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): March 23, 2016
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation
14185 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1100
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (972) 490-9600
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ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE.
On March 23, 2016 Ashford, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release to announce that it has filed a lawsuit claiming tortious interference, together with additional claims, alleging monetary damages potentially exceeding $200 million as well as other non-monetary relief against Sessa Capital (“Sessa”) and its purported director nominees John E. Petry, Philip B. Livingston, Lawrence A. Cunningham, Daniel B. Silvers and Chris D. Wheeler. The lawsuit, which was filed with the Dallas County District Clerk in Dallas County, Texas, seeks to enjoin Sessa and the other defendants from their wrongful acts of interference with the advisory agreement between the Company and Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. (“Ashford Prime”), which is not a party to the lawsuit, and to recover damages. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
Press release of the Company, dated March 23, 2016
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 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.
Dated: March 23, 2016
/s/ DAVID A. BROOKS
David A. Brooks
Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel