First United Corporation
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Washington, D.C. 20549








Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 8, 2021


First United Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Maryland   0-14237   52-1380770
(State or other jurisdiction of   (Commission file number)   (IRS Employer
incorporation or organization)       Identification No.)


19 South Second Street, Oakland, Maryland 21550

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(301) 334-9471

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(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 obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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


x Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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 FUNC Nasdaq Stock Market


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

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 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨









Item 8.01 Other Events.


Letter to Shareholders


On January 12, 2021, First United Corporation (“First United”) mailed a letter to its shareholders, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1.


Driver Opportunity Partners I LP


On January 8, 2021, First United received a notice from Driver Opportunity Partners I LP (“Driver”) of its intent to submit business proposals and to nominate J. Abbott Cooper for election as a director at First United’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders. First United's Board of Directors is reviewing the notice. No action by shareholders is required at this time.


Important Additional Information

       First United, its directors and certain of its executive officers will be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from First United’s shareholders in connection with First United’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders. First United intends to file a definitive proxy statement and a BLUE proxy card with the SEC in connection with any such solicitation of proxies from First United shareholders. SHAREHOLDERS OF FIRST UNITED ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO READ SUCH PROXY STATEMENT, ACCOMPANYING BLUE PROXY CARD AND ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (THE "SEC") CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Exhibit 99.2 to this report contains information regarding the direct and indirect interests, by securities holdings or otherwise, of First United’s directors and executive officers in First United’s securities. If the holdings of First United’s securities change from the amounts provided in Exhibit 99.2 hereto, then such changes will be set forth in SEC filings on Form 3, 4, and 5, which can be found through First United’s website at or through the SEC’s website at Information can also be found in First United’s other SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. Updated information regarding the identity of potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the definitive proxy statement and other materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders. Shareholders will be able to obtain the definitive proxy statement, any amendments or supplements to the proxy statement and other documents filed by First United with the SEC at no charge at the SEC’s website at Copies will also be available at no charge at First United’s website at


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Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.




The exhibits filed or furnished with this report are listed in the following Exhibit Index:


Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Letter to shareholders (filed herewith)
99.2 Security holdings of directors and executive officers (filed herewith)
104 Cover page interactive data file (embedded within the iXBRL document)




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.


Dated:  January 12, 2021 By: /s/ Tonya K. Sturm  
    Tonya K. Sturm  
    Senior Vice President & CFO  


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