Surrey Bancorp (SRYB) – Going Private Transaction – $225 return for record holders

Current Price – $12;

Offer Price – $12.75 (for record holders of up to 299 shares);

Upside – $225 or 6% (for record holders holders of up 299 shares);

Expiration date –  TBD (shareholder meeting date not yet set);

SEC Filling

IMPORTANT – this deal applies only to RECORD holders, so check with your broker on possibilities/costs to have the shares registered in your own name.

 

Q:           What if I hold my shares of Common Stock in “street name”?
A:            The Reclassification is being effected at the record shareholder level. This means that we will look at the number of shares registered in the name of a single holder to determine if that holder will be receiving, at the holder’s election, shares of Class A Common Stock or cash. It is important that you understand how shares that are held by you in “street name” will be treated for purposes of the Reclassification. If you have transferred your shares of our Common Stock into a brokerage or custodial account you are no longer shown on our shareholder records as the record holder of these shares. Instead, the brokerage firms or custodians typically hold all shares of our Common Stock that their clients have deposited with them through a single nominee; this is what is meant by “street name.” If that single nominee is the record shareholder for 300 or more shares, then the shares registered in that nominee’s name will be completely unaffected by the Reclassification. If that single nominee is the record shareholder for less than 300 shares, then the shares registered in that nominee’s name either will be reclassified as shares of Class A Common Stock or repurchased at $12.75 per share, at the election of the nominee. Because the Reclassification only affects record shareholders, it does not matter whether any of the underlying beneficial owners for whom that nominee acts own less than 300 shares so long as the record holder of their shares owns 300 or more shares of Common Stock. At the end of the Reclassification, beneficial owners owning less than 300 shares of Common Stock will continue to beneficially own the same number of shares of our Common Stock as they did at the start of the Reclassification, even if the number of shares they own is less than 300 so long as the record holder of their shares owns 300 or more shares of Common Stock. If you hold your shares in “street name,” you should talk to your broker, nominee, agent or custodian to determine how they expect the Reclassification to affect you. Because other “street name” holders who hold through your broker, agent or nominee may adjust their holdings prior to the Reclassification, you may have no way of knowing whether you will continue to hold shares of Common Stock, or if you will have the right to elect to receive shares of Class A Common Stock or cash in the Reclassification until it is completed.

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