8-K 1 ainc20198-k1002sharepurch.htm 8-K Document


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): October 2, 2019

ASHFORD INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

MARYLAND
 
001-36400
 
82-5237353
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation
 or organization)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS employer
identification number)
 
 
 
 
 
14185 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1100
 
 
 
 
Dallas, Texas
 
 
 
75254
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
 
(Zip code)

    Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (972) 490-9600

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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).
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock
 
AINC
 
NYSE American LLC





ITEM 7.01    REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE

On October 2, 2019, Ashford Inc. (the “Company”) announced that it has agreed to immediately acquire an aggregate of 412,974 shares of its common stock currently owned by Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) (“Ashford Trust”) and Braemar Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: BHR) (“Braemar”), respectively, for $30 per share, resulting in a total cost of approximately $12.4 million. This stock purchase represents approximately 16% of the Company’s common shares outstanding. Due to the parameters of the private letter ruling expected to be received from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), Ashford is only able to acquire the shares held by Braemar’s and Ashford Trust’s taxable REIT subsidiaries. Ashford Trust has announced that it intends to distribute its remaining 205,086 shares of Ashford common stock to its shareholders and unitholders in a pro-rata distribution. Braemar has also announced that it intends to distribute its remaining 174,983 shares of Ashford common stock to its shareholders and unitholders in a pro-rata distribution.

This stock purchase relates to the closing conditions of the Company’s planned acquisition of Remington Holdings, L.P.’s hotel management business. That proposed acquisition, which was previously announced on June 3, 2019, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019. The transaction remains subject to approval by the Company’s stockholders and customary closing conditions. The stockholder vote has been set for October 24, 2019, and the Company expects to receive the official issued private letter ruling related to the Remington transaction from the IRS very soon. Ashford Trust and Braemar also announced that the pro-rata distribution of the remaining Ashford shares is contingent upon, and will occur immediately prior to, Ashford’s planned acquisition of Remington Holdings, L.P.’s hotel management business.

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The information in this Form 8-K and Exhibits attached hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


ITEM 9.01    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

(d)    Exhibits
Exhibit Number         Description

99.1















SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 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.
Dated: October 2, 2019
 
ASHFORD INC.
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ ROBERT G. HAIMAN
 
 
Robert G. Haiman
 
 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary