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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K EARNINGS RELEASE DATE APRIL 30, 2020)

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): April 30, 2020

BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP INC
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

DE
 
001-15781
 
Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction)
of Incorporation)
 
(Commission File No.)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

60 STATE STREET, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
 
02109
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (800) 773-5601, ext. 133773

Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class
Trading symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share
BHLB
New York Stock Exchange

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 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On April 30, 2020, Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a news release announcing that the Company will issue its first quarter earnings release after the market closes on Monday, May 4, 2020, and conduct a conference call/webcast at 10:00 a.m. eastern time on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to discuss the results for the quarter.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(a)
       Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired.  Not applicable.

(b)
Pro Forma Financial Information.  Not applicable.

(c)
       Shell Company Transactions.  Not applicable.

(d)
Exhibits.

Exhibit No. Description

 99.1             News Release dated April 30, 2020

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SIGNATURES

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.

   
Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.
     
     
DATE: April 30, 2020
By:  
 /s/ Wm. Gordon Prescott
   
Wm. Gordon Prescott
Executive Vice President and
General Counsel

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (NEWS RELEASE DATED APRIL 30, 2020)

EXHIBIT 99.1


Berkshire Hills First Quarter 2020 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates
BOSTON, April 30, 2020.  Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) will issue its first quarter earnings release after the market closes on Monday, May 4, 2020.
Berkshire will also conduct a conference call/webcast at 10:00 a.m. eastern time on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 to discuss the results for the quarter and provide guidance about expected future results. 
Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the conference call using the following link:  http://dpregister.com/10141779.
Callers who pre-register will be given dial-in instructions and a unique PIN to gain immediate access to the call.  Participants may pre-register at any time prior to the call and will immediately receive simple instructions via email. 
Additionally, participants may reach the registration link and access the webcast by logging in through the investor section of our website at http://ir.berkshirebank.com.
Those parties who do not have internet access or are otherwise unable to pre-register for this event, may still participate at the above time by dialing 1-844-792-3726 and asking the Operator to join the Berkshire Hills Bancorp (BHLB) earnings call.  Participants are requested to dial-in a few minutes before the scheduled start of the call.
A telephone replay of the call will be available through Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by dialing 877-344-7529 and entering access number 10141779.  The webcast will be available on Berkshire's website for an extended period of time.
BACKGROUND
Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the parent of Berkshire Bank which is transforming into a 21st century community bank pursuing purpose driven performance based on its Be FIRST corporate responsibility culture.  Headquartered in Boston, Berkshire operates 130 banking offices in seven Northeastern states, with approximately $13.2 billion in assets.
Investor Relations Contact
David Gonci, Capital Markets Director, 413-281-1973
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