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

November 23, 2020
(Date of earliest event reported)

Farmers & Merchants Bancorp
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
000-26099
 94-3327828
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 (Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No)

111 West Pine Street, Lodi, California 95240
(Address of principal executive offices)       (Zip Code)

(209) 367-2300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changes 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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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. ☐

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
FMCB
OTCQX



Item 8.01
Other Events

The Board of Directors of Farmers & Merchants Bancorp has approved, and all applicable regulators have provided statements of non-objection regarding, the Company’s repurchase and retirement of up to $8.5 million of its outstanding common stock over the remainder of 2020 and the first half of 2021. These repurchases will be done outside of the Company’s current repurchase plan.  All repurchases will be made at the then prevailing market prices.

SIGNATURE

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.

 
FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANCORP
 


  By /s/ Stephen W. Haley  
     
Date:  November 23, 2020
 
Stephen W. Haley
   
Executive Vice President
   
& Chief Financial Officer