CIVB Civista Bancshares

Filed: 21 May 21, 8:35am





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)

May 21, 2021



Civista Bancshares, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Ohio 001-36192 34-1558688

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


( IRS Employer

Identification No.)

100 East Water Street, P.O. Box 5016, Sandusky, Ohio 44870

(Address of principle executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (419) 625-4121


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common CIVB NASDAQ Capital 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 Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter)

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Item 8.01.

Other Events.

On May 21, 2021, Civista Bancshares, Inc. (“Civista”) announced a series of tactical balance sheet transactions. Civista entered into an agreement to sell 7,361 shares of Visa Inc. Class B common stock at a pre-tax gain of approximately $1.8 million, prepaid a $50.0 million long-term Federal Home Loan Bank advance with a rate of 2.05% and a remaining maturity of approximately 8 years at a pre-tax loss of approximately $3.7 million and redeployed $100 million of excess cash into a mix of investments, yielding 1.50% with an average duration of 5.2 years. A copy of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Civista Bancshares, Inc. is a $3.1 billion financial holding company headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio and may be accessed at The Company’s common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “CIVB”.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)  Exhibit 99.1 Press release announcing tactical balance sheets transactions dated May 21, 2021
104  Cover Page Interactive File-the cover page interactive data file does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.


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 thereunto duly authorized.



Civista Bancshares, Inc.

Date: May 21, 2021       

/s/ Todd A. Michel

   Todd A. Michel,
   Senior Vice President and Controller