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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): May 16, 2018
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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)
 
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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 May 16, 2018, the directors approved a dividend increase of 10.7 percent over the previous quarterly dividend and declared a $0.31 per share quarterly cash dividend, which will be paid June 15, 2018 to common stock shareholders of record as of June 1, 2018. 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:
May 16, 2018
/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. Approves a 10.7 Percent Dividend Increase and Declares a Common Stock Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.31 per Share
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – May 16, 2018 – Today, the Board of Directors of United Fire Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFCS) ("UFG") approved a dividend increase of 10.7 percent over the previous quarterly dividend and declared a common stock quarterly cash dividend of $0.31 per share. This dividend will be payable June 15, 2018, to shareholders of record as of June 1, 2018.
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.

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 1,150 independent agencies. A.M. Best Company assigns a rating of “A” (Excellent) for members of the United Fire & Casualty Group.

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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