SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): August 30, 2021
First United Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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19 South Second Street, Oakland, Maryland 21550
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Common stock||FUNC||Nasdaq Stock Market|
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On August 30, 2021, First United Bank & Trust, the wholly-owned bank subsidiary of First United Corporation (the “Corporation”), prepaid $70.0 million of outstanding Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances, which resulted in $2.4 million of prepayment penalties. These FHLB advances had fixed interest rates ranging from 1.365% to 2.895% with an overall weighted rate of 1.90% and maturity dates ranging from December 9, 2021 to November 16, 2026.
Management made the strategic decision to deploy excess cash balances for the prepayment. Excess cash is invested overnight with the Federal Reserve at the overnight federal funds sold rate of approximately 0.10%. Interest expense savings for the remainder of 2021 is expected to be approximately $0.4 million, and the transaction is anticipated to have a positive impact on the net interest margin of approximately 3 basis points in 2021 and approximately 19 basis points in future years.
This Item 8.01 contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements do not represent historical facts, but are statements about management’s beliefs, plans and objectives about the future, as well as its assumptions and judgments concerning such beliefs, plans and objectives. These statements are evidenced by terms such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend,” and similar expressions. Although these statements reflect management’s good faith beliefs and projections, they are not guarantees of future performance and they may not prove true. These projections involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those addressed in the forward-looking statements. For a discussion of these risks and uncertainties, see the section of the periodic reports that the Corporation files with the Securities and Exchange Commission entitled “Risk Factors”.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The exhibits filed or furnished with this report are listed in the following Exhibit Index:
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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.
|FIRST UNITED CORPORATION|
|Dated: September 1, 2021||By:||/s/ Tonya K. Sturm|
|Tonya K. Sturm|
|Senior Vice President & CFO|