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 18, 2019
Markel Corporation
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
4521 Highwoods Parkway
Glen Allen, Virginia
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (804) 747-0136

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 8.01
Other Events.

On January 18, 2019, Markel Corporation (“Markel”) issued a press release announcing that effective immediately, Anthony Belisle and Alissa Fredricks, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer – Bermuda of Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd (“Markel CATCo”), respectively, are no longer with Markel CATCo. Markel CATCo is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Markel.

As previously announced, after being notified of governmental inquiries into loss reserves recorded in late 2017 and early 2018 at Markel CATCo and its subsidiaries, Markel engaged outside counsel to conduct an internal review. During the course of the internal review, Markel discovered violations by Mr. Belisle and Ms. Fredricks of Markel policies relating to an undisclosed personal relationship, and prompt action was taken. The internal review relating to loss reserving continues with no conclusions reached at this time.

Effective immediately, management and oversight of Markel CATCo, which includes approximately 25 employees, will be provided by Jed Rhoads, President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Markel Global Reinsurance, and Andrew “Barney” Barnard, Senior Managing Director, Head of International Property Catastrophe and Retro Reinsurance at Markel Global Reinsurance. Markel will commence a search for Markel CATCo’s new Chief Executive Officer.

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Exhibit No.

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.
Dated:  January 18, 2019

/s/ Richard R. Grinnan
Richard R. Grinnan
General Counsel and Secretary