Registration No. 333-
As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission November 9, 2023
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
Capital Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
|(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
2275 Research Boulevard, Suite 600
Rockville, Maryland 20850
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Capital Bancorp, Inc. 2017 Stock and Incentive Compensation Plan
(Full Title of the Plan)
|Edward F. Barry||Kevin M. Houlihan, Esq.|
|Chief Executive Officer||William H. Levay, Esq.|
|Capital Bancorp, Inc.||Holland & Knight LLP|
|2275 Research Boulevard, Suite 600||800 17th Street, Suite 1100|
|Rockville, MD 20850||Washington, DC 20006|
|(301) 468-8848||(202) 955-3000|
|(Name, Address and Telephone|
|Number of Agent for Service)|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:
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This registration on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) is being filed by Capital Bancorp, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), to register 900,000 shares of its common stock, $0.01 par value (“Common Stock”), issuable to eligible service providers of the Company under the Capital Bancorp, Inc. 2017 Stock and Incentive Compensation Plan (the “2017 Plan”).
Item 1. Plan Information.
The information required by Item 1 is included in documents sent or given to participants in the 2017 Plan covered by this Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 428(b)(1) of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”).
Item 2. Registrant Information and Employee Plan Annual Information.
The written statement required by Item 2 is included in documents sent or given to participants in the 2017 Plan covered by this Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 428(b)(1) of the Securities Act.
Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.
The following documents previously filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission” or “SEC”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are incorporated herein by reference in this Registration Statement:
(2) The Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, filed on May 10, 2023, and for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, filed on August 9, 2023; (4) The Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K, filed on January 25, 2023, January 26, 2023, February 1, 2023, February 22, 2023, April 13, 2023, April 21, 2023, May 2, 2023, May 22, 2023, May 23, 2023, June 13, 2023, July 14, 2023, July 27, 2023, September 12, 2023, and October 23, 2023;
All documents subsequently filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14, or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, after the date hereof, and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part thereof from the date of the filing of such documents. Any statement contained in the documents incorporated, or deemed to be incorporated, by reference herein or therein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement and the prospectus to the extent that a statement contained herein or therein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is, or is deemed to be, incorporated by reference herein or therein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.
Item 4. Description of Securities.
Not applicable, as the Company’s Common Stock is registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act.
Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
The Maryland General Corporation Law permits a corporation to indemnify its present and former directors, among others, against judgments, penalties, fines, settlements and reasonable expenses actually incurred by them in connection with any proceeding to which they may be made a party by reason of their services in those capacities, unless it is established that:
(1) the act or omission of the director was material to the matter giving rise to such proceeding and
(A) was committed in bad faith or
(B) was the result of active and deliberate dishonesty;
(2) the director actually received an improper personal benefit in money, property, or services; or
(3) in the case of any criminal proceeding, the director had reasonable cause to believe that the act or omission was unlawful.
Maryland law permits a corporation to indemnify a present and former officer to the same extent as a director.
In addition to the foregoing, a court of appropriate jurisdiction: (1) shall order indemnification of reasonable expenses incurred by a director who has been successful, on the merits or otherwise, in the defense of any proceeding identified above, or in the defense of any claim, issue or matter in the proceeding; and (2) may under certain circumstances order indemnification of a director or an officer who the court determines is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnification in view of all of the relevant circumstances, whether or not the director or officer has met the standards of conduct set forth in the preceding paragraph or has been declared liable on the basis that a personal benefit improperly received in a proceeding charging improper personal benefit to the director or the officer, provided, however, that if the proceeding was an action by or in the right of the corporation or involved a determination that the director or officer received an improper personal benefit, no indemnification may be made if the director or officer is adjudged liable to the corporation, except to the extent of expenses approved by a court of appropriate jurisdiction.
The Maryland General Corporation Law also permits a corporation to pay or reimburse, in advance of the final disposition of a proceeding, reasonable expenses incurred by a present or former director or officer made a party to the proceeding by reason of his or her service in that capacity, provided that the corporation shall have received:
(1) a written affirmation by the director or officer of his good faith belief that he has met the standard of conduct necessary for indemnification by the corporation; and
(2) a written undertaking by or on behalf of the director or officer to repay the amount paid or reimbursed by the corporation if it shall ultimately be determined that the standard of conduct was not met.
The Company has provided for indemnification of directors, officers, employees and agents in Article Seventh of its Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation (the “Charter”). This provision of the Charter reads as follows:
(A) Personal Liability of Directors. A director of the Corporation shall not be personally liable for monetary damages for any action taken, or any failure to take any action, as a director except to the extent that by law a director's liability for monetary damages may not be limited.
(B) Indemnification. The Corporation shall indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, including actions by or in the right of the Corporation, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that such person is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the Corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the Corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against expenses (including attorneys' fees), judgements, fines, excise taxes and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with such action, suit or proceeding to the fullest extent permissible under Maryland law.
