As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 21, 2020

Registration No. 333-

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

BLUE RIDGE BANKSHARES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Virginia   54-1470908

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1807 Seminole Trail

Charlottesville, Virginia

  22901
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.

Equity Incentive Plan

(Full title of the plan)

Brian K. Plum

President and Chief Executive Officer

Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.

1807 Seminole Trail

Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

(Name and address of agent for service)

(540) 743-6521

(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copy to:

 

Scott H. Richter

Williams Mullen

200 South 10th Street, Suite 1600

Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 420-6000

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.  

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of Securities Act. ☐

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of securities

to be registered

 

Amount to be

registered (1)

 

Proposed maximum

offering price per
share (2)

 

Proposed maximum

aggregate offering
price (2)

 

Amount of

registration fee

Common Stock, no par value per share

  386,127 shares   $13.66   $5,274,495   $685

 

 

(1) 

Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this registration statement also covers such additional and indeterminate number of shares of common stock of the registrant as may be issuable under the Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. Equity Incentive Plan as a result of a stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization or similar event.

(2) 

Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(h) under the Securities Act, based on the average of the high and low prices of the registrant’s common stock on the NYSE American on August 18, 2020.

 

 

 


PART I

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

The document(s) containing the information specified in Part I will be sent or given to participants as specified by Rule 428 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Such documents are not being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) either as part of this Registration Statement or as prospectuses or prospectus supplements pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act. Such documents and the documents incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement pursuant to Item 3 of Part II of this Form, taken together, constitute a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act.

PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

Item 3.

Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The following documents, which have been filed with the Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are hereby incorporated by reference in, and shall be deemed to be a part of, this Registration Statement (other than any such documents or portions thereof that are furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K, unless otherwise indicated therein, including any exhibits included with such Items):

 

  (a)

The Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. (the “Company”), filed with the Commission on April 14, 2020, as amended by Amendment No.  1 on Form 10-K/A, filed with the Commission on April 29, 2020.

 

  (b)

The Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020, filed with the Commission on May  15, 2020 and August 14, 2020, respectively.

 

  (c)

The Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on April 17, 2020, May  29, 2020 (two reports), July  1, 2020, July 7, 2020, July  8, 2020, August 13, 2020 and August 14, 2020.

 

  (d)

All other reports filed by the Company pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act since the end of the fiscal year covered by the Annual Report referred to in (a) above.

 

  (e)

The description of the Company’s common stock contained in Exhibit 4.3 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, filed with the Commission on April 14, 2020.

All documents subsequently filed by the Company pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated herein by reference and shall be deemed a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents. Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein and to be a part hereof shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.

 

Item 4.

Description of Securities.

Not applicable.

 

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Item 5.

Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

Not applicable.

 

Item 6.

Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

The Virginia Stock Corporation Act, codified in Article 10 of Chapter 9 of Title 13.1 of the Code of Virginia as amended (the “VSCA”), permits a Virginia corporation to indemnify any director or officer for reasonable expenses incurred in any legal proceeding in advance of final disposition of the proceeding, if the director or officer furnishes the corporation with a signed written undertaking to repay any funds advanced if he or she is not entitled to mandatory indemnification and it is ultimately determined that he or she did not meet the relevant standard of conduct. In addition, a corporation is permitted to indemnify a director or officer against liability incurred in a proceeding if a determination has been made by the disinterested members of the board of directors, special legal counsel or shareholders that the director or officer conducted himself or herself in good faith and otherwise met the required standard of conduct. To meet the relevant standard of conduct, the VSCA provides that the director or officer must have conducted himself or herself in good faith and believed, in the case of conduct in his or her official capacity with the corporation, that his or her conduct was in its best interests and, in the case of other conduct, that his or her conduct was at least not opposed to its best interests. In the case of any criminal proceeding, the director or officer must not have had reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful. In a proceeding by or in the right of the corporation, no indemnification shall be made in respect of any matter as to which a director or officer is adjudged to be liable to the corporation, except for reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the proceeding if it is determined that the director or officer has met the relevant standard of conduct. In any other proceeding, no indemnification shall be made if the director or officer is adjudged liable to the corporation on the basis that he or she improperly received a personal benefit. Corporations are given the power to make any other or further indemnity, including advances and reimbursement of expenses, to any director or officer that may be authorized by the articles of incorporation or any bylaw made by the shareholders, or any resolution adopted, before or after the event, by the shareholders, except an indemnity against willful misconduct or a knowing violation of the criminal law. Unless limited by its articles of incorporation, indemnification against the reasonable expenses incurred by a director or officer is mandatory when he or she entirely prevails in the defense of any proceeding to which he or she is a party because he or she is or was a director or officer.

