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DOC Physicians Realty Trust

Filed: 7 May 21, 4:22pm
Exhibit 1.1

PHYSICIANS REALTY TRUST

Common Shares
($0.01 par value per share)

At Market Issuance Sales Agreement

May 7, 2021

BMO Capital Markets Corp.
3 Times Square, 25th Floor
New York, New York 10036

Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc.
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.
127 Public Square, 4th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
880 Carillon Parkway
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
501 North Broadway, 10th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63102

As Agents and/or Forward Sellers

Bank of Montreal
250 Yonge Street, 10th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5B2L7

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
c/o Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc.
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.
127 Public Square, 4th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
880 Carillon Parkway
St. Petersburg, FL 33716

As Forward Purchasers


Ladies and Gentlemen:

Physicians Realty Trust, a Maryland real estate investment trust (the “Company”), and Physicians Realty L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), confirm their agreement (this “Agreement”), with BMO Capital Markets Corp., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated as sales agents for the Company and/or forward sellers (each, an “Agent” and collectively, the “Agents”) and Bank of Montreal, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, KeyBanc Capital Markets



Inc. and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. (each, a “Forward Purchaser” and collectively, the “Forward Purchasers”) as forward purchasers.
For purposes of clarity, it is understood and agreed by the parties hereto that, if Forward Hedge Shares (as defined below) are offered or sold through an Agent acting as forward seller for a Forward Purchaser, then such Agent, as forward seller, shall be acting as sales agent for the related Forward Purchaser with respect to the offer and sale of such Forward Hedge Shares, and, except in cases where this Agreement expressly refers to an Agent acting as sales agent for the Company or unless otherwise expressly stated or the context otherwise requires, references in this Agreement to an Agent acting as sales agent shall also be deemed to apply to such Agent if and when acting as forward seller, mutatis mutandis.
1.Issuance and Sale of Shares.
a.The Company agrees that, from time to time during the term of this Agreement, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein, it may (1) issue and sell through a Designated Agent (as defined below), as sales agent, common shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par value per share, of the Company (“Common Shares”), and (2) instruct the Designated Agent, as forward seller, to offer and sell Common Shares borrowed by the Designated Forward Purchaser (as defined below) (or its affiliate) (any such Shares, “Forward Hedge Shares”), in each case on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement and any Confirmation (as defined below), as applicable. The aggregate gross sales price of the Common Shares (the “Placement Shares”) that may be sold pursuant to this Agreement (including any Forward Hedge Shares, but not including any Confirmation Shares (as defined below)) shall not exceed: (a) the number or dollar amount of the Common Shares registered on the effective Registration Statement (as defined below) pursuant to which the offering of the Placement Shares is being made, (b) the number of authorized but unissued Common Shares provided for in its Declaration of Trust or (c) $500 million (the lesser of (a), (b) or (c), the “Maximum Amount”). As used herein, “Designated Agent” shall mean the Agent selected by the Company to act as sales agent or forward seller in accordance with Section 2 hereof, provided that such Agent selected by the Company has agreed to act as sales agent or forward seller. References herein to this “Agreement” or to matters contained “herein” or “hereunder,” or words of similar import, mean this Agreement and, to the extent relevant and unless otherwise stated or the context otherwise requires, any Confirmation. Any Placement Shares issued and sold by the Company through an Agent as sales agent for the Company are hereinafter sometimes called “Primary Shares.” Any Common Shares to be delivered by the Company to a Forward Purchaser in settlement of all or any portion of the Company’s obligations under any Confirmation are hereinafter sometimes called “Confirmation Shares.”
b.The Company also agrees that if it enters into one or more forward stock purchase transactions (each, a “Forward”) with a Forward Purchaser as set forth in a letter agreement (a “Master Confirmation”) and supplemented by one or more supplemental confirmations (each, a “Supplemental Confirmation,” and together with the relevant Master Confirmation, a “Confirmation”), substantially in the form set forth in Schedule 4 (as supplemented by the applicable Placement Notice (as defined below)), relating to the applicable Forward, then the Company will, on and subject to the respective terms and conditions set forth in such Confirmation and in this Agreement (including the Company’s option to elect Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement (each as defined in the relevant Master Confirmation)), deliver to the Forward Purchaser, or its affiliate (including the Agent), up to the maximum number of Common Shares that may be sold in accordance with this Agreement in connection with such Confirmation. In connection therewith, it is contemplated that the Designated Agent will offer and sell, as forward seller and on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement, Forward Hedge Shares to be borrowed by such Designated Forward Purchaser (or its affiliate). In the event of a conflict between the terms of this Agreement and any Confirmation (including the related Placement Notice), the terms of such Confirmation shall control. As used herein, “Designated Forward Purchaser” shall mean the Forward Purchaser selected by the Company to act as forward purchaser in accordance with Section 2(b) hereof, provided that such Forward Purchaser selected by the Company has agreed to act as forward purchaser.
c.Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the parties hereto agree that compliance with the limitations set forth in this Section 1 on the number or dollar amount of Placement Shares issued and sold under this Agreement shall be the sole responsibility of the Company and that neither the Agents nor the Forward Purchasers shall have any obligation in connection with such compliance. The issuance and sale of Placement Shares through the Agents will be effected pursuant to the Registration Statement, although nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as (i) requiring the Company to use the Registration Statement to issue any Placement Shares or (ii) limiting in any way the Company’s ability to issue or sell Common Shares or other securities of the Company in other transactions, and in such event, the Agents shall have no right to any commissions, fee or other payment with respect to any such transactions.
d.The Company has prepared and filed, in accordance with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder (the “Securities Act”), with the Securities and Exchange
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Commission (the “Commission”), an “automatic” shelf registration statement as defined under Rule 405 on Form S-3 (File No. 333-236725), including a base prospectus, relating to certain securities, including the Placement Shares to be issued from time to time by the Company, and which incorporates by reference documents that the Company has filed or will file in accordance with the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder (the “Exchange Act”), which automatic shelf registration statement became effective under Rule 462(e). The Company has prepared a prospectus supplement specifically relating to the Placement Shares to the base prospectus included as part of such registration statement (the “Prospectus Supplement”). The Company will furnish to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers, for use by the Agents, copies of the base prospectus included as part of such registration statement, as supplemented by the Prospectus Supplement, relating to the Placement Shares. Except where the context otherwise requires, the “Registration Statement”, as of any time, means such registration statement as amended by any post-effective amendments thereto at such time, including the exhibits and any schedules thereto at such time, the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein at such time and the documents otherwise deemed to be a part thereof as of such time pursuant to Rule 430B; provided, however, that the “Registration Statement” without reference to a time means such registration statement as amended by any post-effective amendments thereto as of the time of the first contract of sale for the Placement Shares, which time shall be considered the “new effective date” of the Registration Statement with respect to the Placement Shares within the meaning of paragraph (f)(2) of Rule 430B, including the exhibits and schedules thereto at such time, the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein at such time and the documents otherwise deemed to be a part thereof as of such time pursuant to Rule 430B. The base prospectus, including all documents incorporated or deemed incorporated therein by reference to the extent such information has not been superseded or modified in accordance with Rule 412 under the Securities Act (as qualified by Rule 430B(g) of the Securities Act), included in the Registration Statement, as it may be supplemented by the Prospectus Supplement, in the form in which such base prospectus and/or Prospectus Supplement have most recently been filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act, is herein called the “Prospectus.” Any reference herein to the Registration Statement, the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto shall be deemed to refer to and include the documents incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference therein, and any reference herein to the terms “amend,” “amendment” or “supplement” with respect to the Registration Statement or the Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include the filing after the execution hereof of any document with the Commission deemed to be incorporated by reference therein (the “Incorporated Documents”).
e.For purposes of this Agreement, all references to the Registration Statement, the Prospectus or to any amendment or supplement thereto shall be deemed to include the copy filed with the Commission pursuant to the Commission’s Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval System, or if applicable, the Interactive Data Electronic Application system when used by the Commission (collectively, “EDGAR”).
2.Placements.
a.Each time that the Company wishes Placement Shares to be sold hereunder (each, a “Placement”), it will notify the Designated Agent by email notice (or other method mutually agreed to in writing by the parties hereto) of whether the Placement relates to Primary Shares or Forward Hedge Shares, the number or dollar amount of Placement Shares, the time period during which sales are requested to be made, any limitation on the number or dollar amount of Placement Shares that may be sold in any one day, any minimum price below which sales may not be made and any other relevant specification (a “Placement Notice”), the form of which is attached hereto as Schedule 1. The Placement Notice shall originate from any of the individuals from the Company set forth on Schedule 3 (with a copy to each of the other individuals from the Company listed on such schedule) and shall be addressed to each of the individuals from the Designated Agent set forth on Schedule 3, as such Schedule 3 may be amended from time to time. The Placement Notice shall be effective immediately upon receipt by the Designated Agent unless and until (i) the Designated Agent declines to accept the terms contained therein for any reason, in its sole discretion, (ii) the entire amount of the Placement Shares thereunder has been sold, (iii) the Company suspends or terminates the Placement Notice or (iv) this Agreement has been terminated under the provisions of Section 13. The amount of any discount, commission or other compensation to be paid by the Company to the Agent in connection with the sale of the Placement Shares shall be calculated in accordance with the terms set forth in Schedule 2. It is expressly acknowledged and agreed that neither the Company, the Designated Agent nor the Designated Forward Purchaser will have any obligation whatsoever with respect to a Placement or any Placement Shares unless and until the Company delivers a Placement Notice to the Designated Agent and the Designated Agent does not decline such Placement Notice pursuant to the terms set forth above, and then only upon the terms specified therein and herein. In the event of a conflict between the terms of Sections 2 or 3 of this Agreement and the terms of a Placement Notice, the terms of the Placement Notice will control.
b.Prior to the opening of trading on the immediately following Trading Day (as defined below) of the Designated Agent’s acceptance of a Placement Notice related to Forward Hedge Shares, the Company shall have executed and delivered a Master Confirmation to the Designated Forward Purchaser substantially in the form set forth in
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Schedule 4 hereto and consistent with such Placement Notice; provided, that the Company shall be required to only execute one Master Confirmation with the Designated Forward Purchaser. Prior to the third (3rd) Trading Day following the applicable Hedge Completion Date (as defined in each applicable Confirmation) relating to such Forward, the Company shall have executed and delivered a Supplemental Confirmation to the Designated Forward Purchaser in form and substance satisfactory to such Designated Forward Purchaser relating to such Forward.
