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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): February 16, 2018

 


 

THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

 

001-34856
(Commission File Number)

 

36-4673192
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

One Galleria Tower
13355 Noel Road, 22nd Floor
Dallas, Texas 75240
(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (214) 741-7744

 


 

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.

 

On February 16, 2018, The Howard Hughes Corporation (the “Company”) agreed to repurchase 475,920 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Purchased Shares”), in a private transaction with an unaffiliated entity at a purchase price of $120.33 per share, or approximately $57,267,453 in the aggregate.  The repurchase of the Purchased Shares was consummated on February 21, 2018.  The Company funded the purchase price for the Purchased Shares with cash on hand.  On February 23, 2018 the Company issued a  press release announcing the transaction, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)                                 Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

99.1

 

Press Release, dated February 23, 2018

 

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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.

 

 

THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Peter F. Riley

 

Name: Peter F. Riley

 

Title: Senior Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

 

 

Date: February 23, 2018

 

 

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EX-99.1)

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

THE HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION® ANNOUNCES REPURCHASE OF

475,920 SHARES OF ITS COMMON STOCK

Stock Repurchased in Private Transaction with an Unaffiliated Entity at a Purchase Price of $120.33 per Share

 

Dallas (Feb. 23, 2018) - The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) announced today that it has repurchased 475,920 shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share, in a private transaction with an unaffiliated entity at a purchase price of $120.33 per share, or approximately $57,267,453 in the aggregate.  The repurchase transaction was consummated on February 21, 2018, and was funded with cash on hand.

 

“This transaction is a testament to our strong balance sheet and increased liquidity profile as well as our unwavering dedication to unlocking shareholder value,” said David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The buyback provided us with a unique opportunity to acquire a block of our shares at a meaningful discount to the underlying net asset value of the company.”

 

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®

 

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: The Seaport District NYC in New York; Columbia, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; and Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC. For additional information visit www.howardhughes.com.

 



 

Safe Harbor Statement

 

Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements accompanied by words such as “will,” “believe,” “expect,” “enables,” “realize”, “plan,” “intend,” “assume,” “transform” and other words of similar expression, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s expectations, estimates, assumptions, and projections as of the date of this release and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are set forth as risk factors in The Howard Hughes Corporation’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly and Annual Reports. The Howard Hughes Corporation cautions you not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. The Howard Hughes Corporation does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise after the date of this release.

 

Contacts:

David O’Reilly, 214-741-7744

Chief Financial Officer

david.o’reilly@howardhughes.com

 


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