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): September 13, 2021
BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction)
|(Commission File No.)|
60 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (800) 773-5601, ext. 133773
(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 each exchange on which registered|
|Common stock, par value $0.01 per share||BHLB||The New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
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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 8.01 Other Events.
On September 13, 2021, Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”), the holding company for Berkshire Bank (the “Bank”), announced that it had completed its previously announced stock repurchase program. The Company repurchased 2,500,000 shares of its common stock at an aggregate price of $68.7 million, or an average price of $27.48 per share.
On September 13, 2021 the Company announced that the Bank has hired Lucia Bellomia as EVP, Head of Retail Banking. The full text of the news release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to the Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|(a)||Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired. Not applicable.|
|(b)||Pro Forma Financial Information. Not applicable.|
|(c)||Shell Company Transactions. Not applicable.|
Exhibit No. Description
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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.
|Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.|
DATE: September 13, 2021
|By: || /s/ Wm. Gordon Prescott|
Wm. Gordon Prescott
Executive Vice President and