Allstate 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO
SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 6, 2012
THE ALLSTATE CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
2775 Sanders Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (847) 402-5000
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Section 5 - Corporate Governance and Management
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On February 7, 2012, the Registrant announced the election of John W. Rowe to its Board of Directors effective February 7, 2012, increasing the size of the Board to 12 directors. The Board has not yet determined Mr. Rowes committee assignments. Mr. Rowes compensation will be consistent with the Registrants previously disclosed standard compensatory arrangements for non-employee directors, which are described in the Registrants most recent proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 1, 2011, file number 001-11840, under the heading Director Compensation. Mr. Rowes compensation will be prorated to reflect the commencement date of his service on the Board. In addition, the Registrant expects to enter into an indemnification agreement with Mr. Rowe in substantially the form filed as Exhibit 10.2 to its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007. A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Rowes election is attached as Exhibit 99 to this report. The Board took action to elect Mr. Rowe as a director on February 6, 2012.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.