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WLFC Willis Lease Finance

Filed: 7 Sep 21, 2:16pm
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 3, 2021
 
Willis Lease Finance Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
Delaware 001-15369 68-0070656
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 (Commission File
Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
4700 Lyons Technology Parkway
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (561) 349-9989
 
Not Applicable
(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:
 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTrading SymbolName of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per shareWLFCNasdaq Global Market
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
 
Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o





Item 8.01 Other Events

Share Buyback

On September 3, 2021, Willis Lease Finance Corporation (the “Company”) entered into a Redemption Agreement to purchase 121,986 shares of its common stock from Philadelphia Financial Management of San Francisco, LLC, a non-affiliated, institutional investor. The agreed purchase price was $38.11 per share, the volume-weighted average trading price of the Company’s common stock on September 3, 2021. This transaction falls within the parameters of the Company’s board-approved stock repurchase program.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements & Exhibits
 
(d)    Exhibits 
Exhibit No. Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

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SIGNATURES
 
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 duly authorized officer.
 
Dated: September 7, 2021
 
 
 WILLIS LEASE FINANCE CORPORATION
  
 By:/s/ Dean M. Poulakidas
 Dean M. Poulakidas
 Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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