SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Curtis Ross

(Last) (First) (Middle)
RENAISSANCE HOUSE
12 CROW LANE

(Street)
PEMBROKE D0 HM 19

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
RENAISSANCERE HOLDINGS LTD [ RNR ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP, CUO - European Operations
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/31/2013
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 12/31/2013 D (1) 404 D $97.34 89,385 D
Common Stock 12/31/2013 D (2) 2,360 D $97.34 87,025 D
Common Stock 12/31/2013 M (3) 52,500 A $74.24 139,525 D
Common Stock 12/31/2013 F (3) 40,042 D $97.34 99,483 D
Common Stock 01/02/2014 S (4) 12,458 D $96.52 (5) 87,025 (6) D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Non-Qualified Stock Option (Right to Buy) $74.24 12/31/2013 M (3) 52,500 08/31/2005 08/31/2014 RNR Common Stock 52,500 $0.00 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents 404 Performance Shares cancelled from a maximum of 2,360 Performance Shares from the first tranche of the 2011 grant as a result of the Issuer's TSR for the calendar-year 2011 performance period relative to the members of a predetermined peer group reflecting the Committee's determination of the performance criteria for that tranche. See Remarks for additional detail.
2. Represents cancellation of all of the shares originally comprising the second tranche of the 2011 grant as a result of the Issuer's TSR for the calendar-year 2012 performance period relative to the members of a predetermined peer group reflecting the Committee's determination of the performance criteria for that trance. See Remarks for additional detail.
3. The transactions reported hereby relate to the exercise of employee stock options originally granted to the Reporting Person on August 31, 2004 with a ten year term. The exercise was effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the Reporting Person on May 29, 2013.
4. This transaction reflects the sale of shares, issued upon exercise of the employee stock options reported above. The exercises and subsequent sales were effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the Reporting Person on May 29, 2013.
5. Represents a weighted average sale price; the sales price ranged from $96.39 to $97.18. Upon request, the full sale information regarding the number of shares sold at each price increment will be provided to the Commission, the issuer or a security holder of the issuer.
6. Includes 2,477 shares from prior awards of Performance Shares which will not be earned as the applicable performance conditions were not met, but will remain outstanding under the terms of the Performance Share Plan until the time vesting requirement is met, at which point the shares will be cancelled.
Remarks:
On March 1, 2011 the Reporting Person was granted performance-based restricted Common Shares of the Issuer ("Performance Shares") subject to vesting upon the satisfaction of both time-based service and performance-based vesting conditions, specifically, the Issuer's total shareholder return ("TSR") during the three calendar years ending December 31, 2011, 2012 and 2013 relative to the members of a predetermined peer group of companies. In addition, vesting for all three tranches was further conditioned upon continued service through December 31, 2013. The number of Performance Shares initially granted represented the maximum number of Common Shares in which the holder could potentially vest upon the attainment of maximum performance criteria. In February 2012 and 2013,the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Committee") determined the Issuer's relative TSR for the 2011 and 2012 calendar years, respectively. The Committee's determination with respect to the 2013 performance period for the third tranche of the 2011 grant will be made at the Committee's February 2014 meeting. On December 31, 2013, a portion of the Performance Shares of the 2011 grant vested as the service condition had been met. This Form reports (i) the cancellation in full of the second tranche of the 2011 grant as a result of the minimum performance not being achieved in respect of 2012 and (ii) the cancellation of a portion of the Performance Shares from the first tranche of the 2011 grant due to the maximum performance criteria not being achieved in respect of 2011.
/S/ Nicholas J. West, Attorney-in-Fact 01/03/2014
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