3.Sale of Placement Shares by the Designated Agent.
a.Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, for the period specified in a Placement Notice, the Designated Agent will use its commercially reasonable efforts consistent with its normal trading and sales practices and applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations and the rules of New York Stock Exchange (the “Exchange”), to sell the Placement Shares up to the amount specified in, and otherwise in accordance with the terms of, such Placement Notice. The Designated Agent will provide written confirmation to the Company and, if applicable, the Designated Forward Purchaser no later than the opening of the Trading Day (as defined below) immediately following the Trading Day on which it has made sales of Placement Shares hereunder setting forth (i) the number of Primary Shares or Forward Hedge Shares sold on such day, (ii) the compensation payable by the Company to the Designated Agent pursuant to Section 2 with respect to such sales, (iii) the Net Proceeds (as defined below) payable to the Company or the Designated Forward Purchaser, as applicable, with an itemization of the deductions made by the Designated Agent (as set forth in Section 5(b)) from the gross proceeds that it receives from such sales and (iv) the Initial Forward Price (as defined in each applicable Confirmation) as of such day under any Confirmation pursuant to which Forward Hedge Shares were sold on such day. Subject to the terms of a Placement Notice, sales of the Placement Shares, if any, by or through the Designated Agent will be made by means of ordinary brokers’ transactions on the Exchange or otherwise at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. “Trading Day” means any day on which Common Shares are purchased and sold on the Exchange.
b.The Company agrees that (i) any offer to sell, any solicitation of an offer to buy, or any sales of Placement Shares shall only be effected by or through only the Designated Agent on any single given day, but in no event by more than one of them, and (ii) it shall in no event request that the Designated Agent and another Agent sell Placement Shares on the same day, including during any Unwind Period (as defined in each applicable Confirmation).
4.Suspension of Sales. The Company or the Designated Agent may, upon notice to the other party in writing (including by email correspondence to each of the individuals of the other party set forth on Schedule 3, if receipt of such correspondence is actually acknowledged by any of the individuals to whom the notice is sent, other than via auto-reply) or by telephone (confirmed immediately by verifiable facsimile transmission or email correspondence to each of the individuals of the other party set forth on Schedule 3), suspend any sale of Placement Shares; provided, however, that such suspension shall not affect or impair any party’s obligations with respect to any Placement Shares sold hereunder and any Confirmation prior to the receipt of such notice. Each of the parties agrees that no such notice under this Section 4 shall be effective against any other party unless it is made to one of the individuals named on Schedule 3 hereto, as such Schedule may be amended from time to time.
5.Sale and Delivery to the Designated Agent; Settlement.
a.Sale of Placement Shares.
(i)On the basis of the representations and warranties herein contained and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth, upon the Designated Agent’s acceptance of the terms of a Placement Notice, and unless the sale of the Placement Shares described therein has been declined, suspended, or otherwise terminated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, the Designated Agent, for the period specified in the Placement Notice, will use its commercially reasonable efforts consistent with its normal trading and sales practices to sell such Placement Shares up to the amount specified in, and otherwise in accordance with the terms of, such Placement Notice. The Company acknowledges and agrees that (A) there can be no assurance that the Designated Agent will be successful in selling Placement Shares, (B) the Designated Agent will not incur any liability or obligation to the Company or any other person or entity if it does not sell Placement Shares for any reason other than a failure by the Designated Agent to use its commercially reasonable efforts consistent with its normal trading and sales practices and applicable law and regulations to sell such Placement Shares as required under this Agreement, (C) other than to the extent set forth in the applicable Confirmation, the Designated Forward Purchaser will not incur any liability or obligation to the Company or any other person or entity if it or its affiliate does not borrow Forward Hedge Shares for any reason other than a failure by the Designated Forward Purchaser to use its commercially reasonable efforts to borrow or cause its affiliate to borrow such Forward Hedge Shares, and (D) the
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Designated Agent shall be under no obligation to purchase Placement Shares on a principal basis pursuant to this Agreement, except as otherwise agreed by the Designated Agent and the Company.
(ii)Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Company shall not offer or sell, or instruct any Agent to offer or sell, any Placement Shares, as sales agent (and, by notice to the Agent given by telephone (confirmed promptly by telecopy or email), shall cancel any instructions for any such offer or sale of any Placement Shares prior to the commencement of the periods referenced below), and the Designated Agent shall not be obligated to make any such offer or sale of Placement Shares, (A) during any period in which the Company is, or could be deemed to be, in possession of material non-public information or (B) except as provided in Section 5(a)(iii) hereof, at any time during the period commencing on the 10th business day prior to the time the Company issues a press release containing, or shall otherwise publicly announce, its earnings, revenues or other operating results for a fiscal period or periods (each, an “Earnings Announcement”) through and including the time that is 24 hours after the time that the Company files a Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or an Annual Report on Form 10-K (a “Filing Time”) that includes consolidated financial statements as of and for the same fiscal period or periods, as the case may be, covered by such Earnings Announcement.
(iii)Notwithstanding clause (B) of Section 5(a)(ii) hereof, if the Company wishes to offer or sell Placement Shares to or through any Agent at any time during the period from and including an Earnings Announcement through and including the corresponding Filing Time, the Company shall first (A) prepare and deliver to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers (with a copy to their counsel) a Current Report on Form 8-K that includes substantially the same financial and related information (together with management’s discussion and analysis thereof) that was included in such Earnings Announcement (other than any earnings projections and similar forward-looking data and officers’ quotations) (each, an “Earnings 8-K”), in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers, and, prior to its filing, obtain the written consent of the Agents and the Forward Purchasers to such filing (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), (B) provide the Agents and the Forward Purchasers with the officers’ certificate, opinions and letters of counsel and accountants’ letter specified in Section 7(l), (m) and (n), respectively, hereof, (C) afford the Agents and the Forward Purchasers the opportunity to conduct a due diligence review in accordance with Section 7(j) hereof prior to filing such Earnings 8-K and (D) file such Earnings 8-K with the Commission. For purposes of clarity, the parties hereto agree that (1) the delivery of any officers’ certificate, opinion or letter of counsel or accountants’ letter pursuant to this Section 5(a) shall not relieve the Company from any of its obligations under this Agreement with respect to any Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Annual Report on Form 10-K, as the case may be, including, without limitation, the obligation to deliver officers’ certificates, opinions and letters of counsel and accountants’ letters as provided in Section 7(l), (m) and (n), respectively, hereof, and (2) this Section 5(a) shall in no way affect or limit the operation of clause (A) of Section 5(a)(i) hereof, which shall have independent application.
b.Settlement of Placement Shares. Unless otherwise specified in the applicable Placement Notice, settlement for sales of Placement Shares will occur on the second (2nd) Trading Day (or such earlier day as is industry practice for applicable trading) following the date on which such sales are made (each, a “Settlement Date”). The amount of proceeds to be delivered to the Company or the Designated Forward Purchaser, as applicable, on a Settlement Date against receipt of the Placement Shares sold (the “Net Proceeds”) will be equal to the aggregate sales price received by the Designated Agent, after deduction for (i) the Designated Agent’s commission, discount or other compensation for such sales payable by the Company pursuant to Section 2 hereof, and (ii) any transaction fees imposed by any governmental or self-regulatory organization in respect of such sales.
c.Delivery of Placement Shares. On or before each Settlement Date, the Company or the Designated Forward Purchaser, as applicable, will, or will cause its transfer agent to, electronically transfer the Placement Shares being sold by crediting the Designated Agent’s or its designee’s account (provided that the Designated Agent shall have given the Company or the Designated Forward Purchaser, as applicable, written notice of such designee at least one Trading Day prior to the Settlement Date) at The Depository Trust Company through its Deposit and Withdrawal at Custodian System or by such other means of delivery as may be mutually agreed upon by the parties hereto which in all cases shall be freely tradable, transferable, registered shares in good deliverable form. On each Settlement Date, the Designated Agent will deliver the related Net Proceeds in same day funds to an account designated by the Company or the Designated Forward Purchaser, as applicable, on, or prior to, the Settlement Date. The Company agrees that if the Company, or its transfer agent (if applicable), defaults in its obligation to deliver Placement Shares on a Settlement Date, then in addition to and in no way limiting the rights and obligations set forth in Section 11(a) hereto, it will (i) hold the Designated Agent harmless against any loss, claim, damage, or reasonable, documented expense (including reasonable and documented legal fees and expenses), as incurred, arising out of or in connection with such default by the Company or its transfer agent (if applicable) and (ii) pay to the Designated Agent (without duplication) any commission, discount, or other compensation to which it would otherwise have been entitled absent such default.
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d.Limitations on Offering Size. Under no circumstances shall the Company cause or request the offer or sale of any Placement Shares if, after giving effect to the sale of such Placement Shares, the aggregate number of Placement Shares sold pursuant to this Agreement would exceed the lesser of (A) together with all sales of Placement Shares under this Agreement, the Maximum Amount or (B) the amount authorized from time to time to be issued and sold under this Agreement by the Company’s board of trustees or a duly authorized committee thereof, and notified to the Agents in writing. Under no circumstances shall the Company cause or request the offer or sale of any Placement Shares pursuant to this Agreement at a price lower than the minimum price authorized from time to time by the Company’s board of trustees or a duly authorized committee thereof, and notified to the Agents in writing.
6.Representations and Warranties of the Company and the Operating Partnership. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement or Prospectus (including the Incorporated Documents), the Company and the Operating Partnership jointly and severally represent and warrant to, and agree with the Agents and the Forward Purchasers that as of the date of this Agreement, as of each Applicable Time (as defined below) and as of each Settlement Date, unless such representation, warranty or agreement specifies a different date or time:
a.Compliance of the Registration Statement, the Prospectus and Incorporated Documents. The Company meets the requirements for use of Form S-3 under the Securities Act. The Registration Statement is an automatic shelf registration statement under Rule 405 and the Placement Shares have been and remain eligible for registration by the Company on such automatic shelf registration statement. Each of the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto has become effective under the Securities Act. No stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto has been issued under the Securities Act, no notice of objection of the Commission to the use of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) of the Securities Act has been received by the Company, no order preventing or suspending the use of any Prospectus Supplement or the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto has been issued and no proceedings for any of those purposes have been instituted or are pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, contemplated. The Company has complied with each request (if any) from the Commission for additional information.
Each of the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto, at the time of its effectiveness and as of each deemed effective date with respect to the Agent pursuant to Rule 430B(f)(2), complied in all material respects with the requirements of the Securities Act. Each of any Prospectus Supplement and the Prospectus and any amendment or supplement thereto, at the time it was filed with the Commission, complied in all material respects with the requirements of the Securities Act and is identical to the electronically transmitted copy thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T.
The documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, any Prospectus Supplement and the Prospectus, when they became effective or at the time they were or hereafter are filed with the Commission, complied and will comply in all material respects with the requirements of the Exchange Act.
b.Accurate Disclosure. Neither the Registration Statement nor any amendment thereto, at its effective time or at any Applicable Time or any Settlement Date, contained, contains or will contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted, omits or will omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading. At each Applicable Time, neither (A) the Prospectus nor (B) any individual Issuer Limited Use Free Writing Prospectus, when considered together with the Prospectus, included, includes or will include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted, omits 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. Neither the Prospectus nor any amendment or supplement thereto (including any prospectus wrapper), as of its issue date, at the time of any filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b), at the Applicable Time or at any Settlement Date, included, includes or will include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted, omits 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. The documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, at the time the Registration Statement became effective or when such documents incorporated by reference were or hereafter are filed with the Commission, as the case may be, when read together with the other information in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, as the case may be, did not, do not and will not include 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. The representations and warranties set forth in the immediately preceding paragraph shall not apply to statements in or omissions from the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, as amended or supplemented, made in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished to the Company in writing by the Agents expressly for use therein. For purposes of this Section 6(b), the only information so furnished in any Registration Statement, Prospectus or Issuer Free Writing Prospectus shall be the
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names of the Agents on the cover of the Prospectus and the statements related to stabilization under the caption “Plan of Distribution” in the Prospectus (the “Sales Agent Information”).
c.Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses. No Issuer Free Writing Prospectus conflicts or will conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement, any Prospectus Supplement or the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto, including any document incorporated by reference therein, that has not been superseded or modified. Any offer that is a written communication relating to the Placement Shares made prior to the initial filing of the 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 Securities Act) has been filed with the Commission in accordance with the exemption provided by Rule 163 of the Securities Act 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. The Company has not distributed and, prior to the later to occur of each Settlement Date and completion of the distribution of the Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares, will not distribute any offering material in connection with the offering or sale of the Placement Shares other than the Registration Statement and the Prospectus and any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus (as defined below) to which the Agents and the Forward Purchasers have consented.
d.Well-Known Seasoned Issuer. (A) At the original effectiveness of the 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)) made any offer relating to the Placement Shares in reliance on the exemption of Rule 163, (D) at the date of this Agreement, and (E) at each Applicable Time, the Company was and is a “well-known seasoned issuer,” as defined in Rule 405.
e.Company Not Ineligible Issuer. (A) At the time of filing the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto, (B) at the earliest time thereafter that the Company or another offering participant made a bona fide offer (within the meaning of Rule 164(h)(2) of the Securities Act) of the Placement Shares, (C) at the date of this Agreement and (D) at each Applicable Time, the Company was not and is not an “ineligible issuer,” as defined in Rule 405, without taking account of any determination by the Commission pursuant to Rule 405 that it is not necessary that the Company be considered an ineligible issuer.
f.Independent Accountants. The accountants who certified the financial statements and supporting schedules included in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus are independent public accountants as required by the Securities Act, the Exchange Act and the Public Accounting Oversight Board.
g.Rule 163. Any offer that is a written communication relating to the Common Shares made by the Company or any person acting on its behalf (within the meaning, for this sentence only, of Rule 163(c) under the Securities Act) prior to the filing of the Registration Statement has been filed with the Commission in accordance with Rule 163 under the Securities Act and otherwise complied with the requirements of Rule 163 under the Securities Act, 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.
h.Financial Statements; Non-GAAP Financial Measures. The financial statements included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, together with the related schedules and notes, present fairly in all material respects: (A) the financial position of the Company and the respective entities to which such financial statements relate (the “Covered Entities”) at the dates indicated and the statement of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of the Covered Entities for the periods specified, except as may be stated in the related notes thereto; said financial statements have been prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved, except as may be stated in the related notes thereto, and (B) the financial position of the Predecessor (as defined in the Registration Statement) at the dates indicated and the statement of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of the Predecessor for the periods specified, except as may be stated in the related notes thereto; said financial statements have been prepared in conformity with GAAP applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved, except as may be stated in the related notes thereto. The supporting schedules, if any, present fairly in all material respects and in accordance with GAAP the information required to be stated therein. The selected financial data and the summary financial information included in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus present fairly in all material respects the information shown therein and have been compiled on a basis consistent with that of the audited financial statements included therein. The pro forma financial statements and the related notes thereto included in the Registration Statement 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
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been properly compiled on the basis described therein, and the Company has determined 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. Except as included therein, no historical or pro forma financial statements or supporting schedules are required to be included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus under the Securities Act. All disclosures contained in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, or incorporated by reference, regarding “non-GAAP financial measures” (as such term is defined by the rules and regulations of the Commission) comply with Regulation G of the Exchange Act and Item 10 of Regulation S-K of the Securities Act, to the extent applicable. The interactive data in eXtensible Business Reporting Language incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, if any, fairly presents the information called for in all material respects and has been prepared in accordance with the Commission's rules and guidelines applicable thereto.
i.No Material Adverse Change in Business. Except as otherwise stated therein, since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, (A) there has been no material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, or in the management, earnings, business affairs or business prospects of the Company, the Operating Partnership and the Company’s subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business (a “Material Adverse Effect”), (B) there have been no transactions entered into by the Company or any of its subsidiaries, other than those in the ordinary course of business, which are material with respect to the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, and (C) except for quarterly dividends on the Common Shares in amounts per share that are consistent with past practice, there has been no dividend or other distribution of any kind declared, paid or made by the Company on any class of its shares of beneficial interest.
j.Good Standing of the Company. The Company has been duly organized and is validly existing as a real estate investment trust in good standing under the laws of the State of Maryland and has trust power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus and to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement and any Confirmations, and, as the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership, to cause the Operating Partnership to enter into and perform the Operating Partnership’s obligations under this Agreement; and the Company is duly qualified as a foreign real estate investment trust to transact business and is in good standing in each other jurisdiction in which such qualification is required, whether by reason of the ownership or leasing of property or the conduct of business, except where the failure so to qualify or to be in good standing would not result in a Material Adverse Effect.
k.Good Standing of the Operating Partnership. The Operating Partnership has been duly formed and is validly existing as a limited partnership in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware and has partnership power and authority to own or lease, as the case may be, and to operate its properties and to conduct its business as described in the Prospectus and to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement; and the Operating Partnership is duly qualified as a foreign partnership to transact business and is in good standing in each other jurisdiction in which such qualification is required, whether by reason of the ownership or leasing of property or the conduct of business, except where the failure so to qualify or to be in good standing would not result in a Material Adverse Effect. The Company is the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership. The aggregate percentage interests of the Company in the Operating Partnership as of the date of this Agreement is set forth in the Prospectus. The Second Amended and Restated Partnership Agreement of the Operating Partnership has been duly and validly authorized, executed and delivered by or on behalf of the Company and constitutes a valid and binding agreement of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except to the extent that such enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws relating to or affecting creditors’ rights and remedies generally, and subject, as to enforceability, to general principles of equity and, with respect to rights to indemnity and contribution thereunder, except as rights may be limited by applicable law or policies underlying such law.
l.Good Standing of Subsidiaries. Each “significant subsidiary” of the Company (as such term is defined in Rule 1-02 of Regulation S-X) (each, a “Subsidiary” and, collectively, the “Subsidiaries”) has been duly organized and is validly existing in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization, has corporate or similar power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus and is duly qualified to transact business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which such qualification is required, whether by reason of the ownership or leasing of property or the conduct of business, except where the failure to so qualify or to be in good standing would not result in a Material Adverse Effect. Except as otherwise disclosed in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of each Subsidiary has been duly authorized and validly issued, is fully paid and nonassessable and is owned by the Operating Partnership, directly or through subsidiaries, free and clear of any security interest, mortgage, pledge, lien, encumbrance, claim or equity. None of the outstanding capital stock of any Subsidiary were issued in violation of the preemptive or similar rights of any securityholder of such Subsidiary
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m.Capitalization. As of the date of this Agreement, the authorized Common Shares are as set forth in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus. The issued and outstanding Common Shares have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and nonassessable. None of the outstanding Common Shares were issued in violation of the preemptive or other similar rights of any securityholder of the Company. The issued and outstanding OP Units have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid. Except as set forth in the Prospectus, there are no outstanding options, warrants or other rights to purchase, agreements or other obligations to issue, or rights to convert any obligations into or exchange any securities or interests for shares of the Company’s or its subsidiaries’ capital stock, including OP Units or other ownership interests of the Operating Partnership.
n.Authorization of Agreement and Confirmation. This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and the Operating Partnership. The form of Confirmation has been duly authorized by the Company. When executed and delivered by the Company, each Confirmation (including the relevant Supplemental Confirmation to the related Master Confirmation) (i) will be, at the time of execution and delivery thereof, duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and, (ii) assuming the due authorization, execution and delivery thereof by the Designated Forward Purchaser, will constitute a valid and binding agreement of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, reorganization, moratorium and other similar laws relating to or affecting creditors’ rights generally, by general equitable principles (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law) and, as to rights of indemnification and contribution, by federal or state securities law or principles of public policy.
o.Authorization and Description of Placement Shares. The Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares, when issued and delivered pursuant to the terms approved by the board of trustees of the Company or a duly authorized committee thereof, against payment therefor as provided herein or in any Confirmation, as applicable, will be duly and validly authorized and issued and fully paid and nonassessable, free and clear of any pledge, lien, encumbrance, security interest or other claim created by the Company, including any statutory or contractual preemptive rights, resale rights, or rights of first refusal, and the issuance of such Common Shares is not subject to the preemptive or other similar rights of any securityholder of the Company. The Common Shares conform in all material respects to all statements relating thereto contained in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus and such description conforms in all material respects to the rights set forth in the instruments defining the same. No holder of Placement Shares or Confirmation Shares will be subject to personal liability solely by reason of being such a holder.
p.Registration Rights. There are no persons with registration rights or other similar rights to have any securities registered for sale pursuant to the Registration Statement or otherwise registered for sale or sold by the Company under the Securities Act pursuant to this Agreement, other than those rights that have been disclosed in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus.
q.Absence of Violations, Defaults and Conflicts. None of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is (A) in violation of its declaration of trust (or charter), by-laws or similar organizational document, (B) in default in the performance or observance of any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any material contract, indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan or credit agreement, note, lease or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or by which it or any of them may be bound or to which any of the properties or assets of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is subject (collectively, “Agreements and Instruments”), except for such defaults that would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect, or (C) in violation of any law, statute, rule, regulation, judgment, order, writ or decree of any arbitrator, court, governmental body, regulatory body, administrative agency or other authority, body or agency having jurisdiction over the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any of their respective properties, assets or operations (each, a “Governmental Entity”), except for such violations that would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and any Confirmations and the consummation of the transactions contemplated herein, therein, in the Registration Statement and in the Prospectus (including the issuance and sale of the Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares and the use of the proceeds therefrom as described therein under the caption “Use of Proceeds”) and compliance by the Company and the Operating Partnership with their respective obligations hereunder and any Confirmations have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or partnership action (as applicable) and do not and will not, whether with or without the giving of notice or passage of time or both, conflict with or constitute a breach of, or default or Repayment Event (as defined below) under, or result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any properties or assets of the Company or any subsidiary pursuant to, the Agreements and Instruments (except for such conflicts, breaches, defaults or Repayment Events or liens, charges or encumbrances that would not reasonably be expected, singly or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect), nor will such action result in any violation of the provisions of the declaration of trust (or charter), by-laws or similar organizational document of the Company or any subsidiary or any law, statute, rule, regulation, judgment, order, writ or decree of any Governmental Entity. As used herein, a “Repayment Event” means any event or condition which gives
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the holder of any note, debenture or other evidence of indebtedness (or any person acting on such holder’s behalf) the right to require the repurchase, redemption or repayment of all or a portion of such indebtedness by the Company or any of its subsidiaries.
