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Section 1: 8-K




United States

Securities And Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549




Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 13, 2020


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


Delaware   0-33203   43-1930755
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


701 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)


(785) 565-2000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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


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 $0.01 per share   LARK   Nasdaq Global Market


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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 8.01. Other Events.


On March 13, 2020, Landmark Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that its board of directors approved a stock repurchase program on March 11, 2020, authorizing the purchase of up to an aggregate of 225,890 shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock. The shares may, at the discretion of management, be repurchased from time to time in open market purchases as market conditions warrant or in privately negotiated transactions, including pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 plan, all as effected to the extent permitted by applicable law, including pursuant to the safe harbor provided under Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company is not obligated to purchase any shares under the program, and the program may be discontinued at any time. The actual timing, number and share price of shares purchased under the repurchase program will be determined by the Company at its discretion and will depend on a number of factors, including the market price of the Company’s stock, general market and economic conditions and applicable legal requirements. Any repurchases made under the stock repurchase program are subject to prior consultation with the Federal Reserve. The shares authorized to be repurchased represent approximately 5% of the Company’s currently outstanding common stock.


This stock repurchase program is in addition to the Company’s current stock repurchase program, which authorized the Company to repurchase up to 108,006 shares of the Company’s common stock. As of March 13, 2020, there were 25,901 shares remaining to be repurchased under the prior stock repurchase program.


Attached as Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of the press release relating to the Company’s stock repurchase program, which is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.


  99.1 Press release of Landmark Bancorp, Inc., dated March 13, 2020.






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.


Date: March 13, 2020 LANDMARK BANCORP, INC.
  By: /s/ Mark A. Herpich
  Name: Mark A. Herpich
  Title: Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer





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Section 2: EX-99.1


Exhibit 99.1





March 13, 2020 Michael E. Scheopner
  President and Chief Executive Officer
  Mark A. Herpich
  Chief Financial Officer
  (785) 565-2000


Landmark Bancorp, Inc. Announces Stock Repurchase Plan


(Manhattan, KS, March 13, 2020) – Landmark Bancorp, Inc. (“Landmark”; Nasdaq: LARK), a bank holding company serving 24 communities across Kansas, announced that its board of directors approved a new stock repurchase program enabling management to repurchase up to 225,890 shares, or approximately 5% of its outstanding stock. The board of directors approved the new program because it believes that the Company’s stock continues to be an excellent value. Landmark Bancorp, Inc. currently has approximately 4.5 million common shares outstanding. The Company may repurchase shares in open market purchases or in privately negotiated transactions in accordance with applicable insider trading and other securities laws and regulations. The timing and extent to which the Company repurchases its shares will depend upon market conditions and other corporate considerations as may be considered in the Company’s sole discretion. Any repurchases made under the stock repurchase program are subject to prior consultation with the Federal Reserve.


About Landmark


Landmark Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Landmark National Bank, is listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “LARK.” Headquartered in Manhattan, Kansas, Landmark National Bank is a community banking organization dedicated to providing quality financial and banking services. Landmark National Bank has 30 locations in 24 communities across Kansas: Manhattan (2), Auburn, Dodge City (2), Fort Scott (2), Garden City, Great Bend (2), Hoisington, Iola, Junction City, Kincaid, LaCrosse, Lawrence (2), Lenexa, Louisburg, Mound City, Osage City, Osawatomie, Overland Park, Paola, Pittsburg, Prairie Village, Topeka (2), Wamego and Wellsville, Kansas. Visit for more information.


Special Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements


This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business of Landmark. Forward-looking statements, which may be based upon beliefs, expectations and assumptions of our management and on information currently available to management, are generally identifiable by the use of words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “intend,” “estimate,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should” or other similar expressions. Additionally, all statements in this press release, including forward-looking statements, speak only as of the date they are made, and Landmark undertakes no obligation to update any statement in light of new information or future events. A number of factors, many of which are beyond our ability to control or predict, could cause actual results to differ materially from those in our forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others, the following: (i) the strength of the local, national and international economy; (ii) changes in state and federal laws, regulations and governmental policies concerning banking, securities, insurance, monetary, trade and tax matters; (iii) changes in interest rates and prepayment rates of our assets; (iv) increased competition in the financial services sector and the inability to attract new customers; (v) timely development and acceptance of new products and services; (vi) changes in technology and the ability to develop and maintain secure and reliable electronic systems; (vii) the loss of key executives or employees; (viii) changes in consumer spending; (ix) integration of acquired businesses; (x) unexpected outcomes of existing or new litigation; (xi) changes in accounting policies and practices, such as the implementation of the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard; (xii) the economic impact of armed conflict or terrorist acts involving the United States or widespread disease or pandemics; (xiii) the ability to manage credit risk, forecast loan losses and maintain an adequate allowance for loan losses; (xiv) declines in the value of our investment portfolio; (xv) the ability to raise additional capital; (xvi) cyber-attacks; (xvii) declines in real estate values; (xviii) the effects of fraud on the part of our employees, customers, vendors or counterparties; and (xix) uncertainty regarding the future of LIBOR. These risks and uncertainties should be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Additional information concerning Landmark and its business, including additional factors that could materially affect Landmark’s financial results, is included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.






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