Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSEMKT:BRG) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 9.01
Amendment No. 1 to Contribution and Sale Agreement
On August 9, 2017, Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), Bluerock Residential Holdings, L.P., the Company’s operating partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), and Bluerock TRS Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Operating Partnership (the “OP Sub”), entered into Amendment No. 1 (“Amendment No. 1”) to the Contribution and Sale Agreement (the “Contribution Agreement”) with our external manager, BRG Manager, LLC (the “Manager”), Bluerock REIT Operator, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of the Manager (the “Manager Sub”), and Bluerock Real Estate, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company controlled by R. Ramin Kamfar (“BRRE”), James G. Babb, III (“Mr. Babb”), Jordan B. Ruddy (“Mr. Ruddy”), and Ryan S. MacDonald (“Mr. MacDonald,”), Konig & Associates, LLC, a New Jersey limited liability company controlled by Michael L. Konig (“Konig & Associates”), Jenco Business Advisors, Inc., a New York corporation controlled by Jerold E. Novack (“Jenco”), The Kachadurian Group LLC, an Illinois limited liability company controlled by Gary T. Kachadurian (“Kachadurian Group,” and collectively with BRRE, Mr. Babb, Mr. Ruddy, Mr. MacDonald, Konig & Associates, and Jenco, the “Contributors”). to the Contribution Agreement, upon the terms and subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions therein, the Operating Partnership, directly and indirectly through the OP Sub, will acquire the Manager Sub, which houses the external asset management functions of the Manager currently provided to the Company to the management agreement (the “Management Agreement”) that the Company entered into simultaneously with its initial public offering in April 2014, in order to facilitate the internalization of the Company’s management functions (the “Internalization”). The terms of the Contribution Agreement are described in Item 9.01 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 4, 2017, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Amendment No. 1 was entered into in connection with the Company announcing by press release a potential range of the Company’s anticipated Class A common stock (the “Class A Common Stock”) dividend for 2018. Amendment No. 1 provides that the period to be used to calculate the volume weighted average price per share of the Class A Common Stock, as reported on the NYSE MKT, for the purpose of determining the number of limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership and shares of the Company’s Class C common stock payable to the Contributors under the Internalization, will be the twenty (20) trading days beginning on and including September 11, 2017 through and including October 6, 2017. The amount of the aggregate consideration payable to the Contributors in connection with the Internalization will be determined to a formula established in the Management Agreement.
A special committee comprised entirely of independent and disinterested members of our board of directors (the “Special Committee”), unanimously approved the Company’s entry into Amendment No. 1. Our board of directors, by unanimous vote of those present, made a similar determination based on the recommendation of the Special Committee.
The foregoing description of the Contribution Agreement and Amendment No. 1 do not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to: (i) the Contribution Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 4, 2017 and is incorporated herein by reference, and (ii) Amendment No. 1, which is filed as Exhibit 2.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This communication may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” or “potential” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, and may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Among others, the following uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward looking statements: the failure to receive, on a timely basis or otherwise, the required approvals by the Company’s stockholders and third parties; the risk that a condition to closing of the Internalization may not be satisfied; the Company’s ability to consummate the Internalization; operating costs and business disruption may be greater than expected; the ability of the Company to retain its senior executives and maintain relationships with business partners pending consummation of the Internalization; and the impact of legislative, regulatory and competitive changes and other risk factors relating to the industries in which the Company operates, as detailed from time to time in the Company’s reports filed with the SEC. There can be no assurance that the Internalization will in fact be consummated.
Neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this communication. the Company is not under any duty to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this communication, nor to conform the Company’s prior statements to actual results or revised expectations, and the Company does not intend to do so.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication is being made in respect of the Internalization involving the Company and the Manager and certain of their affiliates. The Internalization will be submitted to the stockholders of the Company for their consideration. In connection with the Internalization, the Company intends to file a proxy statement and other documents regarding the Internalization with the SEC. INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) REGARDING THE 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 INTERNALIZATION. The proxy statement and other relevant documents (when they become available), and any other documents filed by the Company 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 the Company through its website at http://www.bluerockresidential.com. The information on the Company’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:
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.
712 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10019
Attn: Ryan MacDonald
This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|2.1||Amendment No. 1 to Contribution and Sale Agreement, dated as of August 9, 2017, by and among Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc., Bluerock Residential Holdings, L.P., and Bluerock TRS Holdings, LLC, BRG Manager, LLC, Bluerock REIT Operator, LLC, Bluerock Real Estate, L.L.C., Konig & Associates, LLC., Jenco Business Advisors, Inc., The Kachadurian Group LLC, James G. Babb, III, Jordan B. Ruddy, and Ryan S. MacDonald|
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About Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSEMKT:BRG)
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company’s business consists of investing in and operating multifamily communities. The Company operates through real estate assets segment. Its businesses are conducted through its operating partnership, Bluerock Residential Holdings, L.P. Its principal business objective is to generate risk-adjusted investment returns by assembling a portfolio of apartment properties located in growth markets and by implementing its investment strategies to achieve sustainable long-term growth in both its funds from operations and net asset value. The Company’s portfolio consists of interests in over 20 properties (over 10 operating and approximately six development properties). Its other acquired properties include Springhouse, North Park Towers, Alexan CityCentre, ARIUM Grandewood, Alexan Southside Place, Cheshire Bridge, Sovereign, Flagler Village and Lake Boone Trail.