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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):  November 15, 2021


WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-32550 88-0365922
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

One E. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona  85004
 (Address of principal executive offices)               (Zip Code)

(602) 389-3500
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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:

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, $0.0001 Par Value WAL New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, Each Representing a 1/400th Interest in a Share of
4.250% Fixed-Rate Reset Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A
WAL PrA 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 (§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 8.01. OTHER EVENTS.
On November 15, 2021 (the “Redemption Date”), Western Alliance Bancorporation (the “Company”) completed the redemption of all of its 6.25% Subordinated Debentures due 2056 (the “Notes”) in the aggregate principal amount of $175 million. The Notes were redeemed in full at 100% of the principal amount plus any accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the Redemption Date. Interest on the Notes ceased to accrue on and after the Redemption Date.
The Notes were issued pursuant to the Subordinated Indenture, dated as of June 16, 2016, between the Company and the Trustee, and as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture relating to the Notes, dated as of June 16, 2016, between the Company and the Trustee.
ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
(d) Exhibits.
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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.
  WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION
(Registrant)
 
 
/s/ Dale Gibbons
Dale Gibbons
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
Date: November 16, 2021


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