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Washington, DC 20549





to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 22, 2020  


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


001-11252 87-0447375
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
5420 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 1100, Dallas, Texas 75240
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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 $0.18 par value HALL Nasdaq Global Market


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Item 8.01Other Events


The board of directors (the “Board”) of Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (the “Company”) has set the date for its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders as Tuesday, December 22, 2020. The Board has also established October 30, 2020 as the record date for determining shareholders entitled to notice of and to vote at such Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held at a time and place to be specified in the proxy statement distributed by the Company.


Any shareholder desiring to submit a proposal for inclusion in the proxy statement relating to the Annual Meeting must do so in writing. The proposal should be received at the Company's principal executive offices by October 30, 2020. In addition, with respect to any matter proposed by a shareholder at the Annual Meeting but not included in the Company’s proxy statement, the proxy holders designated by the Company may exercise discretionary voting authority if appropriate notice of the shareholder proposal has not been received by the Company at its principal executive office by October 30, 2020.











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 duly authorized.


Date: September 22, 2020 By: /s/ Jeffrey R. Passmore  
    Jeffrey R. Passmore, Chief Financial Officer