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): April 25, 2019
WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
145 Bank Street, Waterbury, Connecticut
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203) 578-2202
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(e) On April 25, 2019, the shareholders of Webster Financial Corporation (the “Company”) approved the amendment and restatement of the Company’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan as described in Item 5.07 below (the “ESPP”). The Company’s Board of Directors previously had approved such amendment and restatement, subject to shareholder approval.
The description of the amended and restated ESPP contained in Proposal 4 in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A (the “Proxy Statement”), which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 22, 2019, is incorporated by reference herein. Such description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the amended and restated ESPP, incorporated by reference as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On April 25, 2019, the Company held its 2019 annual meeting of shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) at the New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052. At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s shareholders voted on four proposals each of which is described in the Proxy Statement. The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon and the results of such voting, including the number of votes cast for or against each matter and the number of abstentions, if applicable, and broker non-votes with respect to each matter:
The Company’s shareholders elected ten individuals to the board of directors to serve one-year terms, as set forth below:
William L. Atwell
John R. Ciulla
John J. Crawford
Elizabeth E. Flynn
E. Carol Hayles
Laurence C. Morse
Karen R. Osar
James C. Smith
Lauren C. States
The Company’s shareholders approved, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as set forth below:
The Company’s shareholders ratified the appointment by the Board of Directors of KPMG LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of Webster for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019, as set forth below:
The Company’s shareholders approved the amendment and restatement of the Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) The following exhibit is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORPORATION
Date: April 26, 2019
/s/ Harriet Munrett Wolfe
Harriet Munrett Wolfe
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary