SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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):||July 24, 2021|
JAMES RIVER GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
Wellesley House, 2nd Floor, 90 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM08, Bermuda
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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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 Shares, par value $0.0002 per share||JRVR||NASDAQ Global Select Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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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 July 24, 2021, Janet Cowell advised James River Group Holdings, Ltd. (the “Company”) that she does not intend to seek re-election as a Class II director at the Company’s 2022 annual general meeting of shareholders. Ms. Cowell has advised the Company that she intends to continue to serve as a director until the 2022 annual general meeting. Ms. Cowell’s decision not to stand for re-election is not related to any disagreement between her and the Company.
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors is currently identifying and evaluating potential additional Board members. The Committee may receive recommendations for director nominees from various sources such as officers and directors and it may also use third party consultants such as search firms to assist in identifying and evaluating potential nominees. Any potential additional Board members who may be nominated as part of the Company’s 2021 Annual General Meeting would meet the standard for “independent” in accordance with the applicable director independence rules of NASDAQ and Institutional Shareholder Services currently in effect.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
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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.
|JAMES RIVER GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.|
|Dated: July 28, 2021|
By: /s/ Sarah C. Doran
| Sarah C. Doran|
| Chief Financial Officer|