American National Bankshares Inc.
SEC Document
SEC Filing
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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): May 16, 2023
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
628 Main Street, Danville, Virginia 24541
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (434) 792-5111
Not Applicable
(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, $1.00 par value
Nasdaq Global Select Market
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).
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 5.03     Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
Amendment to Articles of Incorporation
Effective May 18, 2023, the Articles of Incorporation (the “Articles”) of American National Bankshares Inc. (the “Company”) were amended to remove Section C of Article 3, which established the terms of the Company’s noncumulative perpetual Series A preferred stock (the “Series A Preferred Stock”).  There are no shares of Series A Preferred Stock outstanding, and the Company does not intend to issue shares of Series A Preferred Stock in the future.
Amended and Restated Bylaws
On May 16, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company approved and adopted Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company (the “Bylaws”), effective as of the same date.  The Bylaws were amended and restated to, among other things:
expressly allow the annual meeting of shareholders to be held in a virtual-only format (Section 1.1(a));
increase the advance notice requirement for shareholder proposals for the annual meeting of shareholders from 60 days to 120 days before the first anniversary of the date of the Company’s proxy statement in connection with the last annual meeting (Section 1.1(a));
state that notice of the annual meeting of shareholders may not be delivered more than 60 days prior to the date of the meeting (Section 1.1(b));
state that the record date for any meeting of shareholders may not be more than 70 days before the date of the meeting (Section 1.3);
require any shareholder directly or indirectly soliciting proxies from other shareholders to use a proxy card color other than white (Section 1.4);
remove the prohibition that no person may be elected a director unless the person is the owner of shares of stock of the Company having a par value or market value of $1,000 or more (formerly Section 2.9);
establish the duties and responsibilities of the Lead Independent Director (Section 2.12);
establish the procedures and requirements for shareholders to nominate persons for election to the Board (Section 2.13);
establish the duties and responsibilities of the Executive Chairman (Section 3.4); and
expressly grant the President and Chief Executive Officer authority to appoint and terminate officers holding the position of Senior Vice President and below (Section 3.5).
The amended and restated Bylaws also include certain technical, ministerial and non-substantive amendments.
The foregoing description of the amendments to the Articles and Bylaws does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Articles, as amended, and to the amended and restated Bylaws, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibits 3.1 and 3.2, respectively, and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01         Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)        Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
Description of Exhibit

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.
  American National Bankshares Inc.
Date: May 19, 2023 By: /s/ Jeffrey W. Farrar 
Jeffrey W. Farrar
Senior Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer