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Form 8-K

 

 

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 18, 2019

 

 

FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Montana   001-34653   81-0331430

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

401 North 31st Street, Billings, Montana   59101
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number (including area code): (406) 255-5390

 

 

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.

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

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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.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 8.01 Other Events

Settlement of Certain Litigation Relating to the Merger

On or about February 8, 2019, a purported individual stockholder of Community 1st Bank (“CMYF”) filed a lawsuit in the Court for the First Judicial District of The State of Idaho, Kootenai County (the “Court”), under the caption Parshall v. Community 1st Bank, et. al., Case No. CV28-19-1063 (the “Action”). The complaint, which was filed as a putative class action and derivative action on behalf of the individual plaintiff and the public stockholders of CMYF, alleges that the proxy statement/prospectus (the “Proxy Statement/Prospectus”) forming a part of the Form S-4 Registration Statement filed by First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (“First Interstate”) in connection with the proposed merger of CMYF with First Interstate Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of First Interstate, does not contain certain information alleged to be material to the CMYF stockholders concerning the proposed merger. The complaint asserts claims against CMYF’s directors for breach of fiduciary duty, and against First Interstate for aiding and abetting the alleged breach of fiduciary duty. The complaint seeks, among other things, injunctive relief against consummation of the merger and additional, allegedly corrective disclosures as well as attorneys’ and expert fees.

Solely to avoid the costs, risks, nuisance and uncertainties inherent in litigation and to allow the CMYF stockholders to vote on the proposals required in connection with the proposed merger with First Interstate Bank at the CMYF special meeting of stockholders to be held on March 27, 2019 (the “Special Meeting”), CMYF hereby supplements the disclosures contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus (the “Additional Disclosures”). The Additional Disclosures are set forth below and should be read in conjunction with the Proxy Statement/Prospectus.

In light of the Additional Disclosures, plaintiff has agreed to dismiss the Action with prejudice as to his individual claims and without prejudice to the claims of the members of the putative class. In dismissing the Action, plaintiff has reserved the right to seek an award of attorneys’ fees from the Court.

The agreement to make the Additional Disclosures will not affect the merger consideration to be paid to CMYF’s stockholders or the timing of the Special Meeting.

CMYF and the other defendants, including First Interstate, vigorously deny that the Proxy Statement/Prospectus is deficient in any respect and that the Additional Disclosures are material or required. CMYF and First Interstate believe that the claims asserted in the Action are without merit, and that the Additional Disclosures do not provide information required by the federal securities laws or Idaho law or that is material to the decision of the CMYF stockholders as to how to vote their shares at the Special Meeting. As noted above, the Additional Disclosures are being made solely to eliminate the burden, expense, and nuisance of further litigation, and to avoid any possible delay to the closing of the merger that might arise from further litigation. Nothing in this document shall be deemed an admission of the legal necessity or materiality under any applicable laws for any of the disclosures set forth herein.

 

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SUPPLEMENT TO PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS

The following information supplements the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and should be read in connection with the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, which should be read in its entirety. To the extent that information herein differs from or updates information contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, the information contained herein supersedes the information contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus. All page references in the information below are to pages in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, and terms used below have the meanings set forth in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, unless otherwise defined below. Without admitting in any way that the disclosures below are material or otherwise required by law, CMYF and First Interstate make the following Additional Disclosures:

The disclosure under the heading “DESCRIPTION OF THE MERGER—D.A. Davidson’s Opinion to CMYF’s Board of Directors” is hereby supplemented by revising the fourth bullet on page 33 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus:

 

   

financial projections for CMYF for the years ending December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2019 of $1.138 million and $1.787 million, respectively, extrapolated for CMYF for the years ending December 31, 2020, December 31, 2021, December 31, 2022, and December 31, 2023 based on an assumed annual long-term growth rate assumption of 8.0% as provided by CMYF management, in each case as discussed with and confirmed by senior management of CMYF;

The disclosure under the heading “DESCRIPTION OF THE MERGER—D.A. Davidson’s Opinion to CMYF’s Board of Directors” is hereby supplemented by revising the third bullet on page 33 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus:

 

   

certain publicly available analyst earnings estimates for First Interstate for the years ending December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2019 of $179.494 million and $198.899 million, respectively, as extrapolated for First Interstate for the years ending December 31, 2020, December 31, 2021, December 31, 2022, and December 31, 2023 based on an assumed annual long-term growth rate assumption of 8.0% as provided by First Interstate management, in each case as discussed with and confirmed by senior management of CMYF and First Interstate;

 

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The disclosure under the heading “DESCRIPTION OF THE MERGER – D.A. Davidson’s Opinion to CMYF’s Board of Directors – CMYF Comparable Companies Analysis” is supplemented by adding the table below directly after the Market Performance Multiples table on page 38 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus:

(CMYF Comparable Company Analysis)

 

                Financial Condition and Performance     Market Performance Multiples  

Company Name

  Ticker     State     Assets
($MM)
    Loan /
Deposit
    NPAs /
Assets
    TCE
Ratio
    Net
Interest

Margin
    Cost of
Deposits
    Effic.
Ratio
    ROATCE     ROAA     Stock
Price

(10/9/18)
    Mkt.
Cap.

($MM)
    Price
Change
(LTM)
    Price
Change
(YTD)
    Price /
MRQ

EPS
    Price /
LTM
EPS
    TBV
Per

Share
    Dividend
Yield
 

BEO Bancorp

    BEOB       OR     $ 400.4       93.7     2.48     8.31     5.20     0.23     66.6     10.73     0.88   $ 30.00     $ 35.7       2.6     -3.4     10.3x       11.2x       107.1     2.67

Clatsop Community Bank

    CLAT       OR     $ 101.9       65.5     0.00     10.69     4.11     0.17     73.1     7.18     0.80   $ 10.30     $ 10.6       14.4     0.0     14.1x       20.4x       101.9     1.94

Commencement Bank

    CBWA       WA     $ 332.1       90.2     0.00     11.57     5.28     0.48     58.8     13.95     1.61   $ 16.85     $ 62.4       27.0     18.4     12.4x       18.8x       167.5     0.00

Community Financial Group, Inc.

    CFGW       WA     $ 412.7       88.9     0.04     8.94     4.65     0.06     68.2     16.01     1.37   $ 30.00     $ 45.3       64.8     38.3     8.9x       10.5x       135.5     0.00

First Sound Bank

    FSWA       WA     $ 135.3       91.5     5.30     9.83     3.28     0.65     95.4     2.76     0.26   $ 0.06     $ 19.5       -12.7     -8.8     NM       NM       138.1     0.00

Idaho First Bank

    IDFB       ID     $ 188.1       92.1     0.67     9.01     3.88     0.76     91.3     1.98     0.19   $ 7.19     $ 21.6       8.9     0.0     NM       NM       127.4     0.00

Lewis & Clark Bank

    LWCL       OR     $ 187.7       95.9     0.00     11.50     4.85     0.92     63.1     11.32     1.32   $ 39.25     $ 31.5       30.8     24.6     13.0x       18.9x       145.7     0.76

Oregon Bancorp, Inc.

    ORBN       OR     $ 224.6       73.1     0.52     11.38     4.91     0.82     73.5     38.29     4.22   $ 24.20     $ 55.0       72.9     38.3     5.4x       8.1x       198.4     1.65

Oregon Pacific Bancorp

    ORPB       OR     $ 282.5       84.9     0.91     11.12     4.26     0.20     75.7     8.18     0.90   $ 6.45     $ 45.0       39.3     32.2     17.9x       17.0x       143.0     0.00

Pacific West Bank

    PWBO       OR     $ 64.3       95.2     0.00     14.46     4.60     0.60     79.5     5.91     0.67   $ 15.00     $ 10.6       34.2     30.4     23.9x       NM       114.0     0.00

People’s Bank of Commerce

    PBCO       OR     $ 326.9       81.4     0.96     9.13     4.19     0.26     74.6     11.64     1.06   $ 13.97     $ 38.6       16.5     13.7     12.0x       15.4x       137.3     0.00

Savi Financial Corporation, Inc.

    SVVB       WA     $ 234.4       105.1     0.32     12.56     4.43     0.76     74.3     7.06     0.92   $ 12.10     $ 207.1       15.2     15.2     25.2x       NM       141.1     0.00

Summit Bank

    SBKO       OR     $ 382.5       93.3     0.64     9.66     5.70     0.62     55.6     13.37     1.32   $ 16.95     $ 87.2       32.4     32.3     17.7x       22.1x       236.1     0.00

Willamette Community Bank

    WMCB       OR     $ 136.1       86.6     0.42     13.37     4.58     0.31     90.4     1.97     0.25   $ 10.05     $ 18.4       -0.5     -8.7     NM       27.1x       101.4     0.00

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

 

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The disclosure under the heading “DESCRIPTION OF THE MERGER – D.A. Davidson’s Opinion to CMYF’s Board of Directors – First Interstate Comparable Companies Analysis” is supplemented by adding the table below directly after the Market Performance Multiples table on page 39 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus:

(First Interstate Comparable Analysis)

 

                Financial Condition and Performance     Market Performance Multiples  

Company Name

  Ticker     State     Assets
($MM)
    Loan /
Deposit
    NPAs /
Assets
    TCE
Ratio
    Net
Interest
Margin
    Cost of
Deposits
    Effic.
Ratio
    ROATCE     ROAA     Stock
Price
(10/9/18)
    Mkt.
Cap.

($MM)
    Price
Change
(LTM)
    Price
Change
(YTD)
    Price /
MRQ
EPS
    Price /
LTM
EPS
    Price /
2018E
EPS (1)
    Price /
2019E
EPS (1)
    TBV
Per
Share
    Dividend
Yield
 

Banc of California, Inc.

    BANC       CA     $ 10,319.3       98.6     0.22     6.57     3.01     1.14     76.2     5.84     0.58   $ 18.75     $ 949.8       -8.8     -9.2     26.0x       31.8x       28.2x       15.6x       140.5     2.77

Banner Corporation

    BANR       WA     $ 10,379.2       90.1     0.14     9.79     4.39     0.20     65.4     13.34     1.25   $ 61.66     $ 1,998.0       0.4     11.9     15.4x       27.5x       16.4x       14.8x       201.7     2.47

Columbia Banking System,

    COLB       WA     $ 12,628.6       81.4     0.61     9.71     4.29     0.10     56.0     15.40     1.33   $ 38.67     $ 2,833.4       -7.6     -11.0     17.0x       18.9x       15.9x       14.2x       246.9     2.69

CVB Financial Corp.

    CVBF       CA     $ 8,093.9       73.7     0.13     12.05     3.82     0.09     41.6     14.77     1.73   $ 22.40     $ 3,142.7       -5.4     -4.9     17.5x       20.9x       17.6x       15.3x       257.2     2.50

Glacier Bancorp, Inc.

    GBCI       MT     $ 11,897.6       84.3     0.53     9.79     4.17     0.20     55.4     16.18     1.53   $ 44.35     $ 3,748.3       17.9     12.6     21.3x       26.7x       19.9x       18.1x       331.2     2.34

Great Western Bancorp, Inc.

    GWB       SD     $ 12,009.0       97.8     1.12     9.50     3.97     0.69     45.8     17.62     1.55   $ 42.25     $ 2,489.0       5.7     6.2     13.5x       16.3x       14.8x       12.7x       232.7     2.37

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.

    PPBI       CA     $ 8,158.1       99.5     0.08     9.91     4.41     0.50     53.0     15.48     1.35   $ 37.23     $ 2,322.8       -7.5     -6.9     16.0x       18.3x       15.1x       12.2x       229.7     0.00

PacWest Bancorp

    PACW       CA     $ 24,529.6       94.2     0.42     9.86     5.18     0.36     39.8     21.47     1.93   $ 47.99     $ 5,875.4       -2.3     -4.8     13.0x       14.3x       13.0x       12.1x       276.6     5.00

Washington Federal, Inc.

    WAFD       WA     $ 15,766.3       101.5     0.46     10.83     3.29     0.68     50.6     12.30     1.31   $ 31.87     $ 2,662.3       -6.3     -6.9     13.1x       13.9x       13.4x       12.3x       159.0     2.26

Western Alliance Bancorporation

    WAL       AZ     $ 21,367.5       89.2     0.29     9.93     4.70     0.46     42.1     20.47     2.02   $ 57.47     $ 6,084.9       8.1     1.5     14.5x       16.0x       14.2x       12.5x       290.9     0.00

 

(1)

Earnings per share estimates based on publicly available consensus Street estimates

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

 

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The disclosure under the heading “DESCRIPTION OF THE MERGER – D.A. Davidson’s Opinion to CMYF’s Board of Directors – Precedent Transactions Analysis” is supplemented by adding the following tables directly after the Transaction Multiples table on the top of page 42 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus:

(Precedent Transaction Analysis)

Pacific Northwest Transactions

 

                  Financial Condition and Performance     Transaction Multiples  

Announcement

Date

  Acquirer   Target   Target
State
    Assets
($MM)
    ROAA     ROAE     TCE
Ratio
    Effic.
Ratio
    NPAs /
Assets
    Price /TBV
(Per Share)
    Price /
TBV
(Aggregate)
    Price /
LTM
EPS
    Tangible
Book
Premium

/ Core
Deposits
 

7/17/2018*

  FS Bancorp, Inc.   Anchor Bancorp     WA     $ 480.2       0.36     2.56     13.80     72.0     1.09     115.6     115.6     NM       3.0

5/23/2018

  Timberland
Bancorp, Inc.
  South Sound
Bank
    WA     $ 186.9       0.78     5.69     12.74     68.6     0.40     154.9     154.9     27.3x       8.7

3/08/2018

  Heritage
Financial
Corporation
  Premier
Commercial
Bancorp
    OR     $ 400.5       0.85     8.63     9.97     65.1     0.74     223.2     223.5     26.3x       17.7

6/26/2017

  BayCom Corp.   Plaza Bank     WA     $ 69.7       1.30     11.23     12.69     94.6     2.24     119.0     120.3     11.5x       4.6

3/23/2017

  Northwest
Bancorporation,
Inc.
  CenterPointe
Community
Bank
    OR     $ 131.1       0.74     7.99     9.58     73.2     0.00     122.0     122.8     15.6x       2.5

4/26/2016

  Pacific
Continental
Corporation
  Foundation
Bancorp, Inc.
    WA     $ 422.4       -0.46     -4.36     11.07     85.0     2.29     141.0     141.0     NM       5.3

4/26/2016

  Cascade
Bancorp
  Prime Pacific
Financial
Services
    WA     $ 127.1       1.25     12.02     12.39     68.8     1.40     108.9     108.9     11.3x       2.5

 

*

Indicates the transaction was pending as of 10/9/2018

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

 

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Nationwide Transactions

 

                  Financial Condition and Performance     Transaction Multiples  

Announcement

Date

  Acquirer   Target   Target
State
    Assets
($MM)
    ROAA     ROAE     TCE
Ratio
    Effic.
Ratio
    NPAs /
Assets
    Price / TBV
(Per Share)
    Price / TBV
(Aggregate)
    Price / LTM
EPS
    Tangible
Book
Premium
/ Core
Deposits
 

8/13/2018*

  BayCom Corp   Bethlehem Financial
Corporation
    NM     $ 156.8       0.68     5.82     10.26     74.1     1.63     146.2     146.2     23.9x       5.9

7/24/2018*

  Summit Financial
Group, Inc.
  Peoples Bankshares, Inc.     WV     $ 131.0       0.64     4.18     15.84     65.7     0.03     122.3     122.3     32.8x       4.8

7/11/2018*

  River Financial
Corporation
  PSB Bancshares, Inc.     AL     $ 191.5       0.73     5.67     9.30     62.9     0.16     171.2     171.2     32.6x       8.3

6/27/2018*

  SmartFinancial, Inc.   Foothills Bancorp, Inc.     TN     $ 214.6       0.83     8.41     9.92     61.2     0.00     175.9     175.9     26.2x       10.1

6/20/2018*

  SB One Bancorp   Enterprise Bank N.J.     NJ     $ 243.7       0.81     6.25     12.45     55.0     1.07     148.3     161.4     24.4x       16.1

6/13/2018

  Merchants Bancorp   FM Bancorp, Inc.     IL     $ 114.6       0.89     7.52     13.21     61.7     1.05     144.7     144.7     23.4x       8.0

6/12/2018

  Equity Bancshares, Inc.   City Bank and Trust
Company
    OK     $ 172.5       0.87     7.86     7.79     66.6     0.21     140.9     140.9     13.0x       4.8

5/31/2018

  Orrstown Financial
Services, Inc.
  Mercersburg Financial
Corporation
    PA     $ 184.0       0.50     4.48     11.21     76.3     0.23     156.0     156.0     35.7x       8.5

5/23/2018

  Timberland Bancorp,
Inc.
  South Sound Bank     WA     $ 186.9       0.78     5.69     12.74     68.6     0.40     154.9     154.9     27.3x       8.7

4/19/2018*

  Premier Financial
Bancorp, Inc.
  First Bank of
Charleston, Inc.
    WV     $ 189.2       0.59     4.97     9.01     57.1     1.78     163.9     163.9     25.3x       16.6

3/14/2018

  Plains Bancshares, Inc.   Sixth Bancshares, Inc.     KS     $ 104.9       0.55     5.58     8.27     72.2     0.06     166.3     166.3     29.0x       9.2

2/22/2018

  Bank of Southern
California, NA
  Americas United Bank     CA     $ 235.2       0.76     6.37     12.20     66.0     0.25     146.0     158.8     24.5x       7.3

1/29/2018

  Guaranty Bancshares,
Inc.
  Westbound Bank     TX     $ 228.0       0.75     6.68     7.84     65.4     0.00     191.7     191.7     21.6x       12.3

12/22/2017

  Community Bancorp,
Inc.
  Shelbank Corporation     MO     $ 139.0       0.69     7.31     7.49     75.2     0.10     158.8     158.6     20.4x       6.0

12/18/2017

  Equity Bancshares, Inc.   Adams Dairy

Bancshares, Inc.

    MO     $ 126.7       0.87     9.24     7.99     63.6     1.52     158.4     158.4     16.5x       8.0

12/12/2017

  SmartFinancial, Inc.   Tennessee Bancshares,
Inc.
    TN     $ 243.9       0.94     9.25     8.57     59.0     0.59     153.2     153.2     14.8x       8.9

11/14/2017

  Investor group   Bancorp of Lexington
Inc.
    KY     $ 263.1       0.82     7.99     10.62     65.8     0.00     149.6     149.6     20.1x       11.8

 

*

Indicates the transaction was pending as of 10/9/2018

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

 

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Nationwide Stock Transactions

 

                  Financial Condition and Performance     Transaction Multiples  

Announcement

Date

  Acquirer   Target   Target
State
    Assets
($MM)
    ROAA     ROAE     TCE
Ratio
    Effic.
Ratio
    NPAs /
Assets
    Price / TBV
(Per Share)
    Price / TBV
(Aggregate)
    Price / LTM
EPS
    Tangible
Book
Premium
/ Core
Deposits
 

6/20/2018*

  SB One Bancorp   Enterprise Bank N.J.     NJ     $ 243.7       0.81     6.25     12.45     55.0     1.07     148.3     161.4     24.4x       16.1

3/01/2018

  Parkway
Acquisition
Corp.
  Great State Bank     NC     $ 138.7       0.34     3.73     8.56     72.6     0.95     119.1     119.1     32.0x       2.6

12/21/2017

  LCNB Corp.   Columbus First
Bancorp, Inc.
    OH     $ 333.4       0.82     8.62     9.29     65.4     0.12     216.1     216.1     27.5x       21.2

12/15/2017

  Amalgamated
Bank
  New Resource     CA     $ 353.1       0.58     5.50     11.96     76.7     0.08     135.1     138.6     28.4x       5.8

12/12/2017

  SmartFinancial,
Inc.
  Tennessee
Bancshares, Inc.
    TN     $ 243.9       0.94     9.25     8.57     59.0     0.59     153.2     153.2     14.8x       8.9

12/04/2017

  Independent
Bank
Corporation
  TCSB Bancorp, Inc.     MI     $ 346.9       0.82     7.96     8.69     67.2     1.45     210.1     210.1     24.7x       12.7

 

*

Indicates the transaction was pending as of 10/9/2018

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

 

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The first paragraph in the section entitled “DESCRIPTION OF THE MERGER—D.A. Davidson’s Opinion to CMYF’s Board of Directors—Net Present Value Analysis for CMYF” beginning on page 42 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus is hereby amended and restated as follows:

D.A. Davidson performed an analysis that estimated the net present value per share of CMYF common stock under various circumstances. The analysis assumed: (1) CMYF performed in accordance with CMYF management’s financial forecasts for the years ending December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2019; and (2) an estimated long-term growth rate of 8% for the years thereafter, as discussed with and confirmed by CMYF management based on CMYF’s historical performance and management’s future expectations based on their professional judgment. To approximate the terminal value of CMYF common stock at December 31, 2023, D.A. Davidson applied price to earnings multiples ranging from 12.0x to 24.0x and multiples of tangible book value ranging from 130.0% to 180.0%, which were based on comparable companies and D.A. Davidson’s professional judgment. The income streams and terminal values were then discounted to present values using different discount rates ranging from 13.00% to 18.00%, based on comparable companies and D.A. Davidson’s professional judgement, and chosen to reflect different assumptions regarding required rates of return of holders or prospective buyers of CMYF’s common stock. In evaluating the discount rate, D.A. Davidson used industry standard methods of adding the current risk-free rate, which is based on the 10-year Treasury yield, plus the published Duff & Phelps Industry Equity Risk Premium and the published Duff & Phelps Size Premium.

The first paragraph in the section entitled “Description of The Merger—D.A. Davidson’s Opinion to CMYF’s Board of Directors—Illustrative Net Present Value Analysis for CMYF” beginning on page 43 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus is hereby amended and restated as follows:

For illustrative purposes, D.A. Davidson performed an analysis that estimated the net present value per share of CMYF common stock if reinvested in First Interstate, under various circumstances, including the impact of the merger with First Interstate. The analysis assumed (1) CMYF performed in accordance with management budget for the years ending December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2019, (2) an estimated long-term growth rate of 8% for the years thereafter, as discussed with and confirmed by CMYF management based on CMYF’s historical performance and management’s future expectations based on their professional judgment and (3) the pro forma financial impact of the merger with First Interstate including the cost savings estimates, purchase accounting adjustments and estimated transaction expenses, as discussed with and confirmed by CMYF and First Interstate managements. The analysis also assumed (1) First Interstate performed in accordance with publicly available consensus Street estimates for the years ending December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2019, and (2) an estimated long-term growth rate for the years thereafter, as discussed with and confirmed by CMYF and First Interstate management. To approximate the terminal value of CMYF common stock at December 31, 2023, D.A. Davidson applied price to earnings multiples of 12.0x to 22.0x and multiples of tangible book value ranging from 180.0% to 280.0% in both cases the valuation multiples were based on comparable companies and D.A. Davidson’s professional judgment. The income streams and terminal values were then discounted to present values using different discount rates ranging from 7.90% to 12.90%, based on comparable companies and D.A. Davidson’s professional judgement, and chosen to reflect different assumptions regarding required rates of return of holders or prospective buyers of CMYF’s common. In evaluating the discount rate, D.A. Davidson used industry standard methods of adding the current risk-free rate, which is based on the 10-year Treasury yield, plus the published Duff & Phelps Industry Equity Risk Premium and the published Duff & Phelps Size Premium. In evaluating the pro forma net present value, D.A. Davidson also used the following merger assumptions provided by First Interstate:

