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 24, 2018


Starwood Property Trust, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)


591 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT



(Address of principal
executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (203) 422-7700



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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Item 8.01  Other Events.


On January 24, 2018, Starwood Property Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing that it had upsized and priced its private offering (the “Offering”) of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.625% unsecured senior notes due 2021 (the “Notes”). The Offering was upsized from the previously announced $400 million aggregate principal amount. The Notes priced at 100.000% of the principal amount and the settlement of the Offering is expected to occur on January 29, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. A copy of such press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.


The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to pay the cash amounts due on its outstanding 4.55% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Convertible Senior Notes due 2018”) at maturity or upon conversion, and to use the remaining net proceeds to repay a portion of the amount outstanding under its existing repurchase agreements. The Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 mature on March 1, 2018, and, as of September 30, 2017, approximately $370 million aggregate principal amount of our Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 was outstanding. The Company expects to deliver shares of its common stock with respect to conversions of Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 to the extent that the conversion value of those notes exceeds the principal amount thereof. Amounts that the Company may repay under its revolving repurchase facilities may be re-borrowed, subject to customary conditions.


The Notes were offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and non-U.S. persons pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes will not initially be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an effective registration statement or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act or any state securities laws.


The information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including exhibit hereto, is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase any of the Notes or any other securities.


Item 9.01.             Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)             Exhibit










Press Release dated January 24, 2018 issued by Starwood Property Trust, Inc.






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.




Dated: January 24, 2018










/s/ Andrew J. Sossen



Andrew J. Sossen



Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel