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Section 1: 8-K (COMMUNITY FIRST BANCSHARES, INC. FORM 8-K DECEMBER 18, 2019)

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): December 18, 2019

COMMUNITY FIRST BANCSHARES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Federal
001-38074
82-1147778
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File No.)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

3175 Highway 278, Covington, Georgia
30014
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (770) 786-7088

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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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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, par value $0.01 per share
 
CFBI
 
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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 [X]

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

Community First Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”), the parent company of Newton Federal Bank, and ABB Financial Group, Inc. (“ABB”), the parent company of Affinity Bank, have received all required regulatory and shareholder approvals to complete the merger pursuant to which ABB will merge with and into the Company, with the Company as the surviving corporation. Immediately thereafter, Affinity Bank will merge with and into Newton Federal Bank, with Newton Federal Bank as the surviving institution.

The merger is expected to close on January 10, 2020.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this filing, including statements as to the expected timing, completion and effects of the proposed merger, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the rules, regulations and releases of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").  Any statements that are not statements of historical fact, including statements containing such words as "will," "could," "plans," "intends," "expect," "believe," "view," "opportunity," "allow," "continues," "reflects," "typically," "anticipate," "estimated," or similar expressions, should also be considered forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are based upon assumptions and the current beliefs and expectations of the management of the Company and ABB. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.

Among the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; and (2) delays in closing the merger or other risks that any of the closing conditions to the merger may not be satisfied in a timely manner or at all.  Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the Company’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 
None.
 


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.


   
COMMUNITY FIRST BANCSHARES, INC.
     
     
DATE: December 19, 2019
By:  
 /s/ Tessa M. Nolan
   
Tessa M. Nolan
   
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer




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