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Section 1: 11-K (FORM 11-K)

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 11-K

 

 

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                      to                     

Commission file no.: 333-93785

 

 

 

A. Full title of the plan and the address of the plan, if different from that of the issuer named below:

Donegal Mutual Insurance Company 401(k) Plan

1195 River Road

Marietta, Pennsylvania 17547

 

B. Name of issuer of the securities held pursuant to the plan and the address of its principal executive office:

Donegal Group Inc.

1195 River Road

Marietta, Pennsylvania 17547

 

 

 


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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE

COMPANY 401(k) PLAN

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS WITH

SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE

YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016

AND

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM


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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

     1  

Financial Statements

  

Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits

     3  

Statements of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits

     4  

Notes to Financial Statements

     5  

Supplemental Schedule

  

Schedule H - Part IV Line 4(i) – Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year)

     14  

Signatures

     15  

Exhibit 23.1

     17  


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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

Plan Administrator and Participants

Donegal Mutual Insurance Company 401(k) Plan

Marietta, Pennsylvania

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of the Donegal Mutual Insurance Company 401(k) Plan (the “Plan”) as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, the related statements of changes in net assets available for benefits for the years then ended, and the related notes (collectively, the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for benefits of the Plan as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the changes in net assets available for benefits for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Basis for Opinion

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Plan’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”) and are required to be independent with respect to the Plan in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Plan is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Plan’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risk of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by the Plan’s management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

Supplemental Information

The supplemental information in the accompanying schedule of Schedule H, Part IV, Line 4(i) - Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year) as of December 31, 2017 has been subjected to audit procedures performed in conjunction with the audit of the Plan’s financial statements. The supplemental information is presented for the purpose of additional analysis and is not a required part of the financial statements but included supplemental information required by the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The supplemental information is


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the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our audit procedures included determining whether the supplemental information reconciles to the financial statements or the underlying accounting and other records, as applicable, and performing procedures to test the completeness and accuracy of the information presented in the supplemental information. In forming our opinion on the supplemental information, we evaluated whether the supplemental information, including its form and content, is presented in conformity with the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. In our opinion, the supplemental information is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the financial statements as a whole.

/s/ BDO USA, LLP

We have served as the Plan’s auditor since 2013.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 29, 2018


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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

STATEMENTS OF NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016

 

     2017      2016  

Assets

     

Investments

     

Non-interest-bearing cash

   $ —        $ 14,692  

Common/collective trust funds

     12,033,970        10,161,301  

Registered investment companies

     93,833,669        79,156,749  

Employer securities

     8,385,192        8,531,741  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net Assets Available for Benefits

     114,252,831        97,864,483  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral

part of these financial statements.

 

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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 2016

 

     2017     2016  

Investment Income

    

Interest

   $ —       $ 14,228  

Dividends

     2,028,906       2,279,595  

Net appreciation in fair value of investments

     12,796,710       5,860,844  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     14,825,616       8,154,667  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Contributions

    

Employer

     2,877,275       2,558,692  

Participants

     4,941,016       4,473,375  

Rollover

     873,628       231,335  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     8,691,919       7,263,402  

Total Additions

     23,517,535       15,418,069  

Benefits Paid to Participants

     (7,129,187     (1,782,810
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Increase

     16,388,348       13,635,259  

Net Assets Available for Benefits

    

Beginning of Year

     97,864,483       84,229,224  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

End of Year

     114,252,831       97,864,483  
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral

part of these financial statements.

 

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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1. DESCRIPTION OF PLAN

The following description of the Donegal Mutual Insurance Company 401(k) Plan (the “Plan”) provides only general information. Participants should refer to the Plan Document for a more complete description of the Plan’s provisions.

General

The Plan is a defined contribution 401(k) plan, which became effective January 1, 1998. All employees of Donegal Mutual Insurance Company (“the Company”) are eligible to participate as of the first day of the month after the month in which their employment with the Company commences. The Plan is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”).

Contributions

Participants may contribute between 1% and 100% of their annual compensation up to the maximum limit established by the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”). Contributions made to each participant’s account will be invested, based on the individual’s direction, in various investment options. The Company will contribute, on behalf of each participant, a sum equal to 100% of the first 3% of participant deferrals and 50% of the next 6%. Participants may also contribute qualified rollover balances from their prior plans.

Newly hired employees are automatically enrolled into the Plan at 3% of eligible compensation. Employee deferrals will automatically be increased by 1% at the beginning of each successive year until the deferred percentage reaches 6%. Employees not selecting an investment option for their deferrals have their contributions invested in the Putnam Dynamic Asset Allocation Conservative Fund. Employees have the option to opt out of participation or change their elective deferral at any time following their eligibility date.

 

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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1. DESCRIPTION OF PLAN  (Cont’d)

 

Participant Accounts

Each participant’s account is credited with the participant’s contribution and an allocation of the following in accordance with Plan provisions: (a) the Company’s contribution and (b) Plan earnings. Allocations are based on participant earnings, deferrals or account balances, as defined. The benefit to which a participant is entitled is the benefit that can be provided from the participant’s vested account.

Participant Loans

The Plan does not currently allow participant loans.

Vesting

Participants are immediately vested in their salary deferral, rollover contributions, and all amounts that transferred into the Plan from certain predecessor company-sponsored defined contribution plans and earnings theron. Vesting of Company contributions and earnings thereon is based on years of service. A participant is 100% vested after 2 years of credited service.

Payment of Benefits

The normal retirement date is the first of the month following attainment of age 65. Early retirement is possible at age 55. Benefits are paid in the form of a lump-sum distribution. Upon termination of service for other reasons, participants will receive a lump-sum distribution if the total of their vested balance does not exceed $1,000. If the vested balance exceeds $1,000, but is less than $5,000, the participant may elect to receive a lump-sum distribution, however, if no election is made, the Plan Committee will pay the distribution in a direct rollover to an individual retirement account designated by the Plan Committee. If the vested balance exceeds $5,000, the assets will generally be held in the Plan until the participant’s normal or early retirement date. However, participants are entitled to receive the entire balance in their employee account and employer account (if vested) as a lump-sum distribution, as soon as administratively possible. There is a provision available to allow hardship withdrawals of benefits prior to termination of employment as defined in the Plan and in compliance with the IRC.

 

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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1. DESCRIPTION OF PLAN  (Cont’d)

 

Forfeitures

Forfeitures arising from participants who are less than 100% vested will be used to restore any accounts of participants reemployed during the Plan year or to reduce Company contributions per guidelines established by the Plan. Forfeitures used to reduce Company contributions totaled $37,682 in 2017 and $48,316 in 2016. As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, there were $31,625 and $37,682 of unallocated forfeitures, respectively.

 

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Accounting

The financial statements are prepared under the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”).

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of changes in net assets available for benefits during the reporting period. The most significant estimate is the determination of the fair values of the Plan’s investments. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Investment Valuation and Income Recognition

Investments are valued at fair value. Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. See Note 3 for a discussion of fair value measurements.

Purchases and sales of securities are recorded on a trade-date basis. Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis. Dividends are recorded on the ex-dividend date. Net appreciation includes the Plan’s realized gains and losses on investments bought and sold as well as net unrealized gains and losses on those held during the year.

Net investment returns reflect certain fees paid by the investment funds to their affiliated investment advisors, transfer agents, and others as further described in each fund prospectus or other published documents. These fees are deducted by the investment funds prior to allocation of the Plan’s investment earnings activity and thus are not separately identifiable as an expense.

 

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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES  (Cont’d)

 

Payment of Benefits

Benefits are recorded when paid.

Subsequent Events

The Company and Plan have evaluated subsequent events for potential recognition and/or disclosure through the date these financial statements were issued.

