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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): July 6, 2020

 

ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Maryland  1-12993  95-4502084
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

26 North Euclid Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (626) 578-0777

 

 

 

N/A

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

 

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:

 

¨Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which
registered
Common Stock, $.01 par value per share ARE 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 8.01Other Events

 

On July 6, 2020, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into (a) forward sale agreements with each of Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”), Bank of America, N.A. (“BofA”), Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (“Goldman Sachs”), and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, (“JPMC”), and (b) an underwriting agreement by and among the Company, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (“CGMI”) (in its capacity as an agent and affiliate of Citibank, as forward purchaser), BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofA Securities”) (in its capacity as an agent and affiliate of BofA, as forward purchaser), Goldman Sachs, and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (“J.P. Morgan Securities”) (in its capacity as an agent and affiliate of JPMC, as forward purchaser), each in its capacity as a forward seller, and CGMI, BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs, and J.P. Morgan Securities, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (collectively, the “Underwriters”), relating to the issuance and sale of up to 6,900,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a public offering price of $160.50 per share, including an option to purchase up to 900,000 additional shares of the Company’s common stock. On July 7, 2020, the Underwriters exercised the option to purchase an additional 900,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, and the Company entered into amendments to each of the forward sale agreements relating to the exercise of the option, each dated July 8, 2020.  The sale of shares closed on July 9, 2020.

 

All shares were offered by the Company pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the underwriting agreement, the forward sale agreements, and the amendments to the forward sale agreements are attached as exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference. The summary set forth above is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibits.

 

On July 6, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the offer of its common stock.  A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

 

On July 6, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of its common stock.  A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2.

 

On July 9, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the public offering of 6,900,000 shares of common stock.  A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.3.

 

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d)          Exhibits

 

1.1Underwriting Agreement, dated July 6, 2020, by and among the Company, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (“CGMI”) (in its capacity as an agent and affiliate of Citibank, N.A., as forward purchaser), BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofA Securities”) (in its capacity as an agent and affiliate of Bank of America, N.A., as forward purchaser), Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (“Goldman Sachs”), and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (“J.P. Morgan Securities”) (in its capacity as an agent and affiliate of JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as forward purchaser), each in its capacity as a forward seller, and CGMI, BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs, and J.P. Morgan Securities, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein.

 

1.2Confirmation of Registered Forward Transaction, dated July 6, 2020, by and between the Company and Citibank, N.A.

 

1.3Confirmation of Registered Forward Transaction, dated July 6, 2020, by and between the Company and Bank of America, N.A.

 

1.4Confirmation of Registered Forward Transaction, dated July 6, 2020, by and between the Company and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC.

 

1.5Confirmation of Registered Forward Transaction, dated July 6, 2020, by and between the Company and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association.

 

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1.6Amendment to Confirmation of Registered Forward Transaction, dated July 8, 2020, by and between the Company and Citibank, N.A.

 

1.7Amendment to Confirmation of Registered Forward Transaction, dated July 8, 2020, by and between the Company and Bank of America, N.A.

 

1.8Amendment to Confirmation of Registered Forward Transaction, dated July 8, 2020, by and between the Company and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC.

 

1.9Amendment to Confirmation of Registered Forward Transaction, dated July 8, 2020, by and between the Company and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association.

 

5.1Opinion of Venable LLP.

 

8.1Tax Opinion of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

 

23.1Consent of Venable LLP (included in opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1).

 

23.2Consent of Morrison & Foerster LLP (included in opinion filed as Exhibit 8.1).

 

99.1Press Release, dated July 6, 2020.

 

99.2Press Release, dated July 6, 2020.

 

99.3Press Release, dated July 9, 2020.

 

104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the online XBRL document).

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.

 

 

Date: July 9, 2020 By: /s/ Dean A. Shigenaga
      Dean A. Shigenaga
Co-President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

EX-1.1 2 tm2024124d5_ex1-1.htm EXHIBIT 1.1

Exhibit 1.1

 

EXECUTION VERSION

 

ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.

 

6,000,000 Shares of Common Stock

($0.01 Par Value)

 

UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT

 

July 6, 2020

 

 

 

 

UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT

 

July 6, 2020

 

CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.

BOFA SECURITIES, INC.

GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC

J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC

as Representatives of the several Underwriters

named in Schedule A

 

c/o Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

390 Greenwich Street

New York, New York 10013

 

c/o BofA Securities, Inc.

One Bryant Park

New York, New York 10036

 

c/o Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

200 West Street

New York, New York 10282

 

c/o J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

383 Madison Avenue

New York, New York 10179

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the "Company"), and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. ("CGMI") (in its capacity as an agent and affiliate of Citibank, N.A. ("Citibank"), as Forward Purchaser (as defined below)), Bank of America, N.A. ("BofA"), Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC ("Goldman Sachs"), and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association ("JPMC," together with CGMI, BofA and Goldman Sachs, in their capacities as sellers of Shares (as defined below) hereunder, the "Forward Sellers"), at the Company's request in connection with (i) the letter agreement dated the date hereof between the Company and Citibank, (ii) the letter agreement dated the date hereof between the Company and BofA, (iii) the letter agreement dated the date hereof between the Company and Goldman Sachs and (iv) the letter agreement dated the date hereof between the Company and JPMC (each such letter agreement, a "Forward Sale Agreement" and, together, the "Forward Sale Agreements," and Citibank, BofA, Goldman Sachs and JPMC in their capacities as counterparties under their respective Forward Sale Agreements, the "Forward Purchasers") relating to the forward sale by the Company, subject to the Company's right to elect Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement (as such terms are defined in such Forward Sale Agreements), of a number of shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company ("Common Stock") equal to the number of Borrowed Firm Shares (as defined below) sold by each of the Forward Sellers pursuant to this Agreement, confirm their respective agreements with CGMI, BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (collectively, the "Representatives") and each of the other Underwriters named in Schedule A hereto (together with the Representatives, collectively, the "Underwriters") with respect to (i) the sale by the Forward Sellers, acting severally and not jointly, and the purchase by the Underwriters, acting severally and not jointly, of an aggregate of 6,000,000 shares of Common Stock (the "Borrowed Firm Shares") and (ii) the grant to the Underwriters, acting severally and not jointly, of the option described in Section 1 hereof to purchase all or any part of 900,000 additional shares of Common Stock (the "Additional Shares").

  

 

 

 

Any Additional Shares sold to the Underwriters by the Forward Sellers pursuant to Section 1 hereof upon exercise of the option described therein are herein referred to as the "Borrowed Additional Shares." Any Additional Shares sold to the Underwriters by the Company pursuant to Section 1 hereof upon exercise of such option and any Company Top-Up Additional Shares (as defined in Section 11(a) hereof) are herein referred to as the "Company Additional Shares." The Borrowed Firm Shares and the Company Top-Up Firm Shares (as defined in Section 11(a) hereof) are herein referred to collectively as the "Firm Shares." The Company Top-Up Firm Shares and the Company Additional Shares are herein referred to collectively as the "Company Shares." The Borrowed Firm Shares and the Borrowed Additional Shares are herein referred to collectively as the "Borrowed Shares." The Borrowed Shares and the Company Shares are herein referred to as the "Shares." The Shares are described in the Prospectus which is referred to below. References herein to the "Forward Sale Agreements" are to the initial Forward Sale Agreements and/or the Additional Forward Sale Agreements as the context requires.

 

The Company has prepared and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") an automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-222136) including the related preliminary prospectus or prospectuses, which registration statement became effective upon filing under Rule 462(e) of the rules and regulations of the Commission (the "1933 Act Regulations") under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Such registration statement covers the registration of the Shares under the Securities Act and the 1933 Act Regulations. Promptly after execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Company will prepare and file a prospectus (the "final prospectus") in accordance with the provisions of Rule 430B ("Rule 430B") and Rule 424(b) ("Rule 424(b)") of the 1933 Act Regulations. Any information included in such prospectus that was omitted from such registration statement at the time it became effective but that is deemed to be part of and included in such registration statement pursuant to Rule 430B is referred to as "Rule 430B Information." Each prospectus used in connection with the offering of the Shares that omitted Rule 430B Information is herein called a "preliminary prospectus." Such registration statement, at any given time, including the amendments thereto to such time, the exhibits and any schedules thereto at such time, the documents incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the Securities Act at such time and the documents otherwise deemed to be a part thereof or included therein by virtue of the application of the 1933 Act Regulations, is herein called the "Registration Statement." The Registration Statement at the time it originally became effective is herein called the "Original Registration Statement." The final prospectus in the form first furnished to the Underwriters for use in connection with the offering of the Shares, including the documents incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the Securities Act as of the Applicable Time (as defined below) and any preliminary prospectuses that form a part thereof, is herein called the "Prospectus." For purposes of this Agreement, all references to the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus, the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement to any of the foregoing shall be deemed to include the copy filed with the Commission pursuant to its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system ("EDGAR"). The parties hereto agree as follows:

 

1.                   Sale and Purchase. Upon the basis of the warranties and representations and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth, each Forward Seller (with respect to the Borrowed Firm Shares) and the Company (with respect to any Company Top-Up Firm Shares), severally and not jointly, agrees to sell to the Underwriters, and each Underwriter agrees, severally and not jointly, to purchase from the Forward Sellers (with respect to the Borrowed Firm Shares) and the Company (with respect to any Company Top-Up Firm Shares), at a purchase price of $154.08 (the "Purchase Price") per Firm Share, the number of Firm Shares set forth in Schedule A hereto opposite the name of such Underwriter. The obligations of the Forward Sellers to sell the Borrowed Firm Shares under this Agreement are several and not joint. Each Forward Seller's obligations extend solely to the respective number of Borrowed Firm Shares set forth opposite the name of such Forward Seller in Schedule A hereto under the heading "Number of Borrowed Firm Shares To Be Sold," in each case, at the Purchase Price.

 

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In addition, the several Underwriters shall have the option to purchase pursuant to clause (A) or clause (B) below as applicable, severally and not jointly, ratably in accordance with the number of Firm Shares to be purchased by each of them, all or a portion of the Additional Shares at the Purchase Price. This option may be exercised by the Underwriters at any time (but not more than once) on or before the thirtieth day following the date hereof, by written notice to the Company and the Forward Sellers. Such notice shall set forth the aggregate number of Additional Shares as to which the option is being exercised and the date and time when the Additional Shares are to be delivered (such date and time being herein referred to as the "additional time of purchase"); provided, however, that the additional time of purchase shall not be (i) earlier than the time of purchase (as defined below) or (ii) unless otherwise agreed to by the Company, the Forward Sellers and the Underwriters, earlier than the second or later than the tenth Business Day after the date on which the option shall have been exercised. As used herein "Business Day" shall mean a day on which the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") is open for trading or commercial banks in the City of New York are open for business.

 

Following delivery of an exercise notice:

 

(A) The Company may, in its sole discretion, within one Business Day after such notice is given, execute and deliver to the Forward Sellers additional letter agreements between the Company and the Forward Purchasers (the "Additional Forward Sale Agreements") relating to the forward sale by the Company, subject to the Company's right to elect Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement (as such terms are defined in such Additional Forward Sale Agreements), of a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the aggregate number of Additional Shares being purchased by the Underwriters from the Forward Sellers pursuant to the exercise of such option, on terms substantially similar to the initial Forward Sale Agreements, mutatis mutandis, as agreed by the parties. Upon the Company's execution and delivery to the Forward Sellers of such Additional Forward Sale Agreements, the Forward Purchasers shall promptly execute and deliver such Additional Forward Sale Agreements to the Company, and upon such execution and delivery to the Company, upon the basis of the warranties and representations and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth, each Forward Seller (or, in the case of any Company Top-Up Additional Shares, the Company), severally and not jointly, hereby agrees to sell to the several Underwriters such number of Additional Shares at the Purchase Price. The obligations of the Forward Sellers to sell the Borrowed Additional Shares under this Agreement are several and not joint. Each Forward Seller's obligations extend solely to its portion of the number of Borrowed Additional Shares, which portion shall be determined based on the ratio of the number set forth opposite the name of such Forward Seller in Schedule A hereto under the heading "Maximum Number of Borrowed Additional Shares To Be Sold," to the aggregate of the numbers set forth under such heading for all Forward Sellers (rounded as necessary to avoid fractional shares) in each case, at the Purchase Price.

 

(B) If the Company does not timely execute and deliver the Additional Forward Sale Agreements pursuant to clause (A) above, then, upon the basis of the warranties and representations and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth, the Company agrees to sell to the several Underwriters the aggregate number of Additional Shares with respect to which the option is being exercised at the Purchase Price.

 

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If (i) any of the representations and warranties of the Company contained herein or any certificate delivered by the Company pursuant hereto are not true and correct as of the time of purchase or any additional time of purchase, as the case may be, as if made as of the time of purchase or such additional time of purchase, (ii) the Company has not performed all of the obligations required to be performed by it under this Agreement on or prior to the time of purchase or such additional time of purchase, (iii) any of the conditions set forth in Section 7 hereof have not been satisfied on or prior to the time of purchase or such additional time of purchase, (iv) this Agreement shall have been terminated pursuant to Section 8 hereof on or prior to the time of purchase or such additional time of purchase or the time of purchase or such additional time of purchase shall not have occurred, (v) any of the conditions set forth in Paragraph 7(a) of the initial Forward Sale Agreements (or the equivalent section of the Additional Forward Sale Agreements) shall not have been satisfied on or prior to the time of purchase or such additional time of purchase or (vi) any of the representations and warranties of the Company contained in the Forward Sale Agreements are not true and correct as of the time of purchase or such additional time of purchase as if made as of the time of purchase or such additional time of purchase (clauses (i) through (vi), together, the "Conditions"), then each of the Forward Sellers, in its sole discretion, may elect not to (or in the case of clause (iv), will not) borrow and deliver for sale to the Underwriters the Borrowed Shares otherwise deliverable on such date. In addition, in the event a Forward Seller determines in good faith and a commercially reasonable manner that (A) in connection with establishing its commercially reasonable hedge position such Forward Seller is unable to borrow and deliver for sale under this Agreement a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the number of Borrowed Shares to be sold by it hereunder, or (B) it would be impracticable for such Forward Seller to do so or it would incur a stock loan cost of more than 200 basis points per annum with respect to all or any portion of such shares to do so, then, in each case, such Forward Seller shall only be required to deliver for sale to the Underwriters at the time of purchase or any additional time of purchase, as the case may be, the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock that such Forward Seller or its affiliate is able to so borrow in connection with establishing its commercially reasonable hedge position at or below such cost.

 

If a Forward Seller elects, pursuant to the preceding paragraph not to borrow and deliver for sale to the Underwriters at the time of purchase or any additional time of purchase, as the case may be, the total number of Borrowed Shares to be sold by it hereunder, such Forward Seller will use its commercially reasonable efforts to notify the Company no later than 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the Business Day prior to the time of purchase or such additional time of purchase. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in no event will the Company be required to issue or deliver any Company Shares prior to the Business Day following notice to the Company of the relevant number of Shares so deliverable in accordance with this paragraph.

 

2.                Payment and Delivery of Firm Shares. Delivery of the Firm Shares to the Underwriters through the facilities of the Depository Trust Company ("DTC") for the account of the Underwriters shall be made against payment of the purchase price for the Firm Shares by or on behalf of the Underwriters to the Forward Sellers (with respect to the Borrowed Firm Shares) or to the Company (with respect to any Company Top-Up Firm Shares) by federal funds wire transfer. Such payment and delivery shall be made at 11:00 A.M., New York City time, on July 9, 2020 (unless another time shall be agreed to by the Underwriters and the Forward Sellers or the Company, as applicable). The time at which such payment and delivery of the Firm Shares are actually made is herein called the "time of purchase." The Firm Shares shall be delivered to the Underwriters, through the facilities of DTC, in book-entry form in such names and in such denominations as the Underwriters shall specify no later than the second Business Day preceding the time of purchase.

 

3.                Payment and Delivery of Additional Shares. Payment of the purchase price for the Additional Shares shall be made at the additional time of purchase by or on behalf of the Underwriters to the Forward Sellers (with respect to the Borrowed Additional Shares) or to the Company (with respect to any Company Additional Shares) by federal funds wire transfer. The Additional Shares shall be delivered to the Underwriters, through the facilities of DTC, in book-entry form in such names and in such denominations as the Underwriters shall specify no later than the second Business Day preceding the additional time of purchase.

 

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4.                Representations and Warranties.

 

The Company represents and warrants to each Underwriter, each Forward Seller and each Forward Purchaser as of the date hereof, as of the Applicable Time referred to in Section 4(b) hereof, and as of the time of purchase provided in Section 2 hereof, as follows:

 

(a)             Status as a Well-Known Seasoned Issuer. (A) At the time of filing the Original Registration Statement, (B) at the time of the most recent amendment thereto for the purposes of complying with Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act (whether such amendment was by post-effective amendment, incorporated report filed pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act or form of prospectus), (C) at the time the Company or any person acting on its behalf (within the meaning, for this clause only, of Rule 163(c) of the 1933 Act Regulations) made any offer relating to the Shares in reliance on the exemption of Rule 163 of the 1933 Act Regulations and (D) at the date hereof, the Company was and is a "well-known seasoned issuer" as defined in Rule 405 of the 1933 Act Regulations ("Rule 405"), including not having been and not being an "ineligible issuer" as defined in Rule 405. The Registration Statement is an "automatic shelf registration statement," as defined in Rule 405, and the Shares, since their registration on the Registration Statement, have been and remain eligible for registration by the Company on a Rule 405 "automatic shelf registration statement". The Company has not received from the Commission any notice pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) of the 1933 Act Regulations objecting to the use of the automatic shelf registration statement form;

 

(b)             The Original Registration Statement became effective upon filing under Rule 462(e) of the 1933 Act Regulations ("Rule 462(e)") on December 18, 2017, and any post-effective amendment thereto also became effective upon filing under Rule 462(e). No stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement has been issued under the Securities Act and no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or are pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, are contemplated by the Commission, and any request on the part of the Commission for additional information has been complied with.

 

Any offer that is a written communication relating to the Shares made prior to the filing of the Original Registration Statement by the Company or any person acting on its behalf (within the meaning, for this paragraph only, of Rule 163(c) of the 1933 Act Regulations) has been filed with the Commission in accordance with the exemption provided by Rule 163 of the 1933 Act Regulations ("Rule 163") and otherwise complied with the requirements of Rule 163, including without limitation the legending requirement, to qualify such offer for the exemption from Section 5(c) of the Securities Act provided by Rule 163.

 

At the respective times the Original Registration Statement and each amendment thereto became effective, at each deemed effective date with respect to the Underwriters pursuant to Rule 430B(f)(2) of the 1933 Act Regulations and at the time of purchase, the Registration Statement complied and will comply as to form in all material respects with the requirements of the Securities Act and the 1933 Act Regulations, and did not and will not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading; provided, however, that this representation and warranty shall not apply to any statements or omissions made in reliance upon and in conformity with the information concerning the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers, respectively, furnished in writing to the Company by such respective entities expressly for use therein.

 

Neither the Prospectus nor any amendments or supplements thereto, at the time the Prospectus or any such amendment or supplement was issued and at the time of purchase, included or will include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or will omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that this representation and warranty shall not apply to any statements or omissions made in reliance upon and in conformity with the information concerning the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers, respectively, furnished in writing to the Company by such respective entities expressly for use therein.

 

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Each preliminary prospectus (including the prospectus or prospectuses filed as part of the Original Registration Statement or any amendment thereto) complied as to form when so filed in all material respects with the Securities Act and the 1933 Act Regulations and each preliminary prospectus and the Prospectus delivered to the Underwriters for use in connection with this offering was identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T.

 

As of the Applicable Time (as defined below), none of (i) any Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectus (as defined below) issued at or prior to the Applicable Time, and the Statutory Prospectus (as defined below) and the information included on Schedule B hereto, all considered together (collectively, the "General Disclosure Package") nor (ii) any individual Issuer Limited Use Free Writing Prospectus (as defined below), nor (iii) the Information 8-K (as defined below) when considered together with the General Disclosure Package, included any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that this representation and warranty shall not apply to any statements or omissions made in reliance upon and in conformity with the information concerning the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers, respectively, furnished in writing to the Company by such respective entities expressly for use therein.

 

The Company acknowledges that no information has been provided by the Forward Purchasers or the Forward Sellers for inclusion in the Registration Statement, the Prospectus, the General Disclosure Package, any individual Issuer Limited Use Free Writing Prospectus or the Information 8-K.

 

As used in this subsection and elsewhere in this Agreement:

 

"Applicable Time" means 6:45 p.m., New York City time, on July 6, 2020 or such other time as agreed by the Company and the Forward Sellers, as applicable, and the Underwriters.

 

"Information 8-K" means the Company's current report on Form 8-K, if any, filed with the Commission on or after the date hereof filing earnings guidance updated from the guidance included in the Company's April 27, 2020 earnings press release specifically to reflect the issuance of the Shares.

 

"Issuer Free Writing Prospectus" means any "issuer free writing prospectus," as defined in Rule 433 of the 1933 Act Regulations ("Rule 433"), relating to the Shares that (i) is required to be filed with the Commission by the Company, (ii) is a road show that is a written communication within the meaning of Rule 433(d)(8)(i), whether or not required to be filed with the Commission, or (iii) is exempt from filing pursuant to Rule 433(d)(5)(i) because it contains a description of the Shares or of the offering that does not reflect the final terms, in each case in the form filed or required to be filed with the Commission or, if not required to be filed, in the form retained in the Company's records pursuant to Rule 433(g).

 

"Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectus" means any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is intended for general distribution to prospective investors, as evidenced by its being specified in Schedule C hereto.

 

"Issuer Limited Use Free Writing Prospectus" means any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is not an Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectus.

 

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"Statutory Prospectus" as of any time means the prospectus relating to the Shares that is included in the Registration Statement immediately prior to that time, including any document incorporated by reference therein and any preliminary or other prospectus deemed to be a part thereof.

 

(c)             Any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, as of its issue date and at all subsequent times through the completion of the public offer and sale of the Shares or until any earlier date that the Company notified or notifies the Representatives, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers, did not, does not and will not include any information that conflicted, conflicts or will conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, including any document incorporated by reference therein and any preliminary or other prospectus deemed to be a part thereof that has not been superseded or modified and the Company has not made any prior offer relating to the Shares that would constitute an "issuer free writing prospectus" as defined in Rule 433, or that would otherwise constitute a "free writing prospectus" as defined in Rule 405, required to be filed with the Commission;

 

(d)             The documents incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and Prospectus, at the time they were or hereafter are filed with the Commission, as the case may be, and the Information 8-K conformed in all material respects to the requirements of the Securities Act and the 1933 Act Regulations or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (the "1934 Act Regulations"), as applicable, and when read together with the information in the Prospectus (1) at the time the Original Registration Statement became effective, (2) at the earlier of the time the Prospectus was issued and first used and the date and time of the first contract of sale of Shares in this offering and (3) at the time of purchase, none of such documents contained an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading; provided, however, that this representation and warranty shall not apply to any statements or omissions made in reliance upon and in conformity with information concerning the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers, respectively, furnished in writing to the Company by such respective entities expressly for use therein;

 

(e)             Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has sustained since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, except as otherwise stated therein, any loss or interference with its business from fire, explosion, flood or other calamity, whether or not covered by insurance, or from any labor dispute or court or governmental action, order or decree, otherwise than as set forth or contemplated in the Registration Statement, that singly or in the aggregate could be reasonably expected to have a material adverse effect, in or affecting the general affairs, management, financial position, stockholders' equity or results of operations of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole (a "Material Adverse Effect"); and, since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, there has not been any change in the capital stock or long-term debt of the Company or any subsidiary of the Company that constitutes a "significant subsidiary" as defined in Rule 1-02 of Regulation S-X (each such significant subsidiary, a "Subsidiary"), or any Material Adverse Effect or any development involving a Material Adverse Effect, in any such case, otherwise than as set forth or contemplated in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus;

 

(f)              The Company and its subsidiaries have good and marketable title in fee simple to all real property (other than as specifically described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus) and good and marketable title to all personal property owned by them, in each case free and clear of all liens, encumbrances and defects, except for the related mortgage indebtedness described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and such other liens, encumbrances and defects as are described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or such as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and do not materially interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property by the Company and its subsidiaries; and any real property and buildings held under lease (other than ground leases) by the Company and its subsidiaries that are described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus are held by them under valid, subsisting and enforceable leases with such exceptions as are not material and do not materially interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property and buildings by the Company and its subsidiaries;

 

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(g)             The Company has been duly incorporated and is validly existing as a corporation under the laws of the State of Maryland and is in good standing with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland (the "SDAT") under the laws of the State of Maryland, with power and authority (corporate and other) to own its properties and other assets and conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement, and has been duly qualified as a foreign corporation for the transaction of business and is in good standing under the laws of each other jurisdiction in which it owns or leases properties or conducts any business so as to require such qualification, or is subject to no material liability or disability by reason of the failure to be so qualified in any such jurisdiction; each subsidiary of the Company has been duly organized and is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of organization; each Subsidiary and its jurisdiction of organization is set forth on Schedule 4(g) hereto; each of the Company's subsidiaries has power and authority (corporate and other) to own its properties and other assets and conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, and has been duly qualified as a foreign corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity, as the case may be, for the transaction of business and is in good standing under the laws of each other jurisdiction in which it owns or leases properties or conducts any business so as to require such qualification, or is subject to no material liability or disability by reason of the failure to be so qualified in any such jurisdiction;

 

(h)             The Company has an authorized, issued and outstanding capitalization as set forth in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, and all of the issued and outstanding shares of stock of the Company have been duly and validly authorized and issued, are fully paid and non-assessable and conform to the description of the stock contained in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under the heading "Description of Stock" or in the documents incorporated by reference into the Prospectus; and all of the issued shares of capital stock, partnership interests or membership interests of each subsidiary of the Company have been duly and validly authorized and issued, are fully paid and non-assessable and (except for directors' qualifying shares) are owned directly or indirectly by the Company, free and clear of all liens, encumbrances, equities or claims, except such as are described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or such as do not materially interfere with the ownership thereof by the Company and its subsidiaries in each case, except as would not have a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(i)            The Company Shares, if any, to be issued and sold by the Company to the Underwriters hereunder and the shares of Common Stock to be delivered by the Company under the Forward Sale Agreements (the "Forward Shares") have been duly and validly authorized and, when issued and delivered against payment therefor as provided herein or under any Forward Sale Agreement, as applicable, will be duly and validly issued and fully paid and non-assessable, will conform to the description of the Common Stock contained in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and will not be subject to any preemptive rights of any security holder of the Company; no holder of Shares will be subject to personal liability by reason of being such a holder; except as set forth in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the issuance, sale or offering of the Company Shares and the Forward Shares by the Company will not give rise to any options to purchase, or any preemptive or other rights or warrants to subscribe for, or any obligations or commitments of the Company to issue, sell, convert, exchange or register with the Commission any shares of stock, warrants, convertible securities or obligations of the Company or any shares of stock of or membership interests or partnership interests in any subsidiary or any such warrants, convertible securities or obligations; a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the aggregate of the maximum Share Cap (as such term is defined in the Forward Sale Agreements) under each Forward Sale Agreement have been duly authorized for issuance under the Forward Sale Agreements, and, when issued and delivered by the Company to the Forward Purchasers pursuant to the Forward Sale Agreements against payment of any consideration required to be paid by the Forward Purchasers pursuant to the terms of the Forward Sale Agreements will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable;

 

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(j)            The issue and sale of any Company Shares and any Forward Shares by the Company and the compliance by the Company with all of the provisions of this Agreement and the Forward Sale Agreements and the consummation of the transactions herein contemplated will not (i) conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is bound or to which any of the property or assets of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is subject, except for such conflicts, breaches, violations or defaults that could not be reasonably expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (ii) result in any violation of the provisions of the charter or bylaws of the Company or (iii) result in any violation of any statute or any order, rule or regulation of any court or governmental agency or body having jurisdiction over the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any of their properties, except for such violations that could not be reasonably expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; and no consent, approval, authorization, order, registration or qualification of or filing with any such court or governmental agency or body is required for the issuance and sale of the Company Shares and the Forward Shares or the consummation by the Company of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Forward Sale Agreements, except the registration under the Securities Act of the Shares and such consents, approvals, authorizations, registrations or qualifications (a) as may be required under state securities or Blue Sky laws in connection with the purchase and distribution of the Shares by the Underwriters, (b) as may be required pursuant to the listing requirements of the NYSE, or (c) as have already been obtained;

 

(k)             Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is (i) in violation of its charter, bylaws or similar organizational document or (ii) in default in the performance or observance of any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, lease or other agreement or instrument to which it is a party or by which it or any of its properties may be bound, except, in the case of this clause (ii), for such defaults that could not be reasonably expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(l)              The statements set forth in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under the caption "Federal Income Tax Considerations" and under the caption "Underwriting (Conflicts of Interest)," insofar as they purport to describe the provisions of the laws and documents referred to therein, are accurate, complete and fair;

 

(m)           Other than as set forth in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there are no legal or governmental proceedings pending to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or of which any property or other assets of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is the subject which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and, to the best of the Company's knowledge, no such proceedings are threatened or contemplated by governmental authorities or threatened by others;

 

(n)             The Company is not and, after giving effect to the offering and sale of the Company Shares and the Forward Shares, will not be required to be registered as, an "investment company," as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "Investment Company Act");

 

(o)             Ernst & Young LLP, who have certified certain financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries and certain properties acquired by the Company and its subsidiaries, are independent registered public accountants as required by the Securities Act;

 

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(p)             The Company and its subsidiaries have filed all federal, state, local and foreign income tax returns which have been required to be filed (except in any case in which the failure to so file would not result in a Material Adverse Effect) and have paid all taxes required to be paid and any other assessment, fine or penalty levied against them, to the extent that any of the foregoing would otherwise be delinquent, except, in all cases, for any such tax, assessment, fine or penalty that is being contested in good faith and except in any case in which the failure to so pay would not result in a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(q)             Commencing with the Company's taxable year ended December 31, 1996, the Company has been, and upon the sale of the Company Shares and the Forward Shares will be, organized and operated in conformity with the requirements for qualification and taxation as a "real estate investment trust" (a "REIT") under Sections 856 through 860 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"); the proposed method of operation of the Company as described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus will enable the Company to continue to meet the requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT under the Code; the Company intends to continue to operate in a manner which would permit it to qualify as a REIT under the Code; and the Company has no present intention of changing its operations or engaging in activities which would cause it to fail to qualify, or make economically undesirable its continued qualification, as a REIT;

 

(r)              Except as set forth in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the Company has no knowledge of (i) the presence of any hazardous substances, hazardous materials, toxic substances or hazardous or toxic wastes (collectively, "Hazardous Materials") on any of the properties owned by the Company and its subsidiaries in violation of law or in excess of regulatory action levels that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) any unlawful spills, releases, discharges or disposal of Hazardous Materials that have occurred or are presently occurring on or from such properties as a result of any construction on or operation and use of such properties, which presence or occurrence could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and in connection with the construction on or operation and use of the properties owned by the Company and its subsidiaries, it has no knowledge of any failure to comply with all applicable local, state and federal environmental laws, regulations, agency requirements, ordinances and administrative and judicial orders that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;

 

(s)              The consolidated financial statements of the Company, together with the related schedules and notes thereto, set forth or included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus fairly present in all material respects the financial condition of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries as of the dates indicated and the results of operations, changes in financial position, stockholders' equity and cash flows for the periods therein specified, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles as applied in the United States and consistently applied throughout the periods involved (except as otherwise stated therein); the summary and selected financial and statistical data included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus present fairly in all material respects the information shown therein and, to the extent based upon or derived from the financial statements, have been compiled on a basis consistent with the financial statements presented therein; in addition, to the extent applicable, the pro forma financial statements of the Company, and the related notes thereto, included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus present fairly in all material respects the information shown therein, have been prepared in accordance with the Commission's rules and guidelines with respect to pro forma financial statements and have been properly compiled on the basis described therein, and the assumptions used in the preparation thereof are reasonable and the adjustments used therein are appropriate to give effect to the transactions and circumstances referred to therein; furthermore, all financial statements required by Rules 3-10 and 3-14 of Regulation S-X ("Rules 3-10 and 3-14") have been included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and any such financial statements are in conformity with the requirements of Rules 3-10 and 3-14; and no other financial statements are required to be set forth or to be incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus under the Securities Act;

 

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(t)               The Company has full corporate power to enter into this Agreement and each Forward Sale Agreement; this Agreement and each Forward Sale Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and constitutes, and at the time of purchase will constitute, a valid and binding agreement of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms;

 

(u)             The Company has not relied upon the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers or legal counsel for the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers for any legal, tax or accounting advice in connection with the offering and sale of the Shares or the Forward Sale Agreements;

 

(v)             The Company maintains a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that (i) transactions are executed in accordance with management's general or specific authorizations, (ii) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles as applied in the United States and to maintain asset accountability, (iii) access to material assets is permitted only in accordance with management's general or specific authorization and (iv) the recorded accountability for material assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any material differences;

 

(w)           As required by Rule 13a-15 under the Exchange Act, the Company's principal executive officer, principal financial officers, or other persons performing similar functions, have evaluated, as of March 31, 2020, the design and operations of the disclosure controls and procedures of the Company. Based on this evaluation, the Company's Executive Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that the disclosure controls and procedures effectively ensure that information required to be disclosed in the Company's filings and submissions with the Commission under the Exchange Act, is accumulated and communicated to our management (including the principal executive officer and principal financial officer) and is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified by the Commission. In addition, there have not been any significant changes in the Company's internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that could significantly affect the Company's internal control over financial reporting since March 31, 2020;

 

(x)             Any statistical and market-related data included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus are based on the Company's own research or derived from external sources that, in either case, the Company believes to be reliable and accurate, and the Company has obtained the written consent to the use of such data from such sources to the extent required;

 

(y)             During the period of at least the last 12 calendar months prior to the date of this Agreement, the Company has timely filed with the Commission all documents and other material required to be filed pursuant to Sections 13, 14 and 15(d) under the Exchange Act; during the period of at least the last 12 calendar months preceding the filing of the Registration Statement, the Company has filed all reports required to be filed pursuant to Sections 13, 14 and 15(d) under the Exchange Act; and as of the date of this Agreement, the aggregate market value of the Company's voting stock held by nonaffiliates of the Company was equal to or greater than $700 million;

 

(z)             Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has taken, directly or indirectly, any action designed to or which might reasonably be expected to cause or result in, or which has constituted or which might reasonably be expected to constitute, the stabilization or manipulation of the price of any stock of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of any of the Shares;

 

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(aa)          To the Company's knowledge after due inquiry, the Company and its directors and officers, in their respective capacities as such, are in compliance with all presently applicable provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the "Sarbanes-Oxley Act") and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder;

 

(bb)         Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries nor, to the best of the Company's knowledge, any employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, has made any contribution or other payment to any official of, or candidate for, any federal, state or foreign office in violation of any law or of the character necessary to be disclosed in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading; and

 

(cc)          The Registration Statement is not the subject of a pending proceeding or examination under Section 8(d) or 8(e) of the Securities Act, and the Company is not the subject of a pending proceeding under Section 8A of the Securities Act in connection with the offering of the Shares.

 

5.                Certain Covenants of the Company. The Company hereby covenants and agrees with the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers:

 

(a)             Subject to Section 5(b), to comply with the requirements of Rule 430B and will notify the Representatives, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers immediately, and confirm the notice in writing, (i) when any post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement or new registration statement relating to the Shares shall become effective, or any supplement to the Prospectus or any amended Prospectus shall have been filed, (ii) of the receipt of any comments from the Commission relating to the Registration Statement or the offering of the Shares contemplated hereby, (iii) of any request by the Commission for any amendment to the Registration Statement or the filing of a new registration statement relating to the Shares or any amendment or supplement to the Prospectus or any document incorporated by reference therein or otherwise deemed to be a part thereof or for additional information, (iv) of the issuance by the Commission of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or such new registration statement relating to the Shares or of any order preventing or suspending the use of any preliminary prospectus, or of the suspension of the qualification of the Shares for offering or sale in any jurisdiction, or of the initiation or threatening of any proceedings for any of such purposes or of any examination pursuant to Section 8(e) of the Securities Act concerning the Registration Statement and (v) if the Company becomes the subject of a proceeding under Section 8A of the Securities Act in connection with the offering of the Shares. The Company will effect the filings required under Rule 424(b), in the manner and within the time period required by Rule 424(b) (without reliance on Rule 424(b)(8)), and will take such steps as it deems necessary to ascertain promptly whether the form of prospectus transmitted for filing under Rule 424(b) was received for filing by the Commission and, in the event that it was not, it will promptly file such prospectus. The Company will make every reasonable effort to prevent the issuance of any stop order and, if any stop order is issued, to obtain the lifting thereof at the earliest possible moment. The Company shall pay the required Commission filing fees relating to the Shares within the time required by Rule 456(b)(1) (i) of the 1933 Act Regulations without regard to the proviso therein and otherwise in accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) of the Securities Act (including, if applicable, by updating the "Calculation of Registration Fee" table in accordance with Rule 456(b)(1)(ii) either in a post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement or on the cover page of a prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b));

 

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(b)             To give the Representatives, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers notice of its intention to file or prepare any amendment to the Registration Statement or new registration statement relating to the Shares or any amendment, supplement or revision to either any preliminary prospectus (including any prospectus included in the Original Registration Statement or amendment thereto at the time it became effective) or to the Prospectus, whether pursuant to the Securities Act, the Exchange Act or otherwise, and the Company will furnish the Representatives, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers with copies of any such documents a reasonable amount of time prior to such proposed filing or use, as the case may be, and will not file or use any such document to which the Representatives, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers or counsel for the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers shall reasonably object. The Company has given the Representatives, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers notice of any filings made pursuant to the Exchange Act or 1934 Act Regulations within 48 hours prior to the Applicable Time; the Company will give the Representatives, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers notice of its intention to make any such filing from the Applicable Time to the time of purchase and will furnish the Representatives, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers with copies of any such documents a reasonable amount of time prior to such proposed filing and will not file or use any such document to which the Representatives, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers or counsel for the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers shall reasonably object;

 

(c)             Promptly from time to time to take such action as the Underwriters may reasonably request to qualify the Shares for offering and sale under the securities laws of such jurisdictions as the Underwriters may request and to comply with such laws so as to permit the continuance of sales and dealings therein in such jurisdictions for as long as may be necessary to complete the distribution of the Shares, provided that in connection therewith the Company shall not be required to qualify as a foreign corporation or to file a general consent to service of process in any jurisdiction;

 

(d)             Prior to the close of business, New York City time, on the Business Day next succeeding the date of this Agreement (or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on such next Business Day if the time of purchase is the fourth Business Day following the date of this Agreement) and from time to time thereafter, to furnish the Underwriters with copies of the Prospectus in New York City in such quantities as the Underwriters may reasonably request. The Company will comply with the Securities Act and the 1933 Act Regulations, the Exchange Act and the 1934 Act Regulations so as to permit the completion of the distribution of the Shares as contemplated in this Agreement and in the Prospectus. If at any time when a prospectus is required by the Securities Act to be delivered in connection with sales of the Shares, any event shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which it is necessary, in the opinion of counsel for the Underwriters to amend the Registration Statement or amend or supplement the Prospectus in order that the Prospectus will not include any untrue statements of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading in the light of the circumstances existing at the time it is delivered to a purchaser, or if it shall be necessary in the opinion of such counsel, at any such time to amend the Registration Statement or to file a new registration statement or amend or supplement the Prospectus in order to comply with the requirements of the Securities Act or the 1933 Act Regulations, the Company will promptly prepare and file with the Commission, subject to Section 5(b), such amendment, supplement or new registration statement as may be necessary to correct such statement or omission or to comply with such requirements, the Company will use its best efforts to have such amendment or new registration statement filed so as to cause it to become effective as soon as practical and the Company will furnish to the Underwriters such number of copies of such amendment, supplement or new registration statement as the Underwriters may reasonably request. If at any time following issuance of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus there occurred or occurs an event or development as a result of which such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus conflicted or would conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement (or any other registration statement relating to the Securities) or the Statutory Prospectus or any preliminary prospectus that has not been superseded or included or would include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or would omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances prevailing at that subsequent time, not misleading, the Company will promptly notify the Representatives, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers and will promptly amend or supplement, at its own expense, such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus to eliminate or correct such conflict, untrue statement or omission;

 

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(e)             To make generally available to its security holders, and to deliver to the Underwriters, as soon as practicable, an earnings statement of the Company and its subsidiaries (which need not be audited) complying with Section 11(a) of the Securities Act (including, at the option of the Company, Rule 158 under the 1933 Act Regulations);

 

(f)              During the period beginning from the date hereof and continuing to and including the date 30 days after the date of the Prospectus Supplement, the Company will not, without the prior written consent of the Representatives, offer, sell, contract to sell, or otherwise dispose of any Common Stock, other than (1) pursuant to employee stock plans existing on the date of this Agreement, (2) upon the conversion or exchange of convertible or exchangeable securities outstanding as of the date of this Agreement, (3) in connection with acquisitions of assets or businesses in which Common Stock is issued as consideration, or (4) in connection with the entry into or settlement of a transaction under a forward equity sales agreement, including a Forward Sale Agreement;

 

(g)             To furnish to its stockholders as soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal year an annual report (including a balance sheet and statements of income, stockholders' equity and noncontrolling interests and cash flows of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries certified by independent public accountants) and, as soon as practicable after the end of each of the first three quarters of each fiscal year, to make available to its stockholders consolidated summary financial information of the Company and its subsidiaries for such quarter in reasonable detail;

 

(h)             To use the net proceeds received by it from the sale of the Company Shares pursuant to this Agreement or from the settlement of the Forward Sale Agreements in the manner specified in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under the caption "Use of Proceeds";

 

(i)              To use its reasonable best efforts to cause the Company Shares and Forward Shares to be listed on the NYSE and to maintain such listing and to file with the NYSE all documents and notices required by the NYSE of companies that have securities that are listed on the NYSE;

 

(j)              To engage and maintain, at its expense, a registrar and transfer agent for the Shares;

 

(k)             To use its best efforts to continue to meet the requirements to qualify as a REIT unless the Board of Directors of the Company determines (as evidenced by a Board resolution) in good faith that meeting such requirements is not in the best interests of the Company;

 

(l)              Not to be or become, at any time prior to the expiration of three years after the time of purchase or additional time of purchase, whichever is later, required to be registered as an "investment company," as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act;

 

(m)           Not to, at any time, directly or indirectly, take any action designed to, or which might reasonably be expected to, cause or result in, or which has constituted or which might reasonably be expected to constitute, the stabilization of the price of its stock to facilitate the sale or resale of any of the Shares;

 

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(n)               To pay or cause to be paid: (i) the fees, disbursements and expenses of the Company's counsel and accountants in connection with the registration of the Shares under the Securities Act and all other expenses in connection with the preparation, printing and filing of the Registration Statement any Prospectus and amendments and supplements thereto and the mailing and delivering of copies thereof to the Underwriters and dealers; (ii) the cost of printing or producing this Agreement, the Forward Sale Agreements, closing documents (including any compilations thereof) and any other documents in connection with the offering, purchase, sale and delivery of the Company Shares and the Forward Shares; (iii) all expenses in connection with the qualification of the Shares for offering and sale under state securities laws as provided in Section 5(c) hereof; (iv) all fees and expenses in connection with listing the Company Shares and the Forward Shares on the NYSE; (v) the filing fees incident to securing any required review by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. ("FINRA") of the terms of the sale of the Shares; (vi) the cost of preparing stock certificates; (vii) the cost and charges of any transfer agent or registrar; and (viii) all other costs and expenses incident to the performance of its obligations hereunder and under the Forward Sale Agreements which are not otherwise specifically provided for in this Section (it is understood, however, that, except as provided in this Section, and Sections 6, 8 and 10 hereof, the Underwriters will pay all of their own costs and expenses, including the fees and disbursements of their counsel, stock transfer taxes on resale of any of the Shares and Forward Shares by it, and any advertising expenses connected with any offers it may make);

 

(o)               The Company will comply with all effective applicable provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act;

 

(p)               The Company represents and agrees that, unless it obtains the prior consent of the Representatives, and each Underwriter represents and agrees that, unless it obtains the prior consent of the Company and the Representatives, it will not make any offer relating to the Shares that would constitute an "issuer free writing prospectus," as defined in Rule 433, or that would otherwise constitute a "free writing prospectus," as defined in Rule 405, required to be filed with the Commission. Any such free writing prospectus consented to by the Company and the Representatives is hereinafter referred to as a "Permitted Free Writing Prospectus." The Company represents that it has treated or agrees that it will treat each Permitted Free Writing Prospectus as an "issuer free writing prospectus," as defined in Rule 433, and has complied and will comply with the requirements of Rule 433 applicable to any Permitted Free Writing Prospectus, including timely filing with the Commission where required, legending and record keeping.

