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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 3, 2021

 

META FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 0-22140 42-1406262
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

5501 South Broadband Lane, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (605) 782-1767

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d- 2(b))
¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4 (c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which
registered
Common Stock, $.01 par value CASH The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

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 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

Item 8.01Other Events.

 

On September 3, 2021, the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group (the “Company”) authorized a new stock repurchase program (the “Repurchase Program”) pursuant to which the Company may repurchase up to 6,000,000 shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock on or before September 30, 2024.

 

Under its current stock repurchase program, which expires on December 31, 2022, the Company has purchased 5,949,827 shares of the 7,500,000 total shares authorized for repurchase. The Company may repurchase the remaining 1,550,173 shares under the current stock repurchase program on or before December 31, 2022.

 

The Company may purchase shares of its common stock on the open market and/or privately negotiated transactions. Open market repurchases will be made in accordance with applicable securities laws and regulations and may be effected pursuant to Rule 10b5-1 trading plans. The manner, timing and amount of any stock repurchases will be determined by the Company based on its evaluation of various factors, including its assessment of alternative uses of capital, the Company’s stock trading price, general market and economic conditions, regulatory requirements and other business and legal considerations. The Repurchase Program does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of its common stock or to acquire shares on any particular timetable and may be suspended or discontinued at any time at the Company’s discretion.

 

A copy of the press release issued by the Company on September 7, 2021, announcing the Repurchase Program is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number
  Description of Exhibit
99.1   Press Release dated September 7, 2021
104   Cover Page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    META FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
     
     
Date: September 7, 2021 By: /s/ Glen W. Herrick
    Glen W. Herrick
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

Meta Financial Group, Inc.® Announces Common Stock Share Repurchase Program

 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., September 7, 2021 -- Meta Financial Group, Inc.® (Nasdaq: CASH) (the “Company”), announced that its Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program to repurchase up to 6,000,000 shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock on or before September 30, 2024.

 

Under its current stock repurchase program, which expires on December 31, 2022, the Company has purchased 5,949,827 shares of the 7,500,000 total shares authorized for repurchase. The Company may repurchase the remaining 1,550,173 shares under the current stock repurchase program on or before December 31, 2022.

 

“Our Board of Directors’ decision to approve a new share repurchase authorization reflects the underlying momentum of our business and our continued confidence in the Company’s growth trajectory, consistent with our balanced approach to capital management,” said Douglas J. Hajek, Chairman of Meta’s Board of Directors.

 

The Company may repurchase shares of its common stock on the open market and/or in privately negotiated transactions. Open market repurchases will be made in accordance with applicable securities laws and regulations and may be effected pursuant to Rule 10b5-1 trading plans. The manner, timing and amount of any stock repurchases will be determined by the Company based on its evaluation of various factors, including its assessment of alternative uses of capital, the Company’s stock trading price, general market and economic conditions, regulatory requirements and other business and legal considerations. The repurchase program does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of common stock or to acquire shares on any particular timetable, and the program may be suspended or discontinued at any time at the Company’s discretion.

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to, among other things, future events, including those relating to the number or manner of future stock repurchases. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “might,” “should,” “could,” “predict,” “potential,” “believe,” “expect,” “continue,” “will,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “would,” “annualized” and “outlook,” or the negative version of those words or other comparable words or phrases of a future or forward-looking nature. Accordingly, we caution you that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, assumptions, estimates and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable as of the date made, actual results may prove to be materially different from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of various risks, uncertainties and other factors. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect our future results and financial condition, see our U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company or its subsidiaries, whether as a result of new information, changed circumstances or future events, or for any other reason.

 

About Meta Financial Group, Inc.®

 

Meta Financial Group, Inc.® ("Meta") (Nasdaq: CASH) is a South Dakota-based financial holding company. At Meta, our mission is financial inclusion for all®. Through our subsidiary, MetaBank®, N.A., we strive to remove barriers to financial access and promote economic mobility by working with third parties to provide responsible, secure, high quality financial products that contribute to the social and economic benefit of communities at the core of the real economy. Meta works to increase financial availability, choice, and opportunity for all. Additional information can be found by visiting www.metafinancialgroup.com.

 

Investor Relations Contact

Brittany Kelley Elsasser

605-362-2423

bkelley@metabank.com

 

Media Relations Contact

mediarelations@metabank.com