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S-3ASR Form - Automatic shelf registration statement of securities of well-known seasoned issuers - Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. (0001717547) (Filer)

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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 11, 2019

RegistrationNo. 333-                

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIESAND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-3

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THESECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

COLONY CREDIT REAL ESTATE, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Maryland 38-4046290

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

515 S. Flower Street, 44th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071

(310) 282-8820

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, ofregistrant’s principal executive offices)

 

 

David A.Palamé

590 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor

New York, New York 10022

(212) 230-3300

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

COPY TO:

DavidW. Bonser

Hogan Lovells US LLP

555 Thirteenth Street, NW

Washington, DC 20004

Tel: (202) 637-5600

 

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: From time to time after the effective date of this registration statement asregistrant determines based on market conditions and other factors.

If the only securities being registered on this form are being offered pursuantto dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box.  ☐

If any of the securities being registered on this form areto be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans,check the following box.  ☒

If this form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant toRule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the SecuritiesAct registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this Form is aregistration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the followingbox.  ☒

If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed toregister additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-acceleratedfiler, smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).

 

Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer 
Non-accelerated filer   Smaller reporting company 
   Emerging growth company 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition periodfor complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

 

 

CALCULATIONOF REGISTRATION FEE

 

Title of Each Class of
Securities to be Registered (1)
 Amount
to be
Registered
 Proposed
Maximum
Offering Price
Per Share
 Proposed
Maximum
Aggregate
Offering Price
 Amount of
Registration Fee (1)(2)

Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share(3)

        

Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share (3)

        

Depositary Shares, representing Preferred Stock (3)

        

Warrants (3)(4)

        

Rights (3)

        

Total

        

 

 

 

(1)

The securities covered by this registration statement may be sold or otherwise distributed separately, togetheror as units with other securities covered by this registration statement. This registration statement covers offers, sales and other distributions of the securities listed in this table from time to time at prices to be determined. This registrationstatement also covers Class A common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, warrants and rights that may be offered or sold under delayed delivery contracts pursuant to which the counterparty may be required to purchase such securities, aswell as such contracts themselves. Such contracts would be issued with the specific securities to which they relate.

(2)

In accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) under the Securities Act, Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. isdeferring payment of all of the registration fee.

(3)

The registration statement covers an indeterminate amount of securities of each identified class of securities,including an indeterminate amount of Class A common stock and preferred stock that may be issued upon conversion of preferred stock registered under this registration statement or upon exercise of common stock warrants registered under thisregistration statement. No separate consideration will be received for Class A common stock or preferred stock that are issued upon conversion of preferred stock registered under this registration statement. An indeterminate aggregate offeringprice or number of securities of each identified class is being registered as may from time to time be offered at indeterminate prices.

(4)

The warrants covered by this registration statement may be warrants for Class A common stock, preferredstock or depositary shares.

 

 

 


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PROSPECTUS

 

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Class A Common Stock, Preferred Stock, Depositary Shares,

Warrants and Rights

 

 

Colony CreditReal Estate, Inc., a Maryland corporation, may offer, from time to time, one or more series or classes, separately or together, and in amounts, at prices and on terms to be set forth in one or more supplements to this prospectus, the followingsecurities:

 

  

Shares of our Class A common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “common stock”);

 

  

Shares of our preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “preferred stock”);

 

  

Depositary shares representing our preferred stock;

 

  

Warrants to purchase our common stock, preferred stock or depositary shares representing preferred stock; and

 

  

Rights to purchase our common stock.

We refer to our common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, warrants and rights collectively as the “securities.” The sellingstockholders may offer and sell common stock from time to time, and in amounts, at prices and on terms to be set forth in one or more supplements to this prospectus. We or any of the selling stockholders may offer the securities in any combination,separately, together or as units with other offered securities, in one or more separate series or classes and in amounts, at prices and on terms described in one or more supplements to this prospectus.

This prospectus describes some of the general terms and conditions that may apply to the securities and the general manner in which they maybe offered. The specific terms and conditions of any securities being offered, the net proceeds that we or any of the selling stockholders expect to receive from the sale of such securities and the specific manner in which such securities may beoffered will be provided in prospectus supplements to this prospectus. The applicable prospectus supplement also will contain information, where applicable, about U.S. federal income tax considerations relating to, and any listing on a securitiesexchange of, the securities covered by the prospectus supplement. It is important that you read both this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement before you invest in any of the securities.

We or the selling stockholders may sell the offered securities in one or more ways: directly to investors, through agents designated from timeto time by them or us, or to or through underwriters or dealers in a single offering or on a continuous or delayed basis. If any agents, underwriters or dealers are involved in the sale of any of the securities, their names and any applicablepurchase price, fee, commission or discount arrangement with, between or among them, will be set forth, or will be calculable from the information set forth, in an accompanying prospectus supplement. For more detailed information, see “Plan ofDistribution” on page 28. No securities may be sold without delivery of this prospectus and a prospectus supplement describing the method and terms of the offering of those securities.

Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the symbol “CLNC”. On October 10, 2019,the last reported sale price of our common stock on the NYSE was $13.89 per share. Our principal executive offices are located at 515 S. Flower Street, 44th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90071, and our telephone number is (310) 282-8820.

 

 

Investing inour securities involves risks. Before buying our securities, you should refer to the risk factors included in our periodic reports and in the other information that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the“SEC”). You should carefully consider the risks described under “Risk Factors” beginning on page 6 of this prospectus, as well as the other information contained or incorporated by reference inthis prospectus and any prospectus supplement, before making a decision to invest in our securities.

Neither the SEC nor any statesecurities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

 

The date of this prospectus is October 11, 2019.


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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we filed with the SEC, utilizing a “shelf” registration process. Under thisshelf registration process, we may, from time to time, sell any combination of the securities described in this prospectus, in one or more offerings. This prospectus provides you with a general description of the securities that we or the sellingstockholders may offer and is not meant to provide a complete description of each security. As a result, each time we or the selling stockholders offer securities, to the extent required, a prospectus supplement will be provided, and it will beattached to this prospectus. The prospectus supplement will contain specific information about the terms of that offering, including the specific amounts, prices and terms of the securities being offered. The prospectus supplement may also add,update or change information contained in this prospectus. You should read both this prospectus and any prospectus supplement, together with additional information described below under the headings “Where To Find Additional Information,”“Incorporation of Certain Information By Reference” and any additional information you may need before making an investment decision.

You should rely only on the information provided or incorporated by reference in this prospectus or any applicable prospectus supplement. Youshould rely only on the information provided or information to which we have referred you, including any information incorporated by reference in this prospectus or any applicable prospectus supplement. Neither we, nor the selling stockholders, haveauthorized anyone to provide you with different or additional information. Neither we, nor the selling stockholders, are making an offer to sell these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale of these securities is not permitted. Youshould not assume that the information appearing in this prospectus, any free writing prospectus and any applicable prospectus supplement prepared by us or the documents incorporated by reference herein or therein is accurate as of any date otherthan their respective dates. Our business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations and prospects may have changed since those dates.

You should read carefully the entire prospectus and any applicable prospectus supplement, as well as the documents incorporated by referencein the prospectus and any applicable prospectus supplement, which we have referred you to in “Incorporation of Certain Information by Reference” on page 3 of this prospectus, before making an investment decision. Information incorporatedby reference after the date of this prospectus may add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. Statements contained or deemed to be incorporated by reference in this prospectus or any applicable prospectus supplement as to thecontent of any contract or other document are not necessarily complete, and in each instance we refer you to the copy of the contract or other document filed as an exhibit to a document incorporated by reference in this prospectus or such prospectussupplement, as applicable, each such statement being qualified in all respects by such reference. Any information in such subsequent filings and any applicable prospectus supplement that is inconsistent with this prospectus will supersede theinformation in this prospectus or any earlier prospectus supplement.

Except where the context suggests otherwise, the terms the“Company,” “we,” ‘‘us,” and ‘‘our” refer to Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc., a Maryland corporation; “Colony Capital” refers to Colony Capital, Inc.; the “OP” and “OperatingPartnership” refer to Credit RE Operating Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and our operating company, and our “Manager” refers to CLNC Manager, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and a wholly-owned andindirect subsidiary of Colony Capital Operating Company, LLC ( “CLNY OP”).

 

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WHERE TO FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We have filed with the SEC a “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3, includingexhibits, schedules and amendments filed with the registration statement, of which this prospectus is a part, under the Securities Act, with respect to the securities that may be offered by this prospectus. This prospectus is a part of thatregistration statement, but does not contain all of the information in the registration statement. We have omitted parts of the registration statement in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC. For further information with respect toour company and the securities that may be offered by this prospectus, reference is made to the registration statement, including the exhibits and schedules to the registration statement. Statements contained in this prospectus as to the contents ofany contract or other document referred to in this prospectus are not necessarily complete and, where that contract or other document has been filed as an exhibit to the registration statement, each statement in this prospectus is qualified in allrespects by the exhibit to which the reference relates.

We are subject to the informational requirements of the Exchange Act and, inaccordance therewith, we file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. Our SEC filings, including the registration statement, are available to you on the SEC’s website (http://www.sec.gov),which contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC. We maintain a website at http://www.clncredit.com. You should not consider information on our website tobe part of this prospectus.

 

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INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION BYREFERENCE

SEC rules allow us to incorporate information into this prospectus by reference, which means that we can disclose importantinformation to you by referring you to another document filed separately with the SEC. The information incorporated by reference is deemed to be part of this prospectus, except to the extent superseded by information contained herein or byinformation contained in documents filed with or furnished to the SEC after the date of this prospectus. This prospectus incorporates by reference the documents set forth below that have been previously filed with the SEC:

 

  

our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018;

 

  

the portions of the Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on March 27, 2019 incorporated by reference in the Annual Report on Form10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018;

 

  

our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019;

 

  

our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 26, 2019, May 1, 2019, May 3,2019 and October 11, 2019; and

 

  

the description of our common stock included in our Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed on January 31, 2018.

We also incorporate by reference intothis prospectus additional documents that we may file with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act from the date of this prospectus until we have sold all of the securities to which this prospectus relates or theoffering is otherwise terminated. We are not, however, incorporating any information furnished under either Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of any Current Report on Form 8-K. These documents may include, among others,Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, as well as proxy statements.

You may obtain copies of any of these filings by contacting Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc., as described below, or through contacting the SECor accessing its website as described above. Documents incorporated by reference are available without charge excluding all exhibits unless an exhibit has been specifically incorporated by reference into those documents, by requesting them inwriting, by telephone or via the Internet at:

Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc.

515 S. Flower Street, 44th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Attn:Investor Relations

(310) 282-8820

Our reports and documents incorporated by reference herein may also be found in the “Shareholders” section of our website athttps://www.clncredit.com. Our website and the information contained on it or connected to it shall not be deemed to be incorporated into this prospectus or prospectus supplement or the registration statement of which it forms a part.

