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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)

April 20, 2021

Civista Bancshares, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (Commission File Number)  

( IRS Employer

Identification No.)

100 East Water Street, P.O. Box 5016, Sandusky, Ohio 44870

(Address of principle executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (419) 625-4121


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Title of each class


Trading Symbol(s)


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common   CIVB   NASDAQ Capital 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 Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter)

Emerging growth company    [  ]

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Item 8.01.  Other Events.

On April 20, the Board of Directors of Civista Bancshares, Inc., Sandusky, Ohio announced the initiation of a stock repurchase program of a maximum aggregate value of thirteen million, five hundred thousand ($13,500,000) at such prices that management shall determine to be advantageous to Civista. A copy of the news release is included as exhibit 99.1 to this report and is being furnished to the SEC and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose.

Civista Bancshares, Inc. is a $2.8 billion financial holding company headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio and may be accessed at www.civb.com. The Company’s common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “CIVB”.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)        Exhibit 99.1 Press release announcing Share Repurchase Program dated April 21, 2021

Exhibit 104 Cover Page Interactive File-the cover page interactive data file does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.


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 thereunto duly authorized.



Civista Bancshares, Inc.

Date:   April 21, 2021      

/s/ Todd A. Michel

      Todd A. Michel,
      Senior Vice President and Controller