BankUnited (BKU)

Filed: 21 Oct 21, 4:00pm

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):October 21, 2021 (October 21, 2021)

BankUnited, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 001-35039 27-0162450
(State of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
14817 Oak Lane,Miami Lakes,FL                                                33016
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code): (305) 569-2000
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
ClassTrading SymbolName of Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, $0.01 Par ValueBKUNew York Stock Exchange
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Item 8.01    Other Events.

On October 21, 2021, BankUnited, N.A. (the “Bank”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited, Inc. (the "Company") reached a settlement with the Florida Department of Revenue related to certain tax matters for the 2009-2019 tax years and recorded a tax benefit of $43.9 million, net of federal impact. Unrelated to the Florida settlement, the Bank expects to record an additional approximately $25 million tax benefit in the fourth quarter of 2021 related to a reduction in the liability for unrecognized tax benefits arising from expiration of statutes of limitation in the Federal and certain state jurisdictions.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that reflect the Company’s current views with respect to, among other things, future events and financial performance. 
The Company generally identifies forward-looking statements by terminology such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” "forecasts" or the negative version of those words or other comparable words. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on the historical performance of the Company and its subsidiaries or on the Company’s current plans, estimates and expectations. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company that the future plans, estimates or expectations contemplated by the Company will be achieved. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and assumptions, including (without limitations) those relating to the Company’s operations, financial results, financial condition, business prospects, growth strategy and liquidity, including as impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the Company’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, the Company’s actual results may vary materially from those indicated in these statements. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. Information on these factors can be found in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and any subsequent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Current Report on Form 8-K, which are available at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).


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.

Dated:October 21, 2021BANKUNITED, INC.
 /s/ Leslie N. Lunak
 Name:Leslie N. Lunak
 Title:Chief Financial Officer