SUTHERLAND ASSET MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (NYSE:SLD) Files An 8-K Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a RegistrantItem 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
On June 13, 2017, ReadyCap Holdings, LLC (“ReadyCap”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Sutherland Asset Management Corporation (the “Company”), issued $65 million in aggregate principal amount of its 7.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the “Notes”). ReadyCap’s obligations under the Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed (the “Guarantees”) by the Company, Sutherland Partners, L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”), Sutherland Asset I, LLC (the “Direct Parent”) and ReadyCap Commercial, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ReadyCap (“RCC,” and together with the Company, the Operating Partnership and the Direct Parent, the “Guarantors,” and each a “Guarantor”). ReadyCap’s and the Guarantors’ respective obligations under the Notes and the Guarantees are secured by a perfected first-priority lien on certain capital stock and assets (collectively, the “Collateral”) owned by certain subsidiaries of the Company.
The issuance and sale of the Notes were made to a purchase agreement, dated June 8, 2017 (the “Purchase Agreement”), by and among ReadyCap, the Guarantors and Waterfall Asset Management, LLC (the “Manager”), the Company’s external manager, on the one hand, and Keefe Bruyette & Woods, Inc., Incapital LLC and Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. (collectively, the “Initial Purchasers”), on the other hand. to the Purchase Agreement, ReadyCap agreed to sell to the Initial Purchasers $65 million in aggregate principal amount of the Notes in a private offering exempt from registration in reliance on Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), for resale by the Initial Purchasers to (1) qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act, (2) institutional investors that qualify as accredited investors, as defined in Rule 501(a)(1), (2), (3) or (7) under the Securities Act, and (3) non-U.S. persons in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes are subject to restrictions on transfer and may only be offered or sold in transactions exempt from, or not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and other applicable securities laws.
ReadyCap intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to acquire and originate new assets and for general business purposes.
The Notes were issued as additional notes under the indenture, dated as of February 13, 2017 (the “Base Indenture”), by and among ReadyCap, the Guarantors and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”), as amended and supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 13, 2017 (the “Supplemental Indenture,” and together with the Base Indenture, the “Indenture”), by and among ReadyCap, the Guarantors and U.S. Bank, National Association, as trustee and as collateral agent, having identical terms (other than issue date and issue price) to the notes issued on February 13, 2017 under the Indenture. ReadyCap’s payment obligations under the Notes are unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed, jointly and severally, by the Guarantors.
This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
ReadyCap and the Guarantors, and their affiliates, have engaged in, and may in the future engage in, various commercial dealings in the ordinary course of business with the Initial Purchasers and the Trustee. Such parties have received, or may in the future receive, customary fees and commissions for these transactions.
The terms of the Indenture described in Item 2.03 of the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated February 13, 2017 are incorporated herein by reference.
The description of the Notes, the Guarantees, the Collateral and the Indenture in this Current Report on Form 8-K is qualified by reference in its entirety to the Base Indenture and the Supplemental Indenture, copies of which are filed as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2. to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated February 13, 2017, respectively, and incorporated into this Item 2.03 by reference.