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NEWT Newtek Business Services

Filed: 4 May 21, 4:30pm


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

May 4, 2021 (April 23, 2021)
Date of Report (date of Earliest Event Reported)

NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES CORP.
(Exact Name of Company as Specified in its Charter)
MARYLAND814-0103546-3755188
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)(Commission File No.)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

4800 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 120, Boca Raton, FL 33431
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(212) 356-9500
(Company’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed from last report)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.02 per shareNEWTNasdaq Global Market LLC
5.75% Notes due 2024NEWTLNasdaq Global Market LLC
5.50% Notes due 2026NEWTZNasdaq Global Market LLC

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Item 1.01.    Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 23, 2021, a wholly-owned affiliate of Newtek Business Services Corp. (“Newtek”), Newtek Commercial Lending, Inc., and Capital Finance Opportunities 2101C, LP (“CFO”), entered into a joint venture, Newtek Conventional Lending II, LLC (the “JV”), governed by the Limited Liability Company Agreement for the JV. Newtek and CFO each committed to contribute an equal share of equity funding to the JV and each will have equal voting rights on all material matters. The JV intends to deploy capital over the course of time with additional leverage supported by a warehouse line of credit. The intended purpose of the JV will be to originate commercial loans to middle-market companies as well as small businesses.

The foregoing description of the joint venture agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such agreement, which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s next Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.













SIGNATURES

In accordance with the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
NEWTEK BUSINESS SERVICES CORP.
Date: May 4, 2021By:
/S/    BARRY SLOANE        
Barry Sloane
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board