BRBS Blue Ridge Bankshares Inc

Filed: 18 Sep 20, 8:51am





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 18, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Virginia 001-39165 54-1470908

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1807 Seminole Trail

Charlottesville, Virginia

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (540) 743-6521

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:


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Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, no par value BRBS NYSE American

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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On September 18, 2020, members of the management of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. (the “Corporation”) are scheduled to participate in the Piper Sandler Virtual D.C. Bank Field Trip. A copy of the Corporation’s presentation materials for the virtual conference is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is being furnished, not filed, under Item 7.01 of this report.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

The information relating solely to the proposed merger with Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc. (the “Merger”) set forth on slides 20-23 in the presentation materials furnished as Exhibit 99.1 is incorporated by reference in this Item 8.01.

Important Information and Where to Find It:

This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities of the Corporation or a solicitation of any vote or approval. The Corporation will file a registration statement on Form S-4 and other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to register the shares of the Corporation’s common stock to be issued to the shareholders of Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc. (“BAYK”). The registration statement will include a joint proxy statement/prospectus, which will be sent to the shareholders of the Corporation and BAYK in advance of each company’s respective shareholder meeting that will be held to consider the proposed Merger. Before making any voting or investment decision investors and security holders are urged to read the joint proxy statement/prospectus and any other relevant documents to be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction because they contain important information about the Corporation, BAYK and the proposed Merger. Shareholders are also urged to carefully review the Corporation’s public filings with the SEC, including, but not limited to, its Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and proxy statements. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of these documents (when available) through the website maintained by the SEC at These documents may also be obtained, without charge, from the Corporation at under the tab “Investor Relations” or by directing a request to Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc., 17 West Main Street, P.O. Box 609, Luray, Virginia 22835, Attn.: Investor Relations. The information on the Corporation’s website is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of this report or incorporated into other filings the Corporation makes with the SEC.

The Corporation, BAYK and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of the Corporation and BAYK, respectively, in connection with the proposed Merger. Information about the directors and executive officers of the Corporation and their ownership of the Corporation’s common stock is set forth in the Corporation’s proxy statement in connection with its annual meeting of shareholders, as previously filed with the SEC on May 18, 2020. Information about the directors and executive officers of BAYK and their ownership of BAYK’s common stock is set forth in BAYK’s proxy statement in connection with its annual meeting of shareholders, as previously filed with the SEC on April 29, 2020. Additional information regarding the interests of these participants and other persons who may be deemed participants in the proposed transaction may be obtained by reading the joint proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed transaction when it becomes available.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about (i) the benefits of the Merger between the Corporation and BAYK, including future financial and operating results, cost savings, enhancements to revenue and accretion to reported earnings that may be realized from the Merger; (ii) the Corporation’s and BAYK’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this presentation that are not historical facts; and (iii) other statements identified by words such as “may”, “assumes”, “approximately”, “will”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, “seeks”, “estimates”, “targets”, “projects”, or words of similar meaning generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the respective management of the Corporation and BAYK and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Corporation and BAYK. In addition, these forward- looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions with respect to future business strategies and decisions that are subject to change and difficult to predict with regard to timing, extent, likelihood and degree of occurrence. As a result, actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results discussed in these forward-looking statements because of possible uncertainties.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: (1) the businesses of the Corporation and BAYK may not be combined successfully, or such combination may take longer, be more difficult, time-consuming or costly to accomplish than expected; (2) the expected growth opportunities or cost savings from the Merger may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; (3) deposit attrition, operating costs, customer losses and business disruption following the Merger, including adverse effects on relationships with employees and customers, may be greater than expected; (4) the regulatory approvals required for the Merger may not be obtained on the proposed terms or on the anticipated schedule; (5) the shareholders of the Corporation or BAYK may fail to approve the Merger; (6) economic, legislative or regulatory changes, including changes in accounting standards, may adversely affect the businesses in which the Corporation and BAYK are engaged; (7) the interest rate environment may further compress margins and adversely affect net interest income; (8) results may be adversely affected by continued diversification of assets and adverse changes to credit quality; (9) competition from other financial services companies in the Corporation’s and BAYK’s markets could adversely affect operations; (10) an economic slowdown could adversely affect credit quality and loan originations; (11) the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting the Corporation, BAYK, and their respective customers, employees and third-party service providers; the adverse impacts of the pandemic on their respective business, financial position, operations and prospects have been material, and it is not possible to accurately predict the extent, severity or duration of the pandemic or when normal economic and operation conditions will return; and (12) other factors that may affect future results of the Corporation and BAYK, including: changes in asset quality and credit risk; the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth; changes in interest rates and capital markets; inflation; customer borrowing, repayment, investment and deposit practices; the impact, extent and timing of technological changes; capital management activities; and other actions of the Federal Reserve Board and legislative and regulatory actions and reforms. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are discussed in the Corporation’s and BAYK’s reports (such as Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K) filed with the SEC and available on the SEC’s Internet site at

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.



99.1  Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. Investor Presentation


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Date: September 18, 2020  By: 

/s/ Amanda G. Story

   Amanda G. Story
   Chief Financial Officer