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): April 28, 2021
LUMENT FINANCE TRUST, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
230 Park Avenue, 23rd Floor
New York, New York 10169
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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, $0.01 par value per share||LFT||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).
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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws.
On May 3, 2021, Lument Finance Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) filed, with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of the State of Maryland (“MSDAT”), Articles Supplementary (the “Articles Supplementary”) to the Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Company, classifying 2,400,000 shares of the Company’s authorized but unissued preferred stock as shares of the Company’s 7.875% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), resulting in a total of 2,400,000 shares classified as Series A Preferred Stock. The Articles Supplementary became effective upon filing with MSDAT.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On April 28, 2021, the Company and OREC Investment Management, LLC, entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Piper Sandler & Co. and Raymond James & Associates, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule A thereto (the “Underwriters”). Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company agreed to sell 2,400,000 shares of its Series A Preferred Stock at a public offering price of $25.00 per share (inclusive of accrued dividends), for net proceeds of approximately $58.1 million, after the underwriting discount but before estimated expenses payable by the Company. The Series A Preferred Stock was offered and sold pursuant to a prospectus, dated April 28, 2021, that constitutes part of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-11 (File No. 333-254833), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on April 28, 2021, and the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-11 MEF (333-255591), which became effective upon filing with the Commission on April 28, 2021. The offering is scheduled to close on May 5, 2021.
The foregoing summary of the Underwriting Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated April 28, 2021, by and among Lument Finance Trust, Inc., OREC Investment Management, LLC and Piper Sandler & Co. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule A thereto.|
|3.1||Articles Supplementary Designating the Rights and Preferences of the 7.875% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock.|
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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.
|LUMENT FINANCE TRUST, INC.|
|Dated: May 4, 2021||By:||/s/ James A. Briggs|
|James A. Briggs|
|Chief Financial Officer|