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Section 1: 8-K

Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 20, 2019

The Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Commission File Number: 000-51018

(State or other jurisdiction of
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

409 Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE 19809
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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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. [ ]
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share
Nasdaq Global Select

Item 8.01 – Other Events.
As previously reported, The Bancorp Inc. (the “Company”) received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), dated March 22, 2016, relating to an investigation by the SEC of the Company’s restatement of its financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2010 through December 31, 2013 and the interim periods ended March 31, 2014, June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2014, which restatement was filed with the SEC on September 28, 2015, and the facts and circumstances underlying the restatement.  Throughout the investigation, the Company cooperated with the SEC.  The Company has now agreed, without admitting or denying any of the SEC’s allegations, to resolve the investigation by consenting to the entry of an order by the SEC that: (1) the Company will cease and desist from committing or causing any violations of the books-and-records provisions of the Securities Exchange Act and the relevant rules thereunder; and (2) the Company will pay a penalty of $1.4 million (the “Settlement Payment”) to the SEC.  Settlement of this matter was effective on September 20, 2019.
The Company will recognize a charge in its third fiscal quarter in the amount of the Settlement Payment.  Further, as a result of the settlement certain costs to the Company related to the investigation will cease, including the legal costs of the investigation, compliance with the SEC’s subpoena, and cooperation with the SEC.
Forward Looking Statements
Disclosures in this filing and in our other public documents and comments contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements provide our future expectations or forecasts and can be identified by our use of words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “outlook,” “target,” “predict,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “seek,” and other words or phrases of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Forward-looking statements, by their nature, address matters that are uncertain and involve risks because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. As a result, our actual results may differ materially from our expected results and from those expressed in our forward looking statements. A more detailed discussion of the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated or implied is included in our reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements beyond what is required under applicable securities law.


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.

The Bancorp, Inc.
Date: September 20, 2019
  /s/ Paul Frenkiel
Paul Frenkiel
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

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