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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 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 30, 2021

 

ACNB Corporation

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

      Pennsylvania                 1-35015                   23-2233457       
(State or other
jurisdiction of
incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

   16 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA           17325    
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

    717.334.3161  

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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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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. ¨

 

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, $2.50 par value per share ACNB The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC

 

 

 

 

CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K

 

ITEM 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

 

On March 30, 2021, ACNB Corporation (the “Company”) entered into Subordinated Note Purchase Agreements (the “Purchase Agreements”) with certain institutional accredited investors and qualified institutional buyers (the “Purchasers”) pursuant to which the Company sold and issued $15.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its 4.00% fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due March 31, 2031 (the “Notes”). The Notes were issued by the Company to the Purchasers at a price equal to 100% of their face amount. The Company intends to use the net proceeds it received from the sale of the Notes to retire outstanding debt of the Company, repurchase issued and outstanding shares of the Company, support general corporate purposes, underwrite growth opportunities, create an interest reserve for the Notes, and downstream proceeds to ACNB Bank, an insured depository subsidiary of the Company (the “Bank”), to be used by the Bank to continue to meet regulatory capital requirements, increase the regulatory lending ability of the Bank, and support the Bank’s organic growth initiatives. The Purchase Agreements contain certain customary representations, warranties and covenants made by the Company, on the one hand, and the Purchasers, severally and not jointly, on the other hand.

 

The Notes have a stated maturity of March 31, 2031, are redeemable by the Company at its option, in whole or in part, on or after March 30, 2026, and at any time upon the occurrences of certain events. Prior to March 30, 2026, the Company may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, only under certain limited circumstances set forth in the Notes. On or after March 30, 2026, the Company may redeem the Notes, in whole or in part, at its option, on any interest payment date. Any redemption by the Company would be at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed, together with any accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes being redeemed to, but excluding, the date of redemption. The Notes are not subject to redemption at the option of the holder.

 

The Notes will bear interest at a fixed rate of 4.00% per year, from and including March 30, 2021 to, but excluding, March 31, 2026 or earlier redemption date. From and including March 31, 2026 to, but excluding the maturity date or earlier redemption date, the interest rate will reset quarterly at a variable rate equal to the then current 90-day average Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) plus 329 basis points. As provided in the Notes, the interest rate on the Notes during the applicable floating rate period may be determined based on a rate other than the 90-day average SOFR.

 

Principal and interest on the Notes are subject to acceleration only in limited circumstances. The Notes are unsecured, subordinated obligations of the Company, are not obligations of, and are not guaranteed by, any subsidiary of the Company, and rank junior in right of payment to the Company’s current and future senior indebtedness. The Notes are intended to qualify as Tier 2 capital of the Company for regulatory capital purposes.

 

The Notes were offered and sold by the Company in a private placement transaction in reliance on exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and Rule 506(b) of Regulation D thereunder. The Notes are not subject to any sinking fund and are not convertible into or exchangeable for any other securities or assets of the Company or any of its subsidiaries.

 

 

The form of the Note and the form of the Purchase Agreement are attached as Exhibits 4.1 and 10.1, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing descriptions of the Purchase Agreements and the Notes are summaries and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of such documents.

 

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

 

The information set forth under Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

 

ITEM 7.01Regulation FD Disclosure

 

In connection with the offering of the Notes, the Company delivered an investor presentation to potential investors on a confidential basis, a copy of which is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

 

The information contained in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section, nor will such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

ITEM 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

 Exhibit 
 No.       Description
   
4.1Form of ACNB Corporation 4.00% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Note due March 31, 2031 (included as Exhibit A to the Form of Subordinated Note Purchase Agreement dated March 30, 2021, filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto).
   
10.1Form of Subordinated Note Purchase Agreement dated March 30, 2021, by and among ACNB Corporation and the Purchasers.
   
99.1ACNB Corporation Subordinated Note Placement Investor Presentation dated March 23, 2021.

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

EXHIBIT NO.

 

4.1Form of ACNB Corporation 4.00% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Note due March 31, 2031 (included as Exhibit A to the Form of Subordinated Note Purchase Agreement dated March 30, 2021, filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto).
   
10.1Form of Subordinated Note Purchase Agreement dated March 30, 2021, by and among ACNB Corporation and the Purchasers.
   
99.1ACNB Corporation Subordinated Note Placement Investor Presentation dated March 23, 2021.

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  ACNB CORPORATION
  (Registrant)
   
Dated: March 30, 2021 /s/ Lynda L. Glass
  Lynda L. Glass
  Executive Vice President/
  Secretary & Chief Governance Officer