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Washington, D.C. 20549




Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.     )



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Equity Bancshares, Inc.

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)


(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if other than the Registrant)

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   You May Vote Your Proxy When You View The Material On The Internet. You Will Be Asked To Follow The Prompts To Vote Your Shares.


7701 East Kellogg Drive, Suite 300

Wichita, Kansas 67207




to be held on

April 27, 2021


Stockholders are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person.

At the meeting, you will need to request a ballot to vote your shares.

Dear Stockholder,

The 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Equity Bancshares, Inc. will be held on April 27, 2021, at 4:00 p.m., Central Time, at Wichita Country Club, 8501 E. 13th Street North, Wichita, Kansas 67206.

The Annual Meeting is being held for the following purposes:



To elect four Class II members to the Company’s Board of Directors to serve until the Company’s 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders each until their successor is duly elected and qualified or until their earlier death, resignation or removal;



To vote on a non-binding, advisory resolution to approve the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020;



To vote on a non-binding, advisory resolution to approve the frequency of future advisory votes on the compensation of our named executive officers;



To ratify the appointment of Crowe LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2021; and



To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting and any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof.

The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” all nominees in Proposal 1, “For” Proposal 2 and 4, and for “One Year” in Proposal 3.



Your electronic vote authorizes the named proxies to vote your shares in the same

        manner as if you marked, signed, dated, and returned the proxy card.


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and scan the below image. Once the voting site

is displayed, enter your Control Number from the

  proxy card and vote your shares.      
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7701 East Kellogg Drive, Suite 300

Wichita, Kansas 67207

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Stockholders Meeting to be Held on April 27, 2021

The following Proxy Materials are available to you to review at:



the Company’s Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2020;


the Company’s 2021 Proxy Statement;


the Proxy Card; and


any amendments to the foregoing materials that are required to be furnished to shareholders.

This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote your shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

If you would like to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge for such documents to be mailed to you. Please make your request for a copy as instructed below on or before April 13, 2021 to facilitate a timely delivery. You may also request that you receive paper copies of all future proxy materials from the Company.



Have this notice available when you request a paper copy of the proxy materials or to vote your proxy electronically. You must reference your Control number.



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