BANCORPSOUTH, INC. (NYSE:BXS) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

BANCORPSOUTH, INC. (NYSE:BXS) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

the Bank reaffirms the representations and warranties set forth in Article IV of the Central Agreement made with respect to the Bank;
the Bank agrees to comply with and perform the covenants and obligations set forth in Article VI of the Central Agreement that are applicable to the Bank;
the authorized capital stock of Bank consists of 500,000,000 shares of common stock, $2.50 par value (“Bank Stock”), one share of which is issued and outstanding as of the date of Central Amendment No.4; and
at the Effective Time of the Central Agreement, the shares of Bank Stock issued to the merger in accordance with the Central Agreement will be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, and will not be issued in violation of any preemptive rights or any applicable federal or state laws.
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This Report refers to a Reorganization described in this Report and other filings the Company has made with the SEC. In connection with the Reorganization, the Company will file with the SEC and will mail to its shareholders a definitive proxy statement/offering circular. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE REORGANIZATION, INVESTORS ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXYSTATEMENT/ OFFERING CIRCULAR AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE REORGANIZATION. The definitive proxy statement/offering circular, as well as other filings containing information about the Company and the Bank, will be available without charge at the SEC’s internet website ( Copies of the definitive proxy statement/offering circular can also be obtained, when available, without charge, from the Company’s investor relations website at

The Company and certain of its directors, executive officers and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s shareholders in respect of the Reorganization. Certain information about the Company’s directors and executive officers is set forth in its Annual Report on Form10-K for the year ended December31, 2016, which was filed with the SEC on February27, 2017, and in its Proxy Statement on Schedule14A for its 2017 annual meeting of shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on March22, 2017. Any other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be included in the definitive proxy statement/offering circular and other relevant documents filed with the SEC when they become available.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this Report may not be based upon historical facts and are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). These forward-looking statements may be identified by their reference to a future period or periods or by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “foresee,” “hope,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “should,” “predict,” “project,” “goal,” “outlook,” “potential,” “will,” “will result,” “will likely result,” or “would” or future or conditional verb tenses and variations or negatives of such terms. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, those relating to the terms, timing and closings of the proposed mergers with Ouachita and Central, the terms of the Reorganization involving the Company and the Bank and the proposed impact of the Reorganization on the Surviving Entity, and the ability of the Company and the Bank to close the Reorganization in a timely manner or at all. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this Report, in that actual results could differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company and the Bank. These factors may include, but are not limited to, the ability of the Company and the Bank to complete the Reorganization, the ability of the Company and the Bank to satisfy the conditions to the completion of the Reorganization, including the receipt of Company shareholder approval and the receipt of regulatory approvals required for the Reorganization on the terms expected in the Amended Plan of Reorganization, the ability of the Company and the Bank to meet expectations regarding the timing, completion and accounting and tax treatments of the Reorganization, the possibility that any of the anticipated benefits of the Reorganization will not be realized or will not be realized as expected, the failure of the Reorganization to close for any other reason, the effect of the announcement of the Reorganization on the Company’s operating results, the possibility that the Reorganization may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events, the inability to retrieve the Bank’s filings mandated by the Exchange Act from the SEC’s publicly available website after the closing of the Reorganization, the ability of the Company, the Bank, Central and Ouachita to obtain regulatory approval of and close the proposed mergers, the willingness of Ouachita and Central to proceed with the proposed mergers, the potential impact upon the Company of the delay in the closings of the proposed Central and Ouachita mergers, the impact of all other factors generally understood to affect the assets, business, cash flows, financial condition, liquidity, prospects and/or results of operations of financial services companies and the other factors described under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December31, 2016. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Report and, except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this Report.

EX-2.1 2 d439097dex21.htm EX-2.1 EX-2.1 Exhibit 2.1 AMENDMENT NO. 4 to AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF REORGANIZATION This Amendment No. 4 (this “Amendment”) dated August 15,…
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BancorpSouth, Inc. is a financial holding company. The Company, through its principal bank subsidiary, BancorpSouth Bank (the Bank), conducts commercial banking and financial services operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Illinois. The Company’s segments include Community Banking, Insurance Agencies, and General Corporate and Other. Its Community Banking segment provides a range of deposit products, commercial loans and consumer loans. Its Insurance Agencies segment serves as agents in the sale of commercial lines of insurance and full lines of property and casualty, life, health and employee benefits products and services. Its General Corporate and Other segment includes mortgage lending, trust services, credit card activities, investment services and other activities not allocated to the Community Banking or Insurance Agencies segments.

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