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RNST Renasant


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

April 28, 2020
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)

RENASANT CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Mississippi001-1325364-0676974
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

209 Troy Street, Tupelo, Mississippi 38804-4827
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (662) 680-1001
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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, $5.00 par value per shareRNSTThe NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 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 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
 
On April 28, 2020, Renasant Corporation (“Renasant”) issued a press release announcing earnings for the first quarter of 2020. The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

On April 28, 2020, Renasant also made available presentation materials (the “Presentation”) prepared for use with Renasant’s earnings conference call on April 29, 2020. The Presentation is attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit 99.2.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.2, is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:
The exhibits furnished herewith may contain, or incorporate by reference, statements about Renasant that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “believes,” “expects,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” “plans,” “potential,” “possible,” “may increase,” “may fluctuate,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would” and “could,” are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. Forward-looking statements include information about Renasant’s future financial performance, business strategy, projected plans and objectives and are based on the current beliefs and expectations of management. Renasant’s management believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable, but they are all inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Renasant’s control. In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions with respect to future business strategies and decisions that are subject to change. Actual results may differ from those indicated or implied in the forward-looking statements, and such differences may be material. You are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees for future performance and involve risks and uncertainties and, accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made.

Currently, the most important factor that could cause Renasant’s actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related governmental measures to respond to the pandemic on the United States economy and the economies of the markets in which Renasant operates. In the exhibits furnished herewith, Renasant has addressed the historical impact of the pandemic on the operations to Renasant and set forth certain expectations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic’s future impact on Renasant’s business, financial condition, results of operations, liquidity, asset quality, cash flows and prospects. Renasant believes that its statements regarding future events and conditions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic are reasonable, but these statements are based on assumptions regarding, among other things, how long the pandemic will continue, the duration and extent of the governmental measures implemented to contain the pandemic and ameliorate its impact on businesses and individuals throughout the United States, and the impact of the pandemic and the government’s virus containment measures on national and local economies, which are out of Renasant’s control. If Renasant’s assumptions underlying its statements about future events prove to be incorrect, Renasant’s business, financial condition, results of operations, liquidity, asset quality, cash flows and prospects may be materially and adversely affected.

Important factors other than the COVID-19 pandemic currently known to management that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include the following: (i) Renasant’s ability to



efficiently integrate acquisitions into its operations, retain the customers of these businesses, grow the acquired operations and realize the cost savings expected from an acquisition to the extent and in the timeframe anticipated by management; (ii) the effect of economic conditions and interest rates on a national, regional or international basis; (iii) timing and success of the implementation of changes in operations to achieve enhanced earnings or effect cost savings; (iv) competitive pressures in the consumer finance, commercial finance, insurance, financial services, asset management, retail banking, mortgage lending and auto lending industries; (v) the financial resources of, and products available from, competitors; (vi) changes in laws and regulations as well as changes in accounting standards, such as the adoption of the CECL model described herein effective January 1, 2020; (vii) changes in policy by regulatory agencies; (viii) changes in the securities and foreign exchange markets; (ix) Renasant’s potential growth, including its entrance or expansion into new markets, and the need for sufficient capital to support that growth; (x) changes in the quality or composition of Renasant’s loan or investment portfolios, including adverse developments in borrower industries or in the repayment ability of individual borrowers; (xi) an insufficient allowance for loan losses as a result of inaccurate assumptions; (xii) general economic, market or business conditions, including the impact of inflation; (xiii) changes in demand for loan products and financial services; (xiv) concentration of credit exposure; (xv) changes or the lack of changes in interest rates, yield curves and interest rate spread relationships; (xvi) increased cybersecurity risk, including potential network breaches, business disruptions or financial losses; (xvii) natural disasters, epidemics and other catastrophic events in Renasant’s geographic area; (xviii) the impact, extent and timing of technological changes; and (xix) other circumstances, many of which are beyond management’s control. The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to exacerbate the impact of any of these factors on Renasant. Management believes that the assumptions underlying Renasant’s forward-looking statements are reasonable, but any of the assumptions could prove to be inaccurate. You are urged to carefully consider the risks described in Renasant’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) from time to time, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are available at www.renasant.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Renasant undertakes no obligation, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time, except as required by federal securities laws.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
        (d) The following exhibits are furnished herewith:
        Exhibit No. Description
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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.

RENASANT CORPORATION
Date: April 28, 2020By:/s/ C. Mitchell Waycaster
C. Mitchell Waycaster
President and Chief Executive Officer