 

   

Cost savings of 45.0% of CMYF’s non-interest expense, with 100% of the cost savings realized in 2020;

 

   

Total pre-tax transaction expenses of $2.5 million;

 

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$2.4 million in core deposit intangibles, amortized using sum of the years’ digits over 10 years; and

 

   

A $2.1 million total loan mark.

The first paragraph in the section entitled “Description of The Merger—D.A. Davidson’s Opinion to CMYF’s Board of Directors—Financial Impact Analysis” on pages 44-45 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus is hereby amended and restated as follows:

D.A. Davidson performed pro forma merger analyses that combined projected income statement and balance sheet information of CMYF and First Interstate. Assumptions regarding the accounting treatment, acquisition adjustments and cost savings were used to calculate the financial impact that the merger would have on certain projected financial results of First Interstate. In the course of this analysis, D.A. Davidson used the publicly available consensus Street estimates for First Interstate for the years ending December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2019, as shown below, and used management’s budget for CMYF for the years ending December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2019 provided by CMYF management.

 

     2018      2019  

First Interstate Net Income Earnings Estimates (In thousands)

   $ 179,494      $ 198,899  

First Interstate Earnings Per Share Estimates

   $ 2.96      $ 3.28  

In evaluating the Financial Impact Analysis, D.A. Davidson also used the following merger assumptions provided by First Interstate;

 

   

Cost savings of 45.0% of CMYF’s non-interest expense, with 100% of the cost savings realized in 2020;

 

   

Total pre-tax transaction expenses of $2.5 million;

 

   

$2.4 million in core deposit intangibles, amortized using sum of the years’ digits over 10 years; and

 

   

A $2.1 million total loan mark.

This analysis indicated that the merger is expected to be at least $0.01 accretive to First Interstate’s estimated earnings per share beginning in 2019, after excluding non-recurring transaction-related expenses. The analysis also indicated that the merger is expected to be approximately $0.04 accretive to tangible book value per share for First Interstate and that First Interstate would maintain capital ratios in excess of those required for First Interstate to be considered well-capitalized under existing regulations. For all of the above analyses, the actual results achieved by CMYF and First Interstate prior to and following the merger will vary from the projected results, and the variations may be material.

The last paragraph in the section entitled “DESCRIPTION OF THE MERGER—D.A. Davidson’s Opinion to CMYF’s Board of Directors—Financial Impact Analysis” on page 45 of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus is hereby amended and restated as follows:

D.A. Davidson and its affiliates, as part of their investment banking business, are continually engaged in performing financial analyses with respect to businesses and their securities in connection with mergers and acquisitions, negotiated underwritings, competitive biddings, secondary distributions of listed and unlisted securities, private placements and other transactions. D.A. Davidson acted as financial advisor to CMYF in connection with, and participated in certain of the negotiations leading to, the merger. D.A. Davidson is a full service securities firm engaged, either directly or through its affiliates, in securities trading, investment management, financial planning and benefits counseling, financing and brokerage activities for both companies and individuals. In the ordinary course of these activities, D.A. Davidson and its affiliates may provide such services to CMYF, First Interstate and their respective affiliates, may actively trade the debt and equity securities (or related derivative securities) of CMYF and First Interstate for their own account and for the

