Hicks’s election is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
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.|
|February 23, 2023||By:|
/s/ MICHAELA J. HILDRETH
Michaela J. Hildreth
Managing Director and
Chief Accounting Officer
PP PRESS RELEASE
CONTACT: Rob Seelig
Weston M. Hicks Elected to the White Mountains Board
HAMILTON, Bermuda, February 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE: WTM) has elected Weston M. Hicks as a director of the Company.
Mr. Hicks was formerly the President and CEO of Alleghany Corporation. He previously has served on the boards of Alleghany Corporation and AllianceBernstein Corporation.
CEO Manning Rountree said, "We are delighted to welcome Weston to our Board of Directors. His long career in the insurance industry is especially relevant to White Mountains and will greatly benefit our owners."
About White Mountains
White Mountains is a Bermuda-domiciled financial services holding company traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Bermuda Stock Exchange under the symbol WTM.