ASPEN INSURANCE HOLDINGS LIMITED (NYSE:AHL) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On August 31, 2018, Aspen Insurance UK Services Limited, Aspen Insurance U.S. Services Inc. and Aspen Bermuda Limited entered into an Outsourcing Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Cognizant Worldwide Limited, a company registered in England (“Cognizant”). to the Agreement, Cognizant will provide Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Aspen”) with information technology services to enable Aspen to deliver greater operating effectiveness and efficiencies. The Agreement is effective August 31, 2018 and shall have an initial term period of five years from October 1, 2018. Aspen has the right to extend the Agreement for an additional two year term.
The Agreement has minimum service levels that Cognizant must meet or exceed. Cognizant will progressively assume responsibility for these services during a phased transition period that will extend over nine months in line with a transition plan. Certain of Aspen’s employees will become employees of Cognizant.
The compensation structure under the Agreement includes a combination of fixed and variable fees which may fluctuate, as set forth in the Agreement, based on Aspen’s actual use of Cognizant’s services. Based on the currently projected usage of services, Aspen expects to pay Cognizant approximately $65 million during the initial five-year term of the Agreement. Additionally, Aspen has the right to periodically compare the charges under the Agreement to the market prices for comparable services.
The Agreement contains customary representations and warranties and indemnity, termination and default provisions. The Agreement contains both general and specific liability caps which limits Aspen’s liability under the Agreement to a percentage of annual charges or a fixed cap and, in the case of Cognizant, to the greater of a percentage of annual charges or various fixed caps for specific breaches.
Aspen may terminate the Agreement for any reason by providing ninety days’ prior written notice. In addition, Aspen may terminate the Agreement as a result of, among other things, a material breach if not cured within a specified time, insolvency, persistent breaches, failure to meet key milestones, material adverse change as defined in the Agreement or particular circumstances constituting a change in control.
The foregoing summary of the terms and conditions of the Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety, by reference to the Agreement which is filed as Exhibit 10.1.
Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the statements in this Form 8-K include forward-looking statements which reflect Aspen’s current views with respect to future financial or operating performance. Statements that include the words “expect,” “assume,” “objective,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “do not believe,” “aim,” “project,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “will,” “likely,” “estimate,” “may,” “continue,” “guidance,” “outlook,” “trends,” “future,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “target,” “on track” and similar statements of a future or forward-looking nature identify forward-looking statements for purposes of the U.S. federal securities laws or otherwise. Aspen intends these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
All forward-looking statements address matters that involve risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. For a more detailed description of these uncertainties, please refer to Item 1A, Risk Factors, in Aspen’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed for the year ended December 31, 2017 as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Aspen undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the dates on which they are made.
Section 9 — Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) The following exhibit (portions of which have been omitted to a request for confidential treatment) is filed as part of this report:
ASPEN INSURANCE HOLDINGS LTD ExhibitEX-10.1 2 exhibit101itoagreement.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 Exhibit EXHIBIT 10.1THIS EXHIBIT AND THE ACCOMPANYING SCHEDULES HAVE BEEN REDACTED AND IS THE SUBJECT OF A CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT REQUEST. REDACTED MATERIAL IS MARKED WITH [***] AND HAS BEEN FILED SEPARATELY WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONDATED 31 August 2018(1) ASPEN INSURANCE UK SERVICES LIMITED- and -(2) ASPEN INSURANCE U.S. SERVICES INC.- and -(3) ASPEN BERMUDA LIMITED- and -(4) COGNIZANT WORLDWIDE LIMITEDOUTSOURCING AGREEMENTCONTENTSPART A DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION61.DEFINITIONS 62.INTERPRETATION 6PART B TERM AND SERVICE PROVISION73.TERM 74.SERVICES 95.DELAY 126.ACCEPTANCE 137.TRANSITION 148.Governance,…To view the full exhibit click
About ASPEN INSURANCE HOLDINGS LIMITED (NYSE:AHL)
Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Aspen Holdings) is a holding company. The Company conducts insurance and reinsurance business through its subsidiaries: Aspen U.K. and AUL, Aspen Bermuda (Bermuda) and Aspen Specialty and AAIC (the United States). It operates in two segments: Aspen Insurance and Aspen Reinsurance (Aspen Re). Its insurance segment consists of property and casualty insurance; marine, aviation and energy insurance, and financial and professional lines insurance. Aspen Re consists of property catastrophe reinsurance, other property reinsurance, casualty reinsurance and specialty reinsurance. Its Aspen Re consists of property catastrophe reinsurance, other property reinsurance (risk excess, pro rata and facultative), casualty reinsurance (the United States treaty, international treaty and global facultative) and specialty reinsurance (credit and surety, agriculture, marine, aviation, terrorism, engineering).