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Board of Directors Approve Jefferson Security Bank to Deregister under the JOBS Act

Published on: April 19, 2012


Washington, D.C. 20429



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 18, 2012


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

West Virginia (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

09997 (FDIC File Number)

55-0203500 (IRS Employer Identification No.)

105 East Washington Street, PO Box 35, Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Address of principal executive offices) 25443 (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (304) 876-9000

Not Applicable (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Section 8 – Other Events

Item 8.01 Other Events

On April 18, 2012, the Board of Directors of Jefferson Security Bank (the “Bank”) approved the filing of a Form 15 by the Bank with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) to voluntarily deregister its common shares under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Bank intends to file the Form 15 with the FDIC on or before April 30, 2012.

As a result of the passage of H.R. 3606, the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act,” the Bank is eligible to deregister its common shares because it has fewer than 1,200 holders of record of its common shares. Upon the filing of the Form 15, the Bank’s obligation to file certain reports with the FDIC, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and other filing requirements will terminate upon the effectiveness of the deregistration, which is expected to occur 90 days after the filing of the Form 15.

The Bank’s Board of Directors made this decision after careful consideration and review of the cumulative costs and advantages and disadvantages of being an FDIC registered company. The Bank believes that the negative impact on the Bank of the costs associated with compliance with general Securities and Exchange Commission regulations (as adopted by the FDIC) and Sarbanes-Oxley and other reporting requirements outweigh the benefits of registration. The deregistration will allow management to devote more time and resources to focus on customers and profitable growth. The costs savings the Bank anticipates from being able to deregister is exactly the benefit the JOBS Act intended for community banks.

The Bank’s shares are listed on the Pink Sheets segment and the Bank expects that they will continue to trade there after deregistration. Although no longer required by the FDIC after deregistration, at this time the Bank intends to release financial results, be audited annually and issue press releases for the benefit of its shareholders. There can be no assurance, however that the Bank will continue to provide such information in the future or that its common shares will continue to be quoted on the Pink Sheets after deregistration of the common shares.


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. JEFFERSON SECURITY BANK

Date: April 19, 2012 By: /s/ Cynthia A. Kitner

Cynthia A. Kitner

Executive Vice President and

Chief Financial Officer