 

6.                 Reimbursement of Underwriters', Forward Sellers' and Forward Purchasers' Expenses. If the Shares are not delivered for any reason other than default by the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers in their obligations hereunder, the Company shall, in addition to paying the amounts described in Section 5(n) hereof, reimburse the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers for their reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, including the fees and disbursements of their counsel.

 

7.                 Conditions of Underwriters' and the Forward Sellers' Obligations. The obligations of the Underwriters hereunder and the obligations of each Forward Seller to deliver and sell the Borrowed Firm Shares to be sold by it at the time of purchase or any Borrowed Additional Shares to be sold by it at any additional time of purchase are subject to the accuracy of the representations and warranties on the part of the Company on the date hereof and at each of the time of purchase and, if applicable, the additional time of purchase, the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder and to the following additional conditions precedent:

 

(a)               The Registration Statement is effective; no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any part thereof shall have been issued and no proceeding for that purpose shall have been initiated or threatened by the Commission; and all requests for additional information on the part of the Commission shall have been complied with to the Underwriters' and Forward Sellers' reasonable satisfaction and no state securities authority shall have suspended the qualification or registration of the Shares for offering or sale in any jurisdiction. The Company shall have paid the required Commission filing fees relating to the Shares within the time period required by Rule 456(1)(i) of the 1933 Act Regulations without regard to the proviso therein and otherwise in accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) of the 1933 Act Regulations and, if applicable, shall have updated the "Calculation of Registration Fee" table in accordance with Rule 456(b)(1)(ii) either in a post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement or on the cover page of a prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b);

 

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(b)              Clifford Chance US LLP, counsel for the Underwriters, shall have furnished to the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers their written opinion or opinions, in the form attached as Schedule 7(b) hereto, dated the time of purchase or the additional time of purchase, as the case may be, in form and substance satisfactory to the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers;

 

(c)              Morrison & Foerster LLP, counsel for the Company, shall have furnished to the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers their written opinion, in the form attached as Schedule 7(c) hereto, dated the time of purchase or the additional time of purchase, as the case may be, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers;

 

(d)               Venable LLP, Maryland counsel for the Company, shall have furnished to the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers their written opinion, in the form attached as Schedule 7(d) hereto, dated the time of purchase or the additional time of purchase, as the case may be, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers;

 

(e)               At the time of execution of this Agreement, and also at the time of purchase or the additional time of purchase, as the case may be, Ernst & Young LLP shall have furnished to the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers a letter or letters, dated the respective dates of delivery thereof, in form and substance satisfactory to the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers;

 

(f)                The Company shall have complied with the provisions of Section 5(d) hereof with respect to the furnishing of prospectuses;

 

(g)               The Company shall have furnished or caused to be furnished to the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers at the time of purchase or the additional time of purchase, as the case may be, certificates of officers of the Company reasonably satisfactory to the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers as to the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Company herein at and as of the time of purchase or the additional time of purchase, as the case may be, as to the performance by the Company of all of its obligations hereunder to be performed at or prior to the time of purchase or the additional time of purchase, as the case may be, as to the matters set forth in subsections (a) and (h) of this Section and as to such other matters as the Underwriters may reasonably request;

 

(h)               A prospectus containing the Rule 430B Information shall have been filed with the Commission in the manner and within the time period required by Rule 424(b) without reliance on Rule 424(b)(8) (or a post-effective amendment providing such information shall have been filed and become effective in accordance with the requirements of Rule 430B); and

 

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(i)                The Company Shares and the Forward Shares shall have been approved for listing on the NYSE, subject only to official notice of issuance.

 

8.                Termination. The obligations of the Underwriters hereunder shall be subject to termination in the absolute discretion of the Representatives, at any time prior to the time of purchase or, if applicable, the additional time of purchase, (i) if any of the conditions specified in Section 7 shall not have been fulfilled when and as required by this Agreement to be fulfilled, (ii) if any material adverse change occurs (financial or otherwise) (other than as disclosed in, contemplated by or incorporated by reference into, the Registration Statement and Prospectus at the time of purchase or additional time of purchase, as applicable), in the operations, business, net worth, condition or prospects of the Company, or a material change in management of the Company occurs, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business, which would make it impracticable, in the Representatives' sole judgment, to market the Shares, (iii) there shall have occurred any outbreak or escalation of hostilities, declaration by the United States of a national emergency or war, or other calamity or crisis the effect of which on financial markets is such as to make it, in the sole judgment of the Representatives, impractical or inadvisable to proceed with the offering or delivery of the Shares as contemplated by any Disclosure Package or Prospectus (exclusive of any amendment or supplement thereto), (iv) if trading in any securities of the Company has been suspended by the Commission or by the NYSE, or if trading generally on the NYSE has been suspended (including an automatic halt in trading pursuant to market-decline triggers other than those in which solely program trading is temporarily halted), or limitations on or minimum prices for trading (other than limitations on hours or numbers of days of trading) shall have been fixed, or maximum ranges for prices for securities have been required, by such exchange or FINRA or Nasdaq or by order of the Commission or any other governmental authority, or (v) if a banking moratorium shall have been declared by New York or United States authorities or if there has occurred a material disruption in commercial banking or securities settlement or clearance services in the United States.

 

If the Underwriters elect to terminate this Agreement as provided in this Section 8, the Company, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers shall be notified promptly by telephone, which shall be promptly confirmed by facsimile or email.

 

If the sale to the Underwriters of the Shares, as contemplated by this Agreement, is not carried out by the Underwriters for any reason permitted under this Agreement or if such sale is not carried out because the Company shall be unable to comply with any of the terms of this Agreement, the Company shall not be under any obligation or liability under this Agreement (except to the extent provided in Sections 5(n), 6 and 10 hereof), and the Underwriters and Forward Sellers shall be under no obligation or liability to the Company under this Agreement (except to the extent provided in Section 10 hereof) or to one another hereunder.

 

9.                 Increase in Underwriters' Commitments. Subject to Sections 7 and 8 hereof, if any Underwriter shall default in its obligation to take up and pay for the Shares to be purchased by it hereunder at the time of purchase or an additional time of purchase (otherwise than for a failure of a condition set forth in Section 7 hereof or a reason sufficient to justify the termination of this Agreement under the provisions of Section 8 hereof) (the "Defaulted Shares") and if the number of the Defaulted Shares which all Underwriters so defaulting shall have agreed but failed to take up and pay for at such time does not exceed 10% of the total number of Shares to be purchased at such time, the non-defaulting Underwriters (including the Underwriters, if any, substituted in the manner set forth below) shall take up and pay for (in addition to the number of Shares they are obligated to purchase at such time pursuant to Section 1 hereof) the number of Defaulted Shares agreed to be purchased by all such defaulting Underwriters at such time, as hereinafter provided. Such Defaulted Shares shall be taken up and paid for by such non-defaulting Underwriters, acting severally and not jointly, in such number as the Representatives may designate with the consent of each Underwriter so designated or, in the event no such designation is made, such Shares shall be taken up and paid for by all non-defaulting Underwriters pro rata in proportion to the number of Firm Shares set forth opposite the names of such non-defaulting Underwriters in Schedule A hereto.

 

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Without relieving any defaulting Underwriter from its obligations hereunder, each of the Forward Sellers and the Company agrees with the non-defaulting Underwriters that it will not sell any Firm Shares hereunder unless all of the Firm Shares are purchased by the Underwriters (or by substituted Underwriters selected by you with the approval of the Forward Sellers and the Company or selected by the Company with your and the Forward Sellers' approval). Without relieving any defaulting Underwriter from its obligations hereunder, each of the Forward Sellers and the Company agrees with the non-defaulting Underwriters that it will not sell any Additional Shares hereunder at an additional time of purchase unless all of the Additional Shares to be purchased by the Underwriters at such additional time of purchase (as set forth in the related written notice referred to in the second paragraph of Section 1 hereof) are purchased by the Underwriters (or by substituted Underwriters selected by you with the approval of the Forward Sellers and the Company or selected by the Company with your and the Forward Sellers' approval).

 

If a new Underwriter or Underwriters are substituted by the Underwriters or by the Company for a defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters in accordance with the foregoing provision, the Company or Forward Sellers, as applicable, or you shall have the right to postpone the time of purchase for a period not exceeding five Business Days in order that any necessary changes in the preliminary prospectus and the final prospectus and other documents may be effected.

 

The term "Underwriter" as used in this Agreement shall refer to and include any Underwriter substituted under this Section 9 with like effect as if such substituted Underwriter had originally been named in Schedule A hereto.

 

If the number of Defaulted Shares which the defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters agreed to purchase at the time of purchase or an additional time of purchase, as the case may be, exceeds 10% of the total number of Shares which all Underwriters agreed to purchase hereunder at such time, and if neither the non-defaulting Underwriters nor the Company shall make arrangements within the five Business Day period stated above for the purchase of all the Firm Shares which the defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters agreed to purchase hereunder at such time, this Agreement, or, in the case of a default with respect to any Additional Shares, the obligations of the Underwriters to purchase, and of the Forward Sellers or the Company to sell, the Additional Shares that otherwise were to be purchased by the Underwriters at such additional time of purchase, shall terminate without further act or deed and without any liability with respect thereto on the part of the Forward Sellers or the Company, as applicable, to any Underwriter and without any liability with respect thereto on the part of any non-defaulting Underwriter to the Forward Sellers or the Company; provided, however, that, for avoidance of doubt, in the case of such a termination on account of a default with respect to any Additional Shares, this Agreement shall not terminate as to the Firm Shares or any Additional Shares purchased by the Underwriters from the Forward Sellers or the Company pursuant hereto prior to such termination. Nothing in this paragraph, and no action taken hereunder, shall relieve any defaulting Underwriter from liability in respect of any default of such Underwriter under this Agreement.

 

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10.               Indemnity and Contribution.

 

(a)               The Company agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers, the Forward Purchasers, their respective partners, directors and officers, and any Person who controls the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act, and the successors and assigns of all of the foregoing Persons from and against any loss, damage, expense, liability or claim (including, but not limited to, the reasonable cost of investigation) which, jointly or severally, the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers, the Forward Purchasers or any such Person may incur under the Securities Act, the Exchange Act, federal or state statutory law or regulation, the common law or otherwise, insofar as such loss, damage, expense, liability or claim arises out of or is based upon (i) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement, including the Rule 430B information, or in any application or other document executed by or on behalf of the Company or based on written information furnished by or on behalf of the Company filed in any jurisdiction in order to qualify the Shares under the securities or blue sky laws thereof or filed with the Commission, or the omission or alleged omission therefrom of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, (ii) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or in any preliminary prospectus, the Information 8-K, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or the Prospectus or any omission or alleged omission to state in any such document a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements made therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading or (iii) any act or failure to act or any alleged act or alleged failure to act by the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers in connection with, or relating in any manner to, the Shares or the offering contemplated hereby, and which is included as part of or referred to in any loss, damage, expense, liability, claim or action arising out of or based upon matters covered by clause (i) or (ii) above (provided that the Company shall not be liable under this clause (iii) to the extent it is finally judicially determined by a court of competent jurisdiction that such loss, damage, expense, liability, claim or action resulted directly from any such acts or failures to act undertaken or omitted to be taken by an Underwriter, Forward Seller or Forward Purchaser through its respective gross negligence or willful misconduct), except insofar as any such loss, damage, expense, liability or claim arises out of or is based upon any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in and in conformity with information furnished in writing by or on behalf of the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers to the Company expressly for use with reference to the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers, respectively, in the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus or arises out of or is based upon any omission or alleged omission to state in any such document a material fact in connection with such information required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

If any action, suit or proceeding (together, a "Proceeding") is brought against the Underwriters, Forward Sellers or Forward Purchasers or any such Person in respect of which indemnity may be sought against the Company pursuant to the foregoing paragraph, the Underwriters, Forward Sellers or Forward Purchasers or such Person shall promptly notify the Company in writing of the institution of such Proceeding and the Company shall assume the defense of such Proceeding, including the employment of counsel reasonably satisfactory to such indemnified party and payment of all fees and expenses; provided, however, that the omission to so notify the Company shall not relieve the Company from any liability which the Company may have to the Underwriters, Forward Sellers or Forward Purchasers or any such Person or otherwise. The Underwriters, Forward Sellers or Forward Purchasers or such controlling Person shall have the right to employ its or their own counsel in any such case, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of the Underwriters, Forward Sellers or Forward Purchasers or of such Person unless the employment of such counsel shall have been authorized in writing by the Company in connection with the defense of such Proceeding or the Company shall not have, within a reasonable period of time in light of the circumstances, employed counsel to have charge of the defense of such Proceeding or such indemnified party or parties shall have reasonably concluded that there may be defenses available to it or them which are in conflict with or in addition to those available to the Company (in which case the Company shall not have the right to direct the defense of such Proceeding on behalf of the indemnified party or parties), in any of which events such fees and expenses shall be borne by the Company and paid as incurred (it being understood, however, that the Company shall not be liable for the expenses of more than one separate counsel (in addition to any local counsel) in any one Proceeding or series of related Proceedings in the same jurisdiction representing the indemnified parties who are parties to such Proceeding). The Company shall not be liable for any settlement of any such Proceeding effected without its written consent (which shall not be unreasonably withheld) but if settled with the written consent of the Company, the Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers and any such Person from and against any loss or liability by reason of such settlement. No indemnifying party shall, without the prior written consent of the indemnified party, effect any settlement of any pending or threatened Proceeding in respect of which any indemnified party is or could have been a party and indemnity could have been sought hereunder by such indemnified party, unless such settlement includes an unconditional release of such indemnified party from all liability on claims that are the subject matter of such Proceeding and does not include an admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act, by or on behalf of such indemnified party.

 

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(b)               Each Underwriter severally and not jointly agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company, any Person who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act and each director of the Company and each officer of the Company who signed the Registration Statement and each Forward Seller and each Forward Purchaser and any Person who controls any Forward Seller or any Forward Purchaser within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act, and the successors and assigns of all of the foregoing Persons, from and against any loss, damage, expense, liability or claim (including, but not limited to, the reasonable cost of investigation) which, jointly or severally, the Company or any such Person may incur under the Securities Act, the Exchange Act, federal or state statutory law or regulation, the common law or otherwise, insofar as such loss, damage, expense, liability or claim arises out of or is based upon any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in and in conformity with information furnished in writing by or on behalf of the Underwriters to the Company expressly for use with reference to the Underwriters in the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus or arising out of or based upon any omission or alleged omission to state in any such document a material fact in connection with such information required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

If any Proceeding is brought against the Company, any Forward Seller, any Forward Purchaser or any such Person in respect of which indemnity may be sought against the Underwriters pursuant to the foregoing paragraph, the Company, Forward Seller, Forward Purchaser, or such Person shall promptly notify the Underwriters in writing of the institution of such Proceeding and the Underwriters, shall assume the defense of such Proceeding, including the employment of counsel reasonably satisfactory to such indemnified party and payment of all fees and expenses; provided, however, that the omission to so notify the Underwriters shall not relieve the Underwriters from any liability which the Underwriters may have to the Company, any Forward Seller, any Forward Purchaser or any such Person or otherwise. The Company, any Forward Seller, any Forward Purchaser or such Person shall have the right to employ its own counsel in any such case, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of the Company, Forward Seller, Forward Purchaser or such Person unless the employment of such counsel shall have been authorized in writing by the Underwriters in connection with the defense of such Proceeding or the Underwriters shall not have employed counsel to have charge of the defense of such Proceeding or such indemnified party or parties shall have reasonably concluded that there may be defenses available to it or them which are in conflict with those available to the Underwriters (in which case the Underwriters shall not have the right to direct the defense of such Proceeding on behalf of the indemnified party or parties, but the Underwriters may employ counsel and participate in the defense thereof but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of the Underwriters), in any of which events such fees and expenses shall be borne by the Underwriters and paid as incurred (it being understood, however, that the Underwriters shall not be liable for the expenses of more than one separate counsel (in addition to any local counsel) in any one Proceeding or series of related Proceedings in the same jurisdiction representing the indemnified parties who are parties to such Proceeding). The Underwriters shall not be liable for any settlement of any such Proceeding effected without the written consent of the Underwriters but if settled with such written consent, the Underwriters agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Company, the Forward Sellers, the Forward Purchasers and any such Person from and against any loss or liability by reason of such settlement. No indemnifying party shall, without the prior written consent of the indemnified party, effect any settlement of any pending or threatened Proceeding in respect of which any indemnified party is or could have been a party and indemnity could have been sought hereunder by such indemnified party, unless such settlement includes an unconditional release of such indemnified party from all liability on claims that are the subject matter of such Proceeding.

 

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(c)               If the indemnification provided for in this Section 10 is unavailable to an indemnified party under subsections (a) and (b) of this Section 10 in respect of any losses, damages, expenses, liabilities or claims referred to therein, then in order to provide just and equitable contribution in such circumstance, each applicable indemnifying party, in lieu of indemnifying such indemnified party, shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such indemnified party as a result of such losses, damages, expenses, liabilities or claims (i) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the indemnifying person on the one hand and the indemnified person on the other hand from the offering of the Shares or (ii) if, but only if, the allocation provided by clause (i) above is not permitted by applicable law, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits referred to in clause (i) above but also the relative fault of the indemnifying party on the one hand and of the indemnified party on the other in connection with the statements or omissions which resulted in such losses, damages, expenses, liabilities or claims, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative benefits received by the parties shall be deemed to be in the same respective proportions as (x) in the case of the Company, the total proceeds from the offering (net of underwriting discounts and commissions but before deducting expenses) received by the Company (which proceeds shall include the proceeds that would be received by the Company pursuant to the Forward Sale Agreements assuming Physical Settlement (as such term is defined in the Forward Sale Agreements) of the Forward Sale Agreements on the Effective Date (as such term is defined in the Forward Sale Agreements)), (y) in the case of the Underwriters, the total underwriting discounts and commissions received by the Underwriters and (z) in the case of the Forward Sellers, the Spread (as defined in the Forward Sale Agreements) retained by the Forward Purchasers under the Forward Sale Agreements, net of any costs associated therewith, as reasonably determined by the Forward Sellers, in each case as set forth in the applicable Forward Sale Agreement. The relative fault of the parties shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or omission or alleged omission relates to information supplied by the Company, the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers and the parties' relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission. The amount paid or payable by a party as a result of the losses, damages, expenses, liabilities and claims referred to in this subsection shall be deemed to include any legal or other fees or expenses reasonably incurred by such party in connection with investigating, preparing to defend or defending any claim or Proceeding.

 

(d)               The parties hereto agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this Section 10 were determined by pro rata allocation or by any other method of allocation that does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to in subsection (c) above. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 10, (i) the Underwriters shall not be liable or responsible for, or be required to contribute, any amount pursuant to this Section 10 in excess of the amount of the underwriting discounts and commissions applicable to the Shares purchased by the Underwriters and (ii) no Forward Seller or Forward Purchaser shall be required to contribute an amount in excess of the aggregate Spread (as defined in the applicable Forward Sale Agreement) retained by such Forward Purchaser under the applicable Forward Sale Agreement. No Person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any Person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

(e)               The indemnity and contribution agreements contained in this Section 10 and the covenants, warranties and representations of the Company contained in this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect regardless of any investigation made by or on behalf of the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers, the Forward Purchasers, their directors and officers or any Person (including each partner, officer or director of such Person) who controls the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers or the Forward Purchasers within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act, or by or on behalf of the Company, its directors or officers or any Person who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act, and shall survive any termination of this Agreement or the issuance and delivery of the Shares. Each party hereto agrees promptly to notify each other party upon the commencement of any Proceeding against it and, in the case of the Company, against any of the Company's officers or directors in connection with the issuance and sale of the Shares, or in connection with the General Disclosure Package or Prospectus.

 

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11.               Additional Issuance and Sale by the Company.

 

(a)               In the event that (i) all the Conditions are not satisfied on or prior to the time of purchase (in respect of the Borrowed Firm Shares) or any additional time of purchase (in respect of any Borrowed Additional Shares in respect of which an Additional Forward Sale Agreement has been executed) and any of the Forward Sellers elects, pursuant to Section 1 hereof not to deliver the total number of Borrowed Shares deliverable by such Forward Seller hereunder or (ii) any of the Forward Sellers determines in good faith and a commercially reasonable manner that (A) it is unable, after using commercially reasonable efforts, to borrow and deliver for sale under this Agreement a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the total number of the Borrowed Shares to be sold by it or (B) it would be impracticable for such Forward Seller to borrow and deliver for sale under this Agreement the total number of Borrowed Shares or it would incur a stock loan cost of more than 200 basis points per annum to borrow and deliver for sale under this Agreement the total number of Borrowed Shares to be sold by it then, in each case, the Company shall issue and sell to the Underwriters at the time of purchase or additional time of purchase, as the case may be, pursuant to Section 1 hereof, in whole but not in part, an aggregate number of shares of Common Stock equal to the number of Borrowed Shares otherwise deliverable on such date that the applicable Forward Seller does not so deliver and sell to the Underwriters. In connection with any such issuance and sale by the Company, the Company or the Representatives shall have the right to postpone the time of purchase or additional time of purchase, as the case may be, for a period not exceeding one Business Day in order to effect any required changes in any documents or arrangements. The shares of Common Stock sold by the Company to the Underwriters pursuant to this Section 11(a): (i) in lieu of any Borrowed Firm Shares are referred to herein as the "Company Top-Up Firm Shares" and (ii) in lieu of any Borrowed Additional Shares in respect of which an Additional Forward Sale Agreement has been executed are referred to herein as the "Company Top-Up Additional Shares."

 

(b)               Neither any of the Forward Purchasers nor any of the Forward Sellers shall have any liability whatsoever for any Borrowed Shares that such Forward Seller does not deliver and sell to the Underwriters or any other party if (i) all of the Conditions are not satisfied on or prior to the time of purchase or additional time of purchase, as applicable, and such Forward Seller elects, pursuant to Section 1 hereof not to deliver and sell to the Underwriters the Borrowed Shares to be sold by it, (ii) such Forward Seller or an affiliate thereof is unable, after using commercially reasonable efforts, to borrow and deliver for sale under this Agreement at the time of purchase or additional time of purchase, as applicable, a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the number of the Borrowed Shares to be sold by it or (iii) in the applicable Forward Purchaser's commercially reasonable judgment, such Forward Seller or its affiliate would incur a stock loan cost of more than 200 basis points per annum to borrow and deliver for sale under this Agreement the total number of Borrowed Shares to be sold by it.

 

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12.              Notices. Except as otherwise herein provided, all statements, requests, notices and agreements shall be in writing and, (a) if to the Underwriters, shall be sufficient in all respects if delivered by hand or sent by facsimile, email or certified mail to Citigroup Global Markets Inc., 388 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10013, Attention: General Counsel (facsimile: (646) 291-1469); BofA Securities, Inc., One Bryant Park, New York, New York 10036, attention of Syndicate Department (facsimile: (646) 855-3073), with a copy to ECM Legal (facsimile: (212) 230-8730); Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, Attention: Registration Department; and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, Attention: Equity Syndicate Desk; with a copy to Clifford Chance US LLP, New York, New York, attention of Andrew Epstein (email: andrew.epstein@cliffordchance.com) (b) if to the Forward Purchasers or Forward Sellers, shall be sufficient in all respects if delivered by hand or sent by facsimile, email or certified mail to Citibank, N.A. at 390 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10013, Attention: James Heathcote, Email: james.heathcote@citi.com, with a copy to Adam Muchnick, Email: adam.muchnick@citi.com@citi.com; Bank of America, N.A., Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, New York, New York 10036, Attention: Rohan Handa, Email: rohan.handa@bofa.com with a copy to Robert Stewart, Email: rstewart4@bofa.com; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282-2198, Attention: Simon Watson, Equity Capital Markets, Email: simon.watson@ny.ibd.email.gs.com, with a copy to Kyle Judge, Email: kyle.judge@ny.ibd.email.gs.com and Email notification to: Eq-derivs-notifications@ny.ibd.gs.com; and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association at EDG Marketing Support, Email: edg_notices@jpmorgan.com and edg_ny_corporate_sales_support@jpmorgan.com (facsimile: (866) 886-4506), with a copy to Santosh Sreenivasan, Managing Director, Email: santosh.sreenivasan@jpmorgan.com; with a copy to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, New York, attention of Michael Dayan (email: mdayan@cgsh.com); and (c) if to the Company, shall be sufficient in all respects if delivered by hand or sent by facsimile or certified mail to the Company at the offices of the Company as set forth on the Registration Statement, Attention: Secretary.

 

In accordance with the requirements of the USA Patriot Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56, signed into law October 26, 2001), the Underwriters are required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies their respective clients, including the Issuers, which information may include the name and address of their respective clients, as well as other information that will allow the Underwriters to properly identify their respective clients.

 

13.               No Advisory or Fiduciary Relationship. The Company acknowledges and agrees that (a) the purchase and sale of the Shares pursuant to this Agreement, including the determination of the public offering price of the Shares and any related discounts and commissions, and the transactions under the Forward Sale Agreements, are arm's-length commercial transactions between the parties thereto, (b) in connection with the offering contemplated hereby and the process leading to such transaction each Underwriter, Forward Seller or Forward Purchaser is and has been acting solely as a principal and is not the agent or fiduciary of the Company, or its stockholders, creditors, employees or any other party, (c) no Underwriter, Forward Seller or Forward Purchaser has assumed or will assume an advisory or fiduciary responsibility in favor of the Company with respect to the offering contemplated hereby or the process leading thereto (irrespective of whether such Underwriter, Forward Seller or Forward Purchaser has advised or is currently advising the Company on other matters) and no Underwriter, Forward Seller or Forward Purchaser has any obligation to the Company with respect to the offering contemplated hereby except the obligations expressly set forth in this Agreement, (d) the Underwriters, Forward Sellers and Forward Purchasers and their respective affiliates may be engaged in a broad range of transactions that involve interests that differ from those of the Company, and (e) the Underwriters, Forward Sellers and Forward Purchasers have not provided any legal, accounting, regulatory or tax advice with respect to the offering contemplated hereby and the Company has consulted its own legal, accounting, regulatory and tax advisors to the extent it deemed appropriate.

 

14.               Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regimes.

 

(a)               In the event that any Underwriter that is a Covered Entity becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, the transfer from such Underwriter of this Agreement, and any interest and obligation in or under this Agreement, will be effective to the same extent as the transfer would be effective under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement, and any such interest and obligation, were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.

 

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(b)               In the event that any Underwriter that is a Covered Entity or a BHC Act Affiliate of such Underwriter becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights under this Agreement that may be exercised against such Underwriter are permitted to be exercised to no greater extent than such Default Rights could be exercised under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.

 

(c)               For purposes of this Section 14, the following definitions apply:

 

(i)                "BHC Act Affiliate" has the meaning assigned to the term "affiliate" in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. § 1841(k).

 

(ii)               "Covered Entity" means any of the following:

 

(A)              a "covered entity" as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);

 

(B)              a "covered bank" as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or

 

(C)              a "covered FSI" as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).

 

(iii)             "Default Right" has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.

 

(iv)             "U.S. Special Resolution Regime" means each of (i) the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder and (ii) Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

15.               Governing Law; Construction. This Agreement and any claim, counterclaim or dispute of any kind or nature whatsoever arising out of or in any way relating to this Agreement (a "Claim"), directly or indirectly, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York. The Section headings in this Agreement have been inserted as a matter of convenience of reference and are not a part of this Agreement.

 

16.               Submission to Jurisdiction. Except as set forth below, no Claim may be commenced, prosecuted or continued in any court other than the courts of the State of New York located in the City and County of New York or in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, which courts shall have jurisdiction over the adjudication of such matters, and the Company consents to the jurisdiction of such courts and personal service with respect thereto. The Company hereby consents to personal jurisdiction, service and venue in any court in which any Claim arising out of or in any way relating to this Agreement is brought by any third party against the Underwriters, Forward Sellers or Forward Purchasers or any indemnified party. The Underwriters, Forward Sellers and Forward Purchasers and the Company (on its behalf and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, on behalf of its stockholders and affiliates) waive all right to trial by jury in any action, proceeding or counterclaim (whether based upon contract, tort or otherwise) in any way arising out of or relating to this Agreement. The Company agrees that a final judgment in any such action, proceeding or counterclaim brought in any such court shall be conclusive and binding upon the Company and may be enforced in any other courts in the jurisdiction of which the Company is or may be subject, by suit upon such judgment.

 

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17.               Parties at Interest. The Agreement herein set forth has been and is made solely for the benefit of the parties hereto and to the extent provided in Section 10 hereof the controlling Persons, directors and officers referred to in such Section, and their respective successors, assigns, heirs, pursuant representatives and executors and administrators. No other Person, partnership, association or corporation (including a purchaser, as such purchaser, from the Underwriters) shall acquire or have any right under or by virtue of this Agreement.

 

18.               Counterparts. This Agreement may be signed by the parties in one or more counterparts which together shall constitute one and the same agreement between the parties.

 

19.               Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties hereto and their successors and assigns and any successor or assign of any substantial portion of the parties' businesses and/or assets.

 

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If the foregoing correctly sets forth the understanding among the Company, the Underwriters, the Forward Sellers and the Forward Purchasers please so indicate in the space provided below for the purpose, whereupon this letter and the Underwriters' acceptance shall constitute a binding agreement among the parties, severally.

 

 

  Very truly yours,
     
  ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.
     
     
  By: /s / Dean A. Shigenaga
    Name: Dean A. Shigenaga
    Title: Co-President and Chief Financial Officer

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

  For itself and as Representative of the other
  Underwriters named in Schedule A hereto.
     
     
  CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.
     
     
     
  By: /s /Jesse Taylor
    Name: Jesse Taylor
    Title: Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

  For itself and as Representative of the other
  Underwriters named in Schedule A hereto.
     
     
  BOFA SECURITIES, INC.
     
     
     
  By: /s/ Chris Djoganopoulos
    Name: Chris Djoganopoulos
    Title: Managing Director, Investment Banking

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

  For itself and as Representative of the other
  Underwriters named in Schedule A hereto.
     
     
  GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC
     
     
     
  By: /s/ Ryan Cunn
    Name: Ryan Cunn
    Title: Managing Director

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

  For itself and as Representative of the other
  Underwriters named in Schedule A hereto.
     
     
  J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC
     
     
     
  By: /s/ Haley Trethaway
    Name: Haley Trethaway
    Title: Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

  CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.
  Acting in its capacity as Forward Seller
     
     
  By: /s/ Jesse Taylor
    Name: Jesse Taylor
    Title: Vice President

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

  BOFA SECURITIES, INC., AS AGENT FOR
  BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
  Acting in its capacity as Forward Seller
     
     
  By: /s/ Chris Djoganopoulos
    Name: Chris Djoganopoulos
    Title: Managing Director, Investment Banking

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

  GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC
  Acting in its capacity as Forward Seller
     
     
     
  By: /s/ Mike Voris
    Name: Mike Voris
    Title: Managing Director

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

  J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC, AS AGENT FOR JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
  Acting in its capacity as Forward Seller
     
     
     
  By: /s/ Kevin Cheng
    Name: Kevin Cheng
    Title: Executive Director

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

  CITIBANK, N.A.
  Acting in its capacity as Forward Purchaser, solely as the recipient and/or beneficiary of certain representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities set forth in this Agreement
     
     
     
  By: /s/ James Heathcote
    Name: James Heathcote
    Title: Authorized Signatory

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

  BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
  Acting in its capacity as Forward Purchaser, solely as the recipient and/or beneficiary of certain representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities set forth in this Agreement
     
     
     
  By: /s/ Jake Mendelsohn
    Name: Jake Mendelsohn
    Title: Managing Director

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

  GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC
  Acting in its capacity as Forward Purchaser, solely as the recipient and/or beneficiary of certain representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities set forth in this Agreement
     
     
     
  By: /s/ Mike Voris
    Name: Mike Voris
    Title: Managing Director

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

  J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC, AS AGENT FOR JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
  Acting in its capacity as Forward Purchaser, solely as the recipient and/or beneficiary of certain representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities set forth in this Agreement
     
     
     
  By: /s/ Kevin Cheng
    Name: Kevin Cheng
    Title: Executive Director

 

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 

 

SCHEDULE A

 

Name of Underwriter  Number of Firm
Shares
 
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.   1,122,000 
BOFA SECURITIES, INC.   912,000 
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC   912,000 
J.P. MORGAN SECURITIES LLC   912,000 
MIZUHO SECURITIES USA LLC    204,000 
SCOTIA CAPITAL (USA) INC.    204,000 
SMBC NIKKO SECURITIES AMERICA, INC.    204,000 
ROBERT W. BAIRD & CO. INCORPORATED    150,000 
BTIG, LLC    150,000 
EVERCORE GROUP L.L.C.    150,000 
BBVA SECURITIES INC.    120,000 
BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES CORP.    120,000 
FIFTH THIRD SECURITIES, INC.    120,000 
PNC CAPITAL MARKETS LLC    120,000 
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC    120,000 
REGIONS SECURITIES LLC    120,000 
SUNTRUST ROBINSON HUMPHREY, INC.    120,000 
TD SECURITIES (USA) LLC    120,000 
JMP SECURITIES LLC   60,000 
SAMUEL A. RAMIREZ & COMPANY, INC.    60,000 
Total   6,000,000 

 

Name of Forward Seller  Number of
Borrowed
Firm Shares
To Be Sold
   Maximum
Number of
Borrowed
Additional
Shares To Be
Sold
 
CITIBANK, N.A.   1,500,000    225,000 
Bank of America, N.A.   1,500,000    225,000 
goldman sachs & co. llc   1,500,000    225,000 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION   1,500,000    225,000 
Total   6,000,000    900,000 

 

Sch. Z

 

 

SCHEDULE B

 

Shares of Common Stock

(Par Value $0.01 Per Share)

 

1.       The public offering price per share for the Shares, determined as provided in Section 1, shall be $160.50.

 

2.       The number of Shares offered shall be 6,000,000 and the Shares that may be issued pursuant to the option to purchase Additional Shares shall be 900,000.

 

Sch.B

 

 

SCHEDULE C

 

ISSUER GENERAL USE FREE WRITING PROSPECTUSES

 

NONE

 

Sch. C

 

 

SCHEDULE 4(g)

SUBSIDIARIES OF THE COMPANY

 

Subsidiary Jurisdiction of Organization
   
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, L.P. Delaware
   
ARE-QRS Corp. Maryland
   
Alexandria Venture Investments, LLC Delaware

 

Sch. 4(g)

EX-1.2 3 tm2024124d5_ex1-2.htm EXHIBIT 1.2

 

Exhibit 1.2

 

 

Execution Version

 

Date:July 6, 2020

 

To: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
  26 North Euclid Avenue
  Pasadena, CA 91101

 

From: Citibank, N.A.
  390 Greenwich Street
  New York, NY 10013
  Attn: James Heathcote; Adam Muchnick
  Telephone: (212) 723-7452; (212) 723-3850
  Email: james.heathcote@citi.com; adam.muchnick@citi.com

 

Re:Registered Forward Transaction

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

The purpose of this letter agreement is to confirm the terms and conditions of the Transaction entered into between Citibank, N.A. (“Dealer”) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“Counterparty”) on the Trade Date specified below (the “Transaction”). This letter agreement constitutes a “Confirmation” as referred to in the ISDA Master Agreement specified below.

 

The definitions and provisions contained in the 2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions (the “Equity Definitions”), as published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., are incorporated into this Confirmation. In the event of any inconsistency between the Equity Definitions and this Confirmation, this Confirmation shall govern.

 

Each party is hereby advised, and each such party acknowledges, that the other party has engaged in, or refrained from engaging in, substantial financial transactions and has taken other material actions in reliance upon the parties’ entry into the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates on the terms and conditions set forth below.

 

1.             This Confirmation evidences a complete and binding agreement between Dealer and Counterparty as to the terms of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates. This Confirmation shall supplement, form a part of, and be subject to an agreement in the form of the ISDA 2002 Master Agreement (the “Agreement”) as if Dealer and Counterparty had executed an agreement in such form (without any Schedule but with the elections set forth in this Confirmation). In the event of any inconsistency between provisions of that Agreement and this Confirmation, this Confirmation will prevail for the purpose of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates. The parties hereby agree that, other than the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates, no Transaction shall be governed by the Agreement. For purposes of the Equity Definitions, this Transaction is a Share Forward Transaction.

 

2.The terms of the particular Transaction to which this Confirmation relates are as follows:

 

 
General Terms:  
   
Trade Date: July 6, 2020
   
Effective Date: July 9, 2020
   
Seller: Counterparty

 

 

 

 

Buyer: Dealer
   
Shares: The common stock of Counterparty, USD 0.01 par value per share (Ticker Symbol: “ARE”)
   
Number of Shares:

Initially, 1,500,000 Shares (the “Initial Number of Shares”); provided that the Number of Shares is subject to reduction as provided in Paragraph 7(a) below.

 

On each Settlement Date, the Number of Shares shall be reduced by the number of Settlement Shares settled on such date.

   
Maturity Date: January 6, 2022 (or, if such date is not a Scheduled Trading Day, the next following Scheduled Trading Day).
   
Initial Forward Price: USD 154.08 per Share
   
Forward Price: (a)      On the Effective Date, the Initial Forward Price; and
   
  (b)      on each calendar day thereafter, (i) the Forward Price as of the immediately preceding calendar day multiplied by (ii) the sum of 1 (one) and the Daily Rate for such day; provided that, on each Forward Price Reduction Date, the Forward Price in effect on such date shall be the Forward Price otherwise in effect on such date, minus the Forward Price Reduction Amount for such Forward Price Reduction Date.
   
Daily Rate: For any day, a rate (which may be positive or negative) equal to (i) (a) Overnight Bank Rate (or if the Overnight Bank Rate is no longer available, a successor rate selected by the Calculation Agent in its commercially reasonable discretion) for such day minus (b) the Spread divided by (ii) 360.
   
Overnight Bank Rate: For any day, the rate set forth for such day opposite the caption “Overnight bank funding rate”, as such rate is displayed on Bloomberg Screen “OBFR01 <Index> <GO>”, or any successor page (rounded to the nearest one hundredth of a percentage point (0.01%)); provided that, if no rate appears for a particular day on such page, the rate for the immediately preceding day for which a rate does so appear shall be used for such day; and provided further that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Confirmation or otherwise, the Overnight Bank Rate for any Settlement Date shall be the Overnight Bank Rate determined for the day immediately preceding such Settlement Date.
   
Spread: 0.75%
   
Prepayment: Not Applicable
   
Variable Obligation: Not Applicable
   
Forward Price Reduction Dates: As set forth on Schedule I

 

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Forward Price Reduction Amounts: For each Forward Price Reduction Date, the Forward Price Reduction Amount set forth opposite such date on Schedule I.
   
Exchange: New York Stock Exchange
   
Related Exchange(s): All Exchanges
   
Clearance System: The Depository Trust Company
   
Market Disruption Event: Section 6.3(a) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by replacing the first sentence in its entirety with the following: “‘Market Disruption Event’ means in respect of a Share or an Index, the occurrence or existence of (i) a Trading Disruption, (ii) an Exchange Disruption, (iii) an Early Closure or (iv) a Regulatory Disruption, in each case that the Calculation Agent determines is material”.
   
Early Closure: Section 6.3(d) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the remainder of the provision following the term “Scheduled Closing Time” in the fourth line thereof.
   
Regulatory Disruption: Any event that Dealer, based on the advice of counsel, determines makes it reasonably necessary or appropriate with regard to any legal, regulatory or self-regulatory requirements or related policies and procedures that generally apply to transactions of a nature and kind similar to the Transaction for Dealer to refrain from or decrease any market activity in connection with the Transaction.
   
Settlement:  
   
Settlement Currency: USD (all amounts shall be converted to the Settlement Currency in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner by the Calculation Agent)

   
Settlement Date: Any Scheduled Trading Day following the Effective Date and up to and including the Maturity Date that is either:
   
  (a)   designated by Counterparty as a “Settlement Date” by a written notice (a “Settlement Notice”) that satisfies the Settlement Notice Requirements and is delivered to Dealer no less than (i) two Scheduled Trading Days prior to such Settlement Date, which may be the Maturity Date, if Physical Settlement applies, and (ii) 60 Scheduled Trading Days prior to such Settlement Date, which may be the Maturity Date, if Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement applies; provided that, if Dealer shall fully unwind its hedge with respect to the portion of the Number of Shares to be settled during an Unwind Period by a date that is more than two Scheduled Trading Days prior to a Settlement Date specified above, Dealer may, by written notice to Counterparty, specify any Scheduled Trading Day prior to such original Settlement Date as the Settlement Date (with prior notice to Counterparty at least two Scheduled Trading Days prior to such specified Settlement Date); or

 

 

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(b)   designated by Dealer as a “Settlement Date” pursuant to the “Termination Settlement” provisions of Paragraph 7(f) below;

 

provided that the Maturity Date will be a Settlement Date if on such date the Number of Shares for which a Settlement Date has not already been designated is greater than zero, and provided further that, following the occurrence of at least three consecutive Disrupted Days during an Unwind Period and while such Disrupted Days are continuing, Dealer may designate any subsequent Scheduled Trading Day as the Settlement Date with respect to the portion of the Settlement Shares, if any, for which Dealer has determined an Unwind Purchase Price during such Unwind Period, it being understood that the Unwind Period with respect to the remainder of such Settlement Shares shall, subject to clause (ii) in “Settlement Method Election” below, recommence on the next succeeding Exchange Business Day that is not a Disrupted Day in whole.

   
Settlement Shares: (a)    With respect to any Settlement Date other than the Maturity Date, the number of Shares designated as such by Counterparty in the relevant Settlement Notice or designated by Dealer pursuant to the “Termination Settlement” provisions of Paragraph 7(f) below, as applicable; provided that the Settlement Shares so designated shall (i) not exceed the Number of Shares at that time and (ii) in the case of a designation by Counterparty, be at least equal to the lesser of 100,000 and the Number of Shares at that time; and
   
  (b)    with respect to the Settlement Date on the Maturity Date, a number of Shares equal to the Number of Shares at that time;
   
  in each case with the Number of Shares determined taking into account pending Settlement Shares.
   
Settlement Method Election: Physical Settlement, Cash Settlement, or Net Share Settlement, at the election of Counterparty as set forth in a Settlement Notice that satisfies the Settlement Notice Requirements; provided that Physical Settlement shall apply (i) if no Settlement Method is validly selected, (ii) with respect to any Settlement Shares in respect of which Dealer is unable, in good faith and in its commercially reasonable discretion, to unwind its hedge by the end of the Unwind Period (taking into account any restrictions on Dealer resulting from any Overlap Unwind Period (as defined below) and any Unwind Period (or equivalent concept) under any outstanding forward transactions with Counterparty to which Dealer or its affiliate is a party (“Other Dealer Forward Transactions”)) (A) in a manner that, in the reasonable discretion of Dealer, based on advice of counsel, is consistent with the requirements for qualifying for the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 (“Rule 10b-18”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or (B) due to the occurrence of Disrupted Days or to the lack of sufficient liquidity in the Shares on any Exchange Business Day during the Unwind Period, (iii) to any Termination Settlement Date (as defined under “Termination Settlement” in Paragraph 7(f) below) and (iv) if the Maturity Date is a Settlement Date other than as the result of a valid Settlement Notice, in respect of such Settlement Date; provided further that, if Physical Settlement applies under clause (ii) immediately above, Dealer shall provide written notice to Counterparty at least two Scheduled Trading Days prior to the applicable Settlement Date.

 

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Settlement Notice Requirements: Notwithstanding any other provision hereof, a Settlement Notice delivered by Counterparty that specifies Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement will not be effective to establish a Settlement Date or require Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement unless Counterparty delivers to Dealer with such Settlement Notice a representation, dated as of the date of such Settlement Notice and signed by Counterparty, in the form set forth in clause (i) under the heading “Additional Representations and Agreements of Counterparty” in Paragraph 7(d) below.
   
Physical Settlement: If Physical Settlement is applicable, then Counterparty shall deliver to Dealer through the Clearance System a number of Shares equal to the Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date, and Dealer shall pay to Counterparty, by wire transfer of immediately available funds to an account designated by Counterparty, an amount equal to the Physical Settlement Amount for such Settlement Date.  If, on any Settlement Date, the Shares to be delivered by Counterparty to Dealer hereunder are not so delivered (the “Deferred Shares”), and a Forward Price Reduction Date occurs during the period from, and including, such Settlement Date to, but excluding, the date such Shares are actually delivered to Dealer, then the portion of the Physical Settlement Amount payable by Dealer to Counterparty in respect of the Deferred Shares shall be reduced by an amount equal to the Forward Price Reduction Amount for such Forward Price Reduction Date, multiplied by the number of Deferred Shares.
   
Physical Settlement Amount: For any Settlement Date for which Physical Settlement is applicable, an amount in cash equal to the product of (a) the Forward Price in effect on the relevant Settlement Date multiplied by (b) the Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date.
   
Cash Settlement: On any Settlement Date in respect of which Cash Settlement applies, if the Cash Settlement Amount is a positive number, Dealer will pay the Cash Settlement Amount to Counterparty.  If the Cash Settlement Amount is a negative number, Counterparty will pay the absolute value of the Cash Settlement Amount to Dealer.  Such amounts shall be paid on such Settlement Date by wire transfer of immediately available funds.
   
  An amount determined by the Calculation Agent equal to:
   
 

(a)       (i)(A) the weighted average (weighted on the same basis as clause (B)) of the Forward Prices on each day during the applicable Unwind Period (calculated assuming no reduction to the Forward Price for any Forward Price Reduction Date that occurs during such Unwind Period, which is accounted for in clause (b) below), minus USD 0.02, minus (B) the weighted average price (the “Unwind Purchase Price”) at which Dealer purchases Shares during the Unwind Period to unwind its hedge with respect to the portion of the Number of Shares to be settled during the Unwind Period (including, for the avoidance of doubt, purchases on any Disrupted Day in part), taking into account Shares anticipated to be delivered or received if Net Share Settlement applies, and the restrictions of Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act agreed to hereunder, multiplied by (ii) the Settlement Shares for the relevant Settlement Date; minus

 

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Cash Settlement Amount:

(b)      the product of (i) the Forward Price Reduction Amount for any Forward Price Reduction Date that occurs during such Unwind Period, and (ii) the number of Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date with respect to which Dealer has not unwound its hedge, including the settlement of such unwinds, as of such Forward Price Reduction Date.

   
Net Share Settlement: On any Settlement Date in respect of which Net Share Settlement applies, if the Cash Settlement Amount is a (i) positive number, Dealer shall deliver a number of Shares to Counterparty equal to the Net Share Settlement Shares, or (ii) negative number, Counterparty shall deliver a number of Shares to Dealer equal to the Net Share Settlement Shares; provided that, if Dealer determines in its commercially reasonable judgment that it would be required to deliver Net Share Settlement Shares to Counterparty, Dealer may elect to deliver a portion of such Net Share Settlement Shares on one or more dates prior to the applicable Settlement Date.
   
Net Share Settlement Shares: With respect to a Settlement Date, the absolute value of the Cash Settlement Amount divided by the Unwind Purchase Price, with the number of Shares rounded up in the event such calculation results in a fractional number.
   
Unwind Period: The period from and including the first Exchange Business Day following the date Counterparty validly elects Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement in respect of a Settlement Date through the second Scheduled Trading Day preceding such Settlement Date, subject to “Termination Settlement” as described in Paragraph 7(f) below.
   
Failure to Deliver: Applicable if Dealer is required to deliver Shares hereunder; otherwise, Not Applicable.
   
Share Cap: Notwithstanding any other provision of this Confirmation, in no event will Counterparty be required to deliver to Dealer on any Settlement Date, whether pursuant to Physical Settlement, Net Share Settlement or any Private Placement Settlement, a number of Shares in excess of (i) 1.25 times the Initial Number of Shares, subject to adjustment from time to time in accordance with the provisions of this Confirmation or the Equity Definitions minus (ii) the aggregate number of Shares delivered by Counterparty to Dealer hereunder prior to such Settlement Date.
Adjustments:  
   
Method of Adjustment: Calculation Agent Adjustment.  Section 11.2(e) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting clause (iii) thereof, and  Section 11.2(e)(vii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by adding the words “that is within the Issuer’s control” immediately after the word “event”.  For the avoidance of doubt, the declaration or payment of a cash dividend will not constitute a Potential Adjustment Event.

 

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Additional Adjustment: If, in Dealer’s commercially reasonable judgment, the actual cost to Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer), over any 20 consecutive Scheduled Trading Days, of borrowing a number of Shares equal to the Number of Shares to hedge in a commercially reasonable manner its exposure to this Transaction exceeds a weighted average rate equal to 50 basis points per annum, the Calculation Agent shall reduce the Forward Price in order to compensate Dealer for the amount by which such cost exceeded a weighted average rate equal to 50 basis points per annum during such period.
   
Extraordinary Events:  
   
Extraordinary Events: In lieu of the applicable provisions contained in Article 12 of the Equity Definitions, the consequences of any Extraordinary Event (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Merger Event, Tender Offer, Nationalization, Insolvency, Delisting, or Change In Law) shall be as specified below under the headings “Acceleration  Events” and “Termination Settlement” in Paragraphs 7(e) and 7(f), respectively. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in the Equity Definitions, no Additional Disruption Event will be applicable except to the extent expressly referenced in Paragraph 7(e)(iv) below.  The definition of “Tender Offer” in Section 12.1(d) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by replacing “10%” with “15%.”
   
Non-Reliance: Applicable
   
Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Hedging Activities: Applicable
   
Additional Acknowledgments: Applicable
   
Transfer: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in the Agreement, Dealer may assign, transfer and set over all rights, title and interest, powers, privileges and remedies of Dealer under this Transaction, in whole or in part, to any affiliate of Dealer, whose obligations hereunder are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Dealer or Dealer’s ultimate parent entity, without the consent of Counterparty.
   
3.      Calculation Agent: Dealer, whose judgments, determinations and calculations shall be made in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner; provided that, following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default of the type described in Section 5(a)(vii) of the Agreement with respect to which Dealer is the sole Defaulting Party, if the Calculation Agent fails to timely make any calculation, adjustment or determination required to be made by the Calculation Agent hereunder or to perform any obligation of the Calculation Agent hereunder and such failure continues for five (5) Exchange Business Days following notice to the Calculation Agent by Counterparty of such failure, Counterparty shall have the right to designate a nationally recognized third-party dealer in over-the-counter corporate equity derivatives to act, during the period commencing on the date such Event of Default occurred and ending on the Early Termination Date with respect to such Event of Default, as the Calculation Agent.  Following any determination or calculation by the Calculation Agent hereunder, upon a written request by Counterparty, the Calculation Agent shall promptly (but in any event within three Scheduled Trading Days) provide to Counterparty by e-mail to the e-mail address provided by Counterparty in such request a report (in a commonly used file format for the storage and manipulation of financial data) displaying in reasonable detail the basis for such determination or calculation (including any assumptions used in making such determination or calculation), it being understood that the Calculation Agent shall not be obligated to disclose any proprietary or confidential models or other proprietary or confidential information used by it for such determination or calculation.

 

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4. Account Details:  
   
  (a) Account for delivery of Shares to Dealer: To be furnished
     
  (b) Account for delivery of Shares to Counterparty: To be furnished
     
  (c) Account for payments to Counterparty: To be advised under separate cover or telephone confirmed prior to each Settlement Date
     
  (d) Account for payments to Dealer: To be advised under separate cover or telephone confirmed prior to each Settlement Date
   
5. Offices:
 
  The Office of Counterparty for the Transaction is:  Inapplicable, Counterparty is not a Multibranch Party
 
 

The Office of Dealer for the Transaction is: New York

 
6. Notices:  For purposes of this Confirmation:

 

(a)           Address for notices or communications to Counterparty:

 

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Attn: Secretary

26 North Euclid Avenue

Pasadena, California 91101

Telephone: (626) 578-0777

Facsimile: (626) 578-0896

 

with a copy to:

 

Kenneth Kohler

Morrison & Foerster LLP

707 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90017

E-mail: KKohler@mofo.com

 

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(b)Address for notices or communications to Dealer:

 

Citibank, N.A.

390 Greenwich Street

New York, NY 10013

Attn: James Heathcote; Adam Muchnick

Telephone: (212) 723-7452; (212) 723-3850

Email: james.heathcote@citi.com; adam.muchnick@citi.com

 

 

7.Other Provisions:

 

(a)        Conditions to Effectiveness. The effectiveness of this Confirmation on the Effective Date shall be subject to the satisfaction or waiver by Dealer of the following conditions: (i) the condition that the representations and warranties of Counterparty contained in the Underwriting Agreement, dated the date hereof, among Counterparty, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (as agent for Citibank, N.A.), Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the forward sellers, Citibank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the forward purchasers, and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several Underwriters named therein (the “Underwriting Agreement”) and any certificate delivered pursuant thereto by Counterparty are true and correct on the Effective Date as if made as of the Effective Date, (ii) the condition that Counterparty has performed all of the obligations required to be performed by it under the Underwriting Agreement on or prior to the Effective Date, (iii) all of the conditions set forth or referenced in Section 7 of the Underwriting Agreement have been satisfied, (iv) the Underwriting Agreement remains in effect and has not terminated pursuant to Section 8 of the Underwriting Agreement, and (v) the condition that, as determined by Dealer in good faith and a commercially reasonable manner, neither of the following has occurred (A) Dealer is unable to borrow and deliver for sale a number of Shares equal to the Initial Number of Shares, or (B) in Dealer’s commercially reasonable judgment either it is impracticable to do so or Dealer would incur a stock loan cost of more than a rate equal to 200 basis points per annum to do so (in which event this Confirmation shall be effective but the Initial Number of Shares for this Transaction shall be the number of Shares Dealer is required to deliver in accordance with Section 1 of the Underwriting Agreement).

 

(b)         Interpretive Letter. Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that this Transaction is being entered into in accordance with the October 9, 2003 interpretive letter from the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission to Goldman, Sachs & Co. (the “Interpretive Letter”) and agrees to take all actions, and to omit to take any actions, reasonably requested by Dealer for this Transaction to comply with the Interpretive Letter. Without limiting the foregoing, Counterparty agrees that neither it nor any “affiliated purchaser” (as defined in Regulation M (“Regulation M”) promulgated under the Exchange Act) will, directly or indirectly, bid for, purchase or attempt to induce any person to bid for or purchase, the Shares or securities that are convertible into, or exchangeable or exercisable for, Shares during any “restricted period” as such term is defined in Regulation M. In addition, Counterparty represents that it is eligible to conduct a primary offering of Shares on Form S-3, the offering contemplated by the Underwriting Agreement complies with Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the Shares are “actively traded” as defined in Rule 101(c)(1) of Regulation M.

 

(c)         Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Shares.

 

(i)               Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that, in respect of any Shares delivered to Dealer hereunder, such Shares shall be newly issued (unless mutually agreed otherwise by the parties) and, upon such delivery, duly and validly authorized, issued and outstanding, fully paid and nonassessable, free of any lien, charge, claim or other encumbrance and not subject to any preemptive or similar rights and shall, upon such issuance, be accepted for listing or quotation on the Exchange.

 

(ii)              Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) will hedge its exposure to this Transaction by selling Shares borrowed from third party securities lenders or other Shares pursuant to a registration statement, and that, pursuant to the terms of the Interpretive Letter, the Shares (up to the Initial Number of Shares) delivered, pledged or loaned by Counterparty to Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) in connection with this Transaction may be used by Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) to return to securities lenders without further registration or other restrictions under the Securities Act, in the hands of those securities lenders, irrespective of whether such securities loan is effected by Dealer or an affiliate of Dealer. Accordingly, subject to Paragraph 7(g) below, Counterparty agrees that the Shares that it delivers, pledges or loans to Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) on or prior to the final Settlement Date will not bear a restrictive legend and that such Shares will be deposited in, and the delivery thereof shall be effected through the facilities of, the Clearance System.

 

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(iii)             Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that it has reserved and will keep available at all times, free from preemptive or similar rights and free from any lien, charge, claim or other encumbrance, authorized but unissued Shares at least equal to the Share Cap, solely for the purpose of settlement under this Transaction.

 

(iv)             Unless the provisions set forth below under “Private Placement Procedures” are applicable, Dealer agrees to use any Shares delivered by Counterparty hereunder on any Settlement Date to return to securities lenders to close out open securities loans created by Dealer or an affiliate of Dealer in the course of Dealer’s or such affiliate’s hedging activities related to Dealer’s exposure under this Transaction.

 

(v)              In connection with bids and purchases of Shares in connection with any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement of this Transaction, Dealer shall use its reasonable efforts, based on the advice of counsel and taking into account any Unwind Period (or equivalent concept) under any outstanding Other Dealer Forward Transactions, to conduct its activities, or cause its affiliates to conduct their activities, in a manner consistent with the requirements of the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act, as if such provisions were applicable to such purchases.

 

(d)           Additional Representations and Agreements of Counterparty. Counterparty represents, warrants and agrees as follows:

 

(i)               Counterparty represents to Dealer on the Trade Date and on any date that Counterparty notifies Dealer that Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement applies to this Transaction, that (A) Counterparty is not aware of any material nonpublic information regarding Counterparty or the Shares, (B) each of its filings under the Securities Act, the Exchange Act or other applicable securities laws that are required to be filed have been filed and that, as of the date of this representation, when considered as a whole (with the more recent such filings deemed to amend inconsistent statements contained in any earlier such filings), there is no misstatement of material fact contained therein or omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements made therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading and (C) Counterparty is not entering into this Confirmation nor making any election hereunder to create actual or apparent trading activity in the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for Shares) or to raise or depress or otherwise manipulate the price of the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for Shares) or otherwise in violation of the Exchange Act.

 

(ii)              It is the intent of Dealer and Counterparty that following any election of Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement by Counterparty, the purchase of Shares by Dealer during any Unwind Period comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-l(c)(l)(i)(B) of the Exchange Act and that this Confirmation shall be interpreted to comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-l(c). Counterparty acknowledges that (i) during any Unwind Period, Counterparty shall not have, and shall not attempt to exercise, any influence over how, when or whether to effect purchases of Shares by Dealer (or its agent or affiliate) in connection with this Confirmation and (ii) Counterparty is entering into the Agreement and this Confirmation in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade compliance with federal securities laws including, without limitation, Rule 10b-5 promulgated under the Exchange Act.

 

(iii)             Counterparty shall, at least one day prior to the first day of any Unwind Period, notify Dealer of the total number of Shares purchased in Rule 10b-18 purchases of blocks pursuant to the once-a-week block exception contained in Rule 10b-18(b)(4) by or for Counterparty or any of its affiliated purchasers during each of the four calendar weeks preceding the first day of the Unwind Period and during the calendar week in which the first day of the Unwind Period occurs (“Rule 10b-18 purchase”, “blocks” and “affiliated purchaser” each being used as defined in Rule 10b-18).

 

(iv)             During any Unwind Period, Counterparty shall (i) notify Dealer prior to the opening of trading in the Shares on any day on which Counterparty makes, or Counterparty reasonably expects in advance of the opening to be made, any public announcement (as defined in Rule 165(f) under the Securities Act) of any merger, acquisition, or similar transaction involving a recapitalization relating to Counterparty (other than any such transaction in which the consideration consists solely of cash and there is no valuation period), (ii) promptly notify Dealer following any such announcement that such announcement has been made, and (iii) promptly deliver to Dealer following the making of any such announcement information indicating (A) Counterparty’s average daily Rule 10b-18 purchases (as defined in Rule 10b-18) during the three full calendar months preceding the date of the announcement of such transaction and (B) Counterparty’s block purchases (as defined in Rule 10b-18) effected pursuant to paragraph (b)(4) of Rule 10b-18 during the three full calendar months preceding the date of the announcement of such transaction. In addition, Counterparty shall promptly notify Dealer of the earlier to occur of the completion of such transaction and the completion of the vote by target shareholders.

 

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(v)              Neither Counterparty nor any of its affiliated purchasers (within the meaning of Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act) shall take or refrain from taking any action (including, without limitation, any direct purchases by Counterparty or any of its affiliates, or any purchases by a party to a derivative transaction with Counterparty or any of its affiliates), either under this Confirmation, under another agreement with Dealer or another party or otherwise, that might reasonably be expected to cause any purchases of Shares by Dealer or any of its affiliates in connection with any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement (or equivalent concept) of this Transaction or any outstanding Other Dealer Forward Transactions not to meet the requirements of the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 determined as if all such foregoing purchases were made by Counterparty.

 

(vi)             Counterparty will not engage in any “distribution” (as defined in Regulation M), other than a distribution meeting the requirements of the exception set forth in Rules 101(b)(10) or 102(b)(7) of Regulation M, that would cause a “restricted period” (as defined in Regulation M) to occur during any Unwind Period.

 

(vii)            Counterparty is not, and after giving effect to the transactions contemplated hereby will not be, required to register as an “investment company” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

(viii)           Counterparty is not insolvent, nor will Counterparty be rendered insolvent as a result of this Transaction or its performance of the terms hereof.

 

(ix)             Without limiting the generality of Section 13.1 of the Equity Definitions, Counterparty acknowledges that Dealer is not making any representations or warranties or taking any position or expressing any view with respect to the treatment of this Transaction under any accounting standards including ASC Topic 260, Earnings Per Share, ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, or ASC Topic 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity and ASC 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging – Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (or any successor issue statements) or under FASB’s Liabilities & Equity Project.

 

(x)              Counterparty understands no obligations of Dealer to it hereunder will be entitled to the benefit of deposit insurance and that such obligations will not be guaranteed by any affiliate of Dealer or any governmental agency.

 

(xi)             To Counterparty’s actual knowledge, no federal, state or local (including non-U.S. jurisdictions) law, rule, regulation or regulatory order applicable to the Shares would give rise to any reporting, consent, registration or other requirement (including without limitation a requirement to obtain prior approval from any person or entity) as a result of Dealer or its affiliates owning or holding (however defined) Shares, other than Sections 13 and 16 under the Exchange Act and Section 7.2.1 of Counterparty’s Articles of Amendment and Restatement.

 

(xii)            No filing with, or approval, authorization, consent, license, registration, qualification, order or decree of, any court or governmental authority or agency, domestic or foreign, is necessary or required for the execution, delivery and performance by Counterparty of this Confirmation and the consummation of this Transaction (including, without limitation, the issuance and delivery of Shares on any Settlement Date) except (i) such as have been obtained under the Securities Act and (ii) as may be required to be obtained under state securities laws.

 

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(xiii)           Counterparty (i) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business affairs as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of entering into this Transaction; (ii) has consulted with its own legal, financial, accounting and tax advisors in connection with this Transaction; and (iii) is entering into this Transaction for a bona fide business purpose.

 

(xiv)           Counterparty will, by the next succeeding Scheduled Trading Day notify Dealer upon obtaining knowledge of the occurrence of any event that would constitute an Event of Default, a Potential Event of Default or a Potential Adjustment Event.

 

(e)            Acceleration Events. Each of the following events shall constitute an “Acceleration Event”:

 

(i)              Stock Borrow Event. In the commercially reasonable judgment of Dealer (A) Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) is not able to hedge in a commercially reasonable manner its exposure under this Transaction because insufficient Shares are made available for borrowing by securities lenders or (B) Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) would incur a cost to borrow (or to maintain a borrow of) Shares to hedge in a commercially reasonable manner its exposure under this Transaction that is greater than a rate equal to 200 basis points per annum (each, a “Stock Borrow Event”);

 

(ii)              Dividends and Other Distributions. On any day occurring after the Trade Date, Counterparty declares a distribution, issue or dividend to existing holders of the Shares of (A) any cash dividend (other than an Extraordinary Dividend) to the extent all cash dividends having an ex-dividend date during the period from, and including, any Forward Price Reduction Date (with the Trade Date being a Forward Price Reduction Date for purposes of this paragraph (ii) only) to, but excluding, the next subsequent Forward Price Reduction Date exceeds, on a per Share basis, the Forward Price Reduction Amount set forth opposite the first date of any such period on Schedule I, (B) any Extraordinary Dividend, (C) any share capital or other securities of another issuer acquired or owned (directly or indirectly) by Counterparty as a result of a spin-off or other similar transaction or (D) any other type of securities (other than Shares), rights or warrants or other assets, in any case for payment (cash or other consideration) at less than the prevailing market price, as determined in a commercially reasonable manner by Dealer; “Extraordinary Dividend” means any dividend or distribution (that is not an ordinary cash dividend) declared by the Issuer with respect to the Shares that, in the commercially reasonable determination of Dealer, is (1) a dividend or distribution declared on the Shares at a time at which the Issuer has not previously declared or paid dividends or distributions on such Shares for the prior four quarterly periods, (2) a payment or distribution by the Issuer to holders of Shares that the Issuer announces will be an “extraordinary” or “special” dividend or distribution, (3) a payment by the Issuer to holders of Shares out of the Issuer’s capital and surplus or (4) any other “special” dividend or distribution on the Shares that is, by its terms or declared intent, outside the normal course of operations or normal dividend policies or practices of the Issuer;

 

(iii)           ISDA Termination. Either Dealer or Counterparty has the right to designate an Early Termination Date pursuant to Section 6 of the Agreement;

 

(iv)            Other ISDA Events. The announcement of any event that, if consummated, would result in a Merger Event, Tender Offer, Nationalization, Insolvency or Delisting or the occurrence of any Hedging Disruption (with Dealer as the Hedging Party) or Change in Law; provided that, in case of a Delisting, in addition to the provisions of Section 12.6(a)(iii) of the Equity Definitions, it will also constitute a Delisting if the Exchange is located in the United States and the Shares are not immediately re-listed, re-traded or re-quoted on any of the New York Stock Exchange, The NASDAQ Global Select Market or The NASDAQ Global Market (or their respective successors); provided further that (i) the definition of “Change in Law” provided in Section 12.9(a)(ii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by (A) replacing the phrase “the interpretation” in the third line thereof with the phrase “or announcement or statement of the formal or informal interpretation” and (B) immediately following the word “Transaction” in clause (X) thereof, adding the phrase “in the manner contemplated by Dealer on the Trade Date” and (ii) any determination as to whether (A) the adoption of or any change in any applicable law or regulation (including, without limitation, any tax law) or (B) the promulgation of or any change in or announcement or statement of the formal or informal interpretation by any court, tribunal or regulatory authority with competent jurisdiction of any applicable law or regulation (including any action taken by a taxing authority), in each case, constitutes a “Change in Law” shall be made without regard to Section 739 of the Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 (the “WSTAA”) or any similar provision in any legislation enacted on or after the Trade Date; or

 

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(v)             Ownership Event. In the good faith judgment of Dealer, on any day, the Share Amount for such day exceeds the Post-Effective Limit for such day (if any applies) (each, an “Ownership Event”). For purposes of this clause (v), the “Share Amount” as of any day is the number of Shares that Dealer and any person whose ownership position would be aggregated with that of Dealer (Dealer or any such person, a “Dealer Person”) under any law, rule, regulation or regulatory order (other than any obligations under Section 13 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder) or Counterparty constituent document that for any reason is, or after the Trade Date becomes, applicable to ownership of Shares (“Applicable Provisions”), owns, beneficially owns, constructively owns, controls, holds the power to vote or otherwise meets a relevant definition of ownership of under the Applicable Provisions, as determined by Dealer in its reasonable discretion. The “Post-Effective Limit” means (x) the minimum number of Shares that would give rise to reporting or registration obligations or other requirements (including obtaining prior approval from any person or entity) of a Dealer Person, or would result in an adverse effect on a Dealer Person, under the Applicable Provisions, as determined by Dealer in its reasonable discretion, minus (y) 1.0 % of the number of Shares outstanding.

 

(f)            Termination Settlement. Upon the occurrence of any Acceleration Event, Dealer shall have the right to designate, upon at least one Scheduled Trading Day’s notice, any Scheduled Trading Day following such occurrence to be a Settlement Date hereunder (a “Termination Settlement Date”) to which Physical Settlement shall apply, and to select the number of Settlement Shares relating to such Termination Settlement Date; provided that (i) in the case of an Acceleration Event arising out of an Ownership Event, the number of Settlement Shares so designated by Dealer shall not exceed the number of Shares necessary to reduce the Share Amount to reasonably below the Post-Effective Limit and (ii) in the case of an Acceleration Event arising out of a Stock Borrow Event, the number of Settlement Shares so designated by Dealer shall not exceed the number of Shares as to which such Stock Borrow Event exists. If, upon designation of a Termination Settlement Date by Dealer pursuant to the preceding sentence, Counterparty fails to deliver the Settlement Shares relating to such Termination Settlement Date when due or otherwise fails to perform obligations within its control in respect of this Transaction, it shall be an Event of Default with respect to Counterparty and Section 6 of the Agreement shall apply. If an Acceleration Event occurs during an Unwind Period relating to a number of Settlement Shares to which Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement applies, then on the Termination Settlement Date relating to such Acceleration Event, notwithstanding any election to the contrary by Counterparty, Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement shall apply to the portion of the Settlement Shares relating to such Unwind Period as to which Dealer has unwound its hedge and Physical Settlement shall apply in respect of (x) the remainder (if any) of such Settlement Shares and (y) the Settlement Shares designated by Dealer in respect of such Termination Settlement Date. If an Acceleration Event occurs after Counterparty has designated a Settlement Date to which Physical Settlement applies but before the relevant Settlement Shares have been delivered to Dealer, then Dealer shall have the right to cancel such Settlement Date and designate a Termination Settlement Date in respect of such Shares pursuant to the first sentence hereof.

 

(g)           Private Placement Procedures. If Counterparty is unable to comply with the provisions of sub-paragraph (ii) of “Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Shares” above because of a change in law or a change in the policy of the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff, or Dealer otherwise determines that in its reasonable opinion any Shares to be delivered to Dealer by Counterparty may not be freely returned by Dealer or its affiliates to securities lenders as described under such sub-paragraph (ii) or otherwise constitute “restricted securities” as defined in Rule 144 under the Securities Act, then delivery of any such Shares (the “Restricted Shares”) shall be effected as provided below, unless waived by Dealer.

 

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(i)               If Counterparty delivers the Restricted Shares pursuant to this clause (i) (a “Private Placement Settlement”), then delivery of Restricted Shares by Counterparty shall be effected in accordance with private placement procedures customary for private placements of equity securities of substantially similar size with respect to such Restricted Shares reasonably acceptable to Dealer; provided that Counterparty may not elect a Private Placement Settlement if, on the date of its election, it has taken, or caused to be taken, any action that would make unavailable either the exemption pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act for the sale by Counterparty to Dealer (or any affiliate designated by Dealer) of the Restricted Shares or the exemption pursuant to Section 4(a)(1) or Section 4(a)(3) of the Securities Act for resales of the Restricted Shares by Dealer (or any such affiliate of Dealer), and if Counterparty fails to deliver the Restricted Shares when due or otherwise fails to perform obligations within its control in respect of a Private Placement Settlement, it shall be an Event of Default with respect to Counterparty and Section 6 of the Agreement shall apply. The Private Placement Settlement of such Restricted Shares shall include customary representations, covenants, blue sky and other governmental filings and/or registrations, indemnities to Dealer, due diligence rights (for Dealer or any designated buyer of the Restricted Shares by Dealer), opinions and certificates, and such other documentation as is customary for private placement agreements of equity securities of a substantially similar size, all reasonably acceptable to Dealer. In the case of a Private Placement Settlement, Dealer shall, in its good faith discretion, adjust the amount of Restricted Shares to be delivered to Dealer hereunder in a commercially reasonable manner to reflect the fact that such Restricted Shares may not be freely returned to securities lenders by Dealer and may only be saleable by Dealer at a discount to reflect the lack of liquidity in Restricted Shares. Notwithstanding the Agreement or this Confirmation, the date of delivery of such Restricted Shares shall be the Clearance System Business Day following notice by Dealer to Counterparty of the number of Restricted Shares to be delivered pursuant to this clause (i). For the avoidance of doubt, delivery of Restricted Shares shall be due as set forth in the previous sentence and not be due on the date that would otherwise be applicable.

 

(ii)              If Counterparty delivers any Restricted Shares in respect of this Transaction, Counterparty agrees that (A) such Shares may be transferred by and among Dealer and its affiliates and (B) after the minimum “holding period” within the meaning of Rule 144(d) under the Securities Act has elapsed, Counterparty shall promptly remove, or cause the transfer agent for the Shares to remove, any legends referring to any transfer restrictions from such Shares upon delivery by Dealer (or such affiliate of Dealer) to Counterparty or such transfer agent of any seller’s and broker’s representation letters customarily delivered by Dealer or its affiliates in connection with resales of restricted securities pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act, each without any further requirement for the delivery of any certificate, consent, agreement, opinion of counsel, notice or any other document, any transfer tax stamps or payment of any other amount or any other action by Dealer (or such affiliate of Dealer).

 

(h)          Indemnity. Counterparty agrees to indemnify Dealer and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and controlling persons (Dealer and each such affiliate or person being an “Indemnified Party”) from and against any and all losses, claims, damages and liabilities, joint and several, incurred by or asserted against such Indemnified Party arising out of, in connection with, or relating to any breach of any covenant or representation made by Counterparty in this Confirmation or the Agreement and will reimburse any Indemnified Party for all reasonable expenses (including reasonable legal fees and reasonable expenses) as they are incurred in connection with the investigation of, preparation for, or defense of any pending or threatened claim or any action or proceeding arising therefrom (whether or not such Indemnified Party is a party thereto), except to the extent determined in a final and nonappealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from Dealer’s gross negligence, fraud, bad faith and/or willful misconduct or from a breach of any representation or covenant of Dealer contained in this Confirmation or the Agreement. The foregoing provisions shall survive any termination or completion of the Transaction.

 

(i)             Waiver of Trial by Jury. Each of Counterparty and Dealer hereby irrevocably waives (on its own behalf and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, on behalf of its stockholders) all right to trial by jury in any action, proceeding or counterclaim (whether based on contract, tort or otherwise) arising out of or relating to the Transaction or the actions of DEALER or its affiliates in the negotiation, performance or enforcement hereof.

 

(j)            Governing Law/Jurisdiction. This Confirmation and any claim, controversy or dispute arising under or related to this Confirmation shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without reference to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. The parties hereto irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York and the United States Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with all matters relating hereto and waive any objection to the laying of venue in, and any claim of inconvenient forum with respect to, these courts.

 

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(k)            Designation by Dealer. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Confirmation to the contrary requiring or allowing Dealer to purchase, sell, receive or deliver any Shares or other securities to or from Counterparty, Dealer may designate any of its affiliates to purchase, sell, receive or deliver such Shares or other securities and otherwise to perform Dealer obligations in respect of the Transaction and any such designee may assume such obligations. Dealer shall be discharged of its obligations to Counterparty only to the extent of any such performance.

 

(l)             Insolvency Filing. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in the Agreement or in the Equity Definitions, upon any Insolvency Filing or other proceeding under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in respect of the Issuer, this Transaction shall automatically terminate on the date thereof without further liability of either party to this Confirmation to the other party (except for any liability in respect of any breach of representation or covenant by a party under this Confirmation prior to the date of such Insolvency Filing or other proceeding), it being understood that this Transaction is a contract for the issuance of Shares by the Issuer.

 

(m)           Disclosure. Effective from the date of commencement of discussions concerning the Transaction, each of Dealer and Counterparty and each of their employees, representatives, or other agents may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the tax treatment and tax structure of the Transaction and all materials of any kind (including opinions or other tax analyses) relating to such tax treatment and tax structure.

 

(n)           Right to Extend. Dealer may postpone any Settlement Date or any other date of valuation or delivery, with respect to some or all of the relevant Settlement Shares, if Dealer determines, based on the advice of counsel, that such extension is reasonably necessary or appropriate to enable Dealer to effect purchases of Shares in connection with its hedging activity hereunder in a manner that would, if Dealer were Counterparty or an affiliated purchaser of Counterparty, be in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

 

(o)           Counterparty Share Repurchases. Counterparty agrees not to repurchase, directly or indirectly, any Shares if, immediately following such purchase, the Outstanding Share Percentage would be equal to or greater than 4.5%. The “Outstanding Share Percentage” as of any day is the fraction (1) the numerator of which is the aggregate “Number of Shares” (or equivalent concept) for this Transaction and all outstanding Other Dealer Forward Transactions and (2) the denominator of which is the number of Shares outstanding on such day.

 

(p)           Limit on Beneficial Ownership. Notwithstanding any other provisions hereof, Dealer shall not have the right to acquire Shares hereunder and Dealer shall not be entitled to take delivery of any Shares hereunder (in each case, whether in connection with the purchase of Shares on any Settlement Date or any Termination Settlement Date, any Private Placement Settlement or otherwise) to the extent (but only to the extent) that, after such receipt of any Shares hereunder, (i) the Share Amount would exceed the Post-Effective Limit, (ii) Dealer and each person subject to aggregation of Shares with Dealer under Section 13 or Section 16 of the Exchange Act and rules promulgated thereunder, including any “group” of which Dealer or its affiliates is a part, (the “Dealer Group”) would directly or indirectly beneficially own (as such term is defined for purposes of Section 13 or Section 16 of the Exchange Act and rules promulgated thereunder) in excess of 8.0% of the then outstanding Shares (the “Threshold Number of Shares”) or (iii) such acquisition would result in a violation of any restriction on ownership and transfers set forth in Section 7.2.1 of Counterparty’s Articles of Amendment and Restatement (the “Counterparty Stock Ownership Restriction”). Any purported delivery hereunder shall be void and have no effect to the extent (but only to the extent) that, after such delivery, (i) the Share Amount would exceed the Post-Effective Limit, (ii) the Dealer Group would directly or indirectly so beneficially own in excess of the Threshold Number of Shares or (iii) such delivery would result in a violation of the Counterparty Stock Ownership Restriction. If any delivery owed to Dealer hereunder is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of this provision, Counterparty’s obligation to make such delivery shall not be extinguished and Counterparty shall make such delivery as promptly as practicable after, but in no event later than one Scheduled Trading Day after, Dealer gives notice to Counterparty that, after such delivery, (i) the Share Amount would not exceed the Post-Effective Limit, (ii) the Dealer Group would not directly or indirectly so beneficially own in excess of the Threshold Number of Shares or (iii) such delivery would not result in a violation of the Counterparty Stock Ownership Restriction, as applicable.

 

In addition, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if any delivery owed to Dealer hereunder is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of the immediately preceding paragraph, Dealer shall be permitted to make any payment due in respect of such Shares to Counterparty in two or more tranches that correspond in amount to the number of Shares delivered by Counterparty to Dealer pursuant to the immediately preceding paragraph.

 

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(q)           Commodity Exchange Act. Each of Dealer and Counterparty agrees and represents that it is an “eligible contract participant” as defined in Section 1a(18) of the U.S. Commodity Exchange Act, as amended (the “CEA”), and the Agreement and this Transaction are subject to individual negotiation by the parties and have not been executed or traded on a “trading facility” as defined in Section 1a(51) of the CEA.

