Pro-Assurance DEFA14A 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN PROXY STATEMENT
SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION
PROXY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 14(a) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
(AMENDMENT NO. )
Filed by the Registrant x Filed by a Party other than the Registrant ¨
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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 16, 2012
PROASSURANCE CORPORATION 100 BROOKWOOD PLACE BIRMINGHAM, AL 35209
Meeting Type: Annual<mtgtype>Meeting
For holders as of: March<recdate>23,2012
Date: May 16, 2012 Time: 9:00<mtgtime>AMCDT Location: ProAssurance Corporation
100 Brookwood Place
Birmingham, AL 35209
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The Board of Directors recommends you vote
FOR the following:
Election of Directors
01 M. James Gorrie 02 Anthony R. Tersigni 03 Frank A. Spinosa 04 Thomas A. S. Wilson Jr. 05 **John J. McMahon Jr.**
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2 and 3.
To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors
An advisory vote to approve the compensation of our named executive officers disclosed in this proxy statement
Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.
NOTE: **The election of Director #5 (John J. McMahon Jr.), which is item 2 on the Proxy Statement is for a Class III director, to serve a one (1) year term until the 2013 annual meeting and until such directors successor is elected and qualified.