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FJ Capital Management

Filed: 13 Jul 21, 12:17pm
 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. ) *

 

Equity Bancshares Inc. (EQBK)
(Name of Issuer)
 
Common Stock
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
29460X109
(CUSIP Number)
 
07/08/2021
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

 

 Rule 13d-1(b)
   
 Rule 13d-1(c)
   
 Rule 13d-1(d)

 

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 2 of 17

 

 

1

 

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS
(ENTITIES ONLY) 

FJ Capital Management LLC

 

 

2

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a)

(b)

 

3

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

4

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
5SOLE VOTING POWER 
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
6SHARED VOTING POWER736,735 (1)
EACH
REPORTING
7SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 
PERSON
WITH:
8SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER663,298 (2)

 

9

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

736,735 (1)

 

10

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

 

11

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

5.14%

 

12

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

IA
     

 

 
(1)Consists of 573,829 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Financial Opportunity Fund LLC and 24,155 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC, of which FJ Capital Management LLC is the managing member, 17,485 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Bridge Equities VIII, LLC and 55,952 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Bridge Equities XI, LLC, of which FJ Capital Management LLC is the sub-investment advisor, and 65,314 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by managed accounts that FJ Capital Management LLC manages; as such, the Reporting Person may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of reported shares but as to which the Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership.

 

(2)Consists of 573,829 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Financial Opportunity Fund LLC and 24,155 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC, of which FJ Capital Management LLC is the managing member, and 65,314 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by managed accounts that FJ Capital Management LLC manages; as such, the Reporting Person may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of reported shares but as to which the Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership.

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 3 of 17

 

 

1

 

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS
(ENTITIES ONLY) 

Financial Opportunity Fund LLC

 

 

2

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a)

(b)

 

3

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

4

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
5SOLE VOTING POWER 
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
6SHARED VOTING POWER573,829 (1)
EACH
REPORTING
7SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 
PERSON
WITH:
8SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER573,829 (1)

 

9

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

573,829 (1)

 

10

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

 

11

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

4.00%

 

12

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

OO
     

 

 
(1)Consists of 573,829 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Financial Opportunity Fund LLC.

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 4 of 17

 

 

1

 

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS
(ENTITIES ONLY) 

Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC

 

 

2

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a)

(b)

 

3

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

4

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
5SOLE VOTING POWER 
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
6SHARED VOTING POWER24,155 (1)
EACH
REPORTING
7SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 
PERSON
WITH:
8SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER24,155 (1)

 

9

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

24,155 (1)

 

10

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

 

11

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.17%

 

12

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

OO
     

 

 
(1)Consists of 24,155 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC.

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 5 of 17

 

 

1

 

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSONS
(ENTITIES ONLY) 

Martin Friedman

 

 

2

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a)

(b)

 

3

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

4

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States
NUMBER OF
SHARES
5SOLE VOTING POWER 
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
6SHARED VOTING POWER736,735 (1)
EACH
REPORTING
7SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 
PERSON
WITH:
8SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER663,298 (2)

 

9

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

736,735 (1)

 

10

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

 

11

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

5.14%

 

12

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

IN
     

 

 
(1)Consists of 573,829 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Financial Opportunity Fund LLC and 24,155 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC, of which FJ Capital Management LLC is the managing member, 17,485 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Bridge Equities VIII, LLC and 55,952 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Bridge Equities XI, LLC, of which FJ Capital Management LLC is the sub-investment advisor, and 65,314 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by managed accounts that FJ Capital Management LLC manages. Martin Friedman is the Managing Member of FJ Capital Management LLC; as such, Mr. Friedman may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of reported shares but as to which Mr. Friedman disclaims beneficial ownership.
(2)Consists of 573,829 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Financial Opportunity Fund LLC and 24,155 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC, of which FJ Capital Management LLC is the managing member, and 65,314 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by managed accounts that FJ Capital Management LLC manages. Martin Friedman is the Managing Member of FJ Capital Management LLC; as such, Mr. Friedman may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of reported shares but as to which Mr. Friedman disclaims beneficial ownership.

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 6 of 17

 

 

1

 

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE  PERSONS
(ENTITIES ONLY) 

Bridge Equities VIII, LLC

 

 

2

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a)

(b)

 

3

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

4

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
5SOLE VOTING POWER 
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
6SHARED VOTING POWER17,485 (1)
EACH
REPORTING
7SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 
PERSON
WITH:
8SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER17,485 (1)

 

9

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

17,485 (1)

 

10

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

 

11

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.12%

 

12

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

OO
     

 

 
(1)Consists of 17,485 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Bridge Equities VIII, LLC.

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 7 of 17

 

 

1

 

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE  PERSONS
(ENTITIES ONLY) 

Bridge Equities XI, LLC

 

 

2

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a)

(b)

 

3

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

4

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
5SOLE VOTING POWER 
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
6SHARED VOTING POWER55,952 (1)
EACH
REPORTING
7SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 
PERSON
WITH:
8SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER55,952 (1)

 

9

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

55,952 (1)

 

10

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

 

11

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.39%

 

12

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

OO
     

 

 
(1)Consists of 55,952 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Bridge Equities XI, LLC.

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 8 of 17

 

 

1

 

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE  PERSONS
(ENTITIES ONLY) 

SunBridge Manager, LLC

 

 

2

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a)

(b)

 

3

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

4

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
5SOLE VOTING POWER 
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
6SHARED VOTING POWER73,437 (1)
EACH
REPORTING
7SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 
PERSON
WITH:
8SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER73,437 (1)

 

9

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

73,437 (1)

 

10

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

 

11

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.51%

 

12

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

OO
     

 

 
(1)Consists of 17,485 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Bridge Equities VIII, LLC and 55,952 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Bridge Equities XI LLC, of which SunBridge Manager, LLC is the Managing Member; as such, the Reporting Person may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of reported shares.

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 9 of 17

 

 

1

 

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE  PERSONS
(ENTITIES ONLY) 

SunBridge Holdings, LLC

 

 

2

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a)

(b)

 

3

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

4

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
5SOLE VOTING POWER 
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
6SHARED VOTING POWER73,437 (1)
EACH
REPORTING
7SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 
PERSON
WITH:
8SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER73,437 (1)

 

9

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

73,437 (1)

 

10

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

 

11

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.51%

 

12

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

OO
     

 

 
(1)Consists of 17,485 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Bridge Equities VIII, LLC and 55,952 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Bridge Equities XI LLC, of which SunBridge Manager, LLC is the Managing Member. SunBridge Holdings, LLC is the Managing Member of SunBridge Manager, LLC; as such, the Reporting Person may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of reported shares but as to which the Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership.

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 10 of 17

 

 

1

 

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE  PERSONS
(ENTITIES ONLY) 

Realty Investment Company, Inc.

 

 

2

 

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

 

(a)

(b)

 

3

 

SEC USE ONLY

 

 

 

4

 

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Maryland
NUMBER OF
SHARES
5SOLE VOTING POWER 
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
6SHARED VOTING POWER73,437 (1)
EACH
REPORTING
7SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 
PERSON
WITH:
8SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER73,437 (1)

 

9

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

73,437 (1)

 

10

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES

 

 

11

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9

 

0.51%

 

12

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

 

CO
     

 

 
(1)Consists of 17,485 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Bridge Equities VIII, LLC and 55,952 shares of common stock of the Issuer held by Bridge Equities XI LLC, of which SunBridge Manager, LLC is the Managing Member. SunBridge Holdings, LLC is the Managing Member of SunBridge Manager, LLC. Realty Investment Company, Inc. is the Manager of SunBridge Holdings, LLC; as such, the Reporting Person may be deemed to be a beneficial owner of reported shares but as to which the Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership.

 

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 11 of 17

 

Item 1(a). Name of Issuer:
   
  Equity Bancshares Inc. (EQBK)
   
Item 1(b). Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:
   
  7701 East Kellogg Drive, Suite 300
  Wichita, KS  67207
   
Item 2(a). Name of Person Filing:
   
  

This Schedule 13G is being filed on behalf of the following Reporting Persons:

Financial Opportunity Fund LLC

Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC

Bridge Equities VIII, LLC

Bridge Equities XI, LLC

FJ Capital Management LLC

Martin Friedman

SunBridge Manager, LLC

SunBridge Holdings, LLC

Realty Investment Company, Inc

   
Item 2(b). Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence:
   
  

FJ Capital Management LLC

1313 Dolley Madison Blvd, Ste 306

McLean, VA 22101

 

Financial Opportunity Fund LLC

1313 Dolley Madison Blvd., Ste 306

McLean, VA 22101

 

Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC

1313 Dolley Madison Blvd., Ste 306

McLean, VA 22101

 

Martin Friedman

1313 Dolley Madison Blvd., Ste 306

McLean, VA 22101

 

Bridge Equities VIII, LLC

8171 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite 375

Fulton, MD 20759

 

Bridge Equities XI, LLC

8171 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite 375

Fulton, MD 20759

 

SunBridge Manager, LLC

8171 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite 375

Fulton, MD 20759

 

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 12 of 17

 

  

SunBridge Holdings, LLC

8171 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite 375

Fulton, MD 20759

 

Realty Investment Company, Inc

8171 Maple Lawn Blvd, Suite 375

Fulton, MD 20759

   
Item 2(c). Citizenship:
   
  

Financial Opportunity Fund LLC, Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC, Bridge Equities VIII, LLC, Bridge Equities XI, LLC, and FJ Capital Management LLC, SunBridge Manager, LLC, SunBridge Holdings, LLC – Delaware limited liability companies

Martin Friedman – United States citizen

Realty Investment Company, Inc – Maryland corporation

   
Item 2(d). Title of Class of Securities:
   
  Common Stock
   
Item 2(e). CUSIP Number:
   
  29460X109
   
Item 3.If This Statement is Filed Pursuant to §§240.13d-1(b), or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), Check Whether the Person Filing is a:

 

 (a)Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
    
 (b)Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
    
 (c)Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).
    
 (d)Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8).
    
 (e)An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
    
 (f)An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
    
 (g)A parent holding company or control person in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(ii)(G);
    
 (h)A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);
    
 (i)A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);
    
 (j)Group, in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 13 of 17

 

Item 4.Ownership.
  
 Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

 

 (a)Amount beneficially owned:
   
  

FJ Capital Management LLC – 736,735shares

Financial Opportunity Fund LLC – 573,829 shares

Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC – 24,155 shares

Martin Friedman – 736,735 shares

Bridge Equities VIII, LLC – 17,485 shares

Bridge Equities XI, LLC – 55,952 shares

SunBridge Manager, LLC – 73,437 shares

SunBridge Holdings, LLC - 73,437 shares

Realty Investment Company, Inc – 73,437 shares

   
 (b)Percent of class:
   
  

FJ Capital Management LLC – 5.14%

Financial Opportunity Fund LLC – 4.00%

Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC – 0.17%

Martin Friedman – 5.14%

Bridge Equities VIII, LLC – 0.12%

Bridge Equities XI, LLC – 0.39%

SunBridge Manager, LLC – 0.51%

SunBridge Holdings, LLC – 0.51%

Realty Investment Company, Inc – 0.51%

   
 (c)Number of shares as to which such person has:
   
  (i)Sole power to vote or to direct the vote
    
   All Reporting Persons - 0
    
  (ii)Shared power to vote or to direct the vote
    
   

FJ Capital Management LLC – 736,735 shares

Financial Opportunity Fund LLC – 573,829 shares

Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC – 24,155 shares

Martin Friedman – 736,735 shares

Bridge Equities VIII, LLC – 17,485 shares

Bridge Equities XI, LLC – 55,952 shares

SunBridge Manager, LLC – 73,437 shares

SunBridge Holdings, LLC - 73,437 shares

Realty Investment Company, Inc – 73,437 shares

 

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 14 of 17

 

  (iii)Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
    
   All Reporting Persons – 0
    
  (iv)Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of
    
   

FJ Capital Management LLC – 663,298 shares

Financial Opportunity Fund LLC – 573,829 shares

Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC – 24,155 shares

Martin Friedman – 663,298 shares

Bridge Equities VIII, LLC – 17,485 shares

Bridge Equities XI, LLC – 55,952 shares

SunBridge Manager, LLC – 73,437 shares

SunBridge Holdings, LLC - 73,437 shares

Realty Investment Company, Inc – 73,437 shares

 

Item 5.Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.
 If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following
  
Item 6.Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
  
 N/A.
  
