Baylake Corp (BYLK) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Baylake Corp

CIK: 275119 Ticker: BYLK



Washington, D.C. 20549



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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  October 20, 2015


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

217 North Fourth Avenue

          Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin          


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip code)

                    (920) 743-5551                   

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Item 5.03.

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On October 20, 2015, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Baylake Corp. (the “Company”) adopted amendments to Article X of the Company’s By-Laws to provide that the Company, rather than Baylake Bank (the “Bank”), shall provide indemnification to directors and officers of the Company in connection with service as a director or officer of the Company, subject to the limitations set forth therein. The amendments also permit the Company, rather than the Bank, to indemnify employees or agents of the Company with respect to actions taken or failed to be taken in their capacity as agents or employees of the Company.  The amendments to Article X also make certain technical changes to references to the Wisconsin Business Corporation Law rather than the Wisconsin Banking Law.  The full text of the amended provisions is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

On October 2, 2015, the Company filed a current report on Form 8-K disclosing the Board’s approval of amendments to Article X of the Company’s By-Laws, identical to those described above, noting that the Board had approved the amendments on September 23, 2015.  Due to an administrative error, the Board’s approval on September 23, 2015 did not conform to the technical requirements of the Company’s By-Laws and therefore the amendments to Article X were not effectively adopted on September 23, 2015 as previously indicated.      

Item 9.01


(d)  Exhibits


Exhibit No.







Amendment to Article X of the By-Laws of Baylake Corp.



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:  October 21, 2015


By:  /s/ Kevin L. LaLuzerne                                

Kevin L. LaLuzerne

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial





Exhibit No.







Amendment to Article X of the By-Laws of Baylake Corp.


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Ticker: BYLK
CIK: 275119
Form Type: 8-K Corporate News
Accession Number: 0000892712-15-000939
Submitted to the SEC: Wed Oct 21 2015 11:43:12 AM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Wed Oct 21 2015
Period: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Industry: State Commercial Banks
  1. Bylaw Change
  2. Financial Exhibit

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