Everest Re Group 8-K 2005
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)
September 21, 2005
Everest Re Group, Ltd.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code 441-295-0006
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 1.01 ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT
On September 21, 2005 the Compensation Committee of the registrant approved amendments to the form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement under Everest Re Group, Ltd.s 2003 Non-Employee Director Equity Compensation Plan. A copy of the amended agreement is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The amendment provides for early vesting of restricted shares in the event of a plan participants death or disability or in the event of a plan participants ceasing to serve as a director (other than by removal for cause) after having completed at least three full terms as a director or, if the director is age 65 or older (or such earlier age as the Compensation Committee may approve), at least two full terms as a director.
On September 21, 2005, the registrant amended the May 25, 2005 Restricted Stock Award Agreements with directors Martin Abrahams, Kenneth J. Duffy, John R. Dunne, William F. Galtney and John A. Weber to conform to the amended form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement described above. Copies of those amendments are filed herewith as Exhibits 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6., respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.
On September 21, 2005, the registrant awarded Mr. Taranto 20,000 shares of restricted stock under the Everest Re Group, Ltd. 2002 Stock Incentive Plan. The terms of Mr. Tarantos Restricted Stock Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.7 and incorporated herein by reference, are the same as those of the standard form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement previously filed by the registrant with respect to the Everest Re Group, Ltd. 2002 Stock Incentive Plan, except for a provision that all of Mr. Tarantos options and restricted stock will become fully vested on March 31, 2008, provided that his employment shall not have been terminated for cause prior to that date.
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.
EVEREST RE GROUP, LTD.
Dated: September 22, 2005