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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 11-K

 

 

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                      to                     

Commission file number 0-15752

 

 

Century Bancorp 401(k) Plan

(Full Title of the Plan)

CENTURY BANCORP, INC.

(Issuer of the securities held pursuant to the Plan)

400 Mystic Avenue

Medford, MA 02155

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

 


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The Plan is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Therefore, in lieu of the requirements of Items 1-3 of Form 11-K, the financial statements and supplemental schedule of the Plan for the two fiscal years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, have been prepared in accordance with the financial reporting requirements of ERISA, are attached hereto.

Signatures

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Plan has duly caused this annual report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    CENTURY BANCORP 401(k) PLAN
Date: June 27, 2018     By:   /s/William P. Hornby


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SBERA 401(k) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY

CENTURY BANCORP, INC.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AND SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

As of December 31, 2017 and 2016

For the Year Ended December 31, 2017


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SBERA 401(k) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY CENTURY BANCORP, INC.

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As of December 31, 2017 and 2016

For the Year Ended December 31, 2017

 

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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

     1  

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS:

  

Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits as of December  31, 2017 and 2016

     2  

Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits for the Year Ended December 31, 2017

     3  

Notes to Financial Statements

     4-14  

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

  

Schedule H, Line 4i  – Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year) as of December 31, 2017

     15  

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

  

Schedules required by section 2520.103-10 of the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under ERISA, other than those listed above, are omitted because of the absence of conditions under which they are required.


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SBERA 401(k) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY CENTURY BANCORP, INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

To the Plan Administrator and Plan participants of the SBERA 401(k) Plan as adopted by Century Bancorp, Inc.:

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of the SBERA 401(k) Plan as adopted by Century Bancorp, Inc. (the Plan) as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the related statement of changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2017, and the related notes and supplemental schedule (collectively referred to as the financial statements). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for benefits of the Plan as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and the changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended December 31, 2017, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

Basis for Opinion

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Plan’s financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Plan in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud.

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

Supplemental Information

The supplemental Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year) as of December 31, 2017 has been subjected to audit procedures performed in conjunction with the audit of the Plan’s financial statements. The supplemental information is the responsibility of the Plan’s management. Our audit procedures included determining whether the supplemental information reconciles to the financial statements or the underlying accounting and other records, as applicable, and performing procedures to test the completeness and accuracy of the information presented in the supplemental information. In forming our opinion on the supplemental information, we evaluated whether the supplemental information, including its form and content, is presented in conformity with the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. In our opinion, the supplemental information is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the financial statements as a whole.

/s/ Caron & Bletzer, PLLC

We have served as the Plan’s auditor since 2015

Kingston, NH

June 27, 2018

 

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SBERA 401(k) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY CENTURY BANCORP, INC.

STATEMENTS OF NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

 

     December 31,  
     2017      2016  

ASSETS

     

Investment – Plan interest in Savings Banks Employees Retirement Association (“SBERA”) Common Collective Trust, at fair value

   $ 31,606,041      $ 26,451,107  

Receivables:

     

Employer contributions

     28,411        14,353  

Participant contributions

     106,086        61,766  

Notes receivable from participants (see Note 2)

     714,785        640,685  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total receivables

     849,282        716,804  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net assets available for benefits

   $ 32,455,323      $ 27,167,911  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See notes to financial statements.

 

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SBERA 401(k) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY CENTURY BANCORP, INC.

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS

 

     Year Ended
December 31,
2017
 

ADDITIONS

  

Additions to net assets attributed to:

  

Investment income:

  

Plan interest in Savings Banks Employees Retirement Association (“SBERA”) Common Collective Trust net investment income

   $ 4,603,643  

Interest income on notes receivable from participants

     27,397  

Contributions:

  

Participant

     1,951,735  

Rollovers

     572,837  

Employer

     447,581  
  

 

 

 
     2,972,153  
  

 

 

 

Total additions

     7,603,193  
  

 

 

 

DEDUCTIONS

  

Deductions from net assets attributed to:

  

Benefits paid to participants

     2,284,939  

Deemed distributions of participant loans

     30,842  
  

 

 

 

Total deductions

     2,315,781  
  

 

 

 

Net increase

     5,287,412  

NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS – BEGINNING OF YEAR

     27,167,911  
  

 

 

 

NET ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS – END OF YEAR

   $ 32,455,323  
  

 

 

 

See notes to financial statements.