(C) Advancement of Expenses. Reasonable expenses incurred by an officer, director, employee or agent of the Corporation in defending a civil or criminal action, suit or proceeding described in Section B of this Article VI may be paid by the Corporation in advance of the final disposition of such action, suit or proceeding upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of such person to repay such amount if it shall ultimately be determined that the person is not entitled to be indemnified by the Corporation.
(D) Other Rights. The indemnification and advancement of expenses provided by or pursuant to this Article VI shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which those seeking indemnification or advancement of expenses may be entitled under any insurance or other agreement, vote of stockholders or directors or otherwise, both as to actions in their official capacity and as to actions in another capacity while holding an office, and shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee or agent and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors and administrators of such person.
(E) Insurance. The Corporation shall have the power to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any person who is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the Corporation, or is or was serving at the request of the Corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against any liability asserted against him and incurred by him in any such capacity, or arising out of his status as such, whether or not the Corporation would have power to indemnify him against such liability under the provisions of this Article VI.
(F) Security Fund; Indemnity Agreements. By action of the Board of Directors (notwithstanding their interest in the transaction), the Corporation may create and fund a trust fund or fund of any nature, and may enter into agreements with its officers, directors, employees and agents for the purpose of securing or insuring in any manner its obligation to indemnify or advance expenses provided for in this Article VI.
The Maryland General Corporation Law authorizes a Maryland corporation to limit by provision in its Articles of Incorporation the liability of directors and officers to the corporation or to its stockholders for money damages except to the extent:
(1) the director or officer actually receives an improper benefit or profit in money, property, or services, for the amount of the benefit or profit actually received, or
(2) a judgment or other final adjudication adverse to the director or officer is entered in a proceeding based on a finding in the proceeding that the director's or officer's action, or failure to act, was the result of active and deliberate dishonesty and was material to the cause of action adjudicated in the proceeding.
The Corporation has limited the liability of its directors and officers for money damages in Article Seventh of the Charter as noted above.
As permitted under Section 2-418(k) of the Maryland General Corporation Law, the Corporation has purchased and maintains insurance on behalf of its directors and officers against any liability asserted against such directors and officers in their capacities as such, whether or not the Corporation would have the power to indemnify such persons under the provisions of Maryland law governing indemnification.
Item 7. Exemption From Registration Claimed.
Item 8. Exhibits.
The Exhibits to this registration statement are listed in the Index to Exhibits which immediately follows the signature pages hereto.
Item 9. Undertakings.
(a) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:
(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:
(i) to include any prospectus required by section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;
(ii) to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fees” table in the effective Registration Statement;
(iii) to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this Registration Statement or any material change to such information in this Registration Statement;
provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by these paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Company pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement;
(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new Registration Statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof;
(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering;
(b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new Registration Statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement on Form S-8 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Rockville, State of Maryland, on this 9th day of November, 2023.
CAPITAL BANCORP, INC.:
|By:||/s/ Edward F. Barry|
|Edward F. Barry|
|Chief Executive Officer|
POWER OF ATTORNEY
We, the undersigned directors and officers of Capital Bancorp, Inc. (the “Registrant”) hereby severally constitute and appoint Edward F. Barry with full power of substitution, our true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agents, to do any and all things in our names in the capacities indicated below which said Edward F. Barry may deem necessary or advisable to enable the Registrant to comply with the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any rules, regulations and requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in connection with the registration statement on Form S-8 of the Registrant, including specifically but not limited to, power and authority to sign for us in our named in the capacities indicated below, the Registration Statement and any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) thereto; and we hereby ratify and confirm all that said Edward F. Barry share lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement on Form S-8 has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated.
|/s/ Edward F. Barry||Chief Executive Officer and Director|
(Principal Executive Officer)
November 9, 2023
|Edward F. Barry|
/s/ Jay Walker
|Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)||November 9, 2023|
|/s/ Jerome R. Bailey||Director||November 9, 2023|
|Jerome R. Bailey|
|/s/ Joshua B. Bernstein||Director||November 9, 2023|
|Joshua B. Bernstein|
|/s/ C. Scott Brannan||Director||November 9, 2023|
|C. Scott Brannan|
|/s/ Scot R. Browning||Director||November 9, 2023|
|Scot R. Browning|
|/s/ Randall J. Levitt||Director||November 9, 2023|
|Randall J. Levitt|
|/s/ Fred J. Lewis||Director||November 9, 2023|
|Fred J. Lewis|
|/s/ Deborah Ratner-Salzberg||Director||November 9, 2023|
|/s/ Steven J. Schwartz||Chairman of the Board of Directors||November 9, 2023|
|Steven J. Schwartz|
|/s/ Mary Ann Scully||Director||November 9, 2023|
|Mary Ann Scully|
|/s/ James F. Whalen||Director||November 9, 2023|
|James F. Whalen|
|Exhibit Number||Description of Exhibit|
800 17th Street N.W., Suite 1100 | Washington, DC 20006 | T 202.955.3000 | F 202.955.5564
Holland & Knight LLP | www.hklaw.com
November 9, 2023
Board of Directors
Capital Bancorp, Inc.
