PACW Pacwest Bancorp

Filed: 23 Apr 21, 8:45am












Date of Report (Date of earliest

event reported) April 23, 2021


PacWest Bancorp

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-36408 33-0885320
(State of (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer
Incorporation)   Identification No.)


9701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, California 90212

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


(310) 887-8500

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share


The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC

(Title of Each Class) (Trading Symbol) (Name of Exchange on Which Registered)


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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure


Pacific Western Bank (the “Bank”), the wholly-owned subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp (Nasdaq: PACW) (the “Company”), announced today that a series of fixed income investor calls will be arranged. A fixed income transaction by the Bank may follow, subject to market conditions.


During the investor calls, the Company and the Bank intend to discuss the information contained in the presentation attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein. To the extent updates are made to this presentation, these updates will be made available on the Company’s investor relations page of its website at


The information contained in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed subject to requirements of the amended Item 10 of Regulation S-K, nor shall the information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing. The furnishing of this information hereby shall not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any such information.


This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking information about the Company and the Bank that is intended to be covered by the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about future financial and operational results, expectations, future plans or intentions are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on information available at the time of the communication and are based on current beliefs and expectations of the Company’s management and are subject to significant risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company and the Bank. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following factors: the COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting the Company, its employees, customers and third-party service providers, and the ultimate extent of the impacts on its business, financial position, results of operations, liquidity and prospects is uncertain. The length of the COVID-19 pandemic and the severity of its impact on key macro-economic indicators such as unemployment and GDP may have a material impact on our allowance for credit losses and related provision for credit losses. Continued deterioration in general business and economic conditions could adversely affect the Company’s revenues and the values of its assets, including goodwill, and liabilities, lead to a tightening of credit, and increase stock price volatility. In addition, the Company’s results could be adversely affected by changes in interest rates, sustained high unemployment rates, deterioration in the credit quality of the Bank’s loan portfolio or in the value of the collateral securing those loans, deterioration in the value of its investment securities, the magnitude of individual loan losses on security monitoring loans, and legal and regulatory developments. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth or implied in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including the risk factors described in documents filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K are based on information available at the time of filing.


We are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by law.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.Description
99.1Investor Presentation, dated April 23, 2021.
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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.


Date: April 23, 2021By:/s/ Bart R. Olson
 Name: Bart R. Olson
 Title:Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer