425 1 summitfinancialgroupinc202.htm 425 Document

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): December 15, 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
incorporation or organization)Identification No.)
300 North Main Street 
MoorefieldWest Virginia26836
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock Par Value $2.50 per shareSMMFNASDAQ Global Select Market

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Section 2 – Financial Information

Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets

Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on December 15, 2020, Summit Community Bank, Inc., a West Virginia banking corporation (“Summit”) and wholly-owned subsidiary of Summit Financial Group, Inc. (the “Company”), completed its acquisition of WinFirst Financial Corp. (“WinFirst”), a Kentucky corporation headquartered in Winchester, Kentucky pursuant to the terms of that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger dated September 28, 2020, by and among Summit, WinFirst and SMMF Thoroughbred Opportunities, Inc., (“Merger Sub”), a Kentucky corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Summit (the “Agreement”). The acquisition was completed in three steps (collectively referred to as the “Merger”). In the first step, WinFirst merged with Merger Sub (the “Holding Company Merger”) and WinFirst, as the surviving entity, became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Summit. In the second step, WinFirst was dissolved and distributed its assets and liabilities to Summit in accordance with Kentucky law. In the third step, WinFirst Bank, (“WinFirst Bank”), WinFirst’s subsidiary bank, was merged into Summit, with Summit surviving as the surviving bank.

Under the terms of the Agreement, each outstanding share of common stock of WinFirst was converted into the right to receive cash in the amount of $328.05 per share.

There were no material relationships, other than in respect of the Merger, between Summit and WinFirst, its directors or officers or any of its affiliates.

The foregoing description of the Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Section 8 – Other Events

Item 8.01 Other Events

On December 15, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing completion of the Merger. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is being furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

    (d)    Exhibits


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: December 15, 2020
By: /s/ Julie R. Markwood
Julie R. Markwood
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer