Current Report Filing (8-k)
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 12, 2023
THE PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of|
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
|6300 Wilson Mills Road, ||Mayfield Village, ||Ohio|| ||44143|
|(Address of principal executive offices)|| ||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (440) 461-5000
|(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:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $1.00 Par Value||PGR||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 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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 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.
(a) At The Progressive Corporation's (the "Company") Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on May 12, 2023, 516,664,355 common shares were represented in person or by proxy.
(b) At the Annual Meeting, shareholders took the following actions:
•Proposal One - Shareholders elected each of the twelve directors named below. The votes cast with respect to each director were as follows:
|Director||Term Expires||For||Against||Abstain||Broker Non-Votes|
|Danelle M. Barrett||2024||483,300,407 ||582,252 ||377,396 ||32,404,300 |
|Philip Bleser||2024||477,183,475 ||6,677,473 ||399,107 ||32,404,300 |
|Stuart B. Burgdoerfer||2024||463,444,145 ||20,429,649 ||386,261 ||32,404,300 |
|Pamela J. Craig||2024||480,143,032 ||3,753,801 ||363,222 ||32,404,300 |
|Charles A. Davis||2024||473,509,501 ||10,369,157 ||381,397 ||32,404,300 |
|Roger N. Farah||2024||450,161,453 ||33,695,931 ||402,671 ||32,404,300 |
|Lawton W. Fitt||2024||434,863,536 ||49,022,813 ||373,706 ||32,404,300 |
|Susan Patricia Griffith||2024||481,028,978 ||2,904,704 ||326,373 ||32,404,300 |
|Devin C. Johnson||2024||481,672,229 ||809,812 ||1,778,014 ||32,404,300 |
|Jeffrey D. Kelly||2024||474,418,680 ||9,427,417 ||413,958 ||32,404,300 |
|Barbara R. Snyder||2024||478,506,045 ||5,389,951 ||364,059 ||32,404,300 |
|Kahina Van Dyke||2024||481,653,649 ||2,231,314 ||375,092 ||32,404,300 |
•Proposal Two - Cast an advisory vote approving our executive compensation program. This proposal received 457,588,388 affirmative votes and 25,916,695 negative votes. There were 754,972 abstentions and 32,404,300 broker non-votes with respect to this proposal.
•Proposal Three - Cast an advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote approving our executive compensation program. This proposal received 479,476,141 votes for 1 year, 579,474 votes for 2 years, and 3,870,680 votes for 3 years. There were 333,760 abstentions and 32,404,300 broker non-votes with respect to this proposal.
•Proposal Four - Ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2023. This proposal received 484,756,289 affirmative votes and 27,281,245 negative votes. There were 4,626,821 abstentions and no broker non-votes with respect to this proposal.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On May 12, 2023, the Company's Board of Directors (“the Board”) renewed the Company’s authorization to repurchase up to 25 million of the Company’s common shares, $1.00 par value, and declared the Company's quarterly common share dividend in the amount of ten cents ($0.10) per share, payable on July 14, 2023, to shareholders of record on July 7, 2023.
The Board also declared a dividend on our outstanding Series B Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Perpetual Serial Preferred Shares (the "Series B Preferred Shares") in the amount of $18.92463 per Series B share, or approximately $9.5 million in the aggregate. The dividend, which is based on the annual rate of 7.40529% (equal to the sum of (i) 3-Month LIBOR as of March 13, 2023, and (ii) 2.539%) of the stated
amount of $1,000 per Series B Preferred Share, will be paid on June 15, 2023, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2023.
The Company, as calculation agent under its Series B Preferred Shares, determined that, in accordance with the successor base rate provisions of the Series B Preferred Shares and the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act and the regulation issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on December 16, 2022, implementing the LIBOR Act, the reference rate for the Series B Preferred Shares for any determination date after June 30, 2023, shall be the sum of (i) 3-Month CME Term SOFR plus (ii) a tenor spread adjustment of 0.26161%. The new reference rate will apply beginning with the determination date applicable to the dividend period commencing September 15, 2023.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
See exhibit index on page 4.
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.
Date: May 15, 2023
THE PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION
By: /s/ Mariann Wojtkun Marshall
Name: Mariann Wojtkun Marshall
Title: Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
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