0000874977-21-000068.txt : 20210517 0000874977-21-000068.hdr.sgml : 20210517 20210517175457 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000874977-21-000068 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 4 PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 2 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20210514 FILED AS OF DATE: 20210517 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20210517 REPORTING-OWNER: OWNER DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Smith Dwight Eric CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001335265 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 4 SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 000-19289 FILM NUMBER: 21932875 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 518 EAST BROAD STREET CITY: COLUMBUS STATE: OH ZIP: 43215 ISSUER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: State Auto Financial CORP CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000874977 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE [6331] IRS NUMBER: 311324304 STATE OF INCORPORATION: OH FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 518 EAST BROAD STREET CITY: COLUMBUS STATE: OH ZIP: 43215 BUSINESS PHONE: 6144645000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 518 EAST BROAD STREET CITY: COLUMBUS STATE: OH ZIP: 43215 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: STATE AUTO FINANCIAL CORP DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19930328 4 1 edgar.xml PRIMARY DOCUMENT X0306 4 2021-05-14 0000874977 State Auto Financial CORP STFC 0001335265 Smith Dwight Eric 6782 VINEYARD HAVEN LOOP DUBLIN OH 43016 1 0 0 0 Restricted Share Units 2021-05-14 4 A 0 4105 0 A Common Stock 4105 4105 D Each restricted share unit represents a right to receive either one share of STFC common stock or the cash equivalent thereof, as further described in the Outside Directors Restricted Share Unit Plan.. The restricted share units become payable, in cash or common shares, at the election of the reporting person, upon the reporting person's termination of services as a director, following a 6 month vesting period. Dwight E. Smith by Melissa A. Centers, attorney in fact, pursuant to the attached POA. 2021-05-17 EX-24 2 attachment_1.htm

Know all by these presents that I, DWIGHT E. SMITH, do hereby

appoint MELISSA A. CENTERS, my true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:

(1) Prepare, execute in my name and on my behalf, and submit to the

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) a Form ID,

including amendments thereto, and any other documents necessary or

appropriate to obtain codes and passwords enabling me to make

electronic filings with the SEC of reports required by Section 16(a)

of the Securities Act of 1934 or any rule or regulation of the SEC;

(2) Execute for me and on my behalf, in my capacity as an officer

and/or director of State Auto Financial Corporation (the Company),

Forms 3, 4, and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities

Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules thereunder;

(3) Do and perform any and all acts for me and on my behalf which

may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such

Form 3, 4, or 5, complete and execute any amendment or amendments

thereto, and file such form with the SEC and any stock exchange

or similar authority; and

(4) Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection

with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact,

may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required

by, me, it being understood that the documents executed by such

attorney-in-fact on my behalf pursuant to this Power of Attorney

shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions

as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.

I hereby grant to each such attorney-in-fact full power and

authority to do and perform any and every act and thing

whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the

exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted,

as fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do

if personally present, with full power of substitution or

revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such

attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or

substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue

of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein

granted.  I acknowledge that the foregoing attorney-in-fact,

in serving in such capacity at my request, is not assuming,

nor is the Company assuming, any of my responsibilities to

comply with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect

until I am no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 with

respect to my holdings of and transactions in securities

issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the

undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of

Attorney to be executed as of this 18th day of Februay, 2021.

Signature:      /s/ Dwight E. Smith

Print Name:   Dwight E. Smith