Webster Financial 8-K 2007
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) December 18, 2007
Webster Financial Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (203) 465-4364
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On December 18, 2007, the Board of Directors of Webster Financial Corporation (the Corporation) amended Article VI of the Corporations Bylaws to permit the issuance and transfer of the Corporations shares in uncertificated form. By being able to issue uncertificated shares, the Company may participate in a direct registration program as required by The New York Stock Exchange rules. Participation in a direct registration program enables investors to have securities registered in their names without the issuance of physical certificates and allows investors to electronically transfer securities to broker-dealers in order to effect transactions without the risks and delays associated with transferring physical certificates.
The foregoing description of the adopted amendments to the Corporations Bylaws does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Corporations amended Bylaws, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.