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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 28, 2020

GREAT WESTERN BANCORP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
001-3668847-1308512
(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer
Identification Number)
225 South Main Avenue57104
Sioux Falls,South Dakota
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(605) 334-2548
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Not Applicable
(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:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
GWBNew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).             Emerging growth company        
If an emerging growth company, indicate by checkmark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐



Item 2.02.     Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On October 28, 2020, Great Western Bancorp, Inc. ("Great Western" and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the “Company”) announced its earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2020. A copy of Great Western's press release containing this information is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7.01.    Regulation FD Disclosure.

A copy of the slide presentation relating to the Company’s earnings results for use on the conference call being held for investors and analysts is being furnished as Exhibit 99.2 to this report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

The Company is also furnishing via this report on Form 8-K a copy of its Quarterly Investor Relations Presentation which includes financial data as of and for the three and twelve months ended months ended September 30, 2020. The Company intends to use this presentation for any investor meetings or related interactions through the first quarter of fiscal year 2020. A copy of the presentation will also be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.greatwesternbank.com. A copy of the presentation is furnished as Exhibit 99.3 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)     Exhibits.

Exhibit No.Description
99.1Press release of Great Western dated October 28, 2020, containing financial information for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.
99.2
Slide presentation for conference call for investors and analysts on October 28, 2020.
99.3Quarterly Investor Relations Presentation for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020.

All information provided in this report on Form 8-K, including Exhibits 99.1, 99.2 and 99.3, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to liabilities under that Section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of Great Western under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.




Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be filed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


GREAT WESTERN BANCORP, INC.
Date: October 28, 2020
By:      /s/ Peter Chapman
Name:      Peter Chapman    
Title:      Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President





INDEX TO EXHIBITS


Exhibit No.Description
Press release of the registrant dated October 28, 2020, containing financial information for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.
Slide presentation for conference call for investors and analysts on October 28, 2020.
Quarterly Investor Relations Presentation for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020.