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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON,
 
DC 20549
FORM
8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
August 17, 2022
Orchid Island Capital, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Maryland
001-35236
27-3269228
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
3305 Flamingo Drive
,
Vero Beach
,
Florida
32963
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number,
 
including area code
(
772
)
231-1400
N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended
 
to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the
registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
Written communications pursuant
 
to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a
 
-12)
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b)
 
under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange
 
Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class:
Trading symbol:
 
Name of each exchange
 
on which registered:
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
ORC
NYSE
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).
 
Emerging growth company
 
If an emerging growth company,
 
indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period
for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided
 
pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange
Act.
 
 
 
 
Item 3.03.
 
Material Modifications to Rights of Security Holders.
On August 17, 2022, Orchid Island Capital, Inc. (the “Company”) announced
 
that the board of directors of the Company (the
“Board”) has approved a reverse stock split of the outstanding shares of
 
the Company’s common stock, par value
 
$0.01 per
share (the “Common Stock”), at a ratio of one-for-five (the “Reverse Stock Split”).
 
The Reverse Stock Split is scheduled to
take effect at approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
 
on August 30, 2022 (the “Effective Time”).
 
At the Effective Time, every
five issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock will be converted
 
into one share of Common Stock, with a
proportionate reduction in the Company’s
 
authorized shares of Common Stock and preferred stock. The par value
 
of each
share of Common Stock will remain unchanged. The shares are expected
 
to begin trading on a split-adjusted basis at market
open on August 31, 2022. Trading in the Common
 
Stock will continue on the NYSE under the symbol “ORC” but the
security will be assigned a new CUSIP number.
No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. Instead,
 
each stockholder that otherwise would
receive fractional shares will be entitled to receive, in lieu of such fractional
 
shares, cash in an amount determined on the
basis of the closing price of the Common Stock on the NYSE on August 30, 2022.
 
The Reverse Stock Split will apply to all
of the outstanding shares of Common Stock as of the Effective Time.
 
Stockholders of record will be receiving information
from Continental Stock Transfer & Trust
 
Company, the Company’s
 
transfer agent, regarding their stock ownership following
the Reverse Stock Split and cash in lieu of fractional share payments, if applicable.
 
Stockholders who hold their shares in
brokerage accounts or in “street name” are not required to take any action in
 
connection with the Reverse Stock Split.
Item 8.01.
 
Other Events.
August 2022 Dividend
On August 17, 2022, the Company announced that the Board declared a dividend
 
for the month of August 2022 of $0.16 per
share of Common Stock (the “August Dividend”), to be paid on September 28, 2022
 
to holders of record on August 31, 2022
(the “Record Date”), with an ex-dividend date of August 30, 2022.
 
Because the Record Date for the August Dividend is after
the Effective Time of the Reverse Split,
 
the August Dividend will reflect the Reverse Stock Split and will be paid
 
on a split-
adjusted basis. In addition, the Company announced certain details of its RMBS portfolio
 
as of July 2022 as well as certain
other information regarding the Company.
 
A copy of the Company’s press release announcing
 
the dividend, the Reverse
Stock Split and other information regarding the Company is attached hereto as Exhibit
 
99.1 and incorporated herein by this
reference.
 
Reverse Stock Split
The disclosure set forth under Item 3.03 above is incorporated herein by reference.
Caution About Forward-Looking Statements.
 
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within
 
the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws, including, but not limited
 
to, statements about the Company’s
distributions and the Reverse Stock Split. These forward-looking
 
statements are based upon the Company’s
 
present
expectations, but the Company cannot assure investors that actual results will not
 
vary from the expectations contained in the
forward-looking statements. Investors should not place undue reliance
 
upon forward looking statements. For further
discussion of the factors that could affect outcomes, please refer to
 
the “Risk Factors” section of the Company's Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. All forward-looking
 
statements speak only as of the date
on which they are made. New risks and uncertainties arise over time,
 
and it is not possible to predict those events or how they
may affect the Company.
 
Except as required by law,
 
the Company is not obligated to, and does not intend to, update or revise
any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
 
future events or otherwise.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)
 
Exhibits
Exhibit No.
Description
99.1
104
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document)
 
 
Signatures
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.
Date: August 17, 2022
 
ORCHID ISLAND CAPITAL,
 
INC.
By:
/s/ Robert E. Cauley
Robert E. Cauley
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC)
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