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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

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

Date of earliest event reported: January 19, 2021

SMARTFINANCIAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Tennessee

   

001-37661

    

62-1173944

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

5401 Kingston Pike, Suite 600

     

 

Knoxville, Tennessee

 

37919

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

(865) 437-5700 

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

   

Trading
Symbol(s)

   

Name of Exchange on which Registered

Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share

SMBK

The Nasdaq Stock Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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 13(a) of the

Exchange Act. ☐

Item 2.02

    

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On January 19, 2021, SmartFinancial, Inc. (“SmartFinancial”) issued a press release (the “Press Release”) reporting earnings results for its fourth quarter ending December 31, 2020. A copy of the Press Release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

In accordance with General Instructions B.2 of Form 8K, the information in Item 2.02 of this report (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed to be “filed” for 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, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 7.01

    

Regulation FD Disclosure.

SmartFinancial is filing an investor slide presentation that it intends to review in conjunction with its earnings release conference call on January 20, 2021. The slides are attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.

In accordance with General Instructions B.2 of Form 8K, the information in Item 7.01 of this report (including Exhibit 99.2) shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

Exhibit No.

    

Description

99.1

Press release announcing fourth quarter 2020 financial results dated January 19, 2021

99.2

Fourth quarter 2020 investor presentation

SIGNATURES

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.

 

SMARTFINANCIAL, INC.

 

 

Date: January 19, 2021

 

 

/s/ William Y. Carroll, Jr.

 

William Y. Carroll, Jr.

 

President & Chief Executive Officer