FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Franklin Financial Network, Inc. (NYSE: FSB), the parent company (the "Company") of Franklin Synergy Bank (the "Bank") today announced that it had priced $40 million principal amount of its fixed-to-floating rate Subordinated Notes due 2026 (the "Notes"). The Notes will initially bear interest at 6.875% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears, to, but excluding, March 30, 2021, and, thereafter, payable quarterly in arrears, at an annual floating rate equal to three-month LIBOR as determined for the applicable quarterly period, plus a spread of 5.636%. The Notes were issued at a price of 100% of the principal amount thereof.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, in part, to pay down a line of credit, which the Company used on March 25, 2016, to redeem the outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock issued to the U.S. Treasury for $10 million pursuant to the Company's participation in the Small Business Lending Fund program. The Company intends to use any remaining net proceeds from the sale of the Notes for general corporate purposes.
BofA Merrill Lynch is acting as the sole book-running manager for the Notes offering and Raymond James is acting as the lead manager.
The Notes will be issued pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement (File No. 333-208578) (including base prospectus) and a preliminary prospectus supplement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and a final prospectus supplement to be filed with the SEC.
Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, the final prospectus supplement (when available) and accompanying base prospectus relating to the Notes offering can be obtained without charge by visiting the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, or may be obtained by contacting BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Attention: Syndicate, 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, or by telephone at (800) 248-8863 or email at email@example.com.
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About the Company
Franklin Financial Network, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee. The Company's wholly owned bank subsidiary, Franklin Synergy Bank, a Tennessee-chartered commercial bank founded in November 2007 and a member of the Federal Reserve System, provides a full range of banking and related financial services with a focus on service to small businesses, corporate entities, local governments and individuals. With consolidated total assets of $2.2 billion at December 31, 2015, the Bank currently operates through 12 branches in the demographically attractive and growing Williamson and Rutherford Counties within the Nashville metropolitan statistical area.
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