XNYS:RNRPRD Insider Activity 4 Filing - 3/1/2012

Effective Date 3/1/2012

FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
KELLY JEFFREY D
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
RENAISSANCERE HOLDINGS LTD [RNR]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
EVP & CFO
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
RENAISSANCE HOUSE, 12 CROW LANE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/01/2012
(Street)

PEMBROKE, D0 HM 19
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 03/01/2012   A   13,484(1) A $ 0 78,927 D  
Common Stock (Performance Based) 03/01/2012   A   11,236(2) A $ 0 90,163 D  
Common Stock 03/01/2012   F   1,820(3) D $71.69 88,343 D  
Common Stock(4) 03/01/2012   M   1,344(5) A (6) 89,687 D  
Common Stock(4) 03/01/2012   D   1,344(5) D $71.69 88,343 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units(4) (4) (6) 03/01/2012   M     1,344(5)   (4)   (4) Common Stock 1,344(5) (4) (6) 2,688 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
KELLY JEFFREY D
RENAISSANCE HOUSE
12 CROW LANE
PEMBROKE, D0 HM 19
      EVP & CFO  

Signatures

 /s/ Dierk A. Flemming, Attorney-in-Fact   03/05/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) These shares will vest in four equal annual installments beginning on March 1, 2013.
(2) Grant of restricted Common Stock of the Issuer, pursuant to its 2010 Performance-based Equity Incentive Plan. Vesting of these shares is subject to the satisfaction of both certain service-and performance-based vesting conditions. The amount of 11,236 reported as granted represents the maximum potential achievable award assuming maximum performance attainment in each of the subsequent three years, compared to a "target" award value equivalent to 4,494 shares. If minimal performance conditions are not met, all shares will be returned to the Performance Share Plan. The grant consists of three substantially equal performance measurement periods, and the number of shares in each tranche that ultimately vest is a function of the Issuer's Total Shareholder Return during a given calendar-year period relative to the members of a predetermined peer group of companies, and the satisfaction of applicable service conditions.
(3) This represents shares withheld by the Registrant in respect of payment of withholding tax liability incurred upon the vesting of restricted shares from grants made in two prior years which vested on March 1, 2012.
(4) The Reporting Person received a grant of Cash-Settled Restricted Stock Units ("CSRUs") on March 1, 2010 which vest in four equal annual installments beginning on March 1, 2011. Each CSRU represents a contingent right to receive, upon settlement, cash equal to the closing fair market value of one Common Share of the Issuer on the date of vesting.
(5) Represents the full value, gross of any applicable withholdings, of one quarter of the original CSRU grant which vested on March 1, 2012.
(6) Each CSRU was the economic equivalent of one share of the Issuer's Common Stock. On March 1, 2012, 1,344 of the Reporting Person's CSRUs were settled for cash.
 
Remarks:
In February 2012, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors effected its determinations for executive officer compensation for 2012, including with respect to equity and equity-linked instruments.  The Committee determined that equity awards to senior management should be comprised of 75% restricted stock under the Issuer's amended and restated 2001 Stock Incentive Plan, and 25% performance-based restricted stock issued under the Issuer's 2010 Performance-based Equity Incentive Share Plan.  The restricted stock awards vest in equal annual installments over four years beginning on March 1, 2013, and the performance-based restricted stock awards vest at the end of three years on December 31, 2014 and are subject to three annual performance measurement periods.

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