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Section 1: 8-K/A (8-K/A)











(Amendment No. 1)



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 17, 2020


Financial Institutions, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



New York



(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)




220 Liberty Street

Warsaw, New York



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (585) 786-1100

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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This Current Report on Form 8-K/A (this “Amendment”) amends the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by Financial Institutions, Inc. (the “Company”) on July 23, 2020 (the “Original Form 8-K”), announcing management’s decision to adapt to a full-service branch model to streamline retail branches to better align with shifting customer needs and preferences. The transformation will result in six branch closures and a reduction in staffing. At such time, the Company was unable to provide a good faith estimate of the amount, nature or timing of restructuring charges that would be incurred as a result of those actions. The Company is filing this Current Report on Form 8-K/A to amend the Original Form 8-K to supplement the disclosures made therein under Item 2.05. No other amendments to the Original Form 8-K are being made by this Amendment.

Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

The Company expects to incur total pre-tax expense related to the branch closures of approximately $1.7 million, including approximately $0.2 million in employee severance, $0.6 million in lease termination costs and $0.9 million in valuation adjustments on branch facilities. The Company expects $0.8 million of total costs will result in future cash expenditures. The Company expects to recognize the majority of these expenses during the third quarter of 2020, with the remainder incurred by the end of 2020.

The Company anticipates annual expense savings of approximately $2.6 million as a result of these branch closures.

Safe Harbor Statement

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements as defined by Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), that involve significant risks and uncertainties. In this context, forward-looking statements often address the Company’s expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “see,” “will,” “would,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “target,” “preliminary,” or “range.”  Statements herein are based on certain assumptions and analyses by the Company and factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Actual results could differ materially from those contained in or implied by such statements for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s customers, business, and results of operations as well as the economy in Western New York and the United States, the Company’s ability to implement its strategic plan, whether the Company experiences greater credit losses than expected, whether the Company experiences breaches of its, or third party, information systems, the attitudes and preferences of the Company’s customers, the Company’s ability to successfully integrate and profitably operate SDN, Courier Capital, HNP Capital and other acquisitions, the competitive environment, fluctuations in the fair value of securities in its investment portfolio, changes in the regulatory environment and the Company’s compliance with regulatory requirements, changes in interest rates, and general economic and credit market conditions nationally and regionally. Consequently, all forward-looking statements made herein are qualified by these cautionary statements and the cautionary language in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise these statements following the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K.


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 thereunto duly authorized.




Financial Institutions, Inc.





Date: July 30, 2020



/s/ Justin K. Bigham




Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer






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