Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 16, 2021
Markel Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

4521 Highwoods Parkway, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060-6148
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (804) 747-0136
Not Applicable
(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 class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, no par value MKL New York 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.
Appointment of Morgan E. Housel to the Board of Directors and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee
On November 16, 2021, Markel Corporation (the Company) announced the appointment of Morgan E. Housel to the Company's Board of Directors (the Board), effective November 16, 2021. Mr. Housel also has been appointed to serve on the Board's Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee effective on the same day.
Mr. Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund (the Fund), a multi-stage private investment fund, and has served in that position since August 2016. In this role, he is responsible for internal investor communications and external research reports, as well engaging in fundraising, conducting due diligence, and serving as a board member for certain of the Fund's portfolio companies. Mr. Housel also is a frequent presenter discussing matters related to risk, investor psychology and business history, and author of the book The Psychology of Money, originally published in September 2020. Prior to joining the Fund, Mr. Housel was a columnist and senior analyst at The Motley Fool from 2007 to August 2016, and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal from August 2014 to October 2015.
Mr. Housel will participate in the Company's compensation program for non-employee directors. At present, in May of each year, each non-employee director is paid an annual retainer fee of $95,000 (payable in cash, Company common stock, or a combination thereof) and receives an annual grant of approximately $125,000 in restricted shares of Company common stock. Non-employee directors may purchase Company common stock under the non-qualified component of the Company's 2020 Employee Stock Purchase Plan at a 10% discount, up to the total amount of the retainer fee received by the director. In connection with his appointment to the Board effective November 16, 2021, Mr. Housel will receive a pro rata (i) retainer fee of $47,500 and (ii) grant of approximately $62,500 in restricted stock.
In addition, each non-employee director is reimbursed for expenses incurred in connection with attending meetings. The Company also will match up to $15,000 in charitable contributions made by each non-employee director each year.
A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Housel’s appointment is furnished as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 8.01
Other Events.
On November 16, 2021, the Board approved a new share repurchase program with immediate effect authorizing the Company to repurchase up to $500 million of the Company's outstanding common stock. This program effectively terminates and replaces a similar $300 million program authorized in August 2019 under which approximately $180 million of the Company's common stock had been repurchased through September 30, 2021. Under the new program, as under the previous program, the Company may repurchase outstanding shares of the Company's common stock from time to time in privately negotiated or open market transactions, including under plans complying with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The new program has no expiration date, but may be terminated by the Board at any time.
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit No. Description
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.
November 16, 2021
/s/ Richard R. Grinnan
Richard R. Grinnan
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
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