8-K 1 a12212017announcementofdom.htm 8-K Document

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): December 21, 2017
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
One Hartford Plaza
Hartford, Connecticut
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (860) 547-5000
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Item 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On December 21, 2017, the board of directors (the "Board") of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (the "Company") elected Carlos Dominguez as director of the Board. Mr. Dominguez was appointed to serve on the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee. The board term for Mr. Dominguez will commence on February 21, 2018.

The Board has determined that Mr. Dominguez does not have a direct or indirect interest in any transaction with the Company that would qualify as a related party transaction under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, and that he meets the applicable independence requirements of the New York Stock Exchange and the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines.

As compensation for the remainder of the 2017-2018 Board service year, Mr. Dominguez will receive a pro rata portion of the Company’s annual cash retainer for non-management directors of $100,000 in the amount of $25,000 and a pro rata portion of the Company’s equity compensation annual retainer of $160,000 in the form of restricted stock units valued at $40,000. The restricted stock units will be granted on the second trading day following the filing of the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, based on the Company’s closing stock price on the grant date.

In addition, Mr. Dominguez will participate in other non-management director compensation arrangements described in the Company’s 2017 proxy statement, including receiving $100,000 of Group Term Life and $750,000 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance and reimbursement for all travel expenses incurred in connection with his Board service.

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.
December 21, 2017
/s/ Donald C. Hunt

Donald C. Hunt
Vice President and Corporate Secretary