MAIDEN HOLDINGS, LTD. (NASDAQ:MHLD) Files An 8-K Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

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MAIDEN HOLDINGS, LTD. (NASDAQ:MHLD) Files An 8-K Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

Item 5.03

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or
Bye-laws.

On June 8, 2017, Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (the Company)
priced its public offering of its 6.700% Non-Cumulative
Preference Shares, Series D, $0.01 par value per share, with a
liquidation preference of $25.00 per share (the Series D
Preference Shares
). In connection with such transaction, the
Company adopted a Certificate of Designations (the Certificate
of Designations
) with respect to the Series D Preference
Shares.

For a description of the Certificate of Designations governing
the Series D Preference Shares, reference is made to the
information set forth under the heading Description of the Series
D Preference Shares in the Companys Prospectus Supplement, dated
June 8, 2017, to the Prospectus, dated June 7, 2016, which
constitutes a part of the Companys shelf registration statement
on Form S-3, as amended by Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 thereto
(File No. 333-207904), previously filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (the SEC) under the Securities Act of
1933, as amended (the Act), which information is hereby
incorporated herein by reference.

A legal opinion relating to the validity of the Series D
Preference Shares is attached hereto as Exhibit 5.1.

Item8.01 Other Events.

On June 8, 2017, the Company entered into an Underwriting
Agreement with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner Smith Incorporated,
Morgan Stanley Co. LLC and UBS Securities LLC, as representatives
of the several underwriters named therein (the
Underwriters), relating to the issuance and sale by the
Company of the Series D Preference Shares (the Offering).
The securities have been registered under the Act, to the
Companys shelf registration statement on Form S-3, as amended by
Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 thereto (File No. 333-207904),
previously filed with the SEC under the Act.

On June 8, 2017, the Company issued a press release relating to
the pricing of the Offering. A copy of this press release is
attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

On June 15, 2017, the Company issued a press release relating to
the closing of the Offering. A copy of this press release is
attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.

Item9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits.

Exhibit No. Description
1.1 Underwriting Agreement, dated June 8, 2017, by and among
Maiden Holdings, Ltd. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner Smith
Incorporated, Morgan Stanley Co. LLC and UBS Securities LLC,
as representatives of the several underwriters named therein
3.1 Certificate of Designations of 6.700% Non-Cumulative
Preference Shares, Series D
4.1 Form of stock certificate evidencing 6.700% Non-Cumulative
Preference Shares, Series D (included in Exhibit 3.1)
5.1 Opinion of Conyers Dill Pearman Limited
23.1 Consent of Conyers Dill Pearman Limited (included in Exhibit
5.1)
99.1 Press Release dated June 8, 2017
99.2 Press Release dated June 15, 2017


About MAIDEN HOLDINGS, LTD. (NASDAQ:MHLD)

Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (Maiden) is a holding company. The Company is focused on serving the needs of regional and specialty insurers in the United States, Europe and select other global markets by providing reinsurance solutions designed to support their capital needs. Maiden operates through two segments: Diversified Reinsurance and AmTrust Reinsurance. It specializes in reinsurance solutions that optimize financing and risk management by providing coverage within the predictable and actuarially credible lower layers of coverage and/or reinsuring risks that are believed to be lower hazard, more predictable and generally not susceptible to catastrophe claims. The Company provides reinsurance through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Maiden Reinsurance Ltd. (Maiden Bermuda) and Maiden Reinsurance North America, Inc. (Maiden US). It provides insurance sales and distribution services through Maiden Global Holdings, Ltd. (Maiden Global) and its subsidiaries.

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