SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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):
June 25, 2020
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)
(STATE OF INCORPORATION)
|(COMMISSION FILE NUMBER)||(IRS EMPLOYER ID. NUMBER)|
|333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Suite 900|
|Uniondale, New York||11553|
|(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)||(ZIP CODE)|
(REGISTRANT’S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||ABR||New York Stock Exchange|
|Preferred Stock, 8.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable, par value $0.01 per share||ABR-PA||New York Stock Exchange|
|Preferred Stock, 7.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable, par value $0.01 per share||ABR-PB||New York Stock Exchange|
|Preferred Stock, 8.50% Series C Cumulative Redeemable, par value $0.01 per share||ABR-PC||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information included in Item 8.01 below is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
8.00% Senior Notes due 2023
On June 25, 2020, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), completed the issuance and sale of $30,250,000 aggregate principal amount of its 8.00% Senior Notes due 2023 (the “Reopened Notes”) pursuant to an Amended and Restated Note Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), by and among the Company, Arbor Realty Limited Partnership, a Delaware limited partnership, and the purchasers named therein, whereby the Company agreed to sell to certain purchasers and such purchasers agreed to purchase from the Company, subject to and upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement, the Reopened Notes. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay secured indebtedness, make investments relating to its business and for general corporate purposes.
The Reopened Notes are a further issuance of, are fully fungible with, and rank equally in right of payment with and form a single series with the $40,500,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.00% Senior Notes due 2023 initially issued by the Company on April 24, 2020 (the “Initial Notes” and, together with the Reopened Notes, the “Notes”). Following this offering, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Notes is $70,750,000.
The Reopened Notes were offered in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Reopened Notes were offered only to persons reasonably believed to be “qualified institutional buyers” under Rule 144A and institutional accredited investors under Rule 501(a)(1), (2), (3) or (7). The Reopened Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction. Unless so registered, the Reopened Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
On June 29, 2020, the Company announced the closing of the offering of the Reopened Notes disclosed in Item 2.03 and 8.01 of this Form 8-K. A copy of the press release issued is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|4.1||In accordance with Item 601(b)(4)(iii)(A) of Regulation S-K, certain instruments with respect to long-term debt of the registrant have been omitted but will be furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon request.|
|99.1||Press Release, dated June 29, 2020, entitled “Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Closes Additional $30 Million of its Senior Unsecured Notes due 2023, for a Total Issuance of $71 Million.”|
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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.
|ARBOR REALTY TRUST, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Paul Elenio|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
|Date: June 29, 2020|
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Closes
Additional $30 Million of its Senior
Unsecured Notes due 2023, for a Total Issuance of $71 Million
UNIONDALE, N.Y., June 29, 2020 — Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:ABR) announced today that it has closed the private placement of $30 million aggregate principal amount of 8.00% senior unsecured notes due April 30, 2023 (the “Reopened Notes”). The Reopened Notes are a further issuance of and form a single series with the $40 million aggregate principal amount of 8.00% senior unsecured notes due April 30, 2023 initially issued by the Company on April 24, 2020 (the “Initial Notes” and, together with the Reopened Notes, the “Notes”). Following this offering, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Notes is $70,750,000.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay secured indebtedness, make investments relating to its business and for general corporate purposes.
Piper Sandler & Co. acted as placement agent for this offering.
The Reopened Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and are being offered and sold in reliance on an exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act. The Reopened Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a sale of, the Notes or any other securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.
About Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ABR) is a nationwide real estate investment trust and direct lender, providing loan origination and servicing for multifamily, seniors housing, healthcare and other diverse commercial real estate assets. Headquartered in New York, Arbor manages a multibillion-dollar servicing portfolio, specializing in government-sponsored enterprise products. Arbor is a Fannie Mae DUS® lender and Freddie Mac Optigo Seller/Servicer. Arbor’s product platform also includes CMBS, bridge, mezzanine and preferred equity lending. Rated by Standard and Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, Arbor is committed to building on its reputation for service, quality and customized solutions with an unparalleled dedication to providing our clients excellence over the entire life of a loan.
Safe Harbor Statement
Certain items in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, statements relating to the anticipated use of the net proceeds from the offering. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The Company can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations include, but are not limited to, changes in economic conditions generally, and the real estate markets specifically, in particular, due to the uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, continued ability to source new investments, changes in interest rates and/or credit spreads, and other risks detailed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 and its other reports filed with the SEC. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
Paul Elenio, Chief Financial Officer
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