SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
 
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Creech John G

(Last) (First) (Middle)
7701 E. KELLOGG DR., STE. 300

(Street)
WICHITA KS 67207

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
EQUITY BANCSHARES INC [ EQBK ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Credit Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/16/2022
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common Stock 05/16/2022 05/16/2022 A 4,376(1) A $0.00 4,376 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents the grant of 4,376 shares of time-vested restricted units vesting in five equal installments beginning on May 16, 2023.
Remarks:
/s/ Eric R. Newell, attorney-in-fact 05/18/2022
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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Power of Attorney

Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and
appoints each of Brad S. Elliott, Eric R. Newell and Brett A. Reber,
signing singly, the undersigned?s true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:

(1) prepare, execute in the undersigned?s name and on the undersigned?s
behalf, and submit to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the
?SEC?) a Form ID, including amendments thereto, and any other documents
necessary or appropriate to obtain codes and passwords enabling the
undersigned to make electronic filings with the SEC of reports required
by Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the
?Exchange Act?), and the rules and regulations thereunder;

(2) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned Forms 3, 4 and 5
(including amendments thereto) in accordance with Section 16(a) of the
Exchange, and the rules and regulations thereunder;

(3) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned
that may be necessary or desirable to complete and execute any such Form
3, 4 or 5, complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, file
that Form with the SEC and any stock exchange or similar authority, and
provide a copy as required by law or advisable to such persons as the
attorney-in-fact deems appropriate; and

(4) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the
foregoing that, in the opinion of the attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit
to, in the best interest of, or legally required of the undersigned, it
being understood that the documents executed by the attorney-in-fact on
behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney will be in
such form and will contain such terms and conditions as the attorney-in-
fact may approve in the attorney-in-fact?s discretion.

The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full
power and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing
whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of
any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and
purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with
full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming
all that the attorney-in-fact, or the attorney-in-fact?s substitute or
substitutes, will lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this Power
of Attorney and the rights and powers herein granted. The undersigned
acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, and their substitutes,
in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not
assuming, nor is Equity Bancshares, Inc., any of the undersigned?s
responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Exchange Act.

The undersigned agrees that each such attorney-in-fact may rely
entirely on information furnished orally or in writing by or at the
direction of the undersigned to the attorney-in-fact. The undersigned
also agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Equity Bancshares, Inc. and
each such attorney-in-fact against any losses, claims, damages or
liabilities (or actions in these respects) that
arise out of or are based upon any untrue statements or omissions of
necessary facts in the information provided by or at the direction of the
undersigned, or upon the lack of timeliness in the delivery of
information by or at the direction of the undersigned, to that attorney-
in-fact for purposes of executing, acknowledging, delivering or filing
any Form 3, 4 or 5 (including any amendment thereto) and agrees to
reimburse Equity Bancshares, Inc. and the attorney-in-fact on demand for
any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred in connection with
investigating or defending against any such loss, claim, damage,
liability or action.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until
the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with
respect to the undersigned?s holdings of and transactions in securities
issued by Equity Bancshares, Inc., unless earlier revoked by the
undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-
fact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of
Attorney to be executed as of the date written below.


/s/ John G Creech
Signature


John G Creech
Print Name


January 10, 2022
Date