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): October 25, 2021
FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF CHICAGO
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Federally chartered corporation||000-51401||36-6001019|
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)|
(Commission File Number)
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|433 West Van Buren Street, Suite 501S||60607|
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(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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.
The Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (the “Bank”) is comprised of member directors and independent directors who are elected by the Bank’s members in accordance with the rules governing the election of Federal Home Loan Bank directors specified in the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (“Bank Act”) and the related regulations of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”), as discussed under Item 10 – Directors, Executive Officers, and Corporate Governance on page 89 of the Bank’s 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 9, 2021 (“2020 Form 10-K”).
On October 27, 2021, the Bank announced that the following directors have been re-elected to its Board as member directors:
(1) Daniel G. Watts, Director & President of Forest Park National Bank and Trust Company, Forest Park, Illinois was re-elected to serve a four-year term on the Board beginning January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2025.
(2) James H. Hegenbarth, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Park Bank, Madison, Wisconsin was re-elected to serve a four-year term on the Board beginning January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2025.
With respect to the election of Mr. Hegenbarth, the Bank issued a Current Report on Form 8-K on September 20, 2021 (after the nomination period closed) announcing that Mr. Hegenbarth was the only member director nominee for the state of Wisconsin and had been declared director-elect to the Board in accordance with the rules governing the election of Federal Home Loan Bank member directors.
In addition, on October 27, 2021, the Bank announced that the following directors have been elected to its Board as independent directors:
(1) Mark J. Eppli, Director of the Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin , was re-elected to serve a four-year term on the Board as an independent director beginning January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2025.
(2) Maria E. Wynne, Chief Executive Officer of Leadership Greater Chicago, Chicago, Illinois was elected to serve a four-year term on the Board as an independent director beginning January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2025.
The Board has not yet determined on which committees each of the directors elected will serve beginning in 2022.
All directors serving on the Bank’s Board for 2022 are expected to receive compensation under the Bank’s 2022 Board of Directors Compensation Policy, which is pending review by the FHFA. All directors are also entitled to participate in a non-qualified, unfunded, deferred compensation plan, under which each Bank director has the opportunity to defer all or a portion of their compensation.
Pursuant to the Bank Act and FHFA regulations, the Bank’s member directors are required to be an officer or director of a member of the Bank. The Bank is a cooperative, and most of the Bank’s business is conducted with its members. In the normal course of business, the Bank extends credit to members whose officers or directors may serve as member directors of the Bank on market terms that are no more favorable to them than the terms of comparable transactions with other members who are not considered related parties. For further discussion, see “Related Persons and Related Transactions” on page 122 of the Bank’s 2020 Form 10-K. Furthermore, the Bank has not engaged in any transactions with any of the elected independent directors or members of their immediate families that would require disclosure under applicable rules and regulations.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On October 25, 2021, the Bank declared the voting results for its 2021 election of member and independent directors, which the Bank announced as described in Item 5.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Form 8-K”). Complete voting results are included in the Bank’s Letter to Members dated October 27, 2021, attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K is a copy of the Bank’s Letter to Members dated October 27, 2021, regarding the results of the 2021 election for member and independent directors. The information being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 on this Form 8-K and the information contained in Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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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.
|Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago|
|By: /s/ Laura M. Turnquest|
|Name: Laura M. Turnquest|
|Date: October 27, 2021||Title: Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|