NWBI Northwest Bancshares

Filed: 19 Nov 21, 11:57am

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):   November 16, 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.)
3 Easton OvalSuite 500ColumbusOhio 43219
(Address of principal executive office) (Zip code)
 Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:       (814) 726-2140
100 Liberty Street, Warren, Pennsylvania 16365
(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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On November 16, 2021, Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Northwest Bank (the “Bank”), entered into an amendment to the employment agreements (together, the “Amendments”) with each of Ronald J. Seiffert, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company and the Bank, William W. Harvey, Jr., Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank, John J. Golding, Senior Executive Vice President, Consumer and Business Banking of the Company and the Bank, Mark T. Reitzes, Senior Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking of the Company and the Bank, and Louis J. Torchio, Senior Executive Vice President, Retail Lending of the Company and the Bank (each, an “Executive”). The Amendment deletes a provision in each Executive’s employment agreement that would reduce payments to the Executive under certain circumstances in the event of a change in control of the Company.

The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the form of Amendment which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are being filed herewith:
Exhibit No.Description
Form of Amendment to Employment Agreement entered into with Ronald J. Seiffert, William W. Harvey, Jr., John J. Golding, Mark T. Reitzes and Louis J. Torchio
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

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:November 19, 2021 By:/s/ William W. Harvey, Jr.
  William W. Harvey, Jr.
  Chief Financial Officer