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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 report (Date of earliest event reported)   March 9, 2021  

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Southern First Bancshares, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
South Carolina
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
000-27719       58-2459561
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
100 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 100, Greenville, SC 29607
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
(864) 679-9000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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

Title of each class       Trading Symbol(s)       Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock SFST The Nasdaq Global 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 8.01 Other Events.

The Board of Directors of Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”) announced the authorization for the repurchase of up to 388,612 shares, or approximately 5%, of the Company’s common stock under a share repurchase plan.

Under the repurchase plan, the Company may repurchase shares from time to time by means of, among other means, open market purchases and in solicited and unsolicited privately negotiated transactions. The actual means and timing of any purchases, quantity of purchased shares and prices will be, subject to certain limitations, at the discretion of management and will depend on a number of factors, including the market price of the Company’s common stock, share issuances under Company equity plans, general market and economic conditions, and applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

The Company’s management believes the repurchase plan, depending upon market and business conditions, may, among other things, provide capital management opportunities for the Company. The Company is not obligated to repurchase any such shares under the repurchase plan. The repurchase plan may be discontinued, suspended or restarted at any time; however, repurchases under the share repurchase program after December 31, 2021 would require additional Board of Directors and Federal Reserve approval.

EXHIBIT INDEX 

Exhibit No.       Description
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)
     

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.

      SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES, INC.
   
      
   By: /s/ Michael D. Dowling
Name: Michael D. Dowling
Title: Chief Financial Officer
   
March 9, 2021