SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): December 7, 2020
EASTERN BANKSHARES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction|
of Incorporation or Organization)
|265 Franklin Street||02110|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (800) 327-8376
(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:
|☐||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
|☐||Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)|
|☐||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))|
|☐||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))|
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading|
|Name of each exchange|
on which registered
|Common Stock||EBC||Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On December 7, 2020, Eastern Bankshares, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation (the “Company”), and the holding company for Eastern Bank (“Bank”), posted a presentation in the “Presentations” section of the Company’s investor relations website at investor.easternbank.com. The presentation updates the Bank’s progress in reducing customer loan modifications related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K (including the exhibit hereto) is furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended or the Exchange Act. The furnishing of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed an admission or determination by the Company that the information contained herein (including the exhibit hereto) is material or that the dissemination of such information is required by Regulation FD.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
|EASTERN BANKSHARES, INC.|
|DATE: December 7, 2020||By:||/s/ James B. Fitzgerald|
|James B. Fitzgerald|
|Chief Financial Officer|