FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANCSHARES, INC. (NASDAQ:FMBH) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANCSHARES, INC. (NASDAQ:FMBH) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

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On June 12, 2018, First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”) and Project Almond Merger Sub LLC, a newly formed Illinois limited liability company and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with SCB Bancorp, Inc., an Illinois corporation (“SCB”), to which, among other things, the Company agreed to acquire 50% of the issued and outstanding shares of SCB to a business combination whereby SCB will merge with and into Merger Sub, whereupon the separate corporate existence of SCB will cease and Merger Sub will continue as the surviving company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger”).

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the Merger, each share of common stock, par value $7.50 per share, of SCB issued and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (other than shares held in treasury by SCB and shares held by stockholders who have properly made and not withdrawn a demand for appraisal rights under Illinois law) will be converted into and become the right to receive, at the election of each stockholder, either $307.93 in cash or 8.0228 shares of common stock, par value $4.00 per share, of the Company and cash in lieu of fractional shares, less any applicable taxes required to be withheld and subject to certain potential adjustments. Overall elections are subject to proration such that, depending on the number of shares of SCB common stock electing shares of the Company’s common stock, between 19 and 32.5 percent of the SCB shares will be exchanged for cash, and between 67.5 and 81 percent will be exchanged for the Company’s common stock. Additionally, SCB’s outstanding stock options will be fully vested upon consummation of the Merger, and all outstanding SCB options that are unexercised prior to the effective time of the Merger will be cashed out. In addition, immediately prior to the closing of the proposed merger, SCB will pay a special dividend to its shareholders in the aggregate amount of $25 million.

It is anticipated that SCB’s wholly-owned bank subsidiary, Soy Capital Bank and Trust Company (“Soy Capital Bank”), will be merged with and into the Company’s wholly-owned bank subsidiary First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, N.A. (“First Mid Bank”) at a date following completion of the Merger. At the time of the bank merger, Soy Capital Bank’s banking offices will become branches of First Mid Bank. As of March 31, 2018, Soy Capital Bank had total consolidated assets of $437 million, loans of $256 million and total deposits of $319 million.

The Merger Agreement contains customary representations and warranties of both parties and customary conditions to the parties’ obligations to close the transaction, as well as agreements to cooperate in the process of consummating the transaction. The Merger Agreement also contains provisions limiting the activities of SCB and Soy Capital Bank which are outside of the usual course of business, including restrictions on employee compensation, certain acquisitions and dispositions of assets and liabilities, and solicitations relating to alternative acquisition proposals, pending completion of the Merger.

The Merger is anticipated to be completed in late 2018, and is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions in the Merger Agreement and the approval of the appropriate regulatory authorities and of the stockholders of SCB. The directors of SCB have executed a voting agreement in which they have agreed to vote their shares of SCB common stock in favor of approval of the Merger Agreement.

The information set forth above does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Merger Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The representations, warranties and covenants of each party set forth in the Merger Agreement have been made only for purposes of, and were and are solely for the benefit of, the contracting parties, and are qualified by confidential disclosures made for the purposes of allocating contractual risk between the parties to the Merger Agreement instead of establishing these matters as facts and may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to investors. Accordingly, the representations and warranties may not describe the actual state of affairs at the date they were made or at any other time and investors should not rely on them as statements of fact. In addition, such representations and warranties (i) will not survive the consummation of the Merger and (ii) were made only as of the date of the Merger Agreement or such other date as is specified in the Merger Agreement. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations and warranties may change after the date of the Merger Agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the parties’ public disclosures. Accordingly, the Merger Agreement is included with this filing only to provide investors with information regarding the terms of the Merger Agreement and not to provide investors with any other factual information regarding the Company or SCB, their respective affiliates or their respective businesses. The Merger Agreement should not be read alone, but should instead be read in conjunction with the other information regarding, the Company, SCB, their respective affiliates or their respective businesses, the Merger Agreement and the Merger that will be contained in, or incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement on Form S-4 that will include a proxy statement of SCB and a prospectus of the Company that the Company will file with the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”), as well as in the Forms 10-K, Forms 10-Q and other documents that the Company files with or furnishes to the SEC.

