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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 24, 2021

 

 

MERIDIAN BANCORP, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

Maryland

001-36573

46-5396964

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission

File No.)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

67 Prospect Street, Peabody, Massachusetts

01960

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (617) 567-1500

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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

EBSB

The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).  

Emerging Growth Company  

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 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure

On February 24, 2021, Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per common share.  The dividend will be payable on April 1, 2021 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 18, 2021. On February 24, 2021, the Company also announced that it has adopted a new stock repurchase program for up to 1,000,000 shares, or approximately 1.9% of its outstanding common stock. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99 to this report.

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(a)

Not Applicable.

 

(b)

Not Applicable.

 

(c)

Not Applicable.

 

(d)

Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

 

Exhibit

 

 

 

99

 

Press release dated February 24, 2021

 

104

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

SIGNATURES

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.

 

 

 

 

MERIDIAN BANCORP, INC.

 

 

 

 

DATE: February 25, 2021

 

By:

/s/ Kenneth R. Fisher

 

 

 

Kenneth R. Fisher

 

 

 

Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief        Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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