American National Insurance Company 8-K 2012
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): February 22, 2012
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (409) 763-4661
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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 February 22, 2012, G. Richard Ferdinandtsen, President and Chief Operating Officer of American National Insurance Company (the Company), notified the Companys Nominating Committee that he intended to retire from the Companys Board of Directors and, therefore, did not intend to stand for reelection at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held April 27, 2012 (the Annual Meeting). The next day, at the Companys regular meeting of the Board of Directors, Mr. Ferdinandtsen announced his intention to resign as President and Chief Operating Officer effective May 1, 2012. Following Mr. Ferdinandtsens announcement, the Board elected him as an advisory director, effective immediately following the Annual Meeting. The Board also expressed its desire to benefit from Mr. Ferdinandtsens years of insurance industry experience and intimate knowledge of Company business by employing him as Vice Chairman of the Board. It is expected that the material arrangements regarding such continuing employment will be finalized at the regular meeting of the Board on April 27th and reported by an amendment to this current report shortly thereafter. The change in Mr. Ferdinandtsens relationship with the Company reported above is not the result of any disagreements with the Company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices.
Also on February 22, 2012, the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors recommended the nomination of James E. Pozzi, 61, to fill Mr. Ferdinandtsens position on the Board of Directors. Mr. Pozzi has served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company since 2008 and has been an officer of the Company for 36 years. On February 23, 2012, the Board of Directors accepted the Nominating Committees recommendation and nominated Mr. Pozzi to the slate of directors to be considered at the Annual Meeting.
Based upon discussions at the February 23rd meeting, the Board expects to elect Mr. Pozzi as President of the Company at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors following the Annual Meeting, assuming that he is elected as director at the Annual Meeting. Any such appointment of Mr. Pozzi as President, including any associated material modifications to Mr. Pozzis compensation arrangements, will be reported by an amendment to this current report on Form 8-K when determined. Other than as disclosed in this current report, there are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Pozzi and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Pozzi was nominated as a director.
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.
Date: February 23, 2012