SEC Form 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Amerant Bancorp Inc.
[ AMTB ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
||Officer (give title below)
||Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
||Form filed by One Reporting Person
||Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
|Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned|
|1. Title of Security (Instr.
Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr.
||3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr.
||4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr.
|Class A Common Stock
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned|
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
|1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr.
||2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
||3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr.
||4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security
||5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr.
||6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr.
||Amount or Number of Shares
|Explanation of Responses:|
||/s/ Ivan E. Trujillo, as Attorney-in-Fact for Gerald P. Plush
||** Signature of Reporting Person
|Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.|
|* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person,
|** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations
18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).|
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LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY
FOR SECTION 13 AND SECTION 16 REPORTING
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned hereby makes,
constitutes and appoints Millar Wilson, Alberto Peraza, Ivan E. Trujillo, and
Julio V. Pena, of Amerant Bancorp Inc. (the "Company"), as the undersigned's
true and lawful attorney-in-fact (the "Attorney-in-Fact"), with full power of
substitution and resubstitution, each with the power to act alone for the
undersigned and in the undersigned's name, place and stead, in any and all
1. Prepare, execute and submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission
("SEC"), any national securities exchange or securities quotation system and the
Company any and all reports (including any amendment thereto) of the undersigned
required or considered advisable under Section 13 or Section 16 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") and the rules and
regulations thereunder, with respect to the equity securities of the Company,
including Forms 3, 4 and 5 and Schedule 13D or 13G; and
2. Obtain, as the undersigned's representative and on the undersigned's
behalf, information regarding transactions in the Company's equity securities
from any third party, including the Company and
any brokers, dealers, employee
benefit plan administrators and trustees, and the undersigned hereby authorizes
any such third party to release any such information to the Attorney-in-Fact.
The undersigned acknowledges that:
(a) This Limited Power of Attorney authorizes, but does not require, the
Attorney-in-Fact to act at his or her discretion on information provided to
such Attorney-in-Fact without independent verification of such information;
(b) Any documents prepared or executed by the Attorney-in-Fact on behalf
of the undersigned pursuant to this Limited Power of Attorney will be in such
form and will contain such information as the Attorney-in-Fact, in his or her
discretion, deems necessary or desirable;
(c) Neither the Company nor the Attorney-in-Fact assumes any liability for
the undersigned's responsibility to comply with the requirements of Section 13
or Section 16 of the Exchange Act, any liability of the undersigned for any
failure to comply with such requirements, or any liability of the undersigned
for disgorgement of profits under Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act; and
(d) This Limited Power of Attorney does not relieve the undersigned from
responsibility for compliance with the undersigned's obligations under Section
13 or Section 16 of the Exchange Act, including, without limitation, the
reporting requirements under Section 13 or Section 16 of the Exchange Act.
The undersigned hereby grants to the Attorney-in-Fact full power and
authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite, necessary or
convenient to be done in connection with the foregoing, as fully, to all intents
and purposes, as the undersigned might or could do in person, hereby ratifying
and confirming all that the Attorney-in-Fact, or his or her substitute or
substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by authority of this Limited
Power of Attorney.
This Limited Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until
the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 4 or 5 or Schedule 13D or
l3G with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in equity
securities of the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed
writing delivered to the Attorney-in-Fact. This Limited Power of Attorney
revokes all previous powers of attorney with respect to the subject matter of
this Limited Power of Attorney.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Limited Power of
Attorney as of July 19, 2019.
/s/ Gerald P. Plush
Name: Gerald P. Plush