As permitted by the VSCA, the articles of incorporation of the Company contain provisions that indemnify its directors and officers and that eliminate the liability of both its directors and officers to the Company or its shareholders for monetary damages in excess of $1.00, to the fullest extent permitted by Virginia law. These provisions do not limit or eliminate the rights of the Company or any shareholder to seek an injunction or other non-monetary relief in the event of a breach of a director’s or officer’s fiduciary duty. In addition, these provisions only apply to claims against a director or officer arising out of his or her role as a director or officer and do not relieve a director or officer from liability if he or she engaged in willful misconduct or a knowing violation of the criminal law. In addition, the Company’s articles of incorporation provide for the indemnification of directors for expenses and/or liabilities they incur in connection with the defense of claims asserted against them in their capacities as directors. The Company has limited its exposure to liability for indemnification of directors and officers by purchasing directors and officers liability insurance coverage. The rights of indemnification provided in the articles of incorporation of the Company are not exclusive of any other rights that may be available under any insurance or other agreement, by vote of shareholders or disinterested directors, or otherwise.

 

Item 7.

Exemption from Registration Claimed.

Not applicable.

 

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Item 8.

Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number
  

Description of the Exhibit

4.1    Articles of Incorporation of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc., as amended through August  16, 2011 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.’s Form 1-A Offering Statement filed May 19, 2016).
4.2    Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc., dated June  27, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed on August 8, 2019).
4.3    Articles of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc., dated July  7, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 8, 2020).
4.4
   Bylaws of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc., as amended (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 17, 2020).
4.5    Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. Equity Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Appendix A of the Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on June 30, 2020, filed on May 18, 2020).
5.0    Opinion of Williams Mullen.*
23.1    Consent of Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P.*
23.2    Consent of Williams Mullen (included in Exhibit 5.0).
24.0    Power of Attorney (included on signature page).

 

*

Filed herewith.

 

Item 9.

Undertakings.

(a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

 

  (i)

To include any prospectus required by section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

 

  (ii)

To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

 

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  (iii)

To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the registrant pursuant to section 13 or section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

(b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to section 13(a) or section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Charlottesville, Commonwealth of Virginia, on August 21, 2020.

 

BLUE RIDGE BANKSHARES, INC.
By:   /s/ Brian K. Plum
  Brian K. Plum
  President and Chief Executive Officer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated. Each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Brian K. Plum and Amanda G. Story, and each of them singly, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments or post-effective amendments to this registration statement, hereby ratifying and confirming such person’s signature as it may be signed by said attorneys to any and all amendments.

 

Signature

  

Capacity

 

Date

/s/ Brian K. Plum   

President, Chief Executive

Officer and Director (Principal

Executive Officer)

  August 21, 2020

Brian K. Plum

 
/s/ Amanda G. Story   

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

  August 21, 2020
Amanda G. Story
/s/ Larry Dees    Chairman of the Board   August 21, 2020

Larry Dees

/s/ Hunter H. Bost    Director   August 21, 2020

Hunter H. Bost

/s/ Robert B. Burger Jr.    Director   August 21, 2020

Robert B. Burger Jr.

/s/ Elise Peters Carey    Director   August 21, 2020
Elise Peters Carey
/s/ Mensel D. Dean Jr.    Director   August 21, 2020
Mensel D. Dean Jr.
/s/ Kenneth E. Flynt    Director   August 21, 2020

Kenneth E. Flynt

/s/ James E. Gander II    Director   August 21, 2020

James E. Gander II

/s/ Andrew C. Holzwarth    Director   August 21, 2020

Andrew C. Holzwarth

 

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/s/ Robert S. Janney    Director   August 21, 2020

Robert S. Janney

/s/ Mark W. Sisk    Director   August 21, 2020

Mark W. Sisk

/s/ William W. Stokes    Director   August 21, 2020

William W. Stokes

/s/ A. Pierce Stone    Director   August 21, 2020

A. Pierce Stone

/s/ Malcolm R. Sullivan Jr.    Director   August 21, 2020

Malcolm R. Sullivan Jr.

/s/ Donald R. Vaughan    Director   August 21, 2020

Donald R. Vaughan

/s/ Carolyn J. Woodruff    Director   August 21, 2020
Carolyn J. Woodruff

 

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