r.Absence of Labor Dispute. No labor dispute with the employees of the Company or any of its subsidiaries exists or, to the knowledge of the Company, is imminent, and the Company is not aware of any existing or imminent labor disturbance by the employees of any of its or any subsidiary’s principal suppliers, manufacturers, customers or contractors, which, in either case, would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
s.ERISA. Except as described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus or as would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect, (A) each employee benefit plan, within the meaning of Section 3(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), that is maintained, administered or contributed to by the Company or any of its affiliates, for employees or former employees of the Company or any of its affiliates has been maintained in compliance in all material respects with its terms and the requirements of any applicable statutes, orders, rules and regulations, including, but not limited to, ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); and (B) no prohibited transaction, within the meaning of Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code, has occurred with respect to any such plan excluding transactions effected pursuant to a statutory or administrative exemption, and no such plan is subject to the funding rules of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA.
t.Absence of Proceedings. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, there is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or brought by any Governmental Entity now pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened, against or affecting the Company or any of its subsidiaries, which would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, or which would reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect the consummation of the transactions contemplated in this Agreement or any Confirmations or the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder or thereunder; and the aggregate of all pending legal or governmental proceedings to which the Company or any such subsidiary is a party or of which any of their respective properties or assets is the subject which are not described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, including ordinary routine litigation incidental to the business, would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
u.Accuracy of Exhibits. There are no contracts or documents which are required to be described in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus or to be filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement which have not been so described and filed as required.
v.Absence of Further Requirements. No filing with, or authorization, approval, consent, license, order, registration, qualification or decree of, any Governmental Entity is necessary or required for the performance by the Company or any subsidiary of its obligations hereunder, any Confirmations, in connection with the offering, issuance or sale of the Placement Shares hereunder or any Confirmation Shares or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any Confirmations, except such as have been already obtained or as may be required under the Securities Act, the rules of the Exchange, state securities laws or the rules of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”).
w.Possession of Licenses and Permits. The Company and its subsidiaries possess such permits, licenses, approvals, consents and other authorizations (collectively, “Governmental Licenses”) issued by the appropriate Governmental Entities necessary to conduct the business now operated by them, except where the failure so to possess would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect. The Company and its subsidiaries are in compliance with the terms and conditions of all Governmental Licenses, except where the failure so to comply would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect. All of the Governmental Licenses are valid and in full force and effect, except when the invalidity of such Governmental Licenses or the failure of such Governmental Licenses to be in full force and effect would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has received any notice of proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of any Governmental Licenses which, singly or in the aggregate, if the subject of an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding, would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
x.Real Property. Except as described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, the Operating Partnership, directly or indirectly through its subsidiaries, has good and marketable title (or in the case of ground leases, a valid leasehold interest) to all real property owned by them and good title to all other properties owned by it, directly or indirectly through its subsidiaries, in each case, free and clear of all mortgages, pledges, liens, security interests, claims, restrictions or encumbrances of any kind except such as (A) are described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus or (B) do not, singly or in the aggregate, materially affect the value of such property and do not interfere materially with the use
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made and proposed to be made of such property by the Operating Partnership, directly or indirectly through its subsidiary that owns such property; and all of the leases and subleases material to the business of the Company and its subsidiaries, considered as one enterprise, and under which the Operating Partnership, directly or indirectly through one of its subsidiaries, holds Properties, are in full force and effect, and neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has received any written notice of any material claim of any sort that has been asserted against the Company or any of its subsidiaries by anyone adverse to the rights of the Company or any subsidiary under any of the leases or subleases mentioned above, or affecting or questioning the rights of the Company or such subsidiary to the continued possession of the leased or subleased premises under any such lease or sublease. Except as otherwise set forth in or described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, the mortgages and deeds of trust encumbering the Properties are not convertible into debt or equity securities of the entity owning such Property or of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, and such mortgages and deeds of trust will not be cross-defaulted or cross-collateralized to any property not owned, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by the Operating Partnership. To the knowledge of the Company and the Operating Partnership, none of the tenants under any lease of space at any of the Properties that, singly or in the aggregate, is material to the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise is the subject of bankruptcy, reorganization or similar proceedings. None of the Company or any of its subsidiaries has received from any Governmental Entity any written notice of any condemnation of or zoning change materially affecting any Property or any part thereof, and the Company has no knowledge of any such condemnation or zoning change which is threatened and, in each case, which if consummated would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Each of the Properties complies in all material respects with all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (including without limitation, building and zoning codes, laws and regulations and laws relating to access to the Properties), except for failures to the extent disclosed in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus and except for such failures to comply that would not individually or in the aggregate reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has received written notice of proposed material special assessment or any proposed change in any property tax, zoning or land use law or availability of water affecting any Property that would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Except as described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, the Company or one or more of its subsidiaries has obtained, on or prior to the date hereof, one or more title insurance policies on, whether directly or through assignment or endorsements, or a so-called “fairway-endorsement” on existing title policies covering, the fee interests (or leasehold interests as the case may be) from a nationally recognized title insurance company, or, if such title policy has not been issued, a binding commitment by such title insurance company to issue such a policy, which policies include commercially reasonable exceptions, with coverage in such amounts as are commercially reasonable for the assets owned or leased by the Company and that are consistent with the types and amounts of insurance typically maintained by owners of similar properties, and such title insurance policies, fairway endorsements or binding commitments, as the case may be, are in full force and effect in all material respects. Except as would not, individually or in the aggregate reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, there are no encroachments upon any Property by improvements on an adjacent property, and none of the improvements on any Property encroach on any adjacent property, streets or alleys. Except as set forth in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is a party to any material lease that is required to be disclosed in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus. Except as set forth in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries holds any Property under a ground lease, and true and complete copies of each ground lease described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus have been provided to the Agent and the Forward Purchaser or their counsel. To the knowledge of the Company and the Operating Partnership, all real property owned or leased by the Company or a Subsidiary is free of material structural defects and all building systems contained therein are in good working order in all material respects, subject to ordinary wear and tear or, in each instance, the Company has created an adequate reserve to effect reasonably required repairs, maintenance and capital expenditures; to the knowledge of the Company and the Operating Partnership, water, storm water, sanitary sewer, electricity and telephone service are all available at the property lines of such property over duly dedicated streets or perpetual easements of record benefiting such property; except as described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, to the knowledge of the Company and the Operating Partnership, there is no pending or threatened special assessment, tax reduction proceeding or other action that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to increase or decrease the real property taxes or assessments of any of such property, that, individually or in the aggregate, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. To the knowledge of the Company and the Operating Partnership, except as set forth in or described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, including as may be reflected in the pro forma financial statements, and except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected have a Material Adverse Effect: (A) no rentals or other amounts due under any lease have been paid more than 1 month in advance; (B) no tenant has asserted in writing any defense or set-off against the payment of rent in connection with any lease nor has any tenant contested any tax, operating cost or other escalation payment or occupancy charge, or any other amounts payable under its leases; (C) all tenants, licensees, franchisees or other parties under any lease, exhibit, schedule, amendment or other document related to the lease of space at the Properties (the “Leases”) are in possession of their respective premises; (D) none of the Leases has been assigned, mortgaged, pledged, sublet, hypothecated or otherwise encumbered, except in connection with secured debt described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus; (E) none of the Company or any of its subsidiaries has waived any material provision under any of the
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Leases; (F) there are no uncured events of default, or events that with the giving of notice or passage of time, or both, would constitute an event of default, by any tenant under any of the terms and provisions of the Leases; and (G) no tenant under any of the Leases and no third party has a right of first refusal or other right to purchase the premises demised under such Lease.
y.Possession of Intellectual Property. The Company and its subsidiaries have access to adequate patents, patent rights, licenses, inventions, copyrights, knowhow (including trade secrets and other unpatented and/or unpatentable proprietary or confidential information, systems or procedures), trademarks, service marks, trade names or other intellectual property (collectively, the “Intellectual Property”) necessary to carry on the business now operated by them, and neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has received any notice or is otherwise aware of any infringement of or conflict with asserted rights of others with respect to any Intellectual Property or of any facts or circumstances which would render any Intellectual Property invalid or inadequate to protect the interest of the Company or any of its subsidiaries therein, and which infringement or conflict (if the subject of any unfavorable decision, ruling or finding) or invalidity or inadequacy, singly or in the aggregate, would result in a Material Adverse Effect.
z.No Acquisitions or Dispositions. (i) There are no contracts, letters of intent, term sheets, agreements, arrangements or understandings with respect to the direct or indirect acquisition or disposition by any of the Company or its subsidiaries of interests in assets or real property that are required to be described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus that are not so described; and (ii) except as described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries or Predecessor (or subsidiary thereof) has sold any real property to a third party during the immediately preceding twelve (12) calendar months, except for such sales as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
aa.Mortgages; Deeds of Trust. The Company has provided to the Agent and the Forward Purchaser true and complete copies of all credit agreements, mortgages, deeds of trust, guaranties, side letters, and other material documents evidencing, securing or otherwise relating to any secured or unsecured indebtedness of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, and none of the Company and its subsidiaries that is party to any such document is in default thereunder, nor has an event occurred which with the passage of time or the giving of notice, or both, would become a default by any of them under any such document.
bb.    Environmental Laws. Except as described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus or would not, singly or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (A) neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is in violation of any federal, state, local or foreign statute, law, rule, regulation, ordinance, code, policy or rule of common law or any judicial or administrative interpretation thereof, including any judicial or administrative order, consent, decree or judgment, relating to pollution or protection of human health, the environment (including, without limitation, ambient air, surface water, groundwater, land surface or subsurface strata) or wildlife, including, without limitation, laws and regulations relating to the release or threatened release of chemicals, pollutants, contaminants, wastes, toxic substances, hazardous substances, petroleum or petroleum products, asbestos-containing materials or mold (collectively, “Hazardous Materials”) or to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of Hazardous Materials (collectively, “Environmental Laws”), (B) the Company and its subsidiaries have all permits, authorizations and approvals required under any applicable Environmental Laws and are each in compliance with their requirements, (C) there are no pending or, to the knowledge of the Company and the Operating Partnership, threatened administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demands, demand letters, claims, liens, notices of noncompliance or violation, investigation or proceedings relating to any Environmental Law against the Company or any of its subsidiaries and (D) to the knowledge of the Company and the Operating Partnership, there are no events or circumstances that would reasonably be expected to form the basis of an order for clean-up or remediation, or an action, suit or proceeding by any private party or Governmental Entity, against or affecting the Company or any of its subsidiaries relating to Hazardous Materials or any Environmental Laws. To the knowledge of the Company or the Operating Partnership, there have been no and are no (i) aboveground or underground storage tanks, (ii) polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”) or PCB-containing equipment, (iii) asbestos or asbestos containing materials, (iv) lead based paints, (v) dry-cleaning facilities, or (vi) wet lands, in each case in, on, under, or adjacent to any Property or other assets owned by the Company or its subsidiaries the existence of which has had, or is reasonably expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect.
