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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
December 28, 2017

Erie Indemnity Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
100 Erie Insurance Place, Erie, Pennsylvania
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(814) 870-2000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

Erie Indemnity Company (the "Registrant") received a Complaint on December 28, 2017, that is captioned Lynda Ritz, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated and derivatively on behalf of Nominal Defendant Erie Insurance Exchange (Plaintiff) v. Erie Indemnity Company, J. Ralph Borneman, Jr., Terrence W. Cavanaugh, Eugene C. Connell, LuAnn Datesh, Jonathan Hirt Hagen, Thomas B. Hagen, C. Scott Hartz, Brian A. Hudson, Sr., Claude C. Lilly, III, George R. Lucore, Thomas W. Palmer, Martin P. Sheffield, Richard L. Stover, Elizabeth A. Hirt Vorsheck, and Robert C. Wilburn (Defendants), and Erie Insurance Exchange (Nominal Defendant). The Complaint was filed on December 28, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The individual named as Plaintiff is alleged to be a policyholder (subscriber) of the Erie Insurance Exchange (the "Exchange"). With the exception of Terrence W. Cavanaugh and Robert C. Wilburn, the individuals named as Defendants comprise the current Board of Directors of the Registrant. Messrs. Cavanaugh and Wilburn are former Directors of the Registrant (the "Directors").
The Complaint alleges that since at least 2007, the Registrant has taken "unwarranted and excessive" management fees as compensation for its services under the Subscriber’s Agreement between and among the Registrant and the subscribers of Exchange.  Count I of the Complaint purports to allege a claim for breach of alleged fiduciary duties against the Registrant and the Directors on behalf of Plaintiff and a putative class of subscribers.  Count II purports to allege a claim for breach of alleged fiduciary duties against the Registrant and the Directors on behalf of Exchange.  Count III purports to allege a claim for breach of contract and an alleged implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing against the Registrant on behalf of Plaintiff and a putative class.  Count IV purports to allege a claim of unjust enrichment against several individually named Directors.
The Complaint seeks compensatory and punitive damages and requests the Court to (a) enjoin the Registrant from continuing to retain excessive management fees; and (b) order such other relief as may be appropriate.
The Registrant intends to vigorously defend against all of the claims, allegations and requests for relief in the Complaint.
Reference is made to the Registrant’s "Safe Harbor" Statement that is set forth in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 26, 2017, which is incorporated herein by this reference. In addition to the forward-looking statements and risk factors listed in that "Safe Harbor" Statement, there can be no assurance regarding the final disposition of the matters asserted in the Complaint. Registrant undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, or otherwise.

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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.
Erie Indemnity Company
January 3, 2018
/s/ Brian W. Bolash
Name: Brian W. Bolash
Title: Corporate Secretary and Senior Counsel