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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)

Form 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 

FORM 8 – K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

April 15, 2019

(Date of Report: Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

Middlefield Banc Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Ohio

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

001-36613

(Commission File Number)

34-1585111

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

15985 East High Street

Middlefield, Ohio 44062

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(440) 632-1666

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(not applicable)

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

 

 

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ITEM 8.01 Other Events

On April 16, 2019, Middlefield Banc Corp. (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors has approved a new share repurchase program under which the Company is authorized to repurchase up to 150,000 shares of its common stock in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, subject to market and other conditions (the “Program”). The Program may be modified, suspended or terminated by the Company at any time. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.

Middlefield Banc Corp. is a bank holding company with total assets of $1.2 billion at December 31, 2018. The Company’s subsidiary bank, The Middlefield Banking Company, operates 15 full-service banking centers and one loan production office at locations in Northeast Ohio and Central Ohio.

Middlefield Banc Corp. may be accessed at www.middlefieldbank.bank. The Company’s common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “MBCN”.

ITEM 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

99.1    Press Release, dated April 16, 2019


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.

 

      MIDDLEFIELD BANC CORP.
Date: April 16, 2019      

/s/ James R. Heslop, II

      Executive Vice President and COO
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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO

15985 East High Street

P. O. Box 35

Middlefield, Ohio 44062

Phone: 440/632-1666 FAX: 440/632-1700

www.middlefieldbank.bank

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Company Contact:    Investor and Media Contact:

Thomas G. Caldwell

President/Chief Executive Officer

Middlefield Banc Corp.

(440) 632-1666 Ext. 3200

[email protected]

  

Andrew M. Berger

Managing Director

SM Berger & Company, Inc.

(216) 464-6400

[email protected]

Middlefield Banc Corp. Announces Share Repurchase Program

MIDDLEFIELD, OHIO, April 16, 2019 ◆◆◆◆ Middlefield Banc Corp. (“Middlefield”) (NASDAQ: MBCN) today announced that its Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program for up to 150,000 common shares of its outstanding common shares.

“As an important part of our capital allocation strategy, this share repurchase program demonstrates our confidence in the strength of our business and our continued commitment to delivering value to our shareholders,” said Thomas G. Caldwell, Middlefield’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Repurchases under the program may be made through open market or privately negotiated transactions at times and in such amounts as Middlefield deems appropriate, subject to market conditions, regulatory requirements and other factors. This program does not obligate Middlefield to repurchase any particular amount of common shares, and may be suspended or discontinued at any time without notice.

Middlefield Banc Corp., headquartered in Middlefield, Ohio, is a bank holding company with total assets of over $1.25 billion at December 31, 2018. The bank operates 15 full-service banking centers and an LPL Financial® brokerage office serving Beachwood, Chardon, Cortland, Dublin, Garrettsville, Mantua, Middlefield, Newbury, Orwell, Powell, Solon, Sunbury, Twinsburg, and Westerville. The Bank also operates a Loan Production Office in Mentor, Ohio. Additional information is available at www.middlefieldbank.bank.


This press release of Middlefield Banc Corp. and the reports Middlefield Banc Corp. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission often contain “forward-looking statements” relating to present or future trends or factors affecting the banking industry and, specifically, the financial operations, markets and products of Middlefield Banc Corp. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. There are a number of important factors that could cause Middlefield Banc Corp.’s future results to differ materially from historical performance or projected performance. These factors include, but are not limited to: (1) a significant increase in competitive pressures among financial institutions; (2) changes in the interest rate environment that may reduce interest margins; (3) changes in prepayment speeds, charge-offs and loan loss provisions; (4) less favorable than expected general economic conditions; (5) legislative or regulatory changes that may adversely affect businesses in which Middlefield Banc Corp. is engaged; (6) technological issues which may adversely affect Middlefield Banc Corp.’s financial operations or customers; (7) changes in the securities markets; or (8) risk factors mentioned in the reports and registration statements Middlefield Banc Corp. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Middlefield Banc Corp. undertakes no obligation to release revisions to these forward-looking statements or to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

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