Selective Insurance Group 8-K 2006
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) September 27, 2006
SELECTIVE INSURANCE GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(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:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1 Registrants Business and Operations
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On September 25, 2006, we issued $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of our 7.5% Junior Subordinated Notes Due 2066 (the Securities) pursuant to a Prospectus Supplement dated September 19, 2006 (the Prospectus Supplement) to the Prospectus dated September 18, 2006 filed as part of our Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-137395; effective immediately pursuant to Rule 462(e) of Regulation C of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1933, as amended) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Securities were issued under the Junior Subordinated Debt Indenture, dated as of September 25, 2006, between Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (Selective) and U.S. Bank National Association (the Trustee), as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of September 25, 2006, between Selective and the Trustee (the Supplemental Indenture). We sold the Securities pursuant to an Underwriting Agreement dated September 20, 2006 (the Underwriting Agreement) among Selective, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wachovia Capital Market, LLC, as representatives of the Underwriters named in Schedule A to the Underwriting Agreement.
From December 15, 2006 until maturity on September 27, 2066, interest on the Securities will be payable quarterly in arrears on March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 of each year and on September 27, 2066, at an annual rate equal to 7.5%, subject to our right to defer interest payments for up to 10 years and other conditions. At our option, we may redeem the Securities in whole or in part at 100% of their aggregate principal amount, together with any accrued and unpaid interest, on or after September 26, 2011 or in whole, but not in part, before September 25, 2011 upon the occurrence of a tax event, as defined in the Prospectus Supplement.
The preceding is a summary of the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Supplemental Indenture and the Securities and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Underwriting Agreement, attached as Exhibit 1.1 hereto, the Supplemental Indenture, attached as Exhibit 4.1 hereto, and the Form of 7.5% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2066, attached as Exhibit 4.2 hereto, and each is incorporated herein by reference as though it were fully set forth herein.
Section 2 Financial Information
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth above under Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is also responsive to Item 2.03 of this report, and is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.