JAMES RIVER GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD. (NASDAQ:JRVR) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

JAMES RIVER GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD. (NASDAQ:JRVR) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On April 13, 2018, James River Group, Inc. (“JRGI”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (the “Company”), entered into a letter agreement (the “Letter Agreement”) with Dennis Johnson setting forth the terms of his employment in connection with Mr. Johnson’s transition to the role of Chief Underwriting Officer of Falls Lake National Insurance Company (“FLNIC”) and the Company’s other subsidiaries engaged in its specialty admitted insurance business. Until March 31, 2018, Mr. Johnson had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of JRG Reinsurance Company, Ltd. (“JRG Re”), the Company’s subsidiary engaged in casualty insurance.

The Letter Agreement, which is effective as of April 1, 2018, provides for a two year term ending March 31, 2020. It also provides for Mr. Johnson to receive a base salary of $438,949 per year and be eligible to receive an annual discretionary bonus, which compensation was consistent with the terms of his employment while serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of JRG Re.

The Letter Agreement also provides that Mr. Johnson will be entitled to participate in all employee benefit plans and other fringe benefits or plans generally available to executive employees of JRGI and its subsidiaries, as well as reimbursement of reasonable costs for relocation to North Carolina, and up to $2,500 per month on an after tax basis for housing expenses incurred by Mr. Johnson while living in North Carolina during the term of the agreement.

to the Letter Agreement, in the event Mr. Johnson’s employment is terminated without cause by JRGI, by him for good reason (with the terms “cause” and “good reason” defined in the Letter Agreement), (a) before or 12 months or more after a “change in control” (as defined in the Letter Agreement), or if JRGI and Mr. Johnson do not enter into a written agreement pertaining to Mr. Johnson’s employment after the expiration of the term (an “Expiration Termination”), he shall be entitled to an amount equal to his base salary for a period of 18 months after the termination date, or (b) within 12 months after a change in control, Mr. Johnson shall be entitled to an amount equal to his base salary for a period of 30 months after the termination date, in each case paid in accordance with customary payroll. In the event of any such termination of Mr. Johnson’s employment by JRGI without cause, by him for good reason, or the occurrence of the Expiration Termination, he shall also be entitled to continuation of insurance coverage for a period of 18 months and payment of any unpaid discretionary cash bonus awarded to him for the year prior to which any such termination occurs. The payment of the foregoing benefits is contingent upon Mr. Johnson’s compliance with certain post-employment confidentiality and non-compete and non-solicitation requirements set forth in the Letter Agreement. To the extent that such obligations are breached by Mr. Johnson, the benefits will terminate, and Mr. Johnson will be obligated to repay any such amounts.

Simultaneously with his entry into the above described Letter Agreement, Mr. Johnson entered into a Termination of Employment Agreement (the “Termination Agreement”) with JRG Re providing for the termination of Mr. Johnson’s employment agreement, dated January 17, 2018, with JRG Re in connection with his transition to Chief Underwriting Officer of FLNIC and the Company’s other subsidiaries engaged in its specialty admitted insurance business.

The foregoing descriptions of each of the Letter Agreement and the Termination Agreement are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Letter Agreement and Termination Agreement, which are filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 hereto, respectively, and are incorporated, herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


James River Group Holdings, Ltd. Exhibit
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About JAMES RIVER GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD. (NASDAQ:JRVR)

James River Group Holdings, Ltd. is an insurance holding company. The Company owns and operates a group of specialty insurance and reinsurance companies. The Company operates through four segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted Insurance, Casualty Reinsurance, and Corporate and Other. The Excess and Surplus Lines segment offers excess and surplus commercial lines liability and property insurance. The Specialty Admitted Insurance segment focuses on a range of markets within the standard insurance markets, such as workers’ compensation coverage for residential contractors, light manufacturing operations, transportation workers and healthcare workers. The Casualty Reinsurance segment provides proportional and working layer casualty reinsurance to third parties and to the United-based insurance subsidiaries. The Corporate and Other segment consists of the management and treasury activities of its holding companies and interest expense associated with its debt.

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