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): September 22, 2021
Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
1345 Avenue of the Americas, 45th Floor, New York, New York 10105
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(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:|
|Class A Common Shares, $0.01 par value per share||FTAI||New York Stock Exchange|
|8.25% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Series A Cumulative Perpetual Redeemable Preferred Shares||FTAI PR A||New York Stock Exchange|
|8.00% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Series B Cumulative Perpetual Redeemable Preferred Shares||FTAI PR B||New York Stock Exchange|
|8.25% Fixed-Rate Reset Series C Cumulative Perpetual Redeemable Preferred Shares||FTAI PR C||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 (Sec.230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Sec.240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On September 22, 2021, Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (the “Company”) announced that it is commencing an offering of $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of additional 5.50% senior notes due 2028 (the “Additional Notes”) in a private offering, subject to market and other conditions. There is $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of 5.50% senior notes due 2028 outstanding as of the date hereof.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to (i) repay in full all of the amounts that remain outstanding under the senior unsecured bridge term loans that were obtained to finance and pay certain fees and expenses related to the Company’s purchase on July 28, 2021 of 100% of the equity interests in Transtar, LLC, which was a wholly-owned short-line railroad subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, and (ii) for general corporate purposes, including the funding of future acquisitions and investments, including aviation investments.
The Additional Notes will be offered in the United States to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to persons outside of the United States under Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Additional Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws, and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
The information in this Form 8-K filed pursuant to Item 8.01 does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Cautionary Language Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to the Company’s anticipated use of the net proceeds from the offering. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact but instead are based on our present beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to the Company. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking words such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “target,” “projects,” “contemplates” or the negative version of those words or other comparable words. Any forward-looking statements contained in this communication are based upon our historical performance and on our current plans, estimates and expectations in light of information currently available to us. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by us that the future plans, estimates or expectations contemplated by us will be achieved. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, financial results, financial condition, business, prospects, growth strategy and liquidity. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in Item 1A. “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021, as updated by annual, quarterly and other reports the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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.
|FORTRESS TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTORS LLC|
|By:||/s/ Joseph P. Adams, Jr.|
|Name:||Joseph P. Adams, Jr.|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
Date: September 22, 2021