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): December 8, 2017
THE ALLSTATE CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other
2775 Sanders Road, Northbrook, Illinois 60062
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (847) 402-5000
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Section 8 – Other Events
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On December 8, 2017, the Registrant entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement with Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), to purchase $300 million of its outstanding common stock. The majority of the shares to be repurchased under this agreement will be received by the Registrant at the agreement’s inception. It is expected that Morgan Stanley will purchase the shares that it delivers under the agreement in the market no later than February 8, 2018. The final purchase price per share and number of shares to be delivered by Morgan Stanley will be determined at the conclusion of the agreement and settlement will consist of the Registrant receiving shares based on the average of the daily volume weighted average prices of the Registrant’s common stock during the period of Morgan Stanley’s purchases. If the Registrant is required to pay a settlement amount, the Registrant may settle in shares of its common stock or, under certain circumstances, may elect to settle in cash. All of the shares acquired by the Registrant under the agreement will be placed into its treasury.
The agreement is part of the Registrant’s repurchase program totaling $2 billion that was announced on August 1, 2017. Excluding repurchases under this agreement, the Registrant has repurchased 5.1 million common shares in total as of December 8, 2017, for an aggregate amount of $477 million.
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.
THE ALLSTATE CORPORATION
/s/ Daniel G. Gordon
Daniel G. Gordon
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Date: December 11, 2017