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): January 25, 2013
HOMEOWNERS CHOICE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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On January 25, 2013, Homeowners Choice, Inc. (the Company) completed the sale of an additional $5,250,000 aggregate principal amount of its 8.00% Senior Notes due 2020 (the Notes), pursuant to the exercise by Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., as representative of the several underwriters (the Underwriters), of the over-allotment option provided in the Underwriting Agreement entered into by and between the Company and the Underwriters on January 10, 2013. The Notes were issued under an Indenture (the Indenture), dated as of January 17, 2013, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (the Trustee), as supplemented by Supplement No. 1, dated as of January 17, 2013, to the Indenture between the Company and the Trustee, establishing the terms and providing for the issuance of the Notes (the Supplemental Indenture).
The Supplemental Indenture and the form of the Note, which is included therein, provide, among other things, that the Notes bear interest at a rate of 8.00% per year (payable quarterly on January 30, April 30, July 30 and October 30 of each year, beginning on April 30, 2013), that interest on the Notes begins accruing from January 17, 2013, and that the Notes will mature on January 30, 2020.
The Company may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, at any time on and after January 30, 2016, at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date. Additionally, the Company may at any time repurchase Notes at any price in the open market and may hold, resell or surrender such Notes to the Trustee for cancellation.
The Notes are the Companys senior unsecured obligations, and rank on a parity with all of the Companys other existing and future senior unsecured obligations.
The Indenture and the Supplemental Indenture contain customary events of default. If an event of default occurs and is continuing with respect to any series of the Notes, then the Trustee or the holders of at least 25% of the principal amount of the outstanding Notes of that series may declare the Notes of that series to be due and payable immediately. In addition, in the case of an event of default arising from certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization, all outstanding Notes will become due and payable immediately.
The descriptions of the Indenture, the Supplemental Indenture, and the Notes set forth above are qualified by reference to the Indenture, the Supplemental Indenture, and the form of Note filed as Exhibits 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.
The information provided in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
The Notes are registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-185228) that the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 3, 2012 (as amended and supplemented).
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are being 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: January 28, 2013