SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): January 31, 2019
PROVIDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File No.)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
239 Washington Street, Jersey City, New Jersey
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code 732-590-9200
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
(e) Executive Annual Incentive Plan. On January 31, 2019, the Company's Compensation Committee established, and the Company's Board of Directors ratified, the 2019 targets for the Executive Annual Incentive Plan, an annual performance-based cash incentive plan that was previously approved by the stockholders on April 23, 2015 (the "Plan").
The Plan provides for cash incentive payments based primarily on the Company’s 2019 financial performance compared with certain targets (the “Corporate Targets”). Incentive payments based on the Company’s 2019 financial performance may be made if the Company meets or exceeds 90% of any of the Corporate Targets (“Threshold”).
For senior executive officers (including the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, and the other Named Executive Officers), 100% of the incentive payments that may be made under the Plan will be based on the Company’s 2019 performance using the following Corporate Targets that relate to the Company’s business plan and strategic objectives: (i) earnings per share (weighted 40%); (ii) net income (weighted 40%); and (iii) operating expense/average assets (weighted 20%).
Incentive payments will be a percentage of the executive officer’s base salary. Using estimated 2019 base salary levels, the total aggregate cash incentive payments that may be made for 2019 under the Plan for the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer and the other Named Executive Officers would range from approximately $727,000 at the Threshold level up to $2,200,000 at the Maximum level.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired. Not applicable.
Pro Forma Financial Information. Not applicable.
Shell Company Transactions. Not applicable.
Exhibits. Not Applicable.
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.
PROVIDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
February 5, 2019
By:/s/ Christopher Martin
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer