ATLC Atlanticus

Filed: 29 Aug 19, 4:31pm



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): August 26, 2019



Atlanticus Holdings Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30328

(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 770-828-2000


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of classTrading SymbolName of exchange on which registered
Common stock, no par valueATLCNasdaq Global Select Market

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).


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Item 8.01.       Other Events.


On August 26, 2019, Atlanticus Holdings Corporation repurchased $54.4 million in face amount of its outstanding 5.875% convertible senior notes due November 2035 (the “convertible senior notes”). 


As consideration, Atlanticus paid approximately $16.3 million in cash (including accrued interest) and issued a $17.4 million term note, which bears interest at a fixed rate of 8.0% and is due in August 2024.  The repurchase of the convertible senior notes will result in a gain to Atlanticus of approximately $5.1 million (net of the convertible senior notes’ applicable share of deferred costs, which were written off in connection with the repurchase).


The foregoing description of the repurchase is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the press release and the Form of Promissory Note, which are filed as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.       Financial Statements and Exhibits.


            (d)       Exhibits.


Exhibit Number





Press release dated August 29, 2019
99.2 Form of Promissory Note










            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.


                                                                        ATLANTICUS HOLDINGS CORPORATION


Date:   August 29, 2019                                                                                      By:      /s/ William R. McCamey                   

Name:  William R. McCamey

Title:   Chief Financial Officer