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Washington, D.C. 20549
to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 8, 2021
Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 0-23325 43-1792717
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission file number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
2144 E Republic Road, Suite F200
Springfield, Missouri 65804
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (833) 875-2492
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Common Stock, Par Value $0.10 per share
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Item 8.01. Other Events
On April 8, 2021, Wilmington Trust Company, which serves as trustee for Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc.’s (the “Company”) $5,155,000 aggregate principal amount of Fixed Rate Junior Subordinated Debt Securities due 2036 (the “Debt Securities”) and as institutional trustee for the Company’s statutory trust subsidiary, Guaranty Statutory Trust I (the “Trust”), notified investors that the Company will redeem the Debt Securities in whole on May 23, 2021 (the “Redemption Date”). The redemption price will be 100% of the principal amount of the Debt Securities, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the Redemption Date.
All of the Debt Securities are held by the Trust, and redemption of the Debt Securities will result in the Trust’s redemption in whole on the Redemption Date of its outstanding fixed rate trust preferred securities (the “Securities”) issued during 2005 in the aggregate liquidation amount of $5,000,000. The redemption price of the Securities will be 100% of their liquidation amount, plus accrued and unpaid distributions to the Redemption Date.
The Company has been notified by the Federal Reserve that it interposes no objection to the redemption of the Debt Securities.
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.
  Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc.
  By: /s/ Carter M. Peters
  Carter M. Peters
  Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Date: April 9, 2021
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