Washington, D.C.  20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
November 6, 2014

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Arch Capital Group Ltd.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other
jurisdiction of
incorporation or
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
Waterloo House, Ground Floor, 100 Pitts Bay Road, Pembroke HM 08, Bermuda

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(441) 278-9250

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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ITEM 7.01    Regulation FD Disclosure.
On November 6, 2014, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Arch Capital Group Ltd. (“ACGL”) increased the aggregate purchase amount authorized under ACGL’s share repurchase program to $1.0 billion.  Repurchases under this authorization may be effected from time to time in open market or privately negotiated transactions through December 31, 2016.  The timing and amount of the repurchase transactions under this authorization will depend on a variety of factors, including market conditions and corporate and regulatory considerations.
The above information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
ITEM    8.01    Other Events.
Preferred Share Dividends. On November 6, 2014, the Board declared dividends with respect to the outstanding 13,000,000 shares of its 6.75% Non-Cumulative Preferred Shares, Series C, $0.01 per share (the “Series C Shares”), with a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, as outlined below. All such dividends will be payable out of lawfully available funds for the payment of dividends under Bermuda law on December 31, 2014 to holders of record of the Series C Shares, as of December 15, 2014, unless determined otherwise by the Board or the Executive Committee of the Board on or prior to the applicable effective date.
Effective Date for Declaration
Dividend Period
Dividend Amount

Rate Per Share

Series C



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned.
Date: November 7, 2014
By: /s/ Marc Grandisson
Name: Marc Grandisson
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Arch Worldwide Reinsurance and Mortgage Groups