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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): (June 14, 2021)

 

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.

(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)

 

maryland

(STATE OF INCORPORATION)

 

001-32136 20-0057959
(COMMISSION FILE NUMBER)  (IRS EMPLOYER ID. NUMBER)

 

333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Suite 900
Uniondale, New York 11553
(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES) (ZIP CODE)

 

(516) 506-4200

(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 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 $0.01 per share   ABR   New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, 8.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable, par value $0.01 per share   ABR-PA   New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, 7.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable, par value $0.01 per share   ABR-PB   New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, 8.50% Series C Cumulative Redeemable, par value $0.01 per share   ABR-PC   New York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, 6.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable, par value $0.01 per share   ABR-PD   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 1.01            Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On June 14, 2021, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”), among the Company, Arbor Realty Limited Partnership and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and JMP Securities LLC, as representatives of the underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”), for the issuance and sale by the Company of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”). The Underwriters agreed to purchase the Common Stock from the Company at a price of $18.46 per share, resulting in approximately $110.6 million of total net proceeds, after deducting the estimated expenses of this offering, to the Company. In addition, the Company granted the Underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 900,000 shares of Common Stock. The Underwriting Agreement includes customary representations, warranties, covenants and closing conditions. It also provides for customary indemnification by each of the Company and certain affiliated entities and the Underwriters against certain liabilities and customary contribution provisions in respect of those liabilities. The transaction contemplated by the Underwriting Agreement closed on June 17, 2021.

 

The offering and sale of Common Stock were made pursuant to a preliminary prospectus supplement and final prospectus supplement related to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-242377), each of which have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of the Underwriting Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference. The foregoing summary does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Underwriting Agreement. The legal opinion of Venable LLP relating to the legality of the Common Stock is attached as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

  

Item 9.01            Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)           Exhibits

 

Exhibit Number   Exhibit
1.1   Underwriting Agreement, dated June 14, 2021, by and among Arbor Realty Trust, Inc., Arbor Realty Limited Partnership, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and JMP Securities LLC
5.1   Opinion of Venable LLP
23.1   Consent of Venable LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
104   The cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

  ARBOR REALTY TRUST, INC.
   
  By: /s/ Paul Elenio
  Name: Paul Elenio
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

Date: June 17, 2021