UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM 8-K

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CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 27, 2020

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The Charles Schwab Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

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Delaware Commission File Number: 1-9700 94-3025021

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

211 Main Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(415) 667-7000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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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:

 

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

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

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  

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock - $.01 par value per share   SCHW   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/40th ownership interest in a share of 6.00% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series C   SCHW PrC   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/40th ownership interest in a share of 5.95% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series D   SCHW PrD   New York Stock Exchange

 

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 checkmark 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.

 

The Charles Schwab Corporation (“Schwab”) has prepared a Supplement to the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus for the Special Meeting of Stockholders to be held June 4, 2020, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

The following exhibits are attached hereto:

 

Exhibit No. Description of Exhibit
99.1 Supplement to the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus for the Special Meeting of Stockholders to be held June 4, 2020, dated May 27, 2020.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

 

 

Important Information About the Transaction and Where to Find it

 

In connection with the proposed transaction between Schwab and TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (“TD Ameritrade”), Schwab and TD Ameritrade have filed and will file relevant materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Schwab has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a joint proxy statement of Schwab and TD Ameritrade that also constitutes a prospectus of Schwab. The registration statement on Form S-4, as amended, was declared effective by the SEC on May 6, 2020 and Schwab and TD Ameritrade mailed the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective stockholders on or about May 6, 2020. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF SCHWAB AND TD AMERITRADE ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the registration statement and the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by Schwab or TD Ameritrade through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov or by contacting the investor relations department of Schwab or TD Ameritrade at the following:

 

The Charles Schwab Corporation TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
211 Main Street 200 South 108th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94105 Omaha, Nebraska 68154
Attention: Investor Relations Attention: Investor Relations
(415) 667-7000 (800) 669-3900
investor.relations@schwab.com  

 

Schwab, TD Ameritrade, their respective directors and certain of their respective executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information regarding the directors and executive officers of Schwab, and their direct or indirect interests in the transaction, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in Schwab’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, its proxy statement filed on March 31, 2020 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Information regarding the directors and executive officers of TD Ameritrade, and their direct or indirect interests in the transaction, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in TD Ameritrade’s Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2019, as amended, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is contained in the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC.

 

No Offer or Solicitation

 

This communication is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote of approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

     
Date: May 27, 2020 THE CHARLES SCHWAB CORPORATION
   
  By: /s/ Peter Crawford
    Peter Crawford
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

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