Washington, D.C. 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 22, 2020

Summit Financial Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
West Virginia0-1658755-0672148
(State or other jurisdiction of(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer
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300 North Main Street 
MoorefieldWest Virginia26836
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On September 22, 2020, Summit Financial Group, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Subordinated Note Purchase Agreement (collectively, the “Purchase Agreement”) with certain institutional “accredited investors,” as such term is defined in Rule 501(a)(1), (2), (3) and (7) of Regulation D promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and “qualified institutional buyers,” as such term is defined in Rule 144A promulgated by the SEC under the Securities Act (collectively, the “Purchasers”). Under the terms of the Purchase Agreements with the Purchasers, the Company issued and sold $30.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its 5.00% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due 2030 (the “Notes”). The Notes were issued by the Company to the Purchasers at a price equal to 100% of their face amount.

The Notes were offered and sold by the Company in a private placement transaction in reliance on exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Act, pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and Rule 506(b) of Regulation D promulgated by the SEC thereunder. The Company intends to use the net proceeds it received from the sale of the Notes for general corporate purpose, which may include organic growth and strategic initiatives, such as acquisitions. The Purchase Agreement contains certain customary representations, warranties and covenants made by the Company, on the one hand, and the Purchasers, severally and not jointly, on the other hand.

The Notes mature on September 30, 2030 and bear interest at a fixed rate of 5.00% per year, from and including September 22, 2020 to, but excluding, September 30, 2025, payable quarterly in arrears. From and including September 30, 2025 to, but excluding, the maturity date or earlier redemption date, the interest rate will reset quarterly at a variable rate equal to the then current three-month term Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”), as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, plus 487 basis points, payable quarterly in arrears. As provided in the Notes, the interest rate on the Notes during the applicable floating rate period may be determined based on a rate other than three-month term SOFR.

Prior to the fifth anniversary of the original date of issue, the Company may redeem the Notes, in whole but not in part, only under certain limited circumstances set forth in the Notes. On or after the fifth anniversary of the original date of issue, the Company may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, at its option, on any interest payment date. Any redemption by the Company would be at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed, together with any accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes being redeemed to but excluding the date of redemption. The Notes are not subject to redemption at the option of the holder.

Principal and interest on the Notes are subject to acceleration only in limited circumstances in the case of certain bankruptcy and insolvency-related events with respect to the Company. The Notes are unsecured, subordinated obligations of the Company, are not obligations of, and are not guaranteed by, any subsidiary of the Company, and rank junior in right of payment to the Company’s current and future senior indebtedness. The Notes are intended to qualify as Tier 2 capital of the Company for regulatory capital purposes.

The form of Purchase Agreement and the form of Note are attached as Exhibits 10.1 and 4.1, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing descriptions of the Purchase Agreements and the Notes are summaries and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of such documents.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

The information set forth under Item 1.01 and the full text of the form of Note, which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 4.1, are incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

On September 22, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the completion of the offering of the Notes, a copy of which is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

In connection with the offering of the Notes, the Company delivered an investor presentation to potential investors on a confidential basis, a copy of which is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 furnished herewith, shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 furnished herewith, shall not be incorporated

by reference into any filing or other document pursuant to the Securities Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K and the exhibits attached hereto contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are subject to risks and uncertainties and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, including but not limited to statements regarding the anticipated use of net proceeds from the Private Placement and other matters. Any statements about our expectations, beliefs, plans, predictions, protections, forecasts, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and may be forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are typically, but not exclusively, identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “could,” “may,” “will, “should,” “seeks,” “likely,” “intends” “plans,” “pro forma,” “projects,” “estimates” or “anticipates” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases that are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and that do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or contemplated by the particular forward-looking statement, and, therefore, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or circumstances, except as required by applicable law.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

    (d)    Exhibits

Exhibit No.Description


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: September 23, 2020
By: /s/ Julie R. Markwood
Julie R. Markwood
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer