| FORM 8-K: SMARTSTOP SELF STORAGE FILES CURRENT REPORT
US Fed News, September 8, 2014 Monday 1:43 PM EST
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 -- SmartStop Self Storage Inc., Ladera Ranch, Calif., files Form 8-K (current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on Sept. 5. State or other jurisdiction of incorporation: Maryland Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. On September 4, 2014, SmartStop Self Storage, Inc. (formerly known as Strategic Storage Trust, Inc.) (the "Registrant") and the Registrant's operating partnership, SmartStop Self Storage Operating Partnership, L.P. (formerly known as Strategic Storage Operating Partnership, L.P.) (the "Operating Partnership"), entered into a series of transactions, agreements, and amendments to the Registrant's existing agreements and arrangements (such agreements and amendments hereinafter referred to collectively as the "Self Administration and Investment Management Transaction"), with Strategic Storage Holdings, LLC ("SSH") and the Registrant's advisor, Strategic Storage Advisor, LLC (the "Advisor"), pursuant to which, effective as of August 31, 2014, the Registrant acquired the self storage advisory, asset management, property management and investment management businesses of SSH. SSH is the sole member of the Advisor and Strategic Storage Property Management, LLC (the "Property Manager"). The Advisor had been responsible for, among other things, managing the Registrant's affairs on a day-to-day basis and identifying and making acquisitions and investments on the Registrant's behalf. As a result of the Self Administration and Investment Management Transaction, the Registrant is now self-managed, succeeds to the advisory, asset management and property management arrangements with two additional REITs, Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc.