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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) October 9, 2020 (October 8, 2020)



Gladstone Land Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Maryland   001-35795   54-1892552

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


1521 Westbranch Drive, Suite 100

McLean, Virginia

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (703) 287-5800



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   LAND   The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC
6.375% Series A Cumulative Term Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value per share   LANDP   The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 8.01.

Other Events.

On October 8, 2020, Gladstone Land Corporation (the “Company”), a Maryland corporation, and its operating partnership, Gladstone Land Limited Partnership, a wholly-owned, consolidated subsidiary of the Company and a Delaware limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, as representative (the “Representative”) of the underwriters (the “Underwriters”) named therein. Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company agreed to sell 1,650,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.001 per share, at a purchase price per share to the public of $14.40. Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Company granted the Underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 247,500 shares of common stock on the same terms and conditions, solely to cover over-allotments, if any. The common stock was offered and sold pursuant to a prospectus supplement, dated October 8, 2020, and a base prospectus, dated April 1, 2020, relating to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-236943). The Company expects the transaction to close on or about October 13, 2020. Net proceeds from the offering will be approximately $22.6 million (or approximately $26.0 million if the Underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full) after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by the Company.

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company, conditions to closing, indemnification rights and obligations of the parties and termination provisions. The description of the Underwriting Agreement set forth above is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Underwriting Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.







  1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated as of October 8, 2020, by and among Gladstone Land Corporation, Gladstone Land Limited Partnership and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.
  5.1    Opinion of Venable LLP regarding the legality of shares.
23.1    Consent of Venable LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
99.1    Press Release, dated October 8, 2020.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


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.


    Gladstone Land Corporation
October 9, 2020     By:  

/s/ Lewis Parrish

      Lewis Parrish
      Chief Financial Officer