NWBI Northwest Bancshares

Filed: 1 Apr 21, 4:44pm

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):   April 1, 2021
Northwest Bancshares, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Maryland 001-34582 27-0950358
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission File No.) (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)   Identification No.)
100 Liberty StreetWarrenPennsylvania 16365
(Address of principal executive office) (Zip code)
 Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:       (814) 726-2140
 (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, 0.01 Par ValueNWBINASDAQ Stock Market, LLC

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Item 8.01     Other Events

On April 1, 2021, Northwest Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Northwest Bancshares, Inc., issued a press release announcing it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its insurance business offered through Northwest Insurance Services to USI Insurance Services. A copy of the release is included as exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Item 9.01                                          Financial Statements and Exhibits

        (d)     Exhibits
Exhibit No. Description
 Press release dated April 1, 2021.

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 1, 2021 By:/s/ William W. Harvey, Jr.
  William W. Harvey, Jr.
  Chief Financial Officer