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): December 23, 2020
 
ESSA Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

Pennsylvania
001-33384
20-8023072
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File No.)
(I.R.S. Employer
of Incorporation)
 
Identification No.)
     
200 Palmer Street, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
 
18360
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (570) 421-0531

Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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
ESSA
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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

(d)     On December 23, 2020, ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that it had increased the size of its Board of Directors to ten members and appointed Carolyn P. Stennett, Esq. and Dr. Tina Q. Richardson as directors. Mses. Stennett and Richardson were also appointed to the Board of Directors of ESSA Bank & Trust, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Bank”). There have been no transactions since the beginning of the Company’s last fiscal year, nor any currently proposed transaction, between the Company (or the Bank) and either of Ms. Stennett or Ms. Richardson of a nature reportable pursuant to Section 404(a) of SEC Regulation S-K.

A copy of the press release dated December 23, 2020 announcing the appointment of Mses. Stennett and Richardson as directors is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a)
Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired.  Not applicable.
(b)
Pro Forma Financial Information.  Not applicable.
(c)
(d)
Shell Company Transactions.  Not applicable.
Exhibits.



Exhibit No.
Description
   
Press release issued by the Company on December 23, 2020 announcing the appointment of Mses. Stennett and Richardson as directors.
 
104
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).



SIGNATURES

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.

     ESSA BANCORP, INC.
     
     
DATE:  December 24, 2020
By:  
/s/ Gary S. Olson
   
Gary S. Olson, President and Chief Executive Officer