 

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This prospectus and the documents that we incorporate by reference may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federalsecurities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you canidentify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,”“estimates,” “predicts,” or “potential” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historicalmatters. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, and may cause actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-lookingstatement. Among others, the following uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements:

 

  

operating costs and business disruption may be greater than expected;

 

  

the fair value of our investments may be subject to uncertainties;

 

  

any hindrance in executing our business and investment strategy, including the ability of the businesses in whichwe have a significant investment interest to execute their business strategy;

 

  

changes in market and economic conditions may adversely impact the commercial real estate sector and ourinvestments;

 

  

our use of leverage could hinder our ability to make distributions and may significantly impact our liquidityposition;

 

  

given our dependence on our external manager, an affiliate of Colony Capital, any adverse changes in thefinancial health or otherwise of our manager or Colony Capital could hinder our operating performance and return on stockholders’ investment;

 

  

our external manager may not be successful in locating or allocating suitable investments;

 

  

our external manager may be unable to retain or hire key investment professionals;

 

  

we may be unable to realize substantial efficiencies as well as anticipated strategic and financial benefits fromthe contribution of certain assets to us, the completion of two mergers in which we were the surviving entity, and the other related transactions that occurred in January 2018;

 

  

we may be unable to maintain our qualification as a real estate investment trust (a “REIT”) for U.S.income tax purposes;

 

  

we may be unable to maintain our exemption from registration as an investment company under the InvestmentCompany Act of 1940, as amended; and

 

  

changes in laws or regulations governing our operations may impose additional costs on us or increasecompetition.

The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. We urge you to carefully review the disclosuresconcerning risks in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” appearing in this prospectus and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

We caution investors not to unduly rely on any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of thisprospectus. We are under no duty to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this prospectus, nor to conform prior statements to actual results or revised expectations, and we do not intend to do so.

 

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OUR COMPANY

We are a commercial real estate, or CRE, credit REIT focused on originating, acquiring, financing and managing a diversified portfolioconsisting primarily of CRE senior mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, debt securities and net leased properties predominantly in the United States. CRE debt investments include senior mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, preferredequity, and participations in such loans and preferred equity interests. CRE debt securities primarily consist of commercial mortgage-backed securities, or CMBS (including “B-pieces” of a CMBSsecuritization pool), or CRE collateralized loan obligations, or CLOs (collateralized by pools of CRE debt investments). Net leased properties consist of CRE properties with long-term leases to tenants on anet-lease basis, where such tenants generally will be responsible for property operating expenses such as insurance, utilities, maintenance capital expenditures and real estate taxes. Our operating segmentsinclude the loan portfolio, CRE debt securities, net leased real estate, other, and corporate. Our target assets are included in different operating segments. Senior mortgage loans, mezzanine loans and preferred equity are included in the loanportfolio segment.

We intend to qualify as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, beginning with our taxable yearended December 31, 2018. We conduct all of our activities and hold substantially all of our assets and liabilities through our Operating Partnership. At June 30, 2019, we owned 97.7% of our Operating Partnership, as its sole managingmember. The remaining 2.3% is owned primarily by our affiliate as noncontrolling interests.

We are externally managed by a subsidiary ofColony Capital, a NYSE-listed global real estate and investment management firm with over $22 billion of total consolidated assets and over $43 billion of assets under management. As of June 30, 2019, Colony Capital ownedapproximately 36% of our common equity on a fully diluted basis, evidencing a strong alignment of interests between Colony Capital and our other stockholders.

We were formed as a Maryland corporation on August 23, 2017. Our principal executive offices are located at 515 S. Flower Street, 44thFloor, Los Angeles, CA 90071, and our telephone number is (310) 282-8820.

 

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RISK FACTORS

Investing in any securities offered pursuant to this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement involves risks. You should carefullyconsider any specific risks set forth under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in any applicable prospectus supplement and the risks and uncertainties described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K forthe year ended December 31, 2018, which is incorporated by reference herein, as updated by our subsequent filings under the Exchange Act. You should also carefully consider the other information contained or incorporated by reference in thisprospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement, as updated by our subsequent filings under the Exchange Act, before you decide to purchase our securities. The occurrence of any of these risks could materially and adversely affect ourbusiness, prospects, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, and might cause you to lose all or part of your investment in the offered securities. Some statements in this prospectus constitute forward-looking statements. Pleaserefer to the section entitled “Forward-Looking Statements” for additional information regarding these forward-looking statements.

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

Unless otherwise described in the applicable prospectus supplement to this prospectus used to offer specific securities, we intend tocontribute the net proceeds from any sale of the securities pursuant to this prospectus to our Operating Partnership in exchange for interests in our Operating Partnership. Our Operating Partnership intends to use the net proceeds from the sale ofoffered securities under this prospectus for working capital and general corporate purposes, which may include, without limitation, the repayment of outstanding indebtedness and the acquisition of our target assets in a manner consistent with ourinvestment strategies and investment guidelines. Until we use the net proceeds for the purposes described above, we may invest them in short-term income producing investments, such as commercial paper, government securities or money market fundsthat invest in government securities and/or commercial paper. We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of our common stock by the selling stockholders.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

The following description of the terms of our capital stock and certain provisions of Maryland law, our charter and our bylaws is only asummary, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Maryland General Corporation Law, (the “MGCL”), our charter and our bylaws. For a complete description, refer to the MGCL, our charter and our bylaws, which are filed with theSEC and are incorporated herein by reference.

General

Our charter provides that we may issue up to 1,000,000,000 shares of stock, consisting of 950,000,000 shares of our common stock and 50,000,000shares of preferred stock. As of October 10, 2019, there were 128,540,053 shares of common stock and no shares of preferred stock outstanding.

Voting Rights of Common Stock

Subject tothe provisions of our charter regarding the restrictions on transfer and ownership of shares of our common stock and except as may otherwise be specified in the terms of any class or series of shares of our common stock, each outstanding share ofour common stock entitles the holder to one vote on all matters submitted to a vote of stockholders. There will be no cumulative voting in the election of directors.

Under the MGCL, a Maryland corporation generally cannot dissolve, amend its charter, merge, convert into another form of entity, sell all orsubstantially all of its assets, engage in a statutory share exchange or engage in similar transactions outside the ordinary course of business unless declared advisable by a majority of the corporation’s board of directors and thereafterapproved by the affirmative vote of stockholders holding at least two-thirds of the votes entitled to be cast on the matter unless a lesser percentage (but not less than a majority of all the votes entitled tobe cast on the matter) is set forth in the corporation’s charter. Our charter provides that these actions (other than amendments to the provisions of our charter related to the removal of directors and charter amendments, which each require theaffirmative vote of the stockholders entitled to cast not less than two-thirds of all the votes entitled to be cast on the matter) may be taken if declared advisable by a majority of our board of directors andapproved by the vote of stockholders entitled to cast at least a majority of all the votes entitled to be cast on the matter. However, Maryland law permits a corporation to transfer all or substantially all of its assets without the approval of thestockholders of the corporation to one or more persons if all of the equity interests of the person or persons are owned, directly or indirectly, by the corporation.

Dividends, Liquidation and Other Rights of Common Stock

Subject to the preferential rights of any of our other classes or series of stock, and subject to the provisions of our charter regarding therestrictions on ownership and transfer of shares of our stock, holders of shares of our common stock are entitled to receive dividends on such shares of common stock if, as and when authorized by our board of directors, and declared by our board ofdirectors out of assets or funds legally available therefor. Such holders are also entitled to share ratably in our assets legally available for distribution to our stockholders in the event of its liquidation, dissolution or winding up or anydistribution of its assets after payment or establishment of reserves or other adequate provision for all of our debts and liabilities and any class or series of stock with preferential rights related thereto, including our preferred stock.

Holders of our shares of common stock have no preference, conversion, exchange, sinking fund or redemption rights, have no preemptive rightsto subscribe for any of our securities and generally have no appraisal rights. Subject to the provisions of our charter regarding the restrictions on ownership and transfer of shares of our capital stock, shares of our common stock will have equaldividend, liquidation and other rights. Rights to receive dividends and other distributions on our common stock may be subject to the preferences established in the terms of any class of our capital stock that may be established in the future.

In the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up or any distribution of our assets, each holder of our common stock will be entitledto participate, together with any other class or series of stock not having a preference over our common stock, in the distribution of any remaining assets after payment of our debts and liabilities and distributions to holders of shares having apreference over our common stock.

 

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Power to Reclassify Unissued Shares of our Capital Stock

Our charter authorizes our board of directors, without stockholder approval, to classify or reclassify any unissued shares of our common stockand classify any unissued shares of its preferred stock and reclassify any previously classified but unissued shares of its preferred stock into other classes or series of stock and set the preferences, conversion or other rights, voting powers,restrictions, limitations as to dividends or other distributions, qualifications and terms and conditions of redemption of any such stock. Thus, our board of directors could authorize the issuance of preferred stock with priority as to distributionsand amounts payable upon liquidation over the rights of the holders of our common stock. Such preferred stock could also have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control, including an extraordinary transaction (such as amerger, tender offer or sale of all or substantially all of its assets) that might provide a premium price for holders of shares of our common stock.

Power to Increase or Decrease Authorized Shares of our Capital Stock and Issue Additional Shares of our Capital Stock

Our charter authorizes our board of directors, with the approval of a majority of our board of directors and without stockholder approval, toamend our charter to increase or decrease the aggregate number of authorized shares of our capital stock or the number of shares of our capital stock of any class or series that we are authorized to issue. The additional classes or series will beavailable for issuance without further action by our stockholders, unless such action is required by applicable law or the NYSE. Our board of directors could authorize us to issue a class or series of our capital stock that could, depending upon theterms of the particular class or series, delay, defer or prevent a transaction or a change in control of our company that might involve a premium price for holders of shares of our capital stock or otherwise be in the best interest of ourstockholders.

Transfer Agent and Registrar

The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC.

Listing

Our common stock is currentlylisted on the NYSE under the symbol “CLNC.”

 

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CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF MARYLAND LAW AND OF OUR CHARTER AND OURBYLAWS

The following description of the terms of certain provisions of Maryland law and our charter and our bylaws is only asummary, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the MGCL, our charter and our bylaws. For a complete description, refer to the MGCL, our charter and our bylaws, which are filed with the SEC and are incorporated herein by reference.

Our Board of Directors

Ourcharter and our bylaws provide that, subject to the rights of holders of one or more classes or series of preferred stock, the number of our directors may be established by our board of directors but may not be fewer than the minimum required by theMGCL (which is currently one) nor more than 15. Any vacancy will be filled, at any regular meeting or at any special meeting called for that purpose, by a majority of the remaining directors in office, even if the remaining directors do notconstitute a quorum.

There is no cumulative voting in the election of directors. In uncontested elections, directors are elected by anaffirmative vote of the majority of the votes cast for and against each director nominee. In contested elections, directors are elected by a plurality of the votes cast. An election will be considered to be contested if (i) our secretary hasreceived notice that a stockholder has nominated an individual for election as a director in compliance with the advance notice procedures of our bylaws and (ii) such nomination has not been withdrawn by the stockholder at least 10 days priorto the date that our proxy statement with respect to the meeting at which such nomination would be made is first released to stockholders and, as a result of which, the number of nominees is greater than the number of directors to be elected at themeeting. In any uncontested election of a director, any incumbent director who does not receive a majority of the votes cast with respect to the election of such director shall tender his or her resignation within three days after certification ofthe results, in accordance with our written corporate governance guidelines.

Our charter provides that we elect to be subject to aprovision of Maryland law requiring that vacancies on our board of directors be filled only by the remaining directors and that any directors elected by our board of directors to fill a vacancy will serve for the remainder of the full term of theclass of directors in which the vacancy occurred.

Removal of Directors

Our charter provides that, subject to the rights of holders of one or more classes or series of preferred stock, a director may be removed onlyfor cause (defined in our charter to mean, with respect to any particular director, conviction of a felony or a final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction holding that such director caused demonstrable, material harm to us through bad faithor active and deliberate dishonesty), and then only by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the votes entitled to be cast generally in the election of directors. This provision, when coupled with theprovisions in our charter and our bylaws authorizing our board of directors to fill vacant directorships, precludes stockholders from removing incumbent directors (except by a substantial affirmative vote and only for cause) and filling thevacancies created by the removal with their own nominees.

Special Meetings of Stockholders

The Chairperson of our board of directors, our Chief Executive Officer, our President and our board of directors may call special meetings ofour stockholders. A special meeting of our stockholders to act on any matter that may properly be considered at a meeting of our stockholders must also be called by our secretary upon the written request of stockholders entitled to cast not lessthan a majority of all the votes entitled to be cast on such matter at the meeting and containing the information required by our bylaws. Our secretary will inform the requesting stockholders of the reasonably estimated cost of preparing and mailingthe notice of meeting (including our proxy materials), and the requesting stockholder must pay such estimated cost before our secretary may prepare and mail the notice of the special meeting.

Business Combinations

Under Marylandlaw, “business combinations” between a Maryland corporation that has 100 or more beneficial owners of its voting stock and an interested stockholder or an affiliate of an interested stockholder are prohibited for five years after the mostrecent date on which the interested stockholder becomes an interested stockholder. These business combinations include a merger, consolidation, share exchange or, in circumstances specified in the statute, an asset transfer or issuance orreclassification of equity securities. An interested stockholder is defined as:

 

  

any person who beneficially owns 10% or more of the voting power of the corporation’s outstanding votingstock; or

 

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an affiliate or associate of the corporation who, at any time within thetwo-year period prior to the date in question, was the beneficial owner of 10% or more of the voting power of then outstanding voting stock of the corporation.

A person is not an interested stockholder under the statute if the board of directors of the corporation approved in advance the transactionby which the person otherwise would have become an interested stockholder. In approving a transaction, the board of directors of the corporation may provide that its approval is subject to compliance, at or after the time of approval, with any termsand conditions determined by the board of directors.

After the five-year prohibition, any business combination between the Marylandcorporation and an interested stockholder generally must be recommended by the board of directors of the corporation and approved by the affirmative vote of at least:

 

  

80% of the votes entitled to be cast by holders of outstanding shares of voting stock of the corporation; and

 

  

two-thirds of the votes entitled to be cast by holders of voting stock ofthe corporation other than shares held by the interested stockholder with whom or with whose affiliate the business combination is to be effected or held by an affiliate or associate of the interested stockholder.

These supermajority vote requirements do not apply if the corporation’s common stockholders receive a minimum price, as defined underMaryland law, for their shares in the form of cash or other consideration in the same form as previously paid by the interested stockholder for its shares.

The statute provides various exemptions from its provisions, including for business combinations that are exempted by the board of directorsof the corporation before the time that an interested stockholder becomes an interested stockholder for purposes of the statute. In accordance with this statute, our board of directors has exempted any business combinations between us and anyperson, provided that any such business combination is first approved by our board of directors. Consequently, the five-year prohibition and the supermajority vote requirements will not apply to any future business combinations between us and anyinterested stockholders (or their affiliates) that are first approved by our board of directors, including any future business combination with CLNY OP or any of its current or future affiliates.

The business combination statute may discourage others from trying to acquire control of the Company in the future and increase the difficultyof consummating any offer.

Control Share Acquisitions

Maryland law provides that control shares (as defined below) of a Maryland corporation acquired in a control share acquisition (as definedbelow) have no voting rights except to the extent approved by the affirmative vote of the holders entitled to cast two-thirds of the votes entitled to be cast on the matter. Shares owned by the acquiror, byofficers or by directors who are employees of the corporation are excluded from shares entitled to vote on the matter. Control shares are outstanding voting shares of stock which, if aggregated with all other shares of stock owned by the acquiror orin respect of which the acquiror is able to exercise or direct the exercise of voting power (except solely by virtue of a revocable proxy), would entitle the acquiror to exercise voting power in electing directors within one of the following rangesof voting power:

 

  

one-tenth or more but less thanone-third;

 

  

one-third or more but less than a majority; or

 

  

a majority or more of all voting power.

 

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Control shares do not include shares that the acquiring person is then entitled to vote as aresult of having previously obtained stockholder approval or shares acquired directly from the corporation. A control share acquisition means the acquisition of issued and outstanding control shares, subject to certain exceptions.

A person who has made or proposes to make a control share acquisition may compel the board of directors of the corporation to call a specialmeeting of stockholders to be held within 50 days of a demand to consider the voting rights of the shares. The right to compel the calling of a special meeting is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including an undertaking topay the expenses of the meeting. If no request for a meeting is made, the corporation may itself present the question at any stockholders meeting.

If voting rights of the control shares acquired in a control share acquisition are not approved at the meeting or if the acquiring person doesnot deliver an acquiring person statement as required by the statute, then the corporation may redeem for fair value any or all of the control shares, except those for which voting rights have previously been approved. The right of the corporationto redeem control shares is subject to certain conditions and limitations. Fair value is determined, without regard to the absence of voting rights for the control shares, as of the date of the last control share acquisition by the acquiror or, if ameeting of stockholders is held at which the voting rights of the shares are considered and not approved, as of the date of the meeting. If voting rights for control shares are approved at a stockholders meeting and the acquiror becomes entitled tovote a majority of the shares entitled to vote, all other stockholders may exercise appraisal rights. The fair value of the shares as determined for purposes of appraisal rights may not be less than the highest price per share paid by the acquirorin the control share acquisition.

The control share acquisition statute does not apply: (i) to shares acquired in a merger,consolidation or share exchange if the corporation is a party to the transaction; or (ii) to acquisitions approved or exempted by the charter or bylaws of the corporation.

Our bylaws contain a provision exempting us from the control share acquisition statute. This provision may be amended or eliminated at anytime in the future.

Amendments to Our Charter

Subject to the rights of any shares of preferred stock outstanding from time to time and except for its provisions relating to removal ofdirectors and charter amendments (which each require the affirmative vote of the stockholders entitled to cast not less than two-thirds of all the votes entitled to be cast on the matter), our charter may beamended only if declared advisable by our board of directors and approved by the affirmative vote of the holders of shares entitled to cast a majority of all of the votes entitled to be cast on the matter, except in limited circumstances wherestockholder approval is not required under Maryland law or by a specific provision in our charter.

Dissolution

The dissolution of the Company must be declared advisable by our board of directors and approved by the affirmative vote of the stockholdersentitled to cast a majority of all of the votes entitled to be cast on the matter.

Subtitle 8

Subtitle 8 of Title 3 of the MGCL permits a Maryland corporation with a class of equity securities registered under the Exchange Act and atleast three independent directors to elect to be subject, by provision in its charter or bylaws or a resolution of its board of directors and notwithstanding any contrary provision in its charter or bylaws, to any or all of five provisions:

 

  

a classified board;

 

  

a two-thirds vote requirement for removing a director;

 

  

a requirement that the number of directors be fixed only by vote of the directors;

 

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a requirement that a vacancy on the board be filled only by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remainingdirectors then in office (even if the remaining directors do not constitute a quorum) and for the remainder of the full term of the class of directors in which the vacancy occurred; and

 

  

a majority requirement for the calling of a stockholder-requested special meeting of stockholders.

Through provisions in our charter and our bylaws unrelated to Subtitle 8 of Title 3 of the MGCL, our company already:(i) requires a two-thirds vote for the removal of any director from our board of directors (and only for cause); (ii) vests in our board of directors the exclusive power to fix the number ofdirectorships, and fill vacancies; and (iii) requires, unless called by the Chairperson of our board of directors, President, Chief Executive Officer or our board of directors, the request of holders of a majority of outstanding shares to calla special meeting of stockholders. We have not elected to create a classified board. In the future, our board of directors may elect, without stockholder approval, to classify itself pursuant to the provisions of Subtitle 8 of Title 3 of the MGCL.

Advance Notice of Director Nominations and New Business

Our bylaws provide that with respect to an annual meeting of stockholders, nominations of persons for election to our board of directors andthe proposal of business to be considered by stockholders may be made only: (i) pursuant to our notice of the meeting; (ii) by or at the direction of our board of directors; or (iii) by a stockholder of record at the time of givingnotice, at the record date set by our board of directors for the purpose of determining stockholders entitled to vote at the annual meeting and at the time of the annual meeting, who is entitled to vote at the meeting in the election of directorsand who has complied with the advance notice procedures of our bylaws. Stockholders generally must provide notice to our secretary not before the 150th day or after the 120th day before the first anniversary of the date of our proxystatement for the solicitation of proxies for the election of directors at the preceding year’s annual meeting; provided, however, that in connection with our first annual meeting, not earlier than the 150th day prior to the date of suchannual meeting and not later than 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the later of the 120th day prior to the date of such annual meeting, as originally convened, or the 10th day following the day on which public announcement of the date ofsuch meeting is first made.

With respect to special meetings of stockholders, only the business specified in our notice of the meetingmay be brought before the meeting. Nominations of persons for election to our board of directors at a special meeting may be made only: (i) by our board of directors; or (ii) by a stockholder at a special meeting that has been called inaccordance with our bylaws for the purpose of electing directors, provided that such stockholder is a stockholder of record at the record date set by our board of directors for the special meeting and has complied with the advance notice provisionsof our bylaws. Stockholders generally must provide notice to our secretary no earlier than the 120th day before such special meeting and no later than the later of the 90th day before the special meeting or the 10th day after publicannouncement of the date of the special meeting and the nominees of our board of directors to be elected at the meeting.

Anti-Takeover Effect ofCertain Provisions of Maryland Law and of Our Charter and Our Bylaws

The business combination provisions and the control shareacquisition provisions of Maryland law (if we decide to be bound by such provisions by future action), the provisions of our charter relating to removal of directors and filling vacancies on our board of directors, the restrictions on ownership andtransfer of our shares of stock and the advance notice provisions of our bylaws could delay, defer or prevent a transaction or a change in control that might involve a premium price for holders of our common stock or otherwise be in the bestinterest of our stockholders.

Indemnification for Liabilities of Our Directors, Officers and Controlling Persons

Maryland law permits a Maryland corporation to include in its charter a provision eliminating the liability of its directors and officers tothe corporation and its stockholders for money damages except for liability resulting from: (i) actual receipt of an improper benefit or profit in the form of money, property or services; or (ii) active and deliberate dishonesty that isestablished by a final judgment and is material to the cause of action. Our charter contains such a provision which eliminates liability of our directors and officers to the maximum extent permitted by Maryland law.

 

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Our charter and our bylaws obligate us, to the maximum extent permitted by Maryland law, toindemnify, without requiring a preliminary determination of the ultimate entitlement to indemnification, (i) any present or former director or officer or (ii) any individual who, while a director or officer and at our request, serves orhas served another corporation, REIT, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise as a director, officer, trustee, member, manager, employee, partner or agent, and who is made or threatenedto be made a party to, or witness in, a proceeding by reason of his or her service in such capacity, and to pay or reimburse his or her reasonable expenses in advance of the final disposition of a proceeding. Our charter and our bylaws also obligateus to indemnify and advance expenses to any person who served our predecessor in any of the capacities described above and permit us, with the approval of our board of directors, to provide the same (or lesser) indemnification and advancement ofexpenses to any of our or our predecessors’ employees or agents.

Maryland law requires a corporation (unless its charter providesotherwise, which our charter does not) to indemnify a director or officer who has been successful in the defense of any proceeding to which he or she is made a party by reason of his or her service in that capacity. Maryland law permits acorporation to indemnify its present and former directors and officers, among others, against judgments, penalties, fines, settlements and reasonable expenses actually incurred by them in connection with any proceeding to which they may be made, orthreatened to be made, a party to, or witness in, by reason of their service in those or other capacities unless it is established that:

 

  

the act or omission of the director or officer was material to the matter giving rise to the proceeding and(i) was committed in bad faith or (ii) was the result of active and deliberate dishonesty;

 

  

the director or officer actually received an improper personal benefit in the form of money, property orservices; or

 

  

in the case of any criminal proceeding, the director or officer had reasonable cause to believe that the act oromission was unlawful.

A Maryland corporation may not indemnify a director or officer with respect to a proceeding byor in the right of the corporation in which the director or officer was adjudged liable to the corporation or a proceeding charging improper personal benefit to the director or officer in which the director or officer was adjudged liable on thebasis that personal benefit was improperly received. Upon application by one of our directors or officers to a court of appropriate jurisdiction and upon such notice as the court may require, the court may order indemnification of such director orofficer if:

 

  

the court determines that such director or officer is entitled to reimbursement for expenses in a matter in whichthe director has been successful, in which case the director or officer shall be entitled to recover from us the expenses of securing such indemnification; or

 

  

the court determines that such director or officer is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnification in viewof all the relevant circumstances, whether or not the director or officer has met the standards of conduct for which indemnification is permitted under the MGCL or has been adjudged liable for receipt of an “improper personal benefit”under the MGCL; provided, however, that our indemnification obligations to such director or officer will be limited to the expenses actually and reasonably incurred by him or her, or on his or her behalf, in connection with any proceeding by us orin our right or in which the officer or director shall have been adjudged liable for receipt of an improper personal benefit under Section 2-418(c) of the MGCL.

In addition, Maryland law permits a corporation to advance reasonable expenses to a director or officer upon the corporation’s receiptof: (i) a written affirmation by the director or officer of his or her good faith belief that he or she has met the standard of conduct necessary for indemnification by the corporation; and (ii) a written undertaking by him or her or onhis or her behalf to repay the amount paid or reimbursed by the corporation if it is ultimately determined that the standard of conduct was not met.

We have entered into indemnification agreements with each of our directors and officers that require us to indemnify such directors andofficers to the maximum extent permitted by Maryland law and to pay such persons’ expenses in defending any civil or criminal proceeding in advance of the final disposition of such proceeding.

 

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Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be providedto directors, officers or persons controlling us pursuant to the foregoing provisions, we have been informed that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is thereforeunenforceable.

Exclusive Forum

Ourbylaws provide that, unless we consent in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, or, if that Court does not have jurisdiction, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, BaltimoreDivision, will be the sole and exclusive forum for: (i) any derivative action or proceeding brought on our behalf; (ii) any action asserting a claim of breach of any duty owed by any of our directors or officers or other employees to us orto our stockholders; (iii) any action asserting a claim against us or any of our directors or officers or other employees arising pursuant to any provision of the MGCL or our charter or our bylaws; or (iv) any action asserting a claimagainst us or any of our directors or officers or other employees that is governed by the internal affairs doctrine.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED STOCK

The following description sets forth certain general terms of the preferred stock to which any prospectus supplement may relate. Thisdescription and the description contained in any prospectus supplement are not complete and are in all respects subject to and qualified in their entirety by reference to our charter, the applicable articles supplementary that describes the terms ofthe related class or series of preferred stock, and our bylaws, each of which we will make available upon request.

General

Our charter provides that we may issue up to 50,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share. As of October 10, 2019, noshares of preferred stock were issued and outstanding. Our charter authorizes our board of directors to classify any unissued preferred stock from time to time into one or more classes or series of preferred stock. Prior to issuance of shares ofeach class or series, the board of directors is required by the MGCL and our charter to set for each such class or series, subject to the provisions of our charter regarding the restrictions on ownership and transfer of shares and subject to theexpress terms of any class or series of shares then outstanding, the preferences, conversion or other rights, voting powers, restrictions, limitations as to dividends or other distributions, qualifications and terms and conditions of redemption foreach such class or series.

The rights, preferences, privileges and restrictions of any series of preferred stock will be fixed byarticles supplementary relating to the series. We will describe the specific terms of the particular series of preferred stock in the prospectus supplement relating to that series, which terms will include:

 

 (1)

the designation and par value of the preferred stock;

 

 (2)

the voting rights, if any, of the preferred stock;

 

 (3)

the number of shares of preferred stock offered, the liquidation preference per preferred share and theoffering price of the preferred stock;

 

 (4)

the distribution rate(s), period(s) and payment date(s) or method(s) of calculation thereof applicable to thepreferred stock;

 

 (5)

whether distributions will be cumulative or non-cumulative and, ifcumulative, the date(s) from which distributions on the preferred stock will accumulate;

 

 (6)

the procedures for any auction and remarketing for the preferred stock, if applicable;

 

 (7)

the provision for a sinking fund, if any, for the preferred stock;

 

 (8)

the provision for, and any restriction on, redemption, if applicable, of the preferred stock;

 

 (9)

the provision for, and any restriction on, repurchase, if applicable, of the preferred stock;

 

 (10)

the terms and provisions, if applicable, upon which the preferred stock will be convertible into our commonstock, including the conversion price (or manner or calculation thereof) and conversion period;

 

 (11)

the terms under which the rights of the preferred stock may be modified, if applicable;

 

 (12)

the relative ranking and preferences of the preferred stock as to distribution rights and rights upon theliquidation, dissolution or winding up of our affairs;

 

 (13)

any limitation on issuance of any other series of preferred stock, including any series of preferred stockranking senior to or on parity with the series of preferred stock as to distribution rights and rights upon the liquidation, dissolution or winding up of our affairs;

 

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if appropriate, a discussion of any additional material U.S. federal income tax considerations applicable tothe preferred stock;

 

 (16)

information with respect to the transfer agent, paying agent and registrar for the preferred stock, and anybook-entry procedures, if applicable;

 

 (17)

in addition to those restrictions described below, any other restrictions on the actual and constructiveownership and restrictions on transfer of the preferred stock, in each case as may be appropriate to preserve our status as a REIT; and

 

 (18)

any other specific terms, additional rights, preferences, privileges or restrictions of the preferred stock.

Certain Provisions of Maryland Law and Our Charter and Bylaws

For a description of certain provisions of Maryland law and our charter and bylaws that may affect the rights and restrictions related to ourpreferred stock, see “Certain Provisions of Maryland Law and Our Charter and Our Bylaws.”

Transfer Agent and Registrar

We will select the transfer agent, registrar and dividend reimbursement agent for a series of preferred stock, which will be described in theapplicable prospectus supplement. The registrar for preferred stock will send notices to stockholders of any meetings at which holders of preferred stock have the right to vote on any matter.

Restrictions on Ownership

With certainexceptions, our charter contains restrictions on the number of shares of our capital stock that a person may own. No person, including entities, may acquire or hold, directly or indirectly, in excess of 9.8% in value of the aggregate of theoutstanding shares of all classes of our capital stock. In addition, no person, including entities, may acquire or hold, directly or indirectly, shares of our common stock in excess of 9.8% (in value or number, whichever is more restrictive) of theaggregate of the outstanding shares of our common stock. Holders of our preferred stock will be subject to these ownership limits. For more information regarding these ownership restrictions and certain other restrictions intended to protect ourqualification as a REIT, see “Restrictions on Ownership and Transfer.”

 

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DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSITARY SHARES

General

We may issue receipts fordepositary shares, each of which will represent a fractional interest of a share of a particular series of preferred stock, as specified in the applicable prospectus supplement. Preferred stock of each series represented by depositary shares will bedeposited under a separate deposit agreement among us, the depositary named therein and the holders from time to time of the depositary receipts. Subject to the terms of the applicable deposit agreement, each owner of a depositary receipt will beentitled, in proportion to the fractional interest of a share of a particular series of preferred stock represented by the depositary shares evidenced by such depositary receipt, to all the rights and preferences of the preferred stock representedby such depositary shares (including dividend, voting, conversion, redemption and liquidation rights).

The depositary shares will beevidenced by depositary receipts issued pursuant to the applicable deposit agreement. Immediately following the issuance and delivery of the shares of preferred stock by us to a preferred share depositary, we will cause such preferred sharesdepositary to issue, on our behalf, the depositary receipts. Copies of the applicable form of deposit agreement and depositary receipt may be obtained from us upon request, and the statements made hereunder relating to the deposit agreement and thedepositary receipts to be issued thereunder are summaries of certain provisions thereof and do not purport to be complete and are subject to, and qualified in their entirety by reference to, all of the provisions of the applicable deposit agreementand related depositary receipts. As of October 10, 2019, no depositary shares were issued and outstanding.

Dividends and Other Distributions

The preferred share depositary will distribute all cash dividends or other cash distributions received in respect of the shares ofpreferred stock to the record holders of depositary receipts evidencing the related depositary shares in proportion to the number of such depositary receipts owned by such holders, subject to certain obligations of holders to file proofs,certificates and other information and to pay certain charges and expenses to the preferred shares depositary.

In the event of adistribution other than in cash, the preferred shares depositary will distribute property received by it to the record holders of depositary receipts entitled thereto, subject to certain obligations of holders to file proofs, certificates and otherinformation and to pay certain charges and expenses to the preferred shares depositary, unless the preferred shares depositary determines that it is not feasible to make such distribution, in which case the preferred shares depositary may, with ourapproval, sell such property and distribute the net proceeds from such sale to such holders.

No distribution will be made in respect ofany depositary share to the extent that it represents any shares of preferred stock converted into other securities.

