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, 2010
First Busey Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
100 W. University Ave.
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Offers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.
On September 21, 2010, the Board of Directors of First Busey Corporation (the Company) appointed Thomas G. Sloan as a director to fill the vacancy resulting from the previously reported retirement of Douglas C. Mills. Mr. Sloan, 61, is currently the CEO of Sloan Implement Company where he has served as CEO since 1971. Mr. Sloan served as a director of Busey Bank from 2007 until his appointment to the First Busey Corporation Board. Prior to 2007, he served on the Main Street Trust, Inc. Board and Audit Committee.
As with each of the Companys non-employee directors, Mr. Sloan will receive a base retainer of $20,000 per year, prorated for his service in calendar 2010. Mr. Sloans appointment is effective immediately and the committee or committees on which Mr. Sloan will serve has not yet been determined by the Board of Directors.
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.