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): November 30, 2012 (November 29, 2012)
AMERICAN REALTY CAPITAL PROPERTIES, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified
in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File Number)
||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
405 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10022
|(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)|
|Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: |
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On November 30, 2012, American Realty Capital Properties,
Inc. (the “Company”) announced that it closed the acquisition of five single-tenant, freestanding properties with
approximately 79,000 leasable square feet located in four states, at an aggregate purchase price of $12.1 million
(exclusive of closing costs). Additionally, the Company has placed another $13.2 million of acquisitions under contract.
Also on November 30, 2012, the Company announced that, on November
29, 2012, its board of directors authorized, and the Company declared, an increase to its annual dividend. The Company will increase
its annual distribution by $0.005, from $0.895 to $0.900 per annum. The new annual distribution rate will accrue commencing on
February 9, 2013. Distributions will continue to be paid on the 15th day of each month to stockholders of record at
the close of business on the 8th day of such month. This increase constitutes the Company’s fifth consecutive
quarterly dividend increase.
A copy of the press release announcing the Company’s acquisition
of five properties, placement of an additional $13.2 million of acquisitions under contract and its fifth consecutive quarterly
dividend increase is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
||Press Release, dated November 30, 2012|
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.
||AMERICAN REALTY CAPITAL PROPERTIES, INC.|
|November 30, 2012
||/s/ Nicholas S. Schorsch|
||Nicholas S. Schorsch|
||Chief Executive Officer and|
||Chairman of the Board of Directors|