Valley Financial 8-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): December 8, 2008
VALLEY FINANCIAL CORPORATION
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On December 12, 2008, as part of the Capital Purchase Program established by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the Treasury) under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA), Valley Financial Corporation, Inc. (the Company) entered into a Letter Agreement and Securities Purchase AgreementStandard Terms (collectively, the Purchase Agreement) with the Treasury, pursuant to which the Company sold (i) 16,019 shares of the Companys Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, no par value per share, having a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share (the Preferred Stock) and (ii) a warrant (the Warrant) to purchase 344,742 shares of the Companys common stock, no par value per share (the Common Stock), at an initial exercise price of $6.97 per share, subject to certain anti-dilution and other adjustments, for an aggregate purchase price of $16,019,000 in cash. The Purchase Agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
The 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 thereafter at a rate of 9% per annum. The Company may not redeem the Preferred Stock during the first three years except with the proceeds from a Qualified Equity Offering (as defined in the Purchase Agreement). After three years, the Company may, at its option, redeem the Preferred Stock at the liquidation amount plus accrued and unpaid dividends. The Preferred Stock is generally non-voting. Prior to December 12, 2011, unless the Company has redeemed the Preferred Stock or the Treasury has transferred the Preferred Stock to a third party, the consent of the Treasury will be required for the Company to increase its common stock dividend or repurchase its common stock or other equity or capital securities, other than in certain circumstances specified in the Purchase Agreement. The form of certificate for the Preferred Stock is attached as Exhibit 4.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
The Warrant is immediately exercisable. The Warrant provides for the adjustment of the exercise price and the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise pursuant to customary anti-dilution provisions, such as upon stock splits or distributions of securities or other assets to holders of Common Stock, and upon certain issuances of Common Stock at or below a specified price relative to the then-current market price of Common Stock. The Warrant expires ten years from the issuance date. If, on or prior to December 31, 2009, the Company receives aggregate gross cash proceeds of not less than the purchase price of the Preferred Stock from one or more Qualified Equity Offerings announced after October 13, 2008, the number of shares of common stock issuable pursuant to the Treasurys exercise of the Warrant will be reduced by one-half of the original number of shares, taking into account all adjustments, underlying the Warrant. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, the Treasury has agreed not to exercise voting power with respect to any shares of Common Stock issued upon exercise of the Warrant. The Warrant is attached as Exhibit 4.2 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
Upon the request of the Treasury at any time, the Company has agreed to promptly enter into a deposit arrangement pursuant to which the Preferred Stock may be deposited and depositary shares (Depositary Shares), representing fractional shares of Preferred Stock, may be issued. The Company has agreed to register the Preferred Stock, the Warrant, the shares of Common Stock underlying the Warrant and Depositary Shares, if any, as soon as practicable after the date of the issuance of the Preferred Stock and the Warrant.
The Preferred Stock and the Warrant were issued to the Treasury in a private placement exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act. The Company has not engaged in
general solicitation or advertising with regard to the issuance and sale of the Securities and has not offered securities to the public in connection with this issuance and sale. The information set forth under Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement is incorporated herein by reference.
The information set forth under Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement and Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year is incorporated herein by reference.
Under the Articles of Amendment described in Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, the Companys ability to declare or pay dividends or to repurchase its Common Stock or other equity or capital securities will be subject to restrictions in the event that it fails to declare and pay (or set aside for payment) full dividends on the Preferred Stock.
(e) As a condition to the closing of the transaction, each of Messrs. Ellis L. Gutshall, John T. McCaleb, Richard Grayson Goldsmith and Andrew B. Agee and Ms. Kimberly B. Snyder, the Companys Senior Executive Officers (as defined in subsection 111(b) of the EESA), executed a waiver (the Waiver) voluntarily waiving any claim against the Treasury or the Company for any changes to such Senior Executive Officers compensation or benefits that are required to comply with the regulation issued by the Treasury under the 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 Company acquired through the Program. Each of the Senior Executive Officers also entered into a letter agreement with the Company whereby each Senior Executive Officer agreed to amend 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 Company acquired pursuant to the Purchase Agreement or the Warrant, to comply with Section 111(b) of the EESA. The Waivers were effective December 12, 2008. The form of Waiver is attached as Exhibit 10.2 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference. The form of Letter Agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.3 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
On December 8, 2008, the Company filed the Articles of Amendment with the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission for the purpose of amending its Articles of Amendment to fix the designations, preferences, limitations and relative rights of the Preferred Stock. The Articles of Amendment are attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and are incorporated herein by reference.
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.
Kimberly B. Snyder, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer