Northeast Bancorp
NORTHEAST BANCORP /ME/ (Form: 8-K, Received: 11/08/2017 09:49:40)

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):

November 6 , 2017

 

Commission File No. 1-14588

 

NORTHEAST BANCORP

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maine

01-0425066

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(IRS Employer Identification Number)

   

500 Canal Street
Lewiston, Maine

04240

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant ’s telephone number, including area code: (207) 786-3245

 

Former name or former address, if changed since last Report: N/A

 

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

 

On November 6, 2017, Northeast Bancorp (the “Company”) announced the appointment of Jean-Pierre L. Lapointe as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, effective November 6, 2017. Mr. Lapointe will succeed Interim Chief Financial Officer Brian Pinheiro, who will retain his responsibilities as the Company’s Chief Risk Officer.

 

Mr.  Lapointe, 35, has worked at Wolf & Company, P.C. since 2004, most recently serving in the audit practice as Senior Audit Manager since 2013.  Mr. Lapointe is a certified public accountant and received a B.S. and a M.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University and Western New England University, respectively.

 

Pursuant to a letter agreement entered into between the Company and Mr.  Lapointe in connection with his employment as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Mr. Lapointe will receive an annual base salary of $225,000, a bonus of $30,000 with respect to the first 12 months of employment, and an award of 2,000 shares of restricted Company voting common stock that will vest in three equal annual installments beginning on the third anniversary of the grant date.  In addition, Mr. Lapointe and Northeast Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into Northeast Bank’s standard form of confidential information, non-solicitation and cooperation agreement.

 

Mr.  Lapointe is not related by blood, marriage or adoption to any of the Company’s directors or other executive officers.  There are no related person transactions for which disclosure would be required pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, between the Company and Mr. Lapointe.

 

Item 9.01.              Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

99.1   Press Release dated November 6, 2017

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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

 

 

NORTHEAST BANCORP

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Richard Wayne

 

Name:

Richard Wayne

 

Title:

Chief Executive Officer

 

Date: November 8, 2017

 

Exhibit  99.1

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

For More Information:

Chris Delamater, VP Marketing

No rtheast Bank

500 Canal Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

207.786.3245 ext. 3548

www.northeastbank.com

 

 

Northeast Bancorp Announces Appointment of

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

 

Lewiston, ME ( November 8, 2017) - Northeast Bancorp (“Northeast” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NBN), announced today that J.P. Lapointe has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective November 6, 2017. Mr. Lapointe will succeed Interim Chief Financial Officer Brian Pinheiro, who will retain his responsibilities as the Company’s Chief Risk Officer.

 

Mr. Lapointe joins the Company directly from Wolf & Company, P.C. where he worked since 2004, serving as a Senior Audit Manager in their external and internal audit practices with a focus on the financial services sector. Mr. Lapointe is a certified public accountant and received a B.S. and a M.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University and Western New England University, respectively.

 

Northeast Bancorp President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Wayne said “J.P. ’s impressive background and breadth of experience in the financial services industry will make him a great fit for Northeast Bancorp. We welcome him to our team and look forward to his contributions to the Company.”

 

 

About Northeast Bancorp

Northeast Bancorp (NASDAQ: NBN) is the holding company for Northeast Bank, a full-service bank headquartered in Lewiston, Maine. We offer personal and business banking services to the Maine and New Hampshire markets via ten branches and two loan production offices. Our Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group (“LASG”) purchases and originates commercial loans on a nationwide basis and our SBA Division supports the needs of growing businesses nationally. ableBanking, a division of Northeast Bank, offers online savings products to consumers nationwide. Information regarding Northeast Bank can be found at www.northeastbank.com .

 

 

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