8-K 1 tv515024_8k.htm FORM 8-K









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 28, 2019


Hospitality Investors Trust, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Maryland 000-55394 80-0943668
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


Park Avenue Tower, 65 East 55th Street, Suite 801
New York, New York 10022
(Address, including zip code, of Principal Executive Offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (571) 529-6390


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Item 8.01.Other Events


Suspension of Share Repurchase Program


On February 28, 2019, Hospitality Investors Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) had suspended the Company’s Share Repurchase Program (the “SRP”). This suspension became effective immediately upon the filing of this Current Report on Form 8-K and will remain in effect unless and until the Board takes further action to reactivate the SRP. There can be no assurance the SRP will be reactivated on its current terms, different terms or at all.


No repurchase requests made by any holder of the Company’s common stock to have shares of the Company’s common stock repurchased pursuant to the SRP following the effectiveness of the suspension will be valid. However, repurchase requests subject to a Roll-Over Election (as defined in the SRP) that were made after January 1, 2019 and prior to the effectiveness of the suspension may remain valid if and when the SRP is reactivated. For pending repurchase requests that are subject to a Roll-Over Election, the repurchase request will be retained by the Company and deemed to have been submitted, equivalently with any other repurchase request, for repurchase on the next succeeding Repurchase Date (as defined in the SRP) when the SRP is active (if the SRP is ever reactivated). All pending repurchase requests not subject to a Roll-Over Election will be deemed cancelled and must be re-submitted as a new repurchase request for the subject shares to be repurchased pursuant to the SRP if it is ever reactivated.


A pending repurchase request subject to a Roll-Over Election may also be withdrawn at any time prior to the reactivation of the SRP (if the SRP is ever reactivated) by notifying the SRP administrator, Computershare, directly or through a financial intermediary, on the Company’s toll-free, automated telephone line, (866) 638-5572. Notwithstanding the suspension of the SRP, this line will remain open on each business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Eastern time). The Company urges stockholders with repurchase requests pending at the time of the suspension of the SRP who are unsure whether their repurchase request is subject to a Roll-Over Election to call this number or contact their tax advisor, financial advisor and/or custodian to confirm the status of their repurchase request. The Company also urges stockholders with any other questions about the SRP to call this number or to contact their tax advisor, financial advisor and/or custodian.


The full terms of the SRP can be found in the website maintained by the SEC, www.sec.gov, and the “Investor Relations — Share Repurchase Program” section of the Company’s website, www.hitreit.com.







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.


  By:  /s/ Jonathan P. Mehlman
    Jonathan P. Mehlman
Chief Executive Officer and President