YADKIN FINANCIAL Corp 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) February 17, 2009
Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto is a copy of a Letter to Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation shareholders dated February 17, 2009.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This filing contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include but are not limited to (1) statements about the benefits of the combination of Yadkin and American Community, including future financial and operating results, cost savings, and enhanced revenues, (2) statements with respect to Yadkins and American Communitys plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts, and (3) other statements identified by words such as believes, expects, anticipates, estimates, intends, plans, targets, and projects, as well as similar expressions. These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Yadkins and American Communitys management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.
The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: (1) expected revenue synergies and cost savings from the combination may not be fully realized or realized within the expected time frame; (2) revenues following the combination may be lower than expected; (3) the ability to obtain governmental approvals of the combination on the proposed terms and schedule; (4) the failure of either companys shareholders to approve the combination; (5) competitive pressures among depository and other financial institutions may increase significantly and have an effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues; (6) the strength of the United States economy in general and the strength of the local economies in which the combined company will conduct operations may be different than expected resulting in, among other things, a deterioration in the credit quality or a reduced demand for credit, including the resultant effect on the combined companys loan portfolio and allowance for loan losses; (7) the rate of delinquencies and amounts of charge-offs, the level of allowance for loan loss, the rates of loan growth, or adverse changes in asset quality in either Yadkins or American Communitys loan portfolio, which may result in increased credit risk-related losses and expenses; (8) changes in the U.S. legal and regulatory framework; and (9) adverse conditions in the stock market, the public debt market and other capital markets (including changes in interest rate conditions) and the impact of such conditions on the combined company. Additional factors that could cause Yadkins or American Communitys results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in Yadkins and American Communitys reports (such as Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at the SECs Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning the proposed transaction or other matters attributable to Yadkin and American Community or any person acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. Yadkin and American Community do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made.
Additional Information About the Merger and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed merger, Yadkin and American Community filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus. The Form S-4 was declared effective by the SEC on January 16, 2009, and the joint proxy statement/prospectus was first mailed to shareholders of Yadkin and American Community on or about January 20, 2009. Each of Yadkin and American Community may also file with the SEC other documents regarding the proposed merger. Shareholders may obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about Yadkin and American Community, at the Securities and Exchange Commissions internet site (http://www.sec.gov). Copies of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and the filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that will be incorporated by reference in the joint proxy statement/prospectus can also be obtained, without charge, by directing a request to William A. Long, President and CEO, Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation, 209 North Bridge Street, Elkin, North Carolina 28621-3404, (336-526-6300), or to Randy P. Helton, President, CEO, and Chairman, American Community Bancshares, Inc., 4500 Cameron Valley Parkway, Suite 150, Charlotte, NC 28211, (704-225-8444), or by accessing Yadkin Valleys website at http://www.yadkinvalleybank.com under Documents within the Investor Relations section or American Communitys website at http://www.americancommunitybank.com under About Us/Investor Relations/SEC Filings.
The information on Yadkin Valleys and American Communitys websites is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of this letter or incorporated into other filings either company makes with the SEC.
SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION REGARDING THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
Yadkin and American Community and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Yadkin and American Community in connection with the combination. Information about the directors and executive officers of Yadkin and their ownership of Yadkin common stock is set forth in the proxy statement, filed April 15, 2008, for Yadkin Valleys 2008 annual meeting of shareholders, as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A. Information about the directors and executive officers of American Community and their ownership of American Community common stock is set forth in the proxy statement, filed April 17, 2008, for American Communitys 2008 annual meeting of shareholders, as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A. Additional information regarding the interests of those participants may be obtained by reading the joint proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed transaction.
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.