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): May 3, 2021
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 8.01 Other Items.
On May 3, 2021, Eastern Bankshares, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its intent to declassify its Board of Directors by 2027 and to seek its shareholders’ approval to modify certain provisions of its Articles of Organization to reflect such declassification at its 2022 annual meeting of shareholders. A copy of the Company’s press release has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as other soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-6(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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: May 3, 2021||By:||/s/ James B. Fitzgerald|
|James B. Fitzgerald|
|Chief Financial Officer|