Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report: May 29, 2020

(Date of earliest event reported)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(Commission File Number)


PA    23-2391852
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (IRS Employer of Identification No.)


150 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania   18503-1848
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


(570) 346-7741

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, $2.00 par value PFIS The Nasdaq Stock Market


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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On June 4, 2020, Peoples Financial Services Corp. (the “Company”) announced that Thomas P. Tulaney has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and its subsidiary, Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company (the “Bank”), effective May 29, 2020. Mr. Tulaney, age 60, has served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2017. He served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer from the Company’s November 2013 merger with Penseco Financial Services Corporation until May 2017. Additional information regarding Mr. Tulaney, his experience, compensation and certain transactions is included in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 16, 2020, and is incorporated in this item by reference.


Craig W. Best, who has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank since November 2013, will remain Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank.







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.


  By: /s/ Craig W. Best
    Craig W. Best
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
Date:  June 4, 2020