cc.    Accounting Controls and Disclosure Controls. Except as described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, the Company maintains effective internal control over financial reporting (as defined under Rule 13a15 and 15d15 under the Exchange Act) and a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurances that (A) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; (B) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP and to maintain accountability for assets; (C) access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; (D) the recorded accountability for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and
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appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences; and (E) the interactive data in eXtensible Business Reporting Language incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus fairly present the information called for in all material respects and are prepared in accordance with the Commission's rules and guidelines applicable thereto. Except as described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, since the end of the Company’s most recent audited fiscal year, there has been (1) no material weakness in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (whether or not remediated) and (2) no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. The Company maintains an effective system of disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a15 and Rule 15d15 under the Exchange Act) that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, and is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive officer or officers and principal financial officer or officers, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure.
dd.    Compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. There is and has been no failure on the part of the Company or any of the Company’s trustees or officers, in their capacities as such, to comply in all material respects with any provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations promulgated in connection therewith (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”) with which the Company is required to comply, including Section 402 related to loans and Sections 302 and 906 related to certifications.
ee.    Federal Tax Status. Commencing with its short taxable year ending December 31, 2013, the Company has been organized and operated in conformity with the requirements for qualification and taxation as a real estate investment trust (a “REIT”) under the Code, and its proposed method of operation will enable it to continue to meet the requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT under the Code. All statements regarding the Company’s qualification and taxation as a REIT and descriptions of the Company’s organization and method of operation (inasmuch as they relate to the Company’s qualification and taxation as a REIT) set forth in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus are accurate and fair summaries of the legal or tax matters described therein in all material respects. The Operating Partnership is treated as a partnership and not as an association taxable as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
ff.    Payment of Taxes. All United States federal income tax returns of the Company and its subsidiaries required by law to be filed have been filed, except insofar as the failure to file such returns would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, and all taxes shown by such returns or otherwise assessed, which are due and payable, have been paid, except taxes and assessments against which appeals have been or will be promptly taken and as to which adequate reserves have been provided. The Company and its subsidiaries required by law to file tax returns have filed all other tax returns that are required to have been filed by them pursuant to applicable foreign, state, local or other law except insofar as the failure to file such returns would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, and has paid all taxes due pursuant to such returns or pursuant to any assessment received by the Company and its subsidiaries, except for such taxes, if any, as are being contested in good faith and as to which adequate reserves have been established by the Company. The charges, accruals and reserves on the books of the Company in respect of any income and corporation tax liability for any years not finally determined are adequate to meet any assessments or re-assessments for additional income tax for any years not finally determined, except to the extent of any inadequacy that would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
gg.    Insurance. The Company and its subsidiaries carry or are entitled to the benefits of insurance, with financially sound and reputable insurers, in such amounts and covering such risks as is generally maintained by companies of established repute engaged in the same or similar business, and all such insurance is in full force and effect. Neither the Company nor the Operating Partnership has any reason to believe that it or any of its subsidiaries will not be able (A) to renew its existing insurance coverage as and when such policies expire or (B) to obtain comparable coverage from similar institutions as may be necessary or appropriate to conduct its business as now conducted and at a cost that would not result in a Material Adverse Effect. Neither of the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has been denied any insurance coverage which it has sought or for which it has applied.
hh.    Investment Company Act. Neither the Company nor the Operating Partnership is required, and upon the issuance and sale of the Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares and the use of the proceeds therefrom as described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus will not be required, to register as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”).
ii.    Absence of Manipulation. Neither the Company nor any affiliate of the Company has taken, nor will the Company or any affiliate take, directly or indirectly, any action which is designed, or would be expected, to cause or
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result in, or which constitutes, the stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of the Placement Shares or to result in a violation of Regulation M under the Exchange Act; provided that no representation is made in this subsection with respect to the actions of the Agents.
jj.    No Unlawful Payments. None of the Company, any of its subsidiaries, or, to the knowledge of the Company, any trustee, officer, agent, employee, affiliate or other person acting on behalf of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is aware of or has taken any action, directly or indirectly, that would result in a violation by such persons of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder (the “FCPA”), including, without limitation, making use of the mails or any means or instrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay or authorization of the payment of any money, or other property, gift, promise to give, or authorization of the giving of anything of value to any “foreign official” (as such term is defined in the FCPA) or any foreign political party or official thereof or any candidate for foreign political office, in contravention of the FCPA and the Company and its subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of the Company, its affiliates have conducted their businesses in compliance with the FCPA and have instituted, maintain and enforce policies and procedures designed to ensure, and which are reasonably expected to continue to ensure, continued compliance therewith.
kk.    Money Laundering Laws. The operations of the Company and its subsidiaries are and have been conducted at all times in compliance with applicable financial recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970, as amended, the money laundering statutes of all jurisdictions, the rules and regulations thereunder and any related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines, issued, administered or enforced by any Governmental Entity (collectively, the “Money Laundering Laws”); and no action, suit or proceeding by or before any Governmental Entity involving the Company or any of its subsidiaries with respect to the Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the best knowledge of the Company, threatened.
ll.    OFAC. None of the Company, any of its subsidiaries, or, to the knowledge of the Company, any trustee, officer, agent, employee, affiliate or representative of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is an individual or entity (“Person”) currently the subject or target of any sanctions administered or enforced by the United States Government, including, without limitation, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), the United Nations Security Council (“UNSC”), the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury (“HMT”), or other relevant sanctions authority (collectively, “Sanctions”), nor is the Company or any of its subsidiaries located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is the subject of Sanctions; and the Company will not directly or indirectly use the proceeds of the sale of the Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any of its subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other Person, to fund any activities of or business with any Person, or in any country or territory, that, at the time of such funding, is the subject of Sanctions or in any other manner that will result in a violation by any Person (including any Person participating in the transaction, whether as underwriter, advisor, investor or otherwise) of Sanctions.
mm.    No Equity Awards. Except for grants pursuant to equity incentive plans disclosed in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, the Company has not granted to any person or entity a compensatory stock option or other compensatory equity-based award to purchase or receive Common Shares or common units of partnership interests in the Operating Partnership pursuant to an equity-based compensation plan or otherwise.
nn.    No Finder’s Fee. Except for the commissions payable to the Agents in connection with the offering of the Placement Shares contemplated herein or as otherwise disclosed in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, the Company has not incurred any liability for any brokerage commission, finder’s fees or similar payments in connection with the offering of the Placement Shares contemplated hereby.
oo.    Lending Relationship. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, the Company (i) does not have any material lending or other relationship with any bank or lending affiliate of the Agents and (ii) does not intend to use any of the proceeds from the sale of the Placement Shares to repay any outstanding debt owed to any affiliate of the Agents.
pp.    FINRA. As disclosed in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, neither the Company nor, to its knowledge, any of its affiliates (A) is required to register as a “broker” or “dealer” in accordance with the provisions of the Exchange Act or the rules and regulations thereunder, or (B) directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is under common control with any member firm of FINRA. The Company meets the requirements for the use of Form S-3 under the Securities Act specified in FINRA Rule 5110(h)(1)(C). The Company is an “experienced issuer” as defined in FINRA Rule 5110(j)(6).
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qq.    Forward-Looking Statement. No forward-looking statement (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act) contained in any of the Registration Statement or the Prospectus has been made or reaffirmed without a reasonable basis or has been disclosed other than in good faith.
rr.    Maintenance of Rating. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus and except as would not reasonably be expected to have a materially adverse effect on the sale of the Placement Shares pursuant to this Agreement, neither the Company nor its subsidiaries has any debt securities or preferred stock that is rated by any “nationally recognized statistical rating agency” (as that term is defined by the Commission for purposes of Section 3(a)(62) under the Exchange Act).
ss.    Statistical and Market-Related Data. Any statistical and market-related data included in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus are based on or derived from sources that the Company believes, after reasonable inquiry, to be reliable and accurate in all material respects and, to the extent required, the Company has obtained the written consent to the use of such data from such sources.
tt.    Actively Traded Security. The Common Shares are an “actively traded security” excepted from the requirements of Rule 101 of Regulation M under the Exchange Act by subsection (c)(1) of such rule.
uu.    Proprietary Trading by the Agents and the Forward Purchasers. The Company consents to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers trading in the Company’s Common Shares for their respective accounts and for the accounts of their respective clients at the same time as sales of Placement Shares occur pursuant to this Agreement.
vv.    Cybersecurity. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus: (A) to the knowledge of the Company, there has been no security breach, unauthorized access or disclosure, or other compromise of the Company’s or its subsidiaries’ information technology and computer systems, networks, hardware, software, data and databases (including the data and information of their respective customers, employees, suppliers, vendors, or other third party maintained or stored by the Company or its subsidiaries), or equipment (collectively, “IT Systems and Data”); (B) neither the Company nor its subsidiaries have been notified of, and each of them has no knowledge of, any event or condition that would result in any security breach, unauthorized access or disclosure, or other compromise to their IT Systems and Data; and (C) the Company and its subsidiaries have implemented appropriate controls, policies, procedures and technological safeguards designed to maintain and protect the integrity, continuous operation, redundancy and security of their IT Systems and Data reasonably consistent with industry standards and practices, or as required by applicable regulatory standards, except with respect to (A) and (B), for any such security breach or incident, unauthorized access or disclosure, or other compromises, as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect, or with respect to (C), where the failure to do so would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. To the knowledge of the Company, the Company and its subsidiaries are presently in material compliance with all applicable laws or statutes and all judgments, orders, rules and regulations of any Governmental Entity, internal policies and contractual obligations relating to the privacy and security of their IT Systems and Data and to the protection of such IT Systems and Data from any material unauthorized use, access, misappropriation or modification.
Any certificate signed by any officer of the Company delivered to any Agent, any Forward Purchaser or to their counsel shall be deemed a representation and warranty by the Company and the Operating Partnership to any Agent and any Forward Purchaser as to the matters covered thereby.
7.Covenants of the Company. The Company covenants and agrees, and solely with respect to Section 7(o) below, the Company and the Operating Partnership, jointly and severally, covenant and agree, with the Agents and the Forward Purchasers that:
a.Registration Statement Amendments. After the date of this Agreement and during any period in which a prospectus relating to any Placement Shares is required to be delivered by the Agents under the Securities Act (including in circumstances where such requirement may be satisfied pursuant to Rule 172 under the Securities Act) (the “Prospectus Delivery Period”) (i) the Company will notify the Agents and the Forward Purchasers promptly of the time when any subsequent amendment to the Registration Statement, other than documents incorporated by reference or amendments not related to any Placement Shares, has been filed with the Commission and/or has become effective or any subsequent supplement to the Prospectus has been filed and of the receipt of any comment letter from the Commission or of any request by the Commission for any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement or Prospectus or for additional information related to the Placement Shares, (ii) the Company will prepare and file with the Commission, promptly upon the Agents’ or the Forward Purchasers’ request, any amendments or supplements to the Registration Statement or Prospectus that, in the Agents’ or the Forward Purchasers’ reasonable opinion, may be necessary or advisable in connection with the
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distribution of the Placement Shares by any Designated Agent (provided, however, that the failure of the Agents to make such request shall not relieve the Company of any obligation or liability hereunder, or affect the Agents’ or the Forward Purchasers’ right to rely on the representations and warranties made by the Company in this Agreement); (iii) the Company will not file any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement or Prospectus relating to the Placement Shares unless a copy thereof has been submitted to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers within a reasonable period of time before the filing and the Agents and the Forward Purchasers have not reasonably objected thereto (provided, however, that (A) the failure of the Agents or the Forward Purchasers to make such objection shall not relieve the Company of any obligation or liability hereunder, or affect the Agents’ or the Forward Purchasers’ right to rely on the representations and warranties made by the Company in this Agreement and (B) the Company has no obligation to provide Agents other than the Designated Agent or Forward Purchasers other than the Designated Forward Purchaser any advance copy of any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement or to provide Agents other than the Designated Agent and Forward Purchasers other than the Designated Forward Purchaser an opportunity to object to such filing if such filing names only the Designated Agent or Designated Forward Purchaser) and the Company will furnish to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers at the time of filing thereof a copy of any document that upon filing is deemed to be incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement or Prospectus, except for those documents available via EDGAR; and (iv) the Company will cause each amendment or supplement to the Prospectus to be filed with the Commission as required pursuant to the applicable paragraph of Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act (without reliance on Rule 424(b)(P)) or, in the case of any document to be incorporated therein by reference, to be filed with the Commission as required pursuant to the Exchange Act, within the time period prescribed (the determination to file or not file any amendment or supplement with the Commission under this Section 7(a), based on the Company’s reasonable opinion or reasonable objections, shall be made exclusively by the Company).
b.Notice of Commission Stop Orders. The Company will advise the Agents and the Forward Purchasers, promptly after it receives notice or obtains knowledge thereof, of the issuance or threatened issuance by the Commission of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or of any other order preventing or suspending the use of the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, of the suspension of the qualification of the Placement Shares for offering or sale in any jurisdiction or of the Loss or suspension of any exemption from any such qualification, or of the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for any such purpose; and it will promptly use its commercially reasonable efforts to prevent the issuance of any stop order or to obtain its withdrawal if such a stop order should be issued. The Company will advise the Agents and the Forward Purchasers promptly after it receives any request by the Commission for any amendments to the Registration Statement or any amendment or supplements to the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or for additional information related to the offering of the Placement Shares or for additional information related to the Registration Statement, the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus.
c.Delivery of Prospectus; Subsequent Changes. During the Prospectus Delivery Period, the Company will comply with all requirements imposed upon it by the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, as from time to time in force, and to file on or before their respective due dates all reports and any definitive proxy or information statements required to be filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14, 15(d) or any other provision of or under the Exchange Act. If the Company has omitted any information from the Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 430A under the Securities Act, it will use its commercially reasonable efforts to comply with the provisions of and make all requisite filings with the Commission pursuant to said Rule 430A and to notify the Designated Agent and the Designated Forward Purchaser promptly of all such filings. If during the Prospectus Delivery Period any event occurs as a result of which the Prospectus as then amended or supplemented would include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances then existing, not misleading, or if during such Prospectus Delivery Period it is necessary to amend or supplement the Registration Statement or Prospectus to comply with the Securities Act, the Company will promptly notify the Designated Agent and the Designated Forward Purchaser to suspend the offering of Placement Shares during such period and the Company will promptly amend or supplement the Registration Statement or Prospectus (at the expense of the Company) so as to correct such statement or omission or effect such compliance. 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, conflicts or would conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus or included, includes or would include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted, omits 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 Designated Agent and the Designated Forward Purchaser to suspend the offering of Placement Shares during such period and the Company will, subject to Section 7(a) hereof, promptly amend or supplement such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus to eliminate or correct such conflict, untrue statement or omission.
d.Listing of Placement Shares and Confirmation Shares. During the Prospectus Delivery Period, the Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause the Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares to be listed on the Exchange and to qualify the Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares for sale under the securities laws of
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such jurisdictions in the United States as the Designated Agent or the Designated Forward Purchaser reasonably designates and to continue such qualifications in effect so long as required for the distribution of the Placement Shares; provided, however, that the Company shall not be required in connection therewith to qualify as a foreign corporation or dealer in securities or file a general consent to service of process in any jurisdiction.
e.Delivery of Registration Statement and Prospectus. The Company will furnish to the Designated Agent, the Designated Forward Purchaser and their counsel (at the reasonable expense of the Company) copies of the Registration Statement, the Prospectus (including all documents incorporated by reference therein) and all amendments and supplements to the Registration Statement or Prospectus that are filed with the Commission during the Prospectus Delivery Period (including all documents filed with the Commission during such period that are deemed to be incorporated by reference therein), in each case as soon as reasonably practicable and in such quantities as the Designated Agent or the Designated Forward Purchaser may from time to time reasonably request and, at the Designated Agent’s or the Designated Forward Purchaser’s request, will also furnish copies of the Prospectus to each exchange or market on which sales of the Placement Shares may be made; provided, however, that the Company shall not be required to furnish any document (other than the Prospectus) to the Designated Agent or the Designated Forward Purchaser to the extent such document is available on EDGAR.
f.Earnings Statement. The Company will timely file such reports pursuant to the Exchange Act as are necessary in order to make generally available to its security holders as soon as practicable, but in any event not later than 15 months after the end of the Company’s current fiscal quarter, an earnings statement covering a 12-month period that satisfies the provisions of Section 11(a) and Rule 158 of the Securities Act.
g.Use of Proceeds. The Company will use the Net Proceeds it receives as described in the Prospectus in the section entitled “Use of Proceeds.”
h.Notice of Other Sales. The Company will promptly notify the Designated Agent and the Designated Forward Purchaser, of any offer to sell, sell, contract to sell, grant any option to sell or otherwise dispose of any Common Shares (other than the Placement Shares offered pursuant to this Agreement and any Confirmation Shares issued pursuant to any Confirmations) or securities convertible into or exchangeable for Common Shares, warrants or any rights to purchase or acquire, Common Shares during the period beginning on the date on which any Placement Notice is delivered to the Designated Agent hereunder and ending on the second (2nd) Trading Day immediately following the final Settlement Date with respect to Placement Shares sold pursuant to such Placement Notice (or, if the Placement Notice has been terminated or suspended prior to the sale of all Placement Shares covered by a Placement Notice, the date of such suspension or termination); provided, however, that such notice requirements will not be required in connection with the Company’s issuance or sale of (i) Common Shares, options to purchase Common Shares or Common Shares issuable upon the exercise of options or the vesting of equity awards, pursuant to any employee or director stock option or benefits plan, stock ownership plan or dividend reinvestment plan (but not Common Shares subject to a waiver to exceed plan limits in its dividend reinvestment plan) of the Company whether now in effect or hereafter implemented that are disclosed in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus; (ii) Common Shares issuable upon conversion of securities or the exercise of warrants, options or other rights in effect or outstanding, and disclosed in filings by the Company available on EDGAR or otherwise in writing to the Designated Agent and the Designated Forward Purchaser, and (iii) Common Shares, or securities convertible into or exercisable for Common Shares, offered and sold in a privately negotiated transaction to vendors, customers, owners of target companies or properties, strategic partners or potential strategic partners or other investors conducted in a manner so as not to be integrated with the offering of Placement Shares hereby.
i.Change of Circumstances. The Company will, at any time during the pendency of a Placement Notice advise the Designated Agent and the Designated Forward Purchaser promptly after it shall have received notice or obtained knowledge thereof, of any information or fact that would alter or affect in any material respect any opinion, certificate, letter or other document required to be provided to the Designated Agent and the Designated Forward Purchaser pursuant to this Agreement.
j.Due Diligence Cooperation. The Company will cooperate with any reasonable due diligence review conducted by the Agents, the Forward Purchasers or any of their respective representatives in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby, including, without limitation, providing information and making available documents and senior corporate officers, during regular business hours and at the Company’s principal offices, as the Agents or the Forward Purchasers may reasonably request.
k.Required Filings Relating to Placement of Placement Shares. The Company agrees that on such dates as the Securities Act shall require, the Company will (i) file a prospectus supplement with the Commission under the
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applicable paragraph of Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act (each and every filing under Rule 424(b), a “Filing Date”), which prospectus supplement will set forth, within the relevant period, the amount of Placement Shares sold through the Designated Agent, the Net Proceeds to the Company and the compensation payable by the Company to the Designated Agent with respect to such Placement Shares, and (ii) deliver such number of copies of each such prospectus supplement to each exchange or market on which such sales were effected as may be required by the rules or regulations of such exchange or market.
l.Representation Dates; Certificate.
            Each time during the term of this Agreement that the Company:
(i)amends or supplements (other than a prospectus supplement relating solely to an offering of securities other than the Placement Shares) the Registration Statement or the Prospectus relating to the Placement Shares by means of a post-effective amendment, sticker, or supplement but not by means of incorporation of documents by reference into the Registration Statement or the Prospectus relating to the Placement Shares;
(ii) files an annual report on Form 10-K under the Exchange Act (including any Form 10-K/A containing amended financial information or a material amendment to the previously filed Form 10-K);
(iii) files its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q under the Exchange Act; or
(iv) files a current report on Form 8-K containing amended financial information (other than information “furnished” pursuant to Items 2.02 or 7.01 of Form 8-K or to provide disclosure pursuant to Item 8.01 of Form 8-K relating to the reclassification of certain properties as discontinued operations in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 144) under the Exchange Act;
(Each such date of filing of one or more of the documents referred to in clauses (l)(i) through (l)(iv) and any time of request pursuant to this Section 7(l) shall be a “Representation Date.”) the Company shall furnish the Agents and the Forward Purchasers no later than five (5) Trading Days after each Representation Date (but in the case of clause (iv) above only if the Agents determine that the financial information contained in such Form 8-K is material) with a certificate, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 7(1). The requirement to provide a certificate under this Section 7(1) shall be waived for any Representation Date occurring at a time at which no Placement Notice is pending, which waiver shall continue until the earlier to occur of the date the Company delivers a Placement Notice hereunder (which for such calendar quarter shall be considered a Representation Date) and the next occurring Representation Date on which the Company files its annual report on Form 10-K. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) upon the delivery of the first Placement Notice hereunder and (ii) if the Company subsequently requests a Designated Agent to sell Placement Shares following a Representation Date when the Company relied on such waiver and did not provide the Designated Agent and the Designated Forward Purchaser with a certificate under this Section 7(1), then before the Designated Agent sells any Placement Shares, the Company shall provide the Designated Agent and the Designated Forward Purchaser with a certificate, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 7(1), dated the date of the Placement Notice.
m.Legal Opinion. On or prior to the date of the first Placement Notice given hereunder, the Company shall cause to be furnished to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers (i) a written opinion of Baker & McKenzie LLP (“Company Counsel”) as to corporate and securities matters dated as of the date of such Placement Notice, (ii) a written opinion of Company Counsel as to tax matters dated as of the date of such Placement Notice, (iii) a negative assurance letter from Company Counsel dated as of the date of such Placement Notice, and (iv) a written opinion of Venable LLP (“Venable”) as to Maryland corporate matters dated as of the date of such Placement Notice, in each case, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers. Within five (5) Trading Days of each subsequent Representation Date with respect to which the Company is obligated to deliver a certificate in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 7(l) for which no waiver is applicable, the Company shall cause to be furnished to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers the written opinions and negative assurance letter of Company Counsel and written opinion of Venable in substantially the foregoing forms and in substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers; provided, however, that in lieu of such opinion or negative assurance letter, Company Counsel or Venable last furnishing such applicable opinion or negative assurance letter to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers may furnish to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers a letter (a “Reliance Letter”) substantially to the effect that the Agents and the Forward Purchasers may rely on such prior opinion or negative assurance letter delivered under this Section 7(m) to the same extent as if it were dated the date of such Reliance Letter (except that statements in such prior opinion or letter shall be deemed to relate to the Registration Statement and the Prospectus as then amended or supplemented).
