SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (date of earliest event reported): October 22, 2013
WHEELER REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
||(Commission File Number)
2529 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (757) 627-9088
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations of the registrant under any of the
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||ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT. |
On May 22, 2013, WHLR-HPA-1, LLC,
(WHLR-HPA), a subsidiary of the Registrants operating partnership that owns real property known as the Harps at Harbor Point (Harps Food Store) located in Delaware County, Oklahoma, filed suit against Crossland
Heavy Contractors (Crossland) for equitable relief to divide a mechanic and materialmens lien (the Lien) that Crossland recorded against three properties that included the Harps Food Store property and two
adjacent properties owned by the Registrants affiliates. The Lien was in the amount of $856,215.47. Crossland subsequently filed a counterclaim and third-party complaint adding the Registrant and Jon S. Wheeler, the Registrants Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer, as defendants to the lawsuit. The Lien relates to cost overruns incurred by Crossland during the construction and development process that occurred prior to the Registrant acquiring the Harps Food Store property.
On October 22, 2013, the parties reached a settlement whereby it was agreed that the Lien would be paid in full in the amount of
$856,215.47 by November 22, 2013. Since the Lien relates to construction and development costs incurred prior to WHLR-HPA acquiring the Harps Food Store property, the affiliated parties that developed the property intend to fully satisfy the
Lien, resulting in no liability to the Registrant.
Jon Wheeler, is the Registrants Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and is the
manager for the managing member of Harbor Point. The Registrants operating partnership is the managing member of WHLR-HPA. No director, officer or affiliate of the Registrant is affiliated with Crossland.
||FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS. |
||Financial statements of businesses acquired. |
||Pro forma financial information. |
||Shell company transactions. |
||Settlement Agreement dated October 22, 2013. |
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly
caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|WHEELER REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST, INC.|
||/s/ Jon S. Wheeler|
||Jon S. Wheeler|
||Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|
Dated: November 13, 2013