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): June 8, 2012
M&T BANK CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|One M&T Plaza, Buffalo, New York||14203|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (716) 842-5445
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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.
John D. Hawke, Jr. joined the Board of Directors of M&T Bank Corporation (M&T), effective June 8, 2012. Mr. Hawke was also elected as a director of M&T Bank, M&Ts principal banking subsidiary.
The public announcement was made by means of a news release, the text of which is set forth in Exhibit 99 hereto.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99||News Release dated June 13, 2012|
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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.
|M&T BANK CORPORATION|
|Date: June 13, 2012||By:||/s/ Drew J. Pfirrman|
Drew J. Pfirrman
Senior Vice President
and General Counsel
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|99||News Release dated June 13, 2012|
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|INVESTOR CONTACT:||Donald J. MacLeod||FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|(716) 842-5138||June 13, 2012|
|MEDIA CONTACT:||C. Michael Zabel|
M&T Bank Corporation Announces Election of John D. Hawke, Jr. to its
Board of Directors
BUFFALO, N.Y. M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE: MTB)(M&T) announced today the election of John D. Hawke, Jr. to its Board of Directors. Mr. Hawke, who is known as Jerry, was also appointed as a director of the Board of Directors of M&T Bank, M&Ts principal banking subsidiary.
Mr. Hawke is a partner with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Arnold & Porter, LLP, where he previously served as chair of the firm and established one of the nations premier financial services practices. He also has extensive experience in financial regulation in the public sector, having served as the Comptroller of the Currency for six years, a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance, and as General Counsel to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
We are pleased to welcome Jerry as a member of our board, said Robert G. Wilmers, M&T Chairman and CEO. He brings a wealth of experience in financial institutions and risk management practices that will inform our discussions. Jerry will assist us in continuing the prudent risk management philosophy that has been a vital factor in our long history of strength and stability. We will value his perspective as we continue to guide the companys direction.
M&T is a financial holding company headquartered in Buffalo, New York. M&Ts principal banking subsidiary, M&T Bank, operates banking offices in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Trust-related services are provided by M&Ts Wilmington Trust-affiliated companies and by M&T Bank.