SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: March 11, 2016
(Date of earliest event reported)
SUN COMMUNITIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
27777 Franklin Rd.
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Regulation FD Disclosure
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report is an investor presentation of Sun Communities, Inc. that will be used at the 2016 Global Property CEO Conference on March 14-15, 2016. The presentation also will be posted on Sun Communities, Inc.'s website, www.suncommunities.com, on March 11, 2016.
Additionally, Sun Communities, Inc. will be presenting in a live webcast from the 2016 Global Property CEO Conference on March 14, 2016 at 2:15 PM EST. The live and archived webcast will be available at the following URL: http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/citigroup/globalproperty2016/28110494943.cfm. The webcast replay will be available one hour after the conclusion of the live event for 90 days.
The information contained in this Item 7.01 on Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
This report contains various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and we intend that such forward-looking statements will be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. For this purpose, any statements contained in this filing that relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, trends or prospective events or developments and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts are deemed to be forward-looking statements. Words such as “forecasts,” “intends,” “intend,” “intended,” “goal,” “estimate,” “estimates,” “expects,” “expect,” “expected,” “project,” “projected,” “projections,” “plans,” “predicts,” “potential,” “seeks,” “anticipates,” “anticipated,” “should,” “could,” “may,” “will,” “designed to,” “foreseeable future,” “believe,” “believes,” “scheduled,” "guidance" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward looking statements contain these words. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance, but involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific to the matters discussed in this filing. These risks and uncertainties may cause our actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to the risks disclosed under “Risk Factors” contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, such risks and uncertainties include:
changes in general economic conditions, the real estate industry and the markets in which we operate;
difficulties in our ability to evaluate, finance, complete and integrate acquisitions, developments and expansions successfully;
our liquidity and refinancing demands;
our ability to obtain or refinance maturing debt;
our ability to maintain compliance with covenants contained in our debt facilities;
availability of capital;
our ability to maintain rental rates and occupancy levels;
our failure to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures;
increases in interest rates and operating costs, including insurance premiums and real property taxes;
risks related to natural disasters;
general volatility of the capital markets and the market price of shares of our capital stock;
our failure to maintain our status as a REIT;
changes in real estate and zoning laws and regulations;
legislative or regulatory changes, including changes to laws governing the taxation of REITs;
litigation, judgments or settlements;
competitive market forces;
the ability of manufactured home buyers to obtain financing; and
the level of repossessions by manufactured home lenders.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements included or incorporated by reference into this filing, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in our expectations or otherwise, except as required by law.
Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. All written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.
SUN COMMUNITIES, INC.
Dated: March 11, 2016
/s/ Karen J. Dearing
Karen J. Dearing, Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer