Webster Financial 8-K 2008
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) June 26, 2008
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)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On June 26, 2008, Webster Financial Corporation (the Company) issued a press release announcing the appointment of Douglas O. Hart as its principal accounting officer, effective June 30, 2008. In addition, James C. Smith, the Companys Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed to serve as president of the Company in accordance with the Companys bylaws, effective July 1, 2008.
Mr. Hart, age 56, has served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company and Webster Bank, N.A. since June 11, 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Hart was employed by MBNA Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware from 1994 until 2006, most recently serving as Senior Executive Vice President Treasury Operations and Deposits. Mr. Hart is a Certified Public Accountant.
Biographical information with respect to Mr. Smith is contained in the Companys definitive proxy statement for the 2008 annual meeting of shareholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 7, 2008 and is incorporated herein by reference.
A copy of the press release dated June 26, 2008 announcing the appointment of Mr. Hart and other related matters is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
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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.
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