SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 11, 2012
SUSQUEHANNA BANCSHARES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant Specified in Charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (717) 626-4721
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the Registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE
On December 11, 2012, Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. (Susquehanna) announced that its Board of Directors had declared a dividend of $0.07 per common share for the first quarter of 2013. Payment of the dividend will be accelerated to December 31, 2012, and the dividend will be payable to shareholders of record on December 21, 2012. Susquehanna issued a press release describing the reasons for accelerating the payment of the dividend from the first quarter of 2013, a copy of which is being furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
The information in this Form 8-K and the Exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Exchange Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
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.
Dated: December 12, 2012