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

 

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): August 7, 2019

 

 

 

REDWOOD TRUST, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland   001-13759   68-0329422

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

One Belvedere Place

Suite 300

Mill Valley, California 94941

(Address of principal executive offices and Zip Code)

 

(415) 389-7373

(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

¨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))

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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. ¨

 

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 RWT New York Stock Exchange

 

 

 

 

  

Item 7.01.

Regulation FD Disclosure. 

 

On August 7, 2019, Redwood Trust, Inc. issued a press release announcing its Board of Directors’ authorization to declare a third quarter regular dividend of $0.30 per share. The third quarter 2019 dividend is payable on September 30, 2019 to stockholders of record on September 16, 2019.

 

The information contained in this Item 7.01 and the attached Exhibit 99.1 is furnished to and not filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)   Exhibits
   
Exhibit 99.1   Press Release dated August 7, 2019
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

Date: August 7, 2019 REDWOOD TRUST, INC.
       
  By:    /s/ Andrew P. Stone
     

 Andrew P. Stone

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

and Secretary

 

 

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Redwood Trust, Inc.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

 

Redwood Trust Declares $0.30 Per Share Dividend

For The Third Quarter Of 2019

 

MILL VALLEY, CA – Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT), a leading innovator in housing credit investing, today announced that its Board of Directors authorized the declaration of a third quarter regular dividend of $0.30 per share. The third quarter 2019 dividend is payable on September 30, 2019 to stockholders of record on September 16, 2019.

 

"The payment of regular dividends is an important element of Redwood's commitment to delivering value to our shareholders. Our third quarter 2019 dividend will mark our 81st consecutive quarterly distribution," said Christopher J. Abate, Redwood's Chief Executive Officer.

 

For more information about Redwood Trust, Inc., please visit our website at: www.redwoodtrust.com.

 

About Redwood Trust

Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) is a specialty finance company focused on making credit-sensitive investments in residential mortgages and related assets and engaging in mortgage banking activities. Our goal is to provide attractive returns to shareholders through a stable and growing stream of earnings and dividends, as well as through capital appreciation. Redwood Trust was established in 1994, is internally managed, and structured as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") for tax purposes. For more information about Redwood, please visit our website at www.redwoodtrust.com.

 

CONTACT

Lisa Hartman – SVP, Head of Investor Relations

Phone: 866-269-4976

Email: investorrelations@redwoodtrust.com

 

 

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