OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (NYSE:ORI) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02.Departure of Directors or Certain Officer; Election of Directors Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Old Republic International Corporation (the “Registrant”, “Company”, or “Old Republic”) announced that Mr. Charles J. Kovaleski (age 70) was elected as a director of the Company effective August 23, 2018. Mr. Kovaleski who is a retired attorney, currently serves as a Governor on the Attorney’s Title Services, LLC., Board of Governors in Orlando, Florida. No third party was involved in his recruitment or selection as a director and no fee was paid to any individual or entity in connection with his selection. Prior to his election, he was well known to several members of the Board as well as the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The Governance and Nominating Committee approved Mr. Kovaleski’s selection and the Board of Directors unanimously elected him an additional Class III Director. He will not serve on any committees at this time as he is not currently considered independent. There are no arrangements or understanding between Mr. Kovaleski and any person or entity concerning his selection as a director and there is no plan, contract, arrangement or material compensation agreement with him, other than he will receive the same directors fees as other directors.
A full text of the Registrant’s announcement is included as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
CLIMATE CHANGE: On May 25, 2018, the shareholders of ORI conducted a non-binding advisory vote regarding the Board of Directors’ oversight of climate change and how the risk could impact the Company’s policies and programs. A plurality of ORI shareholders voted against the advisory proposal and as a result no action was taken by the Board at this time.
PROXY ACCESS: Also, on May 25, 2018, the shareholders of ORI voted in favor of a non-binding shareholder proposal requesting the Board of Directors adopt a By-Law commonly known as “Proxy Access”. After considering this vote at its recent meeting, the Board of Directors concluded that the Company’s longstanding governance structure and the management of the Company’s affairs, as they currently exist, have helped to produce industry-beating value for all of its long-term investors and important stakeholders. As a result, the Board concluded that the Company’s governance structure is appropriately designed to promote managing the business for the long term and no change to the Company’s By-Laws is warranted.
The full text of the Company’s press release concerning these matters is included as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1Press Release dated August 23, 2018.
OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL CORP ExhibitEX-99.1 2 newsreleasedatedaugust2320.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit NEWS RELEASEFurther Information Contacts:AT OLD REPUBLIC:AT FINANCIAL RELATIONS BOARD:A. C. Zucaro: Chairman & CEOAnalysts/Investors: Marilynn Meek(312) 346-8100(212) 827-3773OLD REPUBLIC DECLARES THIRD QUARTER 2018 CASH DIVIDEND;REPORTS ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE MATTERSCHICAGO – August 23,…To view the full exhibit click
About OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (NYSE:ORI)
Old Republic International Corporation is a holding company. The Company is engaged in business of insurance underwriting and related services. The Company conducts its operations through various regulated insurance company subsidiaries, which are organized into three segments: General Insurance Group, Title Insurance Group and the Republic Financial Indemnity Group (RFIG) Run-off Business. The Company’s General Insurance segment consists of property and liability insurance, and offers coverages to businesses, government and other institutions. The Company’s Title Insurance Group’s business consists of the issuance of policies to real estate purchasers and investors based upon searches of the public records, which contain information concerning interests in real property. The Company’s RFIG run-off business consists of its mortgage guaranty and consumer credit indemnity (CCI) operations.