South Financial Group 8-K 2010
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): October 1, 2010
The South Financial Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
102 South Main Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
(Address of principal executive offices and Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (864) 255-7900
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Item 5.04 Temporary Suspension of Trading Under Registrants Employee Benefit Plans
As previously reported on a current report on Form 8-K filed on August 25, 2010 by The South Financial Group, Inc. (the Registrant or TSFG), TSFG provided notices on August 25, 2010 to its directors and executive officers and to all participants, alternate payees and beneficiaries informing them that they would be temporarily unable to effect certain transactions under The South Financial Group, Inc. 401(k) Plan (the Plan) (the Blackout Period) in connection with the acquisition by The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) of TSFG via a merger of a wholly-owned subsidiary of TD with and into TSFG (the Merger). The notices provided that the Blackout Period would begin at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on September 24, 2010 and was expected to end on October 4, 2010, but could be delayed until later that week.
On September 30, 3010, the Merger was consummated, and on October 1, 2010, an updated notice was provided to all participants, alternate payees and beneficiaries under the Plan informing them that the Blackout Period had been extended until October 8, 2010 to accommodate administrative work. A copy of the notice is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) The following exhibits are being filed herewith:
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.
Date: October 4, 2010