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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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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

 

December 10, 2019

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

TRUSTMARK CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Mississippi

 

000-03683

 

64-0471500

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

248 East Capitol Street, Jackson, Mississippi

 

39201

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

 

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:

 

(601) 208-5111

 

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, no par value

TRMK

Nasdaq Global Select Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 

 

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 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

Appointment of Board Chairman

 

On December 10, 2019, the Board of Directors of Trustmark Corporation (Trustmark) appointed Gerard R. Host as Chairman of the Board of Trustmark, effective April 28, 2020, the date of the 2020 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. Mr. Host will succeed R. Michael Summerford, who plans to retire from Trustmark’s Board at the 2020 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.

 

Amendment to Employment Agreement of Gerard R. Host

 

On December 10, 2019, Trustmark entered into a second amendment to the employment agreement with Mr. Host, effective January 1, 2020 (the “Amendment”), which amends certain provisions of Mr. Host’s employment agreement with Trustmark, dated as of September 14, 2010 (the “Employment Agreement”).  

 

The Amendment provides that the term of the Employment Agreement will be extended from its current expiration date of December 31, 2019 until December 31, 2020 (unless renewed or earlier terminated in accordance with the Employment Agreement as so amended). Under the Amendment, Mr. Host will continue to serve as President of Trustmark and Chief Executive Officer of Trustmark and Trustmark National Bank (the Bank), but will no longer serve as President of the Bank, effective January 1, 2020. Mr. Host’s compensation remains unchanged.

 

The foregoing summary of the Amendment is not intended to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

 

President of the Bank

 

On December 10, 2019, the Board of Directors of the Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trustmark, appointed Duane A. Dewey, 61, to serve as President and designated him to continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer of the Bank, effective January 1, 2020.

 

Mr. Dewey has served as Chief Operating Officer of the Bank since January 2019 and is responsible for all revenue generating activities in the organization. Mr. Dewey served as President of Corporate Banking at Trustmark from 2008 to 2018. Previously, Mr. Dewey was responsible for the Central Region of Trustmark, which included all retail, commercial and community banking activities in the Jackson, Vicksburg and Mississippi Delta markets. Mr. Dewey joined Trustmark in 2003 as President of Wealth Management. He began his banking career at Republic Bank (now part of Bank of America) in 1985 with corporate banking responsibilities in Dallas, Texas, and private banking responsibilities in Washington, D.C. and McLean, Virginia. Mr. Dewey also served as Managing Director of the wealth management division of Provident Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio, before joining Trustmark.

 

As of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, neither Mr. Dewey nor any of his immediate family members is a party, either directly or indirectly, to any transaction that would be required to be reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, nor is Mr. Dewey a party to any understanding or arrangement pursuant to which he is to be selected as an officer.

 

Mr. Dewey’s salary will be $500,000 effective January 1, 2020. His bonus (short term incentive) opportunity linked to 2020 performance is targeted at 65% of salary. His equity award (long term incentive) level for the 2020 grant will be targeted at a value of $350,000.

 

Appointment of Mr. Dewey to Board of Directors

 

On December 10, 2019, Trustmark’s Board of Directors approved an increase in the size of the Board and filled the vacancy created by such increase by appointing Mr. Dewey as a member of the Board, effective January 1, 2020. Mr. Dewey was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bank.  

 

Mr. Dewey is not a party to any understanding or arrangement pursuant to which he is to be selected as a director. As an employee director, Mr. Dewey will receive no compensation for Board or committee service.

 

 


 

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit Number

 

Description of Exhibits

10.1

 

Second Amendment to Employment Agreement between Trustmark Corporation and Gerard R. Host dated December 10, 2019

99.1

 

Press Release dated December 10, 2019

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.

 

TRUSTMARK CORPORATION

 

BY:

 

/s/ Louis E. Greer 

 

 

Louis E. Greer

 

 

Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer

 

 

 

DATE:

 

December 10, 2019

 

 

 

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Section 2: EX-10.1 (EX-10.1)

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Exhibit 10.1

AMENDMENT TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

 

WHEREAS, Trustmark Corporation, a Mississippi corporation (the “Company”), and Gerard R. Host (the “Executive”), have entered into an employment agreement dated September 14, 2010, and effective as of January 1, 2011, and previously amended effective as of February 15, 2018 (the “Employment Agreement”);

 

WHEREAS, section 11.3 of the Employment Agreement provides that it may be amended by a written instrument signed by the parties;

 

WHEREAS, the parties wish to amend the Employment Agreement to provide that Executive shall continue to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and as Chief Executive Officer of Trustmark National Bank (the “Bank”) through December 31, 2020;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, effective as of December 10, 2019, subject to the approval of the Company’s Board of Directors, the parties agree as follows:

 

1.The Employment Agreement is amended to replace “age 65” with “age 66” in the first sentence of Section 5.9 (“Retirement”).

