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 4, 2012
Penn Treaty American Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (469) 287-7044
(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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Item 8.01. Other Events.
As previously disclosed in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 4, 2012, by Penn Treaty American Corporation (the Registrant) on May 3, 2012 the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania (the Commonwealth Court) entered a comment on the docket report in the rehabilitation proceedings of the Registrants subsidiaries, Penn Treaty Network America Insurance Company (PTNA) and American Network Insurance Company (ANIC), stating that the Petitions for Liquidation, as amended, for PTNA and ANIC are denied for the reasons set forth in the Commonwealth Courts opinion, which had not been released at that time. On May 4, 2012, the Commonwealth Court released its opinion, which is posted on the Registrants website under Investor News.
On May 9, 2012, the Registrant issued a press release relating to the Commonwealth Courts opinion. The press release is filed as Exhibit 99. 1 to this Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.