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 27, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-34480   26-2994223

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

545 Washington Boulevard

Jersey City, New Jersey 07310

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(201) 469-3000

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



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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On February 27, 2019, Verisk Analytics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) by and among the Company and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated as representatives of the underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell to the Underwriters $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.125% Senior Notes due 2029 (the “Securities”). The Securities, which were offered and sold pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, are registered pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-216966), filed on March 27, 2017.

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the Company, conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriters, and termination and other customary provisions.

The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the document which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)     Exhibits


Exhibit No.



1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated February 27, 2019, by and among Verisk Analytics, Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner  & Smith Incorporated as representatives of the underwriters named therein.
4.1    Form of 4.125% Senior Notes due 2029.


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.


               VERISK ANALYTICS, INC.
Date:    March 1, 2019       By:   

/s/ Kenneth E. Thompson

            Name: Kenneth E. Thompson

Title:   Executive Vice President, General

           Counsel and Corporate Secretary