SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): December 11, 2020
ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUST, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS employer identification number)|
|14185 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1100|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (972) 490-9600
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriated box 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)
☐ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14-a-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))
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. ¨
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||AHT||New York Stock Exchange|
|Preferred Stock, Series D||AHT-PD||New York Stock Exchange|
|Preferred Stock, Series F||AHT-PF||New York Stock Exchange|
|Preferred Stock, Series G||AHT-PG||New York Stock Exchange|
|Preferred Stock, Series H||AHT-PH||New York Stock Exchange|
|Preferred Stock, Series I||AHT-PI||New York Stock Exchange|
ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE.
On December 11, 2020, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors is continuing the suspension of the Company’s common stock and preferred dividends into 2021, in light of the ongoing uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect liquidity. The Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation and assess future quarterly dividend declarations.
A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The information in this Form 8-K and Exhibits attached hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
Number Exhibit Description
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted in Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)
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.
Dated: December 11, 2020
|ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUST, INC.|
|By:||/s/ ROBERT G. HAIMAN|
|Robert G. Haiman|
|Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary|