Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

May 19, 2016

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)



Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Bermuda   1-31599   98-0392908

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

Waterloo House, 100 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM 08, Bermuda

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(441) 278-0400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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:


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


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¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of the Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (the “Company”) was held on May 19, 2016. Proxies with regard to the matters voted upon at the Annual General Meeting were solicited under Regulation 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Set forth below is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the Annual General Meeting and the results of voting on each such matter.

Proposal No. 1 — Election of Directors

Election of fourteen directors to the Board of Directors of the Company.



   Votes For      Votes Withheld      Broker

John T. Baily

     58,359,802         775,447         3,189,881   

Norman Barham

     43,032,039         16,103,210         3,189,881   

Galen R. Barnes

     57,305,863         1,829,386         3,189,881   

William H. Bolinder

     58,145,106         990,143         3,189,881   

Philip M. Butterfield

     58,507,971         627,278         3,189,881   

Steven W. Carlsen

     58,401,396         733,853         3,189,881   

John R. Charman

     57,226,221         1,909,028         3,189,881   

Morgan W. Davis

     57,970,425         1,164,824         3,189,881   

Susan S. Fleming

     57,429,081         1,706,168         3,189,881   

Nicholas C. Marsh

     58,919,519         215,730         3,189,881   

Scott D. Moore

     58,626,463         508,786         3,189,881   

William J. Raver

     58,619,511         515,738         3,189,881   

Robert A. Spass

     57,226,363         1,908,886         3,189,881   

Ian M. Winchester

     58,918,930         216,319         3,189,881   

Proposal No. 2 — Appointment of Ernst & Young as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2016 and the authorization of the Board of Directors, acting through the Audit Committee, to set the fees for the independent auditors.


Votes For


Votes Against





61,733,926   573,890   17,314   0

Proposal No. 3 — Non-binding advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.


Votes For


Votes Against





42,087,688   17,015,746   31,815   3,189,881




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 thereunto duly authorized.

Dated: May 19, 2016



/s/ John V. Del Col

Name:   John V. Del Col
Title:   General Counsel & Secretary