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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):  May 18, 2011
ProAssurance Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
001-16533
63-1261433
(State of Incorporation)
(Commission File No.)
(IRS Employer I.D. No.)

100 Brookwood Place, Birmingham, Alabama
35209
(Address of Principal Executive Office )
(Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:     (205)  877-4400

 

 
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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(17CFR 240.13e-(c))


 
 

 


 
Item 5.07                           SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
 
At the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of ProAssurance Corporation, held on May 18, 2011, our shareholders voted on four proposals with the following outcomes:
 
 
(a)
Lucien F. Bloodworth, Robert E. Flowers, Ann F. Putallaz and Drayton Nabers, Jr. were re-elected to our Board of Directors, each to serve a three year term ending at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2014 and until their successors are elected and qualified. Voting was as follows:
 
 
For
 
Withheld
 
Lucian F. Bloodworth
  22,522,885     464,154  
Robert E. Flowers
  21,607,007     1,380,032  
Ann F. Putallaz
  22,734,991     252,048  
Drayton Nabers, Jr.
  22,725,543     261,496  

 
 
(b)
The selection of Ernst & Young, LLP as our independent auditing firm for the fiscal year-ending December 31, 2010 was ratified by the following vote:
 
For
   
Against
   
Abstain
   
Broker
Non-Votes
 
  25,224,059     244,774       3,355       -  
 
 
 
(c)
 
 
The 2010 compensation of our named executive officers was approved, on an advisory basis, by the following vote:
 
For
   
Against
   
Abstain
   
Broker
Non-Votes
 
  22,296,276     665,776       24,987       2,485,149  
 
 
 
(d)
 
 
The advisory vote to determine how often shareholders will be asked to approve the compensation of named execuitve officers resulted in majority support for an yearly advisory vote:
 
One Year
   
Two-Year
   
Three-Year
   
Abstain
 
  19,972,326     33,148       2,974,408       7,157  
 
We will implement management’s recommendation to submit the compensation of our named executive officers to an annual advisory vote.
 
We issued a news release reporting these results on May 18, 2011. We have included a copy of this release in this Current Report on Form 8K as exhibit 99.1.

 
Item 9.01                           FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
 
 
99.1
Our news release, dated May 18, 2011, announcing the results of voting at the 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
 
We are furnishing Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K in accordance with Item 5.07. This exhibit shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of such section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, regardless of the general incorporation language of such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
 
SIGNATURE
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: May 18, 2011
 
PROASSURANCE CORPORATION
by:  /s/ Frank B. O’Neil
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Frank B. O’Neil
Senior Vice-President
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