Item 7.Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.
  
 N/A
  
  
Item 8.Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.
  
 Due to the relationships among them, the reporting persons hereunder may be deemed to constitute a “group” with one another for purposes of Section 13(d)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  
  
Item 9.Notice of Dissolution of Group.
  
 N/A
  
Item 10.Certification.
  
 By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having such purpose or effect. 

 

 

 
CUSIP No29460X109 Page 15 of 17

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

 

   
Date: 7/9/2021 

Financial Opportunity Fund LLC

By: FJ Capital Management LLC, its Managing Member

 

 

By:     /s/ Martin Friedman           

Name: Martin Friedman

Title: Managing Member

 

 

Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC

By: FJ Capital Management LLC, its Managing Member

 

 

By:     /s/ Martin Friedman           

Name: Martin Friedman

Title: Managing Member

 

 

FJ Capital Management LLC

 

 

By:     /s/ Martin Friedman           

Name: Martin Friedman

Title: Managing Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Martin Friedman           

MARTIN FRIEDMAN

   

 

 

 
CUSIP No . 29460X109 Page 16 of 17

 

 

Bridge Equities VIII, LLC

By: SunBridge Manager, LLC, its Managing Member

 

 

By:    /s/ Christine A. Shreve                

Name: Christine A. Shreve

Title: Manager

 

 

Bridge Equities XI, LLC

By: SunBridge Manager, LLC, its Managing Member

 

 

By:    /s/ Christine A. Shreve                

Name: Christine A. Shreve

Title: Manager

 

 

SunBridge Manager, LLC

By: SunBridge Holdings, LLC, its Managing Member

 

 

By:    /s/ Christine A. Shreve                

Name: Christine A. Shreve

Title: President

 

 

SunBridge Holdings, LLC

By: Realty Investment Company, Inc., its Manager

 

 

By:    /s/ Christine A. Shreve                

Name: Christine A. Shreve

Title: President

 

 

 

realty investment company, inc.

 

 

By:    /s/ Christine A. Shreve                

Name: Christine A. Shreve

Title: President

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUSIP No . 29460X109 Page 17 of 17

Joint Filing Agreement

The undersigned agree that this Schedule 13G, and all amendments thereto, relating to the Common Stock Equity Bancshares Inc. shall be filed on behalf of the undersigned.

Financial Opportunity Fund LLC

By: FJ Capital Management, LLC

 

 

By:     /s/ Martin Friedman           

Name: Martin Friedman

Title: Managing Member

 

 

Financial Opportunity Long/short

Fund LLC

By: FJ Capital Management, LLC

 

 

By:     /s/ Martin Friedman           

Name: Martin Friedman

Title: Managing Member

 

 

FJ Capital Management LLC

 

 

By:     /s/ Martin Friedman           

Name: Martin Friedman

Title: Managing Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Martin Friedman           

MARTIN FRIEDMAN

 

 

 

 

Bridge Equities VIII, LLC

By: SunBridge Manager, LLC, its Managing Member

 

 

By:    /s/ Christine A. Shreve                

Name: Christine A. Shreve

Title: Manager

 

 

Bridge Equities XI, LLC

By: SunBridge Manager, LLC, its Managing Member

 

 

By:    /s/ Christine A. Shreve                

Name: Christine A. Shreve

Title: Manager

 

 

SunBridge Manager, LLC

By: SunBridge Holdings, LLC, its Managing Member

 

 

By:    /s/ Christine A. Shreve                

Name: Christine A. Shreve

Title: President

 

 

Sunbridge holdings, llc

By: Realty Investment Company, Inc., its Manager

 

 

By:    /s/ Christine A. Shreve                

Name: Christine A. Shreve

Title: President

 

 

realty investment company, inc.

 

 

By:    /s/ Christine A. Shreve                

Name: Christine A. Shreve

Title: President