Withdrawal of Shares

Upon surrender of the depositary receipts at the corporate trust office of the applicable preferred shares depositary (unless the relateddepositary shares have previously been called for redemption or converted into other securities), the holders thereof will be entitled to delivery at such office, to or upon such holder’s order, of the number of whole or fractional shares ofpreferred stock and any money or other property represented by the depositary shares evidenced by such depositary receipts. Holders of depositary receipts will be entitled to receive whole or fractional shares of preferred stock on the basis of theproportion of preferred shares represented by each depositary share as specified in the applicable prospectus supplement, but holders of such preferred shares will not thereafter be entitled to receive depositary shares therefor. If the depositaryreceipts delivered by the holder evidence a number of depositary shares in excess of the number of depositary shares representing the number of shares of preferred stock to be withdrawn, the preferred shares depositary will deliver to such holder atthe same time a new depositary receipt evidencing such excess number of depositary shares.

 

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Redemption of Depositary Shares

Whenever we redeem shares of preferred stock held by the preferred shares depositary, the preferred shares depositary will redeem as of thesame redemption date the number of depositary shares representing shares of preferred stock so redeemed, provided we shall have paid in full to the preferred shares depositary the redemption price of the preferred stock to be redeemed plus an amountequal to any accrued and unpaid dividends thereon to the date fixed for redemption. The redemption price per depositary share will be equal to the corresponding proportion of the redemption price and any other amounts per share payable with respectto the preferred stock. If fewer than all the depositary shares are to be redeemed, the depositary shares to be redeemed will be selected pro rata (as nearly as may be practicable without creating fractional depositary shares) or by any otherequitable method determined by us that will not result in a violation of the ownership restrictions in our charter.

From and after thedate fixed for redemption, all dividends in respect of the preferred stock so called for redemption will cease to accrue, the depositary shares so called for redemption will no longer be deemed to be outstanding and all rights of the holders of thedepositary receipts evidencing the depositary shares so called for redemption will cease, except the right to receive any moneys payable upon such redemption and any money or other property to which the holders of such depositary receipts wereentitled upon such redemption and surrender thereof to the preferred shares depositary.

Voting of the Shares of Preferred Stock

Upon receipt of notice of any meeting at which the holders of the applicable shares of preferred stock are entitled to vote, the preferredshares depositary will mail the information contained in such notice of meeting to the record holders of the depositary receipts evidencing the depositary shares which represent such shares of preferred stock. Each record holder of depositaryreceipts evidencing depositary shares on the record date (which will be the same date as the record date for the preferred shares) will be entitled to instruct the preferred shares depositary as to the exercise of the voting rights pertaining to theamount of preferred shares represented by such holder’s depositary shares. The preferred shares depositary will vote the amount of preferred shares represented by such depositary shares in accordance with such instructions, and we will agree totake all reasonable action which may be deemed necessary by the preferred shares depositary in order to enable the preferred shares depositary to do so. The preferred shares depositary will abstain from voting the amount of preferred sharesrepresented by such depositary shares to the extent it does not receive specific instructions from the holders of depositary receipts evidencing such depositary shares. The preferred shares depositary shall not be responsible for any failure tocarry out any instruction to vote, or for the manner or effect of any such vote made, as long as any such action or non-action is in good faith and does not result from negligence or willfulmisconduct of the preferred shares depositary.

Liquidation Preference

In the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up, whether voluntary or involuntary, the holders of each depositary receipt will beentitled to the fraction of the liquidation preference accorded each shares of preferred stock represented by the depositary shares evidenced by such depositary receipt, as set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Conversion of Preferred Shares

Thedepositary shares, as such, are not convertible into common stock or any of our other securities or property. Nevertheless, if so specified in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to an offering of depositary shares, the depositary receiptsmay be surrendered by holders thereof to the preferred shares depositary with written instructions to the preferred shares depositary to instruct us to cause conversion of the preferred shares represented by the depositary shares evidenced by suchdepositary receipts into whole shares of common stock or other preferred stock, and we agree that upon receipt of such instructions and any amounts payable in respect thereof, we will cause the conversion thereof utilizing the same procedures asthose provided for delivery of shares of preferred stock to effect such conversion. If the depositary shares evidenced by a depositary receipt are to be converted in part only, a new depositary receipt or receipts will be issued for any depositaryshares not to be converted. No fractional shares of common stock will be issued upon conversion, and if such conversion would result in a fractional share being issued, an amount will be paid in cash by us equal to the value of the fractionalinterest based upon the closing price of our common stock on the last business day prior to the conversion.

 

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Amendment and Termination of Deposit Agreement

The form of depositary receipt evidencing the depositary shares which represent the preferred stock and any provision of the deposit agreementmay at any time be amended by agreement between us and the preferred shares depositary. However, any amendment that materially and adversely alters the rights of the holders of depositary receipts or that would be materially and adverselyinconsistent with the rights granted to the holders of the related preferred shares will not be effective unless such amendment has been approved by the existing holders of at least two-thirds of theapplicable depositary shares evidenced by the applicable depositary receipts then outstanding. No amendment shall impair the right, subject to certain exceptions in the deposit agreement, of any holder of depositary receipts to surrender anydepositary receipt with instructions to deliver to the holder the related shares of preferred stock and all money and other property, if any, represented thereby, except in order to comply with law. Every holder of an outstanding depositary receiptat the time any such amendment becomes effective shall be deemed, by continuing to hold such receipt, to consent and agree to such amendment and to be bound by the deposit agreement as amended thereby.

The deposit agreement may be terminated by us upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice to the preferred shares depositary if(i) such termination is necessary to preserve our status as a REIT or (ii) a majority of each series of preferred stock affected by such termination consents to such termination, whereupon the preferred shares depositary shall deliveror make available to each holder of depositary receipts, upon surrender of the depositary receipts held by such holder, such number of whole or fractional shares of preferred stock as are represented by the depositary shares evidenced by suchdepositary receipts together with any other property held by the preferred shares depositary with respect to such depositary receipts. We have agreed that if the deposit agreement is terminated to preserve our status as a REIT, then we will use ourbest efforts to list the preferred stock issued upon surrender of the related depositary shares on a national securities exchange. In addition, the deposit agreement will automatically terminate if (i) all outstanding depositary shares shallhave been redeemed, (ii) there shall have been a final distribution in respect of the related preferred stock in connection with our liquidation, dissolution or winding up and such distribution shall have been distributed to the holders ofdepositary receipts evidencing the depositary shares representing such preferred stock or (iii) each related share of preferred stock shall have been converted into our securities not so represented by depositary shares.

Charges of Preferred Shares Depositary

We will pay all transfer and other taxes and governmental charges arising solely from the existence of the deposit agreement. In addition, wewill pay the fees and expenses of the preferred shares depositary in connection with the performance of its duties under the deposit agreement. However, holders of depositary receipts will pay the fees and expenses of the preferred shares depositaryfor any duties requested by such holders to be performed which are outside of those expressly provided for in the deposit agreement.

Resignation andRemoval of Depositary

The preferred shares depositary may resign at any time by delivering to us notice of its election to do so, andwe may at any time remove the preferred shares depositary, any such resignation or removal to take effect upon the appointment of a successor preferred shares depositary. A successor preferred shares depositary must be appointed within 60 daysafter delivery of the notice of resignation or removal and must be a bank or trust company having its principal office in the United States and that meets certain combined capital and surplus requirements.

Miscellaneous

The preferred sharesdepositary will forward to holders of depositary receipts any reports and communications from us which are received by the preferred shares depositary with respect to the related preferred shares.

 

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Neither the preferred shares depositary nor we will be liable if it is prevented from ordelayed in, by law or any circumstances beyond its control, performing its obligations under the deposit agreement. Our obligations and the obligations of the preferred shares depositary under the deposit agreement will be limited to performingtheir duties thereunder in good faith and without negligence (in the case of any action or inaction in the voting of preferred shares represented by the depositary shares), gross negligence or willful misconduct, and we and the preferred sharesdepositary will not be obligated to prosecute or defend any legal proceeding in respect of any depositary receipts, depositary shares or preferred shares represented thereby unless satisfactory indemnity is furnished. We and the preferred sharesdepositary may rely on written advice of counsel or accountants, or information provided by persons presenting preferred shares represented thereby for deposit, holders of depositary receipts or other persons believed in good faith to be competentto give such information, and on documents believed in good faith to be genuine and signed by a proper party.

In the event the preferredshares depositary shall receive conflicting claims, requests or instructions from any holders of depositary receipts, on the one hand, and us, on the other hand, the preferred shares depositary shall be entitled to act on such claims, requests orinstructions received from us.

Restrictions on Ownership

With certain exceptions, our charter contains restrictions on the number of shares of our capital stock that a person may own. No person,including entities, may acquire or hold, directly or indirectly, in excess of 9.8% in value of the aggregate of the outstanding shares of all classes of our capital stock. In addition, no person, including entities, may acquire or hold, directly orindirectly, shares of our common stock in excess of 9.8% (in value or number, whichever is more restrictive) of the aggregate of the outstanding shares of our common stock. Holders of our depositary shares will be subject to the same restrictions asholders of our preferred stock. For more information regarding these ownership restrictions and certain other restrictions intended to protect our qualification as a REIT, see “Restrictions on Ownership and Transfer.”

 

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DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

We may offer by means of this prospectus warrants for the purchase of any of the types of securities offered by this prospectus. We may issuewarrants separately or together with any other securities offered by means of this prospectus, and the warrants may be attached to or separate from such securities. Each series of warrants will be issued under a separate warrant agreement to beentered into between us and a warrant agent specified therein or the applicable prospectus supplement. The warrant agent will act solely as our agent in connection with the warrants of such series and will not assume any obligation or relationshipof agency or trust for or with any holders or beneficial owners of warrants. As of October 10, 2019, no warrants were issued and outstanding.

The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the following terms, where applicable, of the warrants in respect of which this prospectusis being delivered:

 

  

the title of such warrants;

 

  

the aggregate number of such warrants;

 

  

the aggregate number of shares purchasable upon exercise of such warrants;

 

  

the price or prices at which such warrants will be issued and provisions for changes or adjustments in theexercise price;

 

  

the currencies in which the price or prices of such warrants may be payable;

 

  

the price or prices at which and currency or currencies in which the securities purchasable upon exercise of suchwarrants may be purchased;

 

  

the designation, amount and terms of the securities purchasable upon exercise of such warrants;

 

  

if applicable, the date on and after which such warrants and the securities purchasable upon exercise of suchwarrants will be separately transferable.

 

  

the designation and terms of the other securities with which such warrants are issued and the number of suchwarrants issued with each such security;

 

  

the date on which the right to exercise such warrants shall commence and the date on which such right shallexpire;

 

  

the minimum or maximum amount of such warrants which may be exercised at any one time;

 

  

information with respect to book-entry procedures, if any;

 

  

a discussion of material U.S. federal income tax considerations; and

 

  

any other material terms of such warrants, including terms, procedures and limitations relating to the exchangeand exercise of such warrants.

