Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, including: the requisite regulatory and shareholder approvals for this acquisition might not be obtained, or other conditions to completion of the transaction might not be satisfied or waived; expected cost savings, synergies and other benefits from Southern Missouris merger and acquisition activities, including this acquisition and Southern Missouris other acquisitions, might not be realized within the anticipated time frames or at all, and costs or difficulties relating to integration matters, including but not limited to customer and employee retention, might be greater than expected; the strength of the United States economy in general and the strength of the local economies in which we conduct operations; fluctuations in interest rates and in real estate values; monetary and fiscal policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Government and other governmental initiatives affecting the financial services industry; the risks of lending and investing activities, including changes in the level and direction of loan delinquencies and write-offs and changes in estimates of the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses; our ability to access cost-effective funding; the timely development of and acceptance of our new products and services and the perceived overall value of these products and services by users, including the features, pricing and quality compared to competitors' products and services; fluctuations in real estate values and both residential and commercial real estate market conditions; demand for loans and deposits in our market area; legislative or regulatory changes that adversely affect our business; results of examinations of us by our regulators, including the possibility that our regulators may, among other things, require us to increase our reserve for loan losses or to write-down assets; the impact of technological changes; and our success at managing the risks involved in the foregoing. The deal is valued at approximately $24.0 million, inclusive of the retirement of debt outstanding under Centrals Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Any forward-looking statements are based upon managements beliefs and assumptions at the time they are made.
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Southern Missouri and Central anticipate completion of the transaction late in the second calendar quarter of 2020, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including regulatory and shareholder approvals. (January 17, 2020 Poplar Bluff, Missouri - Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMBC, Southern Missouri), the parent corporation of Southern Bank, and Central Federal Bancshares, Inc. (Central), the parent corporation of Central Federal Savings & Loan Association (Central Federal), today announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement whereby Southern Missouri will acquire Central in an all-cash transaction. Central operates one location in Rolla, Missouri.