NOVC Novation Companies
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): July 15, 2021
|NOVATION COMPANIES, INC.|
|(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)|
|(State or Other Jurisdiction|
|9229 Ward Parkway, Suite 340, Kansas City, MO||64114|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (816) 237-7000
|(Former Name or Former Address, If Changed Since Last Report)|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
Novation Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) is party to a Rights Agreement with Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as Rights Agent (the “Rights Agent”), dated as of September 15, 2011, as amended by a First Amendment to Rights Agreement dated as of June 20, 2014, a Second Amendment to Rights Agreement dated as of August 24, 2015, and a Third Amendment to Rights Agreement dated as of July 20, 2018 (as amended, the “Rights Agreement”). The Rights Agreement is designed to preserve the Company’s ability to use its net operating loss carryforwards to reduce potential future income tax liability by generally deterring any person from acquiring shares of the Company’s common stock if the acquisition would result in such person, together with its affiliates and associates, beneficially owning 4.9% or more of the Company’s common stock then outstanding without the approval of the Company’s Board of Directors.
On July 15, 2021, the Company and the Rights Agent entered into a Fourth Amendment to Rights Agreement (the “Fourth Amendment”) that amended the Rights Agreement to extend its term through 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 20, 2024.
The foregoing description of the Fourth Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text thereof, a copy of which has been filed as Exhibit 4.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 3.03||Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders|
The information regarding the Fourth Amendment set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.03.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|4.1||Fourth Amendment to Rights Agreement, dated as of July 15, 2021, by and between Novation Companies, Inc. and Computershare Trust Company, N.A.|
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.
|NOVATION COMPANIES, INC.|
|Date: July 16, 2021||/s/ Carolyn K. Campbell|
Name: Carolyn K. Campbell
Title: Chief Financial Officer