 

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accounts of their customers and may at any time hold long and short positions of such securities. CMYF selected D.A. Davidson as its financial advisor because it is a recognized investment banking firm that has substantial experience in transactions similar to the merger. Pursuant to a letter agreement executed on March 19, 2018, CMYF engaged D.A. Davidson as its financial advisor in connection with the contemplated transaction. Pursuant to the terms of the engagement letter, CMYF agreed to pay D.A. Davidson a cash fee of $50,000 concurrently with the rendering of its fairness opinion. CMYF will pay to D.A. Davidson at the time of closing of the merger a contingent cash fee equal to 1.50% of the value of the aggregate consideration to be received by the holders of CMYF common stock and CMYF stock options. CMYF has also agreed to reimburse D.A. Davidson for all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, including fees of counsel, and to indemnify D.A. Davidson and certain related persons against specified liabilities, including liabilities under the federal securities laws, relating to or arising out of its engagement. D.A. Davidson may provide investment banking services to the combined company in the future and may receive future compensation. Except as provided above, D.A. Davidson has not provided any investment banking or advisory services to CMYF, First Interstate and their respective affiliates during the past three years.

 

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Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about (1) the benefits of the proposed merger between First Interstate, First Interstate Bank and CMYF, including anticipated future results, cost savings and accretion to reported earnings that may be realized from the proposed merger; (2) First Interstate’s, First Interstate Bank’s and CMYF’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this presentation that are not historical facts; and (3) other statements identified by words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates” or words of similar meaning.

Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in such statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results expressed in the forward-looking statements: the businesses of First Interstate, First Interstate Bank and CMYF may not be combined successfully, or such combination may take longer than expected; the cost savings from the proposed merger may not be fully realized or may take longer than expected; operating costs, customer loss and business disruption following the proposed merger may be greater than expected; governmental approvals of the proposed merger may not be obtained, or adverse regulatory conditions may be imposed in connection with governmental approvals of the proposed merger or otherwise; the stockholders of CMYF may fail to approve the proposed merger; credit and interest rate risks associated with First Interstate’s, First Interstate Bank’s and CMYF’s respective businesses; and difficulties associated with achieving expected future financial results. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are discussed in First Interstate’s reports (such as the Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K) filed with the SEC and available at the SEC’s Internet website (www.sec.gov). All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning the proposed transaction or other matters attributable to First Interstate, First Interstate Bank or CMYF or any person acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. Except as required by law, First Interstate, First Interstate Bank and CMYF do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statement is made.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication is being made in respect of the proposed merger. 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 transaction, First Interstate has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC, which includes a proxy statement of CMYF and a prospectus of First Interstate, and First Interstate will file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. Before making any voting or investment decision, investors and security holders of CMYF are urged to carefully read the entire registration statement and proxy statement/prospectus, as well as any amendments or supplements to these documents, because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction. The documents filed by First Interstate with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. In addition, the documents filed by First Interstate may be obtained free of charge at its website at www.fibk.com or by contacting First Interstate BancSystem, Inc., 401 North 31st Street, Billings, Montana 59116, Attention: Marcy Mutch, Chief Financial Officer, telephone 406-255-5312.

 

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First Interstate, First Interstate Bank and CMYF and certain of their directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of CMYF’s stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of First Interstate and their ownership of First Interstate common stock is set forth in the preliminary proxy statement for First Interstate’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A on March 1, 2019. Additional information regarding the interests of those participants and other persons who may be deemed participants in the transaction may be obtained by reading the proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed merger when it becomes available. Free copies of this document may be obtained as described in the preceding paragraph.

 

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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.

 

    FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM, INC.
Date: March 18, 2019     By:  

/s/ Kevin P. Riley

      Kevin P. Riley
      President and Chief Executive Officer

 

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