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BPFH Boston Private Financial

Filed: 4 May 21, 1:25pm

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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  May 4, 2021


 
Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


 
Massachusetts
001-35070
04-2976299
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

Ten Post Office Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(617) 912-1900
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Not Applicable
(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 class

Trading
symbol(s)

Name of exchange
on which registered
Common Stock, Par Value $1.00 per Share

BPFH

NASDAQ

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) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2).
 
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Item 8.01.Other Events.

On May 4, 2021, Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (“Boston Private”) issued a press release announcing that based on proxies submitted to First Coast Results, Inc., the independent inspector of election for the special meeting of shareholders originally scheduled for April 27, 2021 and adjourned to May 4, 2021, preliminary voting results indicate that Boston Private shareholders have approved each of the proposals presented at the special meeting, including Boston Private’s merger agreement with SVB Financial Group (“SVB Financial”), pursuant to which Boston Private will merge with and into SVB Financial, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein.

The transaction is expected to close in mid-2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including receipt of customary regulatory approvals.

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits
 
Exhibit No.

Description

Press Release, dated May 4, 2021
Exhibit 104
Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to SVB Financial’s and/or Boston Private’s expectations or predictions of future financial or business performance or conditions.  Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “target,” “estimate,” “continue,” “positions,” “prospects” or “potential,” by future conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” or “may,” or by variations of such words or by similar expressions.  These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we assume no duty to update forward-looking statements.  Actual results may differ materially from current projections.

In addition to factors previously disclosed in SVB Financial’s and Boston Private’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance:  ability to obtain regulatory approvals and meet other closing conditions to the merger on the expected terms and schedule; delay in closing the merger; the outcome of any legal proceedings that have been or may be instituted against SVB Financial or Boston Private; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the right of one or both parties to terminate the merger agreement providing for the merger; difficulties and delays in integrating Boston Private’s business or fully realizing cost savings and other benefits; business disruption following the merger; changes in asset quality and credit risk; the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth; the inability to retain existing Boston Private clients; the inability to retain Boston Private employees; changes in interest rates and capital markets; inflation; customer borrowing, repayment, investment and deposit practices; customer disintermediation; the introduction, withdrawal, success and timing of business initiatives; competitive conditions; the inability to realize cost savings or revenues or to implement integration plans and other consequences associated with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; economic conditions; the impact, extent and timing of technological changes, capital management activities, and other actions of the Federal Reserve Board and legislative and regulatory actions and reforms; and the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on SVB Financial’s and/or Boston Private’s businesses, the ability to complete the proposed merger and/or any of the other foregoing risks.  Annualized, pro forma, projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.


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.
 

BOSTON PRIVATE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.


Date:  May 4, 2021By:/s/ Steven M. Gaven


Steven M. Gaven


Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer