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) March 1, 2012
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.)|
|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 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
As previously disclosed, the Board of Directors of American Realty Capital Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) has authorized and the Company declared an annual dividend of $0.70 per share. Following its listing on Nasdaq, as described below, the Company’s dividend will be paid monthly to stockholders of record at the close of business on the 8th day of each month payable on the 15th day of such month. Accordingly, the February 2012 dividend will be paid by March 5, 2012, to shareholders of record on February 29, 2012, and the March 2012 dividend in respect of the period from March 1 through March 8, 2012, will be paid on March 15, 2012, to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 8, 2012, in an amount equal to $0.01556 per share.
The Company’s shares of common stock were approved for listing and began trading on The NASDAQ Global Select Market (“Nasdaq”) on March 1, 2012. In connection with such listing, the Company has internalized the management services previously provided by American Realty Capital Advisors, LLC.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated March 1, 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, thereunto duly authorized.
|AMERICAN REALTY CAPITAL TRUST, INC.|
|March 1, 2012||By:||/s/ William M. Kahane|
|Name:||William M. Kahane|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer and President|