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 23, 2011
Commission file number 001-33606
VALIDUS HOLDINGS, LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
29 Richmond Road, Pembroke, Bermuda HM 08
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (441) 278-9000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 23, 2011, Validus Holdings, Ltd. (Validus Holdings), as Guarantor, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Talbot Holdings Ltd. (Talbot Holdings), as Borrower, entered into an Amendment Letter (the Amendment Letter) relating to its $25 million Funds-at-Lloyds Standby Letter of Credit Facility (the Facility) to include the requirement that Validus Holdings and its subsidiaries initially maintain a minimum level of consolidated net worth of at least $2,589,615,000, and commencing with the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2011, to be increased quarterly by an amount equal to 50% of our consolidated net income (if positive) for such quarter plus 50% of any net proceeds received from any issuance of common shares by Validus Holdings during such quarter. The Facility defines net worth to include preferred and preference securities and hybrid securities (which includes Validus Holdings Junior Subordinated Deferrable Debentures). The Facility was provided and arranged by Lloyds TSB Bank plc and ING Bank N.V., London Branch.
The Amendment Letter is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed herewith:
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: November 29, 2011