|EX-99.1 - EX-99.1 - AMERICAN SAFETY INSURANCE HOLDINGS LTD||d479344dex991.htm|
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): February 1, 2013
AMERICAN SAFETY INSURANCE HOLDINGS, LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation or Organization)
The Boyle Building, 2nd Floor
31 Queen Street
Hamilton, Bermuda HM 11
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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|Item 2.02.||Results of Operations and Financial Condition|
On February 1, 2013, the Registrant issued a press release providing an estimate of reserve strengthening and losses to be included in its fourth quarter 2012 results and announcing that A.M. Best has affirmed the Companys strength rating of A (Excellent) and revised the outlook to negative from stable.
A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is being furnished herewith:
|99.1||Press Release of American Safety Insurance Holdings, Ltd. issued February 1, 2013, providing an estimate of reserve strengthening and losses to be included in its results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, and announcing that A.M. Best has affirmed the Companys strength rating of A (Excellent) and revised the outlook to negative from stable.|
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.
|AMERICAN SAFETY INSURANCE HOLDINGS, LTD.|
|Date: February 1, 2013||By:|
|Stephen R. Crim|