SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
April 26, 2018
Date of Report
(Date of earliest event reported)
WSFS Financial Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
500 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (302) 792-6000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events
WSFS Financial Corporation (“WSFS” or the “Company”) today reported that Mark A. Turner, Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer, entered into a trading plan (the “Plan”) in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Plan, executed on April 26, 2018, during the Company’s open trading window, will expire on or before December 31, 2019, and is designed to facilitate Mr. Turner’s exercise of expiring options. These expiring options were issued to Mr. Turner in February 2013, pursuant to a non-plan stock option agreement that was approved by 97.9% of the Company’s stockholders voting at the Company’s 2013 Annual Meeting. The exercise price of the options was set at 20% above the market price of WSFS stock at the time of the Board of Directors’ meeting at which the options were approved, and these options were in lieu of the grant to Mr. Turner of any new equity awards for the succeeding five years.
Mr. Turner entered into the Plan to allow for an orderly exercise of the options prior to their expiration as part of his personal long-term financial planning. Mr. Turner continues to hold a significant number of fully-vested shares, well exceeding all Company guidelines for share ownership. Any transactions under the Plan will be publicly reported through Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Other officers or directors of the Company may, in the future, enter into Rule 10b5-1 trading plans related to the Company’s shares. The Company undertakes no obligation to report Rule 10b5-1 trading plans adopted by any of its officers or directors, or to report any modifications or terminations of any publicly announced plans, except to the extent required by law.
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.
WSFS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
April 30, 2018
/s/ Dominic C. Canuso
Dominic C. Canuso
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer