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): August 9, 2011
GREEN BANKSHARES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|100 North Main Street, Greeneville, Tennessee
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (423) 639-5111
|(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)|
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Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
The disclosure set forth in this report under Item 5.02(b) is herein incorporated by reference.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b) On August 9, 2011, Green Bankshares, Inc. (the Company) notified Kenneth R. Vaught, the President and Chief Banking Officer of the Company and GreenBank, the Companys wholly-owned bank subsidiary (the Bank), that his employment with the Company and the Bank was terminated, effective immediately. In connection therewith, the Company terminated the Employment Agreement with Mr. Vaught, dated December 31, 2007.
In connection with the termination of Mr. Vaughts employment with the Company and the Bank discussed above, Stephen M. Rownd, the Companys and the Banks Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer will also assume the position of President of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Rownds existing compensation arrangement will not change as a result of his assumption of the position of President of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Rownd has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank since March 31, 2010. He had previously served as Executive Vice President and Senior Commercial Banker for Fifth Third Bank of the Carolinas from 2008 to March 15, 2010, and was responsible for leading a new commercial banking team focused on middle market lending, commercial real estate and treasury services. Prior to joining Fifth Third, Mr. Rownd served as Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of First Charter Corporation from 2006 to 2008, as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer from 2004 to 2006 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer from 2000 to 2004.
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.
GREEN BANKSHARES, INC.
Date: August 11, 2011
By: /s/ Michael J. Fowler
Michael J. Fowler
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer