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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
Preferred Stock Dividends
On March 26, 2021, American Finance Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the declaration of a dividend of $0.46875 per share payable on April 15, 2021 to holders of record of shares of the Company’s 7.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock at the close of business on April 5, 2021.
In addition, the Company announced the declaration of a dividend of $0.53033 per share covering the period from December 18, 2020 to March 31, 2021 and payable on April 15, 2021 to holders of record of shares of the Company’s 7.375% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock at the close of business on April 5, 2021.
A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Such press release shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose, including for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
The statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different. In addition, words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “would” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the potential adverse effects of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, including actions taken to contain or treat COVID-19, on the Company, the Company’s tenants and the global economy and financial markets and that the information about rent collections may not be indicative of any future period, as well as those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed on February 25, 2021 and all other filings with the SEC after that date, as such risks, uncertainties and other important factors may be updated from time to time in the Company’s subsequent reports. Further, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time, unless required by law.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated March 26, 2021|
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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 thereunto duly authorized.
|AMERICAN FINANCE TRUST, INC.|
|Date: March 26, 2021||By:||/s/ Edward M. Weil, Jr.|
|Edward M. Weil, Jr.|
|Chief Executive Officer and President|