 

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SBERA 401(k) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY CENTURY BANCORP, INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1. DESCRIPTION OF PLAN

The following brief description of the SBERA 401(k) Plan as adopted by Century Bancorp, Inc. (the Plan) is provided for general information purposes only. Participants should refer to the plan agreement for more complete information.

General –

The Plan is a defined contribution plan covering substantially all employees of Century Bancorp, Inc. (the Bank). The Plan is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

The Plan is administered by Savings Banks Employees Retirement Association (“SBERA”) which has overall responsibility for the operation and administration of the Plan. An Investment Committee consisting of the Plan’s trustees determines the appropriateness of the Plan’s investment offerings and monitors investment performance.

The Plan is a member of the SBERA Common Collective Trust (the Trust). Under the Trust agreement, the Plan owns a portion of the net assets of the Trust, which represents its interest in the Trust. Within the Trust, each of the member banks’ plan assets are jointly invested and the return on the assets is allocated to each plan based on the percentage of ownership each plan has in the Trust’s net assets. Contributions made to and benefits paid from the Trust for the Plan result in increases or decreases in the Plan’s ownership percentage in the net assets of the Trust.

Eligibility Requirements –

To become eligible for participation, an employee must have reached 21 years of age.

Contributions –

Each year, participants may contribute to the Plan a percentage of their annual compensation, on a pre-tax or after-tax Roth basis, as defined in the Plan, up to 75% of eligible compensation subject to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) limitations. Participants who have attained age 50 before the end of the plan year are also eligible to make catch-up contributions. Participants may also contribute amounts representing distributions from other qualified plans or defined contribution plans (rollovers). Participants direct the investment of their contributions into various investment options offered by the Plan. New employees as well as employees deferring less than 3% of compensation will be automatically enrolled in the Plan with a pre-tax deferral of 3% of compensation.

The Bank may elect to make a discretionary matching contribution to eligible participants, as defined in the plan agreement. Contributions are subject to certain IRC limitations. The Bank may also elect to make additional discretionary non-elective contributions. The Bank did not make any additional discretionary non-elective contributions in 2017. For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Bank contributed a matching contribution of 33% of participant’s deferrals up to 6% of eligible compensation for a maximum matching contribution of 2%. Total discretionary matching contributions made by the Bank to the Plan were $447,581 for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

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SBERA 401(k) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY CENTURY BANCORP, INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1. DESCRIPTION OF PLAN  (Continued)

 

Participant Accounts –

Each participant’s account is credited with the participant’s contribution, the Bank’s contributions and an allocation of Plan earnings. Allocations are based on the participant’s earnings, account balances, or specific participant transactions, as defined. The benefit to which a participant is entitled is the benefit that can be provided from the participant’s vested account.

Investments –

The Plan currently offers a variety of unitized funds comprised of investments contained in the Trust.

Vesting –

Participants are vested immediately in their contributions, plus actual earnings thereon. Participants become 100% vested in Bank contributions upon death, total and permanent disability, or attainment of normal retirement age. Otherwise, a participant’s interest in Bank contributions and earnings thereon vests as follows:

 

Years of Service

  

% Vested

1

   20%

2

   40%

3

   60%

4

   80%

5

   100%

Notes Receivable from Participants –

Participants may borrow from their fund accounts a minimum of $1,000 up to a maximum equal to the lesser of $50,000 or 50% of their vested account balance. Notes are required to be repaid within 5 years unless the note is to be used for the purchase of a primary residence in which case the note may be repaid within a period of no more than 20 years. Participants may have up to 2 loans outstanding at any time. The notes are secured by the balance in the participant’s account and bear interest at a rate ranging from 4.25% to 5.25%. The note interest rate is set at the prime rate as published by the Wall Street Journal plus 1%. Principal and interest is paid ratably through payroll deductions.

Payment of Benefits –

Upon termination of service, retirement, disability or death, a participant may elect to receive an amount equal to the value of the participant’s vested interest in his or her account in a lump-sum amount, installment payments or partial payments. In-service withdrawals from the participant’s account are available upon reaching age 59 12. A participant may withdraw from their rollover account at any time. If a participant’s vested account balance is $1,000 or less, the Plan administrator can distribute the entire balance in a lump-sum amount. Hardship withdrawals are available from the participant’s elective deferral account, excluding earnings thereon, as well as their rollover and vested non-elective contributions and vesting matching contributions, including earnings, in order to meet a participant’s immediate and heavy financial need. Participant deferrals are suspended for 6 months following receipt of a hardship withdrawal.

