SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
(RULE 13d-101. Information to be Included in Statements Filed Pursuant to
Amendments Thereto Filed Pursuant to §240.13d-2(a))
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 1)
Meta Financial Group, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
J. Curtis Linscott
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Cash America International, Inc.
1600 West 7th Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
with a copy to:
L. Steven Leshin, Esq.
Hunton & Williams LLP
1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 3700
Dallas, Texas 75202-2799
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
October 11, 2012
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of Rule 13d-1(e), 13d-1(f) or 13d-1(g), check the following box. ¨
Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See Rule 13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.
The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be filed for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
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Cash America International, Inc.
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Item 1. Item 1. Security and Issuer.
This Amended Statement on Schedule 13D/A (this Schedule 13D/A) relates to the common stock, par value $0.01 per share (Common Stock), of Meta Financial Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Meta Financial). The principal executive offices of Meta Financial are located at 5501 South Broadband Lane, Sioux Falls, North Dakota 57108.
Item 2. Identity and Background.
(a) This Schedule 13D/A is being filed by Cash America International, Inc., a Texas corporation (Reporting Person), pursuant to Rule 13d-1(a) of Regulation D-G under the Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act). A list of the directors and executive officers of the Reporting Person is attached hereto as Annex A.
(b) The address of the principal executive offices of Reporting Person is 1600 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
(c) Reporting Person provides specialty financial services to individuals through retail services locations and through electronic distribution platforms known as e-commerce activities. These services include secured non-recourse loans, commonly referred to as pawn loans, and unsecured consumer loans. Pawn loans are short-term loans (generally 30 to 90 days) made on the pledge of tangible personal property. A related activity of the pawn lending operations is the disposition of collateral from unredeemed pawn loans and the liquidation of a smaller volume of merchandise purchased directly from third-parties or from customers. The Reporting Persons consumer loan portfolio includes short-term single payment loans, longer-term multi-payment installment loans, line of credit advances and credit services.
(d) During the last five years, Reporting Person and, to the knowledge of Reporting Person, the executive officers or directors of Reporting Person set forth on Annex A, have not been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).
(e) During the last five years, Reporting Person and, to the knowledge of Reporting Person, the executive officers or directors of Reporting Person set forth on Annex A, have not been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction as a result of which such person was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, Federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.
(f) Reporting Person is a Texas corporation. To the knowledge of Reporting Person, each executive officer and director of Reporting Person set forth on Annex A, is a citizen of the United States.
Item 3. Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.
On January 26, 2010, Reporting Person purchased 265,000 shares (the Shares) of Common Stock of Meta Financial. Reporting Person paid $21.33 per Share, for an aggregate purchase price of $5,652,450. Funds for such cash purchase price were provided from the working capital of Reporting Person.
Item 4. Purpose of Transaction.
Reporting Person purchased the Shares solely for investment purposes. Reporting Person is the direct beneficial owner of the Shares of Common Stock, and such Shares represent approximately 4.87% of the shares of Common Stock of Meta Financial issued and outstanding as of October 11, 2012 (or 5,443,881 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding pursuant to a prospectus filed by Meta Financial under Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), on October 12, 2012).
Reporting Person may acquire additional securities of Meta Financial, subject to certain factors, including, without limitation, (i) applicable securities laws and governmental and regulatory restrictions on the number of voting securities of Reporting Person, (ii) market conditions and (iii) its assessment of the business prospects of Meta Financial. Reporting Person is continuously evaluating the business and business prospects of Meta Financial, and its present and future interests in, and intentions with respect to, Meta Financial and may at any time decide to dispose of any or all of the shares of Meta Financial currently owned by it, subject to any applicable laws, governmental or regulatory restrictions or contractual restrictions.
The Reporting Person filed its initial statement on Schedule 13D on February 5, 2010, having acquired more than 5% ownership of Meta Financials issued and outstanding Common Stock on January 26, 2010.
The Reporting Person files this first amendment to indicate that its ownership is now below 5% of Meta Financials Common Stock, as indicated in its response to Item 5 below.
Other than discussed herein, Reporting Person currently has no plans to effect:
(a) any extraordinary corporate transaction, such as a merger, reorganization or liquidation, involving Meta Financial or any of its subsidiaries;
(b) a sale or transfer of a material amount of the assets of Meta Financial or any of its subsidiaries;
(c) any change in the present Board of Directors or management of Meta Financial, including any plans or proposals to change the number or term of directors or to fill any existing vacancies on the Board of Directors;
(d) any material change in the present capitalization or dividend policy of Meta Financial;
(e) any other material change in Meta Financials business or corporate structure;
(f) any change in Meta Financials certificate of incorporation, bylaws or instruments corresponding thereto or other actions which may impede the acquisition or control of Meta Financial by any person;
(g) the delisting of any class of securities of Meta Financial from a national securities exchange or the ceasing to be authorized to be quoted in an inter-dealer quotation system of a registered national securities association;
(h) any class of equity securities of Meta Financial becoming eligible for termination of registration pursuant to Section 12(g)(4) of the Act; or
(i) any action similar to any of those enumerated above.
