NWBI Northwest Bancshares

Filed: 3 May 21, 4:41pm

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 30, 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 2.01     Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets

On April 30, 2021, Northwest Bank, a Pennsylvania-chartered savings bank and subsidiary of Northwest Bancshares, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), completed the sale of The Bert Company (doing business as Northwest Insurance Services) (“NWIS”) to USI Insurance Services LLC (“Buyer”) in accordance with the Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”), dated April 1, 2021. Pursuant to the Agreement, Buyer purchased substantially all of the assets of NWIS and assumed certain liabilities of NWIS.

Consistent with the terms and conditions in the Agreement, at the closing of the transaction (the “Closing”), an aggregate purchase price of $31.8 million was paid in cash by the Buyer to the Company, less approximately $2.8 million in closing adjustments as set forth in the Agreement.

A copy of the press release announcing the consummation of the Agreement is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01                                          Financial Statements and Exhibits

        (d)     Exhibits. The following exhibit is being filed herewith:
Exhibit No. Description
 Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of April 1, 2021, by and among The Bert Company (doing business as Northwest Insurance Services), USI Insurance Services LLC, and Northwest Bank (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 1.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K of the Company (File No. 001-34582), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 6, 2021)*
Press release dated May 3, 2021
* Exhibits and schedules have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K

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:May 3, 2021 By:/s/ William W. Harvey, Jr.
  William W. Harvey, Jr.
  Chief Financial Officer