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 6, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On June 6, 2018, TriCo Bancshares (TriCo) and FNB Bancorp (FNB) issued a joint press release announcing the receipt of regulatory approval from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to complete the merger of FNB with and into TriCo. The transaction remains subject to statutory waiting periods and satisfaction of customary closing conditions, and is expected to close on July 6, 2018. The joint press release is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Certain statements contained in this report which are not statements of historical fact constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, certain plans, expectations, goals, projections and benefits relating to the transaction between TriCo and FNB, which are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Words such as believes, anticipates, likely, expected, estimated, intends and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Please refer to each of TriCos and FNBs Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, as well as their other filings with the SEC, for a more detailed discussion of risks, uncertainties and factors that could cause actual results to differ from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but instead express only managements beliefs regarding future results or events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the managements control. It is possible that actual results and outcomes may differ, possibly materially, from the anticipated results or outcomes indicated in these forward-looking statements. In addition to factors previously disclosed in reports filed by TriCo and FNB with the SEC, risks and uncertainties for TriCo, FNB and the combined company include, but are not limited to: the possibility that any of the anticipated benefits of the proposed merger will not be realized or will not be realized within the expected time period; the risk that integration of FNBs operations with those of TriCo will be materially delayed or will be more costly or difficult than expected; the inability to close the merger in a timely manner; diversion of managements attention from ongoing business operations and opportunities; the failure to satisfy other conditions to complete the merger, including receipt of required regulatory and other approvals; the failure of the proposed merger to close for any other reason; the challenges of integrating and retaining key employees; the effect of the announcement of the merger on TriCos, FNBs or the combined companys respective customer relationships and operating results; the possibility that the merger may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events; and general competitive, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations. All forward-looking statements included in this filing are made as of the date hereof and are based on information available at the time of the filing. Except as required by law, neither TriCo nor FNB assumes any obligation to update any forward- looking statement.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibit is being filed herewith:
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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.
|Date: June 6, 2018||TRICO BANCSHARES|
|Richard P. Smith|
|President, Chief Executive Officer|
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