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Table of Contents 

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 10, 2018

Registration No. 333-

 

 


UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 


 

FORM S-3

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 


 

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 


 

 

Pennsylvania

 

23-2434506

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

801 Lancaster Avenue

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

(610) 525-1700

(Address of Principal Executive Offices including Zip Code)

 

 


 

Lori A. Goldman

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

801 Lancaster Avenue

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

(610) 263-4622

(Name, address, including ZIP code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 


 

 

Copies to:

 

     

Paul J. Jaskot

 

Bree F. Archambault

Reed Smith LLP

 

Reed Smith LLP

Three Logan Square

Suite 3100

1717 Arch Street

 

Three Logan Square

Suite 3100

1717 Arch Steet

Philadelphia, PA 19103

 

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Telephone: (215) 851-8100

 

Telephone: (215) 851-8100

 

 

 


 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: From time to time after the effective date of this registration statement.

 

If the only securities being registered on this Form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box.  ☐

 

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box.  ☒

 

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

 

If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box.  ☒

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box.  ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

             

Large accelerated filer

 

  

Accelerated filer

 

☐ 

       

Non-accelerated filer

 

☐  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

  

Smaller reporting company

 

             
       

Emerging growth company

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐

 

 

 


 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

         

Title of each class of

securities to be registered

Amount

to be

registered

Proposed

maximum

offering price

per unit

Proposed

maximum

aggregate

offering price

Amount of

registration fee

Common Stock, $1.00 par value

 

 

 

 

Debt Securities

 

 

 

 

Purchase Contracts

 

 

 

 

Warrants

 

 

 

 

Rights

       

Units

 

 

 

 

Total

(1)

(1)

(1)

(2)

 

 

(1)

This registration covers an indeterminate number or principal amount of securities of each identified class of the registrant as may from time to time be issued at indeterminate prices or upon exercise, conversion or exchange of other securities, or pursuant to anti-dilution provisions. Separate consideration may or may not be received for securities that are issuable on exercise, conversion or exchange of other securities. Any securities registered hereunder may be sold separately or as units with other securities registered hereunder. 

 

(2)

In accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the registrant is deferring payment of all of the registration fee, except for the unutilized portion (in the amount of $6,056.54) of the filing fee associated with unsold securities registered by the registrant pursuant to Registration Statement No. 333-202805 initially filed on March 16, 2015, as amended March 31, 2015.  Pursuant to Rule 457(p) under the Securities Act, such unutilized filing fee may be applied to the filing fee payable pursuant to this registration statement. 

 

 

PROSPECTUS

 

 

 

Common Stock

Debt Securities

Purchase Contracts

Warrants

Rights

Units

 


 

The securities listed above may be offered and sold by us in amounts, at prices, and on other terms to be determined at the time of the offering. We may offer and sell these securities to or through one or more underwriters, dealers and agents, or directly to purchasers, on a continuous or delayed basis. If any agents or underwriters are involved in the sale of any securities in respect of which this prospectus is being delivered, the names of such agents or underwriters and any applicable commissions or discounts will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement. The net proceeds we expect to receive from such sale also will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement. This prospectus provides you with a general description of these securities. Each time we offer any securities pursuant to this prospectus, we will provide the specific terms of the securities being offered, including the specific amounts, prices and other terms, in one or more supplements to this prospectus. The prospectus supplements also may add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. You should read this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplements carefully before you invest in any of these securities.

 

This prospectus may be used to offer and sell securities only if accompanied by the prospectus supplement for those securities.

 

Our common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “BMTC.” None of the other securities that we may offer are currently traded on any securities exchange. We expect that any common stock sold pursuant to a prospectus supplement will be listed on such exchange, subject to official notice of issuance. Any prospectus supplement will contain information, where applicable, as to listing of any other securities covered by the prospectus supplement.

 


 

Investing in our securities involves risk. See “Risk Factors” at page 1 of this prospectus.

 

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

These securities are not savings or deposit accounts or other obligations of any bank and are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency.  

 

 

The date of this prospectus is  May 10, 2018.

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

RISK FACTORS

1

ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

1

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

2

INFORMATION INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

2

SPECIAL CAUTIONARY NOTICE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

4

BRYN MAWR BANK CORPORATION

6

USE OF PROCEEDS

6

RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES

7

DESCRIPTION OF THE SECURITIES

8

DESCRIPTION OF COMMON STOCK

8

DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

10

DESCRIPTION OF PURCHASE CONTRACTS

16

DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

16

DESCRIPTION OF RIGHTS

18

DESCRIPTION OF UNITS

19

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

20

INTERESTS OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL

22

LEGAL MATTERS

22

EXPERTS

22

 

 

RISK FACTORS

 

Investing in our securities involves risk. Before making an investment decision, you should carefully consider the risks and other information we describe or incorporate by reference in this prospectus and any prospectus supplement, including the risk factors set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in each subsequently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, in each case as those risk factors are amended or supplemented by our subsequent filings with the SEC. Our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected by any of these risks. The value of our securities could decline due to any of these risks, and you may lose all or part of your investment.

 

 

 

ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

 

This prospectus is part of a registration statement that Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) using a “shelf” registration or continuous offering process. Under this shelf registration process, we are registering an unspecified amount of each class of the securities described in this prospectus, and may sell any combination of these securities in one or more offerings from time to time in the future. This prospectus provides you with a general description of the securities we may offer. Each time we sell securities, we will provide a prospectus supplement that will contain specific information about the amounts, prices and other terms of the securities and the offering. The prospectus supplement may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. You should read both this prospectus and any prospectus supplement together with the additional information described under the headings “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Information Incorporated By Reference.”

 

References to "we," "us," "our," or the "Corporation" refer to Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation and its directly or indirectly owned subsidiaries, unless the context otherwise requires. The term "you" refers to a prospective investor.

 

This prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement do not contain all of the information set forth or incorporated by reference in the registration statement or the exhibits filed therewith. Statements contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement about the provisions or contents of any agreement or other document are only summaries. If SEC rules require that we file any agreement or document as an exhibit to the registration statement, you should refer to that agreement or document for its complete contents.

 

You should rely only on the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus or any prospectus supplement. No person is authorized to give any information or to make any representation other than those contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus or any prospectus supplement, and, if made, such information or representation must not be relied upon as having been given or authorized. Neither this prospectus nor any prospectus supplement constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security other than the securities offered by this prospectus or such prospectus supplement, or an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities by anyone in any jurisdiction in which the offer or solicitation is not authorized or is unlawful. The delivery of this prospectus or any prospectus supplement will not, under any circumstances, create any implication that the information is correct as of any time subsequent to the date of this prospectus or such prospectus supplement. You should assume that the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, any accompanying prospectus supplement or other offering materials is accurate only as of the dates of those documents or the documents incorporated by reference, as applicable. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since those dates.

 

If any agents or underwriters are involved in the sale of any securities in respect of which this prospectus is being delivered, the names of such agents or underwriters and any applicable commissions or discounts will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement. For general information about the distribution of securities offered, please see “Plan of Distribution” on page 20 of this prospectus.

 

 

The prospectus supplement will contain the names of the underwriters, dealers, or agents, if any, together with the terms of offering, the compensation of those underwriters, dealers, or agents, and the net proceeds to us. Any underwriters, dealers, or agents participating in the offering may be deemed "underwriters" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act").

 

We have not taken any action to permit a public offering of the securities offered by this prospectus or any prospectus supplement outside the United States or to permit the possession or distribution of this prospectus outside the United States, unless the applicable prospectus supplement so specifies. Persons outside the United States who come into possession of this prospectus or any prospectus supplement must inform themselves about and observe any restrictions relating to the offering of the securities and the distribution of this prospectus or such prospectus supplement outside of the United States.

 

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

 

This prospectus is a part of a registration statement that we filed with the SEC under the Securities Act. This prospectus does not contain all the information set forth in the registration statement, certain parts of which are omitted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC. For further information with respect to us and the securities offered by this prospectus, reference is made to the registration statement, including the exhibits to the registration statement and the documents incorporated by reference.

 

We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. You may also read and copy any document we file with the SEC at its public reference facilities at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. You also may obtain copies of the documents at prescribed rates by writing to the Public Reference Section of the SEC at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the operation of the public reference facilities. The SEC also maintains an Internet site that contains reports, proxy statements and other information about issuers, like us, that file electronically with the SEC. The address of that site is http://www.sec.gov. Our SEC filings are also available on our website, http://www.bmtc.com. The information on our website is not a part of this prospectus or any prospectus supplement.

 

 

 

INFORMATION INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

 

The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” information into this prospectus. This means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to another document filed separately with the SEC. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be a part of this prospectus. These documents may include periodic reports, such as our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, as well as definitive Proxy Statements. Any documents that we subsequently file with the SEC will automatically update and replace the information previously filed with the SEC. Therefore, in the case of a conflict or inconsistency between information set forth in this prospectus and information incorporated by reference into this prospectus, you should rely on the information contained in the document that was filed later.

 

This prospectus incorporates by reference the documents listed below that we have previously filed with the SEC, except to the extent that any information in such filings is deemed “furnished” in accordance with SEC rules.

 

 

our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the SEC on March 1, 2018, and as amended on Form 10-K/A, filed with the SEC on March 2, 2018;

 

 

our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2018, filed with the SEC on May 4, 2018;

 

 

our Current Reports on Form 8-K (including any amendments to previously filed Current Reports on Form 8-K) filed with the SEC on each of January 24, 2018, February 27, 2018, March 14, 2018, and April 20, 2018; 

 

 

 

our Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on March 9, 2018; and

 

 

the description of our common stock contained in the Form 8-A Registration Statement filed with the SEC on December 18, 1986 (File No. 001-35746) pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as amended from time to time, including any amendment or report filed with the SEC for the purpose of updating such description.

 

We are also incorporating by reference all other documents that we subsequently file with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15 (d) of the Exchange Act after the initial filing of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part until the termination of the offering, except that unless otherwise expressly incorporated herein, any Current Report on Form 8-K or any portion of any Current Report on Form 8-K that is furnished but not filed shall not be incorporated by reference herein.

 

You may obtain a copy of any or all of the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus (other than an exhibit to a document unless that exhibit is specifically incorporated by reference into that document) from the SEC through the SEC’s Internet site at http://www.sec.gov. You also may obtain these documents from us without charge by visiting our website at http://www.bmtc.com or by requesting them in writing or by telephone from us at the following address:

 

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation

801 Lancaster Avenue

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010

Attention: Corporate Secretary

(610) 263-4622

 

We have not authorized anyone to give any information or make any representation about us that is different from, or in addition to, that contained in this prospectus or in any of the materials that we have incorporated into this prospectus. Therefore, if anyone does give you information of this sort, you should not rely on it. If you are in a jurisdiction where offers to purchase or sell, or solicitations of offers to purchase or sell, the securities offered hereby is unlawful, or if you are a person to whom it is unlawful to direct these types of activities, then the offer presented in this prospectus does not extend to you. The information contained in this prospectus speaks only as of the date of this prospectus unless the information specifically indicates that another date applies.

 

 

SPECIAL CAUTIONARY NOTICE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Certain of the statements contained in this report and the documents incorporated by reference herein may constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. As such, they are only predictions and may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements with respect to the Corporation’s financial goals, business plans, business prospects, credit quality, credit risk, reserve adequacy, liquidity, origination and sale of residential mortgage loans, mortgage servicing rights, the effect of changes in accounting standards, and market and pricing trends loss. The words “may,” “would,” “could,” “will,” “likely,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “plan,” “forecast,” “project,” “believe” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. The Corporation’s actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated by the forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including without limitation:

 

 

local, regional, national and international economic conditions, their impact on us and our customers, and our ability to assess those impacts;

 

 

sources of liquidity and financial resources in the amounts, at the times, and on the terms required to support our future business;

 

 

changes in policy, laws or existing statutes, regulatory guidance, legislation or judicial decisions that affect the financial services industry as a whole, the Corporation, or our subsidiaries individually or collectively;

 

 

results of examinations by the Federal Reserve Board of the Corporation or its subsidiaries, including the possibility that such regulator may, among other things, require us to increase our allowance for loan losses or to write down assets, or restrict our ability to: engage in new products or services; engage in future mergers or acquisitions; open new branches; pay future dividends; or otherwise take action, or refrain from taking action, in order to correct activities or practices that the Federal Reserve believes may violate applicable law or constitute an unsafe or unsound banking practice;

 

 

effectiveness of our capital management strategies and activities;

 

 

changes in accounting requirements or interpretations;

 

 

the accuracy of assumptions underlying the provisions for loan and lease losses and estimates in the value of collateral, and various financial assets and liabilities;

 

 

estimates of future reserve requirements based upon the periodic review thereof under relevant regulatory and accounting requirements;

 

 

changes in interest rates, spreads on interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities, and interest rate sensitivity;

 

 

changes in relationships with employees, customers, and/or suppliers;

 

 

our success in continuing to generate new business in our existing markets, as well as identifying and penetrating targeted markets and generating a profit in those markets in a reasonable time;

 

 

changes in consumer and business spending, borrowing and savings habits, and demand for financial services in the relevant market areas;

 

 

rapid technological developments and changes;

 

 

competitive pressure and practices of other commercial banks, thrifts, mortgage companies, finance companies, credit unions, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, money-market and mutual funds and other institutions operating in our market areas and elsewhere, including institutions operating locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, together with such competitors offering banking products and services by mail, telephone, computer and the internet;

 

 

our ability to contain costs and expenses;

 

 

protection and validity of intellectual property rights;

 

 

 

reliance on large customers;

 

 

the outcome of pending and future litigation and governmental proceedings;

 

 

any extraordinary events (such as natural disasters, acts of terrorism, wars or political conflicts);

 

 

ability to retain key employees and members of senior management;

 

 

the ability of key third-party providers to perform their obligations to us and our subsidiaries;

 

 

other material adverse changes in operations or earnings; and

 

 

our success in managing the risks involved in the foregoing.

 

 

All written or oral forward-looking statements attributed to the Corporation are expressly qualified in their entirety by other factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, which can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC. See “Where You Can Find More Information” for a description of where you can find this information. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made. The Corporation assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether the result of new information, future events, uncertainties or otherwise, as of any future date. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, you should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements discussed in this Report or incorporated documents.

  

 

BRYN MAWR BANK CORPORATION

 

The Bryn Mawr Trust Company (the “Bank”), which is the primary operating subsidiary of the Corporation, received its Pennsylvania banking charter in 1889 and is a member of the Federal Reserve System. In 1986, the Corporation was formed and on January 2, 1987, the Bank became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation. The Bank and Corporation are headquartered in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a western suburb of Philadelphia. The Corporation and its subsidiaries offer a full range of personal and business banking services, consumer and commercial loans, equipment leasing, mortgages, insurance and wealth management services, including investment management, trust and estate administration, retirement planning, custody services, and tax planning and preparation from 37 full-service branches, eight limited-hour retirement community offices, two limited-service branches, six wealth management offices and a full-service insurance agency located throughout Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Philadelphia, Berks, and Dauphin counties in Pennsylvania, Mercer and Camden counties of New Jersey, and New Castle county in Delaware. The goal of the Corporation is to become the preeminent community bank and wealth management organization in the Philadelphia area.

 

As of March 31, 2018, we had consolidated total assets of $4.30 billion, deposits of $3.32 billion and shareholders’ equity of $533.1 million.

 

As a registered bank holding company, we are subject to inspection, examination and supervision by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “FRB”) under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956. As a Pennsylvania-chartered depository institution that is a member of the Federal Reserve System, the Bank is subject to extensive supervision, examination and regulation by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and the FRB.

 

The Corporation’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market (“NASDAQ”) under the symbol BMTC. Our principal executive offices are located at 801 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010, our general telephone number is (610) 525-1700, and our website address is http://www.bmtc.com. The information on our website is not a part of this prospectus or any prospectus supplement.

