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Griffin Capital Essential Asset Reit, Inc. (1456016) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Friday, February 15, 2019

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CIK: 1456016


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 8-K
 
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 15, 2019
 

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 


Commission File Number: 000-54377
 
MD 
 
26-3335705
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
Griffin Capital Plaza, 1520 E. Grand Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
 
(310) 469-6100
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 

None
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


 
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Item 8.01.    Other Events
Reinstatement of the Distribution Reinvestment Plan
On December 12, 2018, the Registrant's board of directors approved the temporary suspension of the Registrant's distribution reinvestment plan ("DRP") in connection with the proposed mergers pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of December 14, 2018, by and among Registrant, Globe Merger Sub, LLC, Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II, Inc. and certain of their respective affiliates (the "Mergers"), as previously disclosed in the Registrant's filings.
On February 15, 2019, the Registrant's board of directors determined it was in the best interests of the Registrant to reinstate the DRP effective with the February distribution to be paid on or around March 1, 2019. Stockholders previously enrolled in the DRP will automatically be reinstated to the DRP unless they instruct the Registrant otherwise by placing a call to Investor Services for the Registrant at (888) 926-2688. Stockholders who were not previously enrolled in the DRP can obtain the proper forms for enrollment in the DRP at www.griffincapital.com.





Signature(s)
 
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.

 
 
Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc.
 
 
 
Date: February 19, 2019
By:
/s/ Howard S. Hirsch
 
 
Howard S. Hirsch
 
 
Chief Legal Officer









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CIK: 1456016
Form Type: 8-K Corporate News
Accession Number: 0001456016-19-000018
Submitted to the SEC: Tue Feb 19 2019 12:41:38 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Tue Feb 19 2019
Period: Friday, February 15, 2019
Industry: Real Estate Investment Trusts
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