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): January 31, 2019
Luther Burbank Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. employer identification number)
520 Third St, Fourth Floor, Santa Rosa, California
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (844) 446-8201
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ITEM 8.01. OTHER EVENTS
Luther Burbank Corporation (the “Company”) has previously announced the repurchase of up to $15.0 million of the Company’s common stock pursuant to a formal program adopted in August 2018 (the “Repurchase Program”). Effective January 31, 2019, the Company adopted a stock repurchase plan (the “Plan”) in accordance with, and as a part of, the Repurchase Program. The Plan has been adopted in accordance with guidelines specified by Rule 10b5-1 and under Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Company’s Insider Trading Policy. The Plan is effective from January 31, 2019 until December 31, 2019.
Rule 10b5-1 permits corporate officers, directors, and companies to adopt written, pre-arranged stock trading plans when they are not in possession of material, non-public information. Using these plans, insiders may spread stock trades over a period regardless of any material non-public information they may receive after adopting their plans. In accordance with Rule 10b5-1, the Company will have no discretion over the repurchase of shares of common stock under the Plan. Rule 10b-18 provides a company with a non-exclusive safe harbor from liability under certain market manipulation rules when repurchases of the company’s common stock in the market are made under the rule’s conditions. In accordance with Rule 10b-18, the Company intends to satisfy the required manner, timing, price, and volume conditions under the Plan.
Under the Plan, shares of common stock may be repurchased in open market transactions or privately negotiated transactions subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions. Repurchases will be administered through an independent broker. Transactions under the Plan will be reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with applicable securities laws, rules and regulations.
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.
LUTHER BURBANK CORPORATION
DATED: February 1, 2019
By: /s/ Laura Tarantino
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer