UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 27, 2012

 

 

MERCURY GENERAL CORPORATION

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

California   001-12257   95-221-1612

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

4484 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90010

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

 

(323) 937-1060

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

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

On February 27, 2012, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Mercury General Corporation (the “Company”) established base salaries for the 12-month period beginning March 1, 2012 for George Joseph, the Company’s Chairman of the Board, and Gabriel Tirador, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, at $904,856 for Mr. Joseph and $836,525 for Mr. Tirador. Pursuant to a standing resolution of the Board of Directors, which grants authority to Messrs. Joseph and Tirador to establish the compensation for executive officers of the Company other than the Chairman of the Board and President and Chief Executive Officer, Messrs. Joseph and Tirador established the following base salaries for the Company’s other named executive officers for the same period: Mr. Stalick: $524,506; Mr. Lubitz: $386,666 and Mr. Graves: $371,020.


SIGNATURES

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.

 

Date: March 1, 2012     MERCURY GENERAL CORPORATION
    By:  

/s/ T HEODORE S TALICK

    Name: Theodore Stalick
    Its: Chief Financial Officer