 

 

 

USE OF PROCEEDS

 

We do not currently know the number or types of securities that ultimately will be sold pursuant to this prospectus or the prices at which such securities will be sold. Unless we state otherwise in the applicable prospectus supplement, we expect to use the net proceeds from the sale of the securities for general corporate purposes, which may include, but not be limited to, making contributions to the capital of the Bank to support its lending, investing and other financial services activities, the repurchase of our common stock, the repayment of existing indebtedness, funding acquisitions if opportunities for such transactions become available, and capital expenditures.

 

Pending any such use, we may temporarily invest the net proceeds of any offering or we may hold the net proceeds in deposit accounts in the Bank. The precise amounts and timing of the application of proceeds will depend upon our funding requirements and the availability of other funds. Except as indicated in a prospectus supplement, allocations of the proceeds to specific purposes will not have been made at the date of that prospectus supplement.

 

 

RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES

 

The following table sets forth our historical consolidated ratios of earnings to fixed charges for the last five fiscal years. You should read these ratios in conjunction with Exhibit 12.1 filed as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part.

 

We have not issued preferred stock. Therefore, the ratios of earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred stock dividends are the same as the ratios of earnings to fixed charges.

 

   

Three Months

Ended March 31,

   

Twelve Months

Ended December 31,

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

2018

   

2017

   

2016

   

2015

   

2014

   

2013

 
                                                 

Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges:

                                               

Excluding interest on deposits

    7.5       8.9       9.4       5.4       11.0       10.8  

Including interest on deposits1

    4.0       4.6       5.4       3.6       7.0       6.6  

 

1 interest expense within rental expense is estimated at 1/3 of rental expense

 

These ratios pertain to the Corporation and our subsidiaries. For purposes of calculating the ratio of earnings to fixed charges, earnings represent earnings before income taxes plus fixed charges. Fixed charges, excluding interest on deposits, include interest expense. Fixed charges, including interest on deposits, include the foregoing items plus interest on deposits.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE SECURITIES

 

We may offer from time to time under this prospectus, separately or together, common stock, debt securities, purchase contracts, warrants, rights, and units. The following summaries of these securities are not meant to be a complete description. The material terms for each security we offer will be described in the prospectus supplement relating to a specific offering and other offering material we may use in connection therewith. The applicable prospectus supplement may add, update or change the terms and conditions of the securities as described in this prospectus. You should read these documents as well as the documents filed as exhibits to or incorporated by reference into this registration statement, including our amended and restated articles of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws. Capitalized terms used in this prospectus that are not defined will have the meanings given them in these documents.

 

DESCRIPTION OF COMMON STOCK

 

Authorized Common Stock

 

As of May 7, 2018 our authorized common stock, $1.00 stated value per share, was 100,000,000 shares, of which 20,238,776 shares were issued and outstanding. Shares of our common stock, when issued against full payment of the purchase price, and shares of our common stock issuable upon conversion, exchange or exercise of any of the other securities offered by this prospectus, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

 

General

 

The holders of our common stock are entitled to:

 

 

one vote for each share of common stock held;

 

 

elect our board of directors;

 

 

act on such matters as are required by law or our governing documents to be presented to them;

 

 

receive dividends if and when declared by our board of directors from the Corporation’s unreserved and unrestricted earned surplus or the Corporation’s unreserved and unrestricted net earnings for the current fiscal year, subject to any restrictions imposed by federal and Pennsylvania banking laws and rules; and

 

 

share ratably in our net assets legally available to our shareholders in the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up, after payment in full of all amounts required to be paid to creditors, or provisions for such payment.

 

Holders of our common stock have no preemptive, subscription, redemption, conversion or cumulative voting rights. Our outstanding common stock is fully paid and nonassessable.

 

Our common stock is neither redeemable nor convertible into another security of the Corporation or the Bank. Because the Corporation is a holding company, the Corporation’s rights and the rights of the Corporation’s creditors and shareholders to participate in the distribution of assets of a subsidiary on its liquidation or recapitalization may be subject to prior claims of our subsidiary’s creditors, except to the extent that the Corporation itself may be a creditor having recognized claims against the subsidiary.

 

Our common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “BMTC.” The transfer agent for our common stock is ComputerShare, Inc., 259 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021.

 

The Corporation’s board of directors consists of ten (10) directors divided into four classes. The directors in the divided classes each serve staggered four-year terms unless selected to fill a vacancy (in which case, such director serves for a term expiring with the next annual meeting of shareholders), and until their successors are elected and take office.

 

 

Anti-Takeover Provisions and Other Shareholder Protections

 

Pennsylvania Law Considerations.

 

The Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law of 1988, as amended (“PBCL”) contains certain provisions applicable to us that may have the effect of deterring or discouraging an attempt to take control of the Corporation. These provisions, among other things:

 

 

require that, following any acquisition by any person or group of 20% of a public corporation’s voting power, the remaining shareholders have the right to receive payment for their shares, in cash, from such person or group in an amount equal to the “fair value” of the shares, including an increment representing a proportion of any value payable for control of the corporation (Subchapter 25E of the PBCL);

 

 

prohibit for five years, subject to certain exceptions, a “business combination” (which includes a merger or consolidation of the corporation or a sale, lease or exchange of assets) with a person or group beneficially owning 20% or more of a public corporation’s voting power (Subchapter 25F of the PBCL);

 

 

eliminate the preemptive right to subscribe to purchase, on a pro rata basis, additional shares of stock issued or sold by the corporation, unless provided for in the corporation’s articles of incorporation; and

 

 

allow a corporation’s board of directors to consider different factors and groups (including shareholders) in determining whether an action is in the best interests of the corporation.

 

The Corporation has opted out of the control share and disgorgement anti-takeover provisions of the PBCL (Subchapter 25G and Subchapter 25H of the PBCL) and related provisions with respect to the standard of care and presumption for directors in actions relating to an acquisition or potential acquisition of control.

 

Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.

 

Our amended and restated articles of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws contain certain provisions which may have the effect of deterring or discouraging changes in control of the Corporation, including through, among other things, a non-negotiated tender or exchange offer for our common stock, a proxy contest with respect to the election of directors or the removal of our board of directors. These provisions:

 

 

divide our board of directors into four classes serving staggered four-year terms;

 

 

eliminate cumulative voting in elections of directors;

 

 

allow the board of directors to amend the bylaws, subject to certain limitations and subsequent ratification by the shareholders; and

 

 

require advance notice for inclusion in our proxy materials of shareholder nominations for the election of directors and the presentation of shareholder proposals at meetings of shareholders.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

 

The following description summarizes the general provisions of the debt securities we may offer under this prospectus. One or more prospectus supplements relating to a specific offer of debt securities will provide additional information regarding the terms of the debt securities. You should read any prospectus supplement related to the specific debt securities being offered, as well as the provisions of the indenture and the form of debt security relating to such debt securities that provide the specific terms of such debt securities.

 

Unless otherwise specified in the applicable prospectus supplement, the debt securities will be issued under an indenture, dated as of December 13, 2017, between us and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as supplemented by the first supplemental indenture dated as of December 13, 2017 (the “indenture”). The indenture is included as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part. The terms of the debt securities will include those stated in the indenture and any supplemental indentures that specify the terms of a particular series of debt securities. The indenture will be subject to and governed by the terms of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.

 

We may issue senior or subordinated debt securities, as specified in the prospectus supplement relating to that issuance of debt securities. The type and terms of the debt securities we offer under this prospectus may be limited by the other debt instruments to which we are a party at the time of the offering. The Indenture does not limit the amount of debt securities that we may issue. The Indenture allows us to reopen a previous issue of a series of debt securities and issue additional debt securities of that issue.

 

The Corporation is a bank holding company and almost all of our operating assets are owned by our subsidiaries, including the Bank. We are a legal entity separate and distinct from the Bank. We rely primarily on dividends from the Bank to meet our obligations. There are regulatory limitations on the payment of dividends directly or indirectly to us from the Bank. Accordingly, the debt securities will be effectively subordinated to all existing and future liabilities of the Bank, and holders of debt securities should look only to the Corporation’s assets for payments of the debt securities.

 

General

 

The indenture does not limit the aggregate principal amount of debt securities which we may issue and provides that we may issue debt securities from time to time in one or more series. We may from time to time, without giving notice to or seeking the consent of the holders of the debt securities of any series, issue debt securities having the same ranking and the same terms (other than the public offering price, issue date, payment of interest accruing prior to the issue date and, under some circumstances, the first interest payment date) as the debt securities of a previously issued series. Any additional debt securities having such identical terms, together with the debt securities of the applicable series previously issued, will constitute a single series of debt securities under the indenture.

 

Unless otherwise provided in a prospectus supplement, senior debt securities will be our unsecured obligations and will rank equally with all of our other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness from time to time outstanding. Subordinated debt securities will be our unsecured obligations and will be subordinated in right of payment to the prior payment in full of all of our senior indebtedness, which term includes senior debt securities, as described below under “—Subordination.” In certain events of insolvency, the subordinated debt securities will also be subordinated to certain other financial obligations, as described below under “—Subordination.”

 

Because the Corporation is a holding company, our rights and the rights of our creditors, including holders of debt securities, and shareholders to participate in any distribution of assets of any subsidiary upon the subsidiary’s liquidation or reorganization or otherwise would be subject to the prior claims of the subsidiary’s creditors, except to the extent that the Corporation is a creditor of the subsidiary. The right of our creditors, including holders of debt securities, to participate in the distribution of stock owned by the Corporation in some of our subsidiaries, including our banking subsidiaries, may also be subject to approval by bank regulatory authorities having jurisdiction over these subsidiaries.

 

 

Each prospectus supplement will describe the following terms of the offered debt securities:

 

 

the title of the series;

 

 

any limit on the aggregate principal amount;

 

 

the principal payment dates;

 

 

the interest rates, if any, which rate may be zero if the debt securities are issued at a discount from the principal amount payable at maturity, or the method by which the interest rates will be determined, including, if applicable, any remarketing option or similar method;

 

 

the date or dates from which interest, if any, will accrue or the method by which the date or dates will be determined;

 

 

the interest payment dates and regular record dates;

 

 

the place or places where the principal of, any premium or interest on any debt securities will be payable, where any of debt securities may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange, and where and where notices and demands to or upon the Corporation in respect of debt securities may be served;

 

 

whether any of the debt securities are to be redeemable at our option and, if so, the date or dates on which, the period or periods within which, the price or prices at which and the other terms and conditions upon which they may be redeemed, in whole or in part;

 

 

whether we will be obligated to redeem or purchase any of the debt securities pursuant to any sinking fund or analogous provision or at the holder’s option, and, if so, the dates or prices and the other terms on which the debt securities must be redeemed or purchased pursuant to this obligation and any provisions for the remarketing of the debt securities so redeemed or purchased;

 

 

if other than denominations of $1,000, the denominations in which any debt securities will be issuable;

 

 

whether the debt securities will be convertible into our common stock and/or exchangeable for other securities, whether or not issued by us and, if so, the terms and conditions, including if applicable, the conversion price, the conversion period, the securities or other property into which the debt securities will be convertible, provisions as to whether conversion will be mandatory or optional, adjustment of the conversion price, and provisions affecting conversion upon redemption;

 

 

if other than United States dollars, the currency of payment in which the principal of, any premium or interest on the debt securities will be paid;

 

 

if other than the principal amount, the portion of the principal amount, or the method by which the portion will be determined, of the debt securities that will be payable upon declaration of acceleration of the maturity of the debt securities;

 

 

whether the principal of, any premium or interest on the debt securities will be payable, at our or the holder’s election, in a currency other than that in which the debt securities are stated to be payable, and the dates and the other terms upon which this election may be made;

 

 

any index, formula or other method used to determine the amount of principal of, any premium or interest on the debt securities;

 

 

the provisions, if any, relating to any security interest granted in the debt securities;

 

 

whether the debt securities are to be issued in the form of one or more global securities and, if so, the identity of the depositary for the global security or securities;

 

 

whether the debt securities are senior or subordinated and, if subordinated, the applicable subordination provisions;

 

 

in the case of subordinated debt securities, the relative degree, if any, to which the subordinated debt securities will be senior to or be subordinated to other series of subordinated debt securities or other indebtedness of ours in right of payment, whether the other series of subordinated debt securities or other indebtedness is outstanding or not;

 

 

any deletions from, modifications of or additions to the events of default or covenants of the Corporation, and any change in the right of the trustee or the holders to declare the principal, premium and interest with respect to the debt securities due and payable;

 

 

 

whether the provisions described below under “—Discharge, Defeasance and Covenant Defeasance” will be applicable to the debt securities;

 

 

whether any of the debt securities are to be issued upon the exercise of warrants and the time, manner and place for the debt securities to be authenticated and delivered; and

 

 

any other terms of the debt securities and any other deletions from or modifications or additions to the applicable indenture.

 

Unless otherwise set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement, we will only issue the debt securities in fully registered form without coupons.

 

Unless otherwise set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement, principal of, premium and interest on the debt securities will initially be payable at the corporate trust office of the trustee.

 

Interest on debt securities may be paid by check mailed to the persons entitled to the payments at their addresses appearing on the security register or by transfer to an account maintained by the payee with a bank located in the United States and will be payable on any interest payment date to the persons in whose names the debt securities are registered at the close of business on the regular record date with respect to the interest payment date.

 

Unless otherwise set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement, the trustee will act as the paying agent. We may designate additional paying agents, rescind the designation of any paying agent or approve a change in the office through which any paying agent acts.

 

Unless otherwise set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement, holders may present the debt securities for transfer, duly endorsed or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer if so required by us or the security registrar, or exchange for other debt securities of the same series containing identical terms and provisions, in any authorized denominations, and of a like aggregate principal amount, in each case at the office or agency maintained by us for this purpose, which will initially be the corporate trust office of the trustee. Any transfer or exchange will be made without service charge, although we may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge and any other expenses then payable. We are not required to issue, register the transfer of, or exchange debt securities during a period beginning at the opening of business 15 days before the day of mailing of a notice of redemption of any debt securities and ending at the close of business on the day of mailing or register the transfer of or exchange any debt security selected for redemption, in whole or in part, except the unredeemed portion of any debt security being redeemed in part.

 

The debt securities may be issued as original issue discount securities, which means that they will bear no interest or bear interest at a rate which, at the time of issuance, is below market rates. Debt securities issued as original issue discount securities will be sold at a substantial discount below their principal amount. U.S. Federal income tax and other considerations applicable to original issue discount securities will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

If the purchase price, or the principal of, or any premium or interest on, any debt securities is payable in, or if any debt securities are denominated in, one or more foreign currencies or currency units, the restrictions, elections, U.S. Federal income tax considerations, specific terms and other information will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

Conversion and Exchange

 

The terms, if any, on which debt securities are convertible into or exchangeable for, either mandatorily or at our or the holder’s option, property or cash, common stock or other securities, whether or not issued by us, or a combination of any of these, will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

 

Global Securities

 

The debt securities may be issued, in whole or in part, in the form of one or more global securities that will be deposited with, or on behalf of, a depositary identified in the applicable prospectus supplement and registered in the name of the depositary or its nominee. Interests in any global debt security will be shown on, and transfers of the debt securities will be effected only through, records maintained by the depositary and its participants. The specific terms of the depositary arrangement will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

Subordination

 

The indebtedness underlying any subordinated debt securities will be payable only if all payments due under our senior indebtedness, as defined in the applicable indenture and any indenture supplement, including any outstanding senior debt securities, have been made. If we distribute our assets to creditors upon any dissolution, winding-up, liquidation or reorganization or in bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar proceedings, we must first pay all amounts due or to become due on all senior indebtedness before we pay the principal of, or any premium or interest on, the subordinated debt securities. In the event that senior debt securities are in default or have an event of default that is continuing, the Corporation may not pay principal, premium, interest or additional amounts on the subordinated debt securities and may not redeem or acquire any subordinated debt securities for cash or property.

 

If we experience a bankruptcy, dissolution or reorganization, holders of senior indebtedness may receive more, ratably, and holders of subordinated debt securities may receive less, ratably, than our other creditors. The indenture for subordinated debt securities may not limit our ability to incur additional senior indebtedness.

 

Events of Default, Waiver

 

An “Event of Default” with respect to a series of debt securities is defined in the indentures as:

 

 

default for 30 days in the payment of interest on any debt securities of that series;

 

 

default in payment of principal or other amounts payable on any debt securities of that series when due;

 

 

default in the deposit of any sinking fund payment, when due by the terms of a series of debt securities;

 

 

failure by us for 90 days after notice to perform any other covenants or warranties contained in the Indenture applicable to that series;

 

 

certain events of bankruptcy or reorganization; and

 

 

any other event of default provided in the applicable supplemental indentures or form of security.

 

Except as limited below, if an event of default occurs and continues, both the trustee and holders of a specified percentage in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding securities of that series may declare the principal amount of the debt securities of that series to be immediately due and payable. The holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding securities of that series may rescind and annul the acceleration if all events of default, other than the nonpayment of accelerated principal, have been cured or waived.

 

With respect to subordinated debt securities, the trustee and the holders of the subordinated debt securities may not accelerate upon the occurrence of any payment or covenant event of default. If a bankruptcy or liquidation event of default occurs, then the principal of, and any accrued and unpaid interest on, the subordinated debt securities will become immediately due and payable, and all of the Corporation’s obligations to holders of senior indebtedness will be entitled to be paid in full before any payment or distribution, whether in cash, securities or other property, can be made on account of the subordinated debt securities.

 

The indenture provides that the holders of a majority in principal amount of outstanding debt securities of any series may direct the time, method, and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the trustee, or exercising any trust or other power conferred on the trustee. The trustee may decline to act if the direction is contrary to law and in certain other circumstances set forth in the applicable indenture. The trustee is not obligated to exercise any of its rights or powers under the applicable indenture at the request or direction of the holders of debt securities unless the holders offer the trustee reasonable indemnity against expenses and liabilities.

 

 

No holder of any debt security of any series has the right to institute any action for remedy unless such holder has previously given to the trustee written notice of default, the trustee has failed to take action for 60 days after the holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the debt securities of such series make written request upon the trustee to institute such action and the holders offer the trustee reasonable indemnity against expenses and liabilities.

 

The indentures require us to file annually with the trustee a written statement of no default, or specifying any default that exists.

 

Discharge, Defeasance and Covenant Defeasance

 

Discharge of Indenture.

 

An indenture will cease to be of further effect with respect to debt securities of any series issued thereunder, except as to rights of registration of transfer and exchange, substitution of mutilated or defaced debt securities, rights of holders to receive principal, interest or other amounts payable under the debt securities, rights and immunities of the trustee and rights of holders with respect to property deposited pursuant to the following provisions and certain obligations of, and payments to, the trustee, if at any time:

 

 

we have paid the principal, interest or other amounts payable under the debt securities of such series;

 

 

we have delivered to the trustee for cancellation all debt securities of such series; or

 

 

the debt securities of such series not delivered to the trustee for cancellation have become due and payable, or will become due and payable within one year, or are to be called for redemption within one year under arrangements satisfactory to the trustee, and we have irrevocably deposited with the trustee as trust funds the entire amount in cash or U.S. government obligations sufficient to pay all amounts due with respect to such debt securities on or after the date of such deposit, including at maturity or upon redemption of all such debt securities, including principal, interest and other amounts.

 

The trustee, on our demand accompanied by an officer’s certificate and an opinion of counsel and at our cost and expense, will execute proper instruments acknowledging such satisfaction of and discharging the indenture with respect to such series.

 

Defeasance of a Series of Debt Securities at Any Time.

 

We also may discharge all of our obligations, other than as to rights of registration of transfer and exchange, substitution of mutilated or defaced debt securities, rights of holders to receive principal, interest or other amounts payable under the debt securities, rights and immunities of the trustee and rights of holders with respect to property deposited pursuant to the following provisions, under any series of debt securities at any time, which is referred to as “defeasance”.

 

The Corporation may be released with respect to any outstanding series of debt securities from the obligations to comply with certain restrictive covenants under the applicable indenture identified in the applicable prospectus supplement, and any omission to comply with such obligations will not constitute an event of default. Discharge under these procedures is called “covenant defeasance.”

 

Defeasance or covenant defeasance may be effected only if, among other things:

 

we irrevocably deposit with the trustee cash or U.S. government obligations, as trust funds in an amount certified to be sufficient to pay on each date that they become due and payable, the principal of, interest on, other amounts due under, and any mandatory sinking fund payments for, all outstanding debt securities of the series being defeased;

 

 

no event of default with respect to such series of debt securities has occurred and is continuing or occurs during the period ending on the 91st day after such date; and

 

 

 

we deliver to the trustee an opinion of counsel to the effect that:

 

the beneficial owners of the series of debt securities being defeased will not recognize income, gain or loss for United States federal income tax purposes as a result of the defeasance or covenant defeasance and will be subject to federal income tax on the same amounts, in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if such deposit and covenant defeasance had not occurred; and

 

 

we deliver to the trustee an officer’s certificate to the effect that:

 

the deposit was not made with the intent of preferring the holders of the debt securities over any other creditors or with the intent of defeating, hindering, delaying or defrauding any other creditors of the Corporation.

 

Modification of the Indenture; Waiver of Compliance

 

The indenture contains provisions permitting the Corporation and the trustee to modify the indenture or the rights of the holders of debt securities with the consent of the holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of each outstanding series of debt securities affected by the modification. Each holder of an affected debt security must consent to a modification that would:

 

 

reduce the principal amount of, or interest on, or any other amounts due under any debt security;

 

 

reduce the rate of or extend the time for payment of interest;

 

 

reduce the principal of or change the maturity or reduce the amount of, or postpone the date fixed for, the payment of any sinking fund or analogous obligation;

 

 

reduce the portion of the principal amount of an original issue discount security payable upon acceleration of the maturity thereof;

 

 

waive a default in the payment of the principal, premium, or interest;

 

 

change the currency or currency unit of payment of any debt security;

 

 

impair the right of a holder to institute suit for the payment of amounts due under the debt security;

 

 

reduce the required percentage of outstanding principal, the consent of the holders of which is required for any waiver or modification; or

 

 

waive a redemption payment with respect to any debt security.

 

The indenture also permits the Corporation and the trustee to amend the indenture in certain circumstances without the consent of the holders of debt securities to evidence our merger, the replacement of the trustee, to effect changes that do not affect any outstanding series of debt security, and for certain other purposes.

 

Consolidations, Mergers and Sales of Assets

 

The Corporation may not merge or consolidate with any other corporation or sell or convey all or substantially all of our assets to any other corporation, unless either:

 

 

we are the continuing corporation or the successor corporation is a corporation that expressly assumes the payment of the principal of, any interest on, or any other amounts due under the debt securities and the performance and observance of all the covenants and conditions of the indenture binding upon us, and

 

 

we or the successor corporation shall not, immediately after the merger or consolidation, sale or conveyance, be in default in the performance of any covenant or condition.

 

 

There are no covenants or other provisions in the indentures that would afford holders of debt securities additional protection in the event of a recapitalization transaction, a change of control of the Corporation or a highly leveraged transaction. The merger covenant described above would only apply if the recapitalization transaction, change of control or highly leveraged transaction were structured to include a merger or consolidation of the Corporation, or a sale or conveyance or lease of all or substantially all of our assets. However, we may provide specific protections, such as a put right or increased interest, for particular debt securities, that we would describe in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

Governing Law

 

Unless otherwise specified in an applicable prospectus supplement, the indentures and debt securities will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

 

DESCRIPTION OF PURCHASE CONTRACTS 

 

The following description summarizes the general provisions of the purchase contracts we may issue under this prospectus. One or more prospectus supplements relating to a specific offer of purchase contracts will provide additional information regarding the terms of the purchase contracts. You should read any prospectus supplement related to the specific purchase contracts being offered, as well as the provisions of the purchase contracts that provide the specific terms of such purchase contracts.

 

We may issue purchase contracts, including purchase contracts issued as part of a unit with one or more other securities, for the purchase or sale of our debt securities or common stock. The price of our debt securities or price per share of common stock, as applicable, may be fixed at the time the purchase contracts are issued or may be determined by reference to a specific formula contained in the purchase contracts. We may issue purchase contracts in such amounts and in as many distinct series as we determine.

 

The applicable prospectus supplement may contain, where applicable, the following information about the purchase contracts issued under it:

 

 

whether the purchase contracts obligate the holder to purchase or sell, or both, our debt securities, common stock, or other securities, and the nature and amount of each of those securities, or method of determining those amounts;

 

 

whether the purchase contracts are to be prepaid or not;

 

 

whether the purchase contracts are to be settled by delivery, or by reference or linkage to the value, performance or level of our common stock;

 

 

any acceleration, cancellation, termination or other provisions relating to the settlement of the purchase contracts;

 

 

United States federal income tax considerations relevant to the purchase contracts; and

 

 

whether the purchase contracts will be issued in fully registered global form.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

 

The following description summarizes the general provisions of the warrants we may offer under this prospectus. One or more prospectus supplements relating to a specific offer of warrants will provide additional information regarding the terms of the warrants. You should read any prospectus supplement related to the specific warrants being offered, as well as the provisions of the warrants, including any warrant agreements or warrant certificates, that provide the specific terms of such warrants.

 

General

 

We may issue warrants for the purchase of common stock and/or debt securities. Warrants may be issued separately or together with common stock or debt securities offered by any prospectus supplement and may be attached to or separate from such common stock or debt securities. Each series of warrants may be issued under a separate warrant agreement to be entered into between us and a bank or trust corporation, as warrant agent, all as set forth in the prospectus supplement relating to the particular issue of offered warrants. The warrant agent, if any. will act solely as our agent in connection with the warrants and will not assume any obligation or relationship of agency or trust for or with any holders of warrants or beneficial owners of warrants.

 

 

The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the terms of the warrants and applicable warrant agreement, including the following, where applicable:

 

 

the title of the warrants;

 

 

the offering price for the warrants, if any;

 

 

the aggregate number of warrants offered and the aggregate number of warrants outstanding as of the most practicable date;

 

 

the designation and terms of the debt securities or common stock, if any, purchasable upon exercise of the warrants;

 

 

the designation and terms of the debt securities or common stock, if any, with which the warrants are issued and the number of warrants issued with each of these securities;

 

 

the date after which the warrants and any debt securities or common stock, if any, issued with the warrants will be separately transferable;

 

 

the principal amount of debt securities purchasable upon exercise of a warrant and the purchase price;

 

 

the dates on which the right to exercise the warrants begins and expires;

 

 

the minimum or maximum amount of the warrants that may be exercised at any one time;

 

 

whether the warrants represented by warrant certificates or debt securities that may be issued upon exercise of the warrants will be issued in registered or bearer form; information with respect to any book-entry procedures;

 

 

the currency, currencies or currency units in which the offering price, if any, and the exercise price are payable;

 

 

a discussion of certain United States federal income tax considerations;

 

 

any anti-dilution provisions of the warrants;

 

 

any redemption or call provisions applicable to the warrants; and

 

 

any additional terms of the warrants, including terms, procedures and limitations relating to the exchange and exercise of the warrants.

 

Warrant certificates may be exchanged for new warrant certificates of different denominations, may be presented for registration of transfer, and may be exercised at the corporate trust office of the warrant agent or any other office indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement. Prior to the exercise of any warrants to purchase common stock, holders of such warrants will not have any rights of holders of the common stock purchasable upon such exercise, including the right to receive payments of dividends, if any, on the common stock purchasable upon such exercise or to exercise any applicable right to vote. Prior to the exercise of any warrant to purchase debt securities, holders of such warrants will not have any of the rights of holders of the debt securities purchasable upon such exercise, including the right to receive payments of principal of, premium, if any, or interest, if any, on the debt securities purchasable upon such exercise or to enforce covenants in the applicable indenture.

 

Exercise of Warrants

 

Each warrant will entitle the holder to purchase such shares of common stock or principal amount of debt securities, as the case may be, at such exercise price as shall in each case be set forth in, or calculable from, the prospectus supplement relating to the offered warrants. After the close of business on the expiration date of the warrants (or such later date to which such expiration date may be extended by us), unexercised warrants will become void.

 

 

Warrants may be exercised by delivering to the warrant agent payment as provided in the applicable prospectus supplement of the amount required to purchase the common stock or debt securities, as the case may be, purchasable upon such exercise together with certain information set forth on the warrant certificate. Warrants will be deemed to have been exercised upon receipt of payment of the exercise price, subject to the receipt, within five business days, of the warrant certificate evidencing such warrants. Upon receipt of such payment and the warrant certificate properly completed and duly executed at the corporate trust office of the warrant agent or any other office indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement, we will, as soon as practicable, issue and deliver the common stock or debt securities, as the case may be, purchasable upon such exercise. If fewer than all of the warrants represented by the warrant certificate are exercised, a new warrant certificate will be issued for the remaining amount of warrants.

 

 

Amendments and Supplements to Warrant Agreements

 

The warrant agreements may be amended or supplemented without the consent of the holders of the warrants issued thereunder to effect changes that are not inconsistent with the provisions of the warrants and that do not adversely affect the interests of the holders of the warrants.

 

DESCRIPTION OF RIGHTS

 

The following description summarizes the general provisions of the rights to purchase shares of our common stock or other securities we may issue under this prospectus. One or more prospectus supplements relating to a specific offer of rights will provide additional information regarding the terms of the rights. You should read any prospectus supplement related to the specific rights being offered, which may contain a rights agreement or other transaction documents related to an offering of rights to purchase our securities, and any other offering materials that we may provide.

 

Rights may be issued independently or together with any other offered securities and may or may not be transferred by the person purchasing or receiving the rights. In connection with any rights offering to our shareholders, we may enter into a standby underwriting agreement or other arrangement with one or more underwriters or other persons pursuant to which such underwriters or other person would purchase any offered securities remaining unsubscribed for after such rights offering. Each series of rights will be used under a separate rights agent agreement to be entered into between us and a rights agent, that we will name in the applicable prospectus supplement

 

The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the terms of the rights and applicable rights agreement, including the following, where applicable:

 

 

the date of determining the shareholders entitled to the rights distribution,

 

 

the aggregated number of rights issued and the aggregate number of shares of our common stock or other securities purchasable upon exercise of the rights,

 

 

the exercise price,

 

 

the conditions to completion of the offering,

 

 

the date on which the right to exercise the rights will commence,

 

 

the date on which the right will expire,

 

 

any applicable United States Federal income tax considerations.,

 

 

any provisions for changes to or adjustments in the exercise price or number of securities issuable upon exercise of the rights;

 

 

the extent to which such rights include an over-subscription privilege with respect to unsubscribed securities;

 

 

 

if applicable, the material terms of any standby underwriting or other purchase arrangement that we may enter into in connection with the rights offering; and,

 

 

any other terms of such rights, including terms, procedures and limitations relating to the exchange and exercise of such rights.

 

Each right would entitle the holder of the rights to purchase for cash the principal amount of shares of our common stock or our other securities at the exercise price set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement. Rights may be exercised at any time up to the close of business on the expiration date for the rights as provided in the applicable prospectus supplement. After the close of business on the expiration date, all unexercised rights would become void and of no further force or effect.

 

Holders may exercise rights as described in the applicable prospectus supplement and any rights agreement or other transaction documents related to an offering of rights to purchase our securities. Upon receipt of payment and the rights certificate properly completed and duly executed at the corporate trust office of the rights agent or any other office indicated in the prospectus supplement, we will, as soon as practicable, forward the shares of our common stock or other securities purchasable upon exercise of the rights. If less than all of the rights issued in any rights offering are exercised, we may offer any unsubscribed securities directly to persons other than shareholders, to or through agents, underwriters or dealers or through a combination of such methods, including pursuant to standby arrangements, as described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

To the extent that any particular terms of the rights, rights agreements or rights certificates described in a prospectus supplement differ from any of the terms described in this prospectus, then the terms described in this prospectus will be deemed to have been superseded by that prospectus supplement.

 

DESCRIPTION OF UNITS

 

The following description summarizes the general provisions of the units that we may offer under this prospectus. One or more prospectus supplements relating to a specific offer of units will provide additional information regarding the terms of the units. You should read any prospectus supplement related to the specific units being offered, as well as the provisions of any units agreements that provide the specific terms of such units.

