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Section 1: 4 (PRIMARY DOCUMENT)

Ownership Submission
FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Smith Hatton C.V.
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. [SFBS]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
160 CLEAGE DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
04/17/2019
(Street)

BIRMINGHAM, AL 35217
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
COMMON STOCK 04/17/2019   A   579(1) A $ 0 363,573(2) D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
STOCK OPTION (RIGHT TO BUY) $5             11/28/2016 11/28/2021 COMMON STOCK 60,000(3)   60,000 D  
STOCK OPTION (RIGHT TO BUY) $18.57             06/15/2018 06/15/2023 COMMON STOCK 13,000(4)   73,000 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Smith Hatton C.V.
160 CLEAGE DRIVE
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35217
  X      

Signatures

 /s/ Davis S. Mange, attorney-in-fact   04/18/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Shares awarded are restricted stock awards which vest 100% in one year from the date of grant.
(2) On June 16, 2014 ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. declared a 3-for-1 stock split in the form of a stock dividend. On July 16, 2014, all holders of record of common stock as of the close of business on July 9, 2014 received a distribution of an additional two shares of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. common stock for each share held. As a result, the reporting person received 120,998 shares of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. common stock as of July 16, 2014.On November 16, 2016 ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. declared a 2-for-1 stock split in the form of a stock dividend. On December 20, 2016, all holders of record of common stock as of the close of business on December 5, 2016 received a distribution of one additional share of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. common stock for each share held. As a result, the reporting person received 181,497 additional shares of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. common stock as of December 20, 2016.
(3) On June 16, 2014 ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. declared a 3-for-1 stock split in the form of a stock dividend. On July 16, 2014, all holders of record of common stock as of the close of business on July 9, 2014 received a distribution of an additional two shares of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. common stock for each share held. As a result, the reporting person received 20,000 options to purchase shares of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. common stock as of July 16, 2014.On November 16, 2016 ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. declared a 2-for-1 stock split in the form of a stock dividend. On December 20, 2016, all holders of record of common stock as of the close of business on December 5, 2016 received a distribution of one additional share of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. common stock for each share held. As a result, the reporting person received 30,000 options to purchase shares of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. common stock as of December 20, 2016.
(4) On November 16, 2016 ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. declared a 2-for-1 stock split in the form of a stock dividend. On December 20, 2016, all holders of record of common stock as of the close of business on December 5, 2016 received a distribution of one additional share of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. common stock for each share held. As a result, the reporting person received 6,500 options to purchase shares of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. common stock as of December 20, 2016.

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