 

(r)            Bankruptcy Status. Subject to Paragraph 7(l) above, Dealer acknowledges and agrees that this Confirmation is not intended to convey to Dealer rights with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby that are senior to the claims of Counterparty’s common stockholders in any U.S. bankruptcy proceedings of Counterparty; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be deemed to limit Dealer’s right to pursue remedies in the event of a breach by Counterparty of its obligations and agreements with respect to this Confirmation and the Agreement; and provided, further, that nothing herein shall limit or shall be deemed to limit Dealer’s rights in respect of any transaction other than this Transaction.

 

(s)            No Collateral or Setoff. Notwithstanding Section 6(f) or any other provision of the Agreement or any other agreement between the parties to the contrary, the obligations of Counterparty hereunder are not secured by any collateral. Obligations in respect of this Transaction shall not be set off against any other obligations of the parties, whether arising under the Agreement, under any other agreement between the parties hereto, by operation of law or otherwise, and no other obligations of the parties shall be set off against obligations in respect of this Transaction, whether arising under the Agreement, under any other agreement between the parties hereto, by operation of law or otherwise, and each party hereby waives any such right of setoff.

 

(t)            Tax Matters.

 

(i)For the purpose of Section 3(f) of the Agreement:

 

(A)          Dealer makes the following representations:

 

(1)           It is a “U.S. person” (as that term is used in section 1.1441-4(a)(3)(ii) of United States Treasury Regulations) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

(2)           It is a national banking association organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, and is an exempt recipient under Treasury Regulation Section 1.6049-4(c)(1)(ii).

 

(B)           Counterparty makes the following representations:

 

(1)           It is a “U.S. person” (as that term is used in section 1.1441-4(a)(3)(ii) of United States Treasury Regulations) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

(2)           It is a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes and is organized under the laws of the State of Maryland, and is an exempt recipient under Treasury Regulation Section 1.6049-4(c)(1)(ii)(J).

 

(ii)Withholding Tax imposed on payments to non-US counterparties under the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. “Indemnifiable Tax”, as defined in Section 14 of the Agreement, shall not include any U.S. federal withholding tax imposed or collected pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code (a “FATCA Withholding Tax”). For the avoidance of doubt, a FATCA Withholding Tax is a Tax the deduction or withholding of which is required by applicable law for the purposes of Section 2(d) of the Agreement.

 

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(iii)871(m) Protocol. The parties agree that the definitions and provisions contained in the ISDA 2015 Section 871(m) Protocol, as published by ISDA and as may be amended, supplemented, replaced or superseded from time to time (the “871(m) Protocol”) shall apply to the Agreement as if the parties had adhered to the 871(m) Protocol as of the effective date of the Agreement.

 

(iv)Tax documentation. For the purposes of Sections 4(a)(i) and 4(a)(ii) of the Agreement, Counterparty shall provide to Dealer, and Dealer shall deliver to Counterparty, a valid and duly executed U.S. Internal Revenue Service Form W-9, or any successor thereto, (i) on or before the date of execution of this Confirmation; (ii) promptly upon reasonable demand by the other party; and (iii) promptly upon learning that any such tax form previously provided has become invalid, obsolete, or incorrect. Additionally, Counterparty or Dealer shall, promptly upon reasonable request by the other party, provide such other tax forms and documents reasonably requested by the other party.

 

(v)Change of Account. Section 2(b) of the Agreement is hereby amended by the addition of the following after the word “delivery” in the first line thereof: “to another account in the same legal and tax jurisdiction”.

 

(u)           Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010.  The parties hereby agree that none of (i) Section 739 of the WSTAA, (ii) any similar legal certainty provision included in any legislation enacted, or rule or regulation promulgated, on or after the Trade Date, (iii) the enactment of the WSTAA or any regulation under the WSTAA, (iv) any requirement under the WSTAA or (v) any amendment made by the WSTAA shall limit or otherwise impair either party’s right to terminate, renegotiate, modify, amend or supplement this Confirmation or the Agreement, as applicable, arising from a termination event, force majeure, illegality, increased cost, regulatory change or similar event under this Confirmation, the Equity Definitions or the Agreement (including, but not limited to, any right arising from any Acceleration Event).

 

(v)           Other Forward(s). Counterparty agrees that it shall not cause to occur, or permit to exist, an Unwind Period at any time there is an (1) “Unwind Period” (or equivalent concept) relating to any other issuer forward sale or similar transaction (including, without limitation, any “Transaction” under (and as defined under) any master confirmation for registered forward transactions) with any financial institution other than Dealer (an “Other Forward Transaction”) that is not an Other July 2020 Forward (as defined below), (2) any “Forward Hedge Selling Period” (or equivalent concept) under any Other Forward Transaction or (3) any other period in which Counterparty directly or indirectly issues and sells Shares pursuant to an underwriting agreement (or similar agreement including, without limitation, any distribution agreement). Dealer acknowledges, however, that Counterparty has entered into substantially identical forward transactions for the Shares on the date hereof (each, as amended from time to time, an “Other July 2020 Forward” and, collectively, the “Other July 2020 Forwards”) with Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dealer and Counterparty agree that if Counterparty designates a “Settlement Date” with respect to one or more Other July 2020 Forwards for which “Cash Settlement” or “Net Share Settlement” is applicable, and one or more of the resulting “Unwind Periods” for such Other July 2020 Forwards coincides for any period of time with an Unwind Period for this Transaction (the “Overlap Unwind Period”), Counterparty shall notify Dealer at least one Scheduled Trading Day prior to the commencement of such Overlap Unwind Period of the first Scheduled Trading Day and the length of such Overlap Unwind Period, and Dealer shall be permitted to purchase Shares to unwind its hedge in respect of this Transaction only on every fourth Scheduled Trading Day, commencing on the first day of such Overlap Unwind Period.

 

8.             ISDA 2018 U.S. Resolution Stay Protocol. The parties agree that the definitions and provisions contained in the ISDA 2018 U.S. Resolution Stay Protocol and Attachment thereto as published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. on July 31, 2018 are hereby incorporated into and apply to the Agreement as if set forth in full herein. For these purposes, the following terms as used in the U.S. Stay Protocol shall have the following meanings: “Regulated Entity” shall mean Dealer and “Protocol Covered Agreement” or “Covered Agreement”, as applicable, shall mean the Agreement.

 

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Please confirm your agreement to be bound by the terms stated herein by executing the copy of this Confirmation enclosed for that purpose and returning it to us.

 

  Yours sincerely,
  CITIBANK, N.A.
   
  By: s/ James Heathcote
  Name: James Heathcote
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

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Confirmed as of the date first above written:  
   
ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.  
   
By: s/ Dean A. Shigenaga  
Name: Dean A. Shigenaga  
Title: Co-President and Chief Financial Officer  

 

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SCHEDULE I

 

Forward Price Reduction Date Forward Price Reduction Amount

 

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EX-1.3 4 tm2024124d5_ex1-3.htm EXHIBIT 1.3

 

Exhibit 1.3

 

Execution Version

 

 

 

Date: July 6, 2020
 
To: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
  26 North Euclid Avenue
  Pasadena, CA 91101
 
From: Bank of America, N.A.
  Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park
  New York, NY 10036
  Attn: Rohan Handa
  Telephone: (646) 855-8654
  E-mail: rohan.handa@bofa.com

 

  Re: Registered Forward Transaction

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

The purpose of this letter agreement is to confirm the terms and conditions of the Transaction entered into between Bank of America, N.A. (“Dealer”) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“Counterparty”) on the Trade Date specified below (the “Transaction”). This letter agreement constitutes a “Confirmation” as referred to in the ISDA Master Agreement specified below.

 

The definitions and provisions contained in the 2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions (the “Equity Definitions”), as published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., are incorporated into this Confirmation. In the event of any inconsistency between the Equity Definitions and this Confirmation, this Confirmation shall govern.

 

Each party is hereby advised, and each such party acknowledges, that the other party has engaged in, or refrained from engaging in, substantial financial transactions and has taken other material actions in reliance upon the parties’ entry into the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates on the terms and conditions set forth below.

 

1.       This Confirmation evidences a complete and binding agreement between Dealer and Counterparty as to the terms of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates. This Confirmation shall supplement, form a part of, and be subject to an agreement in the form of the ISDA 2002 Master Agreement (the “Agreement”) as if Dealer and Counterparty had executed an agreement in such form (without any Schedule but with the elections set forth in this Confirmation). In the event of any inconsistency between provisions of that Agreement and this Confirmation, this Confirmation will prevail for the purpose of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates. The parties hereby agree that, other than the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates, no Transaction shall be governed by the Agreement. For purposes of the Equity Definitions, this Transaction is a Share Forward Transaction.

 

2.        The terms of the particular Transaction to which this Confirmation relates are as follows:

 

General Terms:  
  Trade Date: July 6, 2020
  Effective Date: July 9, 2020
  Seller: Counterparty
  Buyer: Dealer

  

 

 

 

  Shares: The common stock of Counterparty, USD 0.01 par value per share (Ticker Symbol: “ARE”)
     
  Number of Shares:

Initially, 1,500,000 Shares (the “Initial Number of Shares”); provided that the Number of Shares is subject to reduction as provided in Paragraph 7(a) below.

 

On each Settlement Date, the Number of Shares shall be reduced by the number of Settlement Shares settled on such date. 

     
  Maturity Date: January 6, 2022 (or, if such date is not a Scheduled Trading Day, the next following Scheduled Trading Day).
     
  Initial Forward Price: USD 154.08 per Share
     
  Forward Price: (a)     On the Effective Date, the Initial Forward Price; and
     
    (b)    on each calendar day thereafter, (i) the Forward Price as of the immediately preceding calendar day multiplied by (ii) the sum of 1 (one) and the Daily Rate for such day; provided that, on each Forward Price Reduction Date, the Forward Price in effect on such date shall be the Forward Price otherwise in effect on such date, minus the Forward Price Reduction Amount for such Forward Price Reduction Date.
     
  Daily Rate: For any day, a rate (which may be positive or negative) equal to (i) (a) Overnight Bank Rate (or if the Overnight Bank Rate is no longer available, a successor rate selected by the Calculation Agent in its commercially reasonable discretion) for such day minus (b) the Spread divided by (ii) 360.
     
  Overnight Bank Rate: For any day, the rate set forth for such day opposite the caption “Overnight bank funding rate”, as such rate is displayed on Bloomberg Screen “OBFR01 <Index> <GO>”, or any successor page (rounded to the nearest one hundredth of a percentage point (0.01%)); provided that, if no rate appears for a particular day on such page, the rate for the immediately preceding day for which a rate does so appear shall be used for such day; and provided further that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Confirmation or otherwise, the Overnight Bank Rate for any Settlement Date shall be the Overnight Bank Rate determined for the day immediately preceding such Settlement Date.
     
  Spread: 0.75%
     
  Prepayment: Not Applicable
     
  Variable Obligation: Not Applicable
     
  Forward Price Reduction Dates: As set forth on Schedule I
     
  Forward Price Reduction Amounts: For each Forward Price Reduction Date, the Forward Price Reduction Amount set forth opposite such date on Schedule I.

 

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  Exchange: New York Stock Exchange
     
  Related Exchange(s): All Exchanges
     
  Clearance System: The Depository Trust Company
     
  Market Disruption Event: Section 6.3(a) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by replacing the first sentence in its entirety with the following: “‘Market Disruption Event’ means in respect of a Share or an Index, the occurrence or existence of (i) a Trading Disruption, (ii) an Exchange Disruption, (iii) an Early Closure or (iv) a Regulatory Disruption, in each case that the Calculation Agent determines is material”.
     
  Early Closure: Section 6.3(d) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the remainder of the provision following the term “Scheduled Closing Time” in the fourth line thereof.
     
  Regulatory Disruption: Any event that Dealer, based on the advice of counsel, determines makes it reasonably necessary or appropriate with regard to any legal, regulatory or self-regulatory requirements or related policies and procedures that generally apply to transactions of a nature and kind similar to the Transaction for Dealer to refrain from or decrease any market activity in connection with the Transaction.
     
Settlement:  
     
  Settlement Currency: USD (all amounts shall be converted to the Settlement Currency in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner by the Calculation Agent)
     
  Settlement Date:

Any Scheduled Trading Day following the Effective Date and up to and including the Maturity Date that is either:

 

(a)       designated by Counterparty as a “Settlement Date” by a written notice (a “Settlement Notice”) that satisfies the Settlement Notice Requirements and is delivered to Dealer no less than (i) two Scheduled Trading Days prior to such Settlement Date, which may be the Maturity Date, if Physical Settlement applies, and (ii) 60 Scheduled Trading Days prior to such Settlement Date, which may be the Maturity Date, if Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement applies; provided that, if Dealer shall fully unwind its hedge with respect to the portion of the Number of Shares to be settled during an Unwind Period by a date that is more than two Scheduled Trading Days prior to a Settlement Date specified above, Dealer may, by written notice to Counterparty, specify any Scheduled Trading Day prior to such original Settlement Date as the Settlement Date (with prior notice to Counterparty at least two Scheduled Trading Days prior to such specified Settlement Date); or

 

(b)       designated by Dealer as a “Settlement Date” pursuant to the “Termination Settlement” provisions of Paragraph 7(f) below; 

 

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    provided that the Maturity Date will be a Settlement Date if on such date the Number of Shares for which a Settlement Date has not already been designated is greater than zero, and provided further that, following the occurrence of at least three consecutive Disrupted Days during an Unwind Period and while such Disrupted Days are continuing, Dealer may designate any subsequent Scheduled Trading Day as the Settlement Date with respect to the portion of the Settlement Shares, if any, for which Dealer has determined an Unwind Purchase Price during such Unwind Period, it being understood that the Unwind Period with respect to the remainder of such Settlement Shares shall, subject to clause (ii) in “Settlement Method Election” below, recommence on the next succeeding Exchange Business Day that is not a Disrupted Day in whole.
     
  Settlement Shares:

 (a)         With respect to any Settlement Date other than the Maturity Date, the number of Shares designated as such by Counterparty in the relevant Settlement Notice or designated by Dealer pursuant to the “Termination Settlement” provisions of Paragraph 7(f) below, as applicable; provided that the Settlement Shares so designated shall (i) not exceed the Number of Shares at that time and (ii) in the case of a designation by Counterparty, be at least equal to the lesser of 100,000 and the Number of Shares at that time; and

     
    (b)           with respect to the Settlement Date on the Maturity Date, a number of Shares equal to the Number of Shares at that time;
     
    in each case with the Number of Shares determined taking into account pending Settlement Shares.
     
  Settlement Method Election: Physical Settlement, Cash Settlement, or Net Share Settlement, at the election of Counterparty as set forth in a Settlement Notice that satisfies the Settlement Notice Requirements; provided that Physical Settlement shall apply (i) if no Settlement Method is validly selected, (ii) with respect to any Settlement Shares in respect of which Dealer is unable, in good faith and in its commercially reasonable discretion, to unwind its hedge by the end of the Unwind Period (taking into account any restrictions on Dealer resulting from any Overlap Unwind Period (as defined below) and any Unwind Period (or equivalent concept) under any outstanding forward transactions with Counterparty to which Dealer or its affiliate is a party (“Other Dealer Forward Transactions”)) (A) in a manner that, in the reasonable discretion of Dealer, based on advice of counsel, is consistent with the requirements for qualifying for the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 (“Rule 10b-18”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or (B) due to the occurrence of Disrupted Days or to the lack of sufficient liquidity in the Shares on any Exchange Business Day during the Unwind Period, (iii) to any Termination Settlement Date (as defined under “Termination Settlement” in Paragraph 7(f) below) and (iv) if the Maturity Date is a Settlement Date other than as the result of a valid Settlement Notice, in respect of such Settlement Date; provided further that, if Physical Settlement applies under clause (ii) immediately above, Dealer shall provide written notice to Counterparty at least two Scheduled Trading Days prior to the applicable Settlement Date.

 

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  Settlement Notice Requirements: Notwithstanding any other provision hereof, a Settlement Notice delivered by Counterparty that specifies Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement will not be effective to establish a Settlement Date or require Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement unless Counterparty delivers to Dealer with such Settlement Notice a representation, dated as of the date of such Settlement Notice and signed by Counterparty, in the form set forth in clause (i) under the heading “Additional Representations and Agreements of Counterparty” in Paragraph 7(d) below.
  Physical Settlement: If Physical Settlement is applicable, then Counterparty shall deliver to Dealer through the Clearance System a number of Shares equal to the Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date, and Dealer shall pay to Counterparty, by wire transfer of immediately available funds to an account designated by Counterparty, an amount equal to the Physical Settlement Amount for such Settlement Date.  If, on any Settlement Date, the Shares to be delivered by Counterparty to Dealer hereunder are not so delivered (the “Deferred Shares”), and a Forward Price Reduction Date occurs during the period from, and including, such Settlement Date to, but excluding, the date such Shares are actually delivered to Dealer, then the portion of the Physical Settlement Amount payable by Dealer to Counterparty in respect of the Deferred Shares shall be reduced by an amount equal to the Forward Price Reduction Amount for such Forward Price Reduction Date, multiplied by the number of Deferred Shares.
  Physical Settlement Amount: For any Settlement Date for which Physical Settlement is applicable, an amount in cash equal to the product of (a) the Forward Price in effect on the relevant Settlement Date multiplied by (b) the Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date.
  Cash Settlement: On any Settlement Date in respect of which Cash Settlement applies, if the Cash Settlement Amount is a positive number, Dealer will pay the Cash Settlement Amount to Counterparty.  If the Cash Settlement Amount is a negative number, Counterparty will pay the absolute value of the Cash Settlement Amount to Dealer.  Such amounts shall be paid on such Settlement Date by wire transfer of immediately available funds.
  Cash Settlement Amount:

An amount determined by the Calculation Agent equal to:

 

(a)       (i)(A) the weighted average (weighted on the same basis as clause (B)) of the Forward Prices on each day during the applicable Unwind Period (calculated assuming no reduction to the Forward Price for any Forward Price Reduction Date that occurs during such Unwind Period, which is accounted for in clause (b) below), minus USD 0.02, minus (B) the weighted average price (the “Unwind Purchase Price”) at which Dealer purchases Shares during the Unwind Period to unwind its hedge with respect to the portion of the Number of Shares to be settled during the Unwind Period (including, for the avoidance of doubt, purchases on any Disrupted Day in part), taking into account Shares anticipated to be delivered or received if Net Share Settlement applies, and the restrictions of Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act agreed to hereunder, multiplied by (ii) the Settlement Shares for the relevant Settlement Date; minus 

 

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    (b)        the product of (i) the Forward Price Reduction Amount for any Forward Price Reduction Date that occurs during such Unwind Period, and (ii) the number of Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date with respect to which Dealer has not unwound its hedge, including the settlement of such unwinds, as of such Forward Price Reduction Date. 
     
  Net Share Settlement: On any Settlement Date in respect of which Net Share Settlement applies, if the Cash Settlement Amount is a (i) positive number, Dealer shall deliver a number of Shares to Counterparty equal to the Net Share Settlement Shares, or (ii) negative number, Counterparty shall deliver a number of Shares to Dealer equal to the Net Share Settlement Shares; provided that, if Dealer determines in its commercially reasonable judgment that it would be required to deliver Net Share Settlement Shares to Counterparty, Dealer may elect to deliver a portion of such Net Share Settlement Shares on one or more dates prior to the applicable Settlement Date.
     
  Net Share Settlement Shares: With respect to a Settlement Date, the absolute value of the Cash Settlement Amount divided by the Unwind Purchase Price, with the number of Shares rounded up in the event such calculation results in a fractional number.
     
  Unwind Period: The period from and including the first Exchange Business Day following the date Counterparty validly elects Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement in respect of a Settlement Date through the second Scheduled Trading Day preceding such Settlement Date, subject to “Termination Settlement” as described in Paragraph 7(f) below.
     
  Failure to Deliver: Applicable if Dealer is required to deliver Shares hereunder; otherwise, Not Applicable.
     
  Share Cap: Notwithstanding any other provision of this Confirmation, in no event will Counterparty be required to deliver to Dealer on any Settlement Date, whether pursuant to Physical Settlement, Net Share Settlement or any Private Placement Settlement, a number of Shares in excess of (i) 1.25 times the Initial Number of Shares, subject to adjustment from time to time in accordance with the provisions of this Confirmation or the Equity Definitions minus (ii) the aggregate number of Shares delivered by Counterparty to Dealer hereunder prior to such Settlement Date.
Adjustments:  
     
  Method of Adjustment: Calculation Agent Adjustment.  Section 11.2(e) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting clause (iii) thereof, and  Section 11.2(e)(vii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by adding the words “that is within the Issuer’s control” immediately after the word “event”.  For the avoidance of doubt, the declaration or payment of a cash dividend will not constitute a Potential Adjustment Event.

 

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  Additional Adjustment: If, in Dealer’s commercially reasonable judgment, the actual cost to Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer), over any 20 consecutive Scheduled Trading Days, of borrowing a number of Shares equal to the Number of Shares to hedge in a commercially reasonable manner its exposure to this Transaction exceeds a weighted average rate equal to 50 basis points per annum, the Calculation Agent shall reduce the Forward Price in order to compensate Dealer for the amount by which such cost exceeded a weighted average rate equal to 50 basis points per annum during such period.
Extraordinary Events:  
  Extraordinary Events: In lieu of the applicable provisions contained in Article 12 of the Equity Definitions, the consequences of any Extraordinary Event (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Merger Event, Tender Offer, Nationalization, Insolvency, Delisting, or Change In Law) shall be as specified below under the headings “Acceleration  Events” and “Termination Settlement” in Paragraphs 7(e) and 7(f), respectively. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in the Equity Definitions, no Additional Disruption Event will be applicable except to the extent expressly referenced in Paragraph 7(e)(iv) below.  The definition of “Tender Offer” in Section 12.1(d) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by replacing “10%” with “15%.”
  Non-Reliance: Applicable
  Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Hedging Activities: Applicable
  Additional Acknowledgments: Applicable
  Transfer: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in the Agreement, Dealer may assign, transfer and set over all rights, title and interest, powers, privileges and remedies of Dealer under this Transaction, in whole or in part, to any affiliate of Dealer, whose obligations hereunder are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Dealer or Dealer’s ultimate parent entity, without the consent of Counterparty.
  3.        Calculation Agent: Dealer, whose judgments, determinations and calculations shall be made in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner; provided that, following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default of the type described in Section 5(a)(vii) of the Agreement with respect to which Dealer is the sole Defaulting Party, if the Calculation Agent fails to timely make any calculation, adjustment or determination required to be made by the Calculation Agent hereunder or to perform any obligation of the Calculation Agent hereunder and such failure continues for five (5) Exchange Business Days following notice to the Calculation Agent by Counterparty of such failure, Counterparty shall have the right to designate a nationally recognized third-party dealer in over-the-counter corporate equity derivatives to act, during the period commencing on the date such Event of Default occurred and ending on the Early Termination Date with respect to such Event of Default, as the Calculation Agent.  Following any determination or calculation by the Calculation Agent hereunder, upon a written request by Counterparty, the Calculation Agent shall promptly (but in any event within three Scheduled Trading Days) provide to Counterparty by e-mail to the e-mail address provided by Counterparty in such request a report (in a commonly used file format for the storage and manipulation of financial data) displaying in reasonable detail the basis for such determination or calculation (including any assumptions used in making such determination or calculation), it being understood that the Calculation Agent shall not be obligated to disclose any proprietary or confidential models or other proprietary or confidential information used by it for such determination or calculation.

 

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4.       Account Details:  
   
(a) Account for delivery of Shares to Dealer: To be furnished
   
(b) Account for delivery of Shares to Counterparty: To be furnished
   
(c) Account for payments to Counterparty: To be advised under separate cover or telephone confirmed prior to each Settlement Date
   
(d) Account for payments to Dealer: To be advised under separate cover or telephone confirmed prior to each Settlement Date
 
5.         Offices:
 
The Office of Counterparty for the Transaction is:  Inapplicable, Counterparty is not a Multibranch Party
 
The Office of Dealer for the Transaction is: New York
  
6.         Notices:  For purposes of this Confirmation:
 

 

(a)                 Address for notices or communications to Counterparty:

 

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Attn: Secretary

26 North Euclid Avenue

Pasadena, California 91101

Telephone: (626) 578-0777

Facsimile: (626) 578-0896

 

with a copy to:

 

Kenneth Kohler

Morrison & Foerster LLP

707 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90017

E-mail: KKohler@mofo.com

 

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(b)                Address for notices or communications to Dealer:

 

Bank of America, N.A.

Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park

New York, NY 10036

Attn: Rohan Handa

Telephone: (646) 855-8654

E-mail: rohan.handa@bofa.com

 

with a copy to:

 

Robert Stewart

Bank of America, N.A.

Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park

New York, NY 10036

Telephone: (646) 855-0711

E-mail: rstewart4@bofa.com

 

7.       Other Provisions:

 

(a)                 Conditions to Effectiveness. The effectiveness of this Confirmation on the Effective Date shall be subject to the satisfaction or waiver by Dealer of the following conditions: (i) the condition that the representations and warranties of Counterparty contained in the Underwriting Agreement, dated the date hereof, among Counterparty, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (as agent for Citibank, N.A.), Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the forward sellers, Citibank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the forward purchasers, and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several Underwriters named therein (the “Underwriting Agreement”) and any certificate delivered pursuant thereto by Counterparty are true and correct on the Effective Date as if made as of the Effective Date, (ii) the condition that Counterparty has performed all of the obligations required to be performed by it under the Underwriting Agreement on or prior to the Effective Date, (iii) all of the conditions set forth or referenced in Section 7 of the Underwriting Agreement have been satisfied, (iv) the Underwriting Agreement remains in effect and has not terminated pursuant to Section 8 of the Underwriting Agreement, and (v) the condition that, as determined by Dealer in good faith and a commercially reasonable manner, neither of the following has occurred (A) Dealer is unable to borrow and deliver for sale a number of Shares equal to the Initial Number of Shares, or (B) in Dealer’s commercially reasonable judgment either it is impracticable to do so or Dealer would incur a stock loan cost of more than a rate equal to 200 basis points per annum to do so (in which event this Confirmation shall be effective but the Initial Number of Shares for this Transaction shall be the number of Shares Dealer is required to deliver in accordance with Section 1 of the Underwriting Agreement).

 

(b)                 Interpretive Letter. Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that this Transaction is being entered into in accordance with the October 9, 2003 interpretive letter from the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission to Goldman, Sachs & Co. (the “Interpretive Letter”) and agrees to take all actions, and to omit to take any actions, reasonably requested by Dealer for this Transaction to comply with the Interpretive Letter. Without limiting the foregoing, Counterparty agrees that neither it nor any “affiliated purchaser” (as defined in Regulation M (“Regulation M”) promulgated under the Exchange Act) will, directly or indirectly, bid for, purchase or attempt to induce any person to bid for or purchase, the Shares or securities that are convertible into, or exchangeable or exercisable for, Shares during any “restricted period” as such term is defined in Regulation M. In addition, Counterparty represents that it is eligible to conduct a primary offering of Shares on Form S-3, the offering contemplated by the Underwriting Agreement complies with Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the Shares are “actively traded” as defined in Rule 101(c)(1) of Regulation M.

 

(c)                 Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Shares.

 

(i)       Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that, in respect of any Shares delivered to Dealer hereunder, such Shares shall be newly issued (unless mutually agreed otherwise by the parties) and, upon such delivery, duly and validly authorized, issued and outstanding, fully paid and nonassessable, free of any lien, charge, claim or other encumbrance and not subject to any preemptive or similar rights and shall, upon such issuance, be accepted for listing or quotation on the Exchange.

 

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(ii)       Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) will hedge its exposure to this Transaction by selling Shares borrowed from third party securities lenders or other Shares pursuant to a registration statement, and that, pursuant to the terms of the Interpretive Letter, the Shares (up to the Initial Number of Shares) delivered, pledged or loaned by Counterparty to Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) in connection with this Transaction may be used by Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) to return to securities lenders without further registration or other restrictions under the Securities Act, in the hands of those securities lenders, irrespective of whether such securities loan is effected by Dealer or an affiliate of Dealer. Accordingly, subject to Paragraph 7(g) below, Counterparty agrees that the Shares that it delivers, pledges or loans to Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) on or prior to the final Settlement Date will not bear a restrictive legend and that such Shares will be deposited in, and the delivery thereof shall be effected through the facilities of, the Clearance System.

 

(iii)       Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that it has reserved and will keep available at all times, free from preemptive or similar rights and free from any lien, charge, claim or other encumbrance, authorized but unissued Shares at least equal to the Share Cap, solely for the purpose of settlement under this Transaction.

 

(iv)       Unless the provisions set forth below under “Private Placement Procedures” are applicable, Dealer agrees to use any Shares delivered by Counterparty hereunder on any Settlement Date to return to securities lenders to close out open securities loans created by Dealer or an affiliate of Dealer in the course of Dealer’s or such affiliate’s hedging activities related to Dealer’s exposure under this Transaction.

 

(v)       In connection with bids and purchases of Shares in connection with any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement of this Transaction, Dealer shall use its reasonable efforts, based on the advice of counsel and taking into account any Unwind Period (or equivalent concept) under any outstanding Other Dealer Forward Transactions, to conduct its activities, or cause its affiliates to conduct their activities, in a manner consistent with the requirements of the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act, as if such provisions were applicable to such purchases.

 

(d)                Additional Representations and Agreements of Counterparty. Counterparty represents, warrants and agrees as follows:

 

(i)       Counterparty represents to Dealer on the Trade Date and on any date that Counterparty notifies Dealer that Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement applies to this Transaction, that (A) Counterparty is not aware of any material nonpublic information regarding Counterparty or the Shares, (B) each of its filings under the Securities Act, the Exchange Act or other applicable securities laws that are required to be filed have been filed and that, as of the date of this representation, when considered as a whole (with the more recent such filings deemed to amend inconsistent statements contained in any earlier such filings), there is no misstatement of material fact contained therein or omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements made therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading and (C) Counterparty is not entering into this Confirmation nor making any election hereunder to create actual or apparent trading activity in the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for Shares) or to raise or depress or otherwise manipulate the price of the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for Shares) or otherwise in violation of the Exchange Act.

 

(ii)       It is the intent of Dealer and Counterparty that following any election of Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement by Counterparty, the purchase of Shares by Dealer during any Unwind Period comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-l(c)(l)(i)(B) of the Exchange Act and that this Confirmation shall be interpreted to comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-l(c). Counterparty acknowledges that (i) during any Unwind Period, Counterparty shall not have, and shall not attempt to exercise, any influence over how, when or whether to effect purchases of Shares by Dealer (or its agent or affiliate) in connection with this Confirmation and (ii) Counterparty is entering into the Agreement and this Confirmation in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade compliance with federal securities laws including, without limitation, Rule 10b-5 promulgated under the Exchange Act.

 

(iii)       Counterparty shall, at least one day prior to the first day of any Unwind Period, notify Dealer of the total number of Shares purchased in Rule 10b-18 purchases of blocks pursuant to the once-a-week block exception contained in Rule 10b-18(b)(4) by or for Counterparty or any of its affiliated purchasers during each of the four calendar weeks preceding the first day of the Unwind Period and during the calendar week in which the first day of the Unwind Period occurs (“Rule 10b-18 purchase”, “blocks” and “affiliated purchaser” each being used as defined in Rule 10b-18).

 

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(iv)       During any Unwind Period, Counterparty shall (i) notify Dealer prior to the opening of trading in the Shares on any day on which Counterparty makes, or Counterparty reasonably expects in advance of the opening to be made, any public announcement (as defined in Rule 165(f) under the Securities Act) of any merger, acquisition, or similar transaction involving a recapitalization relating to Counterparty (other than any such transaction in which the consideration consists solely of cash and there is no valuation period), (ii) promptly notify Dealer following any such announcement that such announcement has been made, and (iii) promptly deliver to Dealer following the making of any such announcement information indicating (A) Counterparty’s average daily Rule 10b-18 purchases (as defined in Rule 10b-18) during the three full calendar months preceding the date of the announcement of such transaction and (B) Counterparty’s block purchases (as defined in Rule 10b-18) effected pursuant to paragraph (b)(4) of Rule 10b-18 during the three full calendar months preceding the date of the announcement of such transaction. In addition, Counterparty shall promptly notify Dealer of the earlier to occur of the completion of such transaction and the completion of the vote by target shareholders.

 

(v)       Neither Counterparty nor any of its affiliated purchasers (within the meaning of Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act) shall take or refrain from taking any action (including, without limitation, any direct purchases by Counterparty or any of its affiliates, or any purchases by a party to a derivative transaction with Counterparty or any of its affiliates), either under this Confirmation, under another agreement with Dealer or another party or otherwise, that might reasonably be expected to cause any purchases of Shares by Dealer or any of its affiliates in connection with any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement (or equivalent concept) of this Transaction or any outstanding Other Dealer Forward Transactions not to meet the requirements of the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 determined as if all such foregoing purchases were made by Counterparty.

 

(vi)       Counterparty will not engage in any “distribution” (as defined in Regulation M), other than a distribution meeting the requirements of the exception set forth in Rules 101(b)(10) or 102(b)(7) of Regulation M, that would cause a “restricted period” (as defined in Regulation M) to occur during any Unwind Period.

 

(vii)       Counterparty is not, and after giving effect to the transactions contemplated hereby will not be, required to register as an “investment company” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

(viii)       Counterparty is not insolvent, nor will Counterparty be rendered insolvent as a result of this Transaction or its performance of the terms hereof.

 

(ix)       Without limiting the generality of Section 13.1 of the Equity Definitions, Counterparty acknowledges that Dealer is not making any representations or warranties or taking any position or expressing any view with respect to the treatment of this Transaction under any accounting standards including ASC Topic 260, Earnings Per Share, ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, or ASC Topic 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity and ASC 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging – Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (or any successor issue statements) or under FASB’s Liabilities & Equity Project.

 

(x)       Counterparty understands no obligations of Dealer to it hereunder will be entitled to the benefit of deposit insurance and that such obligations will not be guaranteed by any affiliate of Dealer or any governmental agency.

 

(xi)       To Counterparty’s actual knowledge, no federal, state or local (including non-U.S. jurisdictions) law, rule, regulation or regulatory order applicable to the Shares would give rise to any reporting, consent, registration or other requirement (including without limitation a requirement to obtain prior approval from any person or entity) as a result of Dealer or its affiliates owning or holding (however defined) Shares, other than Sections 13 and 16 under the Exchange Act and Section 7.2.1 of Counterparty’s Articles of Amendment and Restatement.

 

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(xii)       No filing with, or approval, authorization, consent, license, registration, qualification, order or decree of, any court or governmental authority or agency, domestic or foreign, is necessary or required for the execution, delivery and performance by Counterparty of this Confirmation and the consummation of this Transaction (including, without limitation, the issuance and delivery of Shares on any Settlement Date) except (i) such as have been obtained under the Securities Act and (ii) as may be required to be obtained under state securities laws.

 

(xiii)       Counterparty (i) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business affairs as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of entering into this Transaction; (ii) has consulted with its own legal, financial, accounting and tax advisors in connection with this Transaction; and (iii) is entering into this Transaction for a bona fide business purpose.

 

(xiv)       Counterparty will, by the next succeeding Scheduled Trading Day notify Dealer upon obtaining knowledge of the occurrence of any event that would constitute an Event of Default, a Potential Event of Default or a Potential Adjustment Event.

 

(e)                 Acceleration Events. Each of the following events shall constitute an “Acceleration Event”:

 

(i)               Stock Borrow Event. In the commercially reasonable judgment of Dealer (A) Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) is not able to hedge in a commercially reasonable manner its exposure under this Transaction because insufficient Shares are made available for borrowing by securities lenders or (B) Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) would incur a cost to borrow (or to maintain a borrow of) Shares to hedge in a commercially reasonable manner its exposure under this Transaction that is greater than a rate equal to 200 basis points per annum (each, a “Stock Borrow Event”);

 

(ii)                Dividends and Other Distributions. On any day occurring after the Trade Date, Counterparty declares a distribution, issue or dividend to existing holders of the Shares of (A) any cash dividend (other than an Extraordinary Dividend) to the extent all cash dividends having an ex-dividend date during the period from, and including, any Forward Price Reduction Date (with the Trade Date being a Forward Price Reduction Date for purposes of this paragraph (ii) only) to, but excluding, the next subsequent Forward Price Reduction Date exceeds, on a per Share basis, the Forward Price Reduction Amount set forth opposite the first date of any such period on Schedule I, (B) any Extraordinary Dividend, (C) any share capital or other securities of another issuer acquired or owned (directly or indirectly) by Counterparty as a result of a spin-off or other similar transaction or (D) any other type of securities (other than Shares), rights or warrants or other assets, in any case for payment (cash or other consideration) at less than the prevailing market price, as determined in a commercially reasonable manner by Dealer; “Extraordinary Dividend” means any dividend or distribution (that is not an ordinary cash dividend) declared by the Issuer with respect to the Shares that, in the commercially reasonable determination of Dealer, is (1) a dividend or distribution declared on the Shares at a time at which the Issuer has not previously declared or paid dividends or distributions on such Shares for the prior four quarterly periods, (2) a payment or distribution by the Issuer to holders of Shares that the Issuer announces will be an “extraordinary” or “special” dividend or distribution, (3) a payment by the Issuer to holders of Shares out of the Issuer’s capital and surplus or (4) any other “special” dividend or distribution on the Shares that is, by its terms or declared intent, outside the normal course of operations or normal dividend policies or practices of the Issuer;

 

(iii)               ISDA Termination. Either Dealer or Counterparty has the right to designate an Early Termination Date pursuant to Section 6 of the Agreement;

 

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(iv)               Other ISDA Events. The announcement of any event that, if consummated, would result in a Merger Event, Tender Offer, Nationalization, Insolvency or Delisting or the occurrence of any Hedging Disruption (with Dealer as the Hedging Party) or Change in Law; provided that, in case of a Delisting, in addition to the provisions of Section 12.6(a)(iii) of the Equity Definitions, it will also constitute a Delisting if the Exchange is located in the United States and the Shares are not immediately re-listed, re-traded or re-quoted on any of the New York Stock Exchange, The NASDAQ Global Select Market or The NASDAQ Global Market (or their respective successors); provided further that (i) the definition of “Change in Law” provided in Section 12.9(a)(ii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by (A) replacing the phrase “the interpretation” in the third line thereof with the phrase “or announcement or statement of the formal or informal interpretation” and (B) immediately following the word “Transaction” in clause (X) thereof, adding the phrase “in the manner contemplated by Dealer on the Trade Date” and (ii) any determination as to whether (A) the adoption of or any change in any applicable law or regulation (including, without limitation, any tax law) or (B) the promulgation of or any change in or announcement or statement of the formal or informal interpretation by any court, tribunal or regulatory authority with competent jurisdiction of any applicable law or regulation (including any action taken by a taxing authority), in each case, constitutes a “Change in Law” shall be made without regard to Section 739 of the Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 (the “WSTAA”) or any similar provision in any legislation enacted on or after the Trade Date; or

 

(v)                 Ownership Event. In the good faith judgment of Dealer, on any day, the Share Amount for such day exceeds the Post-Effective Limit for such day (if any applies) (each, an “Ownership Event”). For purposes of this clause (v), the “Share Amount” as of any day is the number of Shares that Dealer and any person whose ownership position would be aggregated with that of Dealer (Dealer or any such person, a “Dealer Person”) under any law, rule, regulation or regulatory order (other than any obligations under Section 13 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder) or Counterparty constituent document that for any reason is, or after the Trade Date becomes, applicable to ownership of Shares (“Applicable Provisions”), owns, beneficially owns, constructively owns, controls, holds the power to vote or otherwise meets a relevant definition of ownership of under the Applicable Provisions, as determined by Dealer in its reasonable discretion. The “Post-Effective Limit” means (x) the minimum number of Shares that would give rise to reporting or registration obligations or other requirements (including obtaining prior approval from any person or entity) of a Dealer Person, or would result in an adverse effect on a Dealer Person, under the Applicable Provisions, as determined by Dealer in its reasonable discretion, minus (y) 1.0% of the number of Shares outstanding.

 

(f)                  Termination Settlement. Upon the occurrence of any Acceleration Event, Dealer shall have the right to designate, upon at least one Scheduled Trading Day’s notice, any Scheduled Trading Day following such occurrence to be a Settlement Date hereunder (a “Termination Settlement Date”) to which Physical Settlement shall apply, and to select the number of Settlement Shares relating to such Termination Settlement Date; provided that (i) in the case of an Acceleration Event arising out of an Ownership Event, the number of Settlement Shares so designated by Dealer shall not exceed the number of Shares necessary to reduce the Share Amount to reasonably below the Post-Effective Limit and (ii) in the case of an Acceleration Event arising out of a Stock Borrow Event, the number of Settlement Shares so designated by Dealer shall not exceed the number of Shares as to which such Stock Borrow Event exists. If, upon designation of a Termination Settlement Date by Dealer pursuant to the preceding sentence, Counterparty fails to deliver the Settlement Shares relating to such Termination Settlement Date when due or otherwise fails to perform obligations within its control in respect of this Transaction, it shall be an Event of Default with respect to Counterparty and Section 6 of the Agreement shall apply. If an Acceleration Event occurs during an Unwind Period relating to a number of Settlement Shares to which Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement applies, then on the Termination Settlement Date relating to such Acceleration Event, notwithstanding any election to the contrary by Counterparty, Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement shall apply to the portion of the Settlement Shares relating to such Unwind Period as to which Dealer has unwound its hedge and Physical Settlement shall apply in respect of (x) the remainder (if any) of such Settlement Shares and (y) the Settlement Shares designated by Dealer in respect of such Termination Settlement Date. If an Acceleration Event occurs after Counterparty has designated a Settlement Date to which Physical Settlement applies but before the relevant Settlement Shares have been delivered to Dealer, then Dealer shall have the right to cancel such Settlement Date and designate a Termination Settlement Date in respect of such Shares pursuant to the first sentence hereof.

