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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): March 28, 2018
Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Massachusetts
0-17089
04-2976299
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification Number)
Ten Post Office Square, Boston, Massachusetts 02109
(Address of principal executive offices)
(617) 912-1900
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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:
o    Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
o    Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
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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)
o    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.     o    







Item 8.01.     Other Events
On March 28, 2018, Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) received a notice of non-objection from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for a share repurchase program of up to $20 million of the Company’s outstanding common shares. Under the program, shares may be repurchased from time to time in the open market in amounts and at prices the Company deems appropriate, subject to market conditions and other considerations, for a two-year period. The program does not obligate the Company to purchase any shares. The repurchases will be funded from cash on hand, available borrowings or proceeds from potential debt or other capital markets sources. The share repurchase program may be suspended or discontinued at any time without prior notice. The Company’s Board of Directors approved the program, subject to regulatory non-objection, on February 26, 2018.






SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunder duly authorized.
 
BOSTON PRIVATE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.
 
 
 
 
By:
/S/ STEVEN M. GAVEN
 
Name:
Steven M. Gaven
 
Title:
Executive Vice President, Chief
Financial Officer
Date: March 29, 2018
 
 



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