Washington, D.C. 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

December 14, 2020
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

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 incorporation or organization)
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(I.R.S. Employer
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23 South Main Street, Suite 3B, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
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(603) 640-2200
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Common Shares, par value $1.00WTMNew York Stock Exchange
per shareBermuda Stock Exchange
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ITEM 1.01
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

As reported by White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (“WMIG”) on its Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 1, 2020, WMIG and its wholly owned subsidiary Bridge Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd. (collectively with WMIG, “White Mountains”) entered into a subscription and purchase agreement (the “SPA”) with Ark Insurance Holdings Limited (“Ark”) and certain selling shareholders (collectively with Ark, the “Sellers”).

On December 14, 2020, White Mountains and the Sellers amended and restated the SPA to, among other things, finalize the closing mechanics as contemplated by the original SPA. The Transaction is expected to close in January 2021.

The foregoing description of the amendment to the SPA does not purport to be complete and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the amended SPA, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

This Item 1.01 may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included or referenced in this filing which address activities, events or developments which White Mountains expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. The words “will,” “believe,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate,” “predict” and similar expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by White Mountains in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors believed to be appropriate in the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform to its expectations and predictions is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this Item 1.01 are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by White Mountains will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, White Mountains or its business or operations. White Mountains assumes no obligation to update publicly any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

ITEM 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


*Portions of this exhibit are redacted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2)(ii) of Regulation S-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: December 15, 2020By:
/s/   J. BRIAN PALMER     
       J. Brian Palmer
      Managing Director and Chief Accounting Officer


Exhibit number

Subscription and Purchase Agreement amended and restated on December 14, 2020 by and among Ark Insurance Holdings Limited, Bridge Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. and the selling shareholders party thereto

*Portions of this exhibit are redacted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2)(ii) of Regulation S-K.