2275 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20850
Re: Capital Bancorp, Inc. Registration Statement on Form S-8
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have acted as counsel to Capital Bancorp, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the preparation and filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) of a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”) pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), relating to the registration under the Act by the Company of 900,000 shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”) issuable under the Company’s 2017 Stock and Incentive Compensation Plan (the “2017 Plan”). This opinion is being issued pursuant to the requirements of the Act.
In so acting, we have examined and relied upon the original or a copy, certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of: (i) the Registration Statement and all exhibits thereto; (ii) the Company’s Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, as amended, as presently in effect; (iii) the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws, as presently in effect; and (iv) such other documents, certificates and records as we have deemed necessary or appropriate to form the basis for the opinions set forth herein.
In rendering the opinions set forth herein, we have relied, without investigation, on each of the following assumptions: (i) the legal capacity of each natural person to take all actions required of each such person in connection with the Registration Statement and the registration, issuance and sale of the Shares; (ii) the genuineness of each signature, the completeness of each document submitted to us, the authenticity of each document reviewed by us as an original, the conformity to the original of each document reviewed by us as a duplicate or a certified or conformed copy and the authenticity of the original of each document received by us as a duplicate or a certified or conformed copy; (iii) as to matters of fact, the truthfulness, accuracy and completeness of the information, representations and warranties of the Company made in the Registration Statement and in the records, documents, instruments, certificates and statements we have reviewed; (iv) the due execution and delivery of all documents (except that no such assumption is made as to the Company) where due execution and delivery are a prerequisite to the effectiveness thereof; and (v) that there has been no undisclosed waiver of any right, remedy or provision contained in such documents. As to any facts material to the opinion expressed herein, which were not
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independently established or verified, we have relied, to the extent we have deemed reasonably appropriate, upon statements and representations of officers or directors of the Company.
Based on the foregoing, and subject to the assumptions, qualifications and limitations stated herein, we are of the opinion that the Shares have been duly authorized and, when issued and paid for in the manner described in the 2017 Plan, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.
This opinion is rendered solely in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement, is limited to the matters stated herein, and no opinions may be implied or inferred beyond the matters expressly stated herein. This opinion may not be relied upon for any other purpose without our prior written consent in each instance. Further, no portion of this letter may be quoted, circulated or referred to in any other document for any other purpose without our prior written consent.
The opinion expressed herein is limited to the federal securities laws of the United States of America and the corporate laws of the State of Maryland and we express no opinion as to matters governed by laws of any jurisdiction other than the federal securities laws of the United States of America and the corporate laws of the State of Maryland, as in effect on the date hereof. This opinion speaks only as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update or supplement such opinions to reflect any facts or circumstances that may hereafter come to our attention, whether existing before or arising after the date hereof, or any changes in law that may hereafter occur.
We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not admit that we come within the category of persons whose consent is required by Section 7 of the Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.
HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement on Form S-8 of Capital Bancorp, Inc. of our report dated March 15, 2023, relating to the consolidated financial statements of Capital Bancorp, Inc., appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Capital Bancorp, Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2022.
/s/ Elliott Davis, PLLC
Raleigh, North Carolina
November 9, 2023
Calculation of Filing Fee Tables
Registration Statement on Form S-8
Capital Bancorp, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
Table 1: Newly Registered Securities
|Fees to Be Paid||Equity|
value per share
Rule 457(c) and
|Total Offering Amounts|| ||$18,450,000||-||$2,723.22|
|Total Fee Offsets|| ||-||-||-|
|Net Fee Due|| ||-||-||$2,723.22|
|(1)||Represents the shares of common stock of Capital Bancorp, Inc. (the “Common Stock”) which may be distributed upon the vesting of restricted stock, restricted stock units or stock appreciation rights granted under the Capital Bancorp, Inc. 2017 Stock and Incentive Compensation Plan (the “2017 Plan”), or which may be issued upon the exercise of stock options to purchase shares of Common Stock granted under the 2017 Plan, together with an indeterminate number of additional shares which may be necessary to adjust the number of shares reserved for issuance pursuant to the 2017 Plan as the result of a stock split, stock dividend or similar adjustment to the outstanding Common Stock pursuant to 17 C.F.R. §230.416(a).|
|(2)||Represents additional shares of the Common Stock authorized for issuance under the 2017 Plan.|
|(3)||Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rules 457(c) and (h) under the Securities Act, based upon the average of the high and low market prices of the Common Stock as reported on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on November 6, 2023.|
|(4)||Calculated pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Securities Act.|