Washington, D.C. 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): March 11, 2022


SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


10 Terrace Road, Ladera Ranch, California 92694

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(877) 327-3485

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

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


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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


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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On March 7, 2022, in connection with its process for reviewing alternatives in order to provide liquidity to its stockholders, the board of directors of SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the suspension of: (i) the Company’s distribution reinvestment plan (“DRP”), such that distributions for the month of March, payable on April 15, 2022, will be payable in cash; and (ii) the operation of the Company’s share redemption program (“SRP”), effective immediately, such that redemption requests made for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 will not be honored. Prior to March 7, 2022, the SRP had been partially suspended, except for repurchases sought in connection with a stockholder’s death, qualifying disability, confinement to a long-term care facility or other exigent circumstances. This Current Report on Form 8-K serves as the 10-day notice for suspension of the DRP.








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.






Date: March 11, 2022



/s/ James R. Barry






James R. Barry






Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer