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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K
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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 25, 2022
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HOME BANCSHARES, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
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Arkansas001-4109371-0682831
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)
719 Harkrider, Suite 100
Conway, Arkansas 72032
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(501) 339-2929
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareHOMBNew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 7.01    Regulation FD Disclosure.
On February 25, 2022, Home BancShares, Inc. (“Home” or the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the approval by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the Company’s previously announced acquisition of Happy Bancshares, Inc. (“Happy”) and its bank subsidiary, Happy State Bank. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
As provided in General Instruction B.2 to Form 8-K, the information furnished in this Item 7.01 and in Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and such information shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
99.1
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed acquisition, the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) to register the shares of the Company’s common stock to be issued to shareholders of Happy in connection with the transaction. The Registration Statement includes a Joint Proxy Statement of the Company and Happy and a Prospectus of the Company, as well as other relevant materials regarding the proposed merger transaction involving the Company and Happy. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF THE COMPANY AND HAPPY ARE ADVISED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE MERGER OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROPOSED MERGER TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of these documents and other documents filed with the SEC on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Investors and security holders may also obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by the Company at the Company’s website at http://www.homebancshares.com, Investor Relations, or by contacting Donna Townsell, by telephone at (501) 328-4625.
SIGNATURES
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.
Home BancShares, Inc.
Date:February 25, 2022By:/s/ Jennifer C. Floyd
Jennifer C. Floyd
Chief Accounting Officer