Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 7, 2018





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland (American Homes 4 Rent)

Delaware (American Homes 4 Rent, L.P.)







(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


30601 Agoura Road, Suite 200

Agoura Hills, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (805) 413-5300

Not Applicable

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



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Item 1.01. Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On February 7, 2018, American Homes 4 Rent, L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”) completed the previously announced offering of $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.250% Senior Notes due 2028 (the “Notes”).

In connection with the issuance of the Notes, the Operating Partnership entered into an Indenture, dated as of February 7, 2018 (the “Base Indenture”), between the Operating Partnership, as issuer, and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 7, 2018 (the “Supplemental Indenture” and, together with the Base Indenture, the “Indenture”), among the Operating Partnership, American Residential Properties OP, L.P., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Operating Partnership (the “Subsidiary Guarantor”), and the Trustee.

The Notes bear interest at a rate of 4.250% per annum accruing from February 7, 2018. Interest on the Notes is payable semi-annually on February 15 and August 15 of each year, commencing August 15, 2018. The Notes will mature on February 15, 2028. The Notes are the Operating Partnership’s unsecured and unsubordinated obligations and will rank equally in right of payment with all of the Operating Partnership’s existing and future unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness.

The Notes will initially be guaranteed by the Subsidiary Guarantor, but such guarantee will be automatically released at the time that the Subsidiary Guarantor no longer guarantees the Operating Partnership’s revolving credit facility. Under limited circumstances, the Indenture will require certain of the Operating Partnership’s other subsidiaries and American Homes 4 Rent (the “Company”) to guarantee the Notes in the future if, and for so long as, such subsidiary or the Company, as the case may be, guarantees the Operating Partnership’s obligations under its revolving credit facility.

The Operating Partnership may redeem the Notes in whole at any time or in part from time to time, at the applicable make-whole redemption price specified in the Indenture. If the Notes are redeemed on or after November 15, 2027 (three months prior to the maturity date), the redemption price will be equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but not including, the redemption date.

The Indenture contains certain covenants that, among other things, limit the ability of the Operating Partnership, subject to exceptions, to incur secured and unsecured indebtedness and to consummate a merger, consolidation or sale of all or substantially all of its assets. In addition, the Indenture requires the Operating Partnership to maintain total unencumbered assets of at least 150% of total unsecured indebtedness. These covenants are subject to a number of important exceptions and qualifications. The Indenture also provides for customary events of default which, if any of them occurs, would permit or require the principal of and accrued interest on the Notes to become due and payable.

The foregoing description is a summary of the terms of the Indenture and the Notes and does not purport to be a complete statement of the parties’ rights and obligations thereunder. The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Base Indenture and the Supplemental Indenture (including the form of Notes), copies of which are attached as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.

The offering was made pursuant to an automatic shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 1, 2017 (File No. 333-221878), a base prospectus, dated December 1, 2017, included as part of the registration statement, and a prospectus supplement, dated January 31, 2018, filed by the Operating Partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of the Registrant.

The information set forth above under Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.



  4.1    Indenture, dated as of February 7, 2018, between American Homes 4 Rent, L.P. and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee
  4.2    First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 7, 2018, among American Homes 4 Rent, L.P., American Residential Properties OP, L.P. and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee



Form of Global Note representing the Notes (included in Exhibit  4.2)



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: February 7, 2018






 /s/ Stephanie Heim

      Stephanie Heim
      Executive Vice President – Counsel

Date: February 7, 2018



  American Homes 4 Rent, its general partner



 /s/ Stephanie Heim

      Stephanie Heim
      Executive Vice President – Counsel