 

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SBERA 401(k) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY CENTURY BANCORP, INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1. DESCRIPTION OF PLAN  (Continued)

 

Forfeitures –

At December 31, 2017 and 2016, forfeited nonvested accounts totaled $1,505 and $3,904, respectively. These accounts will be used to offset future Bank contributions. Also, in 2017, employer contributions were reduced by $23,466 from forfeited nonvested accounts.

Administrative Expenses –

Administrative expenses including investment related fees are paid directly by the Trust and are reflected in the Plan’s share of the Trust net investment activity. In addition, included within the Plan’s interest in the Trust’s net investment income, in the accompanying Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits, are certain investment related expenses included in the unrealized appreciation of fair value of investments.

 

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The following are significant accounting policies followed by the Plan:

Basis of Accounting –

The financial statements of the Plan are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting.

Use of Estimates –

The preparation of financial statements, in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires Plan management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and changes therein, and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Investment Valuation and Income Recognition –

The Plan’s interest in the Trust is reported at fair value. Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The Plan’s Investment Committee determines the Plan’s valuation policies utilizing information provided by its investment managers and custodians.

Purchases and sales of securities are recorded on a trade-date basis. Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis. Dividends are recorded on the ex-dividend date. Net investment income (loss) includes interest and dividend income and the Plan’s gains and losses on investments bought and sold as well as held during the year. The Plan’s sole investment at December 31, 2017 and 2016 is its interest in the Trust. Consequently, it recognizes investment income (loss) based on its percentage of interest in the Trust.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES  (Continued)

 

Notes Receivable from Participants –

Notes receivable from participants are measured at their unpaid principal balance plus any accrued but unpaid interest. Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis. Related fees are charged against participant accounts when incurred. No allowance for credit losses has been recorded as of December 31, 2017 and 2016. Delinquent notes receivable from participants, if applicable, are reclassified as distributions based upon the terms of the Plan document. The amounts reported on the accompanying Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits as of December 31, 2017 and 2016 represent the Plan’s portion of notes receivable from participants recorded by the Trust.

Payment of Benefits –

Benefit payments to participants are recorded when paid.

Date of Management’s Review –

The Plan has evaluated subsequent events through the date the financial statements were issued. No events requiring recognition or disclosure in the financial statements were identified.

 

3. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

The framework for measuring fair value provides a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (level 3). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy under Topic 820 are described as follows:

Level 1: Inputs to the valuation methodology are unadjusted quoted market prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets that the Trust has the ability to access.

Level 2: Inputs to the valuation methodology include: quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in inactive markets; inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability; or inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means. If the asset or liability has specified (contractual) term, the level 2 input must be observable for substantially the full term of the asset or liability.

Level 3: Inputs to the valuation methodology are unobservable and significant to the fair value measurement.

The asset or liability’s fair value measurement level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement. Valuation techniques maximize the use of relevant observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

3. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS  (Continued)

 

Certain investments are measured using the net asset value (NAV) as a practical expedient to estimate fair value. The NAV is based on the fair value of the underlying investments held by the fund less its liabilities. These investments measured using the NAV practical expedient in Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820) are exempt from categorization in the fair value hierarchy.

Following is a description of the valuation methodologies used for assets measured at fair value by the Trust. There were no changes in these methodologies used by the Trust at December 31, 2017 and 2016.

Certificates of deposit:

Certificates of deposit are measured at amortized cost, which approximates fair value.

Collective funds:

Valued at either the closing price reported on the active market on which the individual securities are traded or valued at the NAV of units of a collective trust. The NAV, as provided by the trustee, is used as a practical expedient to estimate fair value or is a readily determinable fair value and is the basis for the current transactions. The NAV is based on the fair value of the underlying investments held by the fund less its liabilities. This practical expedient is not used when it is determined to be probable that the fund will sell the investment for an amount different than the reported NAV. Participant transactions (purchases and sales) may occur daily. Were the Trust to initiate a full redemption of the collective trust, the investment advisor reserves the right to temporarily delay withdrawal from the Trust in order to ensure that securities liquidations will be carried out in an orderly business manner.

Equity securities:

Valued at the closing price reported on the active market on which the individual securities are traded.

