Resource Apartment REIT III
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): September 8, 2020
Resource Apartment REIT III, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission file number 000-55923
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
1845 Walnut Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
On September 8, 2020, Resource Apartment REIT III, Inc. (“REIT III” or the “Registrant”), Resource Apartment OP III, LP (“OP III”), the operating partnership of REIT III, Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT II, Inc. (“REIT II”), RRE Opportunity OP II, LP (“OP II”), the operating partnership of REIT II, and Revolution III Merger Sub, LLC (“Merger Sub III”), a wholly owned subsidiary of REIT II, entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “REIT III Merger Agreement”).
Subject to the terms and conditions of the REIT III Merger Agreement, (i) REIT III will merge with and into Merger Sub III, with Merger Sub III surviving as a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of REIT II (the “REIT III Company Merger”) and (ii) OP III will merge with and into OP II (the “REIT III Partnership Merger” and, together with the REIT III Company Merger, the “REIT III Merger”), with OP II surviving the REIT III Partnership Merger. At such time, (x) in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Maryland General Corporation Law, the separate existence of REIT III shall cease and (y) in accordance with the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, the separate existence of OP III shall cease.
On September 8, 2020, REIT II, OP II, Revolution I Merger Sub, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of REIT II (“Merger Sub I”), Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT I, Inc. (“REIT I”) and Resource Real Estate Opportunity OP, LP (“OP I”), the operating partnership of REIT I, entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “REIT I Merger Agreement”).
Subject to the terms and conditions of the REIT I Merger Agreement, (i) REIT I will merge with and into Merger Sub I, with Merger Sub I surviving as a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of REIT II (the “REIT I Company Merger”) and (ii) OP I will merge with and into OP II (the “REIT I Partnership Merger” and, together with the REIT I Company Merger, the “REIT I Merger”), with OP II surviving the REIT I Partnership Merger. At such time, (x) in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Maryland General Corporation Law, the separate existence of REIT I shall cease and (y) in accordance with the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, the separate existence of OP I shall cease.
The consummation of the REIT I Merger is not contingent upon the completion of the REIT III Merger, and the consummation of the REIT III Merger is not contingent upon completion of the REIT I Merger.
Prior to the execution of the REIT I Merger Agreement, on September 8, 2020, REIT I entered into a series of transactions with Resource Real Estate, LLC and C-III Capital Partners LLC and their affiliates and became self-managed (the “Self-Management Transaction”) and succeeded to the advisory, asset management and property management arrangements formerly in place for REIT I, REIT II and REIT III. Accordingly, the sponsor of REIT III has changed from Resource Real Estate to OP I until the REIT I Merger is consummated. Following the consummation of the REIT I Merger and the REIT III Merger, the surviving entity, REIT II, will be self managed.
On September 8, 2020, Resource Real Estate, the sponsor to REIT I, REIT II and REIT III, issued a press release announcing the REIT I Merger pursuant to the REIT I Merger Agreement, the REIT III Merger pursuant to the REIT III Merger Agreement, and the Self-Management Transaction. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein solely for purposes of this Item 7.01 disclosure.
Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), the information in this Item 7.01 disclosure, including Exhibit 99.1 and information set forth therein, is deemed to have been furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Item 8.01. Other Events
Item 7.01 above is incorporated herein by reference in this Item 8.01.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE MERGER
In connection with the REIT III Merger, REIT II will prepare and file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a Joint Proxy Statement and Prospectus jointly prepared by REIT II and REIT III, and other related documents. The Joint Proxy Statement and Prospectus will be mailed to REIT III’s stockholders and will contain important information about the merger and related matters. INVESTORS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT AND PROSPECTUS (INCLUDING ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED BY REIT II AND REIT III WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT REIT II, REIT III AND THE PROPOSED MERGER. Investors and stockholders of REIT II and REIT III may obtain free copies of the registration statement, the Joint Proxy Statement and Prospectus and other relevant documents filed by REIT II and REIT III with the SEC (if and when they become available) through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, these materials will also be available free of charge by accessing REIT II’s website (http://www.resourcereit2.com/), or by accessing REIT III’s website (http://www.resourcereit3.com/).
This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
PARTICIPANTS IN SOLICITATION RELATING TO THE MERGER
REIT II and REIT III and their respective directors and officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed merger. Information regarding REIT II’s directors and executive officers is available in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 20, 2020 and its proxy statement filed with the SEC by REIT II on April 29, 2020 in connection with its 2020 annual meeting of stockholders; information regarding REIT III’s directors and executive officers is available in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 20, 2020 and its proxy statement filed with the SEC by REIT III on April 29, 2020 in connection with its 2020 annual meeting of stockholders. Certain directors and executive officers of REIT II and/or REIT III and other persons may have direct or indirect interests in the merger due to securities holdings, pre-existing or future indemnification arrangements and rights to severance payments and retention bonuses if their employment is terminated prior to or following the merger. If and to the extent that any of the participants will receive any additional benefits in connection with the merger, the details of those benefits will be described in the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus relating to the merger. Investors and security holders may obtain additional information regarding the direct and indirect interests of REIT II and REIT III and their respective executive officers and directors in the merger by reading the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus regarding the merger when it becomes available. These documents are available free of charge on the SEC’s website and from REIT II or REIT III, as applicable, using the sources indicated above.
This report contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements,” as such term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and such statements are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provided by the same. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements; no assurance can be given that these expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations include, but are not limited to, the risk that the proposed merger will not be consummated within the expected time period or at all; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreements; the inability of REIT III to obtain stockholder approval of the merger or the failure to satisfy the other conditions to completion of the merger; risks related to disruption of management’s attention from the ongoing business operations due to the proposed merger; the potential adverse impact of the ongoing pandemic related to COVID-19 and the related measures put in place to help control the spread of the virus on the operations of REIT II and REIT III and their tenants, which impact remains highly uncertain; availability of suitable investment opportunities; changes in interest rates; the availability and terms of financing; general economic conditions; market conditions; legislative and regulatory changes that could adversely affect the business of REIT II and REIT III; and other factors, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of REIT II’s and REIT III’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as updated by the subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020 and filed with the SEC, and other reports filed by REIT II and REIT III with the SEC, copies of which are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. REIT II and REIT III undertake no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this communication, except as required by law.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated September 8, 2020|
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 thereunto duly authorized.
|RESOURCE APARTMENT REIT III, INC.|
|Dated: September 8, 2020||By:|
/s/ Alan F. Feldman
|Alan F. Feldman|
|Chief Executive Officer and President|
|(Principal Executive Officer)|