Item 1.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

In connection with the execution of the Merger Agreement discussed in Item 1.01 above, the Company and SCB issued a joint press release on June 12, 2018. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

From time to time on and after June 12, 2018, the Company and SCB intend to provide supplemental information regarding the proposed transaction to analysts and investors in connection with certain presentations. A copy of the supplementary information is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference.

Forward Looking Statements

This document may contain certain forward-looking statements about First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (“First Mid”) and SCB Bancorp, Inc., an Illinois corporation (“SCB”), such as discussions of First Mid’s and SCB’s pricing and fee trends, credit quality and outlook, liquidity, new business results, expansion plans, anticipated expenses and planned schedules. First Mid and SCB intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1955. Forward-looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and describe future plans, strategies and expectations of First Mid and SCB, are identified by use of the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “project,” or similar expressions. Actual results could differ materially from the results indicated by these statements because the realization of those results is subject to many risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, the possibility that any of the anticipated benefits of the proposed transactions between First Mid and SCB will not be realized or will not be realized within the expected time period; the risk that integration of the operations of SCB with First Mid will be materially delayed or will be more costly or difficult than expected; the inability to complete the proposed transactions due to the failure to obtain the required stockholder approval; the failure to satisfy other conditions to completion of the proposed transactions, including receipt of required regulatory and other approvals; the failure of the proposed transactions to close for any other reason; the effect of the announcement of the transaction on customer relationships and operating results; the possibility that the transaction may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events; changes in interest rates; general economic conditions and those in the market areas of First Mid and SCB; legislative/regulatory changes; monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. Government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board; the quality or composition of First Mid’s and SCB’s loan or investment portfolios and the valuation of those investment portfolios; demand for loan products; deposit flows; competition, demand for financial services in the market areas of First Mid and SCB; and accounting principles, policies and guidelines. Additional information concerning First Mid, including additional factors and risks that could materially affect First Mid’s financial results, are included in First Mid’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including its Annual Reports on Form 10-K. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required under the federal securities laws or the rules and regulations of the SEC, we do not undertake any obligation to update or review any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Important Information about the Merger and Additional Information

First Mid will file a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. The registration statement will include a proxy statement of SCB that also constitutes a prospectus of First Mid, which will be sent to the stockholders of SCB. Investors in SCB are urged to read the proxy statement/prospectus, which will contain important information, including detailed risk factors, when it becomes available. The proxy statement/prospectus and other documents which will be filed by First Mid with the SEC will be available free of charge at the SEC’s website,, or by directing a request when such a filing is made to First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, P.O.Box 499, Mattoon, IL 61938, Attention: Investor Relations; or to SCB Bancorp, Inc., 455 North Main Street, Decatur, Illinois 62523, Attention: Investor Relations. A final proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to the stockholders of SCB.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, 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.

Participants in the Solicitation

First Mid and SCB, and certain of their respective directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees are participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transactions. Information about the directors and executive officers of First Mid is set forth in the proxy statement for its 2018 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 16, 2018. Investors may obtain additional information regarding the interests of such participants in the proposed transactions by reading the proxy statement/prospectus for such proposed transactions when it becomes available.

Item 1.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


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First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of banking through its subsidiary, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, N.A. (First Mid Bank). It provides data processing services to affiliates through its subsidiary, Mid-Illinois Data Services, Inc. It offers insurance products and services to customers through its subsidiary, The Checkley Agency, Inc., doing business as, First Mid Insurance Group (First Mid Insurance). It operates in over three primary lines of business: community banking and wealth management through First Mid Bank, and insurance brokerage through First Mid Insurance. Within the community banking line, it serves commercial, retail and agricultural customers with an array of deposit and loan related products. The wealth management line provides estate planning, investment and farm management services. The insurance brokerage line provides commercial lines insurance to businesses, homeowner, health and life.

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