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Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities and Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (or Date of Earliest Event Reported): June 21, 2021

HCI Group, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)







(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation or Organization)


(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

3802 Coconut Palm Drive  

Tampa, Florida 33619

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

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Emerging growth company  


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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






Item 5.02 Election of Directors


On June 21, 2021, our board of directors appointed Peter Politis and Lauren Valiente to the board of directors.


Mr. Politis is a lawyer. He brings to our board significant knowledge and legal experience in real estate, financing, leasing and construction. Mr. Politis earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida and his law degree from the University of Miami. Mr. Politis joined the company’s Governance and Nominating Committee and Compensation Committee.


Ms. Valiente is a senior counsel and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She brings to our board significant knowledge and experience in securities litigation and regulation.  Ms. Valiente earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her law degree from the University of Florida. Ms. Valiente has joined the company’s Compensation Committee.


Mr. Politis and Ms. Valiente both participated in our Board Observer Program from 2019 to 2020. Our Board Observer Program is designed to train selected individuals in public company board operations, governance and law, among other things, and prepare them to serve on public company boards. In considering program participants, we emphasize segments of the population that may be underrepresented on public company boards.


No arrangement or understanding exists between Mr. Politis or Ms. Valiente and anyone else pursuant to which they were selected as directors. The company is not party to any current or proposed material transaction involving either Mr. Politis or Ms. Valiente. Neither Mr. Politis nor Ms. Valiente is a party or participant in any material plan, contract or arrangement described in Item 502(d)(5) of Securities and Exchange Commission Form 8-K.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Dated: June 23, 2021.














/s/ James Mark Harmsworth




Name:  James Mark Harmsworth

Title:    Chief Financial Officer

A signed original of this Form 8-K has been provided to HCI Group, Inc. and will be retained by HCI Group, Inc. and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.