Home BancShares, Inc. welcomes former Stonegate Bank shareholders! First, thank you for your support of Stonegate Bank. At a special meeting held on September 25, 2017, the shareholders of Stonegate Bank voted to approve the Agreement and Plan of Merger among Home BancShares, Inc. (“HBI”), Centennial Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HBI, and Stonegate Bank (“SGB”), dated as of March 27, 2017 (the “Merger Agreement”). We are pleased to announce that the merger of SGB with and into Centennial Bank was completed as of the close of business on September 26, 2017 (the “Effective Time”).
If you owned shares of Stonegate Bank common stock (“SGB Common Stock”) at the Effective Time, you are entitled to receive:
for each share of SGB Common Stock held as of the Effective Time.
Certificated Shares. If your SGB shares are certificated and registered in your name, and not in the name of a bank, broker or other nominee, an Exchange Form, a Form W-9 and a letter describing the exchange process were mailed to you on or about September 27, 2017 and should arrive at your address on record within 7-10 days. Please follow the detailed instructions included in these documents to properly exchange your SGB stock certificates, and SGB Common Stock represented thereby, for the cash and HBI Common Stock merger consideration.
Book-entry Shares. If your SGB shares are held in uncertificated electronic book-entry form (i.e., your shares are not evidenced by a physical stock certificate) and registered in your name, and not in the name of a bank, broker or other nominee, your shares will automatically be converted into shares of HBI Common Stock in uncertificated electronic bookentry form in an account held at HBI’s transfer agent, Computershare. You should receive an account statement reflecting your HBI shares and a check for the cash payment within approximately 7-10 business days. No action needs to be taken on your part to receive the merger consideration.
If you have any questions, please contact Computershare by telephone at (800) 546-5141 (or 1-781-575-2765, if outside the United States, US territories and Canada) or in writing at Computershare, Attn: Corporate Actions, 250 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021.
If your SGB shares are held in “street name” in a stock brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee, the cash and HBI Common Stock consideration have been delivered electronically to your bank, broker or other nominee. No action needs to be taken on your part to receive the merger consideration. Please contact your bank or broker or Computershare at the telephone number or address above if you have any questions or have not received the cash payment or HBI Common Stock in your account.
Again, thank you for your support of Stonegate Bank. We welcome you and are excited to have you as part of our newly expanded Home BancShares family!
We are located throughout the Florida Keys, Panhandle, southwest and central Florida plus Arkansas. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, convenience to our account holders and taking care of the communities in which we operate.