Mutual funds:

Valued at the daily closing price as reported by the fund. Mutual funds held by the Trust are open-end mutual funds that are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These funds are required to publish their daily NAV and to transact at that price. The mutual funds held by the Trust are deemed to be actively traded.

Limited partnerships and hedge funds:

The funds are valued at NAV, without further adjustment, as calculated by the fund’s manager based upon the terms and conditions of the organizational documents of the underlying investments, with further consideration to portfolio risks.

The preceding methods described may produce a fair value calculation that may not be indicative of net realizable value or reflective of future values. Furthermore, although the Trust believes its valuation methods are appropriate and consistent with other market participants, the use of different methodologies or assumptions to determine the fair value of certain financial instruments could result in different fair value measurement at the reporting date.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

3. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS  (Continued)

 

The following tables set forth by level, within the fair value hierarchy, the Trust’s assets at fair value as of December 31, 2017 and 2016. Classification within the fair value hierarchy tables is based upon the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement:

 

     Assets at Fair Value as of December 31, 2017  

Description

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

Certificates of Deposit

   $ 5,253,336      $                 —        $                 —        $ 5,253,336  

Collective Funds

     50,736,993        —          —          50,736,993  

Equity Securities

     231,233,370        —          —          231,233,370  

Mutual Funds

     200,317,158        —          —          200,317,158  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Investments measured in the fair value hierarchy

     487,540,857        —          —          487,540,857  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Investments measured at net asset value (a)

     —          —          —          1,104,978,592  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investments, at fair value

   $ 487,540,857      $ —        $ —        $ 1,592,519,449  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
     Assets at Fair Value as of December 31, 2016  

Description

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

Certificates of Deposit

   $ 5,423,853      $ —        $ —        $ 5,423,853  

Collective Funds

     45,371,773        —          —          45,371,773  

Equity Securities

     371,931,689        —          —          371,931,689  

Mutual Funds

     159,166,274        —          —          159,166,274  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Investments measured in the fair value hierarchy

     581,893,589        —          —          581,893,589  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Investments measured at net asset value (a)

     —          —          —          786,102,630  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investments, at fair value

   $ 581,893,589      $ —        $ —        $ 1,367,996,219  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

  (a) In accordance with Subtopic 820-10, certain investments that were measured at NAV per share (or its equivalent) have not been classified in the fair value hierarchy. The fair value amounts presented in this table are intended to permit reconciliation of the fair value hierarchy to the line items presented in the Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits.

There were no transfers to or from Levels 1, 2, and 3 during the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

3. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS  (Continued)

 

Investments Measured Using the Net Asset Value per Share Practical Expedient –

The following table summarizes investments for which fair value is measured using the net asset value per share practical expedient as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. There are no participant redemption restrictions for these investments; the redemption notice period is applicable only to the Trust.

 

     Fair Value      Unfunded
Commitments
     Redemption
Frequency (If
Currently Eligible)
     Redemption
Notice
Period
 
     2017      2016           

Collective Funds

              

Equity

   $ 646,438,424      $ 379,035,971      $ —          Daily, Monthly        1 to 2 Days  

Diversified

     178,549,026        151,598,503        —          Daily, Monthly        1 Day  

U.S. debt securities

     124,564,919        119,127,463        —          Daily, Monthly        1 to 2 Days  

International equities

     65,546,891        58,650,735        —          Bi-Monthly       
By 12pm EST, 2 days prior to
trade
 
 

Limited Partnerships

              

Emerging markets

     26,918,645        20,371,493        —          Monthly       

First business day of each

calendar month

 

 

Multi-strategy

     13,726,218        10,297,602        —          Monthly       

14 calendar days’ advance

notice as of the first day of

each month

 

 

 

Hedge Funds

              

Multi-strategy (a)

     31,641,751        33,716,449        —          Quarterly        90 Days  

Global opportunities (b)

     6,484,446        7,179,372        —          Quarterly        90 Days  

Private investment entities and/or separately managed accounts (c)

     11,108,272        6,125,042        95,550        Quarterly        90 Days  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

       
   $ 1,104,978,592      $ 786,102,630      $ 95,550        
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

       
  a) This category includes investments in hedge funds that pursue multiple strategies to diversify risks and reduce volatility. Fund objectives are to seek above-average rates of return and long-term capital growth through investments, which are fund of funds with a diversified portfolio of private investment entities and/or separately managed accounts managed by investment managers or achieve superior risk-adjusted capital appreciation over the long-term, generally through an investment, which invests in private investment funds and discretional managed accounts, structured notes, swaps or other similar products. The fair values of the investments in this category have been determined using the net asset value per share of the fund(s).

