FNWD Finward Bancorp

Filed: 18 May 21, 9:00am
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 13, 2021
NorthWest Indiana Bancorp
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
9204 Columbia Avenue
Munster, Indiana
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(219) 836-4400
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On May 13, 2021, NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”) filed Articles of Amendment (the “Articles Amendment”) to its Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Indiana to change the name of the Bancorp to “Finward Bancorp.” The Articles Amendment and the attendant name change will become effective on May 24, 2021.
 Item 8.01 Other Events.
On May 17, 2021, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) advised the Bancorp that the name change to “Finward Bancorp” will be announced by FINRA on its daily list on Friday, May 21, 2021, with a market effective date of Monday, May 24, 2021.  As a result, the Bancorp’s common stock will be quoted under the new trading symbol “FNWD” effective as of the open of trading on May 24, 2021.  The new CUSIP number for the Bancorp’s common stock, effective May 24, 2021, will be 31812F109.
Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K may contain forward-looking statements regarding the matters discussed herein. For these statements, the Bancorp claims the protections of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this report should be considered in conjunction with the other information available about the Bancorp, including the information in the filings the Bancorp makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Forward-looking statements provide current expectations or forecasts of future events and are not guarantees of future performance. The forward-looking statements are based on management’s expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by using words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “will” and similar expressions.
Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. In addition to matters discussed in this report, additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are discussed in the Bancorp’s reports (such as the Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K) filed with the SEC and available at the SEC’s Internet website ( Except as required by law, the Bancorp does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statement is made.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)  Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
 104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

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.
NorthWest Indiana Bancorp
Date:  May 18, 2021  
 By:/s/ Peymon S. Torabi
  Printed Name: Peymon S. Torabi
  Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer