8-K 1 lsbk-20201221x8k.htm 8-K 8K for New Director



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Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  December 16,  2020


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31 East Fourth Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048

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

(d)  On December 16, 2020, the Board of Directors of Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Catharine M. Young to the Company’s Board of Directors effective January 1, 2021. 

Ms. Young is currently the executive director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell University’s AgriTech Center, an important hub established by New York State to connect New York businesses with the expertise and resources they need to innovate and grow New York’s food, beverage and agriculture economy.  She has held this position since March 2019.  Prior to this, Ms. Young served in the New York State Legislature most recently as a State Senator for 14 years representing Western New York’s 57th District, which included Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and part of Livingston counties.  As a state senator she held a variety of leadership positions, including chair of the Senate’s Finance Committee and Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee. 

The Boards of Directors of Lake Shore, MHC (the Company’s majority stockholder) and Lake Shore Savings Bank also appointed Ms. Young to their respective boards.

There were no understandings or arrangements with any person regarding this appointment to the Board of the Company.  Ms. Young has not participated in any transactions with the Company that, in the aggregate, exceed $120,000.   The Board has not yet determined which committee Ms. Young will serve as a member.

Item 5.03  Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

(a) On December 16, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Company amended its bylaws effective January 1, 2021 to increase the number of directors from nine members to ten members.

A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)   Exhibits

3.2    Amended and Restated Bylaws of Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc.

99.1 Press release of Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc. dated December 16, 2020



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

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc.

By: /s/ Rachel A. Foley

Name: Rachel A. Foley

Title: Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Date: December 21,  2020