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Form 8-K for AMERICAN SAFETY INSURANCE HOLDINGS LTD


26-Aug-2013

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders, Other


Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

On August 26, 2013, the Registrant held a Special General Meeting of Shareholders. At the meeting, the Shareholders voted on approval and adoption of an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of June 2, 2013 (the "Merger Agreement") by and among the Registrant, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited ("Fairfax"), and Fairfax Bermuda Holdings, Ltd. ("Merger Sub"), and to approve the merger of the Registrant and Merger Sub (the "Merger"); to approve an adjournment of the Special General Meeting, if necessary or appropriate in the view of the chairman to allow the board of directors of the Registrant to solicit additional proxies; and to vote to approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the agreements or understandings with, and items of compensation payable to, or which may become payable to, the Registrants' named executive officers as a result of the Merger. The results of the voting were as follows:

Approve the Merger Agreement:

For Percentage Against Percentage Abstain Percentage 8,080,019 99.39 31,305 .38 18,317 .25

Approve adjournment of the Special General Meeting:

For Percentage Against Percentage Abstain Percentage 7,615,372 93.67 32,593 .40 481,676 5.92

Approve by a Non-Binding Vote the Merger Related Compensation to Named Executive Officers:

For Percentage Against Percentage Abstain Percentage 5,411,908 66.57 250,135 3.07 2,467,598 30.35



Item 8.01 Other Events

On August 26, 2013, the Registrant issued a press release announcing the approval by the Registrant's shareholders of the merger of the Registrant and Fairfax Bermuda Holdings, Ltd.

A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is hereby incorporated herein by reference.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is being furnished herewith:

Exhibit No.       Description

99.1              Press Release of American Safety Insurance Holdings, Ltd. issued
                  August 26, 2013 announcing approval of the merger of American
                  Safety and Fairfax Bermuda Holdings, Ltd.


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