SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
April 19, 2018
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
AMERISERV FINANCIAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Main and Franklin Streets, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
(Address of principal executive offices)
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(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 Certain Officers; Compensation of Certain Officers.
On April 19, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of AmeriServ Financial, Inc. (the “Company”), based upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board, approved payouts under the Executive At-Risk Incentive Compensation Plan for fiscal year 2017. These payouts were based upon having achieved an adjusted return on assets (“ROA”) of 0.51% for the year ended December 31, 2017 and 61.5% of the adjusted ROA of the peer group identified in the Company’s proxy statement filed under Schedule 14A on March 15, 2018 (the “Proxy Statement”). The 2017 ROA performance for both the Company and the peer group was adjusted for the income tax charge related to the enactment of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” late in the fourth quarter of 2017.
All other compensation paid or earned by each of the Company’s Named Executive Officers for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 was previously reported by the Company in the Summary Compensation Table beginning on page 19 of the Proxy Statement. As of the filing of the Proxy Statement, payouts under the Executive At-Risk Incentive Compensation Plan had not been determined, and, therefore, were not included in the Summary Compensation Table. In accordance with Item 5.02(f) of Form 8-K, the Company is providing a revised Summary Compensation Table, which includes the payouts under the Executive At-Risk Incentive Compensation Plan paid to each of the Company’s Named Executive Officers and revised total compensation figures for 2017:
SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE
Jeffrey A. Stopko, age 55
President and CEO
of ASRV and AmeriServ
Michael D. Lynch, age 57
Senior Vice President,
CFO, Chief Investment
Officer, & Chief Risk
Officer of ASRV and
AmeriServ Financial Bank
James T. Huerth, age 56
President and CEO
of AmeriServ Trust and
Represents the grant date fair value, computed in accordance with FASB A.S.C. Topic 718, of stock and option awards granted under the Executive AtRisk Incentive Compensation Plan in 2015 and under the 2011 Stock Incentive Plan in 2015 and 2016. See the discussion in our Annual Report on Form 10K for the year ended December 31, 2017, for a discussion of the assumptions and methodologies used to calculate the amounts in this column.
For 2017, includes, as applicable, (a) premiums we pay for life insurance policies with coverage limits above $50,000 for each named executive officer; (b) country club dues for Messrs. Stopko and Huerth; (c) the aggregate incremental cost of a companyprovided automobile for Messrs. Stopko and Huerth; and (d) our 401(k) plan matching contributions for each of Messrs. Stopko, Lynch, and Huerth, in the amount of $3,148, $1,743, and $2,675, respectively.
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.
AMERISERV FINANCIAL, INC.
Dated: April 19, 2018
/s/ Jeffrey A. Stopko
Jeffrey A. Stopko