UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 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): October 27, 2020

 

POWER REIT

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

001-36312

(Commission File Number)

 

45-3116572

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

301 Winding Road

Old Bethpage, NY 11804

(Address of principal executive offices and Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 750-0371

 

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

[  ] 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 Shares   PW   NYSE (American)
         
7.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, Liquidation Preference $25 per Share   PW.PRA   NYSE (American)

 

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 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 

On October 28, 2020, Power REIT (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Current Report”) and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

The information in this Item 2.02 and in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The information contained in this Item 2.02 and in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

 

Item 8.01. Other Events

 

Guidance Regarding Character of Dividends 

 

Power REIT has retained BDO USA LLP (“BDO”) as its tax advisor and for the preparation of its tax returns since 2011. In 2017, as a result of previously described litigation, Power REIT has an approximately $17 million Net Operating Loss for tax purposes. In reliance on tax advice from BDO, Power REIT disclosed to investors on a number of occasions that dividends paid to investors would be treated as a Return of Capital until the Net Operating Loss was exhausted. Based on BDO’s current tax advice, Power REIT is now providing guidance that investors should not expect that the character of dividends for 2020 and subsequent years will be treated as a Return of Capital regardless of the availability of the Net Operating Loss.

 

Declaration of Dividend

 

On October 27, 2020, the Registrant declared a quarterly dividend of $0.484375 per share on Power REIT’s 7.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, par value $25.00 per share, payable on December 15, 2020 to shareholders of record on November 15, 2020.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit Description of Exhibit
   
99.1 Power REIT Press Release issued on October 28, 2020

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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: October 28, 2020 POWER REIT
   
  By /s/ David H. Lesser
    David H. Lesser
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

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