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):||May 5, 2021|
JAMES RIVER GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
Wellesley House, 2nd Floor, 90 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM08, Bermuda
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(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 Shares, par value $0.0002 per share||JRVR||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).
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|Item 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
On May 5, 2021, James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Form 8-K”).
The information in this Item 2.02 and in Exhibit 99.1 furnished herewith shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act unless specifically stated by the Company.
|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
The Company will make available a pre-recorded conference call discussing its first quarter results today, May 5, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors may access the pre-recorded conference call by dialing (800) 708-4539, Conference ID# 50150593. A replay of the conference call will be available beginning tomorrow May 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, Conference ID# 50150593.
(a) On May 5, 2021, the Company announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.30 per common share of the Company to be paid on June 30, 2021 to shareholders of record on June 14, 2021.
(b) The Company intends to hold the 2021 annual general meeting of shareholders (the “2021 Annual Meeting”) on October 26, 2021. The record date, time and location of the 2021 Annual Meeting will be set forth in the proxy statement for the 2021 Annual Meeting to be distributed to shareholders prior to the meeting.
The date of the 2021 Annual Meeting represents a change of more than 30 days from the anniversary date of the Company’s 2020 annual general meeting of shareholders (the “2020 Annual Meeting”). As a result, the deadlines for shareholder proposals set forth in our definitive proxy statement for the 2020 Annual Meeting are no longer effective. Shareholder proposals intended for inclusion in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the 2021 Annual Meeting pursuant to Rule 14a-8 of Exchange Act must be received by August 17, 2021 (which the Company believes is a reasonable time before it begins to print and send its proxy materials). Any such shareholder proposal should be sent to our registered office c/o Conyers Corporate Services (Bermuda) Limited, Clarendon House, P.O. Box HM 1022, Hamilton HM DX, Bermuda. Any such proposal must comply with the requirements of Rule 14a-8.
In accordance with the Company’s Third Amended and Restated Bye-laws (the “Bye-laws”), shareholders who intend to nominate a person for election as a director or submit a proposal regarding any other matter of business at the 2021 Annual Meeting must deliver written notice of the shareholder’s intention to do so, which notice must include the information required by the Bye-laws. To be timely, the shareholder’s notice must be delivered to or mailed and received by the Company’s Secretary at the registered office of the Company identified above no earlier than June 28, 2021 and no later than August 17, 2021.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
The following Exhibit is furnished as a part of this Form 8-K:
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.
|JAMES RIVER GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.|
|Dated: May 5, 2021|
By: /s/ Sarah C. Doran
| Sarah C. Doran|
| Chief Financial Officer|