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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)





Washington, D.C. 20549








Date of Report

(Date of earliest event reported):


March 13, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

16475 Dallas Parkway, Suite 600

Addison, Texas



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (888) 572-9881


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class


Trading symbol


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share




NASDAQ Global Select 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 March 13, 2020, the Board of Directors of Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. (“Guaranty”) announced a new stock repurchase program, which authorizes Guaranty to repurchase up to 1,000,000 shares of Guaranty’s outstanding common stock from time to time, subject to certain conditions.  The stock repurchase program will be effective until the earlier of March 13, 2022 or the date all shares authorized for repurchase under the program have been repurchased, unless shortened or extended by the board of directors.  The stock repurchase program does not obligate Guaranty to repurchase any specified number of shares of its common stock.


The shares may be purchased in open market transactions (including under Rule 10b5-1 repurchase plans) or negotiated transactions.  Any open market repurchases will be conducted in accordance with the limitations set forth in Rule 10b-18 of the Securities and Exchange and Commission and other applicable legal requirements.  The number, price and timing of the repurchases, if any, will be at management’s sole discretion and will depend on a number of factors, including compliance with applicable laws and regulations, general market and economic conditions, the financial and regulatory condition of Guaranty, liquidity needs, and other factors.  There is no assurance that Guaranty will repurchase any shares under the program.


In connection with the approval of the new stock repurchase program, the Board of Directors terminated the Company’s existing stock repurchase program, which was previously announced on June 13, 2019.  


In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Forward-Looking Statements


This Current Report on Form 8-K may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements related to future events, future financial and operating performance, economic and general market conditions, stock performance, business strategies, including expansion and acquisition activities and may be identified by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “scheduled,” “plans,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “potential,” or “continue” or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology.  Forward-looking statements, with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may be beyond our control, and which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Guaranty to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular statement and Guaranty undertakes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All forward-looking statements attributable to us are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice, including, without limitation, those risks and uncertainties described in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, and otherwise in our reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.





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: March 13, 2020













/s/ Tyson T. Abston



Tyson T. Abston



Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer



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