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): May 25, 2021
PEOPLE’S UNITED FINANCIAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|850 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT||06604|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203) 338-7171
(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
Name of Each Exchange
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share||PBCT||NASDAQ Global Select Market|
|Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non- Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, $0.01 par value per share||PBCTP||NASDAQ Global Select Market|
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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 25, 2021, People’s United Financial, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“People’s United”), held a special meeting of its common stockholders (the “People’s United special meeting”). At the People’s United special meeting, People’s United common stockholders voted on the following matters: (1) a proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 21, 2021 (the “Merger Agreement”), entered into by and among People’s United, M&T Bank Corporation, a New York corporation (“M&T”), and Bridge Merger Corp., a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of M&T (the “Merger Proposal”); and (2) a proposal to approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the merger-related compensation payments that will or may be paid to the named executive officers of People’s United in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement (the “Compensation Proposal”).
The third proposal was to adjourn the People’s United special meeting, if necessary or appropriate, to solicit additional proxies if, immediately prior to such adjournment, there were not sufficient votes to approve the Merger Proposal or to ensure that any supplement or amendment to the joint proxy statement/prospectus was timely provided to People’s United common stockholders (the “Adjournment Proposal”). Because a preliminary count showed that there were sufficient votes at the People’s United special meeting to approve the Merger Proposal a vote on the Adjournment Proposal was not called.
The proposals listed above are described in the joint proxy statement/prospectus filed by People’s United with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 23, 2021, as supplemented by the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by People’s United with the SEC on May 17, 2021.
A total of 301,495,919 shares of People’s United common stock were in attendance in person or by proxy at the People’s United special meeting. This represented approximately 70.54% of the shares of People’s United common stock that were outstanding and entitled to vote at the People’s United special meeting, constituting a quorum for all matters presented at the People’s United special meeting.
The number of votes cast for or against as to each matter, and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes as to each matter, are set forth in the tables below.
Proposal 1: Merger Proposal
Proposal 2: Compensation Proposal
Outcome: Not Approved
On May 26, 2021, People’s United and M&T issued a joint press release announcing that each company’s shareholders approved the Merger Agreement. A copy of the joint press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Joint Press Release, dated May 26, 2021|
|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.
|PEOPLE’S UNITED FINANCIAL, INC.|
/s/ Andrew S. Hersom
|Name: Andrew S. Hersom|
|Title: Senior Vice President, Investor Relations|
Date: May 26, 2021