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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 25, 2021



Wesbanco, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



West Virginia



(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)




1 Bank Plaza,

Wheeling, WV



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (304) 234-9000

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


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 (see General Instructions A.2. below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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


Title of each class





Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock $2.0833 Par Value




NASDAQ Global Select Market

Depositary Shares (each representing 1/40th interest in a share of 6.75% Fixed-Rate Reset Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A)




NASDAQ Global Select Market


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 check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 







Item 8.01 Other Events


Wesbanco, Inc. issued a press release today announcing an increase in the quarterly cash dividend rate to be paid to its shareholders to $0.33 per common share from the previous quarterly dividend rate of $0.32 per common share, or a 3.1% increase. The increased dividend will be payable on April 1, 2021 to shareholders of record on March 12, 2021.  The press release announcing the increase in the quarterly cash dividend rate is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated by reference herein.




Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)  Exhibits:


99.1 -   Wesbanco, Inc. press release announcing the quarterly cash dividend rate increase dated February 25, 2021.


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.



Wesbanco, Inc.





Date: February 25, 2021

/s/ Robert H. Young


Robert H. Young


Senior Executive Vice President and


Chief Financial Officer