 

2.Effective as of January 1, 2020, Executive shall no longer serve as President of the Bank.

 

3.Executive waives any claim that the change in Executive’s status, title or position contemplated by this amendment constitutes Good Reason (as defined in Section 5.6 (“Good Reason”)) for him to terminate his employment.

 

4.Except as amended above, the Employment Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

 

The Company and the Executive agree to this amendment this 10th day of December, 2019.

 

 

Executive

 

Trustmark Corporation

 

/s/ Gerard R. Host

 

/s/ Adolphus B. Baker

Gerard R. Host

 

Adolphus B. Baker

 

 

Chairman, Human Resources Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Section 3: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

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Exhibit 99.1

News Release

 

Trustmark Announces Succession Plans

 

JACKSON, Miss. – December 10, 2019 – Trustmark Corporation (Nasdaq:TRMK) announced today that Gerard R. Host has been elected to succeed R. Michael Summerford as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Trustmark Corporation and Trustmark National Bank effective April 28, 2020, the date of the 2020 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.  Mr. Host, with more than 35 years of experience at Trustmark, will remain Chief Executive Officer and will succeed Mr. Summerford who plans to retire from Trustmark’s Boards of Directors at the 2020 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.  Mr. Summerford has been affiliated with Trustmark since 2005 and has served as its Chairman since 2016.  He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of ChemFirst, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of electronic and specialty chemicals, until his retirement in 2002.  “Under Mike’s guidance and leadership as Chairman, Trustmark has experienced significant growth and is well positioned for continued success.  We appreciate Mike’s many contributions to Trustmark,” said Gerard R. Host, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trustmark.

 

In addition, Duane A. Dewey, Chief Operating Officer of Trustmark National Bank, has been named President of the Bank and elected to the Board of Directors of Trustmark Corporation and Trustmark National Bank effective January 1, 2020.  Mr. Dewey joined Trustmark in 2003 and has held a number of executive management positions across the organization including President of Wealth Management and President of Corporate Banking.  Mr. Dewey currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Trustmark National Bank and is responsible for all revenue generating activities in the organization.  

 

“I am very pleased to have this opportunity,” stated Mr. Dewey.  “Trustmark is an outstanding organization committed to providing banking and financial solutions for our customers while strengthening our communities and building value for our shareholders.  Together with our experienced management team and dedicated associates, Trustmark is positioned for continued success.”

 

Mr. Dewey received Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Finance from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Active in community affairs, Mr. Dewey has served on the Board of St. Dominic Health Services Foundation, Inc., the Jackson Preparatory School Board of Trustees, the Board of Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Mississippi and the Dean’s Advisory Council of the E. J. Ourso College of Business at LSU.

“I am delighted that the Board has recognized Duane for his outstanding leadership over the last 16 years at Trustmark, and I look forward to our continued partnership as we build a premier financial services company,” said Mr. Host.  

R. Michael Summerford commented, “I have appreciated the opportunity to serve on the Trustmark Board in a number of capacities over the past 15 years.  The Board and executive management are highly engaged and are among the best in the business, which gives me great confidence in the future success of Trustmark.  Jerry Host is well positioned to take on the additional responsibilities as Chairman in addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Trustmark Corporation and Trustmark National Bank.  Similarly, Duane Dewey has a proven record of accomplishment and is ideally suited for the additional responsibilities as President and Chief Operating Officer of Trustmark National Bank.  Collectively, the Host/Dewey team ensures continuity of leadership that benefits our customers, associates, communities and shareholders.”

 

 

 


Additional Information

Trustmark is a financial services company providing banking and financial solutions through 193 offices in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

 

Trustmark Investor Contacts:

Louis E. Greer

Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer

601-208-2310

 

F. Joseph Rein, Jr.

Senior Vice President

601-208-6898

 

Trustmark Media Contact:

Melanie A. Morgan

Senior Vice President

601-208-2979

 

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