Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 7, 2022
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Pennsylvania 0-7617 23-1886144
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
14 North Main Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964
(Address of principal executive office)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (215721-2400
Not applicable
(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 classTrading SymbolName of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $5 par valueUVSPThe NASDAQ Stock 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 8.01Other

On December 7, 2022, the Board of Directors of Univest Financial Corporation (the “Corporation”) appointed Jeffrey M. Schweitzer, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board, to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board. This appointment reflects the Board’s intention to ensure strategic and leadership continuity for the Corporation. As President and Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board, Mr. Schweitzer will maintain his current chief executive responsibilities and also assist William S. Aichele, the current Chairman of the Board of the Corporation, as needed, with the leadership responsibilities for the Board.


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.
Univest Financial Corporation
By:/s/ Brian J. Richardson
Name:Brian J. Richardson
Title:Senior Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer
Date: December 8, 2022