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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): February 17, 2017
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United Fire Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Iowa
 
001-34257
 
45-2302834
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
118 Second Avenue, S.E., Cedar Rapids, Iowa
 
52401
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
  
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (319) 399-5700
 
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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:
 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
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Item 8.01. Other Events
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of United Fire Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "UFG") held on February 17, 2017, the directors declared a $0.25 per share quarterly cash dividend, which will be paid March 15, 2017 to common stock shareholders of record as of March 1, 2017. A copy of the Company’s related press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d)     Exhibits.
99.1
Press release of United Fire Group, Inc. dated February 17, 2017.
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.
 
 
United Fire Group, Inc.
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
Dated:
February 17, 2017
/s/ Dawn M. Jaffray
 
 
Dawn M. Jaffray, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
EXHIBIT INDEX
Exhibit Number
Exhibit Description
99.1
Press release of United Fire Group, Inc. dated February 17, 2017.

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

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Exhibit 99.1

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United Fire Group, Inc. Declares a Common Stock Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.25 per Share
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, February 17, 2017 - (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)– Today, the Board of Directors of United Fire Group, Inc. ("UFG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: UFCS) declared a common stock quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share. This dividend will be payable March 15, 2017, to shareholders of record as of March 1, 2017.
About UFG:
Founded in 1946 as United Fire & Casualty Company, UFG, through its insurance company subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance and life insurance and selling annuities.

Through our subsidiaries, we are licensed as a property and casualty insurer in 46 states, plus the District of Columbia, and we are represented by approximately 1,200 independent agencies. A.M. Best Company assigns a rating of “A” (Excellent) for the members of United Fire & Casualty Group.

Our subsidiary, United Life Insurance Company, is licensed in 37 states, represented by approximately 1,350 independent life agencies and rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

For more information about UFG, visit www.ufginsurance.com or contact:

Randy Patten, Assistant Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations, 319-286-2537 or IR@unitedfiregroup.com




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