SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
April 1, 2013
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
1110 W. Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (954) 958-1200
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|ITEM 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement|
On April 1, 2013, the Company entered into a repurchase agreement with Bradley I. Meier, the Companys former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and a principal stockholder of the Company (the Repurchase Agreement). Pursuant to the Repurchase Agreement, the Company agreed to repurchase an aggregate of 4,000,000 shares of the Companys common stock owned by Mr. Meier. The initial repurchase of 2,000,000 of Mr. Meiers shares occurred today for a repurchase price of $4.02 per share, representing a discount from the current market price of the Companys common stock. The Company has agreed to repurchase an additional 2,000,000 of Mr. Meiers shares on or before June 1, 2013 for the same repurchase price of $4.02 per share. After the Companys repurchase of 4,000,000 shares, Mr. Meier will own in the aggregate 7,338,971 shares, or 20% of the Companys currently outstanding common stock. Mr. Meier also granted the Company a right of first refusal on any future sale or transfer of the Companys shares to a third party through December 31, 2014.
The preceding summary of the Repurchase Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Repurchase Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|ITEM 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure|
The Company is disclosing under Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K information contained in the press release filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report. The information furnished pursuant to, and incorporated by reference in, this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
|ITEM 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|10.1||Repurchase Agreement, dated April 1, 2013, by and between Mr. Meier and the Company|
|99.1||Press release dated April 1, 2013|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 1, 2013
|UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS, INC.|
/s/ George R. De Heer
|George R. De Heer|
|Chief Financial Officer|