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13G Filing: EJF Capital and Severn Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:SVBI)

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Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
EJF Capital 0 1,182,000 0 1,182,000 1,182,000 9.8%
Emanuel J. Friedman 0 1,182,000 0 1,182,000 1,182,000 9.8%
EJF Sidecar Fund, Series 0 1,182,000 0 1,182,000 1,182,000 9.8%
Emanuel J. Friedman
Emanuel J. Friedman
EJF Capital

Page 1 of 7 – SEC Filing

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549
SCHEDULE 13G
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Severn Bancorp, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
81811M100
(CUSIP Number)
April 14, 2016
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
Rule 13d-1(b)
ý Rule 13d-1(c)
Rule 13d-1(d)
* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

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CUSIP No. 81811M100
           13G
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
EJF Capital LLC
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
(a)☐
 (b)☒
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
1,182,000
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
1,182,000
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
1,182,000
10
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
9.8% (1)
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
IA
(1)
Based on 10,088,879 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 (“Common Stock”) outstanding as of March 9, 2016, as disclosed in the Issuer’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 17, 2016, together with 2,015,500 shares of Common Stock issued in a private placement on April 15, 2016, as disclosed in the Form 8-K filed by the Issuer with the SEC on April 15, 2016.

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CUSIP No. 81811M100
           13G
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
Emanuel J. Friedman
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
(a)☐
(b)☒
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
United States
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
1,182,000
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
1,182,000
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
1,182,000
10
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
9.8% (1)
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
IN
(1)
Based on 10,088,879 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of March 9, 2016, as disclosed in the Issuer’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on March 17, 2016, together with 2,015,500 shares of Common Stock issued in a private placement on April 15, 2016, as disclosed in the Form 8-K filed by the Issuer with the SEC on April 15, 2016.

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CUSIP No. 81811M100
           13G
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
EJF Sidecar Fund, Series LLC – Series E
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
(a)☐
(b)☒
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH REPORTING
PERSON WITH
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
1,182,000
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
1,182,000
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
1,182,000
10
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
9.8% (1)
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
OO
(1)
Based on 10,088,879 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of March 9, 2016, as disclosed in the Issuer’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on March 17, 2016, together with 2,015,500 shares of Common Stock issued in a private placement on April 15, 2016, as disclosed in the Form 8-K filed by the Issuer with the SEC on April 15, 2016.

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Item 1.(a)
Name of Issuer
    
Severn Bancorp, Inc.
Item 1.(b)
Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices
      
200 Westgate Circle, Suite 200
Annapolis, Maryland
21401
Item 2.(a)
Name of Person Filing
This Schedule 13G is being filed on behalf of the following persons (the “Reporting Persons”)*:
(i)
EJF Capital LLC;
(ii)
Emanuel J. Friedman; and
(iii)
EJF Sidecar Fund, Series LLC – Series E.

 

*Attached as Exhibit A is a copy of an agreement among the Reporting Persons that this Schedule 13G is being filed on behalf of each of them.
Item 2.(b)  
Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence
The address of the principal business office of each reporting person is:
2107 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 410
Arlington, VA 22201
Item 2.(c)  
Citizenship
See Item 4 of the attached cover pages.
Item 2.(d)  
Title of Class of Securities
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”)
Item 2.(e)  
CUSIP Number
81811M100
Item 3.
Not Applicable.
Item 4.
Ownership
    
(a)
Amount beneficially owned:
See Item 9 of the attached cover pages.
(b)
Percent of class:
See Item 11 of the attached cover pages.
(c)
Number of shares as to which such person has:
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:
See Item 5 of the attached cover pages.
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote:
See Item 6 of the attached cover pages.
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition:
See Item 7 of the attached cover pages.
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition:
See Item 8 of the attached cover pages.
EJF Sidecar Fund, Series LLC – Series E is the record owner of the number of shares of Common Stock shown on Item 9 of its respective cover page.
EJF Capital LLC is the managing member of EJF Sidecar Fund, Series LLC – Series E and may be deemed to share beneficial ownership of the shares of Common Stock of which EJF Sidecar Fund, Series LLC – Series E is the record owner.
Emanuel J. Friedman is the controlling member of EJF Capital LLC and may be deemed to share beneficial ownership of the shares of Common Stock over which EJF Capital LLC may share beneficial ownership.
Item 5.
Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class
Not Applicable.
Item 6.
Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person
See Item 4.
Item 7.
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company
Not Applicable.
Item 8.
Identification and Classification of Members of the Group
Not Applicable.
Item 9.
Notice of Dissolution of Group
Not Applicable.
Item 10.
Certification
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

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SIGNATURE
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated:  April 21, 2016
EJF CAPITAL LLC
By:
/s/ Neal J. Wilson
Name:
Neal J. Wilson
Title:
Chief Operating Officer
EMANUEL J. FRIEDMAN
By:
/s/ Emanuel J. Friedman
Name:
Emanuel J. Friedman
EJF SIDECAR FUND, SERIES LLC – SERIES E
By:
Its:
EJF CAPITAL LLC

Managing Member

By:
/s/ Neal J. Wilson
Name:
Neal J. Wilson
Title:
Chief Operating Officer

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EXHIBIT A
The undersigned, EJF Capital LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Emanuel J. Friedman, and EJF Sidecar Fund, Series LLC – Series E, a Delaware limited liability company, hereby agree and acknowledge that the information required by this Schedule 13G, to which this Agreement is attached as an exhibit, is filed on behalf of each of them.  The undersigned further agree that any further amendments or supplements thereto shall also be filed on behalf of each of them.

Dated:  April 21, 2016

EJF CAPITAL LLC
By:
/s/ Neal J. Wilson
Name:
Neal J. Wilson
Title:
Chief Operating Officer
EMANUEL J. FRIEDMAN
By:
/s/ Emanuel J. Friedman
Name:
Emanuel J. Friedman
EJF SIDECAR FUND, SERIES LLC – SERIES E
By:
Its:
EJF CAPITAL LLC

Managing Member

By:
/s/ Neal J. Wilson
Name:
Neal J. Wilson
Title:
Chief Operating Officer
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