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)
November 10, 2009
HCC INSURANCE HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (713) 690-7300
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 10, 2009, HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (the Company) agreed to sell $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.300% Senior Notes due 2019 (the notes). The notes have been offered pursuant to the Prospectus Supplement, dated November 10, 2009, to the Prospectus dated March 23, 2009, filed as part of the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-158164) that became effective when filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2009.
On November 10, 2009, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement with Banc of America Securities LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as representatives of the several underwriters named therein, with respect to the offer and sale of $300.0 million principal amount of the notes. A copy of the underwriting agreement is attached as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Fourth Supplemental Indenture
Attached as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2 hereto and incorporated herein by reference are the Indenture relating to Senior Debt Securities, dated as of August 23, 2001, between the Company and First Union National Bank as trustee (the Trustee) (the Indenture), and the form of Fourth Supplemental Indenture (the Fourth Supplemental Indenture), between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as successor trustee to Wachovia Bank, National Association as successor trustee to the Trustee, respectively.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
The Company issued a press release on November 10, 2009, announcing the pricing of the notes. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The information furnished in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
The opinion of Haynes and Boone, LLP, issued to the Company regarding the validity of the notes is attached as Exhibit 5.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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: November 10, 2009
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