|EX-10.1 - AMENDMENT LETTER - ASPEN INSURANCE HOLDINGS LTD||d476761dex101.htm|
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 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
ASPEN INSURANCE HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
141 Front Street
Hamilton HM 19
|(Address of principal executive offices)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (441) 295-8201
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Section 1 Registrants Business and Operations Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On February 1, 2013, two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (the Company), Aspen Bermuda Limited and Aspen Insurance UK Limited (each an Account Party), entered into an amendment (the Amendment) to the secured letter of credit facility agreement with Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays) dated as of October 6, 2009 and amended as of February 28, 2011 (the Credit Facility). The Amendment extends the maturity date of the Credit Facility to January 31, 2015.
The obligations of each Account Party under the Credit Facility are secured by a pledge of securities owned by such Account Party and held with The Bank of New York Mellon, as custodian. The amount of letters of credit issued for the account of an Account Party cannot exceed the discounted market value of the securities pledged by such Account Party. Advance rates vary based upon the type and tenor of the pledged securities. The Amendment amends the list of securities that may be pledged and the related advance rates.
The Amendment also (i) permits the issuance of letters of credit with expiry dates up to one year following the maturity date, (ii) reduces the commitment fee, and (iii) amends various other covenants.
The foregoing description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete terms and conditions of the Amendment. A copy of the Amendment is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1.
Section 2 Financial Information
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant
The information contained above under Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement is hereby incorporated by reference.
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) The following exhibits are filed as part of this report:
|10.1||Amendment Letter dated as of February 1, 2013 among Aspen Bermuda Limited, Aspen Insurance UK Limited and Barclays Bank PLC.|
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.
ASPEN INSURANCE HOLDINGS LIMITED
|Dated: February 1, 2013||By:|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|