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):

March 18, 2016



TriCo Bancshares

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




California   0-10661   94-2792841

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

  (Commission File No.)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


63 Constitution Drive, Chico, California   95973
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (530) 898-0300



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Item 8.01:    Other Events

On March 22, 2016, TriCo Bancshares announced that its subsidiary, Tri Counties Bank (the “Bank”), completed the acquisition of three branches on the North Coast of California from Bank of America. The acquisition occurred on March 18, 2016. The new Tri Counties Bank branches are located in the cities of Arcata, Eureka, and Fortuna in Humboldt County. The Bank assumed $161 million in deposits and purchased $323 thousand in loans.

Item 9.01:    Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits


  99.1 Press release dated March 22, 2016


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 thereunto duly authorized.


Date: March 22, 2016       /s/ Thomas J. Reddish

Thomas J. Reddish, Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and

Accounting Officer)