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WAL Western Alliance Bancorp



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  April 28, 2020


WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-32550 88-0365922
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

One E. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona  85004
 (Address of principal executive offices)               (Zip Code)

(602) 389-3500
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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:

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 Par Value WAL New York Stock Exchange
6.25% Subordinated Debentures due 2056 WALA New York Stock Exchange

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. ¨






ITEM 8.01. OTHER EVENTS.

Quarterly Dividend.

At the meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company held on April 28, 2020, the Board declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock. The dividend will be payable May 29, 2020 to shareholders of record as of May 15, 2020.
ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
(d) Exhibits.
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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 hereunto duly authorized.

 WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION
 (Registrant)
   
   
 /s/ Dale Gibbons 
   
 Dale Gibbons 
 Executive Vice President and
 Chief Financial Officer
   
   
   
Date:April 28, 2020