FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANCSHARES, INC. (NASDAQ:FMBH) Files An 8-K Other EventsItem 8.01 Other Events.
As previously announced, 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”).
On October 10, 2018, the Company received approval of the Merger from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions in the Merger Agreement, the Merger is anticipated to be completed in late 2018.
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 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.
About FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANCSHARES, INC. (NASDAQ:FMBH)
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.