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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): January 26, 2017

GREAT WESTERN BANCORP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
001-36688
 
47-1308512
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
225 South Main Avenue
 
 
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
 
57104
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
 (Zip Code)


(605) 334-2548
(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:

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Item 8.01.
Other Events

On January 26, 2017, the board of directors of the Company declared a dividend of $0.17 per common share payable on February 21, 2017 to stockholders of record as of close of business on February 10, 2017.  A copy of the Company’s press release announcing this dividend is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.


Exhibit No.
Description
 
 
99.1
Press release of the registrant dated January 26, 2017, announcing dividend declaration.



Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be filed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


 
GREAT WESTERN BANCORP, INC.
 
 
Date: January 26, 2017
By:          /s/ Peter Chapman
 
Name:          Peter Chapman    
 
Title:          Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President









INDEX TO EXHIBITS


Exhibit No.
Description
 
 
99.1
Press release of the registrant dated January 26, 2017, announcing dividend declaration.





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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit


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Great Western Bancorp, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Sioux Falls, SD - January 26, 2017 - The Board of Directors of Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: GWB) today announced that it has declared a quarterly cash dividend to its stockholders.

A quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per common share will be paid on February 21, 2017, to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 10, 2017. Future dividends will be subject to Board approval.

About Great Western Bancorp, Inc.

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Great Western Bank, a full-service regional bank focused on relationship-based business and agribusiness banking. Great Western Bank offers small and mid-sized businesses a focused suite of financial products and a range of deposit and loan products to retail customers through several channels, including the branch network, online banking system, mobile banking applications and customer care centers. The bank services its customers through more than 170 branches in nine states: Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. To learn more about Great Western Bank visit www.greatwesternbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The materials posted may contain forward-looking statements, including guidance, involving significant risks and uncertainties, which will be identified by words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "should," "is likely," "will," "going forward" and other expressions that indicate future events and trends and may be followed by or reference cautionary statements. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking information. These factors are outlined in our most recent earnings press release and in more detail in our most current 10-Q and 10-K filings. Great Western Bancorp, Inc. disclaims any obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements that are made from time to time to reflect future events or developments or changes in expectations.

Great Western Bancorp, Inc.

Media Contact:
Ann Nachtigal, 605-988-9217
ann.nachtigal@greatwesternbank.com

Investor Relations Contact:
David Hinderaker, 605-988-9253
david.hinderaker@greatwesternbank.com






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