You are not logged in!
Do you want to login? It's free!

Wed, 20 August 2014.
Check the latest stories & news.

Search implu: Advanced

Who do you implu?    Create a Free Account!

Attachment 1

Attachment 2

Attachment 3

XL Capital Ltd (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):   March 14, 2008

XL Capital Ltd
__________________________________________
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

     
Cayman Islands 1-10804 98-0191089
_____________________
(State or other jurisdiction
_____________
(Commission
______________
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
      
XL House, One Bermudiana Road, Hamilton, Bermuda   HM11
_________________________________
(Address of principal executive offices)
  ___________
(Zip Code)
     
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (441) 292-8515

Not Applicable
______________________________________________
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)
[  ]  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))


Top of the Form

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b) Director Cyril Rance will retire immediately before XL Capital Ltd's (the "Company" or the "Registrant") Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held April 25, 2008, due to his reaching the Company's mandatory retirement age for Board members.

(c) On March 14, 2008, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Michael S. McGavick, age 50 (the "Executive"). The Executive will serve as the Registrant’s Chief Executive Officer effective on the later of May 1, 2008 and the date all work permits required by the Bermuda government authorities have been obtained (the "Start Date"). Biographical and other information relating to the Executive are set out in the attached press release.

The employment agreement provides for (i) a base salary equal to US$1,000,000, which is subject to annual review and may be increased by the Compensation Committee, (ii) a one time bonus payable to the Executive on the Start Date in the amount of US$1,500,000, subject to a partial claw back upon the occurrence of certain events of termination of employment within two years after the Start Date, as provided in the attached agreement, (iii) an annual bonus (with a bonus target equal to 200% of base salary) pursuant to the Registrant’s incentive compensation plan, the actual amount earned to be determined by the Compensation Committee, (iv) options to purchase 125,000 ordinary shares of the Registrant (the "Stock Options"), (v) 32,000 performance restricted ordinary shares of the Registrant (the "Performance Restricted Ordinary Shares"), (vi) reimbursement for or payment of certain travel, relocation and other expenses, and (vii) the right to participate in such other employee benefit programs as are in effect for senior executives from time to time. The Stock Options will have an exercise price per share equal to the closing price per ordinary Company share on the New York Stock Exchange on the date of grant (which date of grant will be the last day of the first week of the Executive’s employment), and they will be scheduled to vest in three equal annual installments beginning on the first anniversary of the date of grant. The Performance Restricted Ordinary Shares will be scheduled to vest in four equal annual installments beginning on the first anniversary of the date of grant, provided the applicable 10% return on equity targets set forth in the applicable award agreement are met. The Stock Options and Performance Restricted Ordinary Shares will be subject to the other terms set forth in a stock option agreement and in a performance restricted ordinary share agreement, which shall each be in the forms utilized for similar awards to other senior executive officers of the Company. Employment is for an original term of one year and will continue to be automatically extended for successive one year periods unless the Company or the Executive provides written notice that the term is not to be extended at least six months prior to the then scheduled expiration date. The Executive has agreed to certain confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation provisions. The Company’s obligations under the employment agreement are guaranteed by XL Insurance Ltd and XL Re Ltd.

The employment agreement further provides that, in the event of the termination of the Executive’s employment prior to the expiration date of the employment agreement (after giving effect to any extensions thereof) by reason of death or disability, the Executive (or in the case of death, the Executive’s spouse or estate) shall be entitled to receive the Executive’s then current base salary through the end of the six month period after the month in which the Executive’s employment is terminated and the Executive (or the Executive’s estate) shall be entitled to any annual bonus awarded but not yet paid and a pro rata bonus for the year of termination in an amount determined by the Compensation Committee (but not less than a pro rata portion of the Executive’s average annual bonus for the immediately preceding three years, or the period of the Executive’s employment, if less). The Executive (or the Executive’s estate) shall also be entitled to the Executive’s vested accrued benefits under any employee benefit programs, continued rights with regard to any stock options or other rights with respect to equity securities of the Registrant held by the Executive in accordance with the terms of the plans under which such options or other rights were issued, and continued medical benefit plan coverage substantially the same for the Executive and the Executive’s dependents for a period of six months.

