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): December 14, 2017 
Allegiance Bancshares, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(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 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On December 14, 2017, Allegiance Bank (the “Bank”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. (“Allegiance”), completed the issuance, through a private placement, of $40,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due December 15, 2027 (the “Notes”) to certain institutional accredited investors.

The Notes were issued at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount, resulting in net proceeds to the Bank of $39.4 million. The Bank intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to support its growth and for general corporate purposes. The Notes are intended to qualify as Tier 2 capital for bank regulatory purposes.

The Notes bear a fixed interest rate of 5.25 percent per annum until (but excluding) December 15, 2022, payable semi-annually in arrears. From December 15, 2022, the Notes will bear a floating rate of interest equal to 3-Month LIBOR + 3.03% until the Notes mature on December 15, 2027, or such earlier redemption date, payable quarterly in arrears. The Notes will be redeemable by the Bank, in whole or in part, on or after December 15, 2022 or, in whole but not in part, upon the occurrence of certain specified tax events, capital events or investment company events. Any redemption will be at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of Notes being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, and will be subject to, and require, prior regulatory approval. The Notes are not subject to redemption at the option of the holders.

The foregoing description of the Notes is a summary and does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the form of Note filed as Exhibit 4.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)           Exhibits. The following is filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K:
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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: December 14, 2017
/s/ George Martinez
George Martinez
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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