SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 27, 2011
American Realty Capital Trust, Inc.
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(215) 887-2189 (Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On May 27, 2011, American Realty Capital Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an engagement letter with Goldman, Sachs & Co. (“Goldman Sachs”) pursuant to which the Company engaged Goldman Sachs as its financial advisor to assist it in evaluating strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of all or a portion of the Company.
The Company’s initial public offering, which commenced on January 25, 2008, will close on or before July 25, 2011.
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.