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n.Comfort Letter. On or prior to the date of the first Placement Notice given hereunder and within five (5) Trading Days after each subsequent Representation Date the Company shall cause its independent accountants to furnish the Agents and the Forward Purchasers letters (the “Comfort Letters”), dated the date the Comfort Letter is delivered, which shall meet the requirements set forth in this Section 7(n); provided that if requested by the Agents or the Forward Purchasers, the Company shall cause a Comfort Letter to be furnished to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers within ten (10) Trading Days of such request following the date of occurrence of any restatement of the Company’s financial statements. The Comfort Letter from the Company’s independent accountants shall be in a form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers, (i) confirming that they are an independent public accounting firm within the meaning of the Securities Act and the PCAOB, (ii) stating, as of such date, the conclusions and findings of such firm with respect to the financial information and other matters ordinarily covered by accountants’ “comfort letters” to underwriters in connection with registered public offerings (the first such letter, the “Initial Comfort Letter”) and (iii) updating the Initial Comfort Letter with any information that would have been included in the Initial Comfort Letter had it been given on such date and modified as necessary to relate to the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, as amended and supplemented to the date of such letter.
o.Market Activities. Each of the Company and the Operating Partnership will not, directly or indirectly, (i) take any action designed to cause or result in, or that constitutes or would reasonably be expected to constitute, the stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of Common Shares or (ii) sell, bid for, or purchase Common Shares in violation of Regulation M, or pay anyone any compensation for soliciting purchases of the Placement Shares other than the Agents.
p.Investment Company Act. The Company will conduct its affairs in such a manner so as to reasonably ensure that neither it nor the Subsidiaries will be or become, at any time prior to the termination of this Agreement, an “investment company,” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act.
q.No Offer to Sell. Other than an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus approved in advance by the Company, the Agents in its capacity as agent hereunder pursuant to Section 23 and the Forward Purchaser, neither the Agents nor the Company (including its agents and representatives, other than the Agents, in their capacity as such) will make, use, prepare, authorize, approve or refer to any written communication (as defined in Rule 405), required to be filed with the Commission, that constitutes an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy Placement Shares hereunder.
r.Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Company will maintain and keep accurate books and records reflecting its assets and maintain internal accounting controls in a manner designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with GAAP and including those policies and procedures that (i) pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the Company, (ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit the preparation of the Company’s consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP, (iii) receipts and expenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance with management’s and the Company’s directors’ authorization, and (iv) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the Company’s assets that could have a material effect on its financial statements. The Company will maintain such controls and other procedures, including, without limitation, those required by Sections 302 and 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the applicable regulations thereunder that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, including, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive officer and principal financial officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure and to ensure that material information relating to the Company or the Subsidiaries is made known to them by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which such periodic reports are being prepared. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the parties acknowledge and agree that no provision of this Agreement shall impose any requirements on the Company relating to accounting standards under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which are not applicable to an “emerging growth company” for so long as the Company is an “emerging growth company” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act and the Company chooses to take advantage of the exemption from such requirement.
s.Regulation M. If the Company has reason to believe that the exemptive provisions set forth in Rule 101(c)(1) of Regulation M under the Exchange Act are not satisfied with respect to the Company or the Common Shares, it shall promptly notify the Agents and the Forward Purchasers, and sales of the Placement Shares under this Agreement shall be suspended until that or other exemptive provisions have been satisfied in the judgment of each party.
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t.Qualification and Taxation as a REIT. The Company will use its best efforts to continue to qualify for taxation as a REIT under the Code and will not take any action to revoke or otherwise terminate the Company’s REIT election, unless the Company’s board of trustees determines in good faith that it is no longer in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to be so qualified.
u.Material Changes. The Company will advise counsel to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers promptly in writing of any material changes to the list of “significant subsidiaries” of the Company (as defined by Rule 1-02 of Regulation S-X) set forth in exhibit 21 to the Company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K.
v.Reservation of Common Shares. The Company agrees to reserve and keep available at all times, free of preemptive rights, a number of shares of Common Stock sufficient to enable the Company to satisfy its obligations to issue all Placement Shares and Confirmation Shares pursuant to this Agreement and each Confirmation.
8.Representations and Covenants of the Agents. Each Agent represents and warrants that it is duly registered as a broker-dealer under FINRA, the Exchange Act and the applicable statutes and regulations of each state in which the Placement Shares will be offered and sold, except such states in which an Agent is exempt from registration or such registration is not otherwise required. Each Agent shall continue, for the term of this Agreement, to be duly registered as a broker-dealer under FINRA, the Exchange Act and the applicable statutes and regulations of each state in which the Placement Shares will be offered and sold, except such states in which an Agent is exempt from registration or such registration is not otherwise required, during the term of this Agreement. Each Agent shall comply with all applicable law and regulations, including but not limited to Regulation M, in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, including the issuance and sale through a Designated Agent of the Placement Shares.
9.Payment of Expenses. The Company will pay all expenses incident to the performance of its obligations under this Agreement and any Confirmations, including (i) the preparation, filing, including any fees required by the Commission, and printing of the Registration Statement (including financial statements and exhibits) as originally filed and of each amendment and supplement thereto and each Prospectus and Free Writing Prospectus, in such number as the Agents or the Forward Purchasers shall deem reasonably necessary, (ii) the printing and delivery to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers of this Agreement and any Confirmations and such other documents as may be required in connection with the offering, purchase, sale, issuance or delivery of the Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares, (iii) the preparation, issuance and delivery of the certificates, if any, for the Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers, including any stock or other transfer taxes and any capital duties, stamp duties or other duties or taxes payable upon the sale, issuance or delivery of the Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers, (iv) the fees and disbursements of the counsel, accountants and other advisors to the Company, (v) the fees and expenses of the transfer agent and registrar for the Common Shares, (vi) the fees and expenses incurred by the Agents and the Forward Purchasers in connection with the transaction, in an amount not to exceed $25,000, (vii) the filing fees incident to any review by FINRA of the terms of the sale of the Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares, and (viii) the fees and expenses incurred in connection with the listing of the Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares on the Exchange.
10.Conditions to the Agents’ Obligations. The obligations of the Agents hereunder with respect to a Placement will be subject to the continuing accuracy and completeness of the representations and warranties made by the Company and the Operating Partnership herein, to the due performance by each of the Company and the Operating Partnership of their respective obligations hereunder, to the completion by the Agents and the Forward Purchasers of a due diligence review satisfactory to them in their reasonable judgment, and to the continuing satisfaction (or waiver by the Agents in their sole discretion) of the following additional conditions:
a.Registration Statement Effective. The Registration Statement shall have become effective and shall be available for the sale of all Placement Shares contemplated to be issued by any Placement Notice.
b.No Material Notices. None of the following events shall have occurred and be continuing: (i) receipt by the Company of any request for additional information from the Commission or any other federal or state governmental authority during the period of effectiveness of the Registration Statement, the response to which would require any post-effective amendments or supplements to the Registration Statement or the Prospectus; (ii) the issuance by the Commission or any other federal or state governmental authority of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or the initiation of any proceedings for that purpose; (iii) receipt by the Company of any notification with respect to the suspension of the qualification or exemption from qualification of any of the Placement Shares for sale in any jurisdiction or the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for such purpose; or (iv) the occurrence of any event that results in the Registration Statement containing an untrue statement of a material fact or omitting to state a material fact
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required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading or the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus containing an untrue statement of a material fact or omitting to state a material fact 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.
c.No Misstatement or Material Omission. Neither the Agents nor the Forward Purchasers shall have advised the Company that the Registration Statement or Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, or any amendment or supplement thereto, contains an untrue statement of fact that in the Agents’ or the Forward Purchasers’ opinion is material, or omits to state a fact that in the Agents’ or the Forward Purchasers’ opinion is material and is required to be stated therein or is necessary to make the statements therein not misleading.
d.Material Changes. Except as contemplated in the Prospectus, or disclosed in the Company’s reports filed with the Commission, there shall not have been any Material Adverse Effect, or any development that could reasonably be expected to cause a Material Adverse Effect, or a downgrading in or withdrawal of the rating assigned to any of the Company’s securities (other than asset backed securities) by any rating organization or a public announcement by any rating organization that it has under surveillance or review its rating of any of the Company’s securities (other than asset backed securities), the effect of which, in the case of any such action by a rating organization described above, in the reasonable judgment of the Agents or the Forward Purchasers (without relieving the Company of any obligation or liability it may otherwise have), is so material as to make it impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the offering of the Placement Shares on the terms and in the manner contemplated in the Prospectus.
e.Legal Opinion. The Agents and the Forward Purchasers shall have received the opinions and negative assurance letter of Company Counsel and Venable required to be delivered pursuant to Section 7(m) on or before the date on which such delivery of such opinions and letter are required pursuant to Section 7(m).
f.Comfort Letter. The Agents and the Forward Purchasers shall have received the Comfort Letter required to be delivered pursuant to Section 7(n) on or before the date on which such delivery of such letter is required pursuant to Section 7(n).
g.Representation Certificate. The Agents and the Forward Purchasers shall have received the certificate required to be delivered pursuant to Section 7(l) on or before the date on which delivery of such certificate is required pursuant to Section 7(l).
