BFS Saul Centers

Filed: 11 Mar 21, 4:44pm

Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 11, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification Number)
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1500E, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-6522
(Address of principal executive office) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (301) 986-6200
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 each class:Trading symbol:Name of exchange on which registered:
Common Stock, $0.01 par valueBFSNew York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares each representing 1/100th of a share of 6.125% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, Par Value $0.01 Per ShareBFS/PRDNew York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares each representing 1/100th of a share of 6.000% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, Par Value $0.01 Per ShareBFS/PRENew York Stock Exchange
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 11, 2021, the Board of Directors approved the appointment of Carlos L. Heard as Chief Financial Officer of Saul Centers, Inc. (the “Company”) effective April 1, 2021. Mr. Heard has served as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development, B. F. Saul Company and Affiliates from 2019 to present; Vice President, Acquisitions and Development from 2013 to 2018; and Vice President, Acquisitions and Finance from 2010 to 2012. Prior to joining the B. F. Saul Company and Affiliates, Mr. Heard was Group Vice President of Capital Markets and Commercial Real Estate at Chevy Chase Bank, where he worked from 1998 to 2009.
In consideration of Mr. Heard’s service as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, the Compensation Committee has approved, effective April 1, 2021, an annual base salary for Mr. Heard of $375,000. Mr. Heard is eligible for a bonus at the discretion of the Compensation Committee and is entitled to participate in the Company’s benefit programs applicable generally to employees and officers.
The current Chief Financial Officer, Scott V. Schneider, who has served in that position since 1993, will retire effective March 31, 2021 as previously announced on December 3, 2020. Mr. Schneider will continue to serve the Company as a consultant at a fee of $200,000 per annum.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On March 11, 2021, Saul Centers, Inc. issued a press release to provide a business update related to COVID-19.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits

104.    Cover Page Interactive Data File (the Cover Page Interactive Data File is embedded within the Inline

    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.

                        SAUL CENTERS, INC.
                        By: /s/ Bettina T. Guevara
Bettina T. Guevara
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary    
Dated:    March 11, 2021