S-8: Initial registration statement for securities to be offered to employees pursuant to employee benefit plans
Published on June 6, 2023
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
|(State of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||
303 International Circle
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
(Address of principal executive offices / Zip Code)
Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. 2018 Stock Incentive Plan
(f/k/a Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. 2013 Stock Incentive Plan)
(Full title of the Plan)
Gail D. Makode
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel
Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.
303 International Circle
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
Lindsay P. Cross
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
1201 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(Name, address and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
|Large accelerated filer||x||Accelerated filer||¨|
|Non-accelerated filer||¨||Smaller reporting company||¨|
This Registration Statement on Form S-8 is being filed for the purpose of registering an additional 6,700,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.10 per share (the “Common Stock”) of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (the “Registrant”) that may be issued under the Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. 2018 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). The amendment to increase the number of shares of Common Stock authorized to be issued under the Plan was approved by the Registrant’s Board of Directors on April 14, 2023 and by the Company’s shareholders on June 5, 2023. The Plan is more completely described in the Registrant’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on April 21, 2023.
Pursuant to General Instruction E to Form S-8, the contents of (i) the Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the Commission on July 26, 2004 (File No. 333-117656) registering 3,000,000 shares of the Registrant’s Common Stock issuable under the Registrant’s 2004 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Original Plan”), (ii) the Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the Commission on June 6, 2013 (File No. 333-189144) registering an additional 3,000,000 shares of Common Stock issuable under the Registrant’s 2013 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Prior Plan”), which was an amendment and restatement of the Original Plan and (iii) the Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the Commission on June 13, 2018 (File No. 333-225595) registering an additional 4,500,000 shares of Common Stock issuable under the Plan, which was an amendment and restatement of the Prior Plan, each relating to securities of the same class as to which this Registration Statement relates, are hereby incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement, except as amended or supplemented in Part II of this Registration Statement on Form S-8.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS
Item 1. Plan Information.
Information required by Part I of Form S-8 to be contained in the Section 10(a) prospectus is omitted from this Registration Statement in accordance with Rule 428 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the Note to the instructions to Part I of Form S-8.
Item 2. Registrant Information and Employee Plan Annual Information.
Information required by Part I of Form S-8 to be contained in the Section 10(a) prospectus is omitted from this Registration Statement in accordance with Rule 428 under the Securities Act, and the Note to the instructions to Part I of Form S-8.
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT
Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.
The following documents filed by the Registrant pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) are incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and made a part hereof:
|1.||The Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022;|
|2.||The Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2023;|
|3.||The portions of the Registrant’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Commission on April 21, 2023 that are incorporated by reference into the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K;|
|4.||The Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on June 5, 2023; and|
|5.||The description of the Registrant’s Common Stock as contained in its Initial Registration Statement on Form 8-A, filed under Section 12 of the Exchange Act, declared effective by the Commission on August 7, 1992, together with any amendment or report filed subsequent to the date thereof for the purpose of updating such description (File No. 1-11316).|
All documents subsequently filed by Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, prior to filing a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing such documents, except for the documents, or portions thereof, that are “furnished” (e.g., the portions of those documents set forth under Items 2.02 or 7.01 of Form 8-K or other information “furnished” to the Commission) rather than filed with the Commission.
Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated herein by reference shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement.
Item 4. Description of Securities.
Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.
Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
The charter and bylaws of the Registrant provide for indemnification of directors and officers to the fullest extent permitted by Maryland law.
Section 2-418 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Maryland generally permits indemnification of any director or officer with respect to any proceedings unless it is established that: (a) the act or omission of the director or officer was material to the matter giving rise to the proceeding and was either (i) committed in bad faith or (ii) the result of active and deliberate dishonesty; (b) the director or officer actually received an improper personal benefit in money, property or services; or (c) in the case of a criminal proceeding, the director or officer had reasonable cause to believe that the act or omission was unlawful. The indemnity may include judgments, penalties, fines, settlements, and reasonable expenses actually incurred by the director or officer in connection with the proceedings. However, a corporation may not indemnify a director or officer who shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation, or who instituted a proceeding against the corporation (unless such proceeding was brought to enforce the indemnification provisions of Section 2-418, or the charter, bylaws, a resolution of the board of directors of the corporation or an agreement approved by the board of directors). In addition, a director may not be indemnified under Section 2-418 in respect of any proceeding charging improper personal benefit to the director, whether or not involving action in the director’s official capacity, in which the director was adjudged to be liable on the basis that personal benefit was improperly received. The termination of any proceeding by judgment, order or settlement does not create a presumption that the director or officer did not meet the requisite standard of conduct required for permitted indemnification. The termination of any proceeding by conviction, or plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, or an entry of an order of probation prior to judgment, creates a rebuttable presumption that the director or officer did not meet that standard of conduct. A director or officer who has been successful on the merits or otherwise, in the defense of any proceeding referred to above shall be indemnified against any reasonable expenses incurred by the director or officer in connection with the proceeding. As noted below, the SEC may limit the corporation’s obligation to provide this indemnification.
The Registrant has also entered into indemnity agreements with the officers and directors of the Registrant that provide that the Registrant will, subject to certain conditions, pay on behalf of the indemnified party any amount which the indemnified party is or becomes legally obligated to pay because of any act or omission or neglect or breach of duty, including any actual or alleged error or misstatement or misleading statement, which the indemnified party commits or suffers while acting in the capacity as an officer or director of the registrant. Once an initial determination is made by the Registrant that a director or officer did not act in bad faith or for personal benefit, the indemnification provisions contained in the charter, bylaws, and indemnity agreements would require the registrant to advance any reasonable expenses incurred by the director or officer, and to pay the costs, judgments, and penalties determined against a director or officer in a proceeding brought against them.
Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act is permitted to directors and officers of the Registrant pursuant to the above-described provisions, the Registrant understands that the SEC is of the opinion that such indemnification contravenes federal public policy as expressed in said act and therefore is unenforceable.
Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.
Item 8. Exhibits.
Item 9. Undertakings.
(a) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:
|(1)||To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:|
(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;
(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective Registration Statement; and
(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this Registration Statement or any material change to such information in this Registration Statement.
provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.
(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
(b) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Hunt Valley, State of Maryland, on June 6, 2023.
|OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Robert O. Stephenson|
|Robert O. Stephenson|
|Chief Financial Officer|
POWER OF ATTORNEY
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints C. Taylor Pickett and Robert O. Stephenson, or either of them, his true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him and in his name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any or all amendments to this Registration Statement and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto either of said attorneys-in-fact and agents, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully as to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that either of said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or his or her substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated on June 6, 2023.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)
|C. Taylor Pickett|
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
|Robert O. Stephenson|
Chief Accounting Officer
(Principal Accounting Officer)
|Neal A. Ballew|
|Chair of the Board|
|Craig R. Callen|
|Kapila K. Anand|
|Dr. Lisa C. Egbuonu-Davis|
|Barbara B. Hill|
|Kevin J. Jacobs|
|Stephen D. Plavin|
|Burke W. Whitman|