 

3. INVESTMENTS

The Plan invests in three common/collective trust funds, the Putnam Bond Index Fund, the Wells Fargo Stable Value Fund M Shares and the Putnam S&P 500 Index Fund. The common/collective trust funds are valued at the net asset value (“NAV”) per unit, as determined by the trustee at year-end. The NAV is used as the practical expedient to estimate fair value. The value is based upon the units of the collective trust fund held by the Plan at year end multiplied by the respective unit value. The unit value is based on the fair value of the underlying investments. The Putnam Bond Index Fund’s investment objective is to achieve a return, before the assessment of fees, that closely approximates the return of the Barclay’s Aggregate Bond index, a common measure of U.S. investment-grade bond market performance. To achieve its investment objective, the Putnam Bond Index Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in securitized debt instruments, including mortgage-backed and asset backed investments. The Wells Fargo Stable Value Fund M Shares’ investment objective is to seek safety of principal and consistency of returns while attempting to maintain minimal volatility. To achieve its investment objective, the Wells Fargo Stable Value Fund M Shares is primarily comprised of investment contracts including Guaranteed Investment Contracts (GICs), Separate Account GICs, and Security Backed Investment Contracts. GICs are issued by insurance companies which guarantee the return of principal and a stated rate of interest. The Putnam S&P 500 Index Fund’s investment objective is to achieve a return, before the assessment of fees, that closely approximates the return of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Stock Price Index, a common measure of U.S. market performance. To achieve its investment objective, the Putnam S&P 500 Index Fund invests primarily in the securities that constitute the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Stock Price Index either directly or through the purchase of shared or collective investment trusts having investment objectives similar to that of the Putnam S&P 500 Index Fund. For liquidity and hedging purposes, the Putnam S&P 500 Index Fund may invest in high-quality, money market instruments and in money market funds that invest exclusively in high-quality money market instruments. The Putnam S&P 500 Index Fund also uses stock index futures contracts in order to manage transaction costs and minimize tracking errors between the Putnam S&P 500 Index Fund and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Stock Price Index. The Plan’s investments in the common/collective trust funds are not subject to any withdrawal restrictions and distributions may be taken at any time. The Plan has no unfunded commitments relating to the common/collective trust funds at December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

4. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

The Plan accounts for financial assets and liabilities using a framework that establishes a hierarchy that ranks the quality of inputs, or assumptions, used in the determination of fair value, and the Plan classifies financial assets and liabilities carried at fair value in one of the following three categories of inputs:

Level 1 – quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities;

Level 2 – directly or indirectly observable inputs other than Level 1 quoted prices; and

Level 3 – unobservable inputs not corroborated by market data.

The fair value measurement level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

Following is a description of the valuation methodologies used for investments measured at fair value. There have been no significant changes in the methodologies used or transfers between levels during the years ended December 31, 2017 or 2016.

The Plan values employer securities and registered investment companies based on the closing price reported on the active market on which the individual securities/funds are traded and are classified as level 1. Cash (interest bearing and non-interest bearing) carrying value is deemed to be fair value and classified as level 1. The Plan had no investments classified as Level 3 during the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.

The preceding methods described may produce a fair value calculation that may not be indicative of net realizable value or reflective of future fair values. Furthermore, although the Plan believes the valuation methods are appropriate and consistent with other market participants, the use of different methodologies or assumptions to determine the fair value of certain financial instruments could result in a different fair value measurement at the reporting date.

 

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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

4. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS  (Cont’d)

 

The Plan evaluates assets and liabilities (if any) on a recurring basis to determine the appropriate level at which to classify them for each reporting period. The following table presents the fair value measurements for the Plan’s investments by level, within the fair value hierarchy as of December 31:

 

     Fair Value Measurements Using  
     Total      Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level 1)
     Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
     Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
     2017  

Registered Investment Companies

   $ 93,833,669      $ 93,833,669      $ —        $ —    

Employer Securities

     8,385,192        8,385,192        
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investments at fair value

     102,218,861        102,218,861        —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Common/Collective Trust Funds measured at net asset value*

     12,033,970        —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investments

   $ 114,252,831      $ 102,218,861      $ —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Fair Value Measurements Using  
     Total      Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level 1)
     Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
     Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
     2016  

Non-interest-bearing Cash

   $ 14,692      $ 14,692      $ —        $ —    

Registered Investment Companies

     79,156,749        79,156,749        

Employer Securities

     8,531,741        8,531,741        
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investments at fair value

     87,703,182        87,703,182        —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Common/Collective Trust Funds measured at net asset value*

     10,161,301        —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investments

   $ 97,864,483      $ 87,703,182      $ —        $ —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

*Certain investments that are measured at fair value using the net asset value per share (or its equivalent) practical expedient have not been categorized in the fair value hierarchy. The fair value amounts presented in this table are intended to permit reconciliation of the fair value hierarchy to the amounts presented in the Statement of Net Assets Available for Benefits.

 

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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

5. TAX STATUS

The Internal Revenue Service has determined and informed the Company by letters dated May 11, 2015 and September 28, 2009 that the Plan is designed in accordance with applicable sections of the IRC. The Plan administrator has analyzed the Plan and believes the Plan was designed and is being operated in compliance with IRC. U.S. GAAP requires Plan management to evaluate tax positions taken by the Plan and recognize a tax liability if the organization has taken an uncertain position that more likely than not would not be sustained upon examination by the Internal Revenue Service. The Plan administrator has analyzed the tax positions taken by the Plan and has concluded that as of December 31, 2017, there are no uncertain positions taken, or expected to be taken, that would require recognition of a liability or disclosure in the financial statements. The Plan is subject to routine audits by taxing jurisdictions.

 

6. RELATED PARTY AND PARTY-IN-INTEREST TRANSACTIONS

Donegal Group Inc. is a regional insurance holding company that was formed by the Company in 1986. The Plan held 440,885 shares of Class A and 54,135 shares of Class B Donegal Group Inc. common stock with fair values of $7,627,303 and $757,889, respectively, as of December 31, 2017. The Plan held 438,844 shares of Class A and 54,135 shares of Class B Donegal Group Inc. common stock with fair values of $7,670,995 and $860,746, respectively, as of December 31, 2016. The net realized/unrealized (depreciation) appreciation in fair value of Donegal Group Inc. common stock (including Class A and Class B) during 2017 and 2016 was ($166,624) and $1,459,056, respectively. Dividends received from Donegal Group Inc. in 2017 and 2016 were $273,073 and $264,690, respectively. During 2017, the Plan purchased (excluding reinvested dividends) 5,483 shares of Donegal Group Inc. Class A common stock at an aggregate cost of $166,301 and sold 9,335 shares of Donegal Group Inc. Class A common stock for total proceeds of $155,228. During 2016, the Plan purchased (excluding reinvested dividends) 19,465 shares of Donegal Group Inc. Class A common stock at an aggregate cost of $306,633 and sold 25,733 shares of Donegal Group Inc. Class A common stock for total proceeds of $422,264.

 

7. ADMINISTRATION OF PLAN ASSETS

The Plan’s assets were administered under a contract with Mercer Trust Company (Mercer) from January 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 and are administered under a contract with Transamerica Retirement Solutions, LLC (Transamerica), as of December 31, 2017 and for the period from June 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, respectively, as trustee for the Plan. The trustee invest funds received from contributions, investment sales, interest, and dividend income and makes distribution payments to participants. In connection with the transition from Mercer to Transamercia as trustee and recordkeeper, Plan assets were transferred from Mercer, custodian of the Plan from January 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017, to State Street Corporation (State Street), who was the custodian for the Plan as of December 31, 2017 and for the period from June 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. No assets were sold in connection

 

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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

7. ADMINISTRATION OF PLAN ASSETS  (Cont’d)

 

with the change in custodian. Funds previously held by Mercer were re-registered under State Street.

Certain administrative functions are performed by officers or employees of the Plan’s sponsor. No such officer or employee receives compensation from the Plan. Certain administrative expenses of maintaining the Plan were paid by the Company in 2017 and 2016 and are excluded from these financial statements. Investment related expenses are included in net appreciation of fair value of investments and are not separately identifiable.

 

8. PLAN TERMINATION

Although it has not expressed an intention to do so, the Company has the right under the Plan to discontinue its contributions at any time and to terminate the Plan subject to the provisions of ERISA. In the event of Plan termination, participants will become 100% vested in their accounts.

 

9. RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

The Plan invests in various investment securities. Investment securities are exposed to various risks, such as interest rate, market, and credit risks. Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities, it is at least reasonably possible that changes in the values of investment securities will occur in the near term and that such changes could materially affect participants’ account balances and the amounts reported in the statements of net assets available for benefits.

 

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Schedule H - Financial Information (Form 5500)

Part IV - Line 4i - Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year)

Name of Plan Sponsor: Donegal Mutual Insurance Company

Name of Plan: Donegal Mutual Insurance Company 401(k) Plan

Employer Identification Number: 23-1336198

Three Digit Plan Number: 003

December 31, 2017

 

     (b)           (c)    (d)    (e)  
(a)   

Identity of issue, borrower, lessor, or similar party

   Description of investment including maturity
date, rate of interest, collateral, par of maturity
value***
        Current
Value
 
  

Putnam Bond Index Fund

     69,023     

Common/Collective Trust Units

   **      1,598,568  
  

Wells Fargo Stable Value Fund M Shares

     38,740     

Common/Collective Trust Units

   **      1,938,924  
  

Putnam S&P 500 Index Fund

     97,784     

Common/Collective Trust Units

   **      8,496,478  
              

 

 

 
  

Total common/collective trust funds

              12,033,970  
              

 

 

 
  

Oakmark Equity & Income Fund

     109,885     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      3,537,204  
  

PIMCO Total Return Fund

     451,813     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      4,640,116  
  

Columbia Contrarian Core Fund Class R4

     156,112     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      4,105,744  
  

American Funds New Perspective Fund R4 Class

     62,046     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      2,641,285  
  

T. Rowe Price Small Cap Stock Fund

     128,528     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      6,130,779  
  

American Funds Growth Fund of America

     84,684     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      4,157,999  
  

Putnam Dynamic Asset Allocation Growth Fund

     634,256     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      10,915,548  
  

Putnam Dynamic Asset Allocation Balanced Fund

     873,814     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      13,395,569  
  

Putnam Dynamic Asset Allocation Conservative Fund

     819,370     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      8,996,688  
  

Putnam International Equity Fund

     154,886     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      4,096,747  
  

Putnam Equity Income Fund

     292,745     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      7,175,187  
  

Alger Capital Appreciation Fund Class A

     190,744     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      4,703,743  
  

Putnam Diversified Income Trust

     133,570     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      932,319  
  

Baron Asset Fund

     35,242     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      2,402,093  
  

Artisan Mid Cap Value Fund Investor Class

     219,882     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      4,997,915  
  

Vanguard Federal Money Market Fund Investor

     5,972,350     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      6,143,402  
  

Neuberger & Berman Genesis Trust

     84,325     

Registered Investment Companies

   **      4,861,331  
              

 

 

 
  

Total registered investment companies

              93,833,669  
              

 

 

 

*

  

Donegal Group Inc.

     440,885     

Shares of Class A Common Stock

   **      7,627,303  

*

  

Donegal Group Inc.

     54,135     

Shares of Class B Common Stock

   **      757,889  
              

 

 

 
  

Total employer securities

              8,385,192  
              

 

 

 
  

Total assets

            $ 114,252,831  
              

 

 

 

 

* Party-in-interest
** Historical cost information is not required to be disclosed for participant-directed investments.
*** There is no maturity date, rate of interest, collateral, par or maturity value for the investments in the Plan.

 

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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

SIGNATURES

The Plan. Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the trustees (or other persons who administer the employee benefit plan) have duly caused this annual report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

   

DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE

COMPANY 401(k) PLAN

Date: June 29, 2018     By:  

      /s/ Kevin G. Burke

      Kevin G. Burke, Trustee
    By:  

      /s/ Jeffrey D. Miller

      Jeffrey D. Miller, Trustee
    By:  

      /s/ Daniel J. Wagner

      Daniel J. Wagner, Trustee

 

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DONEGAL MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

401(k) PLAN

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Description

23.1    Consent of BDO USA, LLP (filed herewith)

 

16

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Section 2: EX-23.1 (EX-23.1)

EX-23.1

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED

PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

Exhibit 23.1

Donegal Group

Marietta, Pennsylvania

We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (333-89644) of Donegal Group of our report dated June 29, 2018, relating to the financial statements and supplemental schedule of Donegal Mutual Insurance Company 401(k) Plan which appear in this Form 11-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.

/s/ BDO USA, LLP

BDO USA, LLP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 29, 2018

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