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): August 3, 2018 (July 31, 2018)
AGNC INVESTMENT CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File Number)
2 Bethesda Metro Center, 12th Floor
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(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))
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. o
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 31, 2018, AGNC Investment Corp. (the "Company") entered into an Underwriting Agreement (the "Underwriting Agreement") with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, and UBS Securities LLC, as representatives of underwriters named in Schedule I of the Underwriting Agreement (collectively, the "Underwriters"), with respect to (i) the sale by the Company of 38,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock to the Underwriters and (ii) the grant by the Company to the Underwriters of an option (the "Option") to purchase all or part of 5,700,000 additional shares of the Company's common stock (together, the "Shares"). The sale of the Shares, including the exercise in full of the Option, closed on August 3, 2018. In the ordinary course of business, the Underwriters or their respective affiliates have engaged and may in the future engage in various financing, commercial banking and investment banking services with, and provide financial advisory services to, the Company and its affiliates for which they have received or may receive customary fees and expenses.
The offering and sale of the Shares is being made pursuant to a preliminary prospectus supplement and final prospectus supplement related to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-225628) (the "Registration Statement"), each of which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants by the Company. It also provides for customary indemnification by the Company for losses and damages arising out of or in connection with the sale of the Shares.
The foregoing is a summary description of certain terms of the Underwriting Agreement and is qualified in its entirety by the text of the Underwriting Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
On August 3, 2018, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP delivered an opinion to the Company with respect to the validity of the Shares (the "Opinion"). The Opinion is being filed herewith, and thereby automatically incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement, in accordance with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933.
Underwriting Agreement, dated July 31, 2018, by and among AGNC Investment Corp. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, and UBS Securities LLC.
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.
AGNC INVESTMENT CORP.
Dated: August 3, 2018
/s/ Bernice E. Bell
Bernice E. Bell
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer