As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 29, 2020


Registration No. 333-



Washington, D.C. 20549






Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.


(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   27-1449820
(State or other jurisdiction   (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)
1400 Prospect Avenue    
Helena, Montana   59601
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)




(Full title of the Plan)



Peter J. Johnson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.

1400 Prospect Avenue

Helena, Montana 59601

(406) 442-3080


(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone

number, including area code, of agent for service)


Copy to:


Lloyd H. Spencer, Esq.

Nixon Peabody LLP

799 9th Street NW, Suite 500

Washington, D.C. 20001

(202) 585-8000


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.


Large accelerated filer ☐   Accelerated filer ☒
Non-accelerated filer   ☐   Smaller reporting company  ☒
    Emerging growth company ☐


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act  ☐






Title of
Securities to be

Amount to be



Offering Price

Per Share(2)




Offering Price(2)

Amount of

Registration Fee


Common Stock par value $0.01 per share







Represents additional shares of the common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. (the “Registrant”) authorized for issuance under the 2011 Stock Incentive Plan for Directors, Officers and Employees, as amended (the “Plan”). Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this registration statement on Form S-8 (this “Registration Statements”) shall also cover any additional shares of Common Stock that may be offered or issued under the Plan by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization or any other similar transaction.

(2)   Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee and computed pursuant to Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h) under the Securities Act, based upon the average of the high and low prices of the Registrant’s Common Stock on the NASDAQ Global Market on May 22, 2020, which was $16.79.







This Registration Statement registers an additional 75,000 shares of the Registrant’s Common Stock that may be offered and sold under the Plan. This Registration Statement relates solely to the registration of additional securities of the same class as other securities for which one or more other registration statements filed on this form relating to the same employee benefit plan are effective. Pursuant to General Instruction E to Form S-8, the contents of the Registrant’s previously filed registration statements on Form S-8 relating to the Plan (File Nos. 333-182360, 333-204452 and 333-218211), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 27, 2012, May 26, 2015 and May 24, 2017, respectively, including any amendments thereto or filings incorporated therein, are hereby incorporated by reference herein to the extent not otherwise amended or superseded by the contents hereof.





Item 8.     Exhibits.





Opinion of Nixon Peabody LLP



Amendment No. 3 to the 2011 Stock Incentive Plan for Directors, Officers and Employees (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 11, 2020)



Consent of Nixon Peabody LLP (Contained in opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this Registration Statement)



Consent of Moss Adams LLP



Power of Attorney (Included on the signature page to this Registration Statement)


*Filed herewith



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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the County of Lewis and Clark, State of Montana, on the 29th day of May, 2020.







By:     /s/ Peter J. Johnson                                    

Peter J. Johnson

President and Chief Executive Officer





KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby severally constitutes and appoints Peter J. Johnson and Laura F. Clark and each of them, his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and resubstitution for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the Registration Statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorney-in-fact and agents and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite or necessary fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that each said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.



/s/ Peter J. Johnson                           

Director, President and CEO

May 29, 2020

Peter J. Johnson

(Principal Executive Officer)



/s/ Laura F. Clark                              

Executive Vice President and Chief

May 29, 2020

Laura F. Clark

Financial Officer


(Principal Financial


and Accounting Officer)



/s/ Rick F. Hays                                 


May 29, 2020

Rick F. Hays

/s/ Thomas J. McCarvel                     Vice Chairman May 29, 2020
Thomas J. McCarvel    



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/s/ Maureen J. Rude                             


May 29, 2020

Maureen J. Rude


/s/ Shavon R. Cape                               


May 29, 2020

Shavon R. Cape


/s/ Tanya S. Chemodurow                    


May 29, 2020

Tanya S. Chemodurow


/s/ Kenneth M. Walsh                           


May 29, 2020

Kenneth M. Walsh


/s/ Corey Jensen                                    


May 29, 2020

Corey Jensen


/s/ Benjamin G. Ruddy                          


May 29, 2020

Benjamin G. Ruddy


/s/ Cynthia A. Utterback                        


May 29, 2020

Cynthia A. Utterback



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Exhibit 5.1





799 9th Street NW

Suite 500

Washington, DC  20001-4501




May 29, 2020




Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.

1400 Prospect Avenue

Helena, Montana 59601


Ladies and Gentlemen:


We have acted as counsel to Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. (the “Company”) in connection with the Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed today by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), relating to the proposed issuance of up to 75,000 shares (the “Shares”) of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), authorized for issuance pursuant to the Company’s 2011 Stock Incentive Plan for Directors, Officers and Employees, as amended (the “Plan”). This opinion is being furnished in accordance with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Act.


We have examined the originals or copies, certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of such records of the Company and all such agreements, certificates of public officials, certificates of officers or other representatives of the Company, and such other documents, certificates and corporate or other records as we have deemed necessary or appropriate as a basis for the opinions set forth herein, including: (i) the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, as amended to the date hereof (the “Certificate of Incorporation”), (ii) the By-Laws of the Company, as amended to the date hereof (the “By-Laws”), and (iii) certified copies of certain resolutions duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company, adopted February 20, 2020, and of the stockholders of the Company, adopted on April 23, 2020. We have also assumed that (i) valid book-entry notations for the issuance of the Shares in uncertificated form will have been duly made in the share register of the Company, (ii) each award agreement setting forth the terms of each award granted pursuant to the Plan is consistent with the Plan and has been duly authorized and validly executed and delivered by the parties thereto, and (iii) at the time of each issuance of Shares, there will be sufficient shares of Common Stock authorized for issuance under the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation that have not otherwise been issued or reserved or committed for issuance, and (iv) the price per share paid for Shares issued pursuant to the Plan is not less than the par value of the Shares. As to factual matters material to the opinions set forth below we have relied, without investigation, upon the representations and statements of the Company in the Registration Statement and in such certificates of government officials and officers of the Company as we have deemed necessary for the purpose of the opinions expressed herein.


The opinions stated herein are limited to the federal laws of the United States and the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.




May 29, 2020

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Based upon and subject to the assumptions, exceptions, qualifications and limitations set forth herein, we are of the opinion that:


When the Registration Statement has become effective under the Act and the Shares have been issued and delivered upon payment therefor in accordance with the Plan and any applicable award agreement, the Shares will be duly authorized, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.


This opinion letter is limited to the matters expressly stated herein and no opinion is to be inferred or implied beyond the opinion expressly set forth herein. We undertake no, and hereby disclaim any, obligation to make any inquiry after the date hereof or to advise you of any changes in any matter set forth herein, whether based on a change in the law, a change in any fact relating to the Company or any other person or any other circumstance.


We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the above-referenced Registration Statement. In giving this consent, we do not thereby admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder.


Very truly yours,



/s/ Nixon Peabody LLP





Exhibit 23.2





We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc., of our report dated March 11, 2020, relating to the consolidated financial statements and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc., which report appears in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2019 (and expresses an unqualified opinion on the consolidated financial statements and an adverse opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting due to a material weakness).



/s/ Moss Adams LLP


Everett, Washington

May 29, 2020