Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 18, 2021 (February 17, 2021)

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
U.S. Virgin Islands
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

5100 Tamarind Reef
Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands 00820
(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)

(704) 275-9113
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
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Common stock, par value $0.01 per share AAMC NYSE American

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On February 17, 2021, Altisource Asset Management Corporation (“AAMC” or the “Company”) entered into a settlement agreement dated as of February 17, 2021 (the “Settlement Agreement”) with Putnam Focused Equity Fund, a series of Putnam Funds Trust, as successor in interest to each of Putnam Equity Spectrum Fund and Putnam Capital Spectrum Fund, each a series of Putnam Funds Trust (collectively, “Putnam”), one of the plaintiffs in the litigation related to the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Shares”).

Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement:

the Company agreed to exchange all of Putnam’s 81,800 Preferred Shares for 288,283 shares of the Company’s common stock;

the Company agreed to pay $1,636,000 to Putnam within three business days of the effective date of the Settlement Agreement, and $1,227,000 on the one-year anniversary of the effective date of the Settlement Agreement;

the Company granted a most favored nation clause to Putnam requiring the Company to pay Putnam the difference, subject to certain terms and conditions, if the Company enters into a mutually agreed settlement with another holder of Preferred Shares at a higher value per Preferred Share than provided to Putnam under the Settlement Agreement;

Putnam agreed to a stipulation dismissing their claims with prejudice in the subject litigation and releasing the Company from all other claims relating to the Preferred Shares; and

Putnam agreed to vote the common shares received upon the exchange of its Preferred Shares in favor of each director nominee recommended by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) and otherwise in accordance with the Board’s recommendation on other proposals, subject to certain exceptions, through at least the Company’s 2022 annual meeting.

The foregoing description of the Settlement Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of such agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

The information provided in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
The Company issued 288,283 shares of its common stock in exchange for Putnam’s 81,800 Preferred Shares pursuant to the exemption from registration under Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, due to the fact that it was an exchange of securities with an existing Company shareholder.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD

On February 18, 2021 the Company issued a press release announcing the entry into the Settlement Agreement, as described in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The press release is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for any other purpose, including for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
Settlement Agreement dated as of February 17, 2021, between the Company and Putnam
Press Release of Altisource Asset Management Corporation, dated February 18, 2021
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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, thereunto duly authorized.

Altisource Asset Management Corporation
February 18, 2021
/s/ Indroneel Chatterjee
Indroneel Chatterjee
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer