Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): February 12, 2016  

Allegiance Bancshares, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

TEXAS 001-3758526-3564100
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


8847 West Sam Houston Parkway N., Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77040
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(281) 894-3200
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d) On February 12, 2016, the Board of Directors of Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”) upon recommendation of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, appointed Umesh Jain, CPA as a Class I Director. As a Class I Director, Mr. Jain will be slated to stand for re-election at the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. As of the date of this filing, Mr. Jain has been appointed to the Company’s Audit Committee.  Mr. Jain will receive fees consistent with those fees received by the existing non-employee directors for service as a director of the Company.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following is furnished as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit Number
 Description of Exhibit
99.1 Press Release issued by Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. on February 18, 2016.



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.

 Allegiance Bancshares, Inc.
Date: February 18, 2016By: /s/ George Martinez        
  Name: George Martinez
  Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer