FBL Financial Group 8-K 2012
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): February 27, 2012 (February 26, 2012)
FBL FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
5400 University Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266-5997
Registrants telephone number, including area code
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Item 1.01 Entry Into A Material Definitive Agreement
On February 27, 2012, FBL Financial Group, Inc., an Iowa corporation (the Company or FBL), announced its intention to commence a modified Dutch auction tender offer to purchase for cash up to $140,000,000 of its Class A Common Stock, without par value (the Shares), pursuant to (1) auction tenders at prices specified by the tendering shareholders of not greater than $35.00 nor less than $33.00 per Share, or (2) purchase price tenders, in either case upon the terms and subject to the conditions to be described in an Offer to Purchase and in a related Letter of Transmittal (which together, as they may be amended or supplemented from time to time, constitute the Offer). Prior to such announcement, on February 26, 2012, the Company entered into a repurchase agreement (the Repurchase Agreement) with Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), the owner of 15,398,974 Shares (representing 52.2% of the outstanding Shares), pursuant to which the Company agreed to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,000,000 Shares from IFBF (the Share Repurchase), at the purchase price at which Shares are purchased pursuant to the Offer (the Purchase Price). The Share Repurchase is scheduled to close on the eleventh business day following the expiration of the Offer. The aggregate number of Shares to be repurchased under the Repurchase Agreement will be proportionately reduced in the event that the Company purchases less than the maximum number of Shares that it is able to purchase at the Purchase Price pursuant to the terms of the Offer. The transactions contemplated by the Repurchase Agreement are conditioned upon, among other matters, the Company purchasing Shares in the Offer in accordance with the Offer to Purchase.
If the Offer is fully subscribed, the completion of the Offer and the Share Repurchase will result in the repurchase by FBL of between $173,000,000 and $175,000,000 of Shares in the aggregate. If the Offer is fully subscribed at a Purchase Price of $35.00, the maximum Purchase Price pursuant to the Offer, the completion of the Offer and the Share Repurchase will result in the repurchase by FBL of 5,000,000 Shares. If the Offer is fully subscribed at a Purchase Price of $33.00, the minimum Purchase Price pursuant to the Offer, the completion of the Offer and the Share Repurchase will result in the repurchase by FBL of 5,242,424 Shares in the aggregate.
If the Offer is fully subscribed at a Purchase Price of $35.00, the maximum Purchase Price pursuant to the Offer, following the completion of the Share Repurchase, IFBFs ownership percentage will increase to 58.7% of the then-outstanding Shares. If the Offer is fully subscribed at a Purchase Price of $33.00, the minimum Purchase Price pursuant to the Offer, following the completion of the Share Repurchase, IFBFs ownership percentage will increase to 59.3% of the then-outstanding Shares. Because a portion of its Shares are being purchased under the Repurchase Agreement, IFBF has agreed not to tender Shares in the Offer pursuant to the Repurchase Agreement.
This summary of the Repurchase Agreement may not contain all of the information that is important to an investor and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the actual terms of the Repurchase Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.05 Amendments to the Registrants Code of Ethics, or Waiver of a Provision of the Code of Ethics.
Pursuant to the terms of the Companys insider trading policy, a blackout period, which restricts transactions in the Companys securities by a director, officer or certain employees of the Company, begins 10 calendar days before the end of each calendar quarter. Pursuant to Rule 13e-4(f)(8) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Offer is required to be open to all holders of the Shares. Accordingly, because the expiration date of the Offer will occur during such a blackout period, the Companys Board of Directors and the Audit Committee thereof have waived the Companys insider trading policy with respect to its directors, officers and applicable employees (and all other Company policies, guidelines or codes incorporating the insider trading policy, including the Code of Business Ethics and Conduct and the Code of Ethics) solely to allow directors, officers and applicable employees to tender their Shares pursuant to the Offer and to allow directors, officers and applicable employees who are holders of vested but unexercised options to exercise such options in order to tender Shares issued upon such exercise pursuant to the Offer.
Item 8.01 Other Events
On February 27, 2012, the Company issued a news release announcing the Offer and the Repurchase Agreement. A copy of this news release is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed herewith:
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: February 27, 2012