South Financial Group 8-K 2009
Date Of Report (Date Of Earliest Event Reported): June 19, 2009
The South Financial Group, Inc.
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Item 5.03. AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS; CHANGE IN FISCAL YEAR.
Effective June 23, 2009, The South Financial Group, Inc. (the Company) amended its articles of incorporation to include a Certificate of Designations (the Certificate of Designations) creating a newly-created series of its preferred stock, consisting of 94,500 shares of Mandatory Convertible Non-cumulative Preferred Stock Series 2009-A, no par value and a $1,000 liquidation preference per share (the Series 2009-A Preferred Stock).
The Series 2009-A Preferred Stock will have the voting powers, preferences and relative, participating, optional and other special rights, and qualifications, limitations and restrictions as set forth on the Certificates of Designation. Additional information regarding the terms of the Preferred Stock is set forth in Item 3.02 of the Companys Current Report on Form 8-K, filed June 18, 2009, which is incorporated herein by reference.
The forgoing description of the Certificate of Designations is a summary only, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such document, which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 8.01. OTHER EVENTS.
On June 19, 2009, The South Financial Group, Inc. (the Company) entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, as underwriter (the Underwriter) pursuant to which the Company agreed to issue and sell 75,000,000 shares (the Initial Shares) of the Companys common stock, $1.00 par value (the Common Stock), at a public offering price of $1.00 per share in an underwritten public offering (the Offering). In addition, pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Company granted the Underwriter an option (the Option) to purchase up to an additional 10,000,000 shares of Common Stock (the Option Shares) within 30 days of June 19, 2009. On June 24, 2009, the Offering was completed. As of June 24, 2009, the Underwriter has not yet exercised the Option. The net proceeds of the Offering without giving effect to any exercise of the Option, after underwriting discounts and commissions were $70,875,000.
Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Company agreed to a 90-day lock-up period with respect to sales of specified securities, subject to certain exceptions. Also pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the directors and executive officers of the Company entered into agreements in substantially the form included in the Underwriting Agreement providing for a 90-day lock-up period with respect to sales of specified securities, subject to certain exceptions.
The Initial Shares and the Option Shares were registered pursuant to the Companys Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-157706), filed on March 5, 2009 and amended on March 27, 2009 and April 17, 2009 (the Registration Statement). The terms of the Offering are described in the Companys Prospectus dated April 22, 2009, constituting a part of the Registration Statement (hereinafter described), as supplemented by the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement dated June 18, 2009 and the Final Prospectus Supplement dated June 19, 2009. The Underwriting Agreement is included as Exhibit 1.1 hereto.
Item 9.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
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.