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):||September 21, 2006|
Wauwatosa Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|11200 W Plank Ct, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin||53226|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||414-761-1000|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
(a) Not applicable.
(b) Not applicable.
(c) On September 21, 2006, the Wauwatosa Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") board of directors appointed Douglas S. Gordon President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its parent, Lamplighter Financial MHC (the "Mutual Holding Company"), effective January 1, 2007. Mr. Gordon is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Wauwatosa Saving Bank (the "Bank"), the subsidiary bank of the Company and Chief Operating Officer of the Company.
Also effective January 1, 2007, Mr. Patrick S. Lawton has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Company, the Bank and the Mutuaal Holding Company. Mr. Lawton has been a director of the Bank since 2000 and a director of the Company and of the Mutual Holding Company since 2005.
(d) Not applicable.
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.
|Wauwatosa Holdings, Inc.|
|September 21, 2006||By:||
Richard C. Larson
|Name: Richard C. Larson|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|
Wauwatosa Holdings, Inc.
Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer
and Chairman of the Board
WAUWATOSA, WI, Thursday, September 21, 2006 Wauwatosa Holdings, Inc. (the Company, NASDAQ Global Select Market WAUW) announced several organizational changes which were approved by the Board of Directors on Thursday, September 21, 2006.
Effective January 1, 2007, Mr. Douglas S. Gordon has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and its Mutual Holding Company parent, Lamplighter Financial, MHC (the Mutual Holding Company). Mr. Gordon is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Wauwatosa Savings Bank (the Bank), the subsidiary bank of the Company and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. In addition, effective January 1, 2007, Mr. Gordon was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Bank.
Also effective January 1, 2007, Mr. Patrick S. Lawton has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Company, the Bank and the Mutual Holding Company. Mr. Lawton has been a director of the Bank since 2000 and a director of the Company and Mutual Holding Company since 2005.
Wauwatosa Holdings, Inc. had total assets of $1.575 billion at June 30, 2006. Wauwatosa Savings Bank is a Wisconsin-chartered savings bank which was originally organized in 1921. Wauwatosa Savings is celebrating its 85 th anniversary and conducts business from seven offices in Wauwatosa, Franklin, Oak Creek, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee and Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The discussions in this news release, which are not historical statements, contain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. Statements which are not historical statements include those in the future tense or which use terms such as believe, expect, and anticipate. Wauwatosa Holdings, Inc. actual future results could differ in important and material ways from those discussed. Many factors could cause or contribute to such differences. These factors include changing interest relates and related yield curves, changes in demand for loans or other services, competition from other institutions, actual versus estimated loan loss experience, other general economic and political developments, plus factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.