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): June 14, 2021
DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES, INC.
(Exact name of the registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File Number)|
898 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 560
Hauppauge, New York
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s telephone number)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Title of each class|
|Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value||DCOM||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
|Preferred Stock, Series A, $0.01 Par Value||DCOMP||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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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|
Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Dime Community Bank, (together, the “Company”) today announced that the last day of employment of John M. McCaffery, the Company’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, was June 14, 2021.
The Company and Mr. McCaffery were parties to an Employment Agreement and a Retention and Award Agreement, both dated October 16, 2020, which provided for certain payments upon a qualifying termination of Mr. McCaffery’s employment. Mr. McCaffery’s departure is a termination without Cause under the Employment Agreement. The Company and Mr. McCaffery have entered into an Agreement and General Release (the “Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company will pay Mr. McCaffery $1,625,086, less legally required withholdings, in full satisfaction of the Company’s obligations under the Employment Agreement and the Retention and Award Agreement, in a lump sum after a seven day revocation period has lapsed. In addition, Mr. McCaffery will be engaged as a consultant for a transition period of four months and will receive $250,000 for his consultation services. The Agreement includes non-disparagement, non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions and a full release of claims by Mr. McCaffery.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Agreement. A copy of the Agreement is enclosed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
The Company also reported that Christopher Porzelt, currently Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Risk Officer of Dime Community Bank, and former Chief Risk Officer of legacy Dime Community Bank, has been appointed Interim Chief Risk Officer of the Company, effective June 14, 2021.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.
|DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES, INC.|
|DATE: June 15, 2021|
By: /s/ Patricial M. Schaubeck
|Patricia M. Schaubeck|
|Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|