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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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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): November 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)
 
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐





Item 8.01. Other Events
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of United Fire Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "UFG") held on November 17, 2017, the directors declared a $0.28 per share quarterly cash dividend, which will be paid December 15, 2017 to common stock shareholders of record as of December 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
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:
November 17, 2017
/s/ Dawn M. Jaffray
 
 
Dawn M. Jaffray, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1

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United Fire Group, Inc. Declares a Common Stock Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.28 per Share
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – November 17, 2017 – Today, the Board of Directors of United Fire Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFCS) ("UFG") declared a common stock quarterly cash dividend of $0.28 per share. This dividend will be payable December 15, 2017, to shareholders of record as of December 1, 2017. UFG has consistently paid a quarterly cash dividend since 1968.
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 members of the United Fire & Casualty Group.

Our subsidiary, United Life Insurance Company, is licensed in 37 states, represented by approximately 1,550 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, AVP of Finance and Investor Relations, 319-286-2537 or IR@unitedfiregroup.com



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