Assurant, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   November 14, 2016

Assurant, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-31978 39-1126612
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
28 Liberty Street, 41st Floor, New York, New York   10005
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   212-859-7000

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


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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On November 14, 2016, Assurant, Inc. (the "Company") issued a news release announcing that the Company’s board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $600 million of its common stock, which supplements the Company’s existing authorization to repurchase common stock, of which approximately $153.3 million aggregate cost at purchase remained unused as of November 11, 2016. In addition, the news release announced the declaration of a quarterly dividend of $0.53 per share of common stock of the Company, an increase of $0.03 per share, payable on December 12, 2016 to holders of record as of the close of business on November 28, 2016. A copy of the news release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit 99.1 News Release, dated November 14, 2016

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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.

    Assurant, Inc.
November 14, 2016   By:   /s/ Bart R. Schwartz
        Name: Bart R. Schwartz
        Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  News Release, dated November 14, 2016