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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)March 26, 2021

American Realty Investors, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Nevada001-1566375-2847135
(State or other jurisdiction of 
Incorporation or organization) 
(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification Number)
1603 LBJ Freeway,Suite 800DallasTX75234
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(469) 522-4200
Registrant’s Telephone Number, including area code

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)
   Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Securities Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Securities Act (17 CFR 240.413e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common StockARLNYSE
Indicate by check mark whether teh Registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 ((17 CFR 230.405 of or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Act of 1934 (17 CFR 230.405):
  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 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On March 26, 2021, American Realty Investors, Inc. (“ARL” or the “Company”) announced its operational results for the quarter ended December 31, 2020. A copy of the announcement is attached as Exhibit “99.1.”

The information furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 in this Form 8-K, including Exhibit “99.1” attached hereto, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, unless we specifically incorporate it by reference in a document filed under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We undertake no duty or obligation to publicly update or revise the information furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Section 9 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits.

The following exhibit is furnished with this Report:

Exhibit No.Description
Press release datedMarch 26, 2021
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* Furnished herewith







SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.
AMERICAN REALTY INVESTORS, INC.
Dated: March 26, 2021By:/s/  ERIK L. JOHNSON
Erik L. Johnson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Executive and Financial Officer)