Reporting Person intends to reevaluate continuously its investment in Meta Financial and may, based on such reevaluation, determine at a future date to change its current position with respect to any action enumerated above.
Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer.
The aggregate number of shares and percentage of Common Stock to which this Schedule 13D/A relates is 265,000 shares, representing approximately 4.87% of the shares of Common Stock of Meta Financial issued and outstanding on October 11, 2012. The Reporting Person beneficially owns the Shares of Common Stock and has sole voting and dispositive power with respect to the Shares. Reporting Person has not effected, and to the knowledge of Reporting Person, no director or executive officer of Reporting Person set forth on Annex A has effected, any transaction in the Common Stock during the period
extending from the date hereof to the date 60 days prior to the date hereof. To the knowledge of Reporting Person, except as set forth herein, no other person has the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the Shares. The Reporting Person ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock of Meta Financial as a result of an increase in shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding in connection with certain transactions reported by Meta Financial in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Item 6. Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer.
The Shares were purchased pursuant to a stock purchase agreement (the Stock Purchase Agreement) dated January 22, 2010 between Meta Financial and the Reporting Person. Under the Stock Purchase Agreement, if Meta Financial offers a redemption or repurchase of Common Stock to any holder of Common Stock on a non-pro-rata basis that would cause the Reporting Persons ownership of Common Stock to exceed 9.999% of the total outstanding shares of Common Stock of Meta Financial, then on or prior to the date of such redemption or repurchase Meta Financial will purchase that portion of the shares of Common Stock of Meta Financial held by the Reporting Company in excess of 9.999% of the total outstanding shares of Common Stock of Meta Financial.
In connection with the Stock Purchase Agreement, on January 26, 2010, Meta Financial and Reporting Person executed a registration rights agreement (the Registration Rights Agreement) relating to the Shares. Under the Registration Rights Agreement, Meta Financial agreed to file with the SEC within 30 days from January 26, 2010, a registration statement under the Securities Act covering the resale from time to time of all of the Shares of Common Stock owned by Reporting Person, as of the date of the Registration Rights Agreement. In addition, Meta Financial agreed in the Registration Rights Agreement to keep the registration statement effective until such shares of Common Stock have been sold pursuant to an effective registration statement or pursuant to Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act.
Item 7. Material to be Filed as Exhibits.
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information in this statement is true, complete and correct.
Dated: October 31, 2012
|CASH AMERICA INTERNATIONAL, INC.|
|a Texas corporation|
|By:||/s/ J. Curtis Linscott|
|Name:||J. Curtis Linscott|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, General|
|Counsel & Secretary|
INFORMATION CONCERNING DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF REPORTING PERSON
The following table sets forth the name and current principal occupation of each director and executive officer of Reporting Person. Each person listed below is a citizen of the United States. All of Reporting Persons officers and directors can be reached c/o:
Cash America International, Inc.
1600 West 7th Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
|Position(s) held with|
Daniel R. Feehan
|Director, Chief Executive Officer and President||Chief Executive Officer and President of Cash America International, Inc.|
Jack R. Daugherty
|Director and Chairman of the Board||Chairman of the Board of Cash America International, Inc. and former Chief Executive Officer of Cash America International, Inc.|
Daniel E. Berce
|Director||President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Financial Company, Inc.|
|Director||Founder and President of Pangea Properties and Pangea Equity Partners|
James H. Graves
|Director||Managing Director and Partner of Erwin, Graves & Associates, LP|
B. D. Hunter
|Director||Consultant to Service Corporation International|
Timothy J. McKibben
|Director||Founding Managing Partner of Ancor Holdings, L.P.|
Alfred M. Micallef
|Director||Chairman of JMK International, Inc.|
Timothy S. Ho
|President E-Commerce Division||President E-Commerce Division of Cash America International, Inc.|
Dennis J. Weese
|President Retail Services Division||President Retail Services Division of Cash America International, Inc.|
Thomas A. Bessant, Jr.
|Executive Vice President Chief Financial Officer||Executive Vice President Chief Financial Officer of Cash America International, Inc.|
J. Curtis Linscott
|Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary||Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cash America International, Inc.|