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): January 14, 2013
AMERICAN REALTY CAPITAL TRUST, 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.)|
Park Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, New York 10022
|(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)|
|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:
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On January 14, 2013, American Realty Capital Trust, Inc. (the
“Company”) issued a press release reminding its stockholders to vote FOR its proposed merger with Realty Income Corporation
(“Realty”) at its January 16, 2013 Special Meeting. Electronic and internet voting for the Company’s Special
Meeting will end at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 15, 2013.
The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current
Report on Form 8-K.
About the Company
The Company, a publicly traded Maryland corporation listed
on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the trading symbol “ARCT,” is a leading self-administered real estate company
that owns and acquires single tenant free standing commercial real estate properties that are primarily net leased on a long-term
basis to investment grade rated and other creditworthy tenants. Additional information about the Company can be found on the Company's
website at www.arctreit.com.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed
merger, the Company and Realty have filed a definitive proxy statement with the SEC on December 6, 2012 and commenced mailing
the definitive proxy statement and a form of proxy to the stockholders of the Company. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, INVESTORS
ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT REGARDING THE PROPOSED MERGER CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY BECAUSE THE PROXY
STATEMENT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER. Investors will be able to obtain, without charge, a copy of
the definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents filed with the SEC from the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
Copies of the documents filed by the Company with the SEC are also available free of charge on the Company’s website at http://ir.arctreit.com,
and copies of the documents filed by Realty with the SEC are available free of charge on Realty’s website at http://www.realtyincome.com.
Participants in Solicitation
The Company, Realty and their respective directors and executive
officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s and Realty’s stockholders
in respect of the proposed merger. Information regarding the Company’s directors and executive officers can be found in
the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on May 21, 2012. Information regarding Realty’s directors
and executive officers can be found in Realty’s definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on March 30, 2012. Stockholders
may obtain additional information regarding the interests of the Company and its directors and executive officers in the proposed
merger, which may be different than those of the Company’s stockholders generally, by reading the definitive proxy statement
filed in connection with the proposed merger with the SEC on December 6, 2012 and other relevant documents regarding the
proposed merger filed with the SEC. These documents are available free of charge on the SEC’s website and from the Company
or Realty, as applicable, using the sources indicated above.
Information set forth herein (including information included
or incorporated by reference herein) contains “forward-looking statements” (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended), which reflect the Company’s and Realty’s expectations regarding future events.
The forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited
to whether and when the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement will be consummated, the new combined company’s
plans, market and other expectations, objectives, intentions and other statements that are not historical facts.
The following additional factors, among others, could cause
actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: the ability of the Company and Realty to obtain
the stockholder approvals required to consummate the proposed merger; unexpected costs or unexpected liabilities that may arise
from the transaction, whether or not consummated; the inability to retain key personnel; continuation or deterioration of current
market conditions; future regulatory or legislative actions that could adversely affect the companies; and the business plans
of the customers of the respective parties. Additional factors that may affect future results are contained in the Company’s
and Realty’s filings with the SEC, which are available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The Company and
Realty disclaim any obligation to update and revise statements contained in these materials based on new information or otherwise.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
||Press Release dated January 14, 2013|
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, thereunto duly authorized.
||AMERICAN REALTY CAPITAL TRUST, INC.|
|January 14, 2013
||/s/ William M. Kahane|
||William M. Kahane|
||Chief Executive Officer and President|