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SMBK SmartFinancial

Filed: 29 Oct 21, 5:15pm

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): October 28, 2021

SMARTFINANCIAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Tennessee

    

001-37661

    

62-1173944

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission
File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

5401 Kingston Pike, Suite 600

37919

Knoxville, Tennessee

(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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 Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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, $1.00 par value

SMBK

The 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 October 28, 2021, the board of directors of SmartFinancial, Inc. (“SmartFinancial”) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share of SmartFinancial common stock (the “Dividend”) payable on November 29, 2021, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 12, 2021.  On October 29, 2021, 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.

In accordance with General Instructions B.2 of Form 8K, the information in Item 7.01 of this report (including Exhibit 99.1) 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 liabilities 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.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) EXHIBITS

99.1Press Release issued by SmartFinancial, Inc., dated October 29, 2021

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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: October 29, 2021

 

By:

/s/ William Y. Carroll, Jr.

Name:

William Y. Carroll, Jr.

Title:

President & Chief Executive Officer