SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
June 25, 2021
SURO CAPITAL CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
One Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 235-4769
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class:||Trading symbol:||Name of each exchange on which registered:|
|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||SSSS||Nasdaq Capital Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
Result of Stockholders’ Election Regarding the Q2 Dividend
SuRo Capital Corp. (“SuRo Capital”) previously announced that on May 4, 2021 its Board of Directors declared a dividend of $2.50 per share payable on June 30, 2021 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on May 18, 2021. The dividend is to be paid, based upon the election of stockholders, in cash or shares of SuRo Capital’s common stock, although the total amount of cash to be distributed is limited to no more than 50% of the total dividend to be paid to all stockholders. As previously disclosed, if the total portion of the dividend to be paid to stockholders electing to receive cash exceeds 50% of the total dividend, each such stockholder electing to receive cash will receive an allocable portion of the total cash to be distributed and the remaining portion of their dividend will be paid in shares of SuRo Capital’s common stock. Stockholders that did not complete dividend election forms were deemed to have elected to receive the dividend in shares of common stock.
Based on the stockholder elections, (i) approximately 44% elected (or were deemed to have elected) to receive the dividend in shares of common stock and will receive approximately 2.0 million shares in aggregate and (ii) approximately 56% elected to receive the dividend in cash and, as a result of the proration discussed above, will receive approximately 89% of their dividend in cash (totaling approximately $30.0 million) and approximately 11% in shares of common stock (totaling approximately 0.3 million shares). The total dividend amount to be paid to all stockholders consists of approximately $30.0 million in cash and approximately 2.3 million in shares of common stock.
The number of shares of SuRo Capital’s common stock to be issued to stockholders receiving all or a portion of the dividend in shares of common stock is based on the volume weighted-average price per share of SuRo Capital’s common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market on May 12, 13 and 14, 2021, less $2.50 to reflect the declared dividend. Such volume weighted-average price per share, less the $2.50 declared dividend, for such dates is approximately $13.07 per share.
This dividend is being made in accordance with certain applicable U.S. Treasury regulations and guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service that allow a publicly-traded regulated investment company to satisfy its distribution requirements from a distribution paid partly in common stock provided certain requirements are satisfied. For additional information, please refer to “Certain Information Regarding the Dividends” in SuRo Capital’s press release dated May 5, 2021, which was included as Exhibit 99.1 to SuRo Capital’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on May 5, 2021.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: June 25, 2021||SURO CAPITAL CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Allison Green|