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Section 1: 425 (FORM 8-K)

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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):
September 12, 2018

ORRSTOWN FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Pennsylvania
001-34292
23-2530374
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(SEC File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
77 East King Street, P.O. Box 250, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
17257
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
717 532-6114
 
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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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).
 
 
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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.
On September 12, 2018, Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. issued a press release announcing it had received the required regulatory approvals and waivers from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities to complete the acquisition of Mercersburg Financial Corporation and the related merger of First Community Bank of Mercersburg with and into Orrstown Bank. The press release also announced that, at a special meeting held on September 11, 2018, the stockholders of Mercersburg Financial Corporation approved the transaction with 97% of the shares voted at the special meeting voting in favor of the transaction. The parties anticipate closing the transaction on October 1, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits

The following exhibit is furnished as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:

 
Exhibit No.
Description
 
 
 
 
 
 
99





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.
 
 
 
ORRSTOWN FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
Date: September 12, 2018
 



By:
/s/ David P. Boyle
 
 
 
David P. Boyle
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Duly Authorized Representative)





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Section 2: EX-99 (EXHIBIT 99)

Exhibit
Exhibit 99



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Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. Announces Receipt of Regulatory and Stockholder Approvals
for the Acquisition of Mercersburg Financial Corporation

SHIPPENSBURG, PA—September 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORRF) ("Orrstown") announced today that it has received the required regulatory approvals and waivers from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities to complete the acquisition of Mercersburg Financial Corporation (OTC Pink: MCBG) ("Mercersburg") and the related merger of First Community Bank of Mercersburg with and into Orrstown Bank. Orrstown and Mercersburg also announced that, at a special meeting held on September 11, 2018, the stockholders of Mercersburg approved the transaction with 97% of the shares voted at the special meeting voting in favor of the transaction.
“We are very excited to announce regulatory and shareholder approval that will pave the way for Orrstown and Mercersburg to merge into one strong community bank,” said Thomas R. Quinn, Jr., President & CEO of Orrstown Bank. “Mercersburg and Orrstown are community banks with similar cultures and values, and we are dedicated to ensuring this is a seamless transition for our customers. I would like to thank Bob Fignar, President and CEO of Mercersburg, for his diligence and dedication in helping to lead this effort.”
The parties anticipate closing the transaction on October 1, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. Until closing, First Community Bank of Mercersburg will continue serving customers and daily operations will continue as usual.
About the Company
With approximately $1.6 billion in assets, Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Orrstown Bank and Wheatland Advisors, Inc., provide a wide range of consumer and business financial services in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Perry, and York Counties, Pennsylvania and Washington County, Maryland. Orrstown Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and its deposits are insured up to the legal maximum by the FDIC. Orrstown Financial Services, Inc.’s stock is traded on Nasdaq (ORRF). For more information about Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. and Orrstown Bank, visit www.Orrstown.com. For more information about Wheatland Advisors, Inc., visit www.WheatlandAdvisors.com.
Forward –Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements reflect the current views of Orrstown’s management with respect to, among other things, future events and Orrstown’s financial performance. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “believe,” “will likely result,” “expect,” “continue,” “will,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,”



Exhibit 99


“forecast,” “goal,” “target,” “would” and “outlook,” or the negative variations of those words or other comparable words of a future or forward-looking nature. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Orrstown’s industry, management’s beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond Orrstown’s control. Accordingly, Orrstown cautions you that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, assumptions and uncertainties that are difficult to predict.  Although Orrstown believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date made, actual results may prove to be materially different from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause the actual results of Orrstown’s operations to differ materially from expectations are set forth in Orrstown’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and the registration statement on Form S-4 containing the proxy statement/prospectus of Mercersburg Financial Corporation filed with the SEC (Registration No. 333-226098). The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.
If one or more events related to these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if Orrstown’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may differ materially from what Orrstown anticipates. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and Orrstown does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is not possible for Orrstown to predict those events or how they may affect it. In addition, Orrstown cannot assess the impact of each factor on Orrstown’s business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, expressed or implied, included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.  This cautionary statement should also be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that Orrstown or persons acting on Orrstown’s behalf may issue.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. In connection with the proposed merger between Mercersburg Financial Corporation and Orrstown Financial Services, Inc., Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, as amended (Registration No. 333-226098), containing the proxy statement/prospectus of Mercersburg Financial Corporation. The SEC declared the registration statement effective on July 25, 2018. This communication is not a substitute for the registration statement, proxy statement/prospectus or any other documents that Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. has filed or may file with the SEC or that Mercersburg Financial Corporation has sent to stockholders in connection with the proposed merger. STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE MERGER. You may obtain copies of all documents filed with the SEC regarding this proposed merger, free of charge, at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Orrstown Financial Services, Inc. are available free of charge on Orrstown Financial Services, Inc.’s website, www.Orrstown.com, or by contacting Orrstown Financial Services, Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, David P. Boyle, at (717) 530-2294.

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