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):   January 17, 2017

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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b) On January 17, 2017, Assurant, Inc. (the "Company") announced that Bart Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, will retire at the end of 2017. As part of its established succession planning process, the Company has commenced a search to evaluate both internal and external candidates for Mr. Schwartz’s successor.

A copy of the Company’s January 17, 2017 news release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

News Release, dated January 17, 2017

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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.
January 17, 2017   By:   /s/ Bart R. Schwartz
        Name: Bart R. Schwartz
        Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

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Exhibit No.   Description

  News Release, dated January 17, 2017