HFWA Heritage Financial

Filed: 5 Jul 21, 8:00pm

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Dated of earliest event reported): July 1, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Commission File Number 000-29480
Washington 91-1857900
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
201 Fifth Avenue SW,OlympiaWA 98501
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(360) 943-1500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12 (b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, no par valueHFWANASDAQ

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1934 (§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. ☐

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers, Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets

Press Release Announcing the Promotion of Bryan. D. McDonald

On July 1, 2021, Heritage Financial Corporation ("Company"), the parent company of Heritage Bank ("Bank"), issued a press release announcing the promotion of Bryan D. McDonald, age 49, to President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank effective July 1, 2021. A copy of the press release is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Mr. McDonald does not have any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Addendum to Employment Agreement.

On July 1, 2021, the Company signed an addendum to the Employment Agreement by and between the Company and Bryan D. McDonald dated November 4, 2019. A copy of the addendum is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

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    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.

July 2, 2021/S/    JEFFREY J. DEUEL
Jeffrey J. Deuel
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Duly Authorized Officer)