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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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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 30, 2019

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GLACIER BANCORP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Montana
000-18911
81-0519541
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
49 Commons Loop
Kalispell,
Montana
59901
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
(406)
756-4200
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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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))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
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, $0.01 par value
GBCI
NASDAQ Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

On September 30, 2019, Glacier Bancorp, Inc., Kalispell, Montana (“GBCI”) issued a press release regarding the matters described in Item 8.01 of this current report on Form 8-K, a copy of which is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Attached as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated by reference herein is an investor presentation dated September 30, 2019, that will be used by GBCI in its presentation regarding the matters described in Item 8.01 of this current report on Form 8-K.

The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, is furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to liabilities under that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the filings of GBCI under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings.

Item 8.01 Other Events

On September 30, 2019, GBCI and its wholly owned subsidiary, Glacier Bank, entered into a Plan and Agreement of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with State Bank Corp. (“SBC”) and its wholly owned subsidiary, State Bank of Arizona (“State Bank”). Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, SBC will merge with and into GBCI, with GBCI as the surviving entity (the “Holding Company Merger”). Immediately thereafter, State Bank will merge with and into Glacier Bank, with Glacier Bank surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of GBCI (the “Bank Merger”).

Concurrently with the execution of the Merger Agreement, the directors, certain executive officers, and two 5% shareholders of SBC entered into voting agreements with GBCI pursuant to which each such director, executive officer, and shareholder, in his or her capacity as a shareholder, has agreed, among other things, to vote his or her shares of SBC common stock in favor of the proposed transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement, at the date and time when the Holding Company Merger becomes effective (the “Effective Time”), each share of SBC stock issued and outstanding will be converted into and represent the right to receive from GBCI merger consideration in the form of a unit consisting of 0.3706 shares of GBCI common stock and $1.69 in cash.

It is estimated that the merger consideration will have a total aggregate value of $135.3 million (based on the closing price of $40.43 for GBCI common stock on September 27, 2019), subject to certain adjustments based on the price of GBCI common stock for a specified period before closing.

Consummation of the transaction is subject to required regulatory approvals, SBC shareholder approval, and other customary conditions of closing. It is anticipated that the closing of the transaction will take place late in the Fourth Quarter 2019 or early in the First Quarter 2020. For additional information regarding the terms of the proposed transaction, reference is made to the press release dated September 30, 2019, which is attached as Exhibit 99.1.

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. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “estimate,” “expect,” “will,” and similar references to future periods. Such forward-looking statements





include but are not limited to statements regarding the expected closing of the transaction and the potential benefits of the business combination transaction involving GBCI and SBC, including future financial and operating results, the combined company’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and other statements that are not historical facts regarding either company or the proposed combination of the companies. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control, that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those projected, including but not limited to the following: risks that the merger transaction will not close when expected or at all because required regulatory, shareholder or other approvals or conditions to closing are delayed or not received or satisfied on a timely basis or at all; risks that the benefits from the transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected, including as a result of changes in general economic and market conditions, interest and exchange rates, monetary policy, laws and regulations and their enforcement, and the degree of competition in the geographic and business areas in which GBCI and SBC operate; uncertainties regarding the ability of Glacier Bank and State Bank of Arizona to promptly and effectively integrate their businesses; changes in business and operational strategies that may occur between signing and closing; uncertainties regarding the reaction to the transaction of the companies’ respective customers, employees, and counterparties; and risks relating to the diversion of management time on merger-related issues. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made and reflect management’s current estimates, projections, expectations and beliefs. GBCI undertakes no obligation to publicly revise or update the forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date of this report. For more information, see the risk factors described in GBCI’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This report is being filed in respect of the proposed merger transaction involving GBCI and SBC. This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

In connection with the proposed merger transactions, GBCI will file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) that will include a Proxy Statement of SBC and a Prospectus of GBCI, as well as other relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction. Shareholders of SBC are urged to read carefully the Registration Statement and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus included therein regarding the proposed merger transactions when it becomes available and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC, as well as any amendments or supplements to those documents, because they will contain important information. A free copy of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus included in the Registration Statement, as well as other filings containing information about GBCI, may be obtained at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). You will also be able to obtain these documents, free of charge, from GBCI at www.glacierbancorp.com under the tab “SEC Filings” or by requesting them in writing or by telephone from GBCI at: Glacier Bancorp, Inc., 49 Commons Loop, Kalispell, Montana 59901, ATTN: Corporate Secretary; Telephone (406) 751-7706.

GBCI and SBC and certain of their directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of SBC in connection with the proposed merger transactions. Information about the directors and executive officers of GBCI is set forth in the proxy statement for GBCI’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders, as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A on March 14, 2019. Additional information regarding the interests of those participants and other persons who may be deemed participants may be obtained by reading the Proxy Statement/Prospectus included in the Registration Statement and other relevant documents regarding the proposed merger transactions filed with the SEC when they become available. Copies of these documents may be obtained free of charge from the sources described above.






Item 9.01
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

(d)     Exhibits

99.1
99.2
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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.


Dated:
September 30, 2019
GLACIER BANCORP, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Randall M. Chesler
 
 
By:
Randall M. Chesler
 
 
 
President and CEO





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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

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NEWS RELEASE
September 30, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Randall M. Chesler, CEO
 
(406) 751-4722
 
Ron J. Copher, CFO
 
(406) 751-7706

GLACIER BANCORP, INC. ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF
STATE BANK CORP. IN LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZONA

KALISPELL, MONTANA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (“Glacier” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GBCI) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire State Bank Corp. (“SBC”) (OTC Pink: SBAZ), the bank holding company for State Bank of Arizona, a community bank headquartered in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The combined entity will operate as Foothills Bank, continuing its over 20 years of serving Arizona communities. The acquisition marks Glacier’s 23rd announced acquisition since 2000 and its 12th announced transaction in the past seven years. State Bank of Arizona provides banking services to individuals and businesses in Arizona with ten banking offices located in Bullhead City, Cottonwood, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Phoenix, Prescott Valley and Prescott. As of June 30, 2019, State Bank of Arizona had total assets of $678.6 million, total loans of $413.6 million and total deposits of $592.0 million.

