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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): July 3, 2018 (June 28, 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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Indicate by check mark if 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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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 13(a) of the Exchange Act.






Item 7.01.
Regulation FD
    
The information provided pursuant to this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing or other document filed by the Company pursuant to the Exchange Act or the Securities Act except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document. The information provided pursuant to this Item 7.01 shall instead be deemed “furnished.”

On July 3, 2018, HomeStreet, Inc. ("HomeStreet" or the "Company") issued a press release regarding actions take by the Company's Board of Directors. The press release 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.


 
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
 
(d) Exhibits
Description







SIGNATURE

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: July 3, 2018

 
 
 
 
HomeStreet, Inc.
 
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Mark K. Mason
 
 
 
Mark K. Mason
 
 
 
President, Chief Executive Officer

 
 
 
 
 



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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit


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HomeStreet Independent Directors Confirm Combined Chair and Chief Executive Officer Roles, Appoint Donald R. Voss as Lead Independent Director
SEATTLE - (July 3, 2018) - The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of HomeStreet, Inc. (Nasdaq: HMST) (“HomeStreet”), the parent company of HomeStreet Bank (the “Bank” and together with HomeStreet, the “Company”) today announced that the independent directors of the Board have determined that the combined role of Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair continues to be in the best interest of its shareholders and further reappointed Mark K. Mason to the role of Board Chair. In connection with that determination, the independent directors confirmed their commitment to a Board structure that includes a strong Lead Independent Director who will preside over meetings of the independent directors and also serve as the liaison between the Board Chair and the independent directors, among other things, and further elected Donald R. Voss to serve as Lead Independent Director effective immediately. The HomeStreet Board of Directors first combined the roles of Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer in March 2015, and since that time Scott M. Boggs has served as Lead Independent Director until Mr. Voss was elected to the position. Mr. Boggs continues to serve as the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board.
Mr. Voss joined the HomeStreet Board in March of 2015 in connection with the acquisition of Simplicity Bancorp (“Simplicity”) and served as the Chairman of the Board for Simplicity from October 2013 until the date of that acquisition. In addition to this corporate governance experience, Mr. Voss also has extensive commercial banking experience, having served in a variety of positions with First Interstate Bank over 25 years, culminating in the position of executive vice president and manager of the U.S. Banking Division of that institution. Mr. Voss has also served as a civic leader for many years, including service as a city council member and as mayor of La Cañada Flintridge, California.
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to express our appreciation to Scott Boggs for his exemplary service as Lead Independent Director since 2015,” said Mr. Mason. “We are fortunate to have Don Voss as our new Lead Independent Director. He is a strong leader with extensive experience in banking and civic leadership, and the Board is confident that as Lead Independent Director, Don will provide leadership for our independent directors, counsel to our Board Chair, and with the support of the full Board, serve our shareholders’ interests in maximizing the long-term value of the Company.”
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.


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

Or

Media Relations:
Michael Brandt, 206-876-5506
michael.brandt@homestreet.com




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