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): June 9, 2022
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission file number)|
756 East Winchester St., Suite 100
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (801) 501-7200
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share||FINW||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On June 9, 2022, at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of FinWise Bancorp (“FinWise” or the “Company”), the Company’s shareholders approved the change in name of the All West Bancorporation 2019 Stock Option Plan (the “2019 Plan”) to “FinWise Bancorp 2019 Stock Option Plan” and the increase in the number of shares of our common stock available for awards under the 2019 Plan by 500,000 shares to 1,280,000 shares. The change and increase were embodied (subject to shareholder approval) in an amendment of the 2019 Plan that was approved by FinWise’s Board of Directors on April 19, 2022. Our named executive officers may participate in the 2019 Plan. For a description of the principal features of the 2019 Plan, please see Proposal No. 2 in our proxy statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 29, 2022 (the “Proxy Statement”), which description is incorporated herein by reference. Such description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the 2019 Plan, as amended, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated into this Item 5.02 by reference.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
At the Annual Meeting, shareholders of record as of April 11, 2022, the Record Date for the Annual Meeting, were entitled to vote 12,776,810 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Common Stock”), each having one vote per share. A total of 9,358,958 shares of Common Stock were represented at the Annual Meeting in person or by proxy.
At the Annual Meeting, the shareholders of the Company (i) elected three director nominees to hold office until the earlier of the 2025 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Company or until their successors are elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal, (ii) approved the amendment to the 2019 Plan effecting the change in name of the 2019 Plan to “FinWise Bancorp 2019 Stock Option Plan” and the increase in the number of shares of our common stock available for awards under the 2019 Plan by 500,000 shares to 1,280,000 shares and (iii) ratified the appointment of Moss Adams LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.
Election of Directors
The shareholders of the Company elected each of the director nominees proposed by the Board of Directors. The voting results were as follows:
|Howard I. Reynolds||6,774,179||1,303,053||1,281,726|
|Thomas E. Gibson, Jr.||6,577,703||1,499,529||1,281,726|
Amendment of 2019 Plan
The shareholders of the Company approved the amendment to the 2019 Plan effecting the change in name of the 2019 Plan to “FinWise Bancorp 2019 Stock Option Plan” and the increase in the number of shares of our common stock available for awards under the 2019 Plan by 500,000 shares to 1,280,000 shares. The voting results were as follows:
Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The shareholders of the Company ratified the appointment of Moss Adams LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022. The voting results were as follows:
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|FinWise Bancorp 2019 Stock Option Plan.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, FinWise Bancorp has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|DATE: June 14, 2022||FINWISE BANCORP|
|/s/ Javvis Jacobson|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer and Executive|