Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent Events


On March 26, 2020, the Company approved restricted share awards under the Plan to certain of its officers and employees in the aggregate amount of 28,755 shares, of which 15,025 shares are performance-based grants and the remainder of the shares are time-based grants. Between 0% and 200% of these shares will be earned based on achievement of the AFFO and SSRG goals in 2020, and the shares which are earned will remain subject to quarterly vesting during the remaining four-year time vesting period. Dividends paid by the Company prior to the determination of how many shares are earned will be retained by the Company and released only with respect to earned shares. If a Change in Control (as defined in the Plan) occurs during 2020, the number of shares earned will equal the greater of the number of shares granted and the number of shares which would have been earned based on the AFFO and SSRG through the date of the Change in Control. If following a Change in Control, a grantee is terminated by the Company without Cause or by the grantee with Good Reason (as each is defined in the Plan), all unvested restricted shares will fully vest.

On March 2, 2020, the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.065 per common share payable on March 31, 2020 to stockholders of record as of March 16, 2020.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) as a pandemic, and on March 13, 2020 the United States declared a national emergency with respect to COVID-19. The outbreak of COVID-19 has severely impacted global economic activity and caused significant volatility and negative pressure in financial markets. The global impact of the outbreak has been rapidly evolving and many countries, including the United States, have reacted by instituting quarantines, mandating business and school closures and restricting travel. Such actions are creating disruption in global supply chains, and adversely impacting a number of industries, such as transportation, hospitality and entertainment. The outbreak could have a continued adverse impact on economic and market conditions and trigger a period of global economic slowdown. The rapid development and fluidity of this situation precludes any prediction as to the ultimate adverse impact of COVID-19. Nevertheless, COVID-19 presents material uncertainty and risk with respect to the to the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows, such as the potential negative impact to occupancy at its properties, financing arrangements, increased costs of operations, changes in law and/or regulation, and uncertainty regarding government and regulatory policy. Accordingly, the Company cannot predict the extent to which its financial condition and results of operations will be affected at this time.