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Form 8-K for BFC FINANCIAL CORP


13-May-2013

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Other Events, Financial Statements


Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On May 7, 2013, BFC Financial Corporation ("BFC") and BBX Merger Sub, LLC, a newly formed wholly owned subsidiary of BFC ("Merger Sub"), entered into a definitive merger agreement (the "Merger Agreement") with BBX Capital Corporation ("BBX Capital"). The Merger Agreement provides for BBX Capital to merge with and into Merger Sub (the "Merger"), with Merger Sub continuing as the surviving company of the Merger and a wholly owned subsidiary of BFC. Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, which has been approved by a special committee comprised of BBX Capital's independent directors as well as the full boards of directors of both BFC and BBX Capital, BBX Capital's shareholders (other than BFC and shareholders of BBX Capital who exercise and perfect their appraisal rights in accordance with Florida law) will be entitled to receive 5.39 shares of BFC's Class A Common Stock in exchange for each share of BBX Capital's Class A Common Stock that they hold at the effective time of the Merger (as such exchange ratio may be adjusted in accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement, the "Exchange Ratio"). Each option to acquire shares of BBX Capital's Class A Common Stock that is outstanding at the effective time of the Merger, whether or not then exercisable, will be converted into an option to acquire shares of BFC's Class A Common Stock and be subject to the same terms and conditions as in effect at the effective time of the Merger, except that the number of shares which may be acquired upon exercise of the option will be multiplied by the Exchange Ratio and the exercise price of the option will be divided by the Exchange Ratio. In addition, each share of BBX Capital's Class A Common Stock subject to a restricted stock award outstanding at the effective time of the Merger will be converted into a restricted share of BFC's Class A Common Stock and be subject to the same terms and conditions as in effect at the effective time of the Merger, except that the number of shares subject to the award will be multiplied by the Exchange Ratio.

Consummation of the Merger is subject to certain closing conditions, including, without limitation, the approval of BFC's and BBX Capital's respective shareholders, BFC's Class A Common Stock being approved for listing on a national securities exchange (or interdealer quotation system of a registered national securities association) at the effective time of the Merger, holders of not more than 10% of BBX Capital's Common Stock exercising appraisal rights, and the absence of any "Material Adverse Effect" (as defined in the Merger Agreement) with respect to either BFC or BBX Capital.

The Merger Agreement includes representations, warranties and covenants of the companies believed to be customary for transactions such as the Merger. In addition, BFC has agreed in the Merger Agreement to cause the directors of BBX Capital who are not also directors of BFC to be appointed to BFC's board of directors at the effective time of the Merger. In accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement, the boards of directors of BFC and BBX Capital each took steps to exempt the Merger and other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement from the operation of each company's respective shareholder rights plan.

The companies currently expect to consummate the Merger promptly after all conditions to closing are satisfied.

BFC currently owns shares of BBX Capital's Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock representing, in the aggregate, approximately 53% of the total outstanding equity of BBX Capital and 75% of the total voting power of BBX Capital. BFC has agreed in the Merger Agreement to


vote all of the shares of BBX Capital's Common Stock held by it in favor of the Merger Agreement, which would constitute the requisite approval of the Merger Agreement by BBX Capital's shareholders under Florida law.

Alan B. Levan, BFC's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, and John E. Abdo, BFC's Vice Chairman, serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BBX Capital and Vice Chairman of BBX Capital, respectively. Jarett S. Levan, the son of Mr. Alan Levan, serves as a director and Executive Vice President of BFC and as a director and President of BBX Capital. John K. Grelle serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of both BFC and BBX Capital. Seth M. Wise serves as a director and Executive Vice President of BFC and as Executive Vice President of BBX Capital.

The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Merger Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The Merger Agreement contains representations and warranties made by the parties as of specific dates and solely for their benefit. The representations and warranties reflect negotiations between the parties and are not intended as statements of fact to be relied upon by the companies' respective shareholders and, in certain cases represent allocation decisions among the parties and have been modified or qualified by correspondence or confidential disclosures that were made between the parties in connection with the negotiation of the Merger Agreement (which disclosures are not reflected in the Merger Agreement itself, may no longer be true as of a given date or may apply standards of materiality in a way that is different from what may be viewed as material by shareholders). Accordingly, the representations and warranties may not describe the actual state of affairs at the date they were made or at any other time, and shareholders should not rely on them as statements of fact. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations and warranties may change after the date of the Merger Agreement.



Item 8.01 Other Events.

On May 7, 2013, BFC and BBX Capital issued a joint press release announcing their entry into the Merger Agreement. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

2.1 Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of May 7, 2013, by and among BFC Financial Corporation, BBX Merger Sub, LLC and BBX Capital Corporation

99.1 Press release dated May 7, 2013

Additional Information and Where to Find it:

BFC will file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4, in which a joint proxy statement/prospectus concerning the Merger will be included. The joint proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to the shareholders of BFC and BBX Capital, who are advised to


read the joint proxy statement/prospectus when it is finalized and distributed because it will contain important information. Shareholders of BFC and BBX will be able to obtain a copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") free-of-charge from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, or under the "Investors - Regulatory Info - SEC Filings" tab of BFC's website at www.BFCFinancial.com or the "Investors - SEC Filings" tab of BBX Capital's website at www.BBXCapital.com. Shareholders may also contain free copies of the documents by directing a request by mail to the applicable company at 401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 800, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301, Attention: Corporate Secretary, or by calling 954-940-4900 (in the case of BFC) or 954-940-4000 (in the case of BBX Capital).

BFC, BBX Capital and certain of their directors and executive officers may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed to be "participants" in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders in connection with the Merger. Information concerning the interests of the persons who may be considered "participants" in the solicitation as well as additional information concerning BFC's and BBX Capital's directors and executive officers will be set forth in the joint proxy statement/prospectus relating to the Merger. Information concerning BFC's and BBX Capital's directors and executive officers is also set forth in their respective filings with the SEC.

This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of such securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to appropriate registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

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This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The forward looking statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K are also forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to the Merger, the potential benefits of the Merger, including, without limitation, that the simplification of BFC's corporate structure and/or the efficiencies expected to result from the Merger may not be realized, the ability of the parties to satisfy all of the conditions to closing the Merger, including BFC's ability to obtain the listing of its Class A Common Stock on a national securities exchange (or qualified interdealer quotation system), and, unless waived, that holders of not more than 10% of BBX Capital's Common Stock have exercised appraisal rights with respect to their shares, and the risk that the Merger may not otherwise be consummated in accordance with the contemplated terms, or at all. Reference is also made to the risks and uncertainties detailed in the other reports filed by BFC and BBX Capital with the SEC, including the "Risk Factors" sections thereof, which may be viewed on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The foregoing factors are not exclusive.


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