CITIZENS COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. (NASDAQ:CZWI) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure

CITIZENS COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. (NASDAQ:CZWI) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

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From January 30 – 31, 2019, Stephen Bianchi, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) and James S. Broucek, Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to participate in the FIG Partners Bank CEO Forum to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona. As part of the conference, the Company’s management will provide a presentation to certain participants in attendance regarding certain matters impacting the Company and its operating results. A copy of the presentation is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. The attached Exhibit 99.1 is furnished to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K.

The information in this Form 8-K, including Items 7.01 and 9.01, and the Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto shall not be deemed “to be filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of such section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference in such filing.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

This communication is being made in respect of the proposed merger transaction between Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc.(“Citizens”) and F. & M. Bancorp. of Tomah, Inc. (“F&M”). In connection with the proposed merger, Citizens will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a registration statement onForm S-4that will include the proxy statement of F&M and a prospectus of Citizens, as well as other relevant documents regarding the proposed merger. A definitive proxy statement/prospectus will also be sent to F&M shareholders. INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THEPROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO AND ANY DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE THEREIN) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGER THAT CITIZENS WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSACTION AND THE PARTIES TO THE TRANSACTION.

The registration statement, including the proxy statement/prospectus, and other relevant documents (when they become available), and any other documents filed by Citizens with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents may also be obtained free of charge from Citizens’ website at www.ccf.us, or by directing a request to Citizens’ CEO, Stephen Bianchi at Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc., 2174 EastRidge Center, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701, Attention: Stephen M. Bianchi or by e-mail at [email protected] The information on Citizens’ website is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of this filing or the exhibits incorporated herein or incorporated into other filings made with the SEC.

F&M and its directors, executive officers and certain other members of its management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from F&M’s shareholders in connection with the proposed merger. Information about such participants may be obtained by reading the proxy statement/prospectus and the other relevant documents regarding the proposed merger when it becomes available. Free copies of these documents may be obtained as described in the preceding paragraph.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K and the attached exhibits may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “planned,” “potential,” “should,” “will,” “would” or the negative of those terms or other words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to many assumptions, risks and uncertainties arising in the operations and business environment of Citizens and its subsidiary, Citizens Community Federal, National Association (“CCF Bank”). These uncertainties include:the satisfaction of the conditions to closing the proposed merger in the anticipated timeframe or at all; the failure to obtain necessary regulatory and shareholder approvals; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the definitive merger agreement; the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed merger; the ability to successfully integrate the businesses; disruption from the proposed merger making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships; the negative effects of this announcement or the consummation of the proposed merger on the market price of Citizens’ common stock; significant transaction costs and unknown liabilities; litigation or regulatory actions related to the proposed transaction; conditions in the financial markets and economic conditions generally; the possibility of a deterioration in the residential real estate markets; interest rate risk; lending risk; the sufficiency of loan allowances; changes in the fair value or ratings downgrades of our securities; competitive pressures among depository and other financial institutions; our ability to realize the benefits of net deferred tax assets; our ability to maintain or increase our market share; acts of terrorism and political or military actions by the United States or other governments; legislative or regulatory changes or actions, or significant litigation, adversely affecting Citizens or CCF Bank; increases in FDIC insurance premiums or special assessments by the FDIC; disintermediation risk; our inability to obtain needed liquidity; our ability to raise capital needed to fund growth or meet regulatory requirements; the possibility that our internal controls and procedures could fail or be circumvented; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; our ability to keep pace with technological change; cybersecurity risks; risks posed by acquisitions and other expansion opportunities; difficulties and delays in integrating the acquired business operations or fully realizing the cost savings and other benefits; changes in federal or state tax laws; changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines and their impact on financial performance; restrictions on our ability to pay dividends; and the potential volatility of our stock price. Stockholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.Such uncertainties and other risks that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are discussed further in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in Citizens’ Form 10-K, for the year ended September 30, 2018 filed with the SEC on December 10, 2018 and Citizens’ subsequent filings with the SEC. Citizens undertakes no obligation to make any revisions to the forward-looking statements or to update them to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this filing.

Annualized, pro forma, projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.

Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Citizens Community Bancorp Inc. Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 exhibit991figconf.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 exhibit991figconf Exhibit 99.1 Filed by Citizens Community Bancorp,…
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About CITIZENS COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. (NASDAQ:CZWI)

Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company of Citizens Community Federal N.A. (the Bank). The Company is engaged in consumer, small commercial and agricultural banking activities, through the Bank. As of September 30, 2015, it had approximately $460 million in deposits. Through all of its branch locations, in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, the Bank provides a range of commercial and consumer banking products and services to customers, including online and mobile banking options. It offers a range of loans, such as commercial loans, agricultural loans and residential mortgages. Its Investment portfolio consists of securities available for sale and securities held to maturity. Its primary sources of funds are deposits; amortization, prepayments and maturities of outstanding loans; other short-term investments, and funds provided from operations. As of September 30, 2015, its total gross outstanding loans before net deferred loan costs were approximately $448,100.

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