GNL Global Net Lease
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): April 20, 2021
Global Net Lease, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)|
650 Fifth Avenue, 30th Floor
New York, New York 10019
(Address, including zip code, of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 415-6500
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Securities registered pursuant to section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbols||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share||GNL||New York Stock Exchange|
|7.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share||GNL PR A||New York Stock Exchange|
|6.875% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share||GNL PR B||New York Stock Exchange|
|Preferred Stock Purchase Rights|
|New York Stock Exchange|
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 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 20, 2021, Global Net Lease, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. The information set forth in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and in the attached Exhibit 99.1 is deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information set forth in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On April 20, 2021, the Company announced that one of the acquisitions in its previously announced forward acquisition pipeline of definitive purchase and sale agreements (“PSAs”) is a PSA to acquire three net lease properties located in the United Kingdom for an aggregate contract purchase price of approximately $234.6 million (based on exchange rates on April 16, 2021). The properties serve as the world headquarters for the McLaren Group’s Automotive, Racing and Applied divisions and are being acquired in a sale-leaseback transaction. The PSA is subject to conditions and there can be no assurance the Company will complete this acquisition, or any future acquisitions, on a timely basis or on acceptable terms and conditions, if at all.
The statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different. In addition, words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “would” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the potential adverse effects of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, including actions taken to contain or treat COVID-19, on the Company, the Company’s tenants and the global economy and financial markets, as well as those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed on February 26, 2021 and all other filings with the SEC after that date, as such risks, uncertainties and other important factors may be updated from time to time in the Company’s subsequent reports. Further, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time, unless required by law.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated April 20, 2021|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.|
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.
|GLOBAL NET LEASE, INC.|
|Date: April 20, 2021||By:||/s/ James L. Nelson|
|Name:||James L. Nelson|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer and President|