8-K 1 a19-9903_58k.htm 8-K





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) August 7, 2019



Safehold Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission File


(IRS Employer
Identification Number)


1114 Avenue of the Americas, 39th Floor
New York, New York



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (212) 930-9400



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


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


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Trading Symbol(s)


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock






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ITEM 1.01       Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement and ITEM 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.


On August 7, 2019, Safehold Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”). Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Company agreed to sell, and the Underwriters agreed to purchase, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Underwriting Agreement, an aggregate of 3,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”) at a public offering price of $28.00 per share. In addition, the Company granted to the Underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 shares of Common Stock, which the underwriters exercised in full.


The public offering was conducted pursuant to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-226048). The offering was made pursuant to the prospectus supplement, dated August 7, 2019, and the accompanying prospectus, dated July 12, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


Concurrently with the completion of the public offering pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Company agreed to sell in a private placement to iStar Inc. (“iStar”) 6,000,000 shares of Common Stock at a purchase price of $28.00 per share, equal to the public offering price per share.  Pursuant to an amended and restated registration rights agreement by and between the Company and iStar, dated January 2, 2019 (the “Registration Rights Agreement”), iStar is permitted to resell such shares of Common Stock to the public pursuant to an effective registration statement filed by the Company. The Registration Rights Agreement also provides iStar with certain demand registration rights.


The public offering and the concurrent private placement, which closed on August 12, 2019, will generate net proceeds of approximately $260 million, after deducting estimated transaction expenses and giving effect to the sale of shares in this offering to an existing stockholder who purchased such shares at the public offering price per share (without the payment of the underwriting discounts and commissions). The Underwriting Agreement and the Registration Right Agreement contain customary representations, warranties and agreements of the Company, conditions to closing, indemnification rights and obligations of the parties and termination provisions.


The preceding descriptions are qualified in its entirety by reference to the Underwriting Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement, copies of which are attached as Exhibit 1.1 and Exhibit 10.1, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.


ITEM 9.01       Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits.




Underwriting Agreement, dated August 7, 2019, by and among the Company, Safehold Operating Partnership LP and SFTY Manager, LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named therein






Opinion of Clifford Chance US LLP regarding the legality of the shares of common stock






Amended and Restated Registration Rights Agreement, dated January 2, 2019, by and between the Company and iStar (filed previously by the Company as an exhibit to its Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 3, 2019 and incorporated herein by reference)






Consent of Clifford Chance US LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)


*      Filed herewith.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.











August 12, 2019


/s/ Jay Sugarman




Jay Sugarman




Chairman and Chief Executive Officer