SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
SEC FILE NUMBER
|NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING|
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☒ Form 10-K ☐ Form 20-F ☐ Form 11-K ☐ Form 10-Q
☐ Form 10-D ☐ Form N-SAR ☐ Form N-CSR
|For Period Ended: December 31, 2018|
|☐ Transition Report on Form 10-K|
|☐ Transition Report on Form 20-F|
|☐ Transition Report on Form 11-K|
|☐ Transition Report on Form 10-Q|
|☐ Transition Report on Form N-SAR|
|For the Transition Period Ended:|
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Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has verified any information contained herein.
If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:
PART I REGISTRANT INFORMATION
Equity Bancshares, Inc.
Full Name of Registrant
Former Name if Applicable
7701 East Kellogg Drive, Suite 300
Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number)
Wichita, KS 67207
City, State and Zip Code
PART II RULES 12b-25(b) and (c)
If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate)
The reason described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;
The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on Form 10-K, Form 20-F, Form 11-K, Form N-SAR or Form N-CSR, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report or transition report on Form 10-Q or subject distribution report on Form 10-D, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and
|(c)||The accountants statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.|
PART III NARRATIVE
State below in reasonable detail why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q,10-D, N-SAR, N-CSR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed within the prescribed time period.
Equity Bancshares, Inc. (the Company) has determined that it is unable to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 (the Form 10-K) within the prescribed time period without unreasonable effort or expense. The Company is still preparing analyses and providing documentation requested by its auditors in connection with its audit for the year ended December 31, 2018. The Company expects to file the Form 10-K no later than fifteen calendar days following the due date of the Form 10-K.
Notwithstanding the Companys inability to file its Form 10-K within the prescribed time period, the Company currently does not expect to report in its Form 10-K any material changes to its financial results from those previously reported in the press release for the Companys financial results for the periods ended December 31, 2018.
PART IV OTHER INFORMATION
Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification
|Gregory H. Kossover||316||858-3127|
|(Name)||(Area Code)||(Telephone Number)|
Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If the answer is no, identify report(s). Yes ☒ No ☐
Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof? Yes ☐ No ☒
If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.
|Equity Bancshares, Inc.|
|(Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)|
has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|March 19, 2019||By:||
Gregory H. Kossover
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer