SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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) September 7, 2011 (September 2, 2011)
THE PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
6300 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code 440-461-5000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 3.03 Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
On September 2, 2011, The Progressive Corporation (the Company) and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee (the Trustee) entered into a Second Supplemental Indenture amending and supplementing the Junior Subordinated Indenture, dated June 21, 2007 (the Base Indenture), as amended and supplemented by a First Supplemental Indenture dated June 21, 2007 (the First Supplemental Indenture, and together with the Base Indenture, the Indenture), to reflect the surrender by the Company of the right to defer interest on the Companys 6.70% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Debentures due 2067 issued pursuant to the Indenture, which right was conferred upon the Company by the First Supplemental Indenture.
The Second Supplemental Indenture was entered into pursuant to Section 8.1 of the Base Indenture, as modified by Section 7.01 of the First Supplemental Indenture, which provides with respect to the Debentures that the Company and the Trustee, without the consent of any holder of the Debentures, may supplemental or amend the Indenture, among other reasons, to surrender any right or power conferred upon the Company under the Indenture.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 4||Second Supplemental Indenture dated September 2, 2011, to the Junior Subordinated Indenture dated June 21, 2007, between The Progressive Corporation and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee|
See exhibit index on page 4.
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: September 7, 2011
|THE PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION|
|Name:||Jeffrey W. Basch|
|Title:||Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer|
|4||4||Second Supplemental Indenture dated September 2, 2011, to the Junior Subordinated Indenture dated June 21, 2007, between The Progressive Corporation and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee|