M&T BANK CORP false 0000036270 0000036270 2020-11-16 2020-11-16





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): November 16, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



New York

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


1-9861   16-0968385
(Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
One M&T Plaza, Buffalo, New York   14203
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (716) 635-4000


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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


Title of Each Class





Name of Each Exchange

on Which Registered

Common Stock, $.50 par value   MTB   New York Stock Exchange

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Item 5.02

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

(d) Election of Leslie Godridge and Rudina Seseri to the Board of Directors

On November 16, 2020, the Board of Directors of M&T Bank Corporation (“M&T”) elected Leslie Godridge and Rudina Seseri as directors of M&T. Mses. Godridge and Seseri were also elected as directors of M&T Bank, M&T’s principal banking subsidiary. The public announcement was made by means of a news release, which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

As non-employee directors, Mses. Godridge and Seseri each will participate in M&T’s director compensation program as described in M&T’s 2020 proxy statement. No decisions have been made regarding committee assignments for either Mses. Godridge or Seseri. There are no arrangements or understandings between either Mses. Godridge or Seseri and any other person pursuant to which either was selected as a director, and neither Mses. Godridge nor Seseri have a direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.




Exhibit Description

99.1    News Release dated November 16, 2020
104    Cover Page Interactive Data file (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.


    M&T Bank Corporation

Date: November 17, 2020


/s/ Marie King

    Name:   Marie King

Group Vice President and

Corporate Secretary