SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): August 22, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2900 Esperanza Crossing
Austin, Texas 78758
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events
As disclosed in prior filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), Citizens, Inc. (the Company) has been the subject of an investigation by the SEC (the Investigation) related to the Companys internal control over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures. Additional information regarding the Investigation can be found in the Companys Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2018 filed with the SEC on August 7, 2018.
On August 22, 2018, the Company received a notice from the SEC (the Notice) stating that the SEC has concluded the Investigation and, based on the information that the SEC has as of the date of the Notice, the SEC has decided to not recommend an enforcement action against the Company relating to the Investigation. The Notice was provided under the guidelines set forth in the final paragraph of Securities Act Release No. 5310.
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.
Geoffrey M. Kolander
President and Chief Executive Officer
Date: August 24, 2018