SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 23, 2021
Portman Ridge Finance Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
650 Madison Avenue, 23rd Floor
New York, New York
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code): (212) 891-2880
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||PTMN|| |
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|Item 7.01|| |
Regulation FD Disclosure.
On August 23, 2021, Portman Ridge Finance Corporation issued a press release, included herewith as Exhibit 99.1, announcing that it expects to implement the previously announced 1-for-10 reverse stock split effective Thursday, August 26, 2021 with trading to begin on a split-adjusted basis at the market open on that day.
The information disclosed under this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made under the Securities Act of 1933, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release, dated August 23, 2021|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|PORTMAN RIDGE FINANCE CORPORATION|
|Name:||Jason T. Roos|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
Date: August 23, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portman Ridge Finance Corporation Announces Further Detail on
its Previously Announced 1-for-10 Reverse Stock Split
NEW YORK, August 23, 2021 Portman Ridge Finance Corporation (Nasdaq: PTMN) (the Company, Portman Ridge, or PTMN) reported that it expects to implement the previously announced 1-for-10 reverse stock split effective Thursday, August 26, 2021 with trading to begin on a split-adjusted basis at the market open on that day. Trading in the common stock will continue on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol PTMN but the security will be assigned a new CUSIP number.
The reverse stock split was approved by Portman Ridges shareholders at its annual stockholders meeting held on June 7, 2021, and on August 4, 2021, a reverse stock split ratio of 1-for-10 shares was approved by the Companys Board of Directors.
Upon the effectiveness of the reverse stock split, every ten shares of the Companys issued and outstanding common stock will automatically be converted into one share of issued and outstanding common stock. No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the reverse stock split. Instead, any stockholder who would have been entitled to receive a fractional share as a result of the reverse stock split will receive cash payments in lieu of such fractional shares. The reverse stock split affects all shareholders uniformly and will not alter any shareholders percentage interest in the Companys outstanding common stock, except for adjustments that may result from the treatment of fractional shares.
In connection with the reverse stock split, the Companys certificate of incorporation will also be amended to reduce the authorized number of shares of the Companys common stock from 100 million shares to 20 million shares. Additional information regarding the reverse stock split can be found in the Companys definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 23, 2021.
About Portman Ridge Finance Corporation
Portman Ridge Finance Corporation (Nasdaq: PTMN) is a publicly traded, externally managed investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Portman Ridges middle market investment business originates, structures, finances and manages a portfolio of term loans, mezzanine investments and selected equity securities in middle market companies. Portman Ridges investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, Sierra Crest Investment Management LLC, an affiliate of BC Partners Advisors, LP.
Portman Ridges filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), earnings releases, press releases and other financial, operational and governance information are available on the Companys website at www.portmanridge.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The matters discussed in this press release, as well as in future oral and written statements by management of Portman Ridge Finance Corporation, that are forward-looking statements are based on current management expectations that involve substantial risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and include, but are not limited to, projected financial performance, expected development of the business, plans and expectations about future investments and the future liquidity of the Company. We generally identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as may, will, should, expects, plans, anticipates, could, intends, target, projects, outlook, contemplates, believes, estimates, predicts, potential or continue or the negative of these terms or other similar words. Forward-looking statements are based upon current plans, estimates and expectations that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements.
Portman Ridge Finance Corporation
650 Madison Avenue, 23rd floor
New York, NY 10022
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