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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)   October 20, 2020



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


(Commission File No.)


(IRS Employer Identification Number)






2991 Oak Grove Road, Poplar Bluff, Missouri



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code:    (573) 778-1800                   



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share


The NASDAQStock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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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 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   


Item 8.01Other Events 


On October 20, 2020, the Board of Directors of Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) declared its 106th consecutive quarterly dividend on common stock since the inception of the Company. The dividend of $0.15 per common share will be payable November 30, 2020, to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 13, 2020.


In other matters, the Company expects to release its preliminary operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, on October 26, 2020, and expects to host a conference call to discuss the release on October 27, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., central time. The call will be available live to interested parties by calling 1-888-339-0709 in the United States (Canada: 1-855-669-9657, international: 1-412-902-4189). Participants should ask to be joined into the Southern Missouri Bancorp (SMBC) call. Telephone playback will be available beginning one hour following the conclusion of the call through November 9, 2020. The playback may be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 (Canada: 1-855-669-9658, international: 1-412-317-0088), and using the conference passcode 10149525.


Additionally, on October 20, 2020, the Board of Directors approved the resumption of activity under the share repurchase program that had previously been approved and announced in November 2018, and that had been temporarily suspended in March 2020. Prior to the temporary suspension, the Company had repurchased 218,000 shares of the 450,000 shares authorized. There remain 232,000 shares available for repurchase under the reinstated program. The shares will be purchased at prevailing market prices in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, subject to availability and general market conditions. Repurchased shares will be held as treasury shares to be used for general corporate purposes.






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.










Date:  October 22, 2020



/s/ Greg A. Steffens




Greg A. Steffens




President and Chief Executive Officer