UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

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, 2019

NEW RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
001-35777
45-3449660
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

1345 Avenue of the Americas, 45th Floor
New York, New York
10105
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
   
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(212) 479-3150

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Title of each class:
Trading Symbol:
Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
NRZ
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 1.01  Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On June 25, 2019, New Residential Investment Corp. (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with BofA Securities Inc., as representative of the several underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”). The following summary of certain provisions of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete Underwriting Agreement filed as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, subject to the terms and conditions expressed therein, the Company agreed to sell to the Underwriters an aggregate of 5,400,000 shares of the Company’s 7.50% Series A Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share, with a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”). In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the Underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 810,000 shares of the Series A Preferred Stock. The shares of the Series A Preferred Stock are being sold pursuant to a prospectus supplement, dated June 25, 2019, and related prospectus, dated August 10, 2016, each filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, relating to the Company’s automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-213058).

The Company has separately agreed to indemnify the Underwriters against certain liabilities, including certain liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. If the Company is unable to provide the required indemnification, the Company has agreed to contribute to payments the Underwriters may be required to make in respect of those liabilities. In addition, the Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements of the Company, and customary conditions to closing. The offering is expected to close on July 2, 2019, subject to the conditions stated in the Underwriting Agreement.

Certain of the Underwriters and their affiliates have in the past provided, are currently providing and may in the future from time to time provide, investment banking and other financing, trading, banking, research, transfer agent and trustee services to the Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliates, for which they have in the past received, and may currently or in the future receive, fees and expenses. The net proceeds from the sale of common stock in the offering is expected to be used for investments and general corporate purposes. Additionally, certain of the Underwriters and their affiliates may sell assets to the Company from time to time.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.  The following exhibit is being filed herewith:

No.
Description
Underwriting Agreement, dated June 25, 2019, by and between New Residential Investment Corp. and  BofA Securities Inc., as representative of the several underwriters named therein.


SIGNATURES

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.

Date:  June 26, 2019

 
NEW RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT CORP.
   
 
/s/ Nicola Santoro, Jr.
 
Nicola Santoro, Jr.
 
Chief Financial Officer