SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
February 18, 2011
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported)
FIRST CALIFORNIA FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant As Specified In Its Charter)
3027 Townsgate Road, Suite 300
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 1.01 ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT
Effective Friday, February 18, 2011, First California Bank (the “Bank”), a wholly owned subsidiary of First California Financial Group, Inc., assumed certain liabilities and acquired certain assets and substantially all of the operations (the “Acquisition”) of San Luis Trust Bank, a single branch community bank located in San Luis Obispo, California, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”), as receiver for San Luis Trust Bank, pursuant to the terms of a purchase and assumption agreement entered into by the Bank and the FDIC on February 18, 2011 (the “Agreement”).
Based upon the preliminary closing, the Bank acquired and assumed the following:
All of these amounts are at San Luis Trust Bank book value and do not reflect fair value. The Bank received a $58 million discount on the book value of total assets acquired and did not pay a premium for deposits assumed.
In connection with the Acquisition, the FDIC made a cash payment to the Bank of approximately $34 million. The foregoing estimates are subject to adjustment based upon final settlement with the FDIC. The terms of the Agreement provide for the FDIC to indemnify the Bank against claims with respect to liabilities and assets of San Luis Trust Bank not assumed by the Bank and certain other types of claims listed in the Agreement.
The Bank paid no cash or other consideration to acquire San Luis Trust Bank. As part of the Acquisition, the Bank and the FDIC entered into a loss-sharing agreement covering future losses incurred on loans and foreclosed loan collateral (“covered assets”). Pursuant to the terms of the loss sharing agreement, the FDIC is obligated to reimburse the Bank for 80 percent of losses with respect to covered assets. The Bank will reimburse the FDIC for 80 percent of recoveries with respect to losses for which the FDIC paid the Bank 80 percent reimbursement under the loss sharing agreement.
The foregoing summary of the Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement and certain exhibits attached thereto, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1 to this Current Report and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 2.01 COMPLETION OF ACQUISITION OR DISPOSITION OF ASSETS
The information set forth under Item 1.01 “Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement” is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.01.
Item 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE
On February 18, 2011, First California Financial Group, Inc. issued a press release announcing the Acquisition. A copy of the press release has been attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated by reference.
Item 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
(a) Financial Statements of Business Acquired
Financial statements required by this Item will be filed in an amendment to this Current Report no later than May 2, 2011.
(b) Pro Forma Financial Information
Pro forma financial information required by this Item will be filed in an amendment to this Current Report no later than May 2, 2011.
The following exhibits are being furnished herewith:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.