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SYF Synchrony Financial

Filed: 25 May 21, 8:30am

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 
FORM 8-K
 
 
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
May 25, 2021
Date of Report
(Date of earliest event reported) 
 

SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
 
Delaware 001-36560 51-0483352
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 (Commission
File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
777 Long Ridge Road 
Stamford,Connecticut06902
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(203) 585-2400
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions: 
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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, par value $0.001 per shareSYFNew York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing a 1/40th Interest in a Share of 5.625% Fixed Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series ASYFPrANew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    ¨



Item 7.01Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 25, 2021, Synchrony Financial (the "Company") announced that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has approved a share repurchase program of up to $2.9 billion, for the period which commenced April 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, and intends to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 per share of common stock. The share repurchase program supersedes the program previously announced on January 29, 2021, and does not include the impact of any capital which would be released if the Loan Receivables associated with the Gap program are sold at expiration of the existing program agreement.

The Company expects to make share repurchases from time to time subject to market conditions and other factors, including legal and regulatory restrictions and required approvals.

A copy of the press release announcing the approvals is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information contained in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except as shall be expressly stated by specific reference in such filing.
 
Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
The following exhibits are being furnished as part of this report: 

Number  Description
99.1  Synchrony Financial Press Release dated May 25, 2021
104The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL



SIGNATURES
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.

SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL
Date: May 25, 2021By:/s/ Jonathan Mothner
Name:Jonathan Mothner
Title:Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary




EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Number  Description
104The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL