Gladstone Land Corporation
GLADSTONE LAND Corp (Form: 8-K, Received: 07/12/2017 16:12:00)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) July 12, 2017

 

 

Gladstone Land Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Maryland   001-35795   54-1892552

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

1521 Westbranch Drive, Suite 100

McLean, Virginia

  22102
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (703) 287-5800

 

 

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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

(a)    On July 12, 2017, Gladstone Land Corporation (the “Company”) filed Articles of Amendment (the “Articles”) with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation for Maryland (“SDAT”). The Articles amend Section 6.1 of Article 6 of the Company’s charter to increase the number of shares of stock that the Company has authority to issue from 20,000,000 shares to 100,000,000 shares, with the additional 80,000,000 shares of stock being initially classified as common stock, $0.001 par value per share. The Articles were approved by the Company’s board of directors on July 11, 2017 and were effective upon filing with SDAT.

The foregoing description of the Articles is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Articles, which are filed as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

3.1    Articles of Amendment of Gladstone Land Corporation


SIGNATURES

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.

 

      GLADSTONE LAND CORPORATION
Date: July 12, 2017     By:   /s/ Lewis Parrish
      Lewis Parrish
      Chief Financial Officer


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

3.1    Articles of Amendment of Gladstone Land Corporation

Exhibit 3.1

GLADSTONE LAND CORPORATION

ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT

Gladstone Land Corporation, a Maryland corporation (the “Corporation”), hereby certifies to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland that:

FIRST : Section 6.1 of Article 6 of the charter of the Corporation (the “Charter”) is hereby amended to increase the number of shares of stock that the Corporation has authority to issue to 100,000,000 and the number of shares of Common Stock (as defined therein) that the Corporation has authority to issue to 98,000,000.

SECOND : The total number of shares of stock which the Corporation had authority to issue immediately prior to the foregoing amendment of the Charter was 20,000,000, consisting of 18,000,000 shares of Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share, and 2,000,000 shares of 6.375% Series A Cumulative Term Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value per share. The aggregate par value of all authorized shares of stock having par value was $20,000.

THIRD : The total number of shares of stock which the Corporation has authority to issue pursuant to the foregoing amendment of the Charter is 100,000,000, consisting of 98,000,000 shares of Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share, and 2,000,000 shares of 6.375% Series A Cumulative Term Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value per share. The aggregate par value of all authorized shares of stock having par value is $100,000.

FOURTH : The information required by Section 2-607(b)(2)(i) of the Maryland General Corporation Law (the “MGCL”) is not changed by the foregoing amendment of the Charter.

FIFTH : The foregoing amendment of the Charter was approved by a majority of the entire Board of Directors of the Corporation as required by law and was limited to a change expressly authorized by Section 2-105(a)(13) of the MGCL without any action by the stockholders of the Corporation.

SIXTH : The undersigned acknowledges these Articles of Amendment to be the corporate act of the Corporation and as to all matters of facts required to be verified under oath, the undersigned acknowledges that to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, these matters and facts are true in all material respects and that this statement is made under the penalties of perjury.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused these Articles of Amendment to be signed in its name and on its behalf by its Chief Executive Officer and attested to by its Secretary on this 12th day of July, 2017.

 

ATTEST:     GLADSTONE LAND CORPORATION

/s/ Michael LiCalsi

    By:  

/s/ David Gladstone

  (SEAL)
Name: Michael LiCalsi       Name: David Gladstone  
Title: Secretary       Title: Chief Executive Officer