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): June 17, 2019 (June 17, 2019)


BankUnited, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

14817 Oak Lane
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(305) 569-2000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
New York Stock Exchange
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Item 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure.
On June 17, 2019, BankUnited, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that the Company hired Michael Alford as general counsel, effective June 17, 2019.  The Company issued a press release in connection with the announcement.  A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.


Press release dated June 17, 2019


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.

June 17, 2019
/s/ Leslie N. Lunak
Leslie N. Lunak
Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 99.1

N   E   W   S       R   E   L   E   A   S   E

BankUnited Hires General Counsel

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (JUNE 17, 2019) – BankUnited announced the hiring of Michael Alford as general counsel. With more than three decades of experience, Alford will be responsible for overseeing the company's legal and compliance functions.
“We are very excited to have Michael join BankUnited,” said Rajinder P. Singh, BankUnited’s chairman, president & chief executive officer. Michael comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the financial services industry and will be a valuable part of the leadership team.”
Alford began his career in financial services in 1989 as corporate counsel for PaineWebber, Inc. in Miami, Fla.  For 23 years, Alford served in various capacities within the legal department of Raymond James Financial, Inc., in St. Petersburg, Florida, most recently as senior vice president and deputy general counsel before retiring in 2017. He joins BankUnited from Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County, where he served as chief risk officer. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Miami offices of Holland & Knight and Fowler, White, Burnett, Hurley, Banick & Strickroot.
Alford holds both his juris doctor and bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.

About BankUnited, N.A.
BankUnited, Inc.(NYSE: BKU), with total assets of $32.7 billion at March 31, 2019, is the bank holding company of BankUnited, N.A., a national bank headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida with banking centers in Florida and New York metropolitan area. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit www.BankUnited.com. BankUnited can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/BankUnited.Official and on Twitter @BankUnited.

Donna Crump-Butler, (305) 231-6707
Savannah Whaley, (954) 776-1999, x225