SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): October 28, 2004
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer
23 Pasteur, Irvine, California 92618-3804
(Registrants telephone number,
including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure|
|Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|Index to Exhibits|
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On October 28, 2004, Westcorp issued a press release announcing that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation approved the application to merge WFS Financial into Western Financial Bank. A copy of that press release is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Westcorp Press Release on October 28, 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.
|a California corporation|
Date: October 28, 2004
|By:||/s/ Lee A. Whatcott|
|Lee A. Whatcott|
|Executive Vice President,|
|Chief Financial Officer and|
|Chief Operations Officer|