MBIN Merchants Bancorp

Filed: 10 May 21, 4:05pm




United States


WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549  













Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 6, 2021




Merchants Bancorp

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Indiana 001-38258 20-5747400

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


410 Monon Boulevard
Carmel, Indiana 46032

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(317) 569-7420

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)




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


Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, without par valueMBINNASDAQ
Series A Preferred Stock, without par valueMBINPNASDAQ
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of Series B Preferred Stock, without par valueMBINONASDAQ
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of Series C Preferred Stock, without par valueMBINNNASDAQ


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 companyx


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 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.


On May 6, 2021, Merchants Bancorp (the “Company”) completed the private placement of and issued 1,847,233 depositary shares, each representing a 1/40th interested in a share of its 6.00% Fixed Rate Series C Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, without par value, at a price of $25.00 per depositary share, for aggregate proceeds of $46.2 million. No underwriter or placement agent was involved in this private placement and the Company did not pay any brokerage or underwriting fees or discounts in connection with the issuance of such depositary shares.


The depositary shares were purchased by Mr. Michael F. Petrie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Mr. Randall D. Rogers, Vice Chairman and a director; Michael R. Dury, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merchants Capital; and other accredited investors.


The Company intends to use the proceeds from the private placement for general corporate purposes including to support balance sheet growth of Merchants Bank.


Based in part on the representations of the investors as to their status as accredited investors under Rule 501 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), the Company offered and sold the depositary shares without registration, in reliance on the exemption from registration under the Securities Act for transactions not involving a public offering pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act and Rule 506(b) of Regulation D.


Forward-Looking Statements


This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements which reflect management’s current views with respect to, among other things, future events and financial performance. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as "may," "might," "should," "could," "predict," "potential," "believe," "expect," "continue," "will," "anticipate," "seek," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "projection," "goal," "target," "outlook," "aim," "would," "annualized" and "outlook," or the negative version of those words or other comparable words or phrases of a future or forward-looking nature. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry, management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond our control, such as the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, management cautions that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, assumptions, estimates and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date made, actual results may prove to be materially different from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements, including the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the severity, magnitude, duration and businesses’ and governments’ responses thereto, on the Company’s operations and personnel, and on activity and demand across its businesses, and other factors identified in "Risk Factors" or "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements presented herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.







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 10, 2021By: /s/ Terry Oznick
  Name: Terry Oznick
  Title: General Counsel