Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain
Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers. (c) Effective April 28, 2014 Justin T. Evans, age 28, is appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of
Champion Industries, Inc. Mr. Evanshas five years of accounting and finance experience and is a Louisianachartered Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Evanswas formerly employed by First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary First Guaranty Bank. First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. is a one bank holding Company with $1.4 billionin consolidated assets at December 31, 2013and is a Securities and Exchange Commissionregistrant. Champion Industries, Inc.Chairman and CEO, Marshall T. Reynolds, beneficially owns 26.1% of the common stock issued by First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. At First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., Mr. Evansserved as the Director of Financial Reporting and Senior Accountant. Prior to his departure Mr. Evanswas promoted to Chief Risk Officer of First Guaranty Bank.