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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 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): January 24, 2018

 


Ladder Capital Corp

(Exact Name of Registrant As Specified In Its Charter) 

 


 

Delaware

 

001-36299

 

80-0925494

(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

 

(Commission
File Number)

 

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 


 

345 Park Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10154
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)

 

(212) 715-3170
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

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:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 o

 

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. o

 

 

 



 

Item 8.01                                           Other Events.

 

As previously disclosed, on January 15, 2018, Ladder Capital Corp (“Ladder” or the “Company”) received an unsolicited non-binding proposal letter from Related Fund Management, LLC (“Related Fund”) proposing to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Ladder for $15 per share.

 

After carefully reviewing the proposal, the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) has determined that the proposal undervalues the Company and has therefore respectfully declined the proposal as not being in the best interests of the Company or its shareholders.

 

The Board has communicated its response to Related Fund.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Certain statements in this report may constitute “forward-looking” statements. These statements are based on management’s current expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives and assumptions regarding future events. These forward-looking statements are only predictions, not historical fact, and involve certain risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions. Actual events could differ materially from those stated, anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. While Ladder believes that its assumptions are reasonable, it is very difficult to predict the impact of known factors, and, of course, it is impossible to anticipate all factors that could affect actual outcomes. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements made herein, including the risks discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as well as its consolidated financial statements, related notes, and other financial information appearing therein, and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Such forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this report. Ladder expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or changes in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

 

Date: January 24, 2018

LADDER CAPITAL CORP

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Marc Fox

 

Marc Fox
Chief Financial Officer

 

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