Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): April 23, 2019 (April 19, 2019)



Gladstone Land Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Maryland   001-35795   54-1892552
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

1521 Westbranch Drive, Suite 100, McLean, Virginia 22102

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(703) 287-5800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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



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Item 1.01.    Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On April 19, 2019, Gladstone Land Corporation (the “Company”) entered into two separate agreements of purchase and sale (collectively, the “Agreements”) with RTS Orchards, LLC (the “Seller”). The Agreements provide for the purchase of multiple parcels of irrigated farmland located in Fresno County, California (the “Property”) primarily consisting of pistachio orchards. The aggregate purchase price of the Property is expected to be approximately $70.0 million, subject to certain credits and debits as set forth in the Agreements.

The acquisition of the Property is subject to customary terms and conditions and termination rights for transactions of this type, including a due diligence inspection period for the Company. The transaction is expected to close through a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company’s operating partnership in two phases with the first phase to be completed during the three months ending September 30, 2019 and the second phase to be completed during the three months ending December 31, 2019. However, there can be no assurance that this prospective acquisition will be consummated by a certain time, or at all.

Certain statements in this filing, including, but not limited to, the Company’s ability to consummate the prospective acquisition, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements inherently involve certain risks and uncertainties, although they are based on the Company’s current plans that are believed to be reasonable as of the date of this filing. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.


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
April 23, 2019     By:   /s/ Lewis Parrish
      Lewis Parrish
      Chief Financial Officer