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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): November 10, 2020
VECTOR GROUP LTD.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
1-5759 65-0949535
(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
   
4400 Biscayne BoulevardMiamiFlorida 33137
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(305) 579-8000
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
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Securities Registered Pursuant to 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class:TradingName of each exchange
Symbol(s)on which registered:
Common stock, par value $0.10 per shareVGRNew 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 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) (the "Company") has prepared materials for presentations to investors. The materials are furnished (not filed) as Exhibits 99.1, 99.2 and 99.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K pursuant to Regulation FD.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Exhibits 99.1, 99.2 and 99.3 contain the Non-GAAP Financial Measures discussed below.

Please refer to Current Reports on Form 8-K dated November 4, 2020, February 28, 2020, October 4, 2019, and May 3, 2019 for reconciliations of financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Measures. Non-GAAP Financial Measures include adjustments for  litigation settlements and judgments, restructuring charges, settlements of long-standing disputes related to the Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) in the Tobacco segment, stock-based compensation expense (for purposes of Adjusted EBITDA only), impairment charges of goodwill and intangible assets, net interest expense capitalized to real estate ventures, the derivative associated with the 2018 acquisition of 29.41% of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, non-cash interest expense associated with the Company’s convertible debt, the purchase accounting associated with the Company’s 2013 acquisition of an additional 20.59% interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC, and the impact of non-controlling interest associated with the 29.41% of Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC that was purchased by the Company on December 31, 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Operating Income, Tobacco Adjusted EBITDA, New Valley LLC Adjusted EBITDA and Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC Adjusted EBITDA (hereafter, referred to as “the Non-GAAP Financial Measures”) are financial measures not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The Company believes that the Non-GAAP Financial Measures are important measures that supplement discussions and analysis of its results of operations and enhances an understanding of its operating performance. The Company believes the Non-GAAP Financial Measures provide investors and analysts with a useful measure of operating results unaffected by differences in capital structures and ages of related assets among otherwise comparable companies. A key strategy of the Company is its ability to move into new markets and therefore gross revenues provide information with respect to the Company's ability to achieve its strategic objectives.

Management uses the Non-GAAP Financial Measures as measures to review and assess operating performance of the Company's business, and management and investors should review both the overall performance (GAAP net income) and the operating performance (the Non-GAAP Financial Measures) of the Company's business. While management considers the Non-GAAP Financial Measures to be important, they should be considered in addition to, but not as substitutes for or superior to, other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP, such as operating income, net income and cash flows from operations. In addition, the Non-GAAP Financial Measures are susceptible to varying calculations and the Company's measurement of the Non-GAAP Financial Measures may not be comparable to those of other companies.

EBITDA is defined as net income before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA, as defined above, and as adjusted for changes in fair value of derivatives embedded with convertible debt, equity in earnings (losses) on long-term investments, equity in earnings (losses) from real estate ventures, loss on extinguishment of debt, stock-based compensation expense (for purposes of Adjusted EBITDA only), litigation settlement and judgment expense, settlements of long-standing disputes related to the MSA, purchase accounting adjustments, restructuring charges, impairments of goodwill and intangible assets, and other charges.

New Valley LLC, the real estate subsidiary of Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE: VGR), operates a real estate services, technology and investment business through its ownership of Douglas Elliman, the largest residential brokerage firm in the New York metropolitan area, and a minority stake in numerous real estate ventures. New Valley LLC Adjusted EBITDA is defined as the portion of Adjusted EBITDA that relates to New Valley. New Valley's Adjusted EBITDA does not include an allocation of expenses from the Corporate and Other segment of Vector Group Ltd.













Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements, which involve risk and uncertainties. The words "could", “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “plan,” or “continue” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The Company’s actual results could differ significantly from the results discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences in results and outcomes include, without limitation, those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. The Company undertakes no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any obligation to) revise or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events, or otherwise (except as may be required by law), in order to reflect any event or circumstance which may arise after the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(c)Exhibit.

Exhibit No. Exhibit
Investor presentation of Vector Group Ltd. dated November 2020 (furnished pursuant to Regulation FD).
Fact Sheet of Vector Group Ltd. dated November 2020 (furnished pursuant to Regulation FD).
Fact Sheet of New Valley LLC dated November 2020 (furnished pursuant to Regulation FD).
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).




SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 VECTOR GROUP LTD.
 
By:/s/ J. Bryant Kirkland III  
  J. Bryant Kirkland III 
  Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer 
Date: November 10, 2020