SMBK SmartFinancial

Filed: 5 May 21, 7:56am






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

Date of earliest event reported: May 3, 2021


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)

5401 Kingston Pike, Suite 600



Knoxville, Tennessee



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

(865) 437-5700 

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

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Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share


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Item 8.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On May 3, 2021, SmartFinancial, Inc. (the “Company”), through its subsidiary bank, SmartBank (“SmartBank”), completed the previously announced acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of all of the membership interests of Fountain Leasing, LLC (“Fountain”) pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, dated as of May 2, 2021 (the “Purchase Agreement”) by and between SmartBank and the members of Fountain.

Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, SmartBank paid an aggregate amount of consideration to the Fountain members of $14 million in cash at closing, and SmartBank repaid approximately $45 million of Fountain’s indebtedness. In addition to the closing consideration, the Purchase Agreement contains a performance-based earnout, pursuant to which the former members of Fountain could be entitled to up to $6 million in future cash payments from SmartBank based on future results of the acquired business over various periods through December 31, 2026.

Following the closing of the Acquisition, on May 4, 2021, SmartBank changed the name of Fountain to “Fountain Equipment Finance, LLC”.


The foregoing descriptions of the Purchase Agreement and the Acquisition do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Purchase Agreement, a copy of which was previously filed Exhibit 2.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 3, 2021.


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: May 5, 2021



/s/ William Y. Carroll, Jr.


William Y. Carroll, Jr.


President & Chief Executive Officer