 

  b) This category has an investment strategy to pursue a hybrid absolute return via portfolio managers, secondaries and co-investments with a flexible and opportunistic mandate tactically allocating capital to look to capitalize on market dislocations and inefficiencies. The opportunities are expected to fall within the following strategies: Niche Alternatives and Private Credit and Hedge Fund secondaries. The fair value of the investments in this category have been determined using the last sales price, for listed securities, and in accordance with the agreement terms for portfolio-managed investments, notes, swaps, and other similar products.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

3. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS  (Continued)

 

Investments Measured Using the Net Asset Value per Share Practical Expedient (Continued) –

 

  c) The fund’s investment objective is to invest in highly attractive, select investment opportunities by maintaining investments through private investment entities and/or separately managed accounts (each, an Investment or a Portfolio and collectively, the Investments or the Portfolios) with investment management professionals (each a Manager and collectively, the Managers) specializing in various alternative investment strategies. The Managers have broad investment experience and the ability to leverage their existing relationships with corporate management teams, investment banks and other institutions to gain access to certain investment opportunities. As such, the Manager is presented with “best idea” investment opportunities, typically in asset classes where market dislocations or other events have created attractive investment opportunities. The Managers are not restricted in the investment strategies that they may employ across different asset classes and regions. The Manager anticipates that any number of strategies will be eligible for consideration for investment by the Fund and the Fund reserves the right to invest in any particular strategy or asset class it deems appropriate.

 

4. INVESTMENT – PLAN INTEREST IN THE TRUST

All of the Plan’s investments are in the Trust, which was established for the investment of assets of the Plan and several other member bank sponsored retirement plans. Each participating retirement plan has an undivided interest in the Trust. The assets of the Trust are held by several custodians. The Trust allows for daily redemptions and has unfunded commitments of $95,550. The Plan does not have any unfunded commitments.

The value of the Plan’s interest in the Trust in based on the beginning of year value of the Plan’s interest in the Trust plus actual contributions and allocated investment income (loss) less actual distributions and allocated administrative expenses plus the Plan’s portion of notes receivable from participants held as of the plan year end. At December 31, 2017 and 2016, the Plan’s interest in the Trust was approximately 1.83% and 1.81%, respectively. Investment income (loss) and administrative expenses relating to the Trust are allocated to the individual plans based upon average monthly balances invested by each plan.

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

4. INVESTMENT – PLAN INTEREST IN THE TRUST  (Continued)

 

The following table presents the net assets of the Trust:

 

     December 31,  
     2017      2016  

ASSETS

     

Investments, at fair value:

     

Collective funds:

     

Fixed income

   $ 175,301,912      $ 164,499,236  

Equity

     711,985,315        437,686,706  

Diversified

     178,549,026        151,598,503  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total collective funds

     1,065,836,253        753,784,445  

Equity securities

     231,233,370        371,931,689  

Mutual funds

     200,317,158        159,166,274  

Limited partnerships

     40,644,863        30,669,095  

Hedge funds

     49,234,469        47,020,863  

Certificates of deposit

     5,253,336        5,423,853  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investments, at fair value

     1,592,519,449        1,367,996,219  

Cash and cash equivalents

     155,324,301        93,327,058  

Interest and dividends accrued on investments

     280,409        454,897  

Accounts receivable and prepaid benefits

     1,667,627        1,424,376  

Contributions receivable

     3,845,000        16,195,000  

Notes receivable from participants

     18,446,345        18,241,532  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

     1,772,083,131        1,497,639,082  

LIABILITIES

     

Accrued operating and other expenses

     2,783,594        1,391,504  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net assets available for benefits

   $ 1,769,299,537      $ 1,496,247,578  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Plan interest in the Trust

   $ 32,320,826      $ 27,091,792  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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SBERA 401(k) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY CENTURY BANCORP, INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

4. INVESTMENT – PLAN INTEREST IN THE TRUST  (Continued)

 

The following table presents the investment income of the Trust for the year ended December 31, 2017:

 

Investment income:

  

Interest and dividends

   $ 14,482,509  

Net realized gains

     227,785,876  

Net unrealized depreciation

     (5,719,778
  

 

 

 

Total investment income

     236,548,607  

Administrative expenses

     (5,665,089
  

 

 

 

Total net investment income

   $ 230,883,518  
  

 

 

 

Portion allocated to this Plan:

  

Investment income

   $ 4,603,643  

Interest income – notes receivable from participants

     27,397  
  

 

 

 
   $ 4,631,040  
  

 

 

 

 

5. PLAN TERMINATION

Although it has not expressed any intent to do so, the Bank has the right under the Plan to discontinue its contributions at any time and to terminate the Plan subject to the provisions of ERISA. In the event of Plan termination, participants will become 100% vested in their accounts.

 

6. TAX STATUS

The SBERA 401(k) Plan as adopted by the Plan is a prototype plan. SBERA maintains the overall prototype plan document (master document). SBERA has applied for and received Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approval of the master document. As of March 31, 2014, a favorable opinion letter has been received for all 401(k) plans. The Plan’s Administrator and the Plan’s tax counsel believe that the Plan is designed, and is currently being operated, in compliance with the applicable requirements of the IRC. Therefore, no provision for income taxes has been included in the Plan’s financial statements.

 

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SBERA 401(k) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY CENTURY BANCORP, INC.

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

7. RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

The Plan, through its investment in the Trust, invests in various investment securities. Investment securities are exposed to various risks such as interest rate, market, and credit risks. Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities, it is at least reasonably possible that changes in the values of investment securities will occur in the near term and that such changes could materially affect the amounts reported in the Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits.

 

8. RELATED PARTY AND PARTY-IN-INTEREST TRANSACTIONS

Northeast Retirement Services (NRS), by contract with the approval of the Boards of Trustees of SBERA and NRS, provides consulting, recordkeeping and other services in connection with the administration of the 401(k) plan for SBERA. The costs associated with these services are funded by an assessment on each SBERA employer member on a quarterly basis for their proportionate share. In 2017 and 2016, the rate for the 401(k) plan was $929.50 per employer member ($1,229.50 for plans with over 100 participants) per quarter, plus $21.00 per active participant per quarter ($24.00 for member with bank stock), plus an additional 1.25 basis point assessment on assets.

The Plan invests in a common collective trust managed by SBERA, the Trustee of the Plan. Therefore, this qualifies as a party-in-interest transaction. Additionally, the Plan extends notes to participants, who are considered parties-in-interest.

One of the Trust’s investment options that the Plan has elected to allow as an option for plan participants is the plan sponsor’s company stock. Balances of the plan sponsor’s company stock in the Trust was $2,825,686 and $2,171,220 as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

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SBERA 401(k) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY CENTURY BANCORP, INC.

EIN: 04-2498617, PLAN NUMBER: 002

SCHEDULE H, LINE 4i – SCHEDULE OF ASSETS (HELD AT END OF YEAR)

December 31, 2017

 

(a)    (b)    (c)    (d)   (e)  

 

  

Identity of issue, borrower, lessor

or similar party

  

Description of investment, including

maturity date, rate of interest,

collateral, par, or maturity value

   Cost   Current
value
 
*    Plan Interest in Savings Banks Employees Retirement Association    Savings Banks Employees Retirement Association Common Collective Trust    **   $ 31,606,041  
*    Participant Loans    Notes with per annum interest rate ranging from 4.25% to 5.25%    - 0 -     714,785  
          

 

 

 
           $ 32,320,826  
          

 

 

 
*    Party-in-interest as defined by ERISA.        
**    Participant-directed investments for which historical cost information is not required to be presented.  

See independent auditor’s report.

 

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CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Members of the SBERA 401(k) Plan as Adopted by Century Bancorp, Inc. Committee and the Plan Administrator of the SBERA 401(k) Plan as Adopted by Century Bancorp, Inc.:

We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement (Form S-8 No. 333-29987) pertaining to the SBERA 401(k) Plan as Adopted by Century Bancorp, Inc. of our report dated June 27, 2018 relating to the statements of net assets available for plan benefits of the SBERA 401(k) Plan as adopted by Century Bancorp, Inc. as of December 31, 2017 and 2016 and the related statement of changes in net assets available for plan benefits for the year ended December 31, 2017, included in this annual report on Form 11-K.

/s/ Caron & Bletzer, PLLC

Kingston, NH

June 27, 2018

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