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 28, 2018
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 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 28, 2018, Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into Amendment No. 1 to its Credit Agreement with Prosperity Bank, as lender (the “Amendment”). The Amendment amends the Company's Credit Agreement, dated as of December 22, 2014 (the “Credit Agreement") which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 24, 2015 as Exhibit 10.3 to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1.

The Amendment increases the revolving line of credit (the "Loan") to an amount not to exceed $45 million (the “Revolving Credit Loan Limit”) and provides that the Company can make draws on the Loan for a period of seven years beginning on the date of the Amendment. The principal amount of the Revolving Credit Loan Limit shall reduce annually by the amount of $7.5 million beginning in December 2020. The entire outstanding balance and unpaid interest is payable in full on December 27, 2025.

In addition, the Amendment allows the Company to use the Loan to repurchase shares of its common stock pursuant to the terms of a repurchase program approved by the Company's Board of Directors and after receipt of required regulatory approvals.

The foregoing description of the terms of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amendment, which has been filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth under Item 1.01 is incorporated by reference in this Item 2.03 in its entirety.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)           Exhibits. The following is filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Exhibit Number
Description of Exhibit

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 31, 2018
/s/ Steven F. Retzloff
Steven F. Retzloff