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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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BOSTON PRIVATE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC0000821127FALSE00008211272020-03-312020-03-31

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 31, 2020
Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Massachusetts001-3507004-2976299
(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:
 Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 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)
          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.  




Item 8.01. Other Events

On March 31, 2020, Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), announced that it is changing the location of its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held solely through remote audio access via a webcast. The previously announced date and time of the Annual Meeting (April 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time) have not changed. A copy of the press release announcing the change of location is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. Further information regarding this change to the location of the Annual Meeting can be found in the proxy supplement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 2020.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

99.1 Press release, dated March 31, 2020




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 31, 2020








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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

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Boston Private Announces 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Will Be Held Solely Through Remote Audio Access

Boston, MA – March 31, 2020 - Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPFH) (the “Company” or “Boston Private”) announced today that, in accordance with orders issued by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) will be held solely through remote audio access via a webcast. The previously announced date and time of the Annual Meeting (April 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time) have not changed.

Shareholders who wish to attend the Annual Meeting must register at http://www.viewproxy.com/bostonprivate/2020/ (click on “Virtual Meeting Registration”) by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on April 20, 2020. Shareholders will be provided an opportunity to ask questions of the Board of Directors and management. Please refer to the 2020 Annual Meeting FAQs included in the “Virtual Meeting Registration” tab for further registration instructions and technical support.
The Company encourages eligible shareholders to vote on the proposals prior to the Annual Meeting using the instructions provided in the proxy statement previously distributed. The proxy card included with the proxy materials previously distributed may continue to be used to vote shares in connection with the Annual Meeting. Shareholders also will have the opportunity to vote their shares during the Annual Meeting.

About Boston Private

Boston Private is a leading provider of integrated wealth management, trust and banking services to high-net-worth individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits.

For more than 30 years, Boston Private has delivered comprehensive advice coupled with deep technical expertise to help clients simplify their lives and achieve their goals. The firm offers the capabilities of a large institution with the superior service of a boutique firm to clients across the United States.

Boston Private is the corporate brand of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPFH).

For more information, visit www.bostonprivate.com.

Contact:
Adam Bromley
(617) 912-4386
abromley@bostonprivate.com


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