9 Class Hours

Instructors: Greyson Tuck

This five (5) day course will be an interactive and engaging session that focuses primarily on the fundamental obligation of a community bank director or senior officer to enhance shareholder value. In the community banking context there are a myriad of different ways this can be accomplished. For some institutions enhancing shareholder value may best be accomplished by remaining independent and using one of several alternatives to enhance shareholder value without sale of the bank.

For other community banks, enhancing shareholder value may be best accomplished by buying another institution or selling the bank altogether. Mr. Tuck will present the material in a practical, engaging and informative manner based on his actual experiences with community banks nationwide and his actual work assisting community banks in pursuing and implementing the multiple opportunities available to enhance shareholder value, including strategically planning to enhance shareholder value, sale opportunities and the merger and acquisition market. It will also provide specific steps to enhance shareholder value without sale, including effective use of the bank holding company, stock repurchase planning, employee incentives, ESOPs, S corporation, best practices for corporate governance, and other techniques.

Upon completion of the class, students will understand:

  • Impact of the current regulatory and community banking environment on enhancing shareholder value
  • How to design and measure whether the institution is enhancing shareholder value
  • Basic techniques to enhance shareholder value, including:
    • Bank holding company formation and use
    • Stock redemption
    • Dividend or distribution policies
    • Alternative lines of business
    • Attracting and retaining human resources
    • Enhancing value through appropriate corporate governance
  • Mechanics of mergers and acquisitions
  • Important issues regarding negotiating mergers and acquisitions
  • Fundamentals with respect to pricing an acquisition of a bank or a branch


Annual School Session

Third Year Elective Course

Competency: Innovation & Engagement