Washington, D.C. 20549 






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



Date of Report: December 23, 2015
(Date of earliest event reported)


Oak Valley Bancorp
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission File


(IRS Employer
Identification Number)


125 N. Third Ave. Oakdale, CA
(Address of principal executive


(Zip Code)


(209) 848-2265
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable
(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


On December 15, 2015, the Boards of Directors of Oak Valley Bancorp (the “Company”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Oak Valley Community Bank (“OVCB”) appointed H. Randolph Holder as a new director of the Company and OVCB. In addition, Mr. Holder has been appointed to the Senior Loan Committee of OVCB. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Holder and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as a director. There are no transactions in which Mr. Holder has a direct or indirect material interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Holder will be entitled to the same compensation arrangements provided to the other non-employee directors of the Company and OVCB. Mr. Holder is President and CEO of Clarke Broadcasting Corp., which owns and operates KVML, KZSQ and KKBN, Sonora’s local radio stations since 1986. 


Item 8.01. Other Events


Effective December 23, 2015, Oak Valley Bancorp (the “Company”) completed its previously announced acquisition of Mother Lode Bank (“MLB”), a California state-chartered bank, pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated August 26, 2015 (the “Merger Agreement”) by and among the Company, Oak Valley Community Bank (“OVCB”), a California state-charted bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and MLB. In the acquisition, MLB merged with and into OVCB (“the Merger”), with OVCB as the surviving corporation in the Merger.


 The aggregate consideration paid by the Company upon closing of the acquisition, including cash consideration to holders of outstanding stock options, was approximately $7.3 million in cash. Each share of the common stock of MLB, outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger, was converted into the right to receive $1.65 in cash.


Randolph Holder, a director of MLB, joined the Boards of Directors of the Company and OVCB upon the closing.


 In addition, on December 23, 2015 the Company issued a press release announcing the consummation of the Merger. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(a) Financial statements:
(b) Pro forma financial information:
(c) Shell company transactions:
(d) Exhibits
            99.1       Press Release of Oak Valley Bancorp dated December 23, 2015







      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. 



Dated: December 24, 2015












 /s/ Richard A. McCarty




Richard A. McCarty

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer  


(Principal Financial Officer and duly authorized signatory)





Exhibit Index


Exhibit No.




Press Release of Oak Valley Bancorp dated December 23, 2015