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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)

Form 8-K

 

 

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): April 3, 2018

 

 

Donegal Group Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   0-15341   23-02424711

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

file number)

 

(I.R.S. employer

identification no.)

 

1195 River Road, Marietta, Pennsylvania   17547
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 717-426-1931

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

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Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On April 3, 2018, Donegal Group Inc. issued a press release on behalf of the Donegal Insurance Group announcing its plan to consolidate certain operations and close the branch office of The Peninsula Insurance Company (“Peninsula”) effective July 2, 2018. Peninsula is a wholly owned subsidiary of Donegal Group Inc. (the registrant or the “Company”) and a member company of the Donegal Insurance Group. The Company attaches a copy of the press release as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K Report. As described further in the press release, the Donegal Insurance Group plans to consolidate Peninsula’s Salisbury, Maryland branch office operations into the Donegal Insurance Group’s Marietta, Pennsylvania home office operations to achieve economies of scale and enhance service levels for policyholders of Peninsula. The Donegal Insurance Group expects to expand its distribution of Peninsula’s commercial garage insurance products to additional states over time.

The Company expects to record a restructuring charge for employee termination costs associated with the Peninsula consolidation of approximately $1.9 million to $2.0 million. The Company expects to achieve annualized expense savings of approximately $3.7 million as a result of implementing the Peninsula consolidation. While the Company expects net proceeds from the sale of Peninsula’s branch office real estate, the Company does not have definitive purchase arrangements and cannot estimate such proceeds at this time.

This Form 8-K Report contains projections or other forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements in this Form 8-K Report use the words “will,” “plans” or “expects” and include, but are not limited to, expectations regarding the Peninsula consolidation, expense savings and employee termination costs associated with the Peninsula consolidation, the timing to recognize the related restructuring charge and ability to sell the real estate in connection with the Peninsula consolidation or to receive the estimated proceeds from the sale of the Peninsula real estate. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual events or results may differ materially. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are the Company’s ability to implement the plan; possible changes in the size and components of the expected costs and charges associated with the Peninsula consolidation; risks associated with the Company’s ability to achieve the benefits of the Peninsula consolidation including the sale of real estate and the other risks more fully described in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017. These forward-looking statements apply only as of the date of this Form 8-K Report or as of the date otherwise stated in this Form 8-K Report. The Company disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

  

Exhibit Description

99.1    Donegal Group Inc. press release dated April 3, 2018


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.

 

DONEGAL GROUP INC.
By:   /s/ Jeffrey D. Miller
 

Jeffrey D. Miller, Executive Vice

President and Chief Financial Officer

Date: April 3, 2018

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

CONTACT: Jeffrey D. Miller

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Phone: (717) 426-1931

E-mail: investors@donegalgroup.com

Donegal Group Inc. Announces Consolidation

of Salisbury, Maryland Branch Office

MARIETTA, Pennsylvania, April 3, 2018 – Donegal Group Inc. announced that the Donegal Insurance Group plans to consolidate the Salisbury, Maryland branch office operations of The Peninsula Insurance Company (“Peninsula”) into its Marietta, Pennsylvania home office operations effective July 2, 2018 to achieve economies of scale and enhance service levels for policyholders of Peninsula.

Peninsula, which Donegal Group Inc. acquired in 2004, provides personal and commercial insurance products in various states, including a specialized line of commercial garage insurance products in nine of the 26 states in which the Donegal Insurance Group conducts business. The Donegal Insurance Group expects to expand its distribution of Peninsula’s commercial garage insurance products to additional states over time.

About the Donegal Insurance Group

Donegal Mutual Insurance Company and the insurance subsidiaries of Donegal Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DGICA and DGICB) conduct business together as the Donegal Insurance Group. The Donegal Insurance Group offers personal and commercial property and casualty lines of insurance in 26 Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England, Southern and Southwestern states. The Donegal Insurance Group has an A.M. Best rating of A (Excellent).

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