Parke Bancorp 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (856) 256-2500
PARKE BANCORP, INC.
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN REPORT
On January 30, 2009, as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) Capital Purchase Program, Parke Bancorp, Inc. (the “Registrant) entered into a Letter Agreement and Securities Purchase Agreement (collectively, the “Purchase Agreement”) with the United States Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”), pursuant to which the Registrant sold (i) 16,288 shares of the Registrant’s Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A (the “Series A Preferred Stock”) and (ii) a warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase 299,779 shares of the Registrant’s common stock, par value $0.10 per share (the “Common Stock”), for an aggregate purchase price of $16,288,000. The Purchase Agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
The Series A Preferred Stock will qualify as Tier 1 capital and will pay cumulative dividends at a rate of 5% per annum for the first five years, and 9% per annum thereafter. The Series A Preferred Stock may be redeemed by the Registrant after three years. Prior to the end of three years, the Series A Preferred Stock may be redeemed by the Registrant only with proceeds from the sale of qualifying equity securities of the Registrant (a “Qualified Equity Offering”). The restrictions on redemption are set forth in the Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation of Parke Bancorp, Inc. (the “Certificate of Amendment”) described in Item 5.03 below.
The Warrant has a 10-year term and is immediately exercisable upon its issuance, with an exercise price, subject to anti-dilution adjustments, equal to $8.15 per share of the Common Stock. The Warrant is attached as Exhibit 4.2 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference. Treasury has agreed not to exercise voting power with respect to any shares of Common Stock issued upon exercise of the Warrant.
The Series A Preferred Stock and the Warrant were issued in a private placement exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Upon the request of Treasury at any time, the Registrant has agreed to promptly enter into a deposit arrangement pursuant to which the Series A Preferred Stock may be deposited and depositary shares (“Depositary Shares”), representing fractional shares of Series A Preferred Stock, may be issued. The Registrant has agreed to register the Series A Preferred Stock, the Warrant, the shares of Common Stock underlying the Warrant (the “Warrant Shares”) and Depositary Shares, if any, as soon as practicable after the date of the issuance of the Series A Preferred Stock and the Warrant. Neither the Series A Preferred Stock nor the Warrant will be subject to any contractual restrictions on transfer, except that Treasury may only transfer or exercise an aggregate of one-half of the Warrant Shares prior to the earlier of the redemption of 100% of the shares of Series A Preferred Stock and December 31, 2009.
The Purchase Agreement also subjects the Registrant to certain of the executive compensation limitations included in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (the “EESA”). In this connection, as a condition to the closing of the transaction, Vito S. Pantilione, David O. Middlebrook, F. Steven Meddick, Paul E. Palmieri and Elizabeth Milavsky, the Registrant’s Senior Executive Officers (as defined in the Purchase Agreement) (the “Senior Executive Officers”), (i) executed a waiver (the “Waiver”) voluntarily waiving any claim against the Treasury or the Registrant for any changes to such Senior Executive Officer’s compensation or benefits that are required to comply with the regulation issued by the Treasury under the TARP Capital Purchase Program as published in the Federal Register on October 20, 2008 and acknowledging that the regulation may require modification of the compensation,
bonus, incentive and other benefit plans, arrangements and policies and agreements (including so-called “golden parachute” agreements) (collectively, “Benefit Plans”) as they relate to the period the Treasury holds any equity or debt securities of the Registrant acquired through the TARP Capital Purchase Program; and (ii) entered into a letter agreement (the “Letter Agreement”) with the Registrant amending the Benefit Plans with respect to such Senior Executive Officer as may be necessary, during the period that the Treasury owns any debt or equity securities of the Registrant acquired pursuant to the Purchase Agreement or the Warrant, as necessary to comply with Section 111(b) of the EESA.The forms of Waiver and Letter Agreement are filed hereto as Exhibits 10.2 and 10.3, respectively and are incorporated by reference herein.
The information set forth under “Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement” is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02.
Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, the ability of the Registrant to declare or pay dividends or distributions on, or purchase, redeem or otherwise acquire for consideration, shares of its Junior Stock (as defined below) and Parity Stock (as defined below) will be subject to restrictions, including a restriction against paying cash dividends on the Common Stock. The redemption, purchase or other acquisition of trust preferred securities of the Registrant or its affiliates also will be restricted. These restrictions will terminate on the earlier of (a) the third anniversary of the date of issuance of the Series A Preferred Stock and (b) the date on which the Series A Preferred Stock has been redeemed in whole or Treasury has transferred all of the Series A Preferred Stock to third parties. The restrictions described in this paragraph are set forth in the Purchase Agreement.
In addition, pursuant to the Certificate of Amendment, the ability of the Registrant to declare or pay dividends or distributions on, or repurchase, redeem or otherwise acquire for consideration, shares of its Junior Stock and Parity Stock will be subject to restrictions in the event that the Registrant fails to declare and pay full dividends (or declare and set aside a sum sufficient for payment thereof) on its Series A Preferred Stock. These restrictions are set forth in the Certificate of Amendment described in Item 5.03.
“Junior Stock” means the Common Stock and any other class or series of stock of the Registrant the terms of which expressly provide that it ranks junior to the Series A Preferred Stock as to dividend rights and/or rights on liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Registrant. “Parity Stock” means any class or series of stock of the Registrant the terms of which do not expressly provide that such class or series will rank senior or junior to the Series A Preferred Stock as to dividend rights and/or rights on liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Registrant (in each case without regard to whether dividends accrue cumulatively or non-cumulatively).
The information concerning executive compensation set forth under “Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement” is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02.
On January 26, 2009 the Registrant filed the Certificate of Amendment with the New Jersey State Treasurer for the purpose of amending its Certificate of Incorporation to fix the designations, preferences, limitations and relative rights of the Series A Preferred Stock. The Series A Preferred Stock has a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share. The Certificate of Amendment is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.