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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): March 31, 2020

Camden National Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Maine
 
01-28190
 
01-0413282
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
Two Elm Street, Camden, Maine
 
04843
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (207) 236-8821

 
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 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 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 31, 2020, Camden National Corporation (the “Company”) appointed Gregory A. White as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective as of April 15, 2020. Mr. White will serve as the Company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer. Mr. White was also appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Camden National Bank. Deborah A. Jordan, the Company’s current Chief Financial Officer, will continue to serve in that role until the effective date of Mr. White’s appointment.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. White served from 2009 to 2018 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Farmington Bank based in Farmington, Connecticut. He was part of the executive team that grew the bank from $1 billion to more than $3.5 billion prior to merging with People’s United Bank. Mr. White remained with the combined company until February 2019, after which he worked as a consultant. Mr. White, who is 55 years old and a Chartered Financial Analyst, has an extensive career in banking, primarily with regional and community banks in the Connecticut area.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. White and any other persons in connection with Mr. White’s appointment as Chief Financial Officer, and Mr. White has no family relationship with any director or executive officer of the Company. Mr. White has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction with the Company that is reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K, nor have any such transactions been proposed.

As part of his executive compensation package, Mr. White is entitled to receive an initial annual base salary of $325,000 and he will receive a signing bonus of $50,000 with 50% of the bonus to assist with relocation to the Camden, Maine area. He is eligible to participate in the Executive Incentive Plan, the Long Term Incentive Plan, the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan and the Executive Deferred Compensation Plan.

Mr. White will also enter into a Change of Control, Confidentiality and Non-Competition Agreement (“Change in Control Agreement”) with the Company. The Change in Control Agreement provides for the payment of severance, generally in the form of a lump sum cash payment equal to two times Mr. White’s base compensation and the continuation of certain benefits to Mr. White in the event that Mr. White’s employment terminates, including for “good reason” and other than as a result of “disability” or for “cause,” as each are defined in the Change in Control Agreement, and his separation from service occurs within 12 months after a change in control of the Company. The foregoing is a summary and is subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Change in Control Agreement.

Item 8.01
Other Events.

On March 31, 2020, the Company announced that Deborah A. Jordan will delay her previously announced retirement until early summer of 2020. During this period, Ms. Jordan will continue to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, and will both assist with the transition of her responsibilities and work closely on the Company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please refer to exhibit 99.1 filed with this report for the Company's press release announcing the appointment of Mr. White and the extension of Ms. Jordan’s tenure with the Company.
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 (d)    The following exhibits are filed with this Report:
Exhibit No.
Description




 






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.
 

Dated: March 31, 2020
 
 
CAMDEN NATIONAL CORPORATION
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
 
By: 
/s/ DEBORAH A. JORDAN
 
 
Deborah A. Jordan
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial & Accounting Officer
 



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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit


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CONTACT:
Renée Smyth
Chief Marketing & Experience Officer
Camden National Bank
(207) 518-5607 or rsmyth@CamdenNational.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2020

Camden National Corporation Announces Expansion of Executive Team

CAMDEN, ME, March 31, 2020 - Gregory A. Dufour, President and Chief Executive Officer of Camden National Corporation (the “Company”) announced that Gregory A. White and William “Bill” Martel have joined the executive team.
“On October, 30, 2019, Debbie Jordan, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, announced her retirement, effective April 30, 2020,” Dufour, explained. “I’m pleased to announce updates on this important transition including Debbie extending her time with us until early summer.”

Gregory A. White has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. White has also been appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Camden National Bank (the “Bank”). Prior to joining the Company, White served for nine years as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Farmington Bank based in Farmington, Connecticut. He was part of the executive team that grew the bank from $1 billion to more than $3.5 billion prior to merging with People’s United Bank. White, a Chartered Financial Analyst, has an extensive career in banking, primarily with regional and community banks in the Connecticut area.

Bill Martel has been appointed Executive Vice President of Technology and Support Services for the Company and the Bank. Martel most recently served as Head of U.S. Operations Technology for Santander U.S. in Boston, leading its banking operation’s technology transformation. Previously, Martel was a Senior Vice President at TD Canada serving in several senior management positions within the technology organization. Martel is a native of Rockland, Maine and began his banking career as a senior branch manager for People’s Heritage Bank, a predecessor to Bank North.

Both Greg White and Bill Martel will report to Greg Dufour.

Dufour also announced that Debbie Jordan will extend her remaining time with the Company until early summer to assist in the transition of her responsibilities and to provide her leadership during this time period. Debbie will continue to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer during this time, working closely with Greg Dufour and focusing on the Company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Having Greg and Bill join the organization at this time, along with Debbie extending her service with us, strongly positions Camden National Corporation for both short and long-term goals,” said Dufour. “Greg and Bill will complement our existing executive team and senior management who have done a remarkable job during this challenging time period.”

About Camden National Corporation

Camden National Corporation (NASDAQ:CAC) is the largest publicly traded bank holding company in Northern New England with $4.4 billion in assets and 650 employees. Camden National Bank, its subsidiary, is a full-service community bank founded in 1875 in Camden, Maine. Dedicated to customers at every stage of their financial journey, the bank offers the latest in digital banking, complemented by personalized service with 61 banking centers, 24/7 live phone support, 71 ATMs, and additional lending offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. For the past two years, Camden National Bank was named “Customer Experience Leader in U.S. Retail Banking” by Greenwich Associates, and in 2019, it was the only New England based





organization included in Sandler O’Neill’s “Bank & Thrift Sm-All Star” list of high-performing financial institutions. The Finance Authority of Maine has awarded Camden National Bank as “Lender at Work for Maine” for ten years. Comprehensive wealth management, investment, and financial planning services are delivered by Camden National Wealth Management. To learn more, visit CamdenNational.com. Member FDIC.



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