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)
January 1, 2012
Merchants Bancshares, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
275 Kennedy Drive
So. Burlington, Vermont
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number,
including area code)
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:
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Effective the close of business January 1, 2012, Thomas R. Havers resigned as Senior Operations Officer and Senior Vice President of Merchants Bank (the Bank). The Bank accepted his resignation. Mr. Havers will remain with the Bank in a non-executive position.
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.
MERCHANTS BANCSHARES, INC.
Date: January 6, 2012
/s/ Janet P. Spitler
Janet P. Spitler
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Principal Accounting Officer