Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 12, 2018




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




California   001-12257   95-221-1612

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



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 December 12, 2018, Michael D. Curtius, Director of Mercury General Corporation (the “Company”) informed the Company of his intention to resign from his position as Director of the Company effective January 1, 2019. Mr. Curtius has been a director of the Company since 1996. From October 2000 to August 2012, Mr. Curtius was a consultant to the Company and he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from May 1995 until October 2000, and as Vice President and Chief Claims Officer of the Company from October 1987 until May 1995. The Board of Directors expresses its appreciation to Mr. Curtius for his 41 years of service on behalf of the Company and his invaluable advice on all types of matters. Mr. Curtius had no disagreements with the Company, its Board of Directors or its management in any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.


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: December 17, 2018   

/s/ Theodore R. Stalick

   Name:    Theodore R. Stalick
   Its:    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer