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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): December 10, 2021
VECTOR GROUP LTD.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
1-5759   65-0949535
(Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
     
4400 Biscayne Boulevard Miami Florida   33137
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

(305) 579-8000
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities Registered Pursuant to 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class: Trading Name of each exchange
Symbol(s) on which registered:
Common stock, par value $0.10 per share VGR New York Stock Exchange
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 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

Spin-off of Douglas Elliman, Inc.

On December 10, 2021, Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE: VGR) (the “Company”) announced that its board of directors has approved the spin-off of Douglas Elliman Inc. (“Douglas Elliman”), which is expected to be completed in late-Decemeber.

Upon completion of the spin-off, Vector Group will operate the tobacco segment of its business, which includes the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States through Vector Group’s subsidiaries Liggett Group LLC and Vector Tobacco Inc., while also continuing to own interests in numerous properties and real estate projects across the United States. Douglas Elliman will own and operate the real estate services and property technology (“PropTech”) investment business currently owned and operated by Vector Group through its subsidiary New Valley, LLC, and will be capitalized with approximately $200 million in net cash and cash equivalents.

A copy of the press release related to the spin-off of Douglas Elliman is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information furnished under Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any of the Company’s filings under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof and regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings, except to the extent expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements, which involve risk and uncertainties. The words “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “plan,” or “continue” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The Company’s actual results could differ significantly from the results discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences in results and outcomes include, without limitation, those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. The Company undertakes no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any obligation to) revise or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events, or otherwise (except as may be required by law), in order to reflect any event or circumstance which may arise after the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Exhibit Index

(c)Exhibit.

Exhibit No.   Exhibit
 
Press release issued by Vector Group Ltd. on December 10, 2021, announcing the approval of spin-off of Douglas Elliman Inc.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).




SIGNATURE
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.

  VECTOR GROUP LTD.
 
By: /s/ J. Bryant Kirkland III  
    J. Bryant Kirkland III 
    Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer 
Date: December 10, 2021


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