Material Modifications to Rights of Security Holders.
On August 17, 2022, Orchid Island Capital, Inc. (the “Company”)
that the board of directors of the Company (the
“Board”) has approved a reverse stock split of the outstanding
the Company’s common stock, par value
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
into one share of Common Stock, with a
proportionate reduction in the Company’s
authorized shares of Common Stock and preferred stock. The par
share of Common Stock will remain unchanged. The shares are
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
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
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
connection with the Reverse Stock Split.
August 2022 Dividend
On August 17, 2022, the Company announced that the Board declared a
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
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
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
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
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
upon forward looking statements. For further
discussion of the factors that could affect outcomes, please refer
the “Risk Factors” section of the Company's Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.
statements speak only as of the date
on which they are made. New risks and uncertainties arise over
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
any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
future events or otherwise.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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