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): May 27, 2011
ESSA Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (570) 421-0531
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
On May 27, 2011, the Board of Directors of ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (the Company) announced a fourth stock repurchase program pursuant to which the Company intends to repurchase up to 5% of the Companys publicly held outstanding shares of common stock. The Company completed its third stock repurchase program.
A copy of the press release announcing the stock repurchase program is attached as Exhibit 99.1. The information in the preceding paragraphs, as well as Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933.
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.