8-K 1 d735473d8k.htm 8-K 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 12, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland   001-33519   95-3551121

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS. Employer

Identification No.)

701 Western Avenue,

Glendale, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(818) 244-8080

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Item 1.01

Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement

On April 12, 2019, Public Storage (the “Company”) completed the previously announced offering of $500,000,000 3.385% Senior Notes due 2029 (the “Notes”).

The Notes have been issued pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of September 18, 2017 (the “Base Indenture”), between the Company, as issuer, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by the Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of April 12, 2019 (the “Supplemental Indenture” and, together with the Base Indenture, the “Indenture”), between the Company and the Trustee.

The Notes bear interest at a rate of 3.385% per annum. Interest on the Notes is payable semi-annually on May 1 and November 1 of each year, commencing November 1, 2019. The Notes will mature on May 1, 2029. The Notes are the Company’s direct, unsecured and unsubordinated obligations and will rank equally in right of payment with all of the Company’s existing and future unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness.

The Company may redeem the Notes at any time in whole, or from time to time in part, at the applicable make-whole redemption price specified in the Indenture. If the Notes are redeemed on or after February 1, 2029 (three months prior to the applicable maturity date), the redemption price will be equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but not including, the redemption date.

The Indenture contains certain covenants that, among other things, limit the ability of the Company, subject to exceptions, to incur secured and unsecured indebtedness and to consummate a merger, consolidation or sale of all or substantially all of its assets. In addition, the Indenture requires the Company to maintain total unencumbered assets of at least 125% of total unsecured indebtedness. These covenants are subject to a number of important exceptions and qualifications. The Indenture also provides for customary events of default which, if any of them occurs, would permit or require the principal of and accrued interest on the Notes to become or to be declared due and payable.

The foregoing description is a summary of the terms of the Indenture and the Notes and does not purport to be a complete statement of the parties’ rights and obligations thereunder. The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Base Indenture and the Supplemental Indenture (including the form of Notes), copies of which are attached as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.

The offering of the Notes was made pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-211758) filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 1, 2016, as amended by the Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 filed by the Company with the SEC on September 13, 2017, in the form in which it became effective on September 13, 2017. A prospectus supplement, dated April 10, 2019, relating to the Notes and supplementing the prospectus was filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


Item 2.03

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of the Registrant.

The information set forth above under Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits






4.1    Indenture, dated as of September  18, 2017, between Public Storage and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee. Filed with Public Storage’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated September  18, 2017 and incorporated by reference herein.
4.2    Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of April 12, 2019, between Public Storage and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee.
4.3    Form of Global Note representing the Notes (included in Exhibit 4.2).


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.


    By:    /s/ Lily Y. Hughes
      Lily Y. Hughes
      Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer &
Date: April 12, 2019       Corporate Secretary