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)
January 30, 2019
AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
59 Maiden Lane, 43rd Floor, New York, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On January 30, 2019, in connection with the termination of the reinsurance agreements described under Item 1.02 below, AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (the “Company”) and Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (“Maiden”) entered into a second amendment to the Master Agreement between the parties, originally entered into on July 3, 2007, to remove the provisions requiring the Company to reinsure business with Maiden.
Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
On January 30, 2019, the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, AmTrust International Insurance, Ltd. (“AIIL”), AmTrust Europe Limited (“AEL”) and AmTrust International Underwriters DAC (“AIU DAC”), and Maiden, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Maiden Reinsurance Ltd. (“MRL”), agreed to terminate on a run-off basis (i) the Amended and Restated Quota Share Agreement between AIIL and MRL, originally entered into on July 1, 2007, by which AIIL retrocedes to MRL certain lines of business assumed by AIIL from certain of the Company’s U.S., Irish and U.K. insurance company subsidiaries; and (ii) the Quota Share Reinsurance Contract among AEL, AIU DAC and MRL, originally entered into on April 1, 2011, by which AEL cedes 20% and AIU DAC cedes 40% to MRL of the Company’s European medical liability business. Each termination will be effective as of January 1, 2019.
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.
AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.
/s/ Stephen Ungar
SVP, General Counsel and Secretary