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Platinum Underwriters Holdings 8-K 2012

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Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. (Form: 8-K)  

 


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

     
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   July 23, 2012

Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd.
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(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

     
Bermuda 001-31341 98-0416483
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(State or other jurisdiction
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(Commission
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(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
      
The Belvedere Building, 69 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke, Bermuda   HM 08
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(Address of principal executive offices)
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(Zip Code)
     
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (441) 295-7195

Not Applicable
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Former name or former address, if changed since last report

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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[  ]  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Item 8.01 Other Events.

On July 23, 2012, the Company announced that it had increased the authorized amount under its existing share repurchase program to a total of up to $250.0 million of its common shares. This represents an increase of approximately $163.3 million from the approximately $86.7 million remaining under the previous share repurchase program announced on February 16, 2011. Repurchases under the program may be made in open market or privately negotiated transactions or otherwise, from time to time, depending on market conditions.






SIGNATURES

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.

         
    Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd.
          
July 23, 2012   By:   /s/ Allan C. Decleir
       
        Name: Allan C. Decleir
        Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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