8-K 1 d756529d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 5, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Bermuda   001-37963   98-0630022

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

96 Pitts Bay Road

Pembroke, HM08, Bermuda

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(441) 279-8400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A common shares   ATH   New York Stock Exchange

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Item 8.01

Other Events.

On June 5, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Athene Holding Ltd. (the “Company”) authorized a contingent increase in the Company’s authority to repurchase our Class A common shares to offset any near-term earnings dilution from the issuance of the Preference Shares (as defined below). This authorization increase for additional repurchases of Class A common shares is estimated to be equivalent to approximately 15% of the offering proceeds, with the final amount to be determined upon closing. Class A common shares may be repurchased from time to time in open market transactions, in privately negotiated transactions or otherwise, within the guidelines approved by the Board. The size and timing of repurchases under the authorization will depend on legal requirements, market and economic conditions and other factors. Repurchases are solely at the discretion of the Company and may occur in one or more transactions or may not occur at all. The authorization has no expiration date, but may be modified, suspended or terminated by the Board at any time.

In addition, the Company has commenced an offering of its depositary shares, each representing a 1/1,000th interest in a share of     % Fixed-to-Floating Rate Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Shares, Series A (the “Preference Shares”), and in connection therewith has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) (File No. 333-222392) a preliminary prospectus supplement, dated June 5, 2019 (the “Preliminary Prospectus Supplement”), in which it has in the context of the offering updated information regarding the Company, including certain risk factors related thereto. The section of the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement entitled “Risk Factors—Risks Relating to the Company” is incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01.




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 hereunto duly authorized.


Date: June 5, 2019     By:  

/s/ John Golden

      John Golden
      Executive Vice President, General Counsel