The boards of Glacier and SBC unanimously approved the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval and other customary conditions of closing. The definitive agreement provides that upon closing of the transaction, SBC shareholders are to receive 0.3706 shares of Glacier stock and $1.69 in cash for each SBC share. Based on the closing price of $40.43 for Glacier shares on September 27, 2019, the transaction would result in an aggregate value of $135.3 million, or $16.67 per share. Upon closing of the transaction, which is anticipated to take place late in the Fourth Quarter 2019 or early in the First Quarter 2020, State Bank of Arizona will merge into Glacier’s Foothills Bank Division and will expand Glacier’s franchise footprint in Arizona.

“We are excited about our acquisition of State Bank Corp. and its combination with our Foothills Bank Division, as it establishes a leading community bank in Arizona. This acquisition is consistent with our history of adding high quality community banks to our proven banking model. State Bank Corp. has an experienced team of dedicated employees, deep market knowledge and strong customer relationships. Additionally, State Bank Corp.’s low cost relationship based deposits enhances the overall funding profile of our Arizona franchise,” stated Randy Chesler, Glacier's President and Chief Executive Officer.

The transaction will be immediately accretive to Glacier's earnings per share, excluding one-time transaction-related expenses.

Brian M. Riley, President and CEO of State Bank Corp., commented, “We are very pleased to announce a partnership with Glacier Bancorp. Glacier’s community banking model and historic track record of success will seamlessly enhance and expand the banking experience for our customers. We are excited to join the Glacier team and look forward to the opportunities and benefits this combination will bring to our clients, employees, and shareholders.”

Glacier management will review additional information regarding the transaction on a conference call beginning at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The call may be accessed by dialing (877) 561-2748 and the conference ID is 9678248. A slide presentation to accompany management’s commentary may be accessed from Glacier’s September 30, 2019 Form 8-K filing with the SEC or at http://www.snl.com/IRW/Docs/1023792.

Glacier was advised in the transaction by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company as financial advisor and Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP as legal counsel. State Bank Corp. was advised by D.A. Davidson & Co. as financial advisor and Hogan Lovells US LLP as legal counsel.

About Glacier Bancorp, Inc.

Glacier Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company for Glacier Bank, Kalispell and its bank divisions: Bank of the San Juans (Durango, CO), Citizens Community Bank (Pocatello, ID), Collegiate Peaks Bank (Buena Vista, CO), First Bank of Montana (Lewistown, MT), First Bank (Powell, WY), First Community Bank Utah (Layton, UT), First Security Bank of Bozeman (Bozeman, MT), First Security Bank of Missoula (Missoula, MT), First State Bank (Wheatland, WY), Heritage Bank of Nevada (Reno, NV), Mountain West Bank (Coeur d’Alene, ID), North Cascades Bank (Chelan, WA), The Foothills Bank (Yuma, AZ), Valley Bank of Helena (Helena, MT), and Western Security Bank (Billings, MT).

Visit Glacier’s website at http://www.glacierbancorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes forward-looking statements which describe management's expectations regarding future events and developments such as the benefits of the business combination transaction involving Glacier and State Bank Corp., continued success of Glacier’s style of banking and the strength of the local economies in which Glacier operates. Future events are difficult to predict, and the expectations described above are necessarily subject to risk and uncertainty that may cause actual results to differ materially and adversely. In addition to discussions about risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in Glacier’s public filings, factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements include, among others, the following possibilities: (1) local, national and international economic conditions are less favorable than expected or have a more direct and pronounced effect on Glacier than expected and adversely affect Glacier’s ability to continue its internal growth at historical rates and maintain the quality of its earning assets; (2) projected business increases following strategic expansion or opening or acquiring new banks and/or branches are lower than expected; (3) costs or difficulties related to the integration of acquisitions are greater than expected; or (4) legislation or regulatory requirements or changes adversely affect the businesses in which Glacier is engaged.


Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication relates to the proposed merger transaction involving GBCI and SBC. This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.

In connection with the proposed merger transactions, GBCI will file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) that will include a Proxy Statement of SBC and a Prospectus of GBCI, as well as other relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction. Shareholders of SBC are urged to read carefully the Registration Statement and the Proxy Statement/Prospectus included therein regarding the proposed merger transactions when it becomes available and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC, as well as any amendments or supplements to those documents, because they will contain important information. A free copy of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus included in the Registration Statement, as well as other filings containing information about GBCI, may be obtained at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). You will also be able to obtain these documents, free of charge, from GBCI at www.glacierbancorp.com under the tab “SEC Filings” or by requesting them in writing or by telephone from GBCI at: Glacier Bancorp, Inc., 49 Commons Loop, Kalispell, Montana 59901, ATTN: Corporate Secretary; Telephone (406) 751-7706.

GBCI and SBC and certain of their directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of SBC in connection with the proposed merger transactions. Information about the directors and executive officers of GBCI is set forth in the proxy statement for GBCI’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders, as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A on March 14, 2019. Additional information regarding the interests of those participants and other persons who may be deemed participants may be obtained by reading the Proxy Statement/Prospectus included in the Registration Statement and other relevant documents regarding the proposed merger transactions filed with the SEC when they become available. Copies of these documents may be obtained free of charge from the sources described above.



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Section 3: EX-99.2 (EXHIBIT 99.2)

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