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 (Date of earliest event reported):
June 5, 2020
Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation
(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)
(STATE OF INCORPORATION)
|(COMMISSION FILE NUMBER)|| ||(IRS EMPLOYER ID. NUMBER)|
|385 East Colorado Boulevard|| ||91101|
|Pasadena, California|| ||(ZIP CODE)|
|(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)|| || |
(REGISTRANT’S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of Each Class||Trading Symbol(s)|| ||Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered|
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value||WMC|| ||New York Stock Exchange|
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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On March 7, 2017, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) entered into an equity distribution agreement (the “Equity Distribution Agreement”) with Western Asset Management Company, LLC (the “Manager”) and JMP Securities LLC (the “Placement Agent”), pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell up to $100,000,000 aggregate offering price of shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), from time to time through the Placement Agent, acting as agent and/or principal (the “Offering”). A copy of the Equity Distribution Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on March 9, 2017. The Shares were initially offered pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3, including pre-effective amendment no. 1 thereto (Registration No. 333-216496), which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on March 7, 2017 and declared effective on April 26, 2017 (the “2017 Registration Statement”). On May 19, 2020, the Company filed a new registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-238486), which was declared effective by the Commission on May 26, 2020 (the “Registration Statement”), to replace the expired 2017 Registration Statement. On June 5, 2020, the Company filed a prospectus supplement (the “Prospectus Supplement”) pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) related to the securities that remain unsold pursuant to the Offering. As of the date of the Prospectus Supplement, a maximum aggregate sales price of approximately $96,936,049.90 of Shares remained available for offer and sale from time to time pursuant to the Equity Distribution Agreement. This Current Report on Form 8-K is being filed to provide exhibits to be incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement.
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 5, 2020, the Company, the Manager and the Placement Agent entered into an amendment to the Equity Distribution Agreement (“Amendment No. 1”) to update references to the Registration Statement, update certain representations and make certain other updates to reflect changes that have occurred since the date of the original Equity Distribution Agreement. A copy of Amendment No. 1 is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP issued its opinion with respect to the validity of the Shares, which opinion is attached hereto as Exhibit 5.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
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|5.1* || |
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* 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 hereto duly authorized.
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Date: June 5, 2020
|By:||/s/ Lisa Meyer|| |
| || ||Name:||Lisa Meyer|| |
| || ||Title:||Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|| |