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EX-99.1 - REVISED EARNINGS CALL PRESENTATION - Tower Group International, Ltd.d436321dex991.htm





Washington, D.C. 20549




(Amendment No. 1)




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 8, 2012



Tower Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-50990   13-3894120

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

120 Broadway, 31st Floor

New York, NY 10271

(Address of principal executive offices)

(212) 655-2000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On Thursday, November 8, 2012, Michael H. Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tower Group, Inc. (“Tower”) and William E. Hitselberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tower gave a presentation at the conference call to discuss third quarter 2012 financial results. The presentation included a slide show in the form attached as Exhibit 99.1 to Tower’s Current Report on Form 8-K furnished on November 8, 2012.

Subsequent to the presentation, Tower has revised slides 3 and 12 of the Earnings Call Presentation to clarify certain matters. Slide 3 was revised to include a previously disclosed $2.9 million ($0.08 per share) after-tax litigation settlement charge, which was recorded against operating results for the third quarter of 2012. Slide 12 was revised to be consistent with remarks made during the earnings conference call and to provide greater clarity on the timing and regulatory process of the proposed merger transaction with Canopius Holdings Bermuda Limited.

The information under this Item 7.01 and the Revised Earnings Call Presentation attached to this Form 8-K/A as Exhibit 99.1 shall be deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits





99.1    Revised Earnings Call Presentation


Pursuant to the requirement of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Tower Group, Inc.

Date: November 8, 2012    

/s/ William E. Hitselberger

    Executive Vice President,   
    Chief Financial Officer