ALAMOGORDO, N.M., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bancorp 34, Inc. ("Bancorp 34") (NASDAQ: BCTF), the holding company for Bank 34, announced that is has adopted a stock repurchase program for up to approximately 5% of its outstanding common stock, or 171,910 shares of its common stock. This is Bancorp 34's first stock repurchase program since completing its mutual-to-stock conversion and related stock offering in October 2016.
Repurchases may be made no sooner than the termination of Bancorp 34's regular quarterly trading blackout after Bancorp 34 publicly releases its results of operations for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2017, and consistent with Bancorp 34's trading policies.
Shares may be repurchased in open market or private transactions, through block trades, or pursuant to any trading plan that may be adopted in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The repurchase program has no expiration date.
Repurchases will be made at management's discretion at prices management considers to be attractive and in the best interests of both Bancorp 34 and its stockholders, subject to the availability of stock, general market conditions, the trading price of the stock, alternative uses for capital, and Bancorp 34's financial performance. Open market purchases will be subject to the limitations set forth in Rule 10b-18 of the Securities and Exchange Commission and other applicable legal requirements.
The timing and amount of share repurchases under this authorization may be suspended, terminated or modified by Bancorp 34 at any time for any reason, including market conditions, the cost of repurchasing shares, the availability of alternative investment opportunities, liquidity, and other factors deemed appropriate. These factors may also affect the timing and amount of share repurchases. Bancorp 34 is not obligated to repurchase any particular number of shares or any shares in any specific time period.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements herein constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be identified by words such as "believes," "will," "expects," "project," "may," "could," "developments," "strategic," "launching," "opportunities," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," "targets" and similar expressions. These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Bancorp 34's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors. Factors that could cause such differences to exist include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, changes in interest rates, regulatory considerations, and competition and the other risks described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks materialize or should underlying beliefs or assumptions prove incorrect, Bancorp 34's actual results could differ materially from those discussed. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we assume no obligation to update any of these statements in light of new information, future events or otherwise unless required under federal securities laws.
Contact: Jan R. Thiry
EVP/Chief Financial Officer
SOURCE Bancorp 34, Inc.