Webster Financial 8-K 2012
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): April 10, 2012
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 April 10, 2012, Webster Financial Corporation (the Corporation) announced that Jeffrey N. Brown, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications of the Company and Webster Bank, National Association, the Corporations wholly owned subsidiary (together with the Company, Webster), will resign and relinquish all offices and other positions he holds with Webster effective July 31, 2012.
On April 6, 2012, Webster entered into a Separation Agreement and General Release with Mr. Brown (the Separation Agreement) providing for his resignation effective July 31, 2012 from those offices he holds with Webster and his termination of employment with Webster. The summary of the Separation Agreement set forth below is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Separation Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
Pursuant to the Separation Agreement and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, Mr. Brown will continue to serve as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications of Webster Financial Corporation and Webster Bank, N.A. at his current base salary until July 31, 2012, at which time his employment with Webster will terminate.
Following July 31, 2012, Mr. Brown will be entitled to one year of salary continuation payments payable on each regularly scheduled pay, a $50,000 payment in lieu of certain restricted stock awards Mr. Brown was entitled to receive, and a cash payment in an amount equal to 7/12ths of his target annual incentive reward for 2012. Mr. Brown will become fully vested in all of his outstanding stock options and unvested restricted stock granted prior to 2012, and will forfeit his outstanding performance-based stock.
Pursuant to the terms of the Separation Agreement, that certain Non-Competition Agreement between Webster and Mr. Brown dated as of January 31, 2005 (the Non-Competition Agreement) will remain in full force and effect, except that Section 2 of the Non-Competition Agreement, regarding severance, is cancelled and of no further effect. Furthermore, the Change in Control Agreement between Webster and Mr. Brown dated as of January 1, 2008 is cancelled as of July 31, 2012.
In consideration for the payments and benefits described above, Mr. Brown agreed to execute a general release of claims at the time of his termination of employment.
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: April 10, 2012