Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 26, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Kansas   001-37624   72-1532188

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


7701 East Kellogg Drive, Suite 300

Wichita, KS

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 316.612.6000

Not Applicable

Former name or former address, if changed since last report:



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Item 8.01

Other Events.

On April 26, 2019, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City advised Equity Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”) that it has no objection to the Company’s authorization of its repurchase of up to 1.1 million shares of the Company’s Class A Voting Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, from time to time, beginning April 29, 2019 and concluding October 30, 2020. The Company may repurchase shares in privately negotiated transactions, in the open market, including pursuant to any trading plan that may be adopted in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, or otherwise in a manner that complies with applicable federal securities laws. The repurchase program does not obligate the Company to acquire a specific dollar amount or number of shares and it may be extended, modified or discontinued at any time without notice.


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


DATE: April 30, 2019     By:   /s/ Gregory H. Kossover
      Gregory H. Kossover
      Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer