Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

March 30, 2020

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction


(IRS Employer

of incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)

20 Custom House Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110

(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)

(617) 951-0600

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Not Applicable

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

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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

Effective March 30, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (the “Company”), adopted Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company (the “Amended Bylaws”).

Under the Amended Bylaws, in an uncontested election at which a quorum is present, a director shall be elected by a majority of the votes cast at an Annual Meeting. In addition, the Company enacted a resignation policy, which requires an incumbent director who does not receive a majority of votes cast at his or her election to tender his or her letter of resignation for consideration by the Nominating and Governance Committee (“the Committee”) and the Board on whether to accept or reject the resignation, or whether other action should be taken. The Board will act on the Committee’s recommendation and publicly disclose its decision and rationale behind it within ninety days from the date of the certification of the election results. In contested elections, directors will continue to be elected by plurality vote. For purposes of the Amended Bylaws, a “contested election” is an election in which the number of nominees for director is greater than the number of directors to be elected. The Company’s Bylaws previously provided for a plurality voting standard in all director elections.

The foregoing description of the Amended Bylaws is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amended and Restated Bylaws of Safety Insurance Group, Inc. which are filed as Exhibit 3.2.1 hereto.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)  Exhibits. The following exhibit is furnished herewith:

Exhibit Number



Amended and Restated Bylaws of Safety Insurance Group, Inc.

104The cover page from this Current Report on form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL


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.

Safety Insurance Group, Inc.


Date: April 2, 2020



Christopher T. Whitford

V.P., Chief Financial Officer and Secretary