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): January 7, 2019
Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 696-0100
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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|Item 1.01.|| |
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On January 7, 2019, Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (the Company) and Annaly Management Company LLC entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, as representative of the several underwriters named therein (the Underwriters), relating to (i) the offer and sale of 75,000,000 shares of the Companys common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the Common Stock), and (ii) the grant by the Company to the Underwriters of an option to purchase up to an additional 11,250,000 shares of Common Stock (together, the Shares). The offering closed on January 10, 2019. The Underwriting Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and the description of the Underwriting Agreement contained herein is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit.
The offering was conducted pursuant to the Companys Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-209447). The offering was made pursuant to the prospectus supplement, dated January 7, 2019, and the accompanying prospectus, dated February 9, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
A copy of the opinion of Venable LLP relating to the legality of the issuance and sale of the Shares is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 5.1. A copy of the opinion of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP with respect to certain tax matters is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 8.1.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated January 7, 2019, by and among Annaly Capital Management, Inc., Annaly Management Company LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, as representative of the several underwriters.|
|5.1||Opinion of Venable LLP.|
|8.1||Opinion of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.|
|23.1||Consent of Venable LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).|
|23.2||Consent of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (included in Exhibit 8.1).|
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 hereunto duly authorized.
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC.
|Date: January 10, 2019||By:||/s/ Glenn A. Votek|
|Name:||Glenn A. Votek|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|