CVBF CVB Financial

Filed: 21 May 21, 2:13pm



Washington, D.C. 20549


Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 17, 2021


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


California 000-10140 95-3629339

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 (Commission file number) 

(I.R.S. employer

identification number)


 701 North Haven Avenue, Ontario, California 91764
 (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (909) 980-4030

Not Applicable

(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 (See General Instruction A.2.):

[ ] 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 Symbol(s)



Name of each exchange on which registered


Common Stock, No Par Value






The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC


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 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On May 17, 2021, the respective Boards of Directors of CVB Financial Corp. (“CVBF”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Citizens Business Bank (the “Bank,” and collectively with CVBF, the “Company”) appointed Ms. Francene LaPoint as CVBF’s and the Bank’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, effective as of the same date. Ms. LaPoint, age 56, has been serving as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Controller with responsibility for Accounting and Financial Reporting since January 2012. Ms. LaPoint held various auditing roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 1998. Ms. LaPoint holds a B.B.A. in accounting from California State University, Fullerton and is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

As the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Ms. LaPoint will serve as the principal accounting officer of the Company. E. Allen Nicholson, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and former principal accounting officer (as of May 17, 2021), will continue to serve as the Company’s principal financial officer.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. LaPoint and any other persons pursuant to which Ms. LaPoint was appointed to serve as Chief Accounting Officer. There are no family relationships among any of CVBF’s or the Bank’s respective directors or executive officers and Ms. LaPoint.


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.


Date: May 21, 2021  By: /s/ E. Allen Nicholson        
  E. Allen Nicholson

Executive Vice President and Chief

Financial Officer