SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
October 6, 2004
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number 001-09718
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
One PNC Plaza
249 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2707
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(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:
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
The information set forth in Item 8.01 below is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On October 6, 2004, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (the Corporation) issued a press release announcing that it plans to report a charge related to the BlackRock Long-Term Retention and Incentive Plan (LTIP) in its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2004. Additional information on the LTIP and managements decision to record this charge is included in BlackRocks Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 6, 2004. See also the Corporations Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2004 for information relating to the LTIP.
A copy of the Corporations press release is included in this Report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(c) Exhibits. The exhibit listed on the Exhibit Index accompanying this Form 8-K is filed herewith.
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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.
|THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP, INC.|
Date: October 7, 2004
/s/ Samuel R. Patterson
Samuel R. Patterson
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|Method of Filing|
|99.1||Press Release dated October 6, 2004||Filed herewith|
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