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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): September 17, 2019 (September 13, 2019)

 

CIT GROUP INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-31369

 

65-1051192

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

11 W. 42nd Street

New York, New York 10036

(Address of registrant’s principal executive office)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 461-5200

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:

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

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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, par value $0.01 per share

 

CIT

 

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.  

 

 


Section 2 – Financial Information

Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities

On September 13, 2019 CIT Group Inc. (the “Company” or “CIT”) entered into a new 15-year lease for office space in Morristown, NJ (the “Morristown Office”), and an agreement to sell the Company’s office building located at 1 CIT Drive, Livingston, NJ (the “Livingston Office”). The Company plans to close the sale of the Livingston Office on or around September 23, 2019, and will lease the Livingston Office back from the purchaser for approximately 15 months, pending completion of construction at the Morristown Office. The Livingston Office primarily includes corporate functional staff, who will be relocated to the new Morristown Office.

In connection with moving to the Morristown Office, the Company was awarded a 10 year grant of approximately $22 million under the Grow New Jersey Assistance Program of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. In order to maintain the grant for the full 10-year period, the Company must maintain a certain minimum number of employees in New Jersey.

As a result of entering into the agreement to sell the Livingston Office, the Company is required to write down the building to its fair value less the cost to sell, which will result in a one-time, pre-tax impairment charge of approximately $30 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Item 2.06 Material Impairments

The information contained in Item 2.05 is incorporated into this Item 2.06 by reference.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable federal securities laws that are based upon our current expectations and assumptions concerning future events, which are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. The words “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “initiative,” “objective,” “plan,” “goal,” “project,” “outlook,” “priorities,” “target,” “intend,” “evaluate,” “pursue,” “commence,” “seek,” “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of any of those words or similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements contained in this Form 8-K, other than statements of historical fact, including without limitation, statements about our plans, strategies, prospects and expectations regarding future events and our financial performance, are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties. While these statements represent our current judgment on what the future may hold, and we believe these judgments are reasonable, these statements are not guarantees of any events or financial results, and our actual results may differ materially. Important factors that could cause our actual results to be materially different from our expectations include, among others, the risk that (i) CIT is unsuccessful in implementing its strategy and business plan, (ii) CIT is unable to react to and address key business and regulatory issues, (iii) CIT is unable to achieve the projected revenue growth from its new business initiatives or the projected expense reductions from efficiency improvements, (iv) CIT becomes subject to liquidity constraints and higher funding costs, or (v) the parties to a transaction do not receive or satisfy regulatory or other approvals or conditions on a timely basis or approvals are subject to conditions that are not anticipated. We describe these and other risks that could affect our results in Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” of our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this Form 8-K. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which the statements were made. CIT undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, except where expressly required by law.


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.

CIT GROUP INC.

(Registrant)

     

By:

 

/s/ Edward K. Sperling

     

 

/s/ Edward K. Sperling

 

Executive Vice President & Controller

Dated: September 17, 2019

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