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): February 1, 2017
DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number: 001-33378
(State or other jurisdiction
2500 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
During the period beginning February 1, 2017, and ending February 3, 2017, each of the following executives of Discover Financial Services (the Company) adopted a pre-arranged stock trading plan (Plan) providing for the sale of previously issued shares of common stock of the Company: David W. Nelms, Carlos Minetti, Kathryn McNamara Corley, Roger C. Hochschild and Diane E. Offereins.
Each Plan was established under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Companys policies regarding transactions by Company executives in the Companys securities. Sales of shares under each Plan are executed through a broker and occur on a monthly basis for one year beginning on May 1, 2017, subject to a minimum price threshold. The executive retains no discretion over purchases or sales under the Plan.
Each executive currently holds shares of common stock of the Company well in excess of the Companys executive stock ownership guidelines, which require each executive to hold shares equivalent to a certain number of times their base salaries. Assuming all shares under each Plan are sold, each executives holdings would continue to remain well in excess of the Companys executive stock ownership guidelines. The transactions will be disclosed publicly in Form 144 and Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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.
|DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES|
|Dated: February 6, 2017||By:||/s/ Jennifer K. Schott|
|Name:||Jennifer K. Schott|
|Title:||Vice President and Assistant General Counsel|