Waccamaw Bankshares 8-K 2010
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) June 14, 2010
Waccamaw Bankshares, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (910) 641-0044
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Effective June 14, 2010, Waccamaw Bankshares, Inc., a registered bank holding company (the Company) and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Waccamaw Bank, a state-chartered bank and a member of the Federal Reserve System (the Bank) entered into a written agreement with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (the Reserve Bank) and the State of North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks (the Commissioner) (the final written agreement, as executed by the parties, is herein called the Written Agreement).
Under the terms of the Written Agreement, the Bank has agreed to develop and submit for approval written plans to: (1) strengthen board oversight of the management and operations of the Bank; (2) strengthen credit risk management practices; (3) provide for the ongoing review and grading of the Banks loan portfolio by a qualified independent party or by qualified staff that are independent of the Banks lending function; (4) improve the Banks position through repayment, amortization, liquidation, additional collateral, or other means on each loan or other asset in excess of $1 million, including other real estate owned, that is (i) 90 days or more past due as of the date of the Written Agreement, (ii) that is on the Banks problem loan list, or (iii) that was adversely classified in a report of examination of the Bank; (5) provide for the maintenance of an adequate allowance for loan and lease losses; (6) provide for improved management of the Banks liquidity position and funds management practices; and (7) reduce the Banks reliance on brokered deposits.
In addition, the Bank has agreed that it will: (1) not extend, renew, or restructure any credit that has been criticized by the Reserve Bank or the Commissioner without prior approval by a majority of the board of directors or a board committee; (2) eliminate all assets classified as loss by the Reserve Bank in its most recent report of examination; and (3) not accept any new brokered deposits (contractual renewals or rollovers of existing brokered deposits are permitted).
Under the terms of the Written Agreement, both the Company and the Bank have agreed to submit capital plans to maintain sufficient capital at the Company, on a consolidated basis, and at the Bank, on a stand-alone basis, and to refrain from declaring or paying dividends without prior regulatory approval. The Company has agreed that it will not take any other form of payment representing a reduction in the Banks capital or make any distributions of interest, principal, or other sums on subordinated debentures or trust preferred securities without prior regulatory approval. The Company may not incur, increase, or guarantee any debt without prior regulatory approval and has agreed not to purchase or redeem any shares of its stock without prior regulatory approval.
The board of directors of the Bank is also required to retain an independent consultant to conduct a review of the effectiveness of the Banks corporate governance and board and management structure, and to assess staffing needs. The consultant will provide a report to the board of directors, the Reserve Bank, and the Commissioner. Following receipt of the consultants report, the board must submit a corporate governance and management plan to the Reserve Bank and the Commissioner that addresses the consultants findings and recommendations.
Under the terms of the Written Agreement, the Company and the Bank will appoint a committee to monitor compliance with the Written Agreement. The directors of the Company and the Bank have recognized and agree with the goal of financial soundness represented by the Written Agreement and have confirmed the intent of the directors and executive management to diligently seek to comply with all requirements of the Written Agreement.
The foregoing description of the Written Agreement is a summary and does not purport to be a complete description of all of the terms of the Written Agreement.
Caution About Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K (including information included or incorporated by reference herein) may contain, among other things, certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, (i) statements regarding certain of the Companys goals and expectations with respect to earnings, income per share, revenue, expenses and the growth rate in such items, as well as other measures of economic performance, including statements relating to estimates of credit quality trends, and (ii) statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words may, could, should, would, believe, anticipate, estimate, expect, intend, plan, projects, outlook or similar expressions. These statements are based upon the current belief and expectations of the Companys management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on various factors (many of which are beyond the Companys control).
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.
Dated: June 18, 2010