Webster Financial 8-K 2011
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 15, 2011
WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (203) 578-2202
(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:
On December 15, 2011, Webster Financial Corporation (the Corporation), the holding company for Webster Bank, N.A. (the Bank), announced that Gerald P. Plush, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to President of the Corporation and the Bank, effective immediately. Mr. Plush will continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation and the Bank and continue to report to James C. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and the Bank. Mr. Plush has also been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bank.
Biographical information with respect to Mr. Plush is contained in the Corporations definitive proxy statement for the 2011 annual meeting of shareholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on March 18, 2011 and is incorporated herein by reference. Mr. Plush currently has a change of control agreement and a non-competition agreement with the Corporation, each previously filed with the SEC as an exhibit to the Corporations Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009.
A copy of the press release announcing the promotion of Mr. Plush is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
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: December 15, 2011