UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)    December 30, 2016
 

 

Citizens Bancshares Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 

 

Georgia 333-38509 58-1631302
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
     

 

230 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 30303
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
   

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code    (404) 659-5959
   

 

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

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

☐  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

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Item 8.01  Other Events

 

On January 4, 2017, Citizens Bancshares Corporation (the “Registrant”) issued a press release announcing it has repurchased its TARP Community Development Capital Initiative Series C Preferred Shares from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. A copy of the press release issued by the Registrant is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

Item 9.01  Financial Statements, Pro Forma Information, and Exhibits

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

Press Release of Registrant, dated January 4, 2017, announcing repurchase of TARP Community Development Capital Initiative Series C Preferred Shares.

 

Signature

 

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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

  CITIZENS BANCSHARES CORPORATION
       
       
  By: /s/ Cynthia N. Day  
    Cynthia N. Day  
    President and CEO  

 

Dated: January 4, 2017

 

 

 

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