Arch Capital Group 8-K 2006
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or
February 2, 2006 (February 1, 2006)
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Arch Capital Group Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Wessex House, 45 Reid Street, Hamilton HM 12, Bermuda
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code:
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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ITEM 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bye-laws.
On February 1, 2006, Arch Capital Group Ltd. (the Company) consummated its previously disclosed public offering of 8,000,000 of its 8.00% Non-Cumulative Preferred Shares, Series A, $0.01 par value per share, with a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share (the Series A Non-Cumulative Preferred Shares). In connection with such transaction, the Company adopted a Certificate of Designation (the Certificate of Designation) with respect to the Series A Non-Cumulative Preferred Shares, which Certificate of Designation was appended to the Byelaws of the Company in accordance with Bermuda law.
For a description of the Certificate of Designation governing the Series A Non-Cumulative Preferred Shares, reference is made to the information set forth under the heading Description of the Series A Non-Cumulative Preferred Shares in the Companys Prospectus Supplement, dated January 25, 2006, to the Prospectus, dated August 25, 2004, which constitutes a part of the Companys Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-117099), filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, which information is hereby incorporated herein by reference.
ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.