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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): February 18, 2022





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)




File Number)



(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


4600 S. Syracuse Street, Suite 1450

Denver, Colorado

(Address of principal executive offices)



(Zip Code)



Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (720) 452-3100


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)




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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 FPI 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.


On February 18, 2022, Farmland Partners Inc. (the “Company”) and Farmland Partners Operating Partnership, L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”), as guarantors, and American Farmland Company L.P. (“AFCO”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company as the borrower, entered into an Amended, Restated and Consolidated Loan Agreement (the “Consolidated Loan Agreement”) with Rutledge Investment Company ("Rutledge"), pursuant to which the parties agreed to consolidate the Company's five outstanding promissory notes with Rutledge (the "Legacy Rutledge Loans") into a single revolving credit loan in an aggregate principal amount of up to $112.0 million (the "Consolidated Loan") maturing on March 1, 2027 (the "Maturity Date" and collectively, the “Refinancing”). As a condition to Rutledge providing the Refinancing, the Company and the Operating Partnership individually entered into Amended and Restated Guaranty Agreements with Rutledge, each dated as of February 18, 2022 (each, a “Guaranty Agreement”) whereby they are required to unconditionally guarantee AFCO's obligations under the Consolidated Loan, and AFCO entered into that certain Consolidated of Notes and Modification and Extension Agreement with Rutledge, dated as of February 18, 2022 (the “Modification Agreement,” and together with the Consolidated Loan Agreement and the Guaranty Agreements, the “Refinancing Agreements”). As of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, the $112.0 million was fully drawn on the Consolidated Loan.


The interest rate for the Consolidated Loan is based on the Secured Overnight Financing Rate, plus an applicable margin. The applicable margin for the Consolidated Loan will be 1.80% to 2.25%, depending on the applicable pricing level in effect. The Company previously paid a commitment fee to Rutledge equal to 0.50% of the aggregate principal amount of the Consolidated Loan. Generally, the Consolidated Loan Agreement contains terms consistent with the Legacy Rutledge Loans, including, among others, the representations and warranties, affirmative, negative and financial covenants and events of default. The Company will owe no prepayment penalty if it elects to repay the Consolidated Loan in full before the Maturity Date.







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: February 25, 2022 By:

/s/ Luca Fabbri 

    Luca Fabbri