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AHT Ashford Hospitality Trust

Filed: 22 Apr 21, 4:32pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): April 20, 2021

ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUST, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Maryland001-3177586-1062192
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(Commission File Number)(IRS employer identification number)
14185 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1200
Dallas
Texas75254
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (972) 490-9600

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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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).
Emerging growth company    
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common StockAHTNew York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, Series DAHT-PDNew York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, Series FAHT-PFNew York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, Series GAHT-PGNew York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, Series HAHT-PHNew York Stock Exchange
Preferred Stock, Series IAHT-PINew York Stock Exchange



ITEM 1.02     TERMINATION OF A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT.
On April 20, 2021, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (“Ashford Trust” or the “Company”) delivered written notice to the Advisor (as defined below) of its intention not to renew the Enhanced Return Funding Program Agreement and Amendment No. 1 to the Amended and Restated Advisory Agreement (the “ERFP Agreement”), among Ashford Trust, Ashford Inc. (“AINC”), Ashford Hospitality Advisors LLC (“Ashford LLC”, and together with AINC, the “Advisor”), Ashford Hospitality Limited Partnership (the “Operating Partnership”) and Ashford TRS Corporation, through which Ashford LLC agreed to make certain investments to facilitate the acquisition of properties by the Operating Partnership that are recommended by Ashford LLC. As a result, the ERFP Agreement will terminate in accordance with its terms at the end of the current term on June 26, 2021 (the “Expiration Date”).

Following the Expiration Date, Ashford Trust and AINC will continue to be parties to the Second Amended and Restated Advisory Agreement, dated January 14, 2021 (the “Advisory Agreement”), and the Advisor will continue to serve as advisor to Ashford Trust.

A summary of the material provisions of the ERFP Agreement was previously reported in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 26, 2018, and such disclosure is incorporated by reference herein.

The Company intends to approve an amendment to the Advisory Agreement to reflect certain changes necessary in connection with the expiration of the ERFP Agreement and we anticipate filing such amendment as an exhibit to the Company’s upcoming Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ending June 30, 2021.
    
The foregoing description of the ERFP Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the ERFP Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1, and is incorporated by reference herein.

ITEM 9.01     FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

(d) Exhibits



SIGNATURE

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.

Dated: April 22, 2021

ASHFORD HOSPITALITY TRUST, INC.
By:/s/ ROBERT G. HAIMAN
Robert G. Haiman
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary