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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)

Form 8-K














Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 1, 2018



ESSA Bancorp, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Pennsylvania   001-33384   20-8023072

(State or Other Jurisdiction)

of Incorporation)



File No.)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

200 Palmer Street, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania   18360
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (570) 421-0531

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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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).

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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 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) will make a presentation at its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held at Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus, Tannersville, Pennsylvania 18372 on March 1, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., local time. The presentation provides an overview of the Company’s business and strategic focus and the Company’s financial performance. A copy of the presentation is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is being furnished to the SEC and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


  (a) Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired. Not applicable.


  (b) Pro Forma Financial Information. Not applicable.


  (c) Shell Company Transactions. Not applicable.


  (d) Exhibits.






99.1    Slide presentation to be made at the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on March 1, 2018


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.


Date: March 1, 2018     By:  

/s/ Gary S. Olson

      Gary S. Olson
      President and Chief Executive Officer
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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)


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ESSA Bancorp, Inc. 2018 Annual Meeting March 1, 2018 Exhibit 99.1

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Forward Looking Statements

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Key Data at a Glance (FY2017)

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Solidly Positioned In Three Regions

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New Offices Support Productivity, Business Banking Focus Philadelphia Regional Office opened 1stQ17 New Proposed Allentown Office Visible, accessible location Vibrant redevelopment area with businesses, 5,000 area jobs, and 900+ residences nearby Subject to regulatory approval Lehigh Valley Regional Office opened 2ndQ17

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2017: Implementing The Strategic Plan

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2017: Implementing The Strategic Plan (Cont’d)

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2017: Demonstrating Results

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2017: Demonstrating Results (Cont’d)

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2017: Balance Sheet Growth / Shareholder Value

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2017: Balance Sheet Growth / Shareholder Value (Cont’d)

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Focus: Long Term Growth, Productivity

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Net Income ($000) Reflects Investments, Continued Margin Pressure

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Total Deposits ($000) Reflect Core Deposit Growth

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Focus on Growing Core Deposits

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Total Assets Reflect Loan Growth ($000)

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Commercial Lending Drives Net Loans ($000)

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Commercial & Municipal Loans ($000)

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Commercial Lending Leads Portfolio Diversification, Balance

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Quality, Strength, Shareholder Value

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NPAs / Total Assets Trend Positively Following Acquisitions, Loan Growth

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Maintaining Capital Strength

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Growing Total Shareholders’ Equity ($000)

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Tangible Book / FY2017 Stock Price

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Total Return Versus Key Indexes

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Market Capitalization Progression ($000)

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Stable Price in 2017, Market Optimism for Bank Prospects Accelerates Price in 2017

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Outlook, Key Initiatives In FY2018

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Outlook, Key Initiatives In FY2018

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CRA Initiatives

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Learn My Story

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ESSA Bancorp, Inc. 2018 Annual Meeting March 1, 2018

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