Washington, D.C. 20549


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

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 18, 2021

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

(Commission File Number)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

15 Joys Lane
Kingston, NY 12401
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(845) 802-7900
(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
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share


The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Emerging growth company

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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.

(b) On May 18, 2021, Kingstone Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) and Scott Van Pelt, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Kingstone Insurance Company (“KICO”), the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, agreed that Mr. Van Pelt’s employment with the Company and KICO will cease on such date.  Mr. Van Pelt’s cessation of employment was a voluntary decision made by him for personal reasons.

In connection with his separation from employment, each of the Company and KICO entered into an Agreement and General Release (the “Separation Agreement”) with Mr. Van Pelt.  Concurrently with the execution of the Separation Agreement, the Company, KICO and Mr. Van Pelt entered into a Consulting Agreement which provides for a term ending on September 10, 2021, subject to earlier termination as provided for therein.

The foregoing description of the Separation Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Separation Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated by reference herein.

(e) See (b) above.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Agreement and General Release, dated as of May 18, 2021, by and among Kingstone Companies, Inc., Kingstone Insurance Company and Scott Van Pelt.


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.

Dated:  May 19, 2021
/s/ Barry B. Goldstein
    Barry B. Goldstein
    President and CEO