DOVER, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Seacoast Bancorp (Nasdaq: “FSEA”), the holding company for First Seacoast Bank, announced today the increase in the maximum purchase limits in the stock offering being conducted by First Seacoast Bancorp, Inc., the proposed successor to First Seacoast Bancorp, in connection with the conversion of First Seacoast Bancorp, MHC from mutual to stock form. Both the maximum individual purchase limit and the maximum group limit have been increased from 40,000 shares ($400,000) to 5% of the shares issued in all categories of the stock offering. At the minimum of the offering range disclosed in First Seacoast Bancorp, Inc.’s prospectus dated November 14, 2022, the new limits equate to $1,402,500 (140,250 shares).
Consistent with the prospectus dated November 14, 2022, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement dated December 21, 2022, only those persons who subscribed for the maximum number of shares in the subscription offering or the community offering will be resolicited and given the opportunity to order additional shares up to the new purchase limits. Supplemental stock order forms will be distributed to those subscribers. A properly completed supplemental stock order form for any increased stock order, together with full payment of immediately available funds, must be received by First Seacoast Bancorp, Inc. (not postmarked) by 2:00 p.m., Eastern time, on January 4, 2023. All other eligible subscribers who submitted valid stock order forms in the subscription offering or the community offering will have their stock orders filled in full.
First Seacoast Bancorp, Inc. has commenced a syndicated community offering to sell the shares of common stock not subscribed for in the subscription offering or the community offering, both of which expired on December 16, 2022. In the subscription offering and the community offering, First Seacoast Bancorp, Inc. received valid stock orders for approximately 48.8% of the shares offered for sale at the 2,805,000-share minimum of the offering range. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. acted as marketing agent in the subscription offering and the community offering.
The terms and conditions of the syndicated community offering are more fully set forth in First Seacoast Bancorp, Inc.’s prospectus dated November 14, 2022, as supplemented by a prospectus supplement dated December 21, 2022. The offering of shares in the syndicated community offering is made only by the prospectus, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement, and shares may only be ordered by using the stock order forms provided by First Seacoast Bancorp, Inc. The syndicated community offering will expire at 2:00 p.m., Eastern time, on January 17, 2023, but First Seacoast Bancorp, Inc. reserves the right to select an earlier expiration time and date once it receives valid orders for at least 2,805,000 shares of common stock at the minimum of the offering range, inclusive of the valid orders received in the subscription offering and the community offering. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. is managing the syndicated community offering and is not obligated to purchase any shares offered for sale in the syndicated community offering.
Completion of the conversion and stock offering remains subject to final regulatory approval, the approval of the stockholders of First Seacoast Bancorp and the members of First Seacoast Bancorp, MHC, and the sale of at least 2,805,000 shares of common stock at the minimum of the offering range. First Seacoast Bancorp intends to close the stock offering at the minimum of the offering range.
About First Seacoast Bank
First Seacoast Bank is a federally-chartered stock savings bank serving the financial needs of residents of the Seacoast region of New Hampshire. First Seacoast Bank operates four full-service offices in Strafford County, New Hampshire, and one full-service office in Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about the conversion and stock offering. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding anticipated future events and can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” and “intend” or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” or “may”. Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include that the proposed transaction may not be timely completed, if at all, that required regulatory, stockholder and member approvals are not timely received, if at all, or that other customary closing conditions are not satisfied in a timely manner, if at all.
Important Additional Information and Where to Find It
First Seacoast Bancorp, Inc. has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a Registration Statement on Form S-1 that includes a proxy statement of First Seacoast Bancorp and a prospectus of First Seacoast Bancorp, Inc., as well as other relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction. STOCKHOLDERS OF FIRST SEACOAST BANCORP ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, THE PROXY STATEMENT, AND THE PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. When filed, these documents and other documents relating to the proposed transaction can be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, these documents, when available, can be obtained free-of-charge from First Seacoast Bancorp upon written request to First Seacoast Bancorp, 633 Central Avenue, Dover, New Hampshire 03820, Attention: James R. Brannen, or by calling (603) 742-4680.
Participants in the Solicitation
First Seacoast Bancorp and its directors and its executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect of the proposed transaction. Information regarding First Seacoast Bancorp’s directors and executive officers is available in its definitive proxy statement for its 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, filed with the SEC on April 14, 2022. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation will be contained in the proxy statement, the prospectus, and other relevant materials filed with the SEC, as described above.
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the common stock of First Seacoast Bancorp, Inc. The offer is made only by the prospectus, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement, and when accompanied by a stock order form. The shares of common stock being offered for sale by First Seacoast Bancorp, Inc. are not savings accounts or deposit accounts and are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other governmental agency.
James R. Brannen
President and Chief Executive Officer
First Seacoast Bancorp