 

We may issue units comprised of two or more of the other securities described in this prospectus in any combination and in one or more series. We may evidence each series of units by unit certificates that we will issue under a separate agreement. We may enter into unit agreements with a unit agent. We will indicate the name and address of the unit agent in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to a particular series of units.

 

The applicable prospectus supplement may describe:

 

 

the designation and terms of the units and of the securities comprising the units, including whether and under what circumstances those securities may be held or transferred separately or exchanged for or converted into any other securities;

 

 

any provisions for the issuance, payment, settlement, transfer or exchange of the units or of the securities comprising the units;

 

 

the terms of the unit agreement governing the units;

 

 

United States federal income tax considerations relevant to the units; and

 

 

whether the units will be issued in fully registered or global form.

 

 

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

 

We may sell the securities:

 

 

through underwriters or dealers, whether individually or through an underwriting syndicate led by one or more managing underwriters;

 

 

directly to one or more purchasers;

 

 

through agents; or

 

 

in any combination of the above.

 

The distribution of the securities may be effected from time to time in one or more transactions:

 

at a fixed price, or prices which may be changed from time to time;

 

at market prices prevailing at the time of sale;

 

at prices related to those prevailing market prices; or

 

at negotiated prices. 

 

Each time that we use this prospectus to sell our securities, we will also provide a prospectus supplement that contains the specific terms of the offering. The applicable prospectus supplement will include the names of underwriters, dealers or agents retained and the type and amount of securities underwritten or purchased by them. The applicable prospectus supplement will also include the purchase price of the securities, our proceeds from the sale, any underwriting discounts or commissions and other items constituting underwriters’ compensation, and will identify any securities exchanges on which the securities are to be listed. Any initial public offering price and any discounts or concessions allowed or re-allowed or paid to dealers may be changed from time to time.

 

If underwriters are used in the sale of any securities, the underwriters will acquire the securities for their own account. Any underwritten offering may be on a best efforts or a firm commitment basis. The underwriters may resell the securities from time to time in one or more transactions, including negotiated transactions, at a fixed public offering price or at varying prices determined at the time of sale. Generally, the obligations of the underwriters to purchase the securities will be subject to certain conditions precedent. 

 

We may sell the securities through agents from time to time. The prospectus supplement will name any agent involved in the offer or sale of our securities and any commissions we pay to them. Generally, any agent will be acting on a best efforts basis for the period of its appointment.

 

We may also offer securities through subscription rights distributed to our shareholders on a pro rata basis, which may or may not be transferable. In any distribution of subscription rights to shareholders, if all of the underlying securities are not subscribed for, we may then sell the unsubscribed securities directly to third parties or may engage the services of one or more underwriters, dealers or agents, including standby underwriters, to sell the unsubscribed securities to third parties.

 

Until the distribution of the securities is completed, rules of the SEC may limit the ability of any underwriters and selling group members to bid for and purchase the securities. As an exception to these rules, underwriters are permitted to engage in some transactions that stabilize the price of the securities. Such transactions consist of bids or purchases for the purpose of pegging, fixing or maintaining the price of the securities, so long as stabilizing bids do not exceed a specified maximum.

 

The underwriters may create a short position in the securities by selling more securities than are set forth on the cover page of the applicable prospectus supplement. A prospectus supplement will be delivered to each purchaser of securities in these “short sales,” and we understand that each such purchaser will be entitled to the same remedies under the Securities Act as if the purchaser purchased securities in this offering in a transaction that is not a short sale. If a short position is created in connection with the offering, the underwriters may engage in syndicate covering transactions by purchasing securities in the open market. The underwriters may also elect to reduce any short position by exercising all or part of the over-allotment option, if any.

 

 

The lead underwriters may also impose a penalty bid on other underwriters and selling group members participating in an offering. This means that if the lead underwriters purchase securities in the open market to reduce the underwriters’ short position or to stabilize the price of the securities, they may reclaim the amount of any selling concession from the underwriters and selling group members who sold those securities as part of the offering.

 

In general, purchases of a security for the purpose of stabilization or to reduce a short position could cause the price of the security to be higher than it might be in the absence of such purchases. The imposition of a penalty bid might also have an effect on the price of a security to the extent that it were to discourage resales of the security before the distribution is completed.

 

We do not make any representation or prediction as to the direction or magnitude of any effect that the transactions described above might have on the price of the securities. In addition, we do not make any representation that underwriters will engage in such transaction or that such transactions, once commenced, will not be discontinued without notice.

 

Underwriters, dealers, and agents that participate in the distribution of the securities may be underwriters as defined in the Securities Act, and any discounts or commissions received by them from us and any profit on the resale of the securities by them may be treated as underwriting discounts and commissions under the Securities Act.

 

We may have agreements with the underwriters, dealers, and agents to indemnify them against some civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, or to contribute to payments which the underwriters, dealers or agents may be required to make.

 

If we offer securities in a subscription rights offering to our existing security holders, we may enter into a standby underwriting agreement with dealers, acting as standby underwriters. We may pay the standby underwriters a commitment fee for the securities they commit to purchase on a standby basis. If we do not enter into a standby underwriting arrangement, we may retain a dealer-manager to manage a subscription rights offering for us.

 

Underwriters, dealers and agents may engage in transactions with, or perform services for, us or our subsidiaries in the ordinary course of their businesses.

 

We may authorize underwriters, dealers and agents to solicit offers by some specified institutions to purchase securities from us at the public offering price stated in the applicable prospectus supplement under delayed delivery contracts providing for payment and delivery on a specified date in the future. These contracts will be subject only to those conditions included in the applicable prospectus supplement, and the applicable prospectus supplement will state the commission payable for solicitation of these contracts.

 

We may enter into derivative transactions with third parties, or sell securities not covered by this prospectus to third parties in privately negotiated transactions. If the applicable prospectus supplement indicates, in connection with those derivatives, the third parties may sell securities covered by this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement, including in short sale transactions. If so, the third parties may use securities pledged by us or borrowed from us or others to settle those sales or to close out any related open borrowings of stock, and may use securities received from us in settlement of those derivatives to close out any related open borrowings of stock. The third parties in such sale transactions will be underwriters as defined in the Securities Act and, if not identified in this prospectus, will be identified in the applicable prospectus supplement (or a post-effective amendment).

 

Unless the applicable prospectus supplement states otherwise, all securities, except for our common stock, will be new issues of securities with no established trading market. We may elect to list other securities we may issue on an exchange, but we are not obligated to do so. Any underwriters who purchase securities from us for public offering and sale may make a market in those securities, but these underwriters will not be obligated to do so and may discontinue any market making at any time without notice. We cannot assure you that there will be a trading market for any securities, and, if a trading market for any securities does develop, we cannot assure you that such market will be liquid.

 

To comply with applicable state securities laws, the securities offered by this prospectus will be sold, if necessary, in such jurisdictions only through registered or licensed brokers or dealers. In addition, securities may not be sold in some states unless they have been registered or qualified for sale in the applicable state or an exemption from the registration or qualification requirement is available and is complied with.

 

 

INTERESTS OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL

 

We have employed Reed Smith LLP in connection with preparation of this prospectus. Neither Reed Smith LLP nor any other expert hired by us to give advice on preparation of this document has been hired on a contingency basis, nor do any of them have any present or future expectation of interest in us or our subsidiaries, nor is any of them connected with us or any of our subsidiaries as a promoter, managing or principal underwriter, director, officer, or employee.

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

Unless otherwise indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement, the validity of the securities offered by us pursuant to this prospectus will be passed upon for us by Reed Smith LLP, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

EXPERTS

 

The consolidated financial statements of Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2017 and 2016, and for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2017, and management’s assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2017 have been incorporated by reference herein in reliance upon the reports of KPMG LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, incorporated by reference herein, and upon the authority of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

Debt Securities

Purchase Contracts

Warrants

Rights

Units

 


 

PROSPECTUS

 

 


 

 

DATED MAY 10, 2018

 

 

 

PART II

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

 

ITEM 14.

Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution.

 

The following table sets forth the estimated costs and expenses in connection with the sale and distribution of the securities being registered, all of which will be paid by Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation. All amounts are estimates except with respect to the Securities Act registration fee.

 

   

Amount

 

Securities Act registration fee

  $ (1)(2 )

Legal fees and expenses

    (1 )

Accounting fees and expenses

    (1 )

Printing and other miscellaneous fees and expenses

    (1 )

Total

  $ (1 )

 

(1)

These fees will be dependent on the type of securities offered and number of offerings and, therefore, cannot be estimated at this time. In accordance with Rule 430B under the Securities Act, additional information regarding estimated fees and expenses will be provided at the time information as to an offering is included in a prospectus supplement.

 

(2)

Deferred in accordance with Rule 456(b) and Rule 457(r) of the Securities Act.

 

ITEM 15.

Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

 

Pursuant to Sections 1741-1743 of the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law of 1988 (Act of December 21, 1988, P.L. 1444) (“PBCL”), the Registrant has the power to indemnify its directors and officers against liabilities they may incur in such capacities provided certain standards are met, including good faith and the reasonable belief that the particular action is in, or not opposed to, the best interests of the Registrant and, with respect to a criminal proceeding, that the director or officer had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful. In general, this power to indemnify does not exist in the case of actions against a director or officer by or in the right of the Registrant if the person entitled to indemnification shall have been adjudged to be liable to the Registrant unless and to the extent that the person is adjudged to be fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity. A corporation is required to indemnify directors and officers against expenses they may incur in defending actions against them in such capacities if they are successful on the merits or otherwise in the defense of such actions. Pursuant to Section 1745 of the PBCL, the Registrant has the power to pay expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by a director or officer in a proceeding in advance of the final disposition of the proceeding upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of the director or officer to repay the amount if it is ultimately determined that he or she is not entitled to be indemnified by the Registrant.

 

Section 1746 of the PBCL provides that the foregoing provisions shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which a person seeking indemnification may be entitled under, among other things, any by-law provision, provided that no indemnification may be made in any case where the act or failure to act giving rise to the claim for indemnification is determined by a court to have constituted willful misconduct or recklessness.

 

The Registrant’s amended and restated articles of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws provide for the mandatory indemnification of directors and officers in accordance with and to the full extent permitted by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as in effect at the time of such indemnification unless the act or failure to act giving rise to the claim for indemnification is determined by a court to have constituted willful misconduct or recklessness.

 

 

The Registrant’s amended and restated bylaws also eliminate, to the full extent permitted by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the personal liability of directors for monetary damages for any action taken, or any failure to take any action as a director, except in any case such elimination is not permitted by law. Liability insurance covering certain liabilities that may be incurred by the Registrant’s and the Bank’s directors and officers in connection with the performance of their duties has been purchased by the Bank.

 

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers or persons controlling the Registrant under the foregoing provisions, the Registrant has been informed that, in the opinion of the SEC, this indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is therefore unenforceable.

 

ITEM 16.

Exhibits.

 

The following exhibits are filed herewith or are incorporated herein by reference to other filings.

 

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Description

   

1.1

  

Form of Underwriting Agreement relating to the securities offered by this registration statement.*

     

4.1

  

Amended and Restated By-Laws, effective November 20, 2007, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (file no. 0-15261) filed with the SEC on November 21, 2007.

   

4.2

  

Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, effective November 21, 2007, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (file no. 0-15261) filed with the SEC on November 21, 2007.

   

4.3

 

Indenture, dated as of December 13, 2017 between Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (file no. 001-35746) dated December 8, 2017 and filed with the SEC on December 13, 2017.

   

4.4

 

First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of December 13, 2017 between Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (file no. 001-35746) dated December 8, 2017 and filed with the SEC on December 13, 2017. 

   

4.5

 

Form of 4.25% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Note due December 15, 2027 (included in Exhibit 4.4). 

   

4.6

  

Form of Debt Security.*

   

4.8

  

Form of Purchase Contract Agreement (including form of Purchase Contract).*

     
4.9   Form of Rights Agreement (including form of Right)*
   

4.10

  

Form of Warrant Agreement (Stock) (including form of Warrant).*

   

4.11

  

Form of Warrant Agreement (Debt) (including form of Warrant).*

   

4.12

  

Form of Unit Agreement (including form of Unit Certificate).*

 

 

5.1

  

Opinion of Reed Smith LLP, filed herewith.

   

12.1

  

Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges, filed herewith.

     

23.1

  

Consent of KPMG LLP, filed herewith.

   

23.2

  

Consent of Reed Smith LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).

   

24.1

  

Power of Attorney (included on the signature page).

   

25.1

  

Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended.

 


*

To be filed subsequently by an amendment to the registration statement or by reference from documents filed or to be filed with the SEC under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

 

ITEM 17.

Undertakings.

 

(a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

 

(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

 

(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

 

(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

 

provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i), (a)(1)(ii) and (a)(1)(iii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this registration statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is part of the registration statement.

 

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

 

(5) That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act to any purchaser:

 

(i) If the registrant is relying on Rule 430B:

 

A. Each prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and

 

B. Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5), or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii), or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract or sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof; provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract or sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

 

 

(6) That, for the purpose of determining liability of a registrant under the Securities Act to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of an undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

 

i. Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;

 

ii. Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrant;

 

iii. The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and

 

iv. Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser.

 

(b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act and (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(c) If applicable, the undersigned registrant hereby undertakes to supplement the prospectus, after the expiration of the subscription period, to set forth the results of the subscription offer, the transactions by the underwriters during the subscription period, the amount of unsubscribed securities to be purchased by the underwriters, and the terms of any subsequent reoffering thereof. If any public offering by the underwriters is to be made on terms differing from those set forth on the cover page of the prospectus, a post-effective amendment will be filed to set forth the terms of such offering.

 

 

(h) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

(j) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes to file an application for the purpose of determining the eligibility of the trustee to act under subsection (a) of Section 310 of the Trust Indenture Act (“Act”) in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Commission under section 305(b)(2) of the Act.

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Bryn Mawr, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on May 10, 2018.

 

 

 

 

BRYN MAWR BANK CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Francis J. Leto

 

 

 

Francis J. Leto

 

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

By so signing, each of the undersigned, in his or her capacity as a director or officer, or both, as the case may be, of Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation, does hereby appoint Francis J. Leto, F. Kevin Tylus, Michael W. Harrington and Michael T. LaPlante, and each of them severally, his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, to execute in his or her name, place and stead, in his or her capacity as a director or officer, or both, as the case may be, of Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation, any and all amendments to this Registration Statement and post-effective amendments thereto, and to sign any subsequent registration statement filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and all instruments necessary or incidental in connection therewith, and to file the same with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Each of said attorneys-in-fact and agents shall have full power and authority to do and perform in the name and on behalf of each of the undersigned, in any and all capacities, every act whatsoever requisite or necessary to be done in the premises as fully, and for all intents and purposes, as each of the undersigned might or could do in person, the undersigned hereby ratifying and approving the acts of said attorneys-in-fact and each of them and their substitutes lawfully done or caused to be done by virtue of this power of attorney.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated. Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

NAME

 

TITLE

 

DATE

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Britton H. Murdoch

 

Chairman and Director

 

May 10, 2018

Britton H. Murdoch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Francis J. Leto

 

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

 

May 10, 2018

Francis J. Leto

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

/s/ F. Kevin Tylus

 

Vice President and Director

 

May 10, 2018

F. Kevin Tylus

       

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Michael W. Harrington

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

May 10, 2018

Michael W. Harrington

 

(Principal Financial Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Michael T. LaPlante

 

Chief Accounting Officer

 

May 10, 2018

Michael T. LaPlante

 

(Principal Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Diego F. Calderin

 

Director

 

May 10, 2018

Diego F. Calderin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Michael J. Clement

 

Director

 

May 10, 2018

Michael J. Clement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Andrea F. Gilbert

 

Director

 

May 10, 2018

Andrea F. Gilbert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Wendell F Holland

 

Director

 

May 10, 2018

Wendell F. Holland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Scott M. Jenkins

 

Director

 

May 10, 2018

Scott M. Jenkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ A. John May, III

 

Director

 

May 10, 2018

A. John May, III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Lynn B. McKee

 

Director

 

May 10, 2018

Lynn B. McKee