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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 26, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)

437 Madison Avenue

New York, New York 10022

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

(212) 328-2100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share   MFIN   NASDAQ Global Select Market
9.000% Senior Notes due 2021   MFINL   NASDAQ Global Select 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).

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On February 26, 2021, Medallion Financial Corp. (the “Company”) entered into a Note Purchase Agreement (the “Note Purchase Agreement”) with certain institutional investors relating to the private placement of $25.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.25% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”). The Notes mature on February 26, 2026 and bear a fixed interest rate of 7.25% per year. This transaction is in addition to the private placement of other notes aggregating $39.1 million principal amount in December 2020 and February 2021. The private placement of the Notes was exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Interest payments on the Notes are payable semiannually on March 1 and September 1 of each year, commencing on September 1, 2021. The Notes are unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of the Company, ranking pari passu with the Company’s existing and future unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness. The net proceeds from the sale of the Notes, together with that of the Company’s other recent private placements, will be used for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of the Company’s existing 9% senior notes maturing in April 2021.

The foregoing descriptions do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Note Purchase Agreement, including the form of Notes attached thereto, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 4.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.

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

Reference is made to the disclosure set forth under Item 1.01 above, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On March 1, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the Note Purchase Agreement and the Notes issued thereunder. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated in this Item 8.01 by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits




The following exhibits are being filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K:


4.1    Form of Note Purchase Agreement, including the form of Note attached thereto.
99.1    Press Release, dated March 1, 2021.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: March 1, 2021



/s/ Larry D. Hall

  Name: Larry D. Hall
  Title:   Chief Financial Officer