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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 23, 2019
 
Assurant, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
Delaware
 
001-31978
 
39-1126612
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

28 Liberty Street, 41st Floor
New York, New York 10005
(212) 859-7000
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of Registrant's Principal Executive Offices)

N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
 
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value
AIZ
New York Stock Exchange
6.50% Series D Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, $1.00 Par Value
AIZP
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  





Item 7.01    Regulation FD

Assurant, Inc. (“Assurant” or the “Company”) announced today that it expects to record approximately $46 million pre-tax, or $36 million after-tax, of reportable catastrophes1, mainly in the Global Housing segment for third quarter 2019. This is primarily related to Hurricane Dorian, which impacted the Bahamas, where the Company incurred losses from assumed residential policies in the region. To a lesser extent, Dorian losses were also incurred in parts of the Mid-Atlantic United States for lender-placed and manufactured housing products. The remaining reportable catastrophes1 related to Tropical Storm Imelda, for manufactured housing and lender-placed products in Texas, and a net increase in reportable catastrophes from events in 2017 and 2018.

Below is a table summarizing the third quarter 2019 expected reportable catastrophes1:
Event
Assurant 3Q19 reportable catastrophes1 (Pre-tax, dollars in millions)
Hurricane Dorian
$33
Tropical Storm Imelda
$7
Other2
$6
1
The Company’s reportable catastrophes include individual catastrophic events that generate losses in excess of $5 million, pre-tax, net of reinsurance and client profit sharing adjustments and including reinstatement and other premiums.
2
Net increase in reportable catastrophes from events that occurred in 2017 and 2018.

On November 5, 2019, the Company will report complete third quarter 2019 results.

The information in this Item 7.01 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any document whether or not filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regardless of any general incorporation language in any such document.

Cautionary Statement

Some of the statements included in this Form 8-K, particularly expected reportable catastrophes, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on management's best estimates, assumptions and projections and are subject to significant uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in this Form 8-K as a result of new information or future events or developments. For a detailed discussion of the general risk factors that could affect the Company's results, please refer to the risk factors identified in the Company's annual and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, as filed with the SEC.





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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
ASSURANT, INC.
 
 
 
Date: October 23, 2019
By:
 
/s/ Carey S. Roberts
 
 
 
Carey S. Roberts
 
 
 
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary



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