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Washington, DC 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 25, 2020


Exantas Capital Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)











717 Fifth Avenue





New York, NY





(Address of principal executive offices)




(Zip Code)






Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 212-621-3210







(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))



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 Stock, $0.001 par value




New York Stock Exchange

8.625% Fixed-to-Floating Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock




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 2.04Triggering Events That Accelerate or Increase a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement.

On March 25, 2020, Exantas Capital Corp. (the “Company”) received a written notice from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., an affiliate of Deutsche Bank AG (“DB”), alleging that an event of default had occurred under that certain Global Master Purchase Agreement between RCC Real Estate, Inc. and DB, dated May 23, 2016, and the related guarantee by the Company with respect to a margin call on certain commercial mortgage-backed securities. The Company estimates that, as of March 25, 2020, the Company’s aggregate obligations subject to this notice of default are approximately $25.1 million, against which it has posted $7.4 million of additional cash collateral.

In light of the events and conditions described above, the Company has had discussions with its repo financing counterparties with regard to entering into forbearance agreements pursuant to which each counterparty would agree to forbear from exercising its rights and remedies under the applicable financing arrangement for an agreed-upon period. The Company cannot predict whether any of its repo financing counterparties will enter into a forbearance agreement, the timing of any such agreement, or the terms thereof. The Company continues to consider its strategic options for responding to margin calls and the unprecedented volatility in the markets.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.



Exhibit No.





Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).





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.











March 31, 2020








/s/ Michele R. Weisbaum





Michele R. Weisbaum





Senior Vice President, Chief





Legal Officer and Secretary



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Mar. 25, 2020
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Document Period End Date Mar. 25, 2020
Entity Registrant Name Exantas Capital Corp.
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Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code MD
Entity File Number 1-32733
Entity Tax Identification Number 20-2287134
Entity Address, Address Line One 717 Fifth Avenue
Entity Address, City or Town New York
Entity Address, State or Province NY
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 10022
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