 

(g)                 Private Placement Procedures. If Counterparty is unable to comply with the provisions of sub-paragraph (ii) of “Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Shares” above because of a change in law or a change in the policy of the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff, or Dealer otherwise determines that in its reasonable opinion any Shares to be delivered to Dealer by Counterparty may not be freely returned by Dealer or its affiliates to securities lenders as described under such sub-paragraph (ii) or otherwise constitute “restricted securities” as defined in Rule 144 under the Securities Act, then delivery of any such Shares (the “Restricted Shares”) shall be effected as provided below, unless waived by Dealer.

 

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(i)       If Counterparty delivers the Restricted Shares pursuant to this clause (i) (a “Private Placement Settlement”), then delivery of Restricted Shares by Counterparty shall be effected in accordance with private placement procedures customary for private placements of equity securities of substantially similar size with respect to such Restricted Shares reasonably acceptable to Dealer; provided that Counterparty may not elect a Private Placement Settlement if, on the date of its election, it has taken, or caused to be taken, any action that would make unavailable either the exemption pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act for the sale by Counterparty to Dealer (or any affiliate designated by Dealer) of the Restricted Shares or the exemption pursuant to Section 4(a)(1) or Section 4(a)(3) of the Securities Act for resales of the Restricted Shares by Dealer (or any such affiliate of Dealer), and if Counterparty fails to deliver the Restricted Shares when due or otherwise fails to perform obligations within its control in respect of a Private Placement Settlement, it shall be an Event of Default with respect to Counterparty and Section 6 of the Agreement shall apply. The Private Placement Settlement of such Restricted Shares shall include customary representations, covenants, blue sky and other governmental filings and/or registrations, indemnities to Dealer, due diligence rights (for Dealer or any designated buyer of the Restricted Shares by Dealer), opinions and certificates, and such other documentation as is customary for private placement agreements of equity securities of a substantially similar size, all reasonably acceptable to Dealer. In the case of a Private Placement Settlement, Dealer shall, in its good faith discretion, adjust the amount of Restricted Shares to be delivered to Dealer hereunder in a commercially reasonable manner to reflect the fact that such Restricted Shares may not be freely returned to securities lenders by Dealer and may only be saleable by Dealer at a discount to reflect the lack of liquidity in Restricted Shares. Notwithstanding the Agreement or this Confirmation, the date of delivery of such Restricted Shares shall be the Clearance System Business Day following notice by Dealer to Counterparty of the number of Restricted Shares to be delivered pursuant to this clause (i). For the avoidance of doubt, delivery of Restricted Shares shall be due as set forth in the previous sentence and not be due on the date that would otherwise be applicable.

 

(ii)       If Counterparty delivers any Restricted Shares in respect of this Transaction, Counterparty agrees that (A) such Shares may be transferred by and among Dealer and its affiliates and (B) after the minimum “holding period” within the meaning of Rule 144(d) under the Securities Act has elapsed, Counterparty shall promptly remove, or cause the transfer agent for the Shares to remove, any legends referring to any transfer restrictions from such Shares upon delivery by Dealer (or such affiliate of Dealer) to Counterparty or such transfer agent of any seller’s and broker’s representation letters customarily delivered by Dealer or its affiliates in connection with resales of restricted securities pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act, each without any further requirement for the delivery of any certificate, consent, agreement, opinion of counsel, notice or any other document, any transfer tax stamps or payment of any other amount or any other action by Dealer (or such affiliate of Dealer).

 

(h)                 Indemnity. Counterparty agrees to indemnify Dealer and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and controlling persons (Dealer and each such affiliate or person being an “Indemnified Party”) from and against any and all losses, claims, damages and liabilities, joint and several, incurred by or asserted against such Indemnified Party arising out of, in connection with, or relating to any breach of any covenant or representation made by Counterparty in this Confirmation or the Agreement and will reimburse any Indemnified Party for all reasonable expenses (including reasonable legal fees and reasonable expenses) as they are incurred in connection with the investigation of, preparation for, or defense of any pending or threatened claim or any action or proceeding arising therefrom (whether or not such Indemnified Party is a party thereto), except to the extent determined in a final and nonappealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from Dealer’s gross negligence, fraud, bad faith and/or willful misconduct or from a breach of any representation or covenant of Dealer contained in this Confirmation or the Agreement. The foregoing provisions shall survive any termination or completion of the Transaction.

 

(i)                  Waiver of Trial by Jury. Each of Counterparty and Dealer hereby irrevocably waives (on its own behalf and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, on behalf of its stockholders) all right to trial by jury in any action, proceeding or counterclaim (whether based on contract, tort or otherwise) arising out of or relating to the Transaction or the actions of DEALER or its affiliates in the negotiation, performance or enforcement hereof.

 

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(j)                  Governing Law/Jurisdiction. This Confirmation and any claim, controversy or dispute arising under or related to this Confirmation shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without reference to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. The parties hereto irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York and the United States Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with all matters relating hereto and waive any objection to the laying of venue in, and any claim of inconvenient forum with respect to, these courts.

 

(k)                Designation by Dealer. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Confirmation to the contrary requiring or allowing Dealer to purchase, sell, receive or deliver any Shares or other securities to or from Counterparty, Dealer may designate any of its affiliates to purchase, sell, receive or deliver such Shares or other securities and otherwise to perform Dealer obligations in respect of the Transaction and any such designee may assume such obligations. Dealer shall be discharged of its obligations to Counterparty only to the extent of any such performance.

 

(l)                  Insolvency Filing. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in the Agreement or in the Equity Definitions, upon any Insolvency Filing or other proceeding under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in respect of the Issuer, this Transaction shall automatically terminate on the date thereof without further liability of either party to this Confirmation to the other party (except for any liability in respect of any breach of representation or covenant by a party under this Confirmation prior to the date of such Insolvency Filing or other proceeding), it being understood that this Transaction is a contract for the issuance of Shares by the Issuer.

 

(m)               Disclosure. Effective from the date of commencement of discussions concerning the Transaction, each of Dealer and Counterparty and each of their employees, representatives, or other agents may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the tax treatment and tax structure of the Transaction and all materials of any kind (including opinions or other tax analyses) relating to such tax treatment and tax structure.

 

(n)                Right to Extend. Dealer may postpone any Settlement Date or any other date of valuation or delivery, with respect to some or all of the relevant Settlement Shares, if Dealer determines, based on the advice of counsel, that such extension is reasonably necessary or appropriate to enable Dealer to effect purchases of Shares in connection with its hedging activity hereunder in a manner that would, if Dealer were Counterparty or an affiliated purchaser of Counterparty, be in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

 

(o)                 Counterparty Share Repurchases. Counterparty agrees not to repurchase, directly or indirectly, any Shares if, immediately following such purchase, the Outstanding Share Percentage would be equal to or greater than 4.5%. The “Outstanding Share Percentage” as of any day is the fraction (1) the numerator of which is the aggregate “Number of Shares” (or equivalent concept) for this Transaction and all outstanding Other Dealer Forward Transactions and (2) the denominator of which is the number of Shares outstanding on such day.

 

(p)                Limit on Beneficial Ownership. Notwithstanding any other provisions hereof, Dealer shall not have the right to acquire Shares hereunder and Dealer shall not be entitled to take delivery of any Shares hereunder (in each case, whether in connection with the purchase of Shares on any Settlement Date or any Termination Settlement Date, any Private Placement Settlement or otherwise) to the extent (but only to the extent) that, after such receipt of any Shares hereunder, (i) the Share Amount would exceed the Post-Effective Limit, (ii) Dealer and each person subject to aggregation of Shares with Dealer under Section 13 or Section 16 of the Exchange Act and rules promulgated thereunder, including any “group” of which Dealer or its affiliates is a part, (the “Dealer Group”) would directly or indirectly beneficially own (as such term is defined for purposes of Section 13 or Section 16 of the Exchange Act and rules promulgated thereunder) in excess of 8.0% of the then outstanding Shares (the “Threshold Number of Shares”) or (iii) such acquisition would result in a violation of any restriction on ownership and transfers set forth in Section 7.2.1 of Counterparty’s Articles of Amendment and Restatement (the “Counterparty Stock Ownership Restriction”). Any purported delivery hereunder shall be void and have no effect to the extent (but only to the extent) that, after such delivery, (i) the Share Amount would exceed the Post-Effective Limit, (ii) the Dealer Group would directly or indirectly so beneficially own in excess of the Threshold Number of Shares or (iii) such delivery would result in a violation of the Counterparty Stock Ownership Restriction. If any delivery owed to Dealer hereunder is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of this provision, Counterparty’s obligation to make such delivery shall not be extinguished and Counterparty shall make such delivery as promptly as practicable after, but in no event later than one Scheduled Trading Day after, Dealer gives notice to Counterparty that, after such delivery, (i) the Share Amount would not exceed the Post-Effective Limit, (ii) the Dealer Group would not directly or indirectly so beneficially own in excess of the Threshold Number of Shares or (iii) such delivery would not result in a violation of the Counterparty Stock Ownership Restriction, as applicable.

 

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In addition, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if any delivery owed to Dealer hereunder is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of the immediately preceding paragraph, Dealer shall be permitted to make any payment due in respect of such Shares to Counterparty in two or more tranches that correspond in amount to the number of Shares delivered by Counterparty to Dealer pursuant to the immediately preceding paragraph.

 

(q)                Commodity Exchange Act. Each of Dealer and Counterparty agrees and represents that it is an “eligible contract participant” as defined in Section 1a(18) of the U.S. Commodity Exchange Act, as amended (the “CEA”), and the Agreement and this Transaction are subject to individual negotiation by the parties and have not been executed or traded on a “trading facility” as defined in Section 1a(51) of the CEA.

 

(r)                  Bankruptcy Status. Subject to Paragraph 7(l) above, Dealer acknowledges and agrees that this Confirmation is not intended to convey to Dealer rights with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby that are senior to the claims of Counterparty’s common stockholders in any U.S. bankruptcy proceedings of Counterparty; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be deemed to limit Dealer’s right to pursue remedies in the event of a breach by Counterparty of its obligations and agreements with respect to this Confirmation and the Agreement; and provided, further, that nothing herein shall limit or shall be deemed to limit Dealer’s rights in respect of any transaction other than this Transaction.

 

(s)                 No Collateral or Setoff. Notwithstanding Section 6(f) or any other provision of the Agreement or any other agreement between the parties to the contrary, the obligations of Counterparty hereunder are not secured by any collateral. Obligations in respect of this Transaction shall not be set off against any other obligations of the parties, whether arising under the Agreement, under any other agreement between the parties hereto, by operation of law or otherwise, and no other obligations of the parties shall be set off against obligations in respect of this Transaction, whether arising under the Agreement, under any other agreement between the parties hereto, by operation of law or otherwise, and each party hereby waives any such right of setoff.

 

(t)                  Tax Matters.

 

(i)For the purpose of Section 3(f) of the Agreement:

 

(A)       Dealer makes the following representations:

 

(1)       It is a “U.S. person” (as that term is used in section 1.1441-4(a)(3)(ii) of United States Treasury Regulations) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

(2)       It is a national banking association organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, and is an exempt recipient under Treasury Regulation Section 1.6049-4(c)(1)(ii).

 

(B)       Counterparty makes the following representations:

 

(1)       It is a “U.S. person” (as that term is used in section 1.1441-4(a)(3)(ii) of United States Treasury Regulations) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

(2)       It is a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes and is organized under the laws of the State of Maryland, and is an exempt recipient under Treasury Regulation Section 1.6049-4(c)(1)(ii)(J).

 

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  (ii) Withholding Tax imposed on payments to non-US counterparties under the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. “Indemnifiable Tax”, as defined in Section 14 of the Agreement, shall not include any U.S. federal withholding tax imposed or collected pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code (a “FATCA Withholding Tax”). For the avoidance of doubt, a FATCA Withholding Tax is a Tax the deduction or withholding of which is required by applicable law for the purposes of Section 2(d) of the Agreement.

 

(iii)HIRE Act.  “Indemnifiable Tax”, as defined in Section 14 of the Agreement, shall not include any tax imposed on payments treated as dividends from sources within the United States under Section 871(m) of the Code or any regulations issued thereunder (an “871(m) Tax”). For the avoidance of doubt, an 871(m) Tax is a Tax the deduction or withholding of which is required by applicable law for the purposes of Section 2(d) of the Agreement.

 

(iv)Tax documentation. For the purposes of Sections 4(a)(i) and 4(a)(ii) of the Agreement, Counterparty shall provide to Dealer, and Dealer shall deliver to Counterparty, a valid and duly executed U.S. Internal Revenue Service Form W-9, or any successor thereto, (i) on or before the date of execution of this Confirmation; (ii) promptly upon reasonable demand by the other party; and (iii) promptly upon learning that any such tax form previously provided has become invalid, obsolete, or incorrect. Additionally, Counterparty or Dealer shall, promptly upon reasonable request by the other party, provide such other tax forms and documents reasonably requested by the other party.

 

(v)Change of Account. Section 2(b) of the Agreement is hereby amended by the addition of the following after the word “delivery” in the first line thereof: “to another account in the same legal and tax jurisdiction”.

 

(u)                Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010.  The parties hereby agree that none of (i) Section 739 of the WSTAA, (ii) any similar legal certainty provision included in any legislation enacted, or rule or regulation promulgated, on or after the Trade Date, (iii) the enactment of the WSTAA or any regulation under the WSTAA, (iv) any requirement under the WSTAA or (v) any amendment made by the WSTAA shall limit or otherwise impair either party’s right to terminate, renegotiate, modify, amend or supplement this Confirmation or the Agreement, as applicable, arising from a termination event, force majeure, illegality, increased cost, regulatory change or similar event under this Confirmation, the Equity Definitions or the Agreement (including, but not limited to, any right arising from any Acceleration Event).

 

(v)                Other Forward(s). Counterparty agrees that it shall not cause to occur, or permit to exist, an Unwind Period at any time there is an (1) “Unwind Period” (or equivalent concept) relating to any other issuer forward sale or similar transaction (including, without limitation, any “Transaction” under (and as defined under) any master confirmation for registered forward transactions) with any financial institution other than Dealer (an “Other Forward Transaction”) that is not an Other July 2020 Forward (as defined below), (2) any “Forward Hedge Selling Period” (or equivalent concept) under any Other Forward Transaction or (3) any other period in which Counterparty directly or indirectly issues and sells Shares pursuant to an underwriting agreement (or similar agreement including, without limitation, any distribution agreement). Dealer acknowledges, however, that Counterparty has entered into substantially identical forward transactions for the Shares on the date hereof (each, as amended from time to time, an “Other July 2020 Forward” and, collectively, the “Other July 2020 Forwards”) with Citibank, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dealer and Counterparty agree that if Counterparty designates a “Settlement Date” with respect to one or more Other July 2020 Forwards for which “Cash Settlement” or “Net Share Settlement” is applicable, and one or more of the resulting “Unwind Periods” for such Other July 2020 Forwards coincides for any period of time with an Unwind Period for this Transaction (the “Overlap Unwind Period”), Counterparty shall notify Dealer at least one Scheduled Trading Day prior to the commencement of such Overlap Unwind Period of the first Scheduled Trading Day and the length of such Overlap Unwind Period, and Dealer shall be permitted to purchase Shares to unwind its hedge in respect of this Transaction only on every fourth Scheduled Trading Day, commencing on the second day of such Overlap Unwind Period.

 

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8.       U.S. Stay Regulations: To the extent that the QFC Stay Rules are applicable hereto, then the parties agree that (i) to the extent that prior to the date hereof both parties have adhered to the 2018 ISDA U.S. Resolution Stay Protocol (the “Protocol”), the terms of the Protocol are incorporated into and form a part of this Confirmation, and for such purposes this Confirmation shall be deemed a Protocol Covered Agreement and each party shall be deemed to have the same status as “Regulated Entity” and/or “Adhering Party” as applicable to it under the Protocol; (ii) to the extent that prior to the date hereof the parties have executed a separate agreement the effect of which is to amend the qualified financial contracts between them to conform with the requirements of the QFC Stay Rules (the “Bilateral Agreement”), the terms of the Bilateral Agreement are incorporated into and form a part of this Confirmation and each party shall be deemed to have the status of “Covered Entity” or “Counterparty Entity” (or other similar term) as applicable to it under the Bilateral Agreement; or (iii) if clause (i) and clause (ii) do not apply, the terms of Section 1 and Section 2 and the related defined terms (together, the “Bilateral Terms”) of the form of bilateral template entitled “Full-Length Omnibus (for use between U.S. G-SIBs and Corporate Groups)” published by ISDA on November 2, 2018 (currently available on the 2018 ISDA U.S. Resolution Stay Protocol page at www.isda.org and, a copy of which is available upon request), the effect of which is to amend the qualified financial contracts between the parties thereto to conform with the requirements of the QFC Stay Rules, are hereby incorporated into and form a part of this Confirmation, and for such purposes this Confirmation shall be deemed a “Covered Agreement,” Dealer shall be deemed a “Covered Entity” and Counterparty shall be deemed a “Counterparty Entity.” In the event that, after the date of this Confirmation, both parties hereto become adhering parties to the Protocol, the terms of the Protocol will replace the terms of this paragraph. In the event of any inconsistencies between this Confirmation and the terms of the Protocol, the Bilateral Agreement or the Bilateral Terms (each, the “QFC Stay Terms”), as applicable, the QFC Stay Terms will govern. Terms used in this paragraph without definition shall have the meanings assigned to them under the QFC Stay Rules. For purposes of this paragraph, references to “this Confirmation” include any related credit enhancements entered into between the parties or provided by one to the other. In addition, the parties agree that the terms of this paragraph shall be incorporated into any related covered affiliate credit enhancements, with all references to Dealer replaced by references to the covered affiliate support provider.

 

QFC Stay Rules” mean the regulations codified at 12 C.F.R. 252.2, 252.81—8, 12 C.F.R. 382.1-7 and 12 C.F.R. 47.1-8, which, subject to limited exceptions, require an express recognition of the stay-and-transfer powers of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and the Orderly Liquidation Authority under Title II of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the override of default rights related directly or indirectly to the entry of an affiliate into certain insolvency proceedings and any restrictions on the transfer of any covered affiliate credit Enhancements.

  

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Please confirm your agreement to be bound by the terms stated herein by executing the copy of this Confirmation enclosed for that purpose and returning it to us.

  

  Yours sincerely,
  BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
   
  By: s/ Jake Mendelsohn
  Name: Jake Mendelsohn
  Title: Managing Director

 

[Signature Page to Registered Forward
Transaction Confirmation]

 

 

 

Confirmed as of the date first above written:

 

ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.

 

   
By: s/ Dean A. Shigenaga  
Name: Dean A. Shigenaga  
Title: Co-President and Chief Financial Officer  

 

[Signature Page to Registered Forward
Transaction Confirmation]

 

 

 

SCHEDULE I

  

Forward Price Reduction Date Forward Price Reduction Amount

 

Sch-1

EX-1.4 5 tm2024124d5_ex1-4.htm EXHIBIT 1.4

 

Exhibit 1.4

 

Execution Version

 

Date:July 6, 2020

 

To:Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

26 North Euclid Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91101

 

From:Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

200 West Street

New York, NY 10282-2198

Attn: Simon Watson, Equity Capital Markets

Telephone: 212-902-2317

Facsimile: 212-256-5738

E-mail:simon.watson@ny.ibd.email.gs.com

 

Re:Registered Forward Transaction

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

The purpose of this letter agreement is to confirm the terms and conditions of the Transaction entered into between Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (“Dealer”) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“Counterparty”) on the Trade Date specified below (the “Transaction”). This letter agreement constitutes a “Confirmation” as referred to in the ISDA Master Agreement specified below. This Confirmation is a confirmation for purposes of Rule 10b-10 promulgated under the Exchange Act of 1934 (as defined below).

 

The definitions and provisions contained in the 2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions (the “Equity Definitions”), as published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., are incorporated into this Confirmation. In the event of any inconsistency between the Equity Definitions and this Confirmation, this Confirmation shall govern.

 

Each party is hereby advised, and each such party acknowledges, that the other party has engaged in, or refrained from engaging in, substantial financial transactions and has taken other material actions in reliance upon the parties’ entry into the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates on the terms and conditions set forth below.

 

1.       This Confirmation evidences a complete and binding agreement between Dealer and Counterparty as to the terms of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates. This Confirmation shall supplement, form a part of, and be subject to an agreement in the form of the ISDA 2002 Master Agreement (the “Agreement”) as if Dealer and Counterparty had executed an agreement in such form (without any Schedule but with the elections set forth in this Confirmation). In the event of any inconsistency between provisions of that Agreement and this Confirmation, this Confirmation will prevail for the purpose of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates. The parties hereby agree that, other than the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates, no Transaction shall be governed by the Agreement. For purposes of the Equity Definitions, this Transaction is a Share Forward Transaction.

 

2.       The terms of the particular Transaction to which this Confirmation relates are as follows:

 

General Terms:  
   
Trade Date: July 6, 2020
   
Effective Date: July 9, 2020
   
Seller: Counterparty
   
Buyer: Dealer

 

 

 

 

Shares: The common stock of Counterparty, USD 0.01 par value per share (Ticker Symbol: “ARE”)
   
Number of Shares:

Initially, 1,500,000 Shares (the “Initial Number of Shares”); provided that the Number of Shares is subject to reduction as provided in Paragraph 7(a) below.

 

On each Settlement Date, the Number of Shares shall be reduced by the number of Settlement Shares settled on such date.

   
Maturity Date: January 6, 2022 (or, if such date is not a Scheduled Trading Day, the next following Scheduled Trading Day).
   
Initial Forward Price: USD 154.08 per Share
   
Forward Price: (a)     On the Effective Date, the Initial Forward Price; and
   
  (b)     on each calendar day thereafter, (i) the Forward Price as of the immediately preceding calendar day multiplied by (ii) the sum of 1 (one) and the Daily Rate for such day; provided that, on each Forward Price Reduction Date, the Forward Price in effect on such date shall be the Forward Price otherwise in effect on such date, minus the Forward Price Reduction Amount for such Forward Price Reduction Date.
   
Daily Rate: For any day, a rate (which may be positive or negative) equal to (i) (a) Overnight Bank Rate (or if the Overnight Bank Rate is no longer available, a successor rate selected by the Calculation Agent in its commercially reasonable discretion) for such day minus (b) the Spread divided by (ii) 360.
   
Overnight Bank Rate: For any day, the rate set forth for such day opposite the caption “Overnight bank funding rate”, as such rate is displayed on Bloomberg Screen “OBFR01 <Index> <GO>”, or any successor page (rounded to the nearest one hundredth of a percentage point (0.01%)); provided that, if no rate appears for a particular day on such page, the rate for the immediately preceding day for which a rate does so appear shall be used for such day; and provided further that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Confirmation or otherwise, the Overnight Bank Rate for any Settlement Date shall be the Overnight Bank Rate determined for the day immediately preceding such Settlement Date.
   
Spread: 0.75%
   
Prepayment: Not Applicable
   
Variable Obligation: Not Applicable
   
Forward Price Reduction Dates: As set forth on Schedule I
   
Forward Price Reduction Amounts: For each Forward Price Reduction Date, the Forward Price Reduction Amount set forth opposite such date on Schedule I.

 

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Exchange: New York Stock Exchange
   
Related Exchange(s): All Exchanges
   
Clearance System: The Depository Trust Company
   
Market Disruption Event: Section 6.3(a) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by replacing the first sentence in its entirety with the following: “‘Market Disruption Event’ means in respect of a Share or an Index, the occurrence or existence of (i) a Trading Disruption, (ii) an Exchange Disruption, (iii) an Early Closure or (iv) a Regulatory Disruption, in each case that the Calculation Agent determines is material”.
   
Early Closure: Section 6.3(d) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the remainder of the provision following the term “Scheduled Closing Time” in the fourth line thereof.
   
Regulatory Disruption: Any event that Dealer, based on the advice of counsel, determines makes it reasonably necessary or appropriate with regard to any legal, regulatory or self-regulatory requirements or related policies and procedures that generally apply to transactions of a nature and kind similar to the Transaction for Dealer to refrain from or decrease any market activity in connection with the Transaction.
   
Settlement:  
   
Settlement Currency: USD (all amounts shall be converted to the Settlement Currency in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner by the Calculation Agent)
   
Settlement Date:

Any Scheduled Trading Day following the Effective Date and up to and including the Maturity Date that is either:

 

(a)   designated by Counterparty as a “Settlement Date” by a written notice (a “Settlement Notice”) that satisfies the Settlement Notice Requirements and is delivered to Dealer no less than (i) two Scheduled Trading Days prior to such Settlement Date, which may be the Maturity Date, if Physical Settlement applies, and (ii) 60 Scheduled Trading Days prior to such Settlement Date, which may be the Maturity Date, if Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement applies; provided that, if Dealer shall fully unwind its hedge with respect to the portion of the Number of Shares to be settled during an Unwind Period by a date that is more than two Scheduled Trading Days prior to a Settlement Date specified above, Dealer may, by written notice to Counterparty, specify any Scheduled Trading Day prior to such original Settlement Date as the Settlement Date (with prior notice to Counterparty at least two Scheduled Trading Days prior to such specified Settlement Date); or

 

(b)   designated by Dealer as a “Settlement Date” pursuant to the “Termination Settlement” provisions of Paragraph 7(f) below;

 

provided that the Maturity Date will be a Settlement Date if on such date the Number of Shares for which a Settlement Date has not already been designated is greater than zero, and provided further that, following the occurrence of at least three consecutive Disrupted Days during an Unwind Period and while such Disrupted Days are continuing, Dealer may designate any subsequent Scheduled Trading Day as the Settlement Date with respect to the portion of the Settlement Shares, if any, for which Dealer has determined an Unwind Purchase Price during such Unwind Period, it being understood that the Unwind Period with respect to the remainder of such Settlement Shares shall, subject to clause (ii) in “Settlement Method Election” below, recommence on the next succeeding Exchange Business Day that is not a Disrupted Day in whole.

 

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Settlement Shares: (a)   With respect to any Settlement Date other than the Maturity Date, the number of Shares designated as such by Counterparty in the relevant Settlement Notice or designated by Dealer pursuant to the “Termination Settlement” provisions of Paragraph 7(f) below, as applicable; provided that the Settlement Shares so designated shall (i) not exceed the Number of Shares at that time and (ii) in the case of a designation by Counterparty, be at least equal to the lesser of 100,000 and the Number of Shares at that time; and
   
  (b)  with respect to the Settlement Date on the Maturity Date, a number of Shares equal to the Number of Shares at that time;
   
  in each case with the Number of Shares determined taking into account pending Settlement Shares.
   
Settlement Method Election: Physical Settlement, Cash Settlement, or Net Share Settlement, at the election of Counterparty as set forth in a Settlement Notice that satisfies the Settlement Notice Requirements; provided that Physical Settlement shall apply (i) if no Settlement Method is validly selected, (ii) with respect to any Settlement Shares in respect of which Dealer is unable, in good faith and in its commercially reasonable discretion, to unwind its hedge by the end of the Unwind Period (taking into account any restrictions on Dealer resulting from any Overlap Unwind Period (as defined below) and any Unwind Period (or equivalent concept) under any outstanding forward transactions with Counterparty to which Dealer or its affiliate is a party (“Other Dealer Forward Transactions”)) (A) in a manner that, in the reasonable discretion of Dealer, based on advice of counsel, is consistent with the requirements for qualifying for the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 (“Rule 10b-18”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or (B) due to the occurrence of Disrupted Days or to the lack of sufficient liquidity in the Shares on any Exchange Business Day during the Unwind Period, (iii) to any Termination Settlement Date (as defined under “Termination Settlement” in Paragraph 7(f) below) and (iv) if the Maturity Date is a Settlement Date other than as the result of a valid Settlement Notice, in respect of such Settlement Date; provided further that, if Physical Settlement applies under clause (ii) immediately above, Dealer shall provide written notice to Counterparty at least two Scheduled Trading Days prior to the applicable Settlement Date.

 

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Settlement Notice Requirements: Notwithstanding any other provision hereof, a Settlement Notice delivered by Counterparty that specifies Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement will not be effective to establish a Settlement Date or require Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement unless Counterparty delivers to Dealer with such Settlement Notice a representation, dated as of the date of such Settlement Notice and signed by Counterparty, in the form set forth in clause (i) under the heading “Additional Representations and Agreements of Counterparty” in Paragraph 7(d) below.
   
Physical Settlement: If Physical Settlement is applicable, then Counterparty shall deliver to Dealer through the Clearance System a number of Shares equal to the Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date, and Dealer shall pay to Counterparty, by wire transfer of immediately available funds to an account designated by Counterparty, an amount equal to the Physical Settlement Amount for such Settlement Date.  If, on any Settlement Date, the Shares to be delivered by Counterparty to Dealer hereunder are not so delivered (the “Deferred Shares”), and a Forward Price Reduction Date occurs during the period from, and including, such Settlement Date to, but excluding, the date such Shares are actually delivered to Dealer, then the portion of the Physical Settlement Amount payable by Dealer to Counterparty in respect of the Deferred Shares shall be reduced by an amount equal to the Forward Price Reduction Amount for such Forward Price Reduction Date, multiplied by the number of Deferred Shares.
   
Physical Settlement Amount: For any Settlement Date for which Physical Settlement is applicable, an amount in cash equal to the product of (a) the Forward Price in effect on the relevant Settlement Date multiplied by (b) the Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date.
   
Cash Settlement: On any Settlement Date in respect of which Cash Settlement applies, if the Cash Settlement Amount is a positive number, Dealer will pay the Cash Settlement Amount to Counterparty.  If the Cash Settlement Amount is a negative number, Counterparty will pay the absolute value of the Cash Settlement Amount to Dealer.  Such amounts shall be paid on such Settlement Date by wire transfer of immediately available funds.
   
Cash Settlement Amount:

An amount determined by the Calculation Agent equal to:

 

(a)      (i)(A) the weighted average (weighted on the same basis as clause (B)) of the Forward Prices on each day during the applicable Unwind Period (calculated assuming no reduction to the Forward Price for any Forward Price Reduction Date that occurs during such Unwind Period, which is accounted for in clause (b) below), minus USD 0.02, minus (B) the weighted average price (the “Unwind Purchase Price”) at which Dealer purchases Shares during the Unwind Period to unwind its hedge with respect to the portion of the Number of Shares to be settled during the Unwind Period (including, for the avoidance of doubt, purchases on any Disrupted Day in part), taking into account Shares anticipated to be delivered or received if Net Share Settlement applies, and the restrictions of Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act agreed to hereunder, multiplied by (ii) the Settlement Shares for the relevant Settlement Date; minus

 

(b)     the product of (i) the Forward Price Reduction Amount for any Forward Price Reduction Date that occurs during such Unwind Period, and (ii) the number of Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date with respect to which Dealer has not unwound its hedge, including the settlement of such unwinds, as of such Forward Price Reduction Date.

 

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Net Share Settlement: On any Settlement Date in respect of which Net Share Settlement applies, if the Cash Settlement Amount is a (i) positive number, Dealer shall deliver a number of Shares to Counterparty equal to the Net Share Settlement Shares, or (ii) negative number, Counterparty shall deliver a number of Shares to Dealer equal to the Net Share Settlement Shares; provided that, if Dealer determines in its commercially reasonable judgment that it would be required to deliver Net Share Settlement Shares to Counterparty, Dealer may elect to deliver a portion of such Net Share Settlement Shares on one or more dates prior to the applicable Settlement Date.
   
Net Share Settlement Shares: With respect to a Settlement Date, the absolute value of the Cash Settlement Amount divided by the Unwind Purchase Price, with the number of Shares rounded up in the event such calculation results in a fractional number.
   
Unwind Period: The period from and including the first Exchange Business Day following the date Counterparty validly elects Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement in respect of a Settlement Date through the second Scheduled Trading Day preceding such Settlement Date, subject to “Termination Settlement” as described in Paragraph 7(f) below.
   
Failure to Deliver: Applicable if Dealer is required to deliver Shares hereunder; otherwise, Not Applicable.
   
Share Cap: Notwithstanding any other provision of this Confirmation, in no event will Counterparty be required to deliver to Dealer on any Settlement Date, whether pursuant to Physical Settlement, Net Share Settlement or any Private Placement Settlement, a number of Shares in excess of (i) 1.25 times the Initial Number of Shares, subject to adjustment from time to time in accordance with the provisions of this Confirmation or the Equity Definitions minus (ii) the aggregate number of Shares delivered by Counterparty to Dealer hereunder prior to such Settlement Date.
   
Adjustments:  
   
Method of Adjustment: Calculation Agent Adjustment.  Section 11.2(e) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting clause (iii) thereof, and  Section 11.2(e)(vii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by adding the words “that is within the Issuer’s control” immediately after the word “event”.  For the avoidance of doubt, the declaration or payment of a cash dividend will not constitute a Potential Adjustment Event.

 

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Additional Adjustment: If, in Dealer’s commercially reasonable judgment, the actual cost to Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer), over any 20 consecutive Scheduled Trading Days, of borrowing a number of Shares equal to the Number of Shares to hedge in a commercially reasonable manner its exposure to this Transaction exceeds a weighted average rate equal to 50 basis points per annum, the Calculation Agent shall reduce the Forward Price in order to compensate Dealer for the amount by which such cost exceeded a weighted average rate equal to 50 basis points per annum during such period.
   
Extraordinary Events:  
   
Extraordinary Events: In lieu of the applicable provisions contained in Article 12 of the Equity Definitions, the consequences of any Extraordinary Event (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Merger Event, Tender Offer, Nationalization, Insolvency, Delisting, or Change In Law) shall be as specified below under the headings “Acceleration  Events” and “Termination Settlement” in Paragraphs 7(e) and 7(f), respectively. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in the Equity Definitions, no Additional Disruption Event will be applicable except to the extent expressly referenced in Paragraph 7(e)(iv) below.  The definition of “Tender Offer” in Section 12.1(d) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by replacing “10%” with “15%.”
   
Non-Reliance: Applicable
   
Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Hedging Activities: Applicable
   
Additional Acknowledgments: Applicable
   
Transfer: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in the Agreement, Dealer may assign, transfer and set over all rights, title and interest, powers, privileges and remedies of Dealer under this Transaction, in whole or in part, to any affiliate of Dealer, whose obligations hereunder are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Dealer or Dealer’s ultimate parent entity, without the consent of Counterparty.
   
3.       Calculation Agent: Dealer, whose judgments, determinations and calculations shall be made in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner; provided that, following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default of the type described in Section 5(a)(vii) of the Agreement with respect to which Dealer is the sole Defaulting Party, if the Calculation Agent fails to timely make any calculation, adjustment or determination required to be made by the Calculation Agent hereunder or to perform any obligation of the Calculation Agent hereunder and such failure continues for five (5) Exchange Business Days following notice to the Calculation Agent by Counterparty of such failure, Counterparty shall have the right to designate a nationally recognized third-party dealer in over-the-counter corporate equity derivatives to act, during the period commencing on the date such Event of Default occurred and ending on the Early Termination Date with respect to such Event of Default, as the Calculation Agent.  Following any determination or calculation by the Calculation Agent hereunder, upon a written request by Counterparty, the Calculation Agent shall promptly (but in any event within three Scheduled Trading Days) provide to Counterparty by e-mail to the e-mail address provided by Counterparty in such request a report (in a commonly used file format for the storage and manipulation of financial data) displaying in reasonable detail the basis for such determination or calculation (including any assumptions used in making such determination or calculation), it being understood that the Calculation Agent shall not be obligated to disclose any proprietary or confidential models or other proprietary or confidential information used by it for such determination or calculation.

 

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4.       Account Details:  
   
(a) Account for delivery of Shares to Dealer: To be furnished
   
(b) Account for delivery of Shares to Counterparty: To be furnished
   
(c) Account for payments to Counterparty: To be advised under separate cover or telephone confirmed prior to each Settlement Date
   
(d) Account for payments to Dealer: To be advised under separate cover or telephone confirmed prior to each Settlement Date
   
5.       Offices:
 
The Office of Counterparty for the Transaction is:  Inapplicable, Counterparty is not a Multibranch Party
 
The Office of Dealer for the Transaction is: New York  

 

6.       Notices: For purposes of this Confirmation:

 

(a)Address for notices or communications to Counterparty:

 

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Attn: Secretary

26 North Euclid Avenue

Pasadena, California 91101

Telephone: (626) 578-0777

Facsimile: (626) 578-0896

 

with a copy to:

 

Kenneth Kohler

Morrison & Foerster LLP

707 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90017

E-mail: KKohler@mofo.com

 

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(b)Address for notices or communications to Dealer:

 

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

200 West Street

New York, NY 10282-2198

Attn: Simon Watson, Equity Capital Markets

Telephone: 212-902-2317

Facsimile: 212-256-5738

E-mail: simon.watson@ny.ibd.email.gs.com

 

With a copy to:

 

Attn: Kyle Judge

Telephone: 212-902-4841

Facsimile: 212-256-5738

Email: kyle.judge@ny.ibd.email.gs.com

 

And email notification to the following address:

Eq-derivs-notifications@ny.ibd.gs.com

 

7.       Other Provisions:

 

(a)                 Conditions to Effectiveness. The effectiveness of this Confirmation on the Effective Date shall be subject to the satisfaction or waiver by Dealer of the following conditions: (i) the condition that the representations and warranties of Counterparty contained in the Underwriting Agreement, dated the date hereof, among Counterparty, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (as agent for Citibank, N.A.), Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the forward sellers, Citibank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the forward purchasers, and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several Underwriters named therein (the “Underwriting Agreement”) and any certificate delivered pursuant thereto by Counterparty are true and correct on the Effective Date as if made as of the Effective Date, (ii) the condition that Counterparty has performed all of the obligations required to be performed by it under the Underwriting Agreement on or prior to the Effective Date, (iii) all of the conditions set forth or referenced in Section 7 of the Underwriting Agreement have been satisfied, (iv) the Underwriting Agreement remains in effect and has not terminated pursuant to Section 8 of the Underwriting Agreement, and (v) the condition that, as determined by Dealer in good faith and a commercially reasonable manner, neither of the following has occurred (A) Dealer is unable to borrow and deliver for sale a number of Shares equal to the Initial Number of Shares, or (B) in Dealer’s commercially reasonable judgment either it is impracticable to do so or Dealer would incur a stock loan cost of more than a rate equal to 200 basis points per annum to do so (in which event this Confirmation shall be effective but the Initial Number of Shares for this Transaction shall be the number of Shares Dealer is required to deliver in accordance with Section 1 of the Underwriting Agreement).

 

(b)                 Interpretive Letter. Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that this Transaction is being entered into in accordance with the October 9, 2003 interpretive letter from the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission to Goldman, Sachs & Co. (the “Interpretive Letter”) and agrees to take all actions, and to omit to take any actions, reasonably requested by Dealer for this Transaction to comply with the Interpretive Letter. Without limiting the foregoing, Counterparty agrees that neither it nor any “affiliated purchaser” (as defined in Regulation M (“Regulation M”) promulgated under the Exchange Act) will, directly or indirectly, bid for, purchase or attempt to induce any person to bid for or purchase, the Shares or securities that are convertible into, or exchangeable or exercisable for, Shares during any “restricted period” as such term is defined in Regulation M. In addition, Counterparty represents that it is eligible to conduct a primary offering of Shares on Form S-3, the offering contemplated by the Underwriting Agreement complies with Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the Shares are “actively traded” as defined in Rule 101(c)(1) of Regulation M.

 

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(c)                 Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Shares.

 

(i)       Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that, in respect of any Shares delivered to Dealer hereunder, such Shares shall be newly issued (unless mutually agreed otherwise by the parties) and, upon such delivery, duly and validly authorized, issued and outstanding, fully paid and nonassessable, free of any lien, charge, claim or other encumbrance and not subject to any preemptive or similar rights and shall, upon such issuance, be accepted for listing or quotation on the Exchange.

 

(ii)       Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) will hedge its exposure to this Transaction by selling Shares borrowed from third party securities lenders or other Shares pursuant to a registration statement, and that, pursuant to the terms of the Interpretive Letter, the Shares (up to the Initial Number of Shares) delivered, pledged or loaned by Counterparty to Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) in connection with this Transaction may be used by Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) to return to securities lenders without further registration or other restrictions under the Securities Act, in the hands of those securities lenders, irrespective of whether such securities loan is effected by Dealer or an affiliate of Dealer. Accordingly, subject to Paragraph 7(g) below, Counterparty agrees that the Shares that it delivers, pledges or loans to Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) on or prior to the final Settlement Date will not bear a restrictive legend and that such Shares will be deposited in, and the delivery thereof shall be effected through the facilities of, the Clearance System.

 

(iii)       Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that it has reserved and will keep available at all times, free from preemptive or similar rights and free from any lien, charge, claim or other encumbrance, authorized but unissued Shares at least equal to the Share Cap, solely for the purpose of settlement under this Transaction.

 

(iv)       Unless the provisions set forth below under “Private Placement Procedures” are applicable, Dealer agrees to use any Shares delivered by Counterparty hereunder on any Settlement Date to return to securities lenders to close out open securities loans created by Dealer or an affiliate of Dealer in the course of Dealer’s or such affiliate’s hedging activities related to Dealer’s exposure under this Transaction.

 

(v)       In connection with bids and purchases of Shares in connection with any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement of this Transaction, Dealer shall use its reasonable efforts, based on the advice of counsel and taking into account any Unwind Period (or equivalent concept) under any outstanding Other Dealer Forward Transactions, to conduct its activities, or cause its affiliates to conduct their activities, in a manner consistent with the requirements of the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act, as if such provisions were applicable to such purchases.

 

(d)                Additional Representations and Agreements of Counterparty. Counterparty represents, warrants and agrees as follows:

 

(i)       Counterparty represents to Dealer on the Trade Date and on any date that Counterparty notifies Dealer that Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement applies to this Transaction, that (A) Counterparty is not aware of any material nonpublic information regarding Counterparty or the Shares, (B) each of its filings under the Securities Act, the Exchange Act or other applicable securities laws that are required to be filed have been filed and that, as of the date of this representation, when considered as a whole (with the more recent such filings deemed to amend inconsistent statements contained in any earlier such filings), there is no misstatement of material fact contained therein or omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements made therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading and (C) Counterparty is not entering into this Confirmation nor making any election hereunder to create actual or apparent trading activity in the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for Shares) or to raise or depress or otherwise manipulate the price of the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for Shares) or otherwise in violation of the Exchange Act.

 

(ii)       It is the intent of Dealer and Counterparty that following any election of Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement by Counterparty, the purchase of Shares by Dealer during any Unwind Period comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-l(c)(l)(i)(B) of the Exchange Act and that this Confirmation shall be interpreted to comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-l(c). Counterparty acknowledges that (i) during any Unwind Period, Counterparty shall not have, and shall not attempt to exercise, any influence over how, when or whether to effect purchases of Shares by Dealer (or its agent or affiliate) in connection with this Confirmation and (ii) Counterparty is entering into the Agreement and this Confirmation in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade compliance with federal securities laws including, without limitation, Rule 10b-5 promulgated under the Exchange Act.

 

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(iii)       Counterparty shall, at least one day prior to the first day of any Unwind Period, notify Dealer of the total number of Shares purchased in Rule 10b-18 purchases of blocks pursuant to the once-a-week block exception contained in Rule 10b-18(b)(4) by or for Counterparty or any of its affiliated purchasers during each of the four calendar weeks preceding the first day of the Unwind Period and during the calendar week in which the first day of the Unwind Period occurs (“Rule 10b-18 purchase”, “blocks” and “affiliated purchaser” each being used as defined in Rule 10b-18).

 

(iv)       During any Unwind Period, Counterparty shall (i) notify Dealer prior to the opening of trading in the Shares on any day on which Counterparty makes, or Counterparty reasonably expects in advance of the opening to be made, any public announcement (as defined in Rule 165(f) under the Securities Act) of any merger, acquisition, or similar transaction involving a recapitalization relating to Counterparty (other than any such transaction in which the consideration consists solely of cash and there is no valuation period), (ii) promptly notify Dealer following any such announcement that such announcement has been made, and (iii) promptly deliver to Dealer following the making of any such announcement information indicating (A) Counterparty’s average daily Rule 10b-18 purchases (as defined in Rule 10b-18) during the three full calendar months preceding the date of the announcement of such transaction and (B) Counterparty’s block purchases (as defined in Rule 10b-18) effected pursuant to paragraph (b)(4) of Rule 10b-18 during the three full calendar months preceding the date of the announcement of such transaction. In addition, Counterparty shall promptly notify Dealer of the earlier to occur of the completion of such transaction and the completion of the vote by target shareholders.

 

(v)       Neither Counterparty nor any of its affiliated purchasers (within the meaning of Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act) shall take or refrain from taking any action (including, without limitation, any direct purchases by Counterparty or any of its affiliates, or any purchases by a party to a derivative transaction with Counterparty or any of its affiliates), either under this Confirmation, under another agreement with Dealer or another party or otherwise, that might reasonably be expected to cause any purchases of Shares by Dealer or any of its affiliates in connection with any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement (or equivalent concept) of this Transaction or any outstanding Other Dealer Forward Transactions not to meet the requirements of the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 determined as if all such foregoing purchases were made by Counterparty.

 

(vi)       Counterparty will not engage in any “distribution” (as defined in Regulation M), other than a distribution meeting the requirements of the exception set forth in Rules 101(b)(10) or 102(b)(7) of Regulation M, that would cause a “restricted period” (as defined in Regulation M) to occur during any Unwind Period.

 

(vii)       Counterparty is not, and after giving effect to the transactions contemplated hereby will not be, required to register as an “investment company” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

(viii)       Counterparty is not insolvent, nor will Counterparty be rendered insolvent as a result of this Transaction or its performance of the terms hereof.

 

(ix)       Without limiting the generality of Section 13.1 of the Equity Definitions, Counterparty acknowledges that Dealer is not making any representations or warranties or taking any position or expressing any view with respect to the treatment of this Transaction under any accounting standards including ASC Topic 260, Earnings Per Share, ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, or ASC Topic 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity and ASC 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging – Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (or any successor issue statements) or under FASB’s Liabilities & Equity Project.

 

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(x)       Counterparty understands no obligations of Dealer to it hereunder will be entitled to the benefit of deposit insurance and that such obligations will not be guaranteed by any affiliate of Dealer or any governmental agency.

 

(xi)       To Counterparty’s actual knowledge, no federal, state or local (including non-U.S. jurisdictions) law, rule, regulation or regulatory order applicable to the Shares would give rise to any reporting, consent, registration or other requirement (including without limitation a requirement to obtain prior approval from any person or entity) as a result of Dealer or its affiliates owning or holding (however defined) Shares, other than Sections 13 and 16 under the Exchange Act and Section 7.2.1 of Counterparty’s Articles of Amendment and Restatement.

 

(xii)       No filing with, or approval, authorization, consent, license, registration, qualification, order or decree of, any court or governmental authority or agency, domestic or foreign, is necessary or required for the execution, delivery and performance by Counterparty of this Confirmation and the consummation of this Transaction (including, without limitation, the issuance and delivery of Shares on any Settlement Date) except (i) such as have been obtained under the Securities Act and (ii) as may be required to be obtained under state securities laws.

 

(xiii)       Counterparty (i) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business affairs as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of entering into this Transaction; (ii) has consulted with its own legal, financial, accounting and tax advisors in connection with this Transaction; and (iii) is entering into this Transaction for a bona fide business purpose.

 

(xiv)       Counterparty will, by the next succeeding Scheduled Trading Day notify Dealer upon obtaining knowledge of the occurrence of any event that would constitute an Event of Default, a Potential Event of Default or a Potential Adjustment Event.

 

(xv)       Counterparty (i) is capable of evaluating investment risks independently, both in general and with regard to all transactions and investment strategies involving a security or securities; (ii) will exercise independent judgment in evaluating the recommendations of any broker-dealer or its associated persons, unless it has otherwise notified the broker-dealer in writing; and (iii) has total assets of at least $50 million as of the date hereof.

 

(e)                 Acceleration Events. Each of the following events shall constitute an “Acceleration Event”:

 

(i)               Stock Borrow Event. In the commercially reasonable judgment of Dealer (A) Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) is not able to hedge in a commercially reasonable manner its exposure under this Transaction because insufficient Shares are made available for borrowing by securities lenders or (B) Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) would incur a cost to borrow (or to maintain a borrow of) Shares to hedge in a commercially reasonable manner its exposure under this Transaction that is greater than a rate equal to 200 basis points per annum (each, a “Stock Borrow Event”);

 

(ii)                Dividends and Other Distributions. On any day occurring after the Trade Date, Counterparty declares a distribution, issue or dividend to existing holders of the Shares of (A) any cash dividend (other than an Extraordinary Dividend) to the extent all cash dividends having an ex-dividend date during the period from, and including, any Forward Price Reduction Date (with the Trade Date being a Forward Price Reduction Date for purposes of this paragraph (ii) only) to, but excluding, the next subsequent Forward Price Reduction Date exceeds, on a per Share basis, the Forward Price Reduction Amount set forth opposite the first date of any such period on Schedule I, (B) any Extraordinary Dividend, (C) any share capital or other securities of another issuer acquired or owned (directly or indirectly) by Counterparty as a result of a spin-off or other similar transaction or (D) any other type of securities (other than Shares), rights or warrants or other assets, in any case for payment (cash or other consideration) at less than the prevailing market price, as determined in a commercially reasonable manner by Dealer; “Extraordinary Dividend” means any dividend or distribution (that is not an ordinary cash dividend) declared by the Issuer with respect to the Shares that, in the commercially reasonable determination of Dealer, is (1) a dividend or distribution declared on the Shares at a time at which the Issuer has not previously declared or paid dividends or distributions on such Shares for the prior four quarterly periods, (2) a payment or distribution by the Issuer to holders of Shares that the Issuer announces will be an “extraordinary” or “special” dividend or distribution, (3) a payment by the Issuer to holders of Shares out of the Issuer’s capital and surplus or (4) any other “special” dividend or distribution on the Shares that is, by its terms or declared intent, outside the normal course of operations or normal dividend policies or practices of the Issuer;

 

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(iii)               ISDA Termination. Either Dealer or Counterparty has the right to designate an Early Termination Date pursuant to Section 6 of the Agreement;

 

(iv)               Other ISDA Events. The announcement of any event that, if consummated, would result in a Merger Event, Tender Offer, Nationalization, Insolvency or Delisting or the occurrence of any Hedging Disruption (with Dealer as the Hedging Party) or Change in Law; provided that, in case of a Delisting, in addition to the provisions of Section 12.6(a)(iii) of the Equity Definitions, it will also constitute a Delisting if the Exchange is located in the United States and the Shares are not immediately re-listed, re-traded or re-quoted on any of the New York Stock Exchange, The NASDAQ Global Select Market or The NASDAQ Global Market (or their respective successors); provided further that (i) the definition of “Change in Law” provided in Section 12.9(a)(ii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by (A) replacing the phrase “the interpretation” in the third line thereof with the phrase “or announcement or statement of the formal or informal interpretation” and (B) immediately following the word “Transaction” in clause (X) thereof, adding the phrase “in the manner contemplated by Dealer on the Trade Date” and (ii) any determination as to whether (A) the adoption of or any change in any applicable law or regulation (including, without limitation, any tax law) or (B) the promulgation of or any change in or announcement or statement of the formal or informal interpretation by any court, tribunal or regulatory authority with competent jurisdiction of any applicable law or regulation (including any action taken by a taxing authority), in each case, constitutes a “Change in Law” shall be made without regard to Section 739 of the Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 (the “WSTAA”) or any similar provision in any legislation enacted on or after the Trade Date; or

 

(v)                 Ownership Event. In the good faith judgment of Dealer, on any day, the Share Amount for such day exceeds the Post-Effective Limit for such day (if any applies) (each, an “Ownership Event”). For purposes of this clause (v), the “Share Amount” as of any day is the number of Shares that Dealer and any person whose ownership position would be aggregated with that of Dealer (Dealer or any such person, a “Dealer Person”) under any law, rule, regulation or regulatory order (other than any obligations under Section 13 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder) or Counterparty constituent document that for any reason is, or after the Trade Date becomes, applicable to ownership of Shares (“Applicable Provisions”), owns, beneficially owns, constructively owns, controls, holds the power to vote or otherwise meets a relevant definition of ownership of under the Applicable Provisions, as determined by Dealer in its reasonable discretion. The “Post-Effective Limit” means (x) the minimum number of Shares that would give rise to reporting or registration obligations or other requirements (including obtaining prior approval from any person or entity) of a Dealer Person, or would result in an adverse effect on a Dealer Person, under the Applicable Provisions, as determined by Dealer in its reasonable discretion, minus (y) 1.0% of the number of Shares outstanding.

 

(f)                  Termination Settlement. Upon the occurrence of any Acceleration Event, Dealer shall have the right to designate, upon at least one Scheduled Trading Day’s notice, any Scheduled Trading Day following such occurrence to be a Settlement Date hereunder (a “Termination Settlement Date”) to which Physical Settlement shall apply, and to select the number of Settlement Shares relating to such Termination Settlement Date; provided that (i) in the case of an Acceleration Event arising out of an Ownership Event, the number of Settlement Shares so designated by Dealer shall not exceed the number of Shares necessary to reduce the Share Amount to reasonably below the Post-Effective Limit and (ii) in the case of an Acceleration Event arising out of a Stock Borrow Event, the number of Settlement Shares so designated by Dealer shall not exceed the number of Shares as to which such Stock Borrow Event exists. If, upon designation of a Termination Settlement Date by Dealer pursuant to the preceding sentence, Counterparty fails to deliver the Settlement Shares relating to such Termination Settlement Date when due or otherwise fails to perform obligations within its control in respect of this Transaction, it shall be an Event of Default with respect to Counterparty and Section 6 of the Agreement shall apply. If an Acceleration Event occurs during an Unwind Period relating to a number of Settlement Shares to which Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement applies, then on the Termination Settlement Date relating to such Acceleration Event, notwithstanding any election to the contrary by Counterparty, Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement shall apply to the portion of the Settlement Shares relating to such Unwind Period as to which Dealer has unwound its hedge and Physical Settlement shall apply in respect of (x) the remainder (if any) of such Settlement Shares and (y) the Settlement Shares designated by Dealer in respect of such Termination Settlement Date. If an Acceleration Event occurs after Counterparty has designated a Settlement Date to which Physical Settlement applies but before the relevant Settlement Shares have been delivered to Dealer, then Dealer shall have the right to cancel such Settlement Date and designate a Termination Settlement Date in respect of such Shares pursuant to the first sentence hereof.

 

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(g)                 Private Placement Procedures. If Counterparty is unable to comply with the provisions of sub-paragraph (ii) of “Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Shares” above because of a change in law or a change in the policy of the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff, or Dealer otherwise determines that in its reasonable opinion any Shares to be delivered to Dealer by Counterparty may not be freely returned by Dealer or its affiliates to securities lenders as described under such sub-paragraph (ii) or otherwise constitute “restricted securities” as defined in Rule 144 under the Securities Act, then delivery of any such Shares (the “Restricted Shares”) shall be effected as provided below, unless waived by Dealer.

 

(i)       If Counterparty delivers the Restricted Shares pursuant to this clause (i) (a “Private Placement Settlement”), then delivery of Restricted Shares by Counterparty shall be effected in accordance with private placement procedures customary for private placements of equity securities of substantially similar size with respect to such Restricted Shares reasonably acceptable to Dealer; provided that Counterparty may not elect a Private Placement Settlement if, on the date of its election, it has taken, or caused to be taken, any action that would make unavailable either the exemption pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act for the sale by Counterparty to Dealer (or any affiliate designated by Dealer) of the Restricted Shares or the exemption pursuant to Section 4(a)(1) or Section 4(a)(3) of the Securities Act for resales of the Restricted Shares by Dealer (or any such affiliate of Dealer), and if Counterparty fails to deliver the Restricted Shares when due or otherwise fails to perform obligations within its control in respect of a Private Placement Settlement, it shall be an Event of Default with respect to Counterparty and Section 6 of the Agreement shall apply. The Private Placement Settlement of such Restricted Shares shall include customary representations, covenants, blue sky and other governmental filings and/or registrations, indemnities to Dealer, due diligence rights (for Dealer or any designated buyer of the Restricted Shares by Dealer), opinions and certificates, and such other documentation as is customary for private placement agreements of equity securities of a substantially similar size, all reasonably acceptable to Dealer. In the case of a Private Placement Settlement, Dealer shall, in its good faith discretion, adjust the amount of Restricted Shares to be delivered to Dealer hereunder in a commercially reasonable manner to reflect the fact that such Restricted Shares may not be freely returned to securities lenders by Dealer and may only be saleable by Dealer at a discount to reflect the lack of liquidity in Restricted Shares. Notwithstanding the Agreement or this Confirmation, the date of delivery of such Restricted Shares shall be the Clearance System Business Day following notice by Dealer to Counterparty of the number of Restricted Shares to be delivered pursuant to this clause (i). For the avoidance of doubt, delivery of Restricted Shares shall be due as set forth in the previous sentence and not be due on the date that would otherwise be applicable.

 

(ii)       If Counterparty delivers any Restricted Shares in respect of this Transaction, Counterparty agrees that (A) such Shares may be transferred by and among Dealer and its affiliates and (B) after the minimum “holding period” within the meaning of Rule 144(d) under the Securities Act has elapsed, Counterparty shall promptly remove, or cause the transfer agent for the Shares to remove, any legends referring to any transfer restrictions from such Shares upon delivery by Dealer (or such affiliate of Dealer) to Counterparty or such transfer agent of any seller’s and broker’s representation letters customarily delivered by Dealer or its affiliates in connection with resales of restricted securities pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act, each without any further requirement for the delivery of any certificate, consent, agreement, opinion of counsel, notice or any other document, any transfer tax stamps or payment of any other amount or any other action by Dealer (or such affiliate of Dealer).

 

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(h)                 Indemnity. Counterparty agrees to indemnify Dealer and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and controlling persons (Dealer and each such affiliate or person being an “Indemnified Party”) from and against any and all losses, claims, damages and liabilities, joint and several, incurred by or asserted against such Indemnified Party arising out of, in connection with, or relating to any breach of any covenant or representation made by Counterparty in this Confirmation or the Agreement and will reimburse any Indemnified Party for all reasonable expenses (including reasonable legal fees and reasonable expenses) as they are incurred in connection with the investigation of, preparation for, or defense of any pending or threatened claim or any action or proceeding arising therefrom (whether or not such Indemnified Party is a party thereto), except to the extent determined in a final and nonappealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from Dealer’s gross negligence, fraud, bad faith and/or willful misconduct or from a breach of any representation or covenant of Dealer contained in this Confirmation or the Agreement. The foregoing provisions shall survive any termination or completion of the Transaction.

 

(i)                  Waiver of Trial by Jury. Each of Counterparty and Dealer hereby irrevocably waives (on its own behalf and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, on behalf of its stockholders) all right to trial by jury in any action, proceeding or counterclaim (whether based on contract, tort or otherwise) arising out of or relating to the Transaction or the actions of DEALER or its affiliates in the negotiation, performance or enforcement hereof.

 

(j)                  Governing Law/Jurisdiction. This Confirmation and any claim, controversy or dispute arising under or related to this Confirmation shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without reference to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. The parties hereto irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York and the United States Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with all matters relating hereto and waive any objection to the laying of venue in, and any claim of inconvenient forum with respect to, these courts.

 

(k)                Designation by Dealer. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Confirmation to the contrary requiring or allowing Dealer to purchase, sell, receive or deliver any Shares or other securities to or from Counterparty, Dealer may designate any of its affiliates to purchase, sell, receive or deliver such Shares or other securities and otherwise to perform Dealer obligations in respect of the Transaction and any such designee may assume such obligations. Dealer shall be discharged of its obligations to Counterparty only to the extent of any such performance.

 

(l)                  Insolvency Filing. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in the Agreement or in the Equity Definitions, upon any Insolvency Filing or other proceeding under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in respect of the Issuer, this Transaction shall automatically terminate on the date thereof without further liability of either party to this Confirmation to the other party (except for any liability in respect of any breach of representation or covenant by a party under this Confirmation prior to the date of such Insolvency Filing or other proceeding), it being understood that this Transaction is a contract for the issuance of Shares by the Issuer.

 

(m)               Disclosure. Effective from the date of commencement of discussions concerning the Transaction, each of Dealer and Counterparty and each of their employees, representatives, or other agents may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the tax treatment and tax structure of the Transaction and all materials of any kind (including opinions or other tax analyses) relating to such tax treatment and tax structure.

 

(n)                Right to Extend. Dealer may postpone any Settlement Date or any other date of valuation or delivery, with respect to some or all of the relevant Settlement Shares, if Dealer determines, based on the advice of counsel, that such extension is reasonably necessary or appropriate to enable Dealer to effect purchases of Shares in connection with its hedging activity hereunder in a manner that would, if Dealer were Counterparty or an affiliated purchaser of Counterparty, be in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

 

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(o)                 Counterparty Share Repurchases. Counterparty agrees not to repurchase, directly or indirectly, any Shares if, immediately following such purchase, the Outstanding Share Percentage would be equal to or greater than 4.5%. The “Outstanding Share Percentage” as of any day is the fraction (1) the numerator of which is the aggregate “Number of Shares” (or equivalent concept) for this Transaction and all outstanding Other Dealer Forward Transactions and (2) the denominator of which is the number of Shares outstanding on such day.

 

(p)                Limit on Beneficial Ownership. Notwithstanding any other provisions hereof, Dealer shall not have the right to acquire Shares hereunder and Dealer shall not be entitled to take delivery of any Shares hereunder (in each case, whether in connection with the purchase of Shares on any Settlement Date or any Termination Settlement Date, any Private Placement Settlement or otherwise) to the extent (but only to the extent) that, after such receipt of any Shares hereunder, (i) the Share Amount would exceed the Post-Effective Limit, (ii) Dealer and each person subject to aggregation of Shares with Dealer under Section 13 or Section 16 of the Exchange Act and rules promulgated thereunder, including any “group” of which Dealer or its affiliates is a part, (the “Dealer Group”) would directly or indirectly beneficially own (as such term is defined for purposes of Section 13 or Section 16 of the Exchange Act and rules promulgated thereunder) in excess of 8.0% of the then outstanding Shares (the “Threshold Number of Shares”) or (iii) such acquisition would result in a violation of any restriction on ownership and transfers set forth in Section 7.2.1 of Counterparty’s Articles of Amendment and Restatement (the “Counterparty Stock Ownership Restriction”). Any purported delivery hereunder shall be void and have no effect to the extent (but only to the extent) that, after such delivery, (i) the Share Amount would exceed the Post-Effective Limit, (ii) the Dealer Group would directly or indirectly so beneficially own in excess of the Threshold Number of Shares or (iii) such delivery would result in a violation of the Counterparty Stock Ownership Restriction. If any delivery owed to Dealer hereunder is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of this provision, Counterparty’s obligation to make such delivery shall not be extinguished and Counterparty shall make such delivery as promptly as practicable after, but in no event later than one Scheduled Trading Day after, Dealer gives notice to Counterparty that, after such delivery, (i) the Share Amount would not exceed the Post-Effective Limit, (ii) the Dealer Group would not directly or indirectly so beneficially own in excess of the Threshold Number of Shares or (iii) such delivery would not result in a violation of the Counterparty Stock Ownership Restriction, as applicable.

 

In addition, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if any delivery owed to Dealer hereunder is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of the immediately preceding paragraph, Dealer shall be permitted to make any payment due in respect of such Shares to Counterparty in two or more tranches that correspond in amount to the number of Shares delivered by Counterparty to Dealer pursuant to the immediately preceding paragraph.

 

(q)                Commodity Exchange Act. Each of Dealer and Counterparty agrees and represents that it is an “eligible contract participant” as defined in Section 1a(18) of the U.S. Commodity Exchange Act, as amended (the “CEA”), and the Agreement and this Transaction are subject to individual negotiation by the parties and have not been executed or traded on a “trading facility” as defined in Section 1a(51) of the CEA.

 

(r)                  Bankruptcy Status. Subject to Paragraph 7(l) above, Dealer acknowledges and agrees that this Confirmation is not intended to convey to Dealer rights with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby that are senior to the claims of Counterparty’s common stockholders in any U.S. bankruptcy proceedings of Counterparty; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be deemed to limit Dealer’s right to pursue remedies in the event of a breach by Counterparty of its obligations and agreements with respect to this Confirmation and the Agreement; and provided, further, that nothing herein shall limit or shall be deemed to limit Dealer’s rights in respect of any transaction other than this Transaction.

 

(s)                 No Collateral or Setoff. Notwithstanding Section 6(f) or any other provision of the Agreement or any other agreement between the parties to the contrary, the obligations of Counterparty hereunder are not secured by any collateral. Obligations in respect of this Transaction shall not be set off against any other obligations of the parties, whether arising under the Agreement, under any other agreement between the parties hereto, by operation of law or otherwise, and no other obligations of the parties shall be set off against obligations in respect of this Transaction, whether arising under the Agreement, under any other agreement between the parties hereto, by operation of law or otherwise, and each party hereby waives any such right of setoff.

 

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(t)                  Tax Matters.

 

(i)For the purpose of Section 3(f) of the Agreement:

 

   (A)Dealer makes the following representations:

 

(1)       It is a “U.S. person” (as that term is used in section 1.1441-4(a)(3)(ii) of United States Treasury Regulations) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

   (B)Counterparty makes the following representations:

 

(1)       It is a “U.S. person” (as that term is used in section 1.1441-4(a)(3)(ii) of United States Treasury Regulations) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

(2)       It is a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes and is organized under the laws of the State of Maryland, and is an exempt recipient under Treasury Regulation Section 1.6049-4(c)(1)(ii)(J).

 

(ii)Withholding Tax imposed on payments to non-US counterparties under the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. “Indemnifiable Tax”, as defined in Section 14 of the Agreement, shall not include any U.S. federal withholding tax imposed or collected pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code (a “FATCA Withholding Tax”). For the avoidance of doubt, a FATCA Withholding Tax is a Tax the deduction or withholding of which is required by applicable law for the purposes of Section 2(d) of the Agreement.

 

(iii)871(m) Protocol. The parties agree that the definitions and provisions contained in the ISDA 2015 Section 871(m) Protocol, as published by ISDA and as may be amended, supplemented, replaced or superseded from time to time (the “871(m) Protocol”) shall apply to the Agreement as if the parties had adhered to the 871(m) Protocol as of the effective date of the Agreement.

 

(iv)Tax documentation. For the purposes of Sections 4(a)(i) and 4(a)(ii) of the Agreement, Counterparty shall provide to Dealer, and Dealer shall deliver to Counterparty, a valid and duly executed U.S. Internal Revenue Service Form W-9, or any successor thereto, (i) on or before the date of execution of this Confirmation; (ii) promptly upon reasonable demand by the other party; and (iii) promptly upon learning that any such tax form previously provided has become invalid, obsolete, or incorrect. Additionally, Counterparty or Dealer shall, promptly upon reasonable request by the other party, provide such other tax forms and documents reasonably requested by the other party.

 

(v)Change of Account. Section 2(b) of the Agreement is hereby amended by the addition of the following after the word “delivery” in the first line thereof: “to another account in the same legal and tax jurisdiction”.

 

(u)                Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010.  The parties hereby agree that none of (i) Section 739 of the WSTAA, (ii) any similar legal certainty provision included in any legislation enacted, or rule or regulation promulgated, on or after the Trade Date, (iii) the enactment of the WSTAA or any regulation under the WSTAA, (iv) any requirement under the WSTAA or (v) any amendment made by the WSTAA shall limit or otherwise impair either party’s right to terminate, renegotiate, modify, amend or supplement this Confirmation or the Agreement, as applicable, arising from a termination event, force majeure, illegality, increased cost, regulatory change or similar event under this Confirmation, the Equity Definitions or the Agreement (including, but not limited to, any right arising from any Acceleration Event).

 

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(v)                Other Forward(s). Counterparty agrees that it shall not cause to occur, or permit to exist, an Unwind Period at any time there is an (1) “Unwind Period” (or equivalent concept) relating to any other issuer forward sale or similar transaction (including, without limitation, any “Transaction” under (and as defined under) any master confirmation for registered forward transactions) with any financial institution other than Dealer (an “Other Forward Transaction”) that is not an Other July 2020 Forward (as defined below), (2) any “Forward Hedge Selling Period” (or equivalent concept) under any Other Forward Transaction or (3) any other period in which Counterparty directly or indirectly issues and sells Shares pursuant to an underwriting agreement (or similar agreement including, without limitation, any distribution agreement). Dealer acknowledges, however, that Counterparty has entered into substantially identical forward transactions for the Shares on the date hereof (each, as amended from time to time, an “Other July 2020 Forward” and, collectively, the “Other July 2020 Forwards”) with Citibank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A. and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dealer and Counterparty agree that if Counterparty designates a “Settlement Date” with respect to one or more Other July 2020 Forwards for which “Cash Settlement” or “Net Share Settlement” is applicable, and one or more of the resulting “Unwind Periods” for such Other July 2020 Forwards coincides for any period of time with an Unwind Period for this Transaction (the “Overlap Unwind Period”), Counterparty shall notify Dealer at least one Scheduled Trading Day prior to the commencement of such Overlap Unwind Period of the first Scheduled Trading Day and the length of such Overlap Unwind Period, and Dealer shall be permitted to purchase Shares to unwind its hedge in respect of this Transaction only on every fourth Scheduled Trading Day, commencing on the third day of such Overlap Unwind Period.

 

8.       ISDA 2018 U.S. Resolution Stay Protocol. The parties agree that the definitions and provisions contained in the ISDA 2018 U.S. Resolution Stay Protocol and Attachment thereto as published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. on July 31, 2018 are hereby incorporated into and apply to the Agreement as if set forth in full herein. For these purposes, the following terms as used in the U.S. Stay Protocol shall have the following meanings: “Regulated Entity” shall mean Dealer and “Protocol Covered Agreement” or “Covered Agreement”, as applicable, shall mean the Agreement.

  

[Signature Page Follows]

 

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Please confirm your agreement to be bound by the terms stated herein by executing the copy of this Confirmation enclosed for that purpose and returning it to us.

 

  Yours sincerely,
  GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC
   
   
  By: /s Michael Voris
  Name: Michael Voris
  Title: Managing Director

 

[Signature Page to Registered Forward Transaction Confirmation]

 

 

 

 

Confirmed as of the date first above written:  
   
ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.  
   
   
By: s/ Dean A. Shigenaga  
Name: Dean A. Shigenaga  
Title: Co-President and Chief Financial Officer  

 

[Signature Page to Registered Forward Transaction Confirmation]

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE I

 

Forward Price Reduction Date Forward Price Reduction Amount

 

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EX-1.5 6 tm2024124d5_ex1-5.htm EXHIBIT 1.5

 

Exhibit 1.5

 

Execution Version

 

Date:July 6, 2020

 

To:Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
 26 North Euclid Avenue
 Pasadena, CA 91101

 

From:JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association
 New York Branch
 383 Madison Avenue
 New York, NY 10179

 

Re:Registered Forward Transaction

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

The purpose of this letter agreement is to confirm the terms and conditions of the Transaction entered into between JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association (“Dealer”) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“Counterparty”) on the Trade Date specified below (the “Transaction”). This letter agreement constitutes a “Confirmation” as referred to in the ISDA Master Agreement specified below.

 

The definitions and provisions contained in the 2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions (the “Equity Definitions”), as published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., are incorporated into this Confirmation. In the event of any inconsistency between the Equity Definitions and this Confirmation, this Confirmation shall govern.

 

Each party is hereby advised, and each such party acknowledges, that the other party has engaged in, or refrained from engaging in, substantial financial transactions and has taken other material actions in reliance upon the parties’ entry into the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates on the terms and conditions set forth below.

 

1.                This Confirmation evidences a complete and binding agreement between Dealer and Counterparty as to the terms of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates. This Confirmation shall supplement, form a part of, and be subject to an agreement in the form of the ISDA 2002 Master Agreement (the “Agreement”) as if Dealer and Counterparty had executed an agreement in such form (without any Schedule but with the elections set forth in this Confirmation). In the event of any inconsistency between provisions of that Agreement and this Confirmation, this Confirmation will prevail for the purpose of the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates. The parties hereby agree that, other than the Transaction to which this Confirmation relates, no Transaction shall be governed by the Agreement. For purposes of the Equity Definitions, this Transaction is a Share Forward Transaction.

 

2.                The terms of the particular Transaction to which this Confirmation relates are as follows:

 

General Terms:    
     
  Trade Date:   July 6, 2020
       
  Effective Date:   July 9, 2020
       
  Seller:   Counterparty
       
  Buyer:   Dealer

 

 

 

  Shares:   The common stock of Counterparty, USD 0.01 par value per share (Ticker Symbol: “ARE”)
       
  Number of Shares:  

Initially, 1,500,000 Shares (the “Initial Number of Shares”); provided that the Number of Shares is subject to reduction as provided in Paragraph 7(a) below.

 

On each Settlement Date, the Number of Shares shall be reduced by the number of Settlement Shares settled on such date.

 

  Maturity Date:   January 6, 2022 (or, if such date is not a Scheduled Trading Day, the next following Scheduled Trading Day).
       
  Initial Forward Price:   USD 154.08 per Share
       
  Forward Price:   (a) On the Effective Date, the Initial Forward Price; and
         
      (b) on each calendar day thereafter, (i) the Forward Price as of the immediately preceding calendar day multiplied by (ii) the sum of 1 (one) and the Daily Rate for such day; provided that, on each Forward Price Reduction Date, the Forward Price in effect on such date shall be the Forward Price otherwise in effect on such date, minus the Forward Price Reduction Amount for such Forward Price Reduction Date.
         
  Daily Rate:   For any day, a rate (which may be positive or negative) equal to (i) (a) Overnight Bank Rate (or if the Overnight Bank Rate is no longer available, a successor rate selected by the Calculation Agent in its commercially reasonable discretion) for such day minus (b) the Spread divided by (ii) 360.
       
  Overnight Bank Rate:   For any day, the rate set forth for such day opposite the caption “Overnight bank funding rate”, as such rate is displayed on Bloomberg Screen “OBFR01 <Index> <GO>”, or any successor page (rounded to the nearest one hundredth of a percentage point (0.01%)); provided that, if no rate appears for a particular day on such page, the rate for the immediately preceding day for which a rate does so appear shall be used for such day; and provided further that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Confirmation or otherwise, the Overnight Bank Rate for any Settlement Date shall be the Overnight Bank Rate determined for the day immediately preceding such Settlement Date.
       
  Spread:   0.75%
       
  Prepayment:   Not Applicable
       
  Variable Obligation:   Not Applicable
       
  Forward Price Reduction Dates:   As set forth on Schedule I
       
  Forward Price Reduction Amounts:   For each Forward Price Reduction Date, the Forward Price Reduction Amount set forth opposite such date on Schedule I.

 

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  Exchange:   New York Stock Exchange
       
  Related Exchange(s):   All Exchanges
       
  Clearance System:   The Depository Trust Company
       
  Market Disruption Event:   Section 6.3(a) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by replacing the first sentence in its entirety with the following: “‘Market Disruption Event’ means in respect of a Share or an Index, the occurrence or existence of (i) a Trading Disruption, (ii) an Exchange Disruption, (iii) an Early Closure or (iv) a Regulatory Disruption, in each case that the Calculation Agent determines is material”.
       
  Early Closure:   Section 6.3(d) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the remainder of the provision following the term “Scheduled Closing Time” in the fourth line thereof.
       
  Regulatory Disruption:   Any event that Dealer, based on the advice of counsel, determines makes it reasonably necessary or appropriate with regard to any legal, regulatory or self-regulatory requirements or related policies and procedures that generally apply to transactions of a nature and kind similar to the Transaction for Dealer to refrain from or decrease any market activity in connection with the Transaction.
       
Settlement:    
     
  Settlement Currency:   USD (all amounts shall be converted to the Settlement Currency in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner by the Calculation Agent)
       
  Settlement Date:   Any Scheduled Trading Day following the Effective Date and up to and including the Maturity Date that is either:
       
      (a) designated by Counterparty as a “Settlement Date” by a written notice (a “Settlement Notice”) that satisfies the Settlement Notice Requirements and is delivered to Dealer no less than (i) two Scheduled Trading Days prior to such Settlement Date, which may be the Maturity Date, if Physical Settlement applies, and (ii) 60 Scheduled Trading Days prior to such Settlement Date, which may be the Maturity Date, if Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement applies; provided that, if Dealer shall fully unwind its hedge with respect to the portion of the Number of Shares to be settled during an Unwind Period by a date that is more than two Scheduled Trading Days prior to a Settlement Date specified above, Dealer may, by written notice to Counterparty, specify any Scheduled Trading Day prior to such original Settlement Date as the Settlement Date (with prior notice to Counterparty at least two Scheduled Trading Days prior to such specified Settlement Date); or
         
      (b) designated by Dealer as a “Settlement Date” pursuant to the “Termination Settlement” provisions of Paragraph 7(f) below;

 

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      provided that the Maturity Date will be a Settlement Date if on such date the Number of Shares for which a Settlement Date has not already been designated is greater than zero, and provided further that, following the occurrence of at least three consecutive Disrupted Days during an Unwind Period and while such Disrupted Days are continuing, Dealer may designate any subsequent Scheduled Trading Day as the Settlement Date with respect to the portion of the Settlement Shares, if any, for which Dealer has determined an Unwind Purchase Price during such Unwind Period, it being understood that the Unwind Period with respect to the remainder of such Settlement Shares shall, subject to clause (ii) in “Settlement Method Election” below, recommence on the next succeeding Exchange Business Day that is not a Disrupted Day in whole.
       
  Settlement Shares:   (a) With respect to any Settlement Date other than the Maturity Date, the number of Shares designated as such by Counterparty in the relevant Settlement Notice or designated by Dealer pursuant to the “Termination Settlement” provisions of Paragraph 7(f) below, as applicable; provided that the Settlement Shares so designated shall (i) not exceed the Number of Shares at that time and (ii) in the case of a designation by Counterparty, be at least equal to the lesser of 100,000 and the Number of Shares at that time; and
         
      (b) with respect to the Settlement Date on the Maturity Date, a number of Shares equal to the Number of Shares at that time;
         
      in each case with the Number of Shares determined taking into account pending Settlement Shares.
       
  Settlement Method Election:   Physical Settlement, Cash Settlement, or Net Share Settlement, at the election of Counterparty as set forth in a Settlement Notice that satisfies the Settlement Notice Requirements; provided that Physical Settlement shall apply (i) if no Settlement Method is validly selected, (ii) with respect to any Settlement Shares in respect of which Dealer is unable, in good faith and in its commercially reasonable discretion, to unwind its hedge by the end of the Unwind Period (taking into account any restrictions on Dealer resulting from any Overlap Unwind Period (as defined below) and any Unwind Period (or equivalent concept) under any outstanding forward transactions with Counterparty to which Dealer or its affiliate is a party (“Other Dealer Forward Transactions”)) (A) in a manner that, in the reasonable discretion of Dealer, based on advice of counsel, is consistent with the requirements for qualifying for the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 (“Rule 10b-18”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or (B) due to the occurrence of Disrupted Days or to the lack of sufficient liquidity in the Shares on any Exchange Business Day during the Unwind Period, (iii) to any Termination Settlement Date (as defined under “Termination Settlement” in Paragraph 7(f) below) and (iv) if the Maturity Date is a Settlement Date other than as the result of a valid Settlement Notice, in respect of such Settlement Date; provided further that, if Physical Settlement applies under clause (ii) immediately above, Dealer shall provide written notice to Counterparty at least two Scheduled Trading Days prior to the applicable Settlement Date.

 

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  Settlement Notice Requirements:   Notwithstanding any other provision hereof, a Settlement Notice delivered by Counterparty that specifies Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement will not be effective to establish a Settlement Date or require Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement unless Counterparty delivers to Dealer with such Settlement Notice a representation, dated as of the date of such Settlement Notice and signed by Counterparty, in the form set forth in clause (i) under the heading “Additional Representations and Agreements of Counterparty” in Paragraph 7(d) below.
       
  Physical Settlement:   If Physical Settlement is applicable, then Counterparty shall deliver to Dealer through the Clearance System a number of Shares equal to the Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date, and Dealer shall pay to Counterparty, by wire transfer of immediately available funds to an account designated by Counterparty, an amount equal to the Physical Settlement Amount for such Settlement Date.  If, on any Settlement Date, the Shares to be delivered by Counterparty to Dealer hereunder are not so delivered (the “Deferred Shares”), and a Forward Price Reduction Date occurs during the period from, and including, such Settlement Date to, but excluding, the date such Shares are actually delivered to Dealer, then the portion of the Physical Settlement Amount payable by Dealer to Counterparty in respect of the Deferred Shares shall be reduced by an amount equal to the Forward Price Reduction Amount for such Forward Price Reduction Date, multiplied by the number of Deferred Shares.
       
  Physical Settlement Amount:   For any Settlement Date for which Physical Settlement is applicable, an amount in cash equal to the product of (a) the Forward Price in effect on the relevant Settlement Date multiplied by (b) the Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date.
       
  Cash Settlement:   On any Settlement Date in respect of which Cash Settlement applies, if the Cash Settlement Amount is a positive number, Dealer will pay the Cash Settlement Amount to Counterparty.  If the Cash Settlement Amount is a negative number, Counterparty will pay the absolute value of the Cash Settlement Amount to Dealer.  Such amounts shall be paid on such Settlement Date by wire transfer of immediately available funds.
       
  Cash Settlement Amount:   An amount determined by the Calculation Agent equal to:
       
      (a) (i)(A) the weighted average (weighted on the same basis as clause (B)) of the Forward Prices on each day during the applicable Unwind Period (calculated assuming no reduction to the Forward Price for any Forward Price Reduction Date that occurs during such Unwind Period, which is accounted for in clause (b) below), minus USD 0.02, minus (B) the weighted average price (the “Unwind Purchase Price”) at which Dealer purchases Shares during the Unwind Period to unwind its hedge with respect to the portion of the Number of Shares to be settled during the Unwind Period (including, for the avoidance of doubt, purchases on any Disrupted Day in part), taking into account Shares anticipated to be delivered or received if Net Share Settlement applies, and the restrictions of Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act agreed to hereunder, multiplied by (ii) the Settlement Shares for the relevant Settlement Date; minus

 

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(b)

the product of (i) the Forward Price Reduction Amount for any Forward Price Reduction Date that occurs during such Unwind Period, and (ii) the number of Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date with respect to which Dealer has not unwound its hedge, including the settlement of such unwinds, as of such Forward Price Reduction Date.

         
  Net Share Settlement:   On any Settlement Date in respect of which Net Share Settlement applies, if the Cash Settlement Amount is a (i) positive number, Dealer shall deliver a number of Shares to Counterparty equal to the Net Share Settlement Shares, or (ii) negative number, Counterparty shall deliver a number of Shares to Dealer equal to the Net Share Settlement Shares; provided that, if Dealer determines in its commercially reasonable judgment that it would be required to deliver Net Share Settlement Shares to Counterparty, Dealer may elect to deliver a portion of such Net Share Settlement Shares on one or more dates prior to the applicable Settlement Date.
       
  Net Share Settlement Shares:   With respect to a Settlement Date, the absolute value of the Cash Settlement Amount divided by the Unwind Purchase Price, with the number of Shares rounded up in the event such calculation results in a fractional number.
       
  Unwind Period:   The period from and including the first Exchange Business Day following the date Counterparty validly elects Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement in respect of a Settlement Date through the second Scheduled Trading Day preceding such Settlement Date, subject to “Termination Settlement” as described in Paragraph 7(f) below.
       
  Failure to Deliver:   Applicable if Dealer is required to deliver Shares hereunder; otherwise, Not Applicable.
       
  Share Cap:   Notwithstanding any other provision of this Confirmation, in no event will Counterparty be required to deliver to Dealer on any Settlement Date, whether pursuant to Physical Settlement, Net Share Settlement or any Private Placement Settlement, a number of Shares in excess of (i) 1.25 times the Initial Number of Shares, subject to adjustment from time to time in accordance with the provisions of this Confirmation or the Equity Definitions minus (ii) the aggregate number of Shares delivered by Counterparty to Dealer hereunder prior to such Settlement Date.
       
Adjustments:    
     
  Method of Adjustment:   Calculation Agent Adjustment.  Section 11.2(e) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting clause (iii) thereof, and  Section 11.2(e)(vii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by adding the words “that is within the Issuer’s control” immediately after the word “event”.  For the avoidance of doubt, the declaration or payment of a cash dividend will not constitute a Potential Adjustment Event.

 

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  Additional Adjustment:   If, in Dealer’s commercially reasonable judgment, the actual cost to Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer), over any 20 consecutive Scheduled Trading Days, of borrowing a number of Shares equal to the Number of Shares to hedge in a commercially reasonable manner its exposure to this Transaction exceeds a weighted average rate equal to 50 basis points per annum, the Calculation Agent shall reduce the Forward Price in order to compensate Dealer for the amount by which such cost exceeded a weighted average rate equal to 50 basis points per annum during such period.
       
Extraordinary Events:    
     
  Extraordinary Events:   In lieu of the applicable provisions contained in Article 12 of the Equity Definitions, the consequences of any Extraordinary Event (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any Merger Event, Tender Offer, Nationalization, Insolvency, Delisting, or Change In Law) shall be as specified below under the headings “Acceleration  Events” and “Termination Settlement” in Paragraphs 7(e) and 7(f), respectively. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in the Equity Definitions, no Additional Disruption Event will be applicable except to the extent expressly referenced in Paragraph 7(e)(iv) below.  The definition of “Tender Offer” in Section 12.1(d) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by replacing “10%” with “15%.”
       
  Non-Reliance:   Applicable
       
  Agreements and
Acknowledgments Regarding
Hedging Activities:
  Applicable
       
  Additional Acknowledgments:   Applicable
       
  Transfer:   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in the Agreement, Dealer may assign, transfer and set over all rights, title and interest, powers, privileges and remedies of Dealer under this Transaction, in whole or in part, to any affiliate of Dealer, whose obligations hereunder are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Dealer or Dealer’s ultimate parent entity, without the consent of Counterparty.
         
3. Calculation Agent:   Dealer, whose judgments, determinations and calculations shall be made in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner; provided that, following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default of the type described in Section 5(a)(vii) of the Agreement with respect to which Dealer is the sole Defaulting Party, if the Calculation Agent fails to timely make any calculation, adjustment or determination required to be made by the Calculation Agent hereunder or to perform any obligation of the Calculation Agent hereunder and such failure continues for five (5) Exchange Business Days following notice to the Calculation Agent by Counterparty of such failure, Counterparty shall have the right to designate a nationally recognized third-party dealer in over-the-counter corporate equity derivatives to act, during the period commencing on the date such Event of Default occurred and ending on the Early Termination Date with respect to such Event of Default, as the Calculation Agent.  Following any determination or calculation by the Calculation Agent hereunder, upon a written request by Counterparty, the Calculation Agent shall promptly (but in any event within three Scheduled Trading Days) provide to Counterparty by e-mail to the e-mail address provided by Counterparty in such request a report (in a commonly used file format for the storage and manipulation of financial data) displaying in reasonable detail the basis for such determination or calculation (including any assumptions used in making such determination or calculation), it being understood that the Calculation Agent shall not be obligated to disclose any proprietary or confidential models or other proprietary or confidential information used by it for such determination or calculation.

 

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4. Account Details:    
       
  (a) Account for delivery of
Shares to Dealer:
 

To be furnished

         
  (b) Account for delivery of
Shares to Counterparty:
 

To be furnished

       
  (c) Account for payments to
Counterparty:
 

To be advised under separate cover or telephone confirmed prior to each Settlement Date

       
  (d) Account for payments to Dealer:  

To be advised under separate cover or telephone confirmed prior to each Settlement Date

       
5. Offices:    

 

The Office of Counterparty for the Transaction is:  Inapplicable, Counterparty is not a Multibranch Party

 

The Office of Dealer for the Transaction is: New York

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association

New York Branch

383 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10179

 

6. Notices:  For purposes of this Confirmation:
   
  (a) Address for notices or communications to Counterparty:

 

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Attn: Secretary

26 North Euclid Avenue

Pasadena, California 91101

Telephone: (626) 578-0777

Facsimile: (626) 578-0896

 

with a copy to:

 

Kenneth Kohler

Morrison & Foerster LLP

707 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90017

E-mail: KKohler@mofo.com

 

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  (b) Address for notices or communications to Dealer:

 

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association

EDG Marketing Support

Email: edg_notices@jpmorgan.com

           edg_ny_corporate_sales_support@jpmorgan.com

 

with a copy to:

 

Attn:Stephanie Little
 Title:Executive Director
 Telephone:312-732-3229
 Email:      stephanie.y.little@jpmorgan.com

 

7.                Other Provisions:

 

(a)         Conditions to Effectiveness. The effectiveness of this Confirmation on the Effective Date shall be subject to the satisfaction or waiver by Dealer of the following conditions: (i) the condition that the representations and warranties of Counterparty contained in the Underwriting Agreement, dated the date hereof, among Counterparty, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (as agent for Citibank, N.A.), Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the forward sellers, Citibank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as the forward purchasers, and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several Underwriters named therein (the “Underwriting Agreement”) and any certificate delivered pursuant thereto by Counterparty are true and correct on the Effective Date as if made as of the Effective Date, (ii) the condition that Counterparty has performed all of the obligations required to be performed by it under the Underwriting Agreement on or prior to the Effective Date, (iii) all of the conditions set forth or referenced in Section 7 of the Underwriting Agreement have been satisfied, (iv) the Underwriting Agreement remains in effect and has not terminated pursuant to Section 8 of the Underwriting Agreement, and (v) the condition that, as determined by Dealer in good faith and a commercially reasonable manner, neither of the following has occurred (A) Dealer is unable to borrow and deliver for sale a number of Shares equal to the Initial Number of Shares, or (B) in Dealer’s commercially reasonable judgment either it is impracticable to do so or Dealer would incur a stock loan cost of more than a rate equal to 200 basis points per annum to do so (in which event this Confirmation shall be effective but the Initial Number of Shares for this Transaction shall be the number of Shares Dealer is required to deliver in accordance with Section 1 of the Underwriting Agreement).

 

(b)         Interpretive Letter. Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that this Transaction is being entered into in accordance with the October 9, 2003 interpretive letter from the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission to Goldman, Sachs & Co. (the “Interpretive Letter”) and agrees to take all actions, and to omit to take any actions, reasonably requested by Dealer for this Transaction to comply with the Interpretive Letter. Without limiting the foregoing, Counterparty agrees that neither it nor any “affiliated purchaser” (as defined in Regulation M (“Regulation M”) promulgated under the Exchange Act) will, directly or indirectly, bid for, purchase or attempt to induce any person to bid for or purchase, the Shares or securities that are convertible into, or exchangeable or exercisable for, Shares during any “restricted period” as such term is defined in Regulation M. In addition, Counterparty represents that it is eligible to conduct a primary offering of Shares on Form S-3, the offering contemplated by the Underwriting Agreement complies with Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the Shares are “actively traded” as defined in Rule 101(c)(1) of Regulation M.

 

(c)         Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Shares.

 

(i)       Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that, in respect of any Shares delivered to Dealer hereunder, such Shares shall be newly issued (unless mutually agreed otherwise by the parties) and, upon such delivery, duly and validly authorized, issued and outstanding, fully paid and nonassessable, free of any lien, charge, claim or other encumbrance and not subject to any preemptive or similar rights and shall, upon such issuance, be accepted for listing or quotation on the Exchange.

 

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(ii)       Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) will hedge its exposure to this Transaction by selling Shares borrowed from third party securities lenders or other Shares pursuant to a registration statement, and that, pursuant to the terms of the Interpretive Letter, the Shares (up to the Initial Number of Shares) delivered, pledged or loaned by Counterparty to Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) in connection with this Transaction may be used by Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) to return to securities lenders without further registration or other restrictions under the Securities Act, in the hands of those securities lenders, irrespective of whether such securities loan is effected by Dealer or an affiliate of Dealer. Accordingly, subject to Paragraph 7(g) below, Counterparty agrees that the Shares that it delivers, pledges or loans to Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) on or prior to the final Settlement Date will not bear a restrictive legend and that such Shares will be deposited in, and the delivery thereof shall be effected through the facilities of, the Clearance System.

 

(iii)       Counterparty agrees and acknowledges that it has reserved and will keep available at all times, free from preemptive or similar rights and free from any lien, charge, claim or other encumbrance, authorized but unissued Shares at least equal to the Share Cap, solely for the purpose of settlement under this Transaction.

 

(iv)      Unless the provisions set forth below under “Private Placement Procedures” are applicable, Dealer agrees to use any Shares delivered by Counterparty hereunder on any Settlement Date to return to securities lenders to close out open securities loans created by Dealer or an affiliate of Dealer in the course of Dealer’s or such affiliate’s hedging activities related to Dealer’s exposure under this Transaction.

 

(v)       In connection with bids and purchases of Shares in connection with any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement of this Transaction, Dealer shall use its reasonable efforts, based on the advice of counsel and taking into account any Unwind Period (or equivalent concept) under any outstanding Other Dealer Forward Transactions, to conduct its activities, or cause its affiliates to conduct their activities, in a manner consistent with the requirements of the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act, as if such provisions were applicable to such purchases.

 

(d)           Additional Representations and Agreements of Counterparty. Counterparty represents, warrants and agrees as follows:

 

(i)       Counterparty represents to Dealer on the Trade Date and on any date that Counterparty notifies Dealer that Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement applies to this Transaction, that (A) Counterparty is not aware of any material nonpublic information regarding Counterparty or the Shares, (B) each of its filings under the Securities Act, the Exchange Act or other applicable securities laws that are required to be filed have been filed and that, as of the date of this representation, when considered as a whole (with the more recent such filings deemed to amend inconsistent statements contained in any earlier such filings), there is no misstatement of material fact contained therein or omission of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements made therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading and (C) Counterparty is not entering into this Confirmation nor making any election hereunder to create actual or apparent trading activity in the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for Shares) or to raise or depress or otherwise manipulate the price of the Shares (or any security convertible into or exchangeable for Shares) or otherwise in violation of the Exchange Act.

 

(ii)       It is the intent of Dealer and Counterparty that following any election of Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement by Counterparty, the purchase of Shares by Dealer during any Unwind Period comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-l(c)(l)(i)(B) of the Exchange Act and that this Confirmation shall be interpreted to comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-l(c). Counterparty acknowledges that (i) during any Unwind Period, Counterparty shall not have, and shall not attempt to exercise, any influence over how, when or whether to effect purchases of Shares by Dealer (or its agent or affiliate) in connection with this Confirmation and (ii) Counterparty is entering into the Agreement and this Confirmation in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade compliance with federal securities laws including, without limitation, Rule 10b-5 promulgated under the Exchange Act.

 

(iii)      Counterparty shall, at least one day prior to the first day of any Unwind Period, notify Dealer of the total number of Shares purchased in Rule 10b-18 purchases of blocks pursuant to the once-a-week block exception contained in Rule 10b-18(b)(4) by or for Counterparty or any of its affiliated purchasers during each of the four calendar weeks preceding the first day of the Unwind Period and during the calendar week in which the first day of the Unwind Period occurs (“Rule 10b-18 purchase”, “blocks” and “affiliated purchaser” each being used as defined in Rule 10b-18).

 

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(iv)      During any Unwind Period, Counterparty shall (i) notify Dealer prior to the opening of trading in the Shares on any day on which Counterparty makes, or Counterparty reasonably expects in advance of the opening to be made, any public announcement (as defined in Rule 165(f) under the Securities Act) of any merger, acquisition, or similar transaction involving a recapitalization relating to Counterparty (other than any such transaction in which the consideration consists solely of cash and there is no valuation period), (ii) promptly notify Dealer following any such announcement that such announcement has been made, and (iii) promptly deliver to Dealer following the making of any such announcement information indicating (A) Counterparty’s average daily Rule 10b-18 purchases (as defined in Rule 10b-18) during the three full calendar months preceding the date of the announcement of such transaction and (B) Counterparty’s block purchases (as defined in Rule 10b-18) effected pursuant to paragraph (b)(4) of Rule 10b-18 during the three full calendar months preceding the date of the announcement of such transaction. In addition, Counterparty shall promptly notify Dealer of the earlier to occur of the completion of such transaction and the completion of the vote by target shareholders.

 

(v)       Neither Counterparty nor any of its affiliated purchasers (within the meaning of Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act) shall take or refrain from taking any action (including, without limitation, any direct purchases by Counterparty or any of its affiliates, or any purchases by a party to a derivative transaction with Counterparty or any of its affiliates), either under this Confirmation, under another agreement with Dealer or another party or otherwise, that might reasonably be expected to cause any purchases of Shares by Dealer or any of its affiliates in connection with any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement (or equivalent concept) of this Transaction or any outstanding Other Dealer Forward Transactions not to meet the requirements of the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 determined as if all such foregoing purchases were made by Counterparty.

 

(vi)      Counterparty will not engage in any “distribution” (as defined in Regulation M), other than a distribution meeting the requirements of the exception set forth in Rules 101(b)(10) or 102(b)(7) of Regulation M, that would cause a “restricted period” (as defined in Regulation M) to occur during any Unwind Period.

 

(vii)     Counterparty is not, and after giving effect to the transactions contemplated hereby will not be, required to register as an “investment company” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

 

(viii)    Counterparty is not insolvent, nor will Counterparty be rendered insolvent as a result of this Transaction or its performance of the terms hereof.

 

(ix)      Without limiting the generality of Section 13.1 of the Equity Definitions, Counterparty acknowledges that Dealer is not making any representations or warranties or taking any position or expressing any view with respect to the treatment of this Transaction under any accounting standards including ASC Topic 260, Earnings Per Share, ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, or ASC Topic 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity and ASC 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging – Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (or any successor issue statements) or under FASB’s Liabilities & Equity Project.

 

(x)       Counterparty understands no obligations of Dealer to it hereunder will be entitled to the benefit of deposit insurance and that such obligations will not be guaranteed by any affiliate of Dealer or any governmental agency.

 

(xi)       To Counterparty’s actual knowledge, no federal, state or local (including non-U.S. jurisdictions) law, rule, regulation or regulatory order applicable to the Shares would give rise to any reporting, consent, registration or other requirement (including without limitation a requirement to obtain prior approval from any person or entity) as a result of Dealer or its affiliates owning or holding (however defined) Shares, other than Sections 13 and 16 under the Exchange Act and Section 7.2.1 of Counterparty’s Articles of Amendment and Restatement.

 

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(xii)       No filing with, or approval, authorization, consent, license, registration, qualification, order or decree of, any court or governmental authority or agency, domestic or foreign, is necessary or required for the execution, delivery and performance by Counterparty of this Confirmation and the consummation of this Transaction (including, without limitation, the issuance and delivery of Shares on any Settlement Date) except (i) such as have been obtained under the Securities Act and (ii) as may be required to be obtained under state securities laws.

 

(xiii)      Counterparty (i) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business affairs as to be capable of evaluating the merits and risks of entering into this Transaction; (ii) has consulted with its own legal, financial, accounting and tax advisors in connection with this Transaction; and (iii) is entering into this Transaction for a bona fide business purpose.

 

(xiv)      Counterparty will, by the next succeeding Scheduled Trading Day notify Dealer upon obtaining knowledge of the occurrence of any event that would constitute an Event of Default, a Potential Event of Default or a Potential Adjustment Event.

 

(xv)       Counterparty (i) is capable of evaluating investment risks independently, both in general and with regard to the Transaction; (ii) will exercise independent judgment in evaluating the recommendations of any broker-dealer or its associated persons, unless it has otherwise notified the broker-dealer in writing; and (iii) has total assets of at least $50 million as of the date hereof.

 

(e)           Acceleration Events. Each of the following events shall constitute an “Acceleration Event”:

 

(i)          Stock Borrow Event. In the commercially reasonable judgment of Dealer (A) Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) is not able to hedge in a commercially reasonable manner its exposure under this Transaction because insufficient Shares are made available for borrowing by securities lenders or (B) Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) would incur a cost to borrow (or to maintain a borrow of) Shares to hedge in a commercially reasonable manner its exposure under this Transaction that is greater than a rate equal to 200 basis points per annum (each, a “Stock Borrow Event”);

 

(ii)         Dividends and Other Distributions. On any day occurring after the Trade Date, Counterparty declares a distribution, issue or dividend to existing holders of the Shares of (A) any cash dividend (other than an Extraordinary Dividend) to the extent all cash dividends having an ex-dividend date during the period from, and including, any Forward Price Reduction Date (with the Trade Date being a Forward Price Reduction Date for purposes of this paragraph (ii) only) to, but excluding, the next subsequent Forward Price Reduction Date exceeds, on a per Share basis, the Forward Price Reduction Amount set forth opposite the first date of any such period on Schedule I, (B) any Extraordinary Dividend, (C) any share capital or other securities of another issuer acquired or owned (directly or indirectly) by Counterparty as a result of a spin-off or other similar transaction or (D) any other type of securities (other than Shares), rights or warrants or other assets, in any case for payment (cash or other consideration) at less than the prevailing market price, as determined in a commercially reasonable manner by Dealer; “Extraordinary Dividend” means any dividend or distribution (that is not an ordinary cash dividend) declared by the Issuer with respect to the Shares that, in the commercially reasonable determination of Dealer, is (1) a dividend or distribution declared on the Shares at a time at which the Issuer has not previously declared or paid dividends or distributions on such Shares for the prior four quarterly periods, (2) a payment or distribution by the Issuer to holders of Shares that the Issuer announces will be an “extraordinary” or “special” dividend or distribution, (3) a payment by the Issuer to holders of Shares out of the Issuer’s capital and surplus or (4) any other “special” dividend or distribution on the Shares that is, by its terms or declared intent, outside the normal course of operations or normal dividend policies or practices of the Issuer;

 

(iii)        ISDA Termination. Either Dealer or Counterparty has the right to designate an Early Termination Date pursuant to Section 6 of the Agreement;

 

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(iv)        Other ISDA Events. The announcement of any event that, if consummated, would result in a Merger Event, Tender Offer, Nationalization, Insolvency or Delisting or the occurrence of any Hedging Disruption (with Dealer as the Hedging Party) or Change in Law; provided that, in case of a Delisting, in addition to the provisions of Section 12.6(a)(iii) of the Equity Definitions, it will also constitute a Delisting if the Exchange is located in the United States and the Shares are not immediately re-listed, re-traded or re-quoted on any of the New York Stock Exchange, The NASDAQ Global Select Market or The NASDAQ Global Market (or their respective successors); provided further that (i) the definition of “Change in Law” provided in Section 12.9(a)(ii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by (A) replacing the phrase “the interpretation” in the third line thereof with the phrase “or announcement or statement of the formal or informal interpretation” and (B) immediately following the word “Transaction” in clause (X) thereof, adding the phrase “in the manner contemplated by Dealer on the Trade Date” and (ii) any determination as to whether (A) the adoption of or any change in any applicable law or regulation (including, without limitation, any tax law) or (B) the promulgation of or any change in or announcement or statement of the formal or informal interpretation by any court, tribunal or regulatory authority with competent jurisdiction of any applicable law or regulation (including any action taken by a taxing authority), in each case, constitutes a “Change in Law” shall be made without regard to Section 739 of the Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 (the “WSTAA”) or any similar provision in any legislation enacted on or after the Trade Date; or

 

(v)        Ownership Event. In the good faith judgment of Dealer, on any day, the Share Amount for such day exceeds the Post-Effective Limit for such day (if any applies) (each, an “Ownership Event”). For purposes of this clause (v), the “Share Amount” as of any day is the number of Shares that Dealer and any person whose ownership position would be aggregated with that of Dealer (Dealer or any such person, a “Dealer Person”) under any law, rule, regulation or regulatory order (other than any obligations under Section 13 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder) or Counterparty constituent document that for any reason is, or after the Trade Date becomes, applicable to ownership of Shares (“Applicable Provisions”), owns, beneficially owns, constructively owns, controls, holds the power to vote or otherwise meets a relevant definition of ownership of under the Applicable Provisions, as determined by Dealer in its reasonable discretion. The “Post-Effective Limit” means (x) the minimum number of Shares that would give rise to reporting or registration obligations or other requirements (including obtaining prior approval from any person or entity) of a Dealer Person, or would result in an adverse effect on a Dealer Person, under the Applicable Provisions, as determined by Dealer in its reasonable discretion, minus (y) 1.0% of the number of Shares outstanding.

 

(f)            Termination Settlement. Upon the occurrence of any Acceleration Event, Dealer shall have the right to designate, upon at least one Scheduled Trading Day’s notice, any Scheduled Trading Day following such occurrence to be a Settlement Date hereunder (a “Termination Settlement Date”) to which Physical Settlement shall apply, and to select the number of Settlement Shares relating to such Termination Settlement Date; provided that (i) in the case of an Acceleration Event arising out of an Ownership Event, the number of Settlement Shares so designated by Dealer shall not exceed the number of Shares necessary to reduce the Share Amount to reasonably below the Post-Effective Limit and (ii) in the case of an Acceleration Event arising out of a Stock Borrow Event, the number of Settlement Shares so designated by Dealer shall not exceed the number of Shares as to which such Stock Borrow Event exists. If, upon designation of a Termination Settlement Date by Dealer pursuant to the preceding sentence, Counterparty fails to deliver the Settlement Shares relating to such Termination Settlement Date when due or otherwise fails to perform obligations within its control in respect of this Transaction, it shall be an Event of Default with respect to Counterparty and Section 6 of the Agreement shall apply. If an Acceleration Event occurs during an Unwind Period relating to a number of Settlement Shares to which Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement applies, then on the Termination Settlement Date relating to such Acceleration Event, notwithstanding any election to the contrary by Counterparty, Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement shall apply to the portion of the Settlement Shares relating to such Unwind Period as to which Dealer has unwound its hedge and Physical Settlement shall apply in respect of (x) the remainder (if any) of such Settlement Shares and (y) the Settlement Shares designated by Dealer in respect of such Termination Settlement Date. If an Acceleration Event occurs after Counterparty has designated a Settlement Date to which Physical Settlement applies but before the relevant Settlement Shares have been delivered to Dealer, then Dealer shall have the right to cancel such Settlement Date and designate a Termination Settlement Date in respect of such Shares pursuant to the first sentence hereof.

 

(g)           Private Placement Procedures. If Counterparty is unable to comply with the provisions of sub-paragraph (ii) of “Agreements and Acknowledgments Regarding Shares” above because of a change in law or a change in the policy of the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff, or Dealer otherwise determines that in its reasonable opinion any Shares to be delivered to Dealer by Counterparty may not be freely returned by Dealer or its affiliates to securities lenders as described under such sub-paragraph (ii) or otherwise constitute “restricted securities” as defined in Rule 144 under the Securities Act, then delivery of any such Shares (the “Restricted Shares”) shall be effected as provided below, unless waived by Dealer.

 

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(i)          If Counterparty delivers the Restricted Shares pursuant to this clause (i) (a “Private Placement Settlement”), then delivery of Restricted Shares by Counterparty shall be effected in accordance with private placement procedures customary for private placements of equity securities of substantially similar size with respect to such Restricted Shares reasonably acceptable to Dealer; provided that Counterparty may not elect a Private Placement Settlement if, on the date of its election, it has taken, or caused to be taken, any action that would make unavailable either the exemption pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act for the sale by Counterparty to Dealer (or any affiliate designated by Dealer) of the Restricted Shares or the exemption pursuant to Section 4(a)(1) or Section 4(a)(3) of the Securities Act for resales of the Restricted Shares by Dealer (or any such affiliate of Dealer), and if Counterparty fails to deliver the Restricted Shares when due or otherwise fails to perform obligations within its control in respect of a Private Placement Settlement, it shall be an Event of Default with respect to Counterparty and Section 6 of the Agreement shall apply. The Private Placement Settlement of such Restricted Shares shall include customary representations, covenants, blue sky and other governmental filings and/or registrations, indemnities to Dealer, due diligence rights (for Dealer or any designated buyer of the Restricted Shares by Dealer), opinions and certificates, and such other documentation as is customary for private placement agreements of equity securities of a substantially similar size, all reasonably acceptable to Dealer. In the case of a Private Placement Settlement, Dealer shall, in its good faith discretion, adjust the amount of Restricted Shares to be delivered to Dealer hereunder in a commercially reasonable manner to reflect the fact that such Restricted Shares may not be freely returned to securities lenders by Dealer and may only be saleable by Dealer at a discount to reflect the lack of liquidity in Restricted Shares. Notwithstanding the Agreement or this Confirmation, the date of delivery of such Restricted Shares shall be the Clearance System Business Day following notice by Dealer to Counterparty of the number of Restricted Shares to be delivered pursuant to this clause (i). For the avoidance of doubt, delivery of Restricted Shares shall be due as set forth in the previous sentence and not be due on the date that would otherwise be applicable.

 

(ii)         If Counterparty delivers any Restricted Shares in respect of this Transaction, Counterparty agrees that (A) such Shares may be transferred by and among Dealer and its affiliates and (B) after the minimum “holding period” within the meaning of Rule 144(d) under the Securities Act has elapsed, Counterparty shall promptly remove, or cause the transfer agent for the Shares to remove, any legends referring to any transfer restrictions from such Shares upon delivery by Dealer (or such affiliate of Dealer) to Counterparty or such transfer agent of any seller’s and broker’s representation letters customarily delivered by Dealer or its affiliates in connection with resales of restricted securities pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act, each without any further requirement for the delivery of any certificate, consent, agreement, opinion of counsel, notice or any other document, any transfer tax stamps or payment of any other amount or any other action by Dealer (or such affiliate of Dealer).

 

(h)           Indemnity. Counterparty agrees to indemnify Dealer and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and controlling persons (Dealer and each such affiliate or person being an “Indemnified Party”) from and against any and all losses, claims, damages and liabilities, joint and several, incurred by or asserted against such Indemnified Party arising out of, in connection with, or relating to any breach of any covenant or representation made by Counterparty in this Confirmation or the Agreement and will reimburse any Indemnified Party for all reasonable expenses (including reasonable legal fees and reasonable expenses) as they are incurred in connection with the investigation of, preparation for, or defense of any pending or threatened claim or any action or proceeding arising therefrom (whether or not such Indemnified Party is a party thereto), except to the extent determined in a final and nonappealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from Dealer’s gross negligence, fraud, bad faith and/or willful misconduct or from a breach of any representation or covenant of Dealer contained in this Confirmation or the Agreement. The foregoing provisions shall survive any termination or completion of the Transaction.

 

(i)            Waiver of Trial by Jury. Each of Counterparty and Dealer hereby irrevocably waives (on its own behalf and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, on behalf of its stockholders) all right to trial by jury in any action, proceeding or counterclaim (whether based on contract, tort or otherwise) arising out of or relating to the Transaction or the actions of DEALER or its affiliates in the negotiation, performance or enforcement hereof.

 

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(j)            Governing Law/Jurisdiction. This Confirmation and any claim, controversy or dispute arising under or related to this Confirmation shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without reference to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. The parties hereto irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York and the United States Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with all matters relating hereto and waive any objection to the laying of venue in, and any claim of inconvenient forum with respect to, these courts.

 

(k)           Designation by Dealer. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Confirmation to the contrary requiring or allowing Dealer to purchase, sell, receive or deliver any Shares or other securities to or from Counterparty, Dealer may designate any of its affiliates to purchase, sell, receive or deliver such Shares or other securities and otherwise to perform Dealer obligations in respect of the Transaction and any such designee may assume such obligations. Dealer shall be discharged of its obligations to Counterparty only to the extent of any such performance.

 

(l)            Insolvency Filing. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in the Agreement or in the Equity Definitions, upon any Insolvency Filing or other proceeding under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in respect of the Issuer, this Transaction shall automatically terminate on the date thereof without further liability of either party to this Confirmation to the other party (except for any liability in respect of any breach of representation or covenant by a party under this Confirmation prior to the date of such Insolvency Filing or other proceeding), it being understood that this Transaction is a contract for the issuance of Shares by the Issuer.

 

(m)          Disclosure. Effective from the date of commencement of discussions concerning the Transaction, each of Dealer and Counterparty and each of their employees, representatives, or other agents may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the tax treatment and tax structure of the Transaction and all materials of any kind (including opinions or other tax analyses) relating to such tax treatment and tax structure.

 

(n)           Right to Extend. Dealer may postpone any Settlement Date or any other date of valuation or delivery, with respect to some or all of the relevant Settlement Shares, if Dealer determines, based on the advice of counsel, that such extension is reasonably necessary or appropriate to enable Dealer to effect purchases of Shares in connection with its hedging activity hereunder in a manner that would, if Dealer were Counterparty or an affiliated purchaser of Counterparty, be in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

 

(o)           Counterparty Share Repurchases. Counterparty agrees not to repurchase, directly or indirectly, any Shares if, immediately following such purchase, the Outstanding Share Percentage would be equal to or greater than 4.5%. The “Outstanding Share Percentage” as of any day is the fraction (1) the numerator of which is the aggregate “Number of Shares” (or equivalent concept) for this Transaction and all outstanding Other Dealer Forward Transactions and (2) the denominator of which is the number of Shares outstanding on such day.

 

(p)           Limit on Beneficial Ownership. Notwithstanding any other provisions hereof, Dealer shall not have the right to acquire Shares hereunder and Dealer shall not be entitled to take delivery of any Shares hereunder (in each case, whether in connection with the purchase of Shares on any Settlement Date or any Termination Settlement Date, any Private Placement Settlement or otherwise) to the extent (but only to the extent) that, after such receipt of any Shares hereunder, (i) the Share Amount would exceed the Post-Effective Limit, (ii) Dealer and each person subject to aggregation of Shares with Dealer under Section 13 or Section 16 of the Exchange Act and rules promulgated thereunder, including any “group” of which Dealer or its affiliates is a part, (the “Dealer Group”) would directly or indirectly beneficially own (as such term is defined for purposes of Section 13 or Section 16 of the Exchange Act and rules promulgated thereunder) in excess of 8.0% of the then outstanding Shares (the “Threshold Number of Shares”) or (iii) such acquisition would result in a violation of any restriction on ownership and transfers set forth in Section 7.2.1 of Counterparty’s Articles of Amendment and Restatement (the “Counterparty Stock Ownership Restriction”). Any purported delivery hereunder shall be void and have no effect to the extent (but only to the extent) that, after such delivery, (i) the Share Amount would exceed the Post-Effective Limit, (ii) the Dealer Group would directly or indirectly so beneficially own in excess of the Threshold Number of Shares or (iii) such delivery would result in a violation of the Counterparty Stock Ownership Restriction. If any delivery owed to Dealer hereunder is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of this provision, Counterparty’s obligation to make such delivery shall not be extinguished and Counterparty shall make such delivery as promptly as practicable after, but in no event later than one Scheduled Trading Day after, Dealer gives notice to Counterparty that, after such delivery, (i) the Share Amount would not exceed the Post-Effective Limit, (ii) the Dealer Group would not directly or indirectly so beneficially own in excess of the Threshold Number of Shares or (iii) such delivery would not result in a violation of the Counterparty Stock Ownership Restriction, as applicable.

 

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In addition, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if any delivery owed to Dealer hereunder is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of the immediately preceding paragraph, Dealer shall be permitted to make any payment due in respect of such Shares to Counterparty in two or more tranches that correspond in amount to the number of Shares delivered by Counterparty to Dealer pursuant to the immediately preceding paragraph.

 

(q)           Commodity Exchange Act. Each of Dealer and Counterparty agrees and represents that it is an “eligible contract participant” as defined in Section 1a(18) of the U.S. Commodity Exchange Act, as amended (the “CEA”), and the Agreement and this Transaction are subject to individual negotiation by the parties and have not been executed or traded on a “trading facility” as defined in Section 1a(51) of the CEA.

 

(r)            Bankruptcy Status. Subject to Paragraph 7(l) above, Dealer acknowledges and agrees that this Confirmation is not intended to convey to Dealer rights with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby that are senior to the claims of Counterparty’s common stockholders in any U.S. bankruptcy proceedings of Counterparty; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be deemed to limit Dealer’s right to pursue remedies in the event of a breach by Counterparty of its obligations and agreements with respect to this Confirmation and the Agreement; and provided, further, that nothing herein shall limit or shall be deemed to limit Dealer’s rights in respect of any transaction other than this Transaction.

 

(s)           No Collateral or Setoff. Notwithstanding Section 6(f) or any other provision of the Agreement or any other agreement between the parties to the contrary, the obligations of Counterparty hereunder are not secured by any collateral. Obligations in respect of this Transaction shall not be set off against any other obligations of the parties, whether arising under the Agreement, under any other agreement between the parties hereto, by operation of law or otherwise, and no other obligations of the parties shall be set off against obligations in respect of this Transaction, whether arising under the Agreement, under any other agreement between the parties hereto, by operation of law or otherwise, and each party hereby waives any such right of setoff.

 

(t)            Tax Matters.

 

(i)For the purpose of Section 3(f) of the Agreement:

 

(A)         Dealer makes the following representations:

 

(1)       It is a “U.S. person” (as that term is used in section 1.1441-4(a)(3)(ii) of United States Treasury Regulations) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

(2)       It is a national banking association organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, and is an exempt recipient under Treasury Regulation Section 1.6049-4(c)(1)(ii).

 

(B)          Counterparty makes the following representations:

 

(1)       It is a “U.S. person” (as that term is used in section 1.1441-4(a)(3)(ii) of United States Treasury Regulations) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

(2)       It is a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes and is organized under the laws of the State of Maryland, and is an exempt recipient under Treasury Regulation Section 1.6049-4(c)(1)(ii)(J).

 

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(ii)Withholding Tax imposed on payments to non-US counterparties under the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. “Indemnifiable Tax”, as defined in Section 14 of the Agreement, shall not include any U.S. federal withholding tax imposed or collected pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b) of the Code, or any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code (a “FATCA Withholding Tax”). For the avoidance of doubt, a FATCA Withholding Tax is a Tax the deduction or withholding of which is required by applicable law for the purposes of Section 2(d) of the Agreement.

 

(iii)HIRE Act.  “Indemnifiable Tax”, as defined in Section 14 of the Agreement, shall not include any tax imposed on payments treated as dividends from sources within the United States under Section 871(m) of the Code or any regulations issued thereunder (an “871(m) Tax”). For the avoidance of doubt, an 871(m) Tax is a Tax the deduction or withholding of which is required by applicable law for the purposes of Section 2(d) of the Agreement.

 

(iv)Tax documentation. For the purposes of Sections 4(a)(i) and 4(a)(ii) of the Agreement, Counterparty shall provide to Dealer, and Dealer shall deliver to Counterparty, a valid and duly executed U.S. Internal Revenue Service Form W-9, or any successor thereto, (i) on or before the date of execution of this Confirmation; (ii) promptly upon reasonable demand by the other party; and (iii) promptly upon learning that any such tax form previously provided has become invalid, obsolete, or incorrect. Additionally, Counterparty or Dealer shall, promptly upon reasonable request by the other party, provide such other tax forms and documents reasonably requested by the other party.

 

(v)Change of Account. Section 2(b) of the Agreement is hereby amended by the addition of the following after the word “delivery” in the first line thereof: “to another account in the same legal and tax jurisdiction”.

 

(u)           Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010.  The parties hereby agree that none of (i) Section 739 of the WSTAA, (ii) any similar legal certainty provision included in any legislation enacted, or rule or regulation promulgated, on or after the Trade Date, (iii) the enactment of the WSTAA or any regulation under the WSTAA, (iv) any requirement under the WSTAA or (v) any amendment made by the WSTAA shall limit or otherwise impair either party’s right to terminate, renegotiate, modify, amend or supplement this Confirmation or the Agreement, as applicable, arising from a termination event, force majeure, illegality, increased cost, regulatory change or similar event under this Confirmation, the Equity Definitions or the Agreement (including, but not limited to, any right arising from any Acceleration Event).

 

(v)           Other Forward(s). Counterparty agrees that it shall not cause to occur, or permit to exist, an Unwind Period at any time there is an (1) “Unwind Period” (or equivalent concept) relating to any other issuer forward sale or similar transaction (including, without limitation, any “Transaction” under (and as defined under) any master confirmation for registered forward transactions) with any financial institution other than Dealer (an “Other Forward Transaction”) that is not an Other July 2020 Forward (as defined below), (2) any “Forward Hedge Selling Period” (or equivalent concept) under any Other Forward Transaction or (3) any other period in which Counterparty directly or indirectly issues and sells Shares pursuant to an underwriting agreement (or similar agreement including, without limitation, any distribution agreement). Dealer acknowledges, however, that Counterparty has entered into substantially identical forward transactions for the Shares on the date hereof (each, as amended from time to time, an “Other July 2020 Forward” and, collectively, the “Other July 2020 Forwards”) with Citibank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A. and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. Dealer and Counterparty agree that if Counterparty designates a “Settlement Date” with respect to one or more Other July 2020 Forwards for which “Cash Settlement” or “Net Share Settlement” is applicable, and one or more of the resulting “Unwind Periods” for such Other July 2020 Forwards coincides for any period of time with an Unwind Period for this Transaction (the “Overlap Unwind Period”), Counterparty shall notify Dealer at least one Scheduled Trading Day prior to the commencement of such Overlap Unwind Period of the first Scheduled Trading Day and the length of such Overlap Unwind Period, and Dealer shall be permitted to purchase Shares to unwind its hedge in respect of this Transaction only on every fourth Scheduled Trading Day, commencing on the fourth day of such Overlap Unwind Period.

 

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(w)          Communications with Employees of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. If Counterparty interacts with any employee of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC with respect to this Transaction, Counterparty is hereby notified that such employee will act solely as an authorized representative of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (and not as a representative of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC) in connection with the Transaction.

 

8.            U.S. Resolution Stay Protocol. The parties acknowledge and agree that (i) to the extent that prior to the date hereof both parties have adhered to the 2018 ISDA U.S. Resolution Stay Protocol (the “Protocol”), the terms of the Protocol are incorporated into and form a part of the Agreement, and for such purposes the Agreement shall be deemed a Protocol Covered Agreement, Dealer shall be deemed a Regulated Entity and Counterparty shall be deemed an Adhering Party; (ii) to the extent that prior to the date hereof the parties have executed a separate agreement the effect of which is to amend the qualified financial contracts between them to conform with the requirements of the QFC Stay Rules (the “Bilateral Agreement”), the terms of the Bilateral Agreement are incorporated into and form a part of the Agreement, and for such purposes the Agreement shall be deemed a Covered Agreement, Dealer shall be deemed a Covered Entity and Counterparty shall be deemed a Counterparty Entity; or (iii) if clause (i) and clause (ii) do not apply, the terms of Section 1 and Section 2 and the related defined terms (together, the “Bilateral Terms”) of the form of bilateral template entitled “Full-Length Omnibus (for use between U.S. G-SIBs and Corporate Groups)” published by ISDA on November 2, 2018 (currently available on the 2018 ISDA U.S. Resolution Stay Protocol page at www.isda.org and, a copy of which is available upon request), the effect of which is to amend the qualified financial contracts between the parties thereto to conform with the requirements of the QFC Stay Rules, are hereby incorporated into and form a part of the Agreement, and for such purposes the Agreement shall be deemed a “Covered Agreement,” Dealer shall be deemed a “Covered Entity” and Counterparty shall be deemed a “Counterparty Entity.” In the event that, after the date of the Agreement, both parties hereto become adhering parties to the Protocol, the terms of the Protocol will replace the terms of this paragraph. In the event of any inconsistencies between the Agreement and the terms of the Protocol, the Bilateral Agreement or the Bilateral Terms (each, the “QFC Stay Terms”), as applicable, the QFC Stay Terms will govern. Terms used in this paragraph without definition shall have the meanings assigned to them under the QFC Stay Rules. For purposes of this paragraph, references to “the Agreement” include any related credit enhancements entered into between the parties or provided by one to the other. In addition, the parties agree that the terms of this paragraph shall be incorporated into any related covered affiliate credit enhancements, with all references to Dealer replaced by references to the covered affiliate support provider.

 

QFC Stay Rules” mean the regulations codified at 12 C.F.R. 252.2, 252.81—8, 12 C.F.R. 382.1-7 and 12 C.F.R. 47.1-8, which, subject to limited exceptions, require an express recognition of the stay-and-transfer powers of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and the Orderly Liquidation Authority under Title II of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the override of default rights related directly or indirectly to the entry of an affiliate into certain insolvency proceedings and any restrictions on the transfer of any covered affiliate credit enhancements.

 

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Please confirm your agreement to be bound by the terms stated herein by executing the copy of this Confirmation enclosed for that purpose and returning it to us.

 

  Yours sincerely,
  JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association
     
  By: /s Kevin C. Cheng
  Name:   Kevin C. Cheng
  Title: Executive Director

 

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Transaction Confirmation]

 

 

 

Confirmed as of the date first above written:

 

ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.

 

By:s/ Dean A. Shigenaga  
Name:  Dean A. Shigenaga  
Title:Co-President and Chief Financial Officer  

 

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Transaction Confirmation] 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE I

 

Forward Price Reduction Date Forward Price Reduction Amount

 

Sch-1

 

EX-1.6 7 tm2024124d5_ex1-6.htm EXHIBIT 1.6

 

Exhibit 1.6

 

EXECUTION

 

 

Date:July 8, 2020

 

To: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
  26 North Euclid Avenue
  Pasadena, CA 91101

 

From: Citibank, N.A.
  390 Greenwich Street
  New York, NY 10013
  Attn: James Heathcote; Adam Muchnick
  Telephone: (212) 723-7452; (212) 723-3850
  Email: james.heathcote@citi.com; adam.muchnick@citi.com

 

 

Re:Amendment to Registered Forward Transaction

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

The purpose of this letter agreement (the “Amendment”) is to amend certain terms and conditions of the letter agreement between Citibank, N.A. (“Dealer”) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“Counterparty”), dated as of July 6, 2020 (the “Confirmation”), as provided below. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Confirmation.

 

1.The “General Terms” section of the Confirmation is hereby amended as follows:

 

(a)Subject to Section 2(v) of this Amendment, the reference to “1,500,000 Shares” in the “Number of Shares” definition shall be replaced by “1,725,000 Shares”.

 

(b)The definition of “Forward Price” shall be amended by inserting the following at the end of clause (b): “; provided, further, that in respect of any Borrowed Additional Shares (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement), the Forward Price shall be adjusted by the Calculation Agent at the Date of Delivery for such Borrowed Additional Shares to account for the fact that the application of the Daily Rate under this clause (b) shall not apply prior to such Date of Delivery with respect to the related Additional Number of Shares.”

 

(c)The following definitions are added after the definition of “Forward Price”:

 

Additional Number of Shares: The Borrowed Additional Shares (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement) that the Underwriters (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement) have purchased from Dealer, or its affiliate, as forward seller, pursuant to Section 1 of the Underwriting Agreement.
Date of Delivery: The additional time of purchase of the Additional Number of Shares as determined under the Underwriting Agreement.

 

2.The effectiveness of this Amendment on the Date of Delivery shall be subject to the satisfaction or waiver by Dealer of the following conditions: (i) the condition that the representations and warranties of Counterparty contained in the Underwriting Agreement and any certificate delivered pursuant thereto by Counterparty are true and correct as of the Date of Delivery as if made on the Date of Delivery, (ii) the condition that Counterparty has performed all of the obligations required to be performed by it under the Underwriting Agreement on or prior to the Date of Delivery, (iii) all of the conditions set forth or referenced in Section 7 of the Underwriting Agreement have been satisfied, (iv) the Underwriting Agreement remains in effect and has not terminated pursuant to Section 8 of the Underwriting Agreement, and (v) the condition that, as determined by Dealer in good faith and a commercially reasonable manner, neither of the following has occurred: (A) Dealer is unable to borrow and deliver for sale a number of Shares equal to the Additional Number of Shares, or (B) in Dealer’s commercially reasonable judgment either it is impracticable to do so or Dealer would incur a stock loan cost of more than a rate equal to 200 basis points per annum to do so (in which event the Confirmation shall be effective but the Additional Number of Shares for this Transaction shall be the number of Shares Dealer is required to deliver in accordance with Section 1 of the Underwriting Agreement and the number referenced in Section 1(a) of this Amendment shall be reduced accordingly).

 

 

 

 

3.Each party hereby reaffirms on the date hereof the representations contained or incorporated by reference in the Confirmation (with any references therein to the “Trade Date” deemed references to the date of this Amendment).

 

4.The Confirmation and this Amendment constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties with respect to their subject matter and terms of the Transaction and supersede all prior or contemporaneous written and oral communication with respect thereto. No amendment, modification or waiver in respect of this Amendment will be effective unless in writing (including a writing evidenced by a facsimile transmission) and executed by each of the parties. This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (including by facsimile transmission), each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

 

5.The Confirmation, as modified herein, shall continue in full force and effect. All references to the Confirmation in the Confirmation or any document related thereto shall for all purposes constitute references to the Confirmation as amended hereby.

 

6.This Amendment and any claim, controversy or dispute arising under or relating to this Amendment shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without reference to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. The parties hereto irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York and the United States Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with all matters relating hereto and waive any objection to the laying of venue in, and any claim of inconvenient forum with respect to, these courts.

 

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Please confirm your agreement to be bound by the terms stated herein by executing the copy of this Amendment enclosed for that purpose and returning it to us.

 

  Yours sincerely,
  CITIBANK, N.A.
   
  By: s/ James Heathcote
  Name: James Heathcote
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

[Signature Page to Amendment to Citi
Registered Forward Transaction
Confirmation]

 

 

 

 

Confirmed as of the date first above written:

 

ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.  
   
By: s/ Dean A. Shigenaga  
Name: Dean A. Shigenaga  
Title: Co-President and Chief Financial Officer  

 

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Registered Forward Transaction
Confirmation]

 

 

 

EX-1.7 8 tm2024124d5_ex1-7.htm EXHIBIT 1.7

 

Exhibit 1.7

 

EXECUTION

 

 

 

Date: July 8, 2020

 

To: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
  26 North Euclid Avenue
  Pasadena, CA 91101

 

From: Bank of America, N.A.
  Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park
  New York, NY 10036
  Attn: Rohan Handa
  Telephone: (646) 855-8654
  E-mail: rohan.handa@bofa.com

 

 

  Re: Amendment to Registered Forward Transaction

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

The purpose of this letter agreement (the “Amendment”) is to amend certain terms and conditions of the letter agreement between Bank of America, N.A. (“Dealer”) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“Counterparty”), dated as of July 6, 2020 (the “Confirmation”), as provided below. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Confirmation.

 

  1. The “General Terms” section of the Confirmation is hereby amended as follows:

  

(a)Subject to Section 2(v) of this Amendment, the reference to “1,500,000 Shares” in the “Number of Shares” definition shall be replaced by “1,725,000 Shares”.

 

(b)The definition of “Forward Price” shall be amended by inserting the following at the end of clause (b): “; provided, further, that in respect of any Borrowed Additional Shares (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement), the Forward Price shall be adjusted by the Calculation Agent at the Date of Delivery for such Borrowed Additional Shares to account for the fact that the application of the Daily Rate under this clause (b) shall not apply prior to such Date of Delivery with respect to the related Additional Number of Shares.”

 

(c)The following definitions are added after the definition of “Forward Price”:

 

Additional Number of Shares: The Borrowed Additional Shares (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement) that the Underwriters (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement) have purchased from Dealer, or its affiliate, as forward seller, pursuant to Section 1 of the Underwriting Agreement.
   
Date of Delivery: The additional time of purchase of the Additional Number of Shares as determined under the Underwriting Agreement.

 

 

 

 

  2. The effectiveness of this Amendment on the Date of Delivery shall be subject to the satisfaction or waiver by Dealer of the following conditions: (i) the condition that the representations and warranties of Counterparty contained in the Underwriting Agreement and any certificate delivered pursuant thereto by Counterparty are true and correct as of the Date of Delivery as if made on the Date of Delivery, (ii) the condition that Counterparty has performed all of the obligations required to be performed by it under the Underwriting Agreement on or prior to the Date of Delivery, (iii) all of the conditions set forth or referenced in Section 7 of the Underwriting Agreement have been satisfied, (iv) the Underwriting Agreement remains in effect and has not terminated pursuant to Section 8 of the Underwriting Agreement, and (v) the condition that, as determined by Dealer in good faith and a commercially reasonable manner, neither of the following has occurred: (A) Dealer is unable to borrow and deliver for sale a number of Shares equal to the Additional Number of Shares, or (B) in Dealer’s commercially reasonable judgment either it is impracticable to do so or Dealer would incur a stock loan cost of more than a rate equal to 200 basis points per annum to do so (in which event the Confirmation shall be effective but the Additional Number of Shares for this Transaction shall be the number of Shares Dealer is required to deliver in accordance with Section 1 of the Underwriting Agreement and the number referenced in Section 1(a) of this Amendment shall be reduced accordingly).

 

  3. Each party hereby reaffirms on the date hereof the representations contained or incorporated by reference in the Confirmation (with any references therein to the “Trade Date” deemed references to the date of this Amendment).

 

  4. The Confirmation and this Amendment constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties with respect to their subject matter and terms of the Transaction and supersede all prior or contemporaneous written and oral communication with respect thereto. No amendment, modification or waiver in respect of this Amendment will be effective unless in writing (including a writing evidenced by a facsimile transmission) and executed by each of the parties. This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (including by facsimile transmission), each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

 

  5. The Confirmation, as modified herein, shall continue in full force and effect. All references to the Confirmation in the Confirmation or any document related thereto shall for all purposes constitute references to the Confirmation as amended hereby.

 

  6. This Amendment and any claim, controversy or dispute arising under or relating to this Amendment shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without reference to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. The parties hereto irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York and the United States Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with all matters relating hereto and waive any objection to the laying of venue in, and any claim of inconvenient forum with respect to, these courts.

  

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Please confirm your agreement to be bound by the terms stated herein by executing the copy of this Amendment enclosed for that purpose and returning it to us.

  

  Yours sincerely,
  BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
    
  By: /s Jake Mendelsohn
  Name: Jake Mendelsohn
  Title: Managing Director

 

[Signature Page to Amendment to BofA
Registered Forward Transaction
Confirmation] 

 

 

Confirmed as of the date first above written:

 

ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.

 

By: s/ Dean A. Shigenaga  
Name: Dean A. Shigenaga  
Title: Co-President and Chief Financial Officer  

 

[Signature Page to Amendment to BofA
Registered Forward Transaction
Confirmation]

 

 

EX-1.8 9 tm2024124d5_ex1-8.htm EXHIBIT 1.8

 

Exhibit 1.8

 

EXECUTION

 

Date:July 8, 2020

 

To:Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

26 North Euclid Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91101

 

From:Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

200 West Street

New York, NY 10282-2198

Attn: Simon Watson, Equity Capital Markets

Telephone: 212-902-2317

Facsimile: 212-256-5738

E-mail:simon.watson@ny.ibd.email.gs.com

 

Re:Amendment to Registered Forward Transaction

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

The purpose of this letter agreement (the “Amendment”) is to amend certain terms and conditions of the letter agreement between Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (“Dealer”) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“Counterparty”), dated as of July 6, 2020 (the “Confirmation”), as provided below. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Confirmation.

 

1.The “General Terms” section of the Confirmation is hereby amended as follows:

 

(a)Subject to Section 2(v) of this Amendment, the reference to “1,500,000 Shares” in the “Number of Shares” definition shall be replaced by “1,725,000 Shares”.

 

(b)The definition of “Forward Price” shall be amended by inserting the following at the end of clause (b): “; provided, further, that in respect of any Borrowed Additional Shares (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement), the Forward Price shall be adjusted by the Calculation Agent at the Date of Delivery for such Borrowed Additional Shares to account for the fact that the application of the Daily Rate under this clause (b) shall not apply prior to such Date of Delivery with respect to the related Additional Number of Shares.”

 

(c)The following definitions are added after the definition of “Forward Price”:

 

Additional Number of Shares: The Borrowed Additional Shares (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement) that the Underwriters (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement) have purchased from Dealer, or its affiliate, as forward seller, pursuant to Section 1 of the Underwriting Agreement.
Date of Delivery: The additional time of purchase of the Additional Number of Shares as determined under the Underwriting Agreement.

 

2.The effectiveness of this Amendment on the Date of Delivery shall be subject to the satisfaction or waiver by Dealer of the following conditions: (i) the condition that the representations and warranties of Counterparty contained in the Underwriting Agreement and any certificate delivered pursuant thereto by Counterparty are true and correct as of the Date of Delivery as if made on the Date of Delivery, (ii) the condition that Counterparty has performed all of the obligations required to be performed by it under the Underwriting Agreement on or prior to the Date of Delivery, (iii) all of the conditions set forth or referenced in Section 7 of the Underwriting Agreement have been satisfied, (iv) the Underwriting Agreement remains in effect and has not terminated pursuant to Section 8 of the Underwriting Agreement, and (v) the condition that, as determined by Dealer in good faith and a commercially reasonable manner, neither of the following has occurred: (A) Dealer is unable to borrow and deliver for sale a number of Shares equal to the Additional Number of Shares, or (B) in Dealer’s commercially reasonable judgment either it is impracticable to do so or Dealer would incur a stock loan cost of more than a rate equal to 200 basis points per annum to do so (in which event the Confirmation shall be effective but the Additional Number of Shares for this Transaction shall be the number of Shares Dealer is required to deliver in accordance with Section 1 of the Underwriting Agreement and the number referenced in Section 1(a) of this Amendment shall be reduced accordingly).

 

 

 

 

3.Each party hereby reaffirms on the date hereof the representations contained or incorporated by reference in the Confirmation (with any references therein to the “Trade Date” deemed references to the date of this Amendment).

 

4.The Confirmation and this Amendment constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties with respect to their subject matter and terms of the Transaction and supersede all prior or contemporaneous written and oral communication with respect thereto. No amendment, modification or waiver in respect of this Amendment will be effective unless in writing (including a writing evidenced by a facsimile transmission) and executed by each of the parties. This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (including by facsimile transmission), each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

 

5.The Confirmation, as modified herein, shall continue in full force and effect. All references to the Confirmation in the Confirmation or any document related thereto shall for all purposes constitute references to the Confirmation as amended hereby.

 

6.This Amendment and any claim, controversy or dispute arising under or relating to this Amendment shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without reference to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. The parties hereto irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York and the United States Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with all matters relating hereto and waive any objection to the laying of venue in, and any claim of inconvenient forum with respect to, these courts.

 

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Please confirm your agreement to be bound by the terms stated herein by executing the copy of this Amendment enclosed for that purpose and returning it to us.

 

  Yours sincerely,
  GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC
   
   
  By: /s Michael Voris
  Name: Michael Voris
  Title: Managing Director

 

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Confirmed as of the date first above written:  
   
ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.  
   
   
   
By: s/ Dean A. Shigenaga  
Name: Dean A. Shigenaga  
Title: Co-President and Chief Financial Officer  

 

[Signature Page to Amendment to GS Registered Forward Transaction Confirmation]

 

 

 

EX-1.9 10 tm2024124d5_ex1-9.htm EXHIBIT 1.9

 

Exhibit 1.9

 

Date:July 8, 2020

 

To:Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

26 North Euclid Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91101

 

From:JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association

New York Branch

383 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10179

 

Re:Amendment to Registered Forward Transaction

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

The purpose of this letter agreement (the “Amendment”) is to amend certain terms and conditions of the letter agreement between JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association (“Dealer”) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“Counterparty”), dated as of July 6, 2020 (the “Confirmation”), as provided below. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Confirmation.

 

1.The “General Terms” section of the Confirmation is hereby amended as follows:

 

(a)Subject to Section 2(v) of this Amendment, the reference to “1,500,000 Shares” in the “Number of Shares” definition shall be replaced by “1,725,000 Shares”.

 

(b)The definition of “Forward Price” shall be amended by inserting the following at the end of clause (b): “; provided, further, that in respect of any Borrowed Additional Shares (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement), the Forward Price shall be adjusted by the Calculation Agent at the Date of Delivery for such Borrowed Additional Shares to account for the fact that the application of the Daily Rate under this clause (b) shall not apply prior to such Date of Delivery with respect to the related Additional Number of Shares.”

 

(c)The following definitions are added after the definition of “Forward Price”:

 

  Additional Number of Shares:   The Borrowed Additional Shares (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement) that the Underwriters (as defined in the Underwriting Agreement) have purchased from Dealer, or its affiliate, as forward seller, pursuant to Section 1 of the Underwriting Agreement.
       
  Date of Delivery:   The additional time of purchase of the Additional Number of Shares as determined under the Underwriting Agreement.

 

 

 

  2.The effectiveness of this Amendment on the Date of Delivery shall be subject to the satisfaction or waiver by Dealer of the following conditions: (i) the condition that the representations and warranties of Counterparty contained in the Underwriting Agreement and any certificate delivered pursuant thereto by Counterparty are true and correct as of the Date of Delivery as if made on the Date of Delivery, (ii) the condition that Counterparty has performed all of the obligations required to be performed by it under the Underwriting Agreement on or prior to the Date of Delivery, (iii) all of the conditions set forth or referenced in Section 7 of the Underwriting Agreement have been satisfied, (iv) the Underwriting Agreement remains in effect and has not terminated pursuant to Section 8 of the Underwriting Agreement, and (v) the condition that, as determined by Dealer in good faith and a commercially reasonable manner, neither of the following has occurred: (A) Dealer is unable to borrow and deliver for sale a number of Shares equal to the Additional Number of Shares, or (B) in Dealer’s commercially reasonable judgment either it is impracticable to do so or Dealer would incur a stock loan cost of more than a rate equal to 200 basis points per annum to do so (in which event the Confirmation shall be effective but the Additional Number of Shares for this Transaction shall be the number of Shares Dealer is required to deliver in accordance with Section 1 of the Underwriting Agreement and the number referenced in Section 1(a) of this Amendment shall be reduced accordingly).
    
  3.Each party hereby reaffirms on the date hereof the representations contained or incorporated by reference in the Confirmation (with any references therein to the “Trade Date” deemed references to the date of this Amendment).
    
  4.The Confirmation and this Amendment constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties with respect to their subject matter and terms of the Transaction and supersede all prior or contemporaneous written and oral communication with respect thereto. No amendment, modification or waiver in respect of this Amendment will be effective unless in writing (including a writing evidenced by a facsimile transmission) and executed by each of the parties. This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (including by facsimile transmission), each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
    
  5.The Confirmation, as modified herein, shall continue in full force and effect. All references to the Confirmation in the Confirmation or any document related thereto shall for all purposes constitute references to the Confirmation as amended hereby.
    
  6.This Amendment and any claim, controversy or dispute arising under or relating to this Amendment shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without reference to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. The parties hereto irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New York and the United States Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with all matters relating hereto and waive any objection to the laying of venue in, and any claim of inconvenient forum with respect to, these courts.
    
  7.Communications with Employees of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. If Counterparty interacts with any employee of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC with respect to this Transaction, Counterparty is hereby notified that such employee will act solely as an authorized representative of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (and not as a representative of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC) in connection with the Transaction.

 

[Signature Page Follows]

 

2

 

 

Please confirm your agreement to be bound by the terms stated herein by executing the copy of this Amendment enclosed for that purpose and returning it to us.

 

  Yours sincerely,
  JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
     
  By: /s Kevin C. Cheng
  Name:   Kevin C. Cheng
  Title: Executive Director

 

[Signature Page to Amendment to JPM
Registered Forward Transaction Confirmation]

 

 

 

Confirmed as of the date first above written:

 

ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.

 

By:s/ Dean A. Shigenaga  
Name:Dean A. Shigenaga  
Title:Co-President and Chief Financial Officer  

 

[Signature Page to Amendment to JPM
Registered Forward Transaction Confirmation]

 

 

EX-5.1 11 tm2024124d5_ex5-1.htm EXHIBIT 5.1

Exhibit 5.1

 

[LETTERHEAD OF VENABLE LLP]

 

July 9, 2020

 

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

385 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 299

Pasadena, California 91101

 

Re:  Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-222136)

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

We have served as Maryland counsel to Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), in connection with certain matters of Maryland law arising out of the registration of up to 6,900,000 shares (the “Shares”) of common stock, $.01 par value per share, of the Company (including up to 900,000 Shares issuable pursuant to an option), covered by the above-referenced Registration Statement, and all amendments thereto (the “Registration Statement”), filed by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”). The Shares are to be issued (i) pursuant to the terms of an Underwriting Agreement, dated July 6, 2020 (the “Underwriting Agreement”), by and among the Company, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (“CGMI”), BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (“Goldman Sachs”) and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, in their capacities as underwriters (together with the other underwriters named in Schedule A thereto, the “Underwriters”); CGMI, Bank of America, N.A. (“BofA”), Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association (“JPMC”), in their capacities as forward sellers; and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (in its capacity as an agent and affiliate of Citibank, N.A.) (“Citibank”), BofA, Goldman Sachs, and JPMC, in their capacities as forward purchasers, and (ii) pursuant to four initial letter agreements, each dated as of July 6, 2020, each as amended by an additional letter agreement, dated July 8, 2020 (collectively, the “Forward Sale Agreements” and, together with the Underwriting Agreement, the “Agreements”), by and between the Company and each of Citibank, BofA, Goldman Sachs and JPMC, in their capacities as purchasers of Shares thereunder (in such capacities, the “Forward Purchasers”), relating to the forward sale by the Company to the Forward Purchasers.

 

In connection with our representation of the Company, and as a basis for the opinion hereinafter set forth, we have examined originals, or copies certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of the following documents (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Documents”):

 

1.       The Registration Statement;

 

2.       The Prospectus, dated December 18, 2017, as supplemented by a Prospectus Supplement, dated July 6, 2020 (the “Prospectus Supplement”), filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) of the General Rules and Regulations promulgated under the 1933 Act;

 

3.       The charter of the Company (the “Charter”), certified by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland (the “SDAT”);

 

 

 

 

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4.       The Bylaws of the Company, certified as of the date hereof by an officer of the Company;

 

5.       A certificate of the SDAT as to the good standing of the Company, dated as of a recent date;

 

6.       The Agreements;

 

7.       Resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company, or a duly authorized committee thereof, relating to, among other matters, the authorization of the sale and issuance of the Shares (the “Resolutions”), certified as of the date hereof by an officer of the Company;

 

8.       A certificate executed by an officer of the Company, dated as of the date hereof; and

 

9.       Such other documents and matters as we have deemed necessary or appropriate to express the opinion set forth below, subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications stated herein.

 

In expressing the opinion set forth below, we have assumed the following:

 

1.      Each individual executing any of the Documents, whether on behalf of such individual or any other person, is legally competent to do so.

 

2.      Each individual executing any of the Documents on behalf of a party (other than the Company) is duly authorized to do so.

 

3.      Each of the parties (other than the Company) executing any of the Documents has duly and validly executed and delivered each of the Documents to which such party is a signatory, and such party’s obligations set forth therein are legal, valid and binding and are enforceable in accordance with all stated terms.

 

4.      All Documents submitted to us as originals are authentic. The form and content of all Documents submitted to us as unexecuted drafts do not differ in any respect relevant to this opinion from the form and content of such Documents as executed and delivered. All Documents submitted to us as certified or photostatic copies conform to the original documents. All signatures on all such Documents are genuine. All public records reviewed or relied upon by us or on our behalf are true and complete. All representations, warranties, statements and information contained in the Documents are true and complete. There has been no oral or written modification of or amendment to any of the Documents, and there has been no waiver of any provision of any of the Documents, by action or omission of the parties or otherwise.

 

 

 

 

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5.      The Shares will not be issued in violation of any restriction or limitation contained in Article VII of the Charter.

 

6.      Upon the issuance of any of the Shares, the total number of shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding will not exceed the total number of shares of Common Stock that the Company is then authorized to issue under the Charter.

 

Based upon the foregoing, and subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications stated herein, it is our opinion that:

 

1.      The Company is a corporation duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Maryland and is in good standing with the SDAT.

 

2.      The issuance of the Shares has been duly authorized and, when and to the extent issued against payment therefor in accordance with the Registration Statement, the Prospectus Supplement, the Agreements and the Resolutions, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

 

The foregoing opinion is limited to the laws of the State of Maryland and we do not express any opinion herein concerning United States federal law or the laws of any other jurisdiction. We express no opinion as to compliance with any federal or state securities laws, including the securities laws of the State of Maryland, federal or state laws regarding fraudulent transfers or the laws, codes or regulations of any municipality or other local jurisdiction. To the extent that any matter as to which our opinion is expressed herein would be governed by any jurisdiction other than the State of Maryland, we do not express any opinion on such matter. The opinion expressed herein is subject to the effect of judicial decisions which may permit the introduction of parol evidence to modify the terms or the interpretation of agreements.

 

The opinion expressed herein is limited to the matters specifically set forth herein and no other opinion shall be inferred beyond the matters expressly stated. We assume no obligation to supplement this opinion if any applicable law changes after the date hereof or if we become aware of any fact that might change the opinion expressed herein after the date hereof.

 

 

 

 

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July 9, 2020
Page 4

 

This opinion is being furnished to you for submission to the Commission as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K relating to the Offering (the “Current Report”), which is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement. We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Current Report and the said incorporation by reference and to the use of the name of our firm therein. In giving this consent, we do not admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required by Section 7 of the 1933 Act.

 

  Very truly yours,
   
  /s/ Venable LLP

 

 

 

EX-8.1 12 tm2024124d5_ex8-1.htm EXHIBIT 8.1

Exhibit 8.1

 

12531 High Bluff Drive
Suite 100
San diego
California 92130-2040

 

Telephone: 858.720.5100

Facsimile: 858.720.5125

 

www.mofo.com

morrison & foerster llp

 

beijing, berlin, boston, brussels,
denver,hong kong, london, los
angeles,new york, northern
virginia,palo alto, san diego,san
francisco, shanghai,
singapore,tokyo, washington, d.c.

 

July 9, 2020

 

 

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

26 North Euclid Avenue

Pasadena, California 91101

 

Re:Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.—
 Status as a Real Estate Investment Trust;
 Information in Prospectus under Heading
 Federal Income Tax Considerations

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

We have acted as counsel to Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the sale and issuance by the Company of up to 6,900,000 (the “Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”). The Shares are the subject of (i) a registration statement filed on Form S-3 (as amended, the “Registration Statement”) by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), (ii) a prospectus dated December 18, 2017 (the “Base Prospectus”), and (iii) a preliminary prospectus supplement to the Base Prospectus dated July 6, 2020 (such prospectus supplement together with the Base Prospectus, the “Preliminary Prospectus”), and (iv) a final prospectus supplement to the Base Prospectus dated July 6, 2020 (such prospectus supplement together with the Base Prospectus, the “Prospectus”).

 

You have requested our opinion as to certain federal income tax matters regarding the Company. Although you may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the federal tax treatment and federal tax structure of the Company and all materials of any kind that were provided to you by us relating to such tax treatment and tax structure, this opinion is intended solely for your benefit in connection with the offering of the Shares. You may not authorize any other person or entity to rely on this opinion, or otherwise make this opinion available for the benefit of any other person or entity, without our prior written consent.

 

In our capacity as counsel to the Company and for purposes of rendering this opinion, we have examined and relied upon the following, with your consent: (i) the Registration Statement, (ii) the Prospectus, (iii) a certificate executed by duly appointed officers of the Company (the “Officer’s Certificate”) setting forth certain factual representations, dated July  9, 2020 and (iv) such other documents as we have considered relevant to our analysis. We have also examined the opinions, including officer’s certificates and exhibits related thereto (the “Supporting Documents”), of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Mawe LLP, dated February 28, 2002, June 29, 2004, March 31, 2005, September 23, 2005, June 20, 2006, June 23, 2006, September 29, 2006, January 17, 2007 and January 23, 2007 (the “Mayer Opinions”), with respect to the qualification of the Company as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) for its taxable year ended December 31, 1996, and all subsequent taxable years ending on or before December 31, 2006. In our examination of such documents, we have assumed the authenticity of original documents, the accuracy of copies, the genuineness of signatures, and the legal capacity of signatories. We have also assumed that all parties to such documents have acted, and will act, in accordance with the terms of such documents.

 

 

 

 

 

Our opinion is based on (a) our understanding of the facts as represented to us in the Officer’s Certificate and (b) the assumption that (i) the Company and its subsidiaries have valid legal existences under the laws of the states in which they were formed and have operated in accordance with the laws of such states, (ii) the Company is operated, and will continue to be operated, in the manner described in the Officer’s Certificate, (iii) the facts contained in the Supporting Documents, the Registration Statement and the Prospectus are true and complete in all material respects, (iv) all representations of fact contained in the Officer’s Certificate are true and complete in all material respects and (v) any representation of fact in the Officer’s Certificate that is made “to the knowledge of” or similarly qualified is correct without such qualification. We have not undertaken any independent inquiry into or verification of these facts either in the course of our representation of the Company or for the purpose of rendering this opinion, including, without limitation, any investigation as to (i) the proper allocation of lease payments between real property and personal property, or (ii) whether the Company owns, directly or indirectly, 10% or more of any tenant of the Company, applying the principles of sections 856(d)(2)(B) and (d)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). While we have reviewed all representations made to us to determine their reasonableness, and nothing has come to our attention that would cause us to question the accuracy of such representations, we have no assurance that they are or will ultimately prove to be accurate.

 

We note that the tax consequences addressed herein depend upon the actual occurrence of events in the future, which events may or may not be consistent with any representations made to us for purposes of this opinion. In particular, the qualification and taxation of the Company as a REIT for federal income tax purposes depends upon the Company’s ability to meet on a continuing basis certain distribution levels, diversity of stock ownership, and the various qualification tests imposed by the Code. To the extent that the facts differ from those represented to or assumed by us herein, our opinion should not be relied upon.

 

Our opinion herein is based on existing law as contained in the Code, final and temporary Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder, administrative pronouncements of the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and court decisions as of the date hereof. The provisions of the Code and the Treasury Regulations, IRS administrative pronouncements and case law upon which this opinion is based could be changed at any time, perhaps with retroactive effect. In addition, some of the issues under existing law that could significantly affect our opinion have not yet been authoritatively addressed by the IRS or the courts, and our opinion is not binding on the IRS or the courts. Hence, there can be no assurance that the IRS will not challenge, or that the courts will agree with, our conclusions.

 

 

 

 

 

Based upon, and subject to, the foregoing and the next paragraphs below, we are of the opinion that, as of the date hereof:

 

1.The Company has been organized and has operated in conformity with the requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT under the Code for each of its taxable years beginning with the taxable year ended December 31, 2004 through its taxable year ended December 31, 2019, and its current organization and current and proposed method of operation will enable it to continue to meet the requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT for the taxable year ending December 31, 2020 and thereafter.

 

2.We have reviewed the statements included or incorporated by reference in the Prospectus under the heading “Federal Income Tax Considerations” (which incorporates by reference the tax discussion set forth in Exhibit 99.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017) and, insofar as such statements pertain to matters of law or legal conclusions, they are correct in all material respects.

 

We undertake no obligation to update this opinion, or to ascertain after the date hereof whether circumstances occurring after such date may affect the conclusions set forth herein. We express no opinion as to matters governed by any laws other than the Code, the Treasury Regulations, published administrative announcements and rulings of the IRS, and court decisions.

 

This opinion is furnished to you solely for use in connection with the Registration Statement. We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K of the Company and to such Registration Statement. We also consent to the reference to our firm name wherever appearing in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus. In giving this consent, we do not admit that we come within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, nor do we thereby admit that we are experts with respect to any part of the Registration Statement within the meaning of the term “experts” as used in the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder.

 

  Very truly yours,
   
   
  /S/ MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP

 

 

 

EX-99.1 13 tm2024124d5_ex99-1.htm EXHIBIT 99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

For Immediate Release

 

ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.

ANNOUNCES PUBLIC OFFERING OF

5,000,000 SHARES OF COMMON STOCK

 

PASADENA, Calif. – July 6, 2020 – Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“Alexandria” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ARE) today announced that it is commencing an underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, subject to market conditions, in connection with the forward sale agreements described below. The Company expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 750,000 additional shares.

 

Citigroup, BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

 

The Company expects to enter into forward sale agreements with Citibank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the “forward purchasers”) with respect to 5,000,000 shares of its common stock (and expects to enter into forward sale agreements with respect to an aggregate of 5,750,000 shares if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full). In connection with the forward sale agreements, the forward purchasers or their affiliates are expected to borrow and sell to the underwriters an aggregate of 5,000,000 shares of the common stock that will be delivered in this offering (or an aggregate of 5,750,000 shares if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full). Subject to its right to elect cash or net share settlement, which right is subject to certain conditions, the Company intends to deliver, upon physical settlement of such forward sale agreements on one or more dates specified by the Company occurring no later than January 6, 2022, an aggregate of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock (or an aggregate of 5,750,000 shares if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full) to the forward purchasers in exchange for cash proceeds per share equal to the applicable forward sale price, which will be the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions, and will be subject to certain adjustments as provided in the forward sale agreements.

 

The Company will not initially receive any proceeds from the sale of shares of its common stock by the forward purchasers or their affiliates in the offering. The Company expects to use the net proceeds, if any, it receives upon the future settlement of the forward sale agreements to fund pending and recently completed acquisitions, and the construction of highly-leased development projects, with remaining proceeds, if any, to be used for general working capital and other corporate purposes, which may include the reduction of the outstanding balance, if any, on the Company’s $2.2 billion unsecured senior line of credit, the outstanding balance, if any, on the Company’s new $750.0 million unsecured senior line of credit, and the outstanding indebtedness, if any, under the Company’s commercial paper program. Selling common stock through the forward sale agreements enables the Company to set the price of such shares upon the pricing of the offering (subject to certain adjustments) while delaying the issuance of such shares and the receipt of the net proceeds by the Company until the expected funding is required.

 

The offering is being made pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-3 that was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

 

 

 

 

Copies of the prospectus supplement relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained by contacting: Citigroup, Attn: Broadridge Financial Solutions, at 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at 800-831-9146 or email at prospectus@citi.com; BofA Securities, NC1-004-03-43, Attn: Prospectus Department, at 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, or email at dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, at 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, or by telephone at 866-471-2526, or email at prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; or J.P. Morgan, Attn: Broadridge Financial Solutions, at 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at 1-866-803-9204.

 

Alexandria, an S&P 500® urban office real estate investment trust, is the first, longest-tenured and pioneering owner, operator and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, technology and agtech campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland and Research Triangle.

 

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s offering of common stock (including an option to purchase additional shares of common stock) and its intended use of the proceeds. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s present intent, beliefs or expectations, but forward-looking statements are not guaranteed to occur and may not occur. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in or implied by the Company’s forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties detailed in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update this information. For more discussion relating to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the Company’s forward-looking statements, and risks and uncertainties to the Company’s business in general, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

 

CONTACT: Sara Kabakoff, Vice President – Corporate Communications, (626) 788-5578, skabakoff@are.com

 

# # #

 

 

 

EX-99.2 14 tm2024124d5_ex99-2.htm EXHIBIT 99.2

Exhibit 99.2

 

 

For Immediate Release

 

ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.

ANNOUNCES PRICING OF UPSIZED PUBLIC OFFERING OF

6,000,000 SHARES OF COMMON STOCK

 

PASADENA, Calif. – July 6, 2020 – Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“Alexandria” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ARE) today announced the pricing of its upsized public offering of 6,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a price of $160.50 per share in connection with the forward sale agreements described below. The Company also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 900,000 additional shares. The offering is expected to close on or about July 9, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

 

Citigroup, BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Mizuho Securities, Scotiabank, SMBC Nikko, Baird, BTIG, Evercore ISI, BBVA, BNP PARIBAS, Fifth Third Securities, PNC Capital Markets LLC, RBC Capital Markets, Regions Securities LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, TD Securities, JMP Securities LLC and Ramirez & Co., Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering.

 

The Company has entered into forward sale agreements with Citibank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the “forward purchasers”) with respect to 6,000,000 shares of its common stock (and expects to enter into forward sale agreements with respect to an aggregate of 6,900,000 shares if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full). In connection with the forward sale agreements, the forward purchasers or their affiliates are expected to borrow and sell to the underwriters an aggregate of 6,000,000 shares of the common stock that will be delivered in this offering (or an aggregate of 6,900,000 shares if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full). Subject to its right to elect cash or net share settlement, which right is subject to certain conditions, the Company intends to deliver, upon physical settlement of such forward sale agreements on one or more dates specified by the Company occurring no later than January 6, 2022, an aggregate of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock (or an aggregate of 6,900,000 shares if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full) to the forward purchasers in exchange for cash proceeds per share equal to the applicable forward sale price, which will be the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions, and will be subject to certain adjustments as provided in the forward sale agreements.

 

The Company will not initially receive any proceeds from the sale of shares of its common stock by the forward purchasers or their affiliates in the offering. The Company expects to use the net proceeds, if any, it receives upon the future settlement of the forward sale agreements to fund pending and recently completed acquisitions, and the construction of highly-leased development projects, with remaining proceeds, if any, to be used for general working capital and other corporate purposes, which may include the reduction of the outstanding balance, if any, on the Company’s $2.2 billion unsecured senior line of credit, the outstanding balance, if any, on the Company’s new $750.0 million unsecured senior line of credit, and the outstanding indebtedness, if any, under the Company’s commercial paper program. Selling common stock through the forward sale agreements enables the Company to set the price of such shares upon the pricing of the offering (subject to certain adjustments) while delaying the issuance of such shares and the receipt of the net proceeds by the Company until the expected funding is required.

 

The offering is being made pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-3 that was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

 

 

 

 

Copies of the prospectus supplement relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained by contacting: Citigroup, Attn: Broadridge Financial Solutions, at 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at 800-831-9146 or email at prospectus@citi.com; BofA Securities, NC1-004-03-43, Attn: Prospectus Department, at 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, or email at dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, at 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, or by telephone at 866-471-2526, or email at prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; or J.P. Morgan, Attn: Broadridge Financial Solutions, at 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at 1-866-803-9204.

 

Alexandria, an S&P 500® urban office real estate investment trust, is the first, longest-tenured and pioneering owner, operator and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, technology and agtech campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland and Research Triangle.

 

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s offering of common stock (including an option to purchase additional shares of common stock), its intended use of the proceeds and the expected closing date of the offering. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s present intent, beliefs or expectations, but forward-looking statements are not guaranteed to occur and may not occur. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in or implied by the Company’s forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties detailed in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update this information. For more discussion relating to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the Company’s forward-looking statements, and risks and uncertainties to the Company’s business in general, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

 

CONTACT: Sara Kabakoff, Vice President – Corporate Communications, (626) 788-5578, skabakoff@are.com

 

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EX-99.3 15 tm2024124d5_ex99-3.htm EXHIBIT 99.3

Exhibit 99.3

 

 

For Immediate Release

 

ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC.

ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF

6,900,000 SHARES OF COMMON STOCK,

INCLUDING EXERCISE IN FULL OF UNDERWRITERS’ OPTION TO

PURCHASE ADDITIONAL SHARES

 

PASADENA, Calif. – July 9, 2020 – Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (“Alexandria” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ARE) today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 6,900,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a public offering price of $160.50 per share, including the 900,000 shares sold pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares of the Company’s common stock. In connection with the offering, the Company entered into forward sale agreements, between the Company and each of Citibank, N.A., Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (together, the “forward purchasers”).

 

Citigroup, BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Mizuho Securities, Scotiabank, SMBC Nikko, Baird, BTIG, Evercore ISI, BBVA, BNP PARIBAS, Fifth Third Securities, PNC Capital Markets LLC, RBC Capital Markets, Regions Securities LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, TD Securities, JMP Securities and Ramirez & Co., Inc. acted as co-managers for the offering.

 

The Company will not initially receive any proceeds from the sale of shares of its common stock by the forward purchasers or their affiliates in the offering. The Company expects to use the net proceeds, if any, it receives upon the future settlement of the forward sale agreements to fund pending and recently completed acquisitions, and the construction of highly-leased development projects, with remaining proceeds, if any, to be used for general working capital and other corporate purposes, which may include the reduction of the outstanding balance, if any, on the Company’s $2.2 billion unsecured senior line of credit, the outstanding balance, if any, on the Company’s new $750.0 million unsecured senior line of credit, and the outstanding indebtedness, if any, under the Company’s commercial paper program. Selling common stock through the forward sale agreements enables the Company to set the price of such shares upon the pricing of the offering (subject to certain adjustments) while delaying the issuance of such shares and the receipt of the net proceeds by the Company until the expected funding is required.

 

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company’s securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

 

 

 

 

Alexandria, an S&P 500® urban office real estate investment trust, is the first, longest-tenured and pioneering owner, operator and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, technology and agtech campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland and Research Triangle.

 

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s intended use of the proceeds. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s present intent, beliefs or expectations, but forward-looking statements are not guaranteed to occur and may not occur. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in or implied by the Company’s forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties detailed in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update this information. For more discussion relating to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the Company’s forward-looking statements, and risks and uncertainties to the Company’s business in general, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

 

CONTACT: Sara Kabakoff, Vice President – Corporate Communications, (626) 788-5578, skabakoff@are.com

 

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