Webster Financial

wbs

Ticker: WBS

Purchased: 5/15/2014

Cost basis: $30.12

Current Portfolio Status: Satellite

Dividend Reinvestment: N

Dividends paid quarterly in Feb, May, Aug, Nov

Shares held on account at Motif

Webster Financial Corporation operates as the bank and financial holding company for Webster Bank, National Association that provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Commercial Banking, Community Banking, and Other. The Commercial Banking segment provides deposit and cash management services to middle market companies; and asset-based lending, commercial real estate, and equipment finance, as well as treasury and payment services, which include government and institutional banking. The Community Banking segment offers deposit and fee-based services, residential mortgages, home equity lines/loans, unsecured consumer loans, credit cards, and investment and securities-related services. This segment also provides insurance and investment products, including stocks and bonds, mutual funds, annuities, and managed accounts; and brokerage and online investing services, as well as cash flow management products. It serves consumer, and business and professional service firms. The Other segment operates as a bank custodian of health savings accounts; and provides private banking services, such as asset management, trust, loan and deposit products, and financial planning services to high net worth clients, not-for-profit organizations, and business clients. The company provides various banking services through 169 banking offices; 309 ATMs; telephone banking; and mobile banking, as well as through Internet. Webster Financial Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Reasons for holding: has subsidiary (Health Savings Bank, WI) which is a top player in the HSA space. 3/2/15, New York based Kerrisdale Capital (activist) urged spinoff of HSA unit.

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