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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 18, 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 1.01. ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT.

On November 18, 2021, Western Alliance Bancorporation (the “Company”) entered into an amendment, dated November 18, 2021 (the “Amendment”) to the Distribution Agreement dated June 3, 2021 (the “Agreement”), among the Company and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. The Amendment modifies the parties to the Agreement to include Piper Sandler & Co. as an additional sales agent.

The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Amendment, which is attached as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein. Except as expressly modified by the Amendment, the terms of the Agreement remain unchanged, including the maximum number of shares issuable thereunder.

ITEM 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
No.
  

Description

1.1    Amendment to the Distribution Agreement, dated November 18, 2021, by and between Western Alliance Bancorporation, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Piper Sandler & Co.
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.

 

  WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION
           (Registrant)
 

/s/ Dale Gibbons

  Dale Gibbons
  Executive Vice President and
  Chief Financial Officer

Date: November 18, 2021

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