Restrictions on Ownership

With certain exceptions, our charter contains restrictions on the number of shares of our capital stock that a person may own. No person,including entities, may acquire or hold, directly or indirectly, in excess of 9.8% in value of the aggregate of the outstanding shares of all classes of our capital stock. In addition, no person, including entities, may acquire or hold, directly orindirectly, shares of our common stock in excess of 9.8% (in value or number, whichever is more restrictive) of the aggregate of the outstanding shares of our common stock. Holders of warrants to purchase our common stock or our preferred stockwill, upon exercise of the warrant, be subject to these ownership limits. Such limits could restrict the warrant holder’s ability to exercise the warrants it holds. For more information regarding these ownership restrictions and certain otherrestrictions intended to protect our qualification as a REIT, see “Restrictions on Ownership and Transfer.”

 

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DESCRIPTION OF RIGHTS

We may issue rights to our stockholders for the purchase of shares of our common stock. Each series of rights will be issued under a separaterights agreement to be entered into between us and a bank or trust company, as rights agent, all as set forth in the prospectus supplement relating to the particular issue of rights. The rights agent will act solely as our agent in connection withthe certificates relating to the rights of such series and will not assume any obligation or relationship of agency or trust for or with any holders of rights certificates or beneficial owners of rights. The rights agreement and the rightscertificates relating to each series of rights will be filed with the SEC and incorporated by reference as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part. As of October 10, 2019, no rights were issued andoutstanding.

The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the terms of the rights to be issued, including the following, whereapplicable:

 

  

the date for determining the stockholders entitled to the rights distribution;

 

  

the aggregate number of shares of common stock purchasable upon exercise of such rights;

 

  

the exercise prices of such rights and provisions for changes or adjustments in the exercise price;

 

  

the aggregate number of rights being issued;

 

  

the date, if any, on and after which such rights may be transferable separately;

 

  

the date on which the right to exercise such rights shall commence and the date on which such right shall expire;

 

  

any special U.S. federal income tax consequences; and

 

  

any other terms of such rights, including terms, procedures and limitations relating to the distribution,exchange and exercise of such rights.

Restrictions on Ownership

With certain exceptions, our charter contains restrictions on the number of shares of our capital stock that a person may own. No person,including entities, may acquire or hold, directly or indirectly, in excess of 9.8% in value of the aggregate of the outstanding shares of all classes of our capital stock. In addition, no person, including entities, may acquire or hold, directly orindirectly, shares of our common stock in excess of 9.8% (in value or number, whichever is more restrictive) of the aggregate of the outstanding shares of our common stock. Holders of rights to purchase our common stock will, upon exercise of therights, be subject to these ownership limits. Such limits could restrict the rights holder’s ability to exercise the rights it holds. For more information regarding these ownership restrictions and certain other restrictions intended to protectour qualification as a REIT, see “Restrictions on Ownership and Transfer.”

 

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RESTRICTIONS ON OWNERSHIP AND TRANSFER

For us to qualify as a REIT under the Code, our capital stock must be beneficially owned by 100 or more persons during at least 335 daysof a taxable year of 12 months or during a proportionate part of a shorter taxable year. Also, not more than 50% of the value of our outstanding stock may be owned, directly or indirectly, by five or fewer individuals (as defined in the Code toinclude certain entities) during the last half of a taxable year.

Our charter contains restrictions on the number of shares of ourcapital stock that a person may own. No person, including entities, may acquire or hold, directly or indirectly, in excess of 9.8% in value of the aggregate of the outstanding shares of all classes of our capital stock, which we refer to as theaggregate stock ownership limit. In addition, no person, including entities, may acquire or hold, directly or indirectly, shares of our common stock in excess of 9.8% (in value or number, whichever is more restrictive) of the aggregate of theoutstanding shares of our common stock, which we refer to as the common stock ownership limit and, together with the aggregate stock ownership limit, we refer to as the ownership limits.

Our charter further prohibits: (i) any person from beneficially or constructively owning shares of our capital stock that would result inus (A) being “closely held” under Section 856(h) of the Code (without regard to whether the ownership interest is held during the last half of the taxable year); (B) owning (directly or constructively) an interest in atenant as described in Section 856(d)(2)(B) of the Code if the income derived by us (either directly or indirectly through one or more partnerships or limited liability companies) from such tenant for the taxable year during which suchdetermination is made would reasonably be expected to equal or exceed the lesser of either (1) one percent of our gross income (as determined for purposes of Section 856(c) of the Code); or (2) the amount that would (or, in the solejudgment of our board of directors, could) cause us to fail to satisfy any of the gross income requirements of Section 856(c) of the Code; or (C) otherwise failing to qualify as a REIT; and (ii) any person from transferring our stockif the transfer would result, if effective, in our stock being owned by fewer than 100 persons. Any person who acquires or who attempts or intends to acquire shares of our capital stock that may violate any of these restrictions or who is theintended transferee of shares of our capital stock, which are transferred to a trust as described below is required to give us immediate written notice, or in the case of a proposed or attempted transaction, give at least 15 days prior writtennotice, and provide us with such information as it may request in order to determine the effect, if any, of the transfer on our qualification as a REIT.

The above restrictions will not apply if our board of directors determines that it is no longer in our best interests to attempt to, orcontinue to, qualify as a REIT (or that compliance is no longer required for REIT qualification). Our board of directors, in its sole discretion, may exempt (prospectively or retroactively) a person from the ownership limits, subject to such terms,conditions, representations and undertakings as it may determine and as are contained in our charter. Additionally, our board of directors may increase or decrease the ownership limits for one or more persons and increase or decrease the ownershiplimits for all other persons subject to such terms, conditions, representations and undertakings as it may determine and as are contained in our charter.

Any attempted transfer of shares of our capital stock that would result in shares of our capital stock being owned by fewer than 100 personswill be null and void, and the intended transferee will acquire no rights in such shares. Any attempted transfer of shares of our capital stock which, if effective, would result in any other violation of the above limitations, will cause the numberof shares causing the violation (rounded up to the nearest whole share) to be automatically transferred to a trust for the exclusive benefit of one or more charitable beneficiaries and the proposed transferee will not acquire any rights in suchshares. If the automatic transfer to the trust would not be effective for any reason to prevent the violation of the above limitations, then the transfer of that number of shares of our capital stock that otherwise would cause the violation will benull and void, and the intended transferee will not acquire any rights in such shares. The automatic transfer will be deemed to be effective as of the close of business on the business day (as defined in our charter) prior to the date of thepurported transfer.

Shares of our capital stock held in a trust pursuant to our charter will continue to be issued and outstanding sharesof our capital stock. The prohibited owner will not benefit economically from ownership of any shares of our capital stock held in the trust, will have no rights to dividends or other distributions and no rights to vote or other rights attributableto the shares of our capital stock held in the trust. The trustee of the trust will have all voting rights and rights to dividends or other distributions with respect to shares held in the trust. These rights will be exercised for the exclusivebenefit of the charitable beneficiary or beneficiaries. Any dividend or other distribution paid with respect to shares of our capital stock prior to the discovery by us that shares have been transferred to the

 

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trustee must be paid by the prohibited owner to the trustee upon demand. Any dividend or other distribution authorized but unpaid will be paid when due to the trustee. Any dividend or otherdistribution paid to the trustee will be held in trust for the charitable beneficiary or beneficiaries. Subject to Maryland law, effective as of the date that the shares of our capital stock are transferred to the trust, the trustee will have theauthority, at the trustee’s sole and absolute discretion, to: (i) rescind as void any vote cast by the prohibited owner prior to the discovery by us that the shares have been transferred to the trustee; and (ii) recast the vote.However, if we have already taken irreversible corporate action, then the trustee will not have the authority to rescind and recast the vote. Our board of directors may establish additional trusts with distinct trustees and charitable beneficiariesto which shares may be transferred, if necessary to protect our qualification as a REIT. Furthermore, our charter grants our board of directors the authority to take other actions, including the redemption of shares of stock that it deems advisableto prevent a violation of the transfer and ownership restrictions described above.

Within 20 days of receiving notice from us thatshares of our capital stock have been transferred to the trust, the trustee of the trust will sell the shares to a person designated by the trustee, whose ownership of the shares will not violate the above ownership limits. Upon the sale, theinterest of the charitable beneficiary in the shares sold will terminate and the trustee will distribute the net proceeds of the sale to the prohibited owner and to the charitable beneficiary as follows. The prohibited owner will receive the lesserof: (i) the price paid by the prohibited owner for the shares or, if the prohibited owner did not give value for the shares in connection with the event causing the shares to be held in the trust (e.g., a gift, devise or other similartransaction), the market price (as defined in our charter) of the shares on the day of the event causing the shares to be held in the trust and (ii) the price per share received by the trustee, net of any commission and other expenses of sale,from the sale or other disposition of the shares held in the trust. The trustee may reduce the amount payable to the prohibited owner by the amount of dividends or other distributions which have been paid to the prohibited owner and are owed by theprohibited owner to the trustee. Any net sale proceeds in excess of the amount payable to the prohibited owner will be paid immediately to the charitable beneficiary. If, prior to us discovering that shares of our capital stock have been transferredto the trustee, the shares are sold by the prohibited owner, then: (i) the shares will be deemed to have been sold on behalf of the trust; and (ii) to the extent that the prohibited owner received an amount for the shares that exceeds theamount he, she or it was entitled to receive, the excess will be paid to the trustee upon demand.

In addition, shares of our capitalstock held in the trust will be deemed to have been offered for sale to us, or our designee, at a price per share equal to the lesser of: (i) the price per share in the transaction that resulted in the transfer to the trust (or, in the case ofa devise or gift, the market price at the time of the devise or gift); and (ii) the market price on the date we, or our designee, accepts the offer. We may reduce the amount payable to the prohibited owner by the amount of dividends or otherdistributions that have been paid to the prohibited owner and are owed by the prohibited owner to the trustee. We may pay the amount of such reduction to the trustee for the benefit of the charitable beneficiary. We will have the right to accept theoffer until the trustee has sold the shares. Upon a sale to us, the interest of the charitable beneficiary in the shares sold will terminate and the trustee will distribute the net proceeds of the sale to the prohibited owner.

Any certificates representing shares of our capital stock will bear a legend referring to the restrictions described above.

Every owner of 5% or more (or such lower percentage as required by the Code or the regulations promulgated thereunder) of our outstandingstock is required, within 30 days after the end of each taxable year, to give us written notice stating his, her or its name and address, the number of shares of each of our classes and series of stock that he, she or it beneficially owns and adescription of the manner in which the shares are held. Each such owner must provide us with such additional information as we may request in order to determine the effect, if any, of such owner’s beneficial ownership on our qualification as aREIT and to ensure compliance with the ownership limits. In addition, each stockholder must provide us with such information as we may request in order to determine our qualification as a REIT and to comply with the requirements of any taxingauthority or governmental authority or to determine such compliance and to ensure compliance with the ownership limits.

Theserestrictions on ownership and transfer could delay, defer or prevent a transaction or a change in control that might involve a premium price for holders of shares of our common stock or otherwise be in the best interest of our stockholders.

 

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BOOK-ENTRY SECURITIES

We may issue the securities offered by means of this prospectus in whole or in part in book-entry form, meaning that beneficial owners of thesecurities will not receive certificates representing their ownership interests in the securities, except in the event the book-entry system for the securities is discontinued. If securities are issued in book entry form, they will be evidenced byone or more global securities that will be deposited with, or on behalf of, a depository identified in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to the securities. The Depository Trust Company is expected to serve as depository. Unless and untilit is exchanged in whole or in part for the individual securities represented thereby, a global security may not be transferred except as a whole by the depository for the global security to a nominee of such depository or by a nominee of suchdepository to such depository or another nominee of such depository or by the depository or any nominee of such depository to a successor depository or a nominee of such successor. Global securities may be issued in either registered or bearer formand in either temporary or permanent form. The specific terms of the depository arrangement with respect to a class or series of securities that differ from the terms described here will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Unless otherwise indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement, we anticipate that the following provisions will apply to depositoryarrangements.

Upon the issuance of a global security, the depository for the global security or its nominee will credit on its book-entryregistration and transfer system the respective principal amounts of the individual securities represented by such global security to the accounts of persons that have accounts with such depository, who are called “participants.” Suchaccounts shall be designated by the underwriters, dealers or agents with respect to the securities or by us if the securities are offered and sold directly by us. Ownership of beneficial interests in a global security will be limited to thedepository’s participants or persons that may hold interests through such participants. Ownership of beneficial interests in the global security will be shown on, and the transfer of that ownership will be effected only through, recordsmaintained by the applicable depository or its nominee (with respect to beneficial interests of participants) and records of the participants (with respect to beneficial interests of persons who hold through participants). The laws of some statesrequire that certain purchasers of securities take physical delivery of such securities in definitive form. Such limits and laws may impair the ability to own, pledge or transfer beneficial interest in a global security.

So long as the depository for a global security or its nominee is the registered owner of such global security, such depository or nominee, asthe case may be, will be considered the sole owner or holder of the securities represented by such global security for all purposes under the applicable instrument defining the rights of a holder of the securities. Except as provided below or in theapplicable prospectus supplement, owners of beneficial interest in a global security will not be entitled to have any of the individual securities of the series represented by such global security registered in their names, will not receive or beentitled to receive physical delivery of any such securities in definitive form and will not be considered the owners or holders thereof under the applicable instrument defining the rights of the holders of the securities.

Payments of amounts payable with respect to individual securities represented by a global security registered in the name of a depository orits nominee will be made to the depository or its nominee, as the case may be, as the registered owner of the global security representing such securities. None of us, our officers and board members or any trustee, paying agent or security registrarfor an individual series of securities will have any responsibility or liability for any aspect of the records relating to or payments made on account of beneficial ownership interests in the global security for such securities or for maintaining,supervising or reviewing any records relating to such beneficial ownership interests.

We expect that the depository for a series ofsecurities offered by means of this prospectus or its nominee, upon receipt of any payment of principal, premium, interest, dividend or other amount in respect of a permanent global security representing any of such securities, will immediatelycredit its participants’ accounts with payments in amounts proportionate to their respective beneficial interests in the principal amount of such global security for such securities as shown on the records of such depository or its nominee. Wealso expect that payments by participants to owners of beneficial interests in such global security held through such participants will be governed by standing instructions and customary practices, as is the case with securities held for theaccount of customers in bearer form or registered in “street name.” Such payments will be the responsibility of such participants.

 

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If a depository for a series of securities is at any time unwilling, unable or ineligible tocontinue as depository and a successor depository is not appointed by us within 90 days, we will issue individual securities of such series in exchange for the global security representing such series of securities. In addition, we may, at anytime and in our sole discretion, subject to any limitations described in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to such securities, determine not to have any securities of such series represented by one or more global securities and, in suchevent, will issue individual securities of such series in exchange for the global security or securities representing such series of securities.

 

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SELLING STOCKHOLDERS

Information about selling stockholders, where applicable, will be set forth in a prospectus supplement, in a post-effective amendment or infilings we make with the SEC under the Exchange Act that are incorporated herein by reference.

PLAN OFDISTRIBUTION

Unless otherwise set forth in a prospectus supplement accompanying this prospectus, we or any of the sellingstockholders may sell the securities offered pursuant to this prospectus to or through one or more underwriters or dealers for public offering and sale by them, or we or the selling stockholders may sell the securities to investors directly orthrough agents, which agents may be affiliated with us. Any such underwriter, dealer or agent involved in the offer and sale of the securities will be named in the applicable prospectus supplement. We or the selling stockholders may sell securitiesdirectly to investors on our or their own behalf in those jurisdictions where we or they are authorized to do so. Direct sales to investors may be accomplished through subscription offerings or through subscription rights distributed to ourstockholders. In connection with subscription offerings or the distribution of subscription rights to stockholders, if all of the underlying offered securities are not subscribed for, we or the selling stockholders may sell such unsubscribed offeredsecurities to third parties directly or through agents and, in addition, whether or not all of the underlying offered securities are subscribed for, we or the selling stockholders may concurrently offer additional offered securities to third partiesdirectly or through agents, which agents may be affiliated with us.

The distribution of the offered securities may be effected from timeto time in one or more transactions at a fixed price or prices, which may be changed, or at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to such prevailing market prices at the time of sale, such as an “at the marketoffering,” or at negotiated prices, any of which may represent a discount from the prevailing market price. We or the selling stockholders also may, from time to time, authorize underwriters or dealers acting as our agents to offer and sell thesecurities upon the terms and conditions set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement. In connection with the sale of offered securities, underwriters may receive compensation from us or the selling stockholders in the form of underwritingdiscounts or commissions and may also receive commissions from purchasers of offered securities for whom they may act as agent. Underwriters may sell offered securities to or through dealers, and such dealers may receive compensation in the form ofdiscounts, concessions or commissions from the underwriters and/or commissions from the purchasers for whom they may act as agents.

Oursecurities may also be sold in one or more of the following transactions: (a) block transactions (which may involve cross transactions) in which a broker-dealer may sell all or a portion of such shares as agent, but may position and resell allor a portion of the block as principal to facilitate the transaction; (b) purchases by any such broker-dealer as principal, and resale by such broker-dealer for its own account pursuant to a prospectus supplement; (c) a special offering,an exchange distribution or a secondary distribution in accordance with applicable NYSE or other stock exchange, quotation system or over-the-counter market rules;(d) ordinary brokerage transactions and transactions in which any such broker-dealer solicits purchasers; (e) sales “at the market” to or through a market maker or into an existing trading market, on an exchange or otherwise, forsuch shares and (f) sales in other ways not involving market makers or established trading markets, including direct sales to purchasers.

Any underwriting compensation paid by us or the selling stockholders to underwriters or agents in connection with the offering of thesecurities, and any discounts, concessions or commissions allowed by underwriters to participating dealers, will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement. Dealers and agents participating in the distribution of the securities may bedeemed to be underwriters, and any discounts and commissions received by them and any profit realized by them on resale of the securities may be deemed to be underwriting discounts and commissions under the Securities Act.

Underwriters, dealers and agents may be entitled, under agreements entered into with us or the selling stockholders, to indemnificationagainst and contribution toward certain civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act. Any such indemnification agreements will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement. Unless otherwise set forth in an accompanyingprospectus supplement, the obligations of any underwriters to purchase any of the securities will be subject to certain conditions precedent, and the underwriters will be obligated to purchase all of such securities, if any are purchased.

 

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Underwriters, dealers and agents may engage in transactions with, or perform services for,us and our affiliates, or the selling stockholders, in the ordinary course of business.

If so indicated in the applicable prospectussupplement, we or the selling stockholders will authorize underwriters or dealers acting as our agents to solicit offers by institutions to purchase offered securities from us or the selling stockholders at the public offering price set forth insuch prospectus supplement pursuant to delayed delivery contracts providing for payment and delivery on the date or dates stated in such prospectus supplement. Each contract will be for an amount not less than, and the aggregate principal amount ofsecurities sold pursuant to contracts shall not be less nor more than, the respective amounts stated in the applicable prospectus supplement. Institutions with which we or the selling stockholders may make these delayed delivery contracts includecommercial and savings banks, insurance companies, pension funds, investment companies, educational and charitable institutions and others but will in all cases be subject to our approval. The obligations of any purchaser under any such delayeddelivery contract will be subject to the condition that the purchase by an institution of the securities shall not at the time of delivery be prohibited under the laws of the jurisdiction to which the purchaser is subject. The underwriters and otheragents will not have any responsibility with regard to the validity or performance of these delayed delivery contracts.

In connectionwith the offering of the securities hereby, certain underwriters, and selling group members and their respective affiliates may engage in transactions that stabilize, maintain or otherwise affect the market price of the applicable securities. Suchtransactions may include stabilization transactions effected in accordance with Rule 104 of Regulation M promulgated by the SEC pursuant to which such persons may bid for or purchase securities for the purpose of stabilizing their market price. Theunderwriters in an offering of securities may also create a “short position” for their account by selling more securities in connection with the offering than they are committed to purchase from us or the selling stockholders. In suchcase, the underwriters could cover all or a portion of such short position by either purchasing securities in the open market following completion of the offering of such securities or by exercising any over-allotment option granted to them by us orthe selling stockholders. In addition, the managing underwriter may impose “penalty bids” under contractual arrangements with other underwriters, which means that they can reclaim from an underwriter (or any selling group memberparticipating in the offering) for the account of the other underwriters, the selling concession with respect to securities that are distributed in the offering but subsequently purchased for the account of the underwriters in the open market. Anyof the transactions described in this paragraph or comparable transactions that are described in any accompanying prospectus supplement may result in the maintenance of the price of the securities at a level above that which might otherwise prevailin the open market. None of such transactions described in this paragraph or in an accompanying prospectus supplement are required to be taken by any underwriters and, if they are undertaken, may be discontinued at any time.

We or the selling stockholders may sell the securities in exchange in whole or part for consideration other than cash. This consideration mayconsist of services or products, whether tangible or intangible, and including services or products we may use in our business; our outstanding debt or equity securities or one or more of our subsidiaries; debt or equity securities or assets ofother companies, including in connection with investments, joint ventures or other strategic transactions, or acquisitions; release of claims or settlement of disputes; and satisfaction of obligations, including obligations to make payments todistributors or other suppliers and payment of interest on outstanding obligations. We or the selling stockholders may sell the securities as part of a transaction in which our outstanding debt or equity securities or one or more of our subsidiariesare surrendered, converted, exercised, canceled or transferred.

Our shares of common stock are listed on the NYSE under the symbol“CLNC.” Any new securities that we issue, other than our common stock, will be new issues of securities with no established trading market and may or may not be listed on a national securities exchange, quotation system or over-the-counter market. Any underwriters or agents to or through which securities are sold by us or the selling stockholders may make a market in such securities, but suchunderwriters or agents will not be obligated to do so and any of them may discontinue any market making at any time without notice. No assurance can be given as to the liquidity of or trading market for any securities sold by us.

