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JRVR James River



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
April 28, 2020
JAMES RIVER GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Bermuda001-3677798-0585280
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
Wellesley House, 2nd Floor, 90 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM08, Bermuda
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 (441) 278-4580
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares, par value $0.0002 per shareJRVRNASDAQ Global Select Market

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
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.







Item 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On April 29, 2020, James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Form 8-K”).

The information in this Item 2.02 and in Exhibit 99.1 furnished herewith shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act unless specifically stated by the Company.

Item 5.07Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On April 28, 2020, the Company held its annual general meeting of shareholders (the "Annual Meeting"). At the Annual Meeting, the Company's shareholders (i) elected J. Adam Abram, Robert P. Myron, and Michael T. Oakes as Class III directors to hold office until the 2023 annual general meeting of shareholders, (ii) approved the re-appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent auditor to serve until the Company's 2021 annual general meeting of shareholders and authorized the Company's Board of Directors, acting by the Audit Committee, to determine the independent auditor's remuneration, and (iii) approved, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the 2019 compensation of the Company's named executive officers.

The following is a summary of the voting results for each matter presented to the shareholders:

Proposal 1 - Election of three directors to hold office until the 2023 annual general meeting of shareholders:
DirectorForWithholdBroker Non-Votes
J. Adam Abram17,063,04210,631,9741,077,784
Robert P. Myron16,992,03110,702,9851,077,784
Michael T. Oakes12,647,15915,047,8571,077,784

Proposal 2 - The re-appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent auditor to serve until the Company's 2021 annual general meeting of shareholders and to authorize the Company's Board of Directors, acting by the Audit Committee, to determine the independent auditor's remuneration:
ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
28,398,964321,66952,167

Proposal 3 - The approval, on a non-binding, advisory basis of the 2019 compensation of the Company's named executive officers:
ForAgainstAbstainBroker Non-Votes
26,404,7721,287,3182,9261,077,784

Item 8.01Other Events.

(a) On April 28, 2020, the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) considered the voting results for the election of directors at the Annual Meeting in light of the receipt by Michael T. Oakes of less than 50% of shareholder “for” votes supporting his nomination as a Class III director. After careful consideration of the skills and qualities Mr. Oakes brings to the Board, the Board unanimously determined that the continued service of Mr. Oakes as a Class III director of the Company remains a benefit to the Company. The Board’s determination was based upon its belief that Mr. Oakes brings leadership, strategic thinking and knowledge of the industry, the operations of the Company and the competitive position of the Company, and his leadership of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board, to which he was appointed Chair earlier this year, and of the Investment Committee of the Board.


    





(b) On April 29, 2020, the Company announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.30 per common share of the Company to be paid on June 30, 2020 to shareholders of record on June 15, 2020.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits
The following Exhibit is furnished as a part of this Form 8-K:


    




SIGNATURES
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 hereunto duly authorized.
JAMES RIVER GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
Dated: April 29, 2020        
By: /s/ Sarah C. Doran     
Sarah C. Doran
Chief Financial Officer