Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities and Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (or Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 16, 2020

HCI Group, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)












(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation or Organization)


(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

5300 West Cypress Street, Suite 100

Tampa, Florida 33607

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(813) 405-3600

(Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock




Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On January 16, 2020, the compensation committee of our board of directors awarded our chief executive officer, Paresh Patel, 40,000 restricted common shares and options to purchase 110,000 of our common shares at an exercise price of $48 per share. Both the restricted shares and the options vest in equal annual installments over four years, so long as Mr. Patel remains employed by the company. The options will expire on January 16, 2030. The awards were made pursuant to the HCI Group, Inc. 2012 Omnibus Incentive Plan, as amended.

In the opinion of the compensation committee, a combination of restricted shares and stock purchase options vesting over four years best aligned Mr. Patel’s equity compensation with the long-term success of the company and shareholder returns.

The foregoing summary of the equity awards does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of restricted stock award contract and the nonqualified stock option agreement appearing respectively as exhibit 99.1 and 99.2 to this Form 8-K.

Item 5.02 Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

The matters discussed in Item 1.01 are hereby incorporated into this Item 5.02.

Item 9.01 Exhibits


Exhibit 99.1


Restricted Stock Award Contract



Exhibit 99.2


Nonqualified Stock Option Agreement




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, thereunto duly authorized.


Dated: January 23, 2020.






/s/ James Mark Harmsworth


James Mark Harmsworth


Chief Financial Officer



A signed original of this Form 8-K has been provided to HCI Group, Inc. and will be retained by HCI Group, Inc. and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.