As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 27, 2022
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM S-8
REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
ARCH CAPITAL GROUP LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Bermuda Not Applicable
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
Waterloo House, Ground Floor
100 Pitts Bay Road
Pembroke HM 08
Bermuda
(441) 278-9250
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
 
ARCH CAPITAL GROUP LTD. 2022 LONG-TERM INCENTIVE AND SHARE AWARD PLAN
(Full title of plan)
 
National Registered Agents, Inc.
111 Eighth Avenue
New York, New York 10011
(855) 685-3513
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code of agent for service)
 
 Copy to:
Kimberly C. Petillo-Decossard, Esq.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, New York 10005
(212) 701-3000

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b- 2 of the Exchange Act of 1934.

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.   ☐



        
PART I.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
ITEM 1.     Plan Information.*
ITEM 2.     Registrant Information and Employee Plan Annual Information.*
*                                         Information required by Part I to be contained in the Section 10(a) prospectus is omitted from this Registration Statement in accordance with Rule 428 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and the Note to Part I of Form S-8.
PART II.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
ITEM 3.     Incorporation of Documents by Reference.
We have previously filed the following documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and are incorporating them by reference into this Registration Statement:
                       the description of our common shares contained in our registration statement on Form S-3 filed on November 23, 2020;
                       our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021;
                       our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022;
                       our current reports on Form 8-K filed on February 25, 2022, April 12, 2022 and May 6, 2022;
and
                       to the extent incorporated by reference into our annual report on Form 10-K, our proxy statement for our 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders filed on March 25, 2022.
We are also incorporating into this Registration Statement all documents subsequently filed by us pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment that indicates all common shares offered have been sold, or that deregisters all common shares then remaining unsold.  Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement.  Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.

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ITEM 4.     Description of Securities.
Not applicable.
ITEM 5.    Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
None.
ITEM 6.     Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
Under Bermuda law, a company is permitted to indemnify any officer or director, out of the funds of the company, against (a) any liability incurred by him or her in defending any proceedings, whether civil or criminal, in which judgment is given in his or her favor, or in which he or she is acquitted, or in connection with any application under relevant Bermuda legislation in which relief from liability is granted to him or her by the court and (b) any loss or liability resulting from negligence, default, breach of duty or breach of trust, save for his or her fraud and dishonesty.
Our bye-laws provide for our indemnity of our officers, directors and employees to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Our bye-laws also provide that expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by one of our officers or directors in defending any civil, criminal, administrative or investigative action, suit or proceeding will be paid by us in advance of the final disposition of such action, suit or proceeding upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of such director or officer to repay such amount if it shall ultimately be determined that he or she is not entitled to be indemnified by us pursuant to Bermuda law.
Our bye-laws also provide that our officers and directors will not be personally liable to us or our shareholders for monetary damages for any breach of fiduciary duty as a director or officer, except to the extent that such limitation is prohibited by Bermuda Law.
ITEM 7.     Exemption From Registration Claimed.
Not applicable.
ITEM 8.     Exhibits.
See Exhibit Index immediately preceding the Exhibits.
ITEM 9.    Undertakings.
We hereby undertake:
(1)           To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:
(i)                                     To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;
(ii)                                  To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this Registration Statement;
(iii)                               To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this Registration Statement or any material change to such information in this Registration Statement;
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provided, however, that paragraphs (1)(i) and (1)(ii) shall not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed by us pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.
(2)           That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(3)           To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
(4)           That, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of our annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan's annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(5)           Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and persons controlling us pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, we have been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.  In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by us of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or person controlling us in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, we will, unless in the opinion of our counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by us is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

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EXHIBIT INDEX


(a)    Incorporated by reference to the Annual Report on Form 10-K of ACGL for the year ended December 31, 2000, as filed with the SEC on April 2, 2001.
(b)    Incorporated by reference to the Report on Form 8-K of ACGL as filed with the SEC on August 17, 2017.
(c)    Incorporated by reference to the Report on Form 8-K of ACGL as filed with the SEC on June 11, 2021.
(d)    Incorporated by reference to the Report on Form 8-K of ACGL as filed with the SEC on May 6, 2022.



SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in Hamilton, Bermuda on May 27, 2022.

ARCH CAPITAL GROUP LTD.
By: /s/ Marc Grandisson
Marc Grandisson
Chief Executive Officer and Director
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been duly signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
Signature
Title
Date
/s/ Marc Grandisson
Marc Grandisson
Chief Executive Officer and Director (Principal Executive Officer)
May 27, 2022
/s/ François Morin
François Morin
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (Principal Financial and Principal Accounting Officer)
May 27, 2022
/s/ John M. Pasquesi
John M. Pasquesi
Chair of the Board
May 27, 2022
*
John L. Bunce, Jr.
Director
May 27, 2022
*
Eric W. Doppstadt
Director
May 27, 2022
*
Francis Ebong
Director
May 27, 2022
*
Laurie S. Goodman
Director
May 27, 2022
*
Moira Kilcoyne
Director
May 27, 2022
*
Eileen Mallesch
Director
May 27, 2022
*
Louis J. Paglia
Director
May 27, 2022
*
Brian S. Posner
Director
May 27, 2022
*
Eugene S. Sunshine
Director
May 27, 2022
*
John D. Vollaro
Director
May 27, 2022
*
Thomas R. Watjen
Director
May 27, 2022
*             By François Morin, as attorney-in-fact and agent, pursuant to a power of attorney, a copy of which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as Exhibit 24 to this report.
/s/ François Morin
Name: François Morin
Attorney-in-Fact



Authorized Representative

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the undersigned, the duly authorized representative in the United States of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has signed this Registration Statement on Form S-8 in the United States, in the City of Newark, State of Delaware, on May 27, 2022.
 
PUGLISI & ASSOCIATES
     
     
By: /s/ Donald J. Puglisi
    Name: Donald J. Puglisi
    Title: Managing Director


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