Form 8-K





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): February 28, 2018



The Travelers Companies, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Minnesota   001-10898   41-0518860

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

485 Lexington Avenue

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(917) 778-6000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On February 28, 2018, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule 1 of the Agreement, for the issuance and sale by the Company of $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 4.050% Senior Notes due 2048 (the “Notes”). The foregoing description is qualified by reference to the Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1 and incorporated by reference herein. Further information concerning the Notes and related matters is set forth in the Company’s Prospectus Supplement, dated February 28, 2018, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2018.

The Agreement is not intended to provide factual information or other disclosure other than with respect to the terms of the Agreement itself, and you should not rely on it for that purpose. In particular, any representations and warranties made by us in the Agreement were made solely as of the dates specified in the Agreement, within the specific context of the Agreement, including subject to the qualifications and limitations agreed to by the parties, and only to the other express parties to the Agreement. No other person may rely on such representations and warranties.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


  (d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated February 28, 2018
5.4    Opinion of Wendy C. Skjerven, Esq.
5.5    Opinion of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
23.2    Consent of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (included in Exhibit 5.5)




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, The Travelers Companies, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: March 7, 2018     THE TRAVELERS COMPANIES, INC.

/s/ Kenneth F. Spence III

      Name: Kenneth F. Spence III
      Title: Executive Vice President and General Counsel