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Section 1: 8-K



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 2, 2019 

Protective Insurance Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter) 

(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

111 Congressional Boulevard, Carmel IN
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code 317-636-9800

Not Applicable
 (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report) 

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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On February 2, 2019, Norton Shapiro, a Director of Protective Insurance Corporation (the “Company”), passed away. Mr. Shapiro has served as a valued member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 1983 and also served on the Investment Committee of the Board of Directors.
A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Shapiro’s death is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) The following item is filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Exhibit 99.1 Press Release issued by the Company, dated February 5, 2019


February 5, 2019                                                               By   /s/ John D. Nichols
          John D. Nichols,
          Interim Chief Executive Officer &
          Chairman of the Board of Directors 

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Section 2: EX-99.1

Protective Insurance Corporation mourns loss of Board Member

Feb. 5, 2019 – Carmel, Indiana
Protective Insurance Corporation (NASDAQ: PTVCA, PTVCB) is mourning the death of a long serving Director and shareholder, Norton Shapiro, who passed away on February 2, 2019. Norton faithfully served on the Board of the Company for 35 years, originally joining the Board of Directors in 1983. Prior to his retirement in 1999, Mr. Shapiro served as Executive Vice President of National Superior Fur Dressing and Dyeing Co., Inc.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Norton. Norton was a man of great insight, quick wit and had a wonderful ability to relate to people. He contributed significantly to the direction of the Company and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” said Jay Nichols, Interim CEO and Chairman of the Board.
In addition, management has announced that it will move the previously scheduled quarterly conference call until Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 11:00 AM ET (New York time) to discuss results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018. Results will be released after the closing of the financial markets on February 26, 2019, and will be available on the Company's website at upon release.
To participate via teleconference, investors may dial 1-877-705-6003 (U.S./Canada) or 1-201-493-6725 (International or local) at least five minutes prior to the beginning of the call. A replay of the call will be available through March 6, 2019 by calling 1-844-512-2921 or 1-412-317-6671 and referencing passcode 13686155.

Protective Insurance Corporation is a property-casualty insurer specializing in transportation and workers’ compensation through its underwriting companies, Protective Insurance Company and Sagamore Insurance Company. With an 85-year tradition of delivering the highest-quality, customized insurance products, Protective Insurance Company offers coverages for trucking fleets, workers’ compensation, and independent contractors through its retail distribution channels and program businesses. Protective Insurance Corporation is based in Carmel, Indiana and has a financial rating of A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. For more information, visit

Matt Thompson
Executive Vice President
Protective Insurance Corporation
O | 317-429-2684
E | [email protected]

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