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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

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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): April 23, 2020

SMARTFINANCIAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Tennessee001-3766162-1173944
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
5401 Kingston Pike, Suite 600
Knoxville, Tennessee
37919
(Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)
(865) 437-5700
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act.:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $1.00 par valueSMBKThe Nasdaq Stock Market

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 7.01  Regulation FD Disclosure.

On April 23, 2020, the board of directors of SmartFinancial, Inc. (“SmartFinancial”) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share of SmartFinancial common stock (the “Dividend”) payable on May 25, 2020, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 8, 2020. On April 24, 2020, SmartFinancial issued a press release announcing the Dividend. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) EXHIBITS
99.1 Press Release issued by Smartfinancial, Inc., dated April 24, 2020





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.

 SMARTFINANCIAL, INC.
Date: April 24, 2020 
By:/s/ William Y. Carroll, Jr.
Name:William Y. Carroll, Jr.
Title:President & Chief Executive Officer




EXHIBIT INDEX 

Exhibit No. Description
   
 
Press Release issued by SmartFinancial Inc., dated April 24, 2020


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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

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SMARTFINANCIAL APPROVES
REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND


KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 24, 2020 – SmartFinancial, Inc. (“SmartFinancial”) (Nasdaq: SMBK), the parent company for SmartBank, announced today that its board of directors has approved a regular quarterly dividend.

On April 23, 2020, the board of directors of SmartFinancial declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share of SmartFinancial common stock payable on May 25, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 8, 2020.

About SmartFinancial, Inc.

SmartFinancial, Inc., based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is the publicly-traded bank holding company for SmartBank. SmartBank is a full-service commercial bank founded in 2007 with 35 branches spanning East and Middle Tennessee, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Recruiting the best people, delivering exceptional client service, strategic branching, and a disciplined approach to lending have all contributed to the company’s success. More information about SmartFinancial can be found on its website: www.smartfinancialinc.com.

Investor Contacts

Billy Carroll
President and Chief Executive Officer
SmartFinancial, Inc.
Email: billy.carroll@smartbank.com
Phone: 865.868.0613

Ron Gorczynski
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
SmartFinancial, Inc.
Email: ron.gorczynski@smartbank.com
Phone: 865.437.5724

Media Contact

Kelley Fowler
Senior Vice President
Public Relations/Marketing
SmartFinancial, Inc.
Email: kelley.fowler@smartbank.com
Phone: 865.868.0611 

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