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May 23, 2018

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



MARYLAND   001-38106   27-5466153

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


260 Franklin Street, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02110

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(617) 340-3814

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


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Item 1.01   Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On May 23, 2018, Plymouth Industrial OP, LP, the operating partnership subsidiary of Plymouth Industrial REIT, Inc. (the “Company”), and the guarantors named therein entered into a senior secured term loan (the “KeyBank Term Loan”) with KeyBank National Association (“KeyBank”). The KeyBank Term Loan is in an original principal amount of $35.7 million and matures on the earlier of (1) August 11, 2021 or (2) the date KeyBank ceases to serve as administrative agent under the Company’s existing KeyBank Credit Agreement. Borrowings under the KeyBank Term Loan bear interest at LIBOR plus 7%. We paid a financing fee to KeyBank of $700,000 at closing.


The KeyBank Term Loan contains customary affirmative and negative covenants for term loans of this type, including limitations with respect to mergers, dispositions of assets, change of management or change of control and transactions with affiliates. On May 24, 2018, the Company used the proceeds of the KeyBank Term Loan to repay the Torchlight Mezzanine Loan (as defined below) in full. The KeyBank Term Loan also requires the Company to apply up to $20 million of the net proceeds from any additional equity raised to the repayment of the KeyBank Credit Agreement or escrow those funds with KeyBank, until the Company’s MWG Portfolio Secured Term Loan is refinanced with a non-recourse mortgage loan. The KeyBank Term Loan contains financial covenants that require the Company to limit its total leverage to 72.5% of its aggregate assets for the next 18 months and thereafter reduce its total leverage ratio to 70%, with a cap of 65% upon the repayment of the KeyBank Term Loan. KeyBank Term Loan requires the Company to maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of 1.25 to 1 and a debt service coverage ratio of 1.50 to 1. The KeyBank Term Loan is secured by, among other things, pledges of the equity interests in the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Plymouth Industrial 20 LLC, and each of its property owning subsidiaries.


A copy of the KeyBank Term Loan is attached to this current report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated by reference as though it were fully set forth herein. The foregoing summary description of the KeyBank Term Loan and the transaction contemplated thereby is not intended to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the complete text of the KeyBank Term Loan.


Item 1.02   Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement


On May 24, 2018, the Company used $35.0 million of the proceeds from the KeyBank Term Loan to repay in full the mezzanine loan between Plymouth Industrial 20 LLC and DOF IV REIT Holdings, LLC, which is managed by Torchlight Investors, LLC (the “Torchlight Mezzanine Loan”). The Torchlight Mezzanine Loan had an outstanding balance of $30.0 million, and the Company paid a $5.0 million prepayment fee. The Torchlight Mezzanine Loan bore interest at 15% per annum and was scheduled to mature in 2023.


Item 2.03   Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant


The information contained in Item 1.01 above is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits:


  Exhibit No.   Description
  10.1   Credit Agreement (Term Loan), dated as of May 23, 2018, by and among Plymouth Industrial OP, LP, the Guarantors from time to time party thereto, KeyBank National Association and the other lenders party thereto.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: May 30, 2018       By:  

/s/ Jeffrey E. Witherell

            Jeffrey E. Witherell
            Chief Executive Officer