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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)

Form 8-K
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 11, 2019

 

SPIRIT MTA REIT

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland

 

1-38414

 

82-6712510

(State of

Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

2727 North Harwood Street, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75201

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(972) 476-1409

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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 shares of beneficial interest, par value $0.01 per share

 

SMTA

 

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 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

In light of the intended dissolution of Spirit MTA REIT, a Maryland real estate investment trust (the “Company”) and cancellation of the common shares of beneficial interest, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (the “Company Shares”) described under Item 8.01 below, on December 10, 2019, the board of trustees (the “Board”) of the Company authorized the Company to cause the listing of the Company Shares to be withdrawn from the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) as of the close of trading on December 31, 2019. As a result, December 31, 2019 is expected to be the last day upon which the Company Shares will trade on the NYSE.

Unrelated to the Board’s determination to withdraw the listing of the Company Shares from the NYSE, on December 10, 2019, the Company received written notification (the “NYSE Notice”) from the NYSE that the Company was considered to be below the compliance standards set forth under Rule 802.01C of the NYSE Listed Company Manual because the average closing price of the Company Shares fell below $1.00 over a consecutive 30 trading-day period as of December 4, 2019. The Company has provided the NYSE with the notification required under the NYSE’s continued listing rules to allow the Company Shares to continue to be listed on the NYSE through December 31, 2019.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

In accordance with the Plan of Voluntary Liquidation approved by the Board on July 11, 2019 and by the shareholders of the Company on September 4, 2019 (the “Plan”), the Company intends to terminate its existence by voluntary dissolution effective on January 1, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. Eastern Time (the “Effective Time”).

As of the Effective Time, the Company will transfer all of its assets (subject to all of its liabilities) to a liquidating trust (the “Liquidating Trust”) and all of the units of beneficial interests of the Liquidating Trust (the “Liquidating Trust Units”) will be distributed to the shareholders of the Company, with each shareholder receiving one Liquidating Trust Unit for each Company Share then held of record by such shareholder. Simultaneously, all of the outstanding Company Shares will be cancelled and will thereafter no longer be deemed outstanding. The Liquidating Trust will seek to sell the Company’s remaining assets as soon as practicable. However, there can be no assurance as to the likelihood, timing or pricing of any sale or sales of these remaining assets.

After being distributed to the Company’s shareholders, the Liquidating Trust Units will not be transferable or assignable, except by will, intestate succession or operation of law. The Liquidating Trust Units will not be certificated and will not be listed on any exchange or quoted on any quotation system or otherwise tradeable in any public or private transactions.

For a discussion of the tax consequences of the transfer of the Company’s assets to the Liquidating Trust and the distribution of the Liquidating Trust Units to the shareholders, please see “Material United Stated Federal Income Tax Consequences - Tax Consequences of the Liquidating Trust” beginning on page 77 of the definitive proxy statement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 5, 2019 in connection with the Plan. You are urged to consult your own tax advisor to determine the particular tax consequences to you of the transfer of the Company’s assets to the Liquidating Trust and the distribution of the Liquidating Trust Units to the shareholders, including the applicability and effect of any U.S. federal, state and local and foreign tax laws.

On December 11, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing, among other things, the Company intends to withdraw the Company Shares from the NYSE as of the close of trading on December 31, 2019. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.

EXHIBIT
NUMBER

   

DESCRIPTION

         
 

99.1

   

Press Release of Spirit MTA REIT, dated December 11, 2019.

         
 

104

   

The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL (included as Exhibit 101).


SIGNATURE

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.

 

 

SPIRIT MTA REIT

             

Date: December 11, 2019

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Ricardo Rodriguez

 

 

 

Ricardo Rodriguez

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

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Spirit MTA REIT Announces Date for Transfer of Remaining Assets to a Liquidating Trust

- December 31, 2019 is expected to be the last day upon which the Company Shares will trade on the NYSE -

- Company Shares to be Cancelled and Shareholders to Receive a Pro-Rata Distribution of Units in the Liquidating Trust -

DALLAS, Texas, December 11, 2019 — Spirit MTA REIT (NYSE: SMTA) (“SMTA” or the “Company”) announced today that, in accordance with the Company’s previously approved Plan of Voluntary Liquidation, its Board of Trustees (“Board”) has determined that the remaining assets of the Company will be transferred (subject to the Company’s remaining liabilities) to a Liquidating Trust on January 1, 2020. In connection with the transfer of its assets to the Liquidating Trust, the Company will be terminated and dissolved. Accordingly, December 31, 2019 is expected to be the last day upon which the Company’s shares will trade on the NYSE.

As of 12:01 Eastern Time on January 1, 2020, all outstanding shares of the Company will be cancelled and all shareholders of the Company at that time will automatically receive a distribution of one Liquidating Trust unit for each common share held by the shareholder. After being distributed to the Company’s shareholders, the Liquidating Trust units will not be transferable or assignable, except by will, intestate succession or operation of law. The Liquidating Trust units will not be certificated and will not be listed on any exchange or quoted on any quotation system or otherwise tradeable in any public or private transactions.

The Liquidating Trust will seek to sell the Company’s remaining assets as soon as practical. However, there can be no assurance as to the likelihood, timing or pricing of any sale or sales of these remaining assets.

For a discussion of the tax consequences of the transfer of the Company’s assets to the Liquidating Trust and the distribution of the Liquidating Trust Units to the shareholders, please see “Material United Stated Federal Income Tax Consequences - Tax Consequences of the Liquidating Trust” beginning on page 77 of the definitive proxy statement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 5, 2019 in connection with the Liquidation Plan.

Shareholders are urged to consult their own investment and tax advisors to determine the particular consequences of the transfer of the Company’s assets to the Liquidating Trust and the distribution of the Liquidating Trust units, including the applicability and effect of any U.S. federal, state and local and foreign tax laws.

Unrelated to the Board’s determination to transfer the Company’s assets to the Liquidating Trust , on December 10, 2019, the Company received a notice from the NYSE that the Company was considered to be below the NYSE’s compliance standards because the average closing price of the Company’s shares fell below $1.00 over a consecutive 30 trading-day period. The Company has provided the NYSE with the notification required under the NYSE’s continued listing rules to allow the Company’s shares to continue to be listed on the NYSE through December 31, 2019.


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About Spirit MTA REIT

Spirit MTA REIT (NYSE: SMTA) is a net-lease REIT headquartered in Dallas, Texas. SMTA is managed by Spirit Realty Capital, L.P, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spirit (NYSE: SRC), one of the largest publicly traded triple net-lease REITs.

Investor Contact:

Spirit MTA REIT

(972) 476-1409

[email protected]

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