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

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Washington, D.C. 20549








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 7, 2020




(Exact Name Of Registrant As Specified In Charter)




Bermuda   001-31721   98-0395986
(State of Incorporation)   (Commission File No.)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


92 Pitts Bay Road
Pembroke, Bermuda HM 08

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(441) 496-2600
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


Not applicable
(Former name or 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 (see General Instruction A.2 below):


¨    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))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common shares, par value $0.0125 per share AXS New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/100th interest in a 5.50% Series E preferred share AXS PRE New York Stock Exchange



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).


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 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (the “Company”) held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on May 7, 2020 (the “Annual Meeting”). Shareholders were asked to vote with respect to three proposals. Set forth below is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the Annual Meeting and the results of voting on each such matters.


Proposal No. 1 - The election of the Class II Directors named below to serve until the 2023 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. There was no solicitation in opposition to either of the nominees listed in the proxy statement and all of the nominees were elected.


Director Name  For  Withheld  Broker Non-Votes
Thomas C. Ramey  71,014,921  3,553,219  4,311,503
Wilhelm Zeller  71,422,895  3,145,245  4,311,503
Lizabeth H. Zlatkus  71,823,988  2,744,152  4,311,503


Proposal No. 2 - The shareholders approved, in a non-binding vote, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers as set forth below.


For  Against  Abstain  Broker Non-Votes
69,463,809  5,040,928  63,403  4,311,503


Proposal No. 3 - The shareholders approved the appointment of Deloitte Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda, to act as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020 and to authorize the Board of Directors, acting through the Audit Committee, to set the fees for the independent registered public accounting firm as set forth below.


For  Against  Abstain  Broker Non-Votes
77,664,582  1,192,974  22,087 







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.


Dated: May 12, 2020


  By:   /s/ Conrad D. Brooks  
    Conrad D. Brooks
    General Counsel



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