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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   December 14, 2012

Alterra Capital Holdings Limited
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Bermuda 000-33047 98-0584464
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
Alterra House, 2 Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda   HM 11
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (441) 295-8800

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On December 14, 2012, Alterra Bermuda Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Registrant, entered into an eleventh amendment (the "Amendment No. 11") to that certain Credit Agreement (the "Credit Agreement"), dated December 21, 2006, between Alterra Bermuda Limited and The Bank of Nova Scotia, as previously amended.

The Amendment No. 11 principally provides for an extension of the Credit Agreement through December 13, 2013.

The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment No. 11, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

10.1 Amendment No. 11 to Credit Agreement with The Bank of Nova Scotia.


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.

    Alterra Capital Holdings Limited
December 14, 2012   By:   Peter A. Minton
        Name: Peter A. Minton
        Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Amendment No. 11 to Credit Agreement with The Bank of Nova Scotia.