 

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LEGAL MATTERS

The validity of the securities offered by means of this prospectus and certain federal income tax matters have been passed upon for us byHogan Lovells US LLP. Additional legal matters may be passed upon for us, any selling stockholders or any underwriters, dealers or agents, by counsel that we will name in the applicable prospectus supplement.

EXPERTS

The consolidated financial statements of Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. appearing in Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc.’s Annual Report(Form 10-K) for the year ended December 31, 2018 (including the schedules appearing therein), and the effectiveness of Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2018 have been audited byErnst & Young LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, as set forth in their reports thereon, included therein, and incorporated herein by reference. Such consolidated financial statements are incorporated herein by reference inreliance upon such reports given on the authority of such firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

The audited financial statements ofNorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. incorporated by reference in this prospectus and elsewhere in the registration statement to which this prospectus is a part have been so incorporated by reference in reliance upon the report of Grant ThorntonLLP, independent registered public accountants, upon the authority of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

The auditedfinancial statements of NorthStar Real Estate Income II, Inc. incorporated by reference in this prospectus and elsewhere in the registration statement to which this prospectus is a part have been so incorporated by reference in reliance upon thereport of Grant Thornton LLP, independent registered public accountants, upon the authority of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

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PART II

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

Item 14. Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution.

The following table sets forth the costs and expenses, other than underwriting discounts and commissions, payable by us in connection with thesale and distribution of the securities being registered.

 

Filing Fee—SEC

  $* 

Fee—Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

   225,500 

Fees and Expenses of Accountants

   ** 

Fees and Expenses of Counsel

   ** 

Printing Expenses

   ** 

Blue Sky Qualification Fees and Expenses

   ** 

Fees and Expenses of Transfer Agent

   ** 
  

 

 

 

Total

  $** 
  

 

 

 

 

*

In accordance with Rule 456(b) and Rule 457(r) under the Securities Act, the registrant is deferring payment ofall of the registration fee, which will be paid at the time of any particular offering of securities under the registration statement, and is therefore not currently determinable.

**

The calculation of these fees and expenses is dependent on the number of issuances and amount of securitiesoffered and, accordingly, cannot be estimated at this time. The applicable prospectus supplement will set forth the estimated aggregate amount of expenses payable in respect of any offering of securities.

Item 15. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Maryland law permits a Maryland corporation to include in its charter a provision eliminating the liability of its directors and officers tothe corporation and its stockholders for money damages except for liability resulting from (i) actual receipt of an improper benefit or profit in money, property or services or (ii) active and deliberate dishonesty that is established by afinal judgment and is material to the cause of action. Our charter contains such a provision which eliminates liability of our directors and officers to the maximum extent permitted by Maryland law.

Our charter and our bylaws obligate us, to the maximum extent permitted by Maryland law, to indemnify, without requiring a preliminarydetermination of the ultimate entitlement to indemnification, (i) any present or former director or officer or (ii) any individual who, while a director or officer and at our request, serves or has served another corporation, REIT, limitedliability company, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise as a director, officer, trustee, member or manager, employee, partner or agent, and who is made or threatened to be made a party to, or witness in, aproceeding by reason of his or her service in such capacity, and to pay or reimburse his or her reasonable expenses in advance of the final disposition of a proceeding. Our charter and our bylaws also obligate us to indemnify and advance expenses toany person who served our predecessor in any of the capacities described above and permit us with the approval of our board of directors, to provide the same (or lesser) indemnification and advancement of expenses to any of our predecessor’semployees or agents.

Maryland law requires a corporation (unless its charter provides otherwise, which our charter does not) to indemnifya director or officer who has been successful in the defense of any proceeding to which he or she is made a party by reason of his or her service in that capacity. Maryland law permits a corporation to indemnify its present and former directors andofficers, among others, against judgments, penalties, fines, settlements and reasonable expenses actually incurred by them in connection with any proceeding to which they may be made, or threatened to be made, a party to, or witness in, by reason oftheir service in those or other capacities unless it is established that:

 

  

the act or omission of the director or officer was material to the matter giving rise to the proceeding and(i) was committed in bad faith or (ii) was the result of active and deliberate dishonesty;

 

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the director or officer actually received an improper personal benefit in the form of money, property orservices; or

 

  

in the case of any criminal proceeding, the director or officer had reasonable cause to believe that the act oromission was unlawful.

A Maryland corporation may not indemnify a director or officer with respect to a proceeding byor in the right of the corporation in which the director or officer was adjudged liable to the corporation or a proceeding charging improper personal benefit to the director or officer in which the director or officer was adjudged liable on thebasis that personal benefit was improperly received. Upon application by one of our directors or officers to a court of appropriate jurisdiction and upon such notice as the court may require, the court may order indemnification of such director orofficer if:

 

  

the court determines that such director or officer is entitled to reimbursement for expenses in a matter whichthe director has been successful, in which case the director or officer shall be entitled to recover from us the expenses of securing such indemnification; or

 

  

the court determines that such director or officer is fairly or reasonably entitled to indemnification in view ofall the relevant circumstances, whether or not the director or officer has met the standards of conduct for which indemnification is permitted under the MCGL or has been adjudged liable for receipt of an “improper personal benefit” underMGCL; provided, however, that our indemnification obligations to such director or officer will be limited to the expenses actually or reasonably incurred by him or her, or on his or her behalf, in connection with any proceeding by us or in our rightin which the officer or director shall have been adjudged liable for receipt of an improper personal benefit.

Inaddition, Maryland law permits a corporation to advance reasonable expenses to a director or officer upon the corporation’s receipt of: (i) a written affirmation by the director or officer of his or her good faith belief that he or she hasmet the standard of conduct necessary for indemnification by the corporation; and (ii) a written undertaking by him or her or on his or her behalf to repay the amount paid or reimbursed by the corporation if it is ultimately determined that thestandard of conduct was not met.

We have entered into indemnification agreements with each of our directors and officers that require usto indemnify such directors and officers to the maximum extent permitted by Maryland and to pay such persons’ expenses in defending any civil or criminal proceeding in advance of final disposition of such proceeding.

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be provided to directors, officers or persons controlling uspursuant to the foregoing provisions, we have been informed that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the act and is therefore unenforceable.

Item 16. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

number

  

Description

  1.1**  Form of Common Stock Underwriting Agreement.
  1.2**  Form of Preferred Stock Underwriting Agreement.
  1.3**  Form of Depositary Shares Underwriting Agreement.
  1.4**  Form of Warrants Underwriting Agreement.
  1.5**  Form of Rights Underwriting Agreement.
  2.1  Amended and Restated Master Combination Agreement, dated as of November 20, 2017, among Colony Capital Operating Company, LLC, NRF RED REIT Corp., NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust Operating Partnership, LP, NorthStar Real Estate Income II, Inc., NorthStar Real Estate Income Operating Partnership II, LP, Colony NorthStar Credit Real Estate, Inc. and Credit RE Operating Company, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to Colony NorthStar Credit Real Estate, Inc.’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (No. 333-221685) effective December 6, 2017).

 

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  3.1  Articles of Amendment and Restatement of Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc., as amended (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2018).
  3.2  Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc.’s Form 8-K (No. 001-38377) filed on June 25, 2018).
  4.1**  Form of Deposit Agreement for Depositary Shares.
  4.2**  Form of Common Stock Warrant Agreement.
  4.3**  Form of Rights Agreement.
  5.1*  Opinion of Hogan Lovells US LLP regarding validity of securities being registered.
  8.1*  Opinion of Hogan Lovells US LLP regarding certain tax matters.
23.1*  Consent of Ernst & Young, LLP to Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc.
23.2*  Consent of Grant Thornton LLP to NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.
23.3*  Consent of Grant Thornton LLP to NorthStar Real Estate Income II, Inc.
23.4*  Consent of Hogan Lovells US LLP (included in the opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1).
23.5*  Consent of Hogan Lovells US LLP (included in the opinion filed as Exhibit 8.1).
24.1*  Power of Attorney (included on the Signature Page).

 

*

Filed herewith.

**

To be filed by amendment or incorporated by reference in connection with the offering of specific securities.

Item 17. Undertakings.

 

(a)

The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

 (1)

To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to thisregistration statement:

 

 (i)

To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

 

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 (ii)

To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this registrationstatement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase ordecrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form ofprospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculationof Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

 

 (iii)

To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in thisregistration statement or any material change to such information in this registration statement;

provided, however, thatparagraphs (a)(1)(i), (a)(1)(ii) and (a)(1)(iii) of this section do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and ExchangeCommission by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are incorporated by reference in this registration statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule424(b) that is part of this registration statement.

 

 (2)

That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effectiveamendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

 (3)

To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered whichremain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

 (4)

That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser:

 

 (A)

Each prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of thisregistration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in this registration statement; and

 

 (B)

Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5), or (b)(7) as part of a registrationstatement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii), or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 shall be deemed to be part ofand included in this registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided inRule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to whichthat prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that ispart of this registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into this registration statement or prospectus that is part of this registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract ofsale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in this registration statement or prospectus that was part of this registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

 

 (5)

That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 to anypurchaser in the initial distribution of the securities:

The undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primaryoffering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of anyof the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

 

 (i)

Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to befiled pursuant to Rule 424;

 

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 (ii)

Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant orused or referred to by the undersigned registrant;

 

 (iii)

The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information aboutthe undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and

 

 (iv)

Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned registrant to the purchaser.

 

(b)

The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under theSecurities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuantto Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in this registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered herein and the offering of suchsecurities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(c)

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted todirectors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against publicpolicy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officeror controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in theopinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and willbe governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believethat it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the city of LosAngeles, State of California on October 11, 2019.

 

Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc.
a Maryland corporation
By: 

/s/ Kevin P. Traenkle

 Name: Kevin P. Traenkle
 Title: Chief Executive Officer and President

 

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POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutesand appoints Kevin P. Traenkle, Neale W. Redington and David A. Palamé, and each of them, his true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power ofsubstitution and resubstitution, for him and in his name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) and supplements to this registration statement and any and all registrationstatements necessary to register additional securities, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission or any other regulatory authority, granting unto said attorney-in-fact and agent full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully toall intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact and agent, or his substitute, may lawfully door cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has beensigned below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Kevin P. Traenkle

Kevin P. Traenkle

  

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

 October 11, 2019

/s/ Neale W. Redington

Neale W. Redington

  

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)

 October 11, 2019

/s/ Frank V. Saracino

Frank V. Saracino

  

Chief Accounting Officer

(Principal Accounting Officer)

 October 11, 2019

/s/ Richard B. Saltzman

Richard B. Saltzman

  

Chairman of the Board of Directors

 October 11, 2019

/s/ Catherine D. Rice

Catherine D. Rice

  

Director

 October 11, 2019

/s/ Vernon B. Schwartz

Vernon B. Schwartz

  

Director

 October 11, 2019

/s/ Darren J. Tangen

Darren J. Tangen

  

Director

 October 11, 2019

/s/ John E. Westerfield

John E. Westerfield

  

Director

 October 11, 2019

/s/ Winston W. Wilson

Winston W. Wilson

  

Director

 October 11, 2019

 

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