SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of August 2022
Commission File Number: 000-53445
KB Financial Group Inc.
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
26, Gukjegeumyung-ro 8-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 07331, Korea
(Address of principal executive office)
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Merger of the Two Life Insurance Subsidiaries of KB Financial Group
On August 9, 2022, the board of directors of each of The Prudential Life Insurance Company of Korea, Ltd. (“Prudential Life Insurance”) and KB Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (“KB Life Insurance”), both of which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of KB Financial Group Inc. (“KB Financial Group”), resolved to approve the merger of Prudential Life Insurance and KB Life Insurance (the “Merger”). Subsequent to such resolutions, KB Financial Group approved the Merger at an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders held on the same date. The details of the Merger are as follows:
Surviving entity following the Merger: Prudential Life Insurance
Merged entity following the Merger: KB Life Insurance
Expected completion date of the Merger: January 1, 2023
The completion of the Merger is subject to regulatory approvals, and as such, the completion date is subject to change.
Exercise of appraisal rights by dissenting shareholders is not applicable to the Merger, since both Prudential Life Insurance and KB Life Insurance are wholly-owned subsidiaries of KB Financial Group.
For further information, please refer to the related disclosure on the website of Korea Life Insurance Association at https://klia.or.kr, and related filings made by KB Life Insurance with the Financial Supervisory Service of Korea on August 9, 2022.
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, thereunto duly authorized.
KB Financial Group Inc.
|Date: August 9, 2022|
By: /s/ Scott Y. H. Seo
|Name: Scott Y. H. Seo|
|Title: Senior Managing Director and Chief Finance Officer|