Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): March 6, 2021


GWG Holdings, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Commission File Number:   001-36615


Delaware   26-2222607
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


325 North St. Paul Street, Suite 2650, Dallas, TX 75201

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(612) 746-1944

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)  

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Shares   GWGH   Nasdaq Capital Markets


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company  


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.







Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On July 6, 2020, GWG Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a Current Report on Form 8-K disclosing that the Company was seeking to adopt an Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company (the “Amended Charter”) intended to provide a potential avenue to create additional organizational efficiencies for the Company while at the same time enabling the Company to grow its consolidated balance sheet in a prudent and sustainable manner, and in turn create additional potential value for the Company’s shareholders. On the same day, the Company also filed a Preliminary Information Statement on Schedule 14-C and a Registration Statement on Form S-4 related to the Amended Charter. A special committee of the Board was later created to consider a potential transaction under the Amended Charter.


On March 4, 2021, the Board determined not to proceed with the Amended Charter as a means of achieving the desired organizational efficiencies and financial goals and intends to find an alternative approach of achieving these goals. Consequently, the Company submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission a request to withdraw the Form S-4. A copy of the request is attached as Exhibit 99.1.


After determining not to pursue the Amended Charter, the Board of Directors of the Company voted to dissolve the special committee of the Board. On March 6, 2021, Messrs. McDowell, Fine and Bailey, the former members of the special committee of the Board, resigned as directors of the Company. These resignations were not due to any disagreement with the Company known to an executive officer of the Company on any matter relating to the operations, policies or practices of the Company.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Request for withdrawal of Registration Statement on Form S-4







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


Date:  March 11, 2021 By: /s/ Murray Holland
  Name: Murray Holland
  Title: Chief Executive Officer







Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Request for withdrawal of Registration Statement on Form S-4





Exhibit 99.1


March 11, 2021




United States Securities and Exchange Commission

Division of Corporation Finance

100 F Street, NE

Washington, DC 20549


Re: GWG Holdings, Inc.
  Request for Withdrawal of Registration Statement on Form S-4
  File No. 333-239690


Ladies and Gentlemen:


Pursuant to Rule 477 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), GWG Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) hereby respectfully requests that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) consent to the withdrawal, effective as of the date hereof, of the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-239690) together with all exhibits and amendments thereto (collectively, the “Registration Statement”) initially filed with the Commission on July 6, 2020.


The Company is withdrawing the Registration Statement because management is reevaluating the Company’s plans for accomplishing the objectives that were the subject of the transactions contemplated by the Registration Statement. The Registration Statement has not been declared effective by the Commission and the Company confirms that no securities have been sold pursuant to the Registration Statement. Accordingly, withdrawal of the Registration Statement is consistent with the public interest and the protection of investors, as provided for in paragraph (a) of Rule 477.


The Company acknowledges that no refund will be made for fees paid to the Commission in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement. However, the Company requests that all fees paid to the Commission in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement be credited for future use should the Company proceed with the filing of a subsequent registration statement meeting the requirements of Rule 457(p) promulgated under the Securities Act.


Should you have any questions regarding this request, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned at 214-445-4752 or tevans@gwgh.com.


Very truly yours,


GWG Holdings, Inc.


By: /s/ Timothy Evans  
  Timothy Evans
Chief Financial Officer