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): December 6, 2012
Northwest Bancshares, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (814) 726-2140
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4 (c))
Item 8.01 Other Events
On December 6, 2012, Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (the Registrant) issued a news release announcing the quarterly dividend declaration for the first quarter of 2013 and the acceleration of its payment into the fourth quarter of 2012. A copy of the news release is included as exhibit 99.1 to this report and is being furnished to the SEC and shall not be deemed filed for any purpose.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(a) Not applicable
(b) Not applicable
(c) 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.