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): February 16, 2021
KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|30 Hudson Yards,||Suite 7500|
|New York,||New York||10001|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 750-8300
|9 West 57th Street,||Suite 4200|
|New York,||New York||10019|
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:|
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common stock, par value $0.01 per share||KREF||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).
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. ☒
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 16, 2021, KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (the “Company”) issued an earnings release and supplemental financial information announcing its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2020. The earnings release and supplemental financial information are furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2, respectively, hereto and are incorporated herein by reference.
The information in Item 2.02 of this Current Report, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “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 in this Current Report shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), unless it is specifically incorporated by reference therein.
This Report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s beliefs, assumptions and expectations of its future performance, taking into account all information currently available to it. These beliefs, assumptions and expectations can change as a result of many possible events or factors, not all of which are known to the Company or are within its control. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Report or as of the date they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by law. Information about factors affecting the Company and the forward-looking statements is available in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, as such factors may be updated from time to time in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at www.sec.gov.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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.
|KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc.|
|By:||/s/ Vincent J. Napolitano|
|Name: Vincent J. Napolitano|
Date: February 16, 2021