United States


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): February 25, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other jurisdiction


(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)




1051 East Cary Street

Suite 1200

Richmond, Virginia 23219

(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (804) 633-5031




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


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Trading Symbol(s)


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Common Stock, par value $1.33 per share


The NASDAQ Global Select Market

Depositary Shares, Each Representing a 1/400th Interest in a Share of 6.875% Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock, Series A


The NASDAQ Global Select Market


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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On February 25, 2021, Atlantic Union Bank (the “Bank”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlantic Union Bankshares Corporation (together with its subsidiaries, the “Company”), prepaid a $200.0 million, 1.78% fixed rate long term Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advance (the “Advance”) with a remaining maturity of approximately 7.5 years. As a result, the Company incurred an after tax prepayment penalty of $11.6 million in the first quarter of 2021. The Company expects the prepayment of the Advance to benefit its future net interest margin by approximately 2 basis points and annual net income available to common shareholders by approximately $2.6 million or 3 cents per share (based on shares currently outstanding).


Certain statements in this Form 8-K may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that include, projections, predictions, expectations, or beliefs about future events or results that are not statements of historical fact. Such forward-looking statements are based on various assumptions as of the time they are made, and are inherently subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, that may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often accompanied by words that convey projected future events or outcomes such as “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “will,” “may,” “view,” “opportunity,” “potential,” or words of similar meaning or other statements concerning opinions or judgment of the Company and its management about future events. Although the Company believes that its expectations with respect to forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its existing knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results, performance, or achievements of, or trends affecting, the Company will not differ materially from any projected future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual future results, performance, achievements or trends may differ materially from historical results or those anticipated depending on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to:

changes in interest rates;
general economic and financial market conditions, in the United States generally and particularly in the markets in which the Company operates and which its loans are concentrated, including the effects of declines in real estate values, an increase in unemployment levels and slowdowns in economic growth, including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;
the quality or composition of the loan or investment portfolios and changes therein;
demand for loan products and financial services in the Company’s market area;
the Company’s ability to manage its growth or implement its growth strategy;
the effectiveness of expense reduction plans;
the introduction of new lines of business or new products and services;
the Company’s ability to recruit and retain key employees;
the incremental cost and/or decreased revenues associated with exceeding $10 billion in assets;
real estate values in the Bank’s lending area;
an insufficient ACL;
changes in accounting principles relating to the CECL methodology;
the Company’s liquidity and capital positions;
concentrations of loans secured by real estate, particularly commercial real estate;
the effectiveness of the Company’s credit processes and management of the Company’s credit risk;
the Company’s ability to compete in the market for financial services and increased competition from fintech companies;
technological risks and developments, and cyber threats, attacks, or events;
the potential adverse effects of unusual and infrequently occurring events, such as weather-related disasters, terrorist acts or public health events (such as the COVID-19 pandemic), and of governmental and societal responses thereto; these potential adverse effects may include, without limitation, adverse effects on the ability of the Company's borrowers to satisfy their obligations to the Company, on the value of collateral securing loans, on the demand for the Company's loans or its other products and services, on supply chains and methods used to distribute products and services, on incidents of cyberattack and fraud, on the Company’s liquidity or


capital positions, on risks posed by reliance on third-party service providers, on other aspects of the Company's business operations and on financial markets and economic growth;
the effect of steps the Company takes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the severity and duration of the pandemic, the uncertainty regarding new variants of COVID-19 that have emerged, the speed and efficacy of vaccine and treatment developments, the impact of loosening or tightening of government restrictions, the pace of recovery when the pandemic subsides and the heightened impact it has on many of the risks described herein;
the discontinuation of LIBOR and its impact on the financial markets, and the Company’s ability to manage operational, legal and compliance risks related to the discontinuation of LIBOR and implementation of one or more alternate reference rates;
performance by the Company’s counterparties or vendors;
deposit flows;
the availability of financing and the terms thereof;
the level of prepayments on loans and mortgage-backed securities;
legislative or regulatory changes and requirements, including the impact of the CARES Act and other legislative and regulatory reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic;
potential claims, damages, and fines related to litigation or government actions, including litigation or actions arising from the Company’s participation in and administration of programs related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including, among other things, the CARES Act, as subsequently amended;
legislative or regulatory changes and requirements;
the effects of changes in federal, state or local tax laws and regulations;
monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. government, including policies of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve;
changes to applicable accounting principles and guidelines; and
other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company.

Please refer to the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and comparable “Risk Factors” sections of the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and related disclosures in other filings, which have been filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. All of the forward-looking statements made in this Form 8-K are expressly qualified by the cautionary statements contained or referred to herein. The actual results or developments anticipated may not be realized or, even if substantially realized, they may not have the expected consequences to or effects on the Company or its businesses or operations. Readers are cautioned not to rely too heavily on the forward-looking statements contained in this Form 8-K. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update, revise or clarify these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.




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: February 26, 2021


/s/ Robert M. Gorman




Robert M. Gorman




Executive Vice President and




Chief Financial Officer