SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): May 18, 2021
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|1100 Walnut, Ste. 3350||Kansas City,||MO||64106|
|(Address of Registrant's Principal Executive Offices) ||(Zip Code)|
|(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)|
|(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:
|☐||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, par value $0.001 per share||CORR||New York Stock Exchange|
|7.375% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock||CORRPrA||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 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure. |
CorEnergy President, Chairman and CEO, David Schulte, and CorEnergy CFO, Robert Waldron, will present in a number of upcoming investor meetings. A copy of the investor presentation will be posted on the Company’s website on May 18, 2021 and is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K. Such exhibit and the information set forth therein shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are "forward-looking statements." Although CorEnergy believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including, among others, failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the Crimson Transaction or Internalization; the risk that CPUC Approval is not obtained, is delayed or is subject to unanticipated conditions that could adversely affect CorEnergy or the expected benefits of the Crimson Transaction, risks related to the uncertainty of the projected financial information with respect to Crimson, the failure to receive the required approvals by existing CorEnergy stockholders; the risk that a condition to the closing of the Internalization may not be satisfied, CorEnergy’s ability to consummate the Internalization, and those factors discussed in CorEnergy’s reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. Other than as required by law, CorEnergy does not assume a duty to update any forward-looking statement. In particular, any distribution paid in the future to our stockholders will depend on the actual performance of CorEnergy, its costs of leverage and other operating expenses and will be subject to the approval of CorEnergy’s Board of Directors and compliance with leverage covenants.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
The issuance of CorEnergy common stock upon conversion of CorEnergy preferred stock in connection with the Crimson Transaction (the “Stock Issuance”) and the Internalization will be submitted to the stockholders of CorEnergy for their consideration. In connection with the Stock Issuance and Internalization, CorEnergy intends to file a proxy statement and other documents with the SEC. INVESTORS AND CORENERGY STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) REGARDING THE STOCK ISSUANCE AND INTERNALIZATION AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE TRANSACTIONS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE STOCK ISSUANCE AND INTERNALIZATION. The proxy statement and other relevant documents (when they become available), and any other documents filed by CorEnergy with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. In addition, stockholders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by CorEnergy through its website at corenergy.reit. The information on CorEnergy’s website is not, and shall not be deemed to be a part hereof or incorporated into this or any other filings with the SEC. You may also request them in writing, by telephone or via the Internet at:
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc.
Participants in the Solicitation
CorEnergy, its external manager and their respective directors and executive officers and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from CorEnergy’s stockholders in respect of the Stock Issuance and Internalization. Information about CorEnergy’s directors and executive officers is available in CorEnergy’s definitive proxy statement, prepared in connection with CorEnergy’s 2020 annual meeting of stockholders and will be set forth in the proxy statement in respect of the Stock Issuance and Internalization when it is filed with the SEC. Other information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from CorEnergy’s stockholders in connection with the Stock Issuance Internalization, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, in CorEnergy will be set forth in the proxy statement in respect of the Stock Issuance and Internalization when it is filed with the SEC. You can obtain free copies of these documents, which are filed with the SEC, from CorEnergy using the contact information above.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
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.
| ||CORENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE TRUST, INC.|| |
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|Dated: May 18, 2021||By:||/s/ Rebecca M. Sandring|| |
| || ||Rebecca M. Sandring|| |
| || ||Secretary|| |