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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
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 23, 2018
 
HOMESTREET, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington
 
001-35424
 
91-0186600
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
601 Union Street, Ste. 2000, Seattle, WA 98101
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(206) 623-3050
(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:
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Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
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Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
 
 
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Emerging growth Company
 
 
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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 12(a) of the Exchange Act.






Item 8.01
Other Events

    
On May 23, 2018, HomeStreet, Inc. ("HomeStreet" or the "Company") issued a press release which is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference. The press release is available on HomeStreet's investor relations web site at http://ir.homestreet.com.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT

On April 17, 2018, the Company filed a definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A and form of associated WHITE proxy card with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in connection with the solicitation of proxies for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Definitive Proxy Statement”). The Company, its directors and certain of its executive officers will be participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders in respect of the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Information regarding the names of the Company’s directors and executive officers and their respective interests in the Company by security holdings or otherwise is set forth in the Definitive Proxy Statement. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH OR FURNISHED TO THE SEC, INCLUDING THE COMPANY’S DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO AND ACCOMPANYING WHITE PROXY CARD, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. The Definitive Proxy Statement is first being sent to the shareholders of the Company on or about April 17, 2018 and is accompanied by a WHITE proxy card. Shareholders may also obtain a free copy of the Definitive Proxy Statement and other relevant documents that the Company files with the SEC from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or the Company’s website at www.homestreet.com/proxy as soon as reasonably practicable after such materials are electronically filed with, or furnished to, the SEC.


Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
 
(d) Exhibits
Description






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: May 23, 2018

 
 
 
 
HomeStreet, Inc.
 
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Godfrey B. Evans
 
 
 
Godfrey B. Evans
 
 
 
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

 
 
 
 
 



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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit




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HomeStreet Provides Guidance on Proxies for Annual Shareholder Meeting
HomeStreet Again Recommends Shareholders Vote the WHITE Proxy Card to Ensure Their Votes Are Counted
SEATTLE - (May 23, 2018) - HomeStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq: HMST), the parent company of HomeStreet Bank, on Tuesday issued the following statement:
“As previously announced, Roaring Blue Lion Capital Management, L.P. and those acting in concert with it (collectively, “Roaring Blue Lion Capital”) failed to apply for, and obtain, approval from the Washington Department of Financial Institutions Division of Banks (the “DFI”) in conjunction with Roaring Blue Lion’s proxy fight against HomeStreet, Inc. (the “Company”). As a result, there is a substantial risk that, at the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of shareholders, the Company will not be able to count any votes on Roaring Blue Lion’s BLUE proxy card, including for quorum purposes.
Despite this risk, the Company will count votes on BLUE proxy cards at the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of shareholders on a provisional basis, subject to the final determination as to the validity of the BLUE proxy cards. Nevertheless, due to the risk that votes on BLUE proxy cards will not count for any purpose, the Company strongly urges all shareholders to vote on the WHITE proxy card to ensure that their votes will count.”
To ensure that shareholders are not disenfranchised as a result of Blue Lion’s failure to comply with Washington State’s bank regulatory laws, we recommend that shareholders vote on the WHITE proxy card.
About HomeStreet, Inc.
HomeStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq: HMST) is a diversified financial services Company headquartered in Seattle, Washington, serving consumers and businesses in the Western United States and Hawaii through its various operating subsidiaries. The Company operates two primary business segments: Mortgage Banking, which originates and purchases single family residential mortgage loans, primarily for sale into secondary markets; and Commercial & Consumer Banking, including commercial real estate, commercial lending, residential construction lending, retail banking, private banking, investment, and insurance services. Its principal subsidiaries are HomeStreet Bank and HomeStreet Capital Corporation. Certain information about our business can be found on our investor relations web site, located at http://ir.homestreet.com.





Important Additional Information
On April 17, 2018, the Company filed a definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A and form of associated WHITE proxy card with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in connection with the solicitation of proxies for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Definitive Proxy Statement”). The Company, its directors and certain of its executive officers are participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders in respect of the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Information regarding the names of the Company’s directors and executive officers and their respective interests in the Company by security holdings or otherwise is set forth in the Definitive Proxy Statement. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH OR FURNISHED TO THE SEC, INCLUDING THE COMPANY’S DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO AND ACCOMPANYING WHITE PROXY CARD, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. The Definitive Proxy Statement was first sent to the shareholders of the Company on or about April 17, 2018 and is accompanied by a WHITE proxy card. Shareholders may also obtain a free copy of the Definitive Proxy Statement and other relevant documents that the Company files with the SEC from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or the Company’s website at www.homestreet.com/proxy as soon as reasonably practicable after such materials are electronically filed with, or furnished to, the SEC.

HomeStreet, Inc.
Investor Relations:
Gerhard Erdelji, 206-515-4039
gerhard.erdelji@homestreet.com

Or

Okapi Partners LLC
Bruce H. Goldfarb/Pat McHugh, 212-297-0720
info@okapipartners.com

Media Relations:
Sloane & Company
Dan Zacchei/Joe Germani, 212-486-9500
Dzacchei@sloanepr.com / Jgermani@sloanepr.com







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