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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

May 14, 2021

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

GLOBAL INDEMNITY GROUP, LLC

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-34809   85-2619578

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

Three Bala Plaza East, Suite 300

Bala Cynwyd, PA

  19004
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(610) 664-1500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Shares, no par value   GBLI   NASDAQ Global Select Market
7.875% Subordinated Notes due 2047   GBLIL   NASDAQ 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 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On May 17, 2021, Global Indemnity Group, LLC (“Global Indemnity” or the “Company”) announced that Reiner R. Mauer, age 57, was named chief operations officer (“COO”) of the Company’s insurance businesses and will serve as the principal operating officer of the Company. Mr. Mauer is a 29-year veteran property & casualty insurance industry senior executive, with expertise in commercial and personal lines insurance, specialty insurance and operations. Prior to joining Global Indemnity, Mr. Mauer served for sixteen years at Berkshire Hathaway’s United States Liability Insurance Company (“USLI”), most recently as President of the Property/Casualty Division. Prior to USLI, Mr. Mauer served as Senior Vice President of Business Operations and as a member of the senior management team at Talk America Holdings, Inc. Previously, he was with Old Guard Insurance Group for 13 years and during that time served as Executive Vice President for Personal Lines. Mr. Mauer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Widener University. He also earned a Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Mr. Mauer holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Surplus Line Insurance and Associate in Claims designations.

In connection with Mr. Mauer’s appointment, the Company, Penn-Patriot Insurance Company (“Penn-Patriot”) and Mr. Mauer executed a Chief Operating Officer Agreement (the “COO Agreement”) as of May 14, 2021. The COO Agreement provides for an employment term from May 14, 2021 through December 31, 2026.

The COO Agreement provides for an annual base salary of $575,000 (“Base Salary”) and an annual target bonus opportunity of $500,000 (the “Bonus Opportunity”), payable based on the achievement of certain underwriting results, as determined by the board of directors, for each year of Mr. Mauer’s term as COO, with half of any earned Bonus Opportunity payable in the subsequent calendar year and an additional amount payable following a true-up of underwriting results for the applicable year in the fourth calendar year following the applicable year.

The COO Agreement provides for a grant of 400,000 Penn-Patriot book value appreciation rights (the “BVARs”) with an aggregate initial notional value equal to approximately 0.8% of Penn-Patriot’s book value, which entitle Mr. Mauer to a payment based on the value of the per-BVAR appreciation in Penn-Patriot’s book value over the initial notional value, calculated in accordance with the COO Agreement. The BVARs will vest by December 31, 2026, subject to the achievement of certain performance goals and Mr. Mauer’s continued employment as of the vesting date, with half of the applicable appreciation value of the BVARs payable on April 1, 2027 and an additional amount payable on April 1, 2030 following a true-up of underwriting results for the applicable performance period. The BVARs will vest in full in the event of a “Change in Control” of Penn-Patriot (as defined in the COO Agreement) and a specified portion may vest in the event Mr. Mauer is terminated by Penn-Patriot without cause.

The COO Agreement provides that Penn-Patriot may terminate Mr. Mauer’s employment at any time for any reason. In the event of Mr. Mauer’s termination by Penn-Patriot, other than in respect of a “Cause Event” (as defined in the COO Agreement), Mr. Mauer will receive as severance an aggregate amount equal to the lesser of (i) one month of Base Salary for each 12 months of employment and (ii) the Base Salary otherwise payable between the termination date and December 31, 2026 (such Base Salary payments, the “Severance Amount”). Payment of the Severance Amount is contingent upon compliance with the terms in the COO Agreement, including Mr. Mauer’s executing a general release of claims in favor of the Company, Penn-Patriot and other specified parties.

The COO Agreement includes perpetual confidentiality and mutual non-disparagement provisions, and two-year post-termination non-competition, customer non-solicitation, and employee non-solicitation and non-hire provisions.

The foregoing description of the COO Agreement with Mr. Mauer does not purport to be complete and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the COO Agreement with Mr. Mauer which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Mauer’s appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01

Other Events

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

10.1†    Chief Operating Officer Agreement with Reiner Mauer, dated May 14, 2021.
99.1    Press release for Global Indemnity Group, LLC dated May 17, 2021.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

Portions of this exhibit, marked by brackets, have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(10)(iv) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, because they are both (i) not material and (ii) is of the type that the registrant treats as private or confidential.


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.

 

    Global Indemnity Group, LLC
May 17, 2021     By:  

/s/ Stephen W. Ries

    Name:   Stephen W. Ries
    Title:   Secretary
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