In the event of termination of the Executive’s employment by the Registrant without Cause (as defined in the employment agreement), including termination of employment following the Registrant’s issuance of a notice of nonrenewal of the employment agreement, or by the Executive if the Executive is assigned duties inconsistent with his position (but such assignment does not constitute "Good Reason" as defined in the employment agreement), the Executive shall be entitled to (i) the Executive’s then current base salary through the date on which termination occurs, (ii) provided the Executive executes a general release of claims on or before the date that is fifty days following the date of such termination of employment and further provided the Executive does not revoke such release prior to the end of the seven day statutory revocation period, a cash lump sum payment equal to the sum of (x) two times the Executive’s then current base salary and (y) one times the higher of the targeted annual bonus for the year of such termination or the average of the Executive’s annual bonus for the three years (or shorter period of employment) immediately preceding the year of termination, and (iii) any annual bonus awarded but not yet paid. The Executive shall also be entitled to the Executive’s vested accrued benefits under any employee benefit programs, continued rights with regard to any stock options or other rights with respect to equity securities of the Registrant held by the Executive in accordance with the terms of the plans under which such options or other rights were issued and continued medical benefit plan coverage for the Executive and the Executive’s dependents for a period of 24 months.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of termination of the Executive’s employment (x) by the Registrant without Cause within the 24-month period following a Change in Control (as defined in the employment agreement) (the "Post-Change Period"), (y) by the Executive for Good Reason during the Post-Change Period or (z) by the Registrant within one year prior to a Change in Control and it is reasonably demonstrated that such termination arose in connection with or anticipation of the Change in Control, then the Executive shall be entitled to (i) the Executive’s then current base salary through the date on which termination occurs; (ii) a cash lump sum payment equal to the sum of (x) two times the Executive’s base salary and (y) two times the average of the Executive’s annual bonus for the three years (or shorter period of employment) immediately preceding the year in which the Change in Control occurs, provided such bonus shall be at least equal to the targeted annual bonus for the year of such termination; and (iii) an amount equal to the higher of (x) the Executive’s annual bonus actually awarded in the year immediately preceding the year in which the Change in Control occurs or (y) the targeted annual bonus that would have been awarded to the Executive for the year of such termination, pro rated by a fraction based on the number of months or fraction thereof in which the Executive was employed by the Registrant in the year of termination. The Executive shall also be entitled to continued medical benefit plan coverage for the Executive and the Executive’s dependents for a period of 24 months and to accelerated vesting of the Executive’s rights (i) under any retirement plans and (ii) with regard to any stock options or other rights with respect to equity securities of the Registrant held by the Executive, which options or other rights shall be exercisable for the shorter of three years or the original term of the security. In addition, in the event excise taxes on the Executive’s payments or benefits are imposed under Section 4999 of the United States Internal Revenue Code, the Executive shall be entitled to gross-up payments.

In the event of termination of the Executive’s employment by the Registrant with Cause or other voluntary termination by the Executive, the Executive shall be entitled to the Executive’s then current base salary through the date on which termination occurs and continued rights with regard to any stock options or other rights with respect to equity securities of the Registrant held by the Executive in accordance with the terms of the plans under which such options or equity securities were issued. The Executive shall also be entitled to the Executive’s vested accrued benefits under any employee benefit programs in the case of voluntary termination and, if such programs expressly provide for such benefits, in the case of termination by the Registrant with Cause.

The employment agreement also provides for indemnification of the Executive by the Registrant to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and the Registrant’s charter documents against expenses incurred and damages paid or payable by the Executive with respect to claims based on actions or failures to act by the Executive in his capacity as an officer, director or employee of the Registrant or its Affiliates or in any other capacity, including any fiduciary capacity, in which the Executive served at the request of the Registrant or an Affiliate. The employment agreement also requires the Registrant to maintain directors’ and officers’ liability coverage in an amount equal to at least $75,000,000.

A copy of the employment agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated by reference herein.





Item 8.01 Other Events.

On March 17, 2008, XL Capital Ltd issued a press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.





Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed herewith:

10.1 Employment Agreement.


99.1 Press Release ("XL CAPITAL LTD NAMES MICHAEL S. McGAVICK AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER") dated March 17, 2008.






Top of the Form

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.

         
    XL Capital Ltd
          
March 20, 2008   By:   /s/ Kirstin Romann Gould
       
        Name: Kirstin Romann Gould
        Title: General Counsel and Secretary


Top of the Form

Exhibit Index


     
Exhibit No.   Description

 
10.1
  Employment Agreement.
99.1
  Press Release (“XL CAPITAL LTD NAMES MICHAEL S. McGAVICK AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER”) dated March 17, 2008.