10/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/22/2021 06:20
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 20, 2021
FIRST HAWAIIAN, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|999 Bishop St., 29th Floor|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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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||FHB||NASDAQ Global Select Market|
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).
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
(e) On October 20, 2021, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of First Hawaiian, Inc. (the "Company") approved and adopted the First Hawaiian, Inc. Executive Severance Plan, as amended and restated (the "Severance Plan"), effective as of the same date. The Severance Plan amends and restates the Executive Change in Control Retention Plan of First Hawaiian Bank, which was originally adopted in May 2015. Each of the Company's named executive officers has been designated as a participant in the Severance Plan.
If, within twenty-four (24) months following a Change in Control (the "CIC Protection Period"), a participant's employment is involuntarily terminated by the Company without Cause, or a participant terminates employment from the Company for Good Reason (each as defined in the Severance Plan), subject to the effectiveness of a release of claims, the Severance Plan provides (i) cash severance of an amount equal to two times the participant's highest annual base salary earned at any time during the preceding three fiscal years; (ii) an amount equal to two times the average of the participant's actual payment amounts under the Annual Incentive Plan (as defined in the Severance Plan) for each of the preceding two fiscal years; (iii) continuing health benefits for one year; and (iv) outplacement benefits.
If, outside of the CIC Protection Period, a participant's employment is involuntarily terminated by the Company without Cause, or a participant terminates employment from the Company for Good Reason, subject to the effectiveness of a release of claims, the Severance Plan provides (i) cash severance of an amount equal to one times the participant's highest annual base salary earned at any time during the preceding three fiscal years; and (ii) an amount equal to one times the average of the participant's actual payment amounts under the Annual Incentive Plan for each of the preceding two fiscal years.
Participants in the Severance Plan are subject to restrictive covenants, including twelve month noncompetition and nonsolicitation requirements.
The foregoing description of the Severance Plan is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Severance Plan, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|10.1||Executive Severance Plan of First Hawaiian, Inc. (as amended and restated as of October 20, 2021)|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)|
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.
|FIRST HAWAIIAN, INC.|
|Date: October 22, 2021||By:||/s/ Robert S. Harrison|
|Name:||Robert S. Harrison|
|Title:||Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer|