8-K 1 gbnk-20170703x8k.htm 8-K 8-K Wycoff Reinstatement


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 29, 2017


Guaranty Bancorp

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)











(State or other jurisdiction of




(IRS Employer



File Number)


Identification No.)




1331 Seventeenth St., Suite 200

Denver, CO



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


(303) 675-1194
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 5.02       Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On June 29, 2017, W. Kirk Wycoff accepted the offer of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Guaranty Bancorp (the “Company”) to serve as a director on the Board. Mr. Wycoff will also serve as a director on the Board of Directors (the “Bank Board”) of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company (the “Bank”). On February 15, 2017, Mr. Wycoff resigned from both the Board and the Bank Board in order to represent the investors of Patriot Financial Group (collectively the “Patriot Group”) on another board opportunity.  Prior to February of 2017, Mr. Wycoff had served as a member of the Board and the Bank Board and as a member of the Board’s Corporate Risk Committee since 2009.

The Company is party to that certain Investment Agreement, dated as of May 6, 2009 (the “Investment Agreement”) by and among members of the Patriot Group and the other investors party thereto. Pursuant to the Investment Agreement, the Patriot Group is entitled to nominate one person to either be elected or appointed as a director or be appointed as an observer to the Board. Mr. Wycoff was appointed to the Board and the Bank Board at the request of the Patriot Group, of which he is a managing partner, pursuant to the Patriot Group’s right under the Investment Agreement. Mr. Wycoff is also a limited partner in certain entities in the Patriot Group.

As of the date hereof, Mr. Wycoff has not yet been appointed to serve as a member of any of the Board’s committees. Although at this time there is no specific committee that he is expected to be appointed to, the Board expects to appoint him to a committee at its next regularly scheduled meeting.




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.












/s/ Christopher G. Treece



Name: Christopher G. Treece



Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary


Date:  July 3, 2017