SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 28, 2020
THE HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction|
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
One Hartford Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut 06155
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (860) 547-5000
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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, par value $0.01 per share||HIG||The New York Stock Exchange|
|6.10% Notes due October 1, 2041||HIG 41||The New York Stock Exchange|
|7.875% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Debentures due 2042||HGH||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Depositary Shares, Each Representing a 1/1,00th Interest in a Share of 6.000% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series G, par value $0.01 per share||HIG PR G||The New York Stock Exchange|
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).
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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.
On October 28, 2020, the board of directors (the "Board") of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (the "Company") elected Donna James as director of the Board effective on February 17, 2021. Ms. James was appointed to serve on the Board’s Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee effective February 17, 2021.
The Board has determined that Ms. James does not have a direct or indirect interest in any transaction with the Company that would qualify as a related party transaction under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, and that she meets the applicable independence requirements of the New York Stock Exchange and the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines.
As compensation for the remainder of the 2020-2021 Board service year, Ms. James will receive a pro rata portion of the Company’s annual cash retainer for non-management directors of $110,000 in the amount of $28,200 and a pro rata portion of the Company’s equity compensation annual retainer of $180,000 in the form of restricted stock units valued at $46,200. The restricted stock units will be granted on the second trading day following the filing of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, based on the Company’s closing stock price on the grant date.
In addition, Ms. James will participate in other non-management director compensation arrangements described in the Company’s 2020 proxy statement, including receiving $100,000 of Group Term Life and $750,000 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance and reimbursement for all travel expenses incurred in connection with her Board service.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit No.|| |
|101 ||Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.|
|104 ||The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted as 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.
|The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.|
|October 28, 2020||By:||/s/ Donald C. Hunt|
|Name: Donald C. Hunt|
|Title: Corporate Secretary|