h.Opinion of Legal Counsel to the Agents. On or prior to the date that the first Placement Shares are sold pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and as promptly as possible and in no event later than five (5) Trading Days after each Representation Date with respect to which the Company is obligated to deliver a certificate in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 7(l) for which no waiver is applicable, the Agents and the Forward Purchasers shall have received the favorable opinion of Jones Day, counsel to the Agents, dated the date that the opinion is required to be delivered, in customary form and substance satisfactory to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers, and the Company shall have furnished to such counsel such documents as they reasonably request for the purpose of enabling them to pass upon such matters.
i.No Suspension. Trading in the Common Shares shall not have been suspended on the Exchange, and the Common Shares shall not have been delisted from the Exchange.
j.Other Materials. On each date on which the Company is required to deliver a certificate pursuant to Section 7(l), the Company shall have furnished to the Agents and the Forward Purchasers such appropriate further information, certificates and documents as the Agents or the Forward Purchasers may reasonably request and as are usually or customarily furnished in connection with representation dates for an at-the-market securities offering program. All such opinions, certificates, letters and other documents will be in compliance with the provisions hereof. The Company will furnish the Agents and the Forward Purchasers with such conformed copies of such opinions, certificates, letters and other documents as the Agents or the Forward Purchasers shall reasonably request.
k.Securities Act Filings Made. All filings with the Commission required by Rule 424 under the Securities Act to have been filed prior to the issuance of any Placement Notice hereunder shall have been made within the applicable time period prescribed for such filing by Rule 424.
l.Approval for Listing. The Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares shall either have been approved for listing on the Exchange, subject only to notice of issuance, or the Company shall have filed an application for
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listing of the Placement Shares and any Confirmation Shares on the Exchange at, or prior to, the issuance of any Placement Notice.
m.No Termination Event. There shall not have occurred any event that would permit the Agents or the Forward Purchasers to terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 13(a).
n.Master Confirmation. Prior to any offer or sales of Forward Hedge Shares by a Designated Agent, as forward seller, the Company shall have executed and delivered a Master Confirmation to the Designated Forward Purchaser substantially in the form set forth in Schedule 4 hereto relating to such Forward; provided that the Company shall be required to only execute one Master Confirmation with each Forward Purchaser.
o.Supplemental Confirmation. Prior to the third (3rd) Trading Day following the applicable Hedge Completion Date relating to any Forward, the Company shall have executed and delivered a Supplemental Confirmation to the Designated Forward Purchaser substantially in the form set forth in Schedule 4 hereto relating to such Forward.
11.Indemnification and Contribution.
a.Company Indemnification. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Agents, the Forward Purchasers, their partners, members, directors, officers, employees and agents and each person, if any, who controls them within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act as follows:
(i) against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and documented expense whatsoever, as incurred, joint or several, arising out of or based upon any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto), 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, or arising out of any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact included in any related Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto), or the omission or alleged omission therefrom of a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading;
(ii) against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and documented expense whatsoever, as incurred, joint or several, to the extent of the aggregate amount paid in settlement of any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency or body, commenced or threatened, or of any claim whatsoever based upon any such untrue statement or omission, or any such alleged untrue statement or omission; provided that (subject to Section 11(d) below) any such settlement is effected with the written consent of the Company, which consent shall not unreasonably be delayed or withheld; and
(iii) against any and all documented expense whatsoever, as incurred (including the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel), reasonably incurred in investigating, preparing or defending against any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency or body, commenced or threatened, or any claim whatsoever based upon any such untrue statement or omission, or any such alleged untrue statement or omission, to the extent that any such expense is not paid under (i) or (ii) above, provided, however, that this indemnity agreement shall not apply to any loss, liability, claim, damage or expense to the extent arising out of any untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made solely in reliance upon and in conformity with the Sales Agent Information.
b.Indemnification of the Company, Directors and Officers. The Agents agree, severally and not jointly, to indemnify and hold harmless the Company and its directors and each officer of the Company who signed the Registration Statement, and each person, if any, who (i) controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act or (ii) is controlled by or is under common control with the Company against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense described in the indemnity contained in Section 11(a), as incurred, but only with respect to untrue statements or omissions, or alleged untrue statements or omissions, made in the Registration Statement (or any amendments thereto) or in any related Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto) in reliance upon and in conformity with the Sales Agent Information.
c.Procedure. Any party that proposes to assert the right to be indemnified under this Section 11 will, promptly after receipt of notice of commencement of any action against such party in respect of which a claim is to be made against an indemnifying party or parties under this Section 11, notify each such indemnifying party of the commencement of such action, enclosing a copy of all papers served, but the omission so to notify such indemnifying party will not relieve the indemnifying party from (i) any liability that it might have to any indemnified party otherwise than under this Section 11 and
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(ii) any liability that it may have to any indemnified party under the foregoing provision of this Section 11 unless, and only to the extent that, such omission results in the forfeiture or material impairment of substantive rights or defenses by the indemnifying party. If any such action is brought against any indemnified party and it notifies the indemnifying party of its commencement, the indemnifying party will be entitled to participate in and, to the extent that it elects by delivering written notice to the indemnified party promptly after receiving notice of the commencement of the action from the indemnified party, jointly with any other indemnifying party similarly notified, to assume the defense of the action, with counsel reasonably satisfactory to the indemnified party, and after notice from the indemnifying party to the indemnified party of its election to assume the defense, the indemnifying party will not be liable to the indemnified party for any legal or other expenses except as provided below and except for the reasonable costs of investigation subsequently incurred by the indemnified party in connection with the defense. The indemnified party will have the right to employ its own counsel in any such action, but the fees, expenses and other charges of such counsel will be at the expense of such indemnified party unless (1) the employment of counsel by the indemnified party has been authorized in writing by the indemnifying party, (2) the indemnified party has reasonably concluded (based on advice of counsel) that there may be legal defenses available to it or other indemnified parties that are different from or in addition to those available to the indemnifying party, (3) a conflict or potential conflict exists (based on advice of counsel to the indemnified party) between the indemnified party and the indemnifying party (in which case the indemnifying party will not have the right to direct the defense of such action on behalf of the indemnified party) or (4) the indemnifying party has not in fact employed counsel to assume the defense of such action within a reasonable time after receiving notice of the commencement of the action, in each of which cases the reasonable fees, disbursements and other charges of counsel will be at the expense of the indemnifying party or parties. It is understood that the indemnifying party or parties shall not, in connection with any proceeding or related proceedings in the same jurisdiction, be liable for the reasonable fees, disbursements and other charges of more than one separate firm admitted to practice in such jurisdiction at any one time for all such indemnified party or parties. All such fees, disbursements and other charges will be reimbursed by the indemnifying party promptly after the indemnifying party receives a written invoice relating to fees, disbursements and other charges in reasonable detail. An indemnifying party will not, in any event, be liable for any settlement of any action or claim effected without its written consent. No indemnifying party shall, without the prior written consent of each indemnified party, settle or compromise or consent to the entry of any judgment in any pending or threatened claim, action or proceeding relating to the matters contemplated by this Section 11 (whether or not any indemnified party is a party thereto), unless such settlement, compromise or consent (1) includes an unconditional release of each indemnified party from all liability arising out of such litigation, investigation, proceeding or claim and (2) does not include a statement as to or an admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act by or on behalf of any indemnified party.
d.Contribution. In order to provide for just and equitable contribution in circumstances in which the indemnification provided for in the foregoing paragraphs of this Section 11 is applicable in accordance with its terms but for any reason is held to be unavailable to an indemnified party, each indemnifying party will contribute to the total losses, claims, liabilities, expenses and damages (including any investigative, legal and other expenses reasonably incurred in connection with, and any amount paid in settlement of, any action, suit or proceeding or any claim asserted, but after deducting any contribution received by the Company from persons other than the Agents and the Forward Purchasers, such as persons who control the Company within the meaning of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, officers of the Company who signed the Registration Statement and directors of the Company, who also may be liable for contribution) to which the Company and the Agents may be subject in such proportion as shall be appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the applicable Agents and the applicable Forward Purchasers on the other hand. The relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the applicable Agents and the applicable Forward Purchasers on the other hand shall be deemed to be in the same proportion as the total Net Proceeds from the sale of the Placement Shares (before deducting expenses) (which shall be deemed to include the proceeds that would be received by the Company upon physical settlement of any Confirmation assuming that the aggregate amount payable by the Designated Forward Purchaser under such Confirmation is equal to the aggregate amount of the Net Proceeds realized upon the sale of the Forward Hedge Shares) and the total commissions or discounts received by the Designated Agent and the aggregate net Spread (as defined in the applicable Confirmation) (net of any related hedging and other costs) received by the Designated Forward Purchaser, on the other hand, bear to the aggregate offering price of the Placement Shares. If, but only if, the allocation provided by the foregoing sentence is not permitted by applicable law, the allocation of contribution shall be made in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits referred to in the foregoing sentence but also the relative fault of the Company, on the one hand, and the applicable Agents and the applicable Forward Purchasers, on the other hand, with respect to the statements or omission that resulted in such loss, claim, liability, expense or damage, or action in respect thereof, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations with respect to such offering. Such relative fault shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the Company, the applicable Agents and the applicable Forward Purchasers, the intent of the parties and their relative knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission. The parties agree that it would not be just and equitable if contributions pursuant to this Section 11(d) were to be determined by pro rata allocation or by any other method of allocation
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that does not take into account the equitable considerations referred to herein. The amount paid or payable by an indemnified party as a result of the loss, claim, liability, expense, or damage, or action in respect thereof, referred to above in this Section 11(d) shall be deemed to include, for the purpose of this Section 11(d), any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such indemnified party in connection with investigating or defending any such action or claim to the extent consistent with Section 11(c) hereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 11(d), each Agent shall not be required to contribute any amount in excess of the commissions received by it or its related Forward Purchaser under this Agreement and no person found guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) will be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation. For purposes of this Section 11(d), any person who controls a party to this Agreement within the meaning of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, and any officers, directors, partners, members, employees or agents of each Agent and Forward Purchaser, will have the same rights to contribution as that party, and each officer and director of the Company who signed the Registration Statement will have the same rights to contribution as the Company, subject in each case to the provisions hereof. Any party entitled to contribution, promptly after receipt of notice of commencement of any action against such party in respect of which a claim for contribution may be made under this Section 11(d), will notify any such party or parties from whom contribution may be sought, but the omission to so notify will not relieve that party or parties from whom contribution may be sought from any other obligation it or they may have under this Section 11(d) except to the extent that the failure to so notify such other party materially prejudiced the substantive rights or defenses of the party from whom contribution is sought. Except for a settlement entered into pursuant to the last sentence of Section 11(c) hereof, no party will be liable for contribution with respect to any action or claim settled without its written consent if such consent is required pursuant to Section 11(c) hereof. Notwithstanding anything provided in this section or elsewhere in this Agreement, any contribution obligations of the Forward Purchasers, the Agents and the forward sellers shall be several and not joint.
12.Representations and Agreements to Survive Delivery. The indemnity and contribution agreements contained in Section 11 hereof and all representations and warranties of the Company and the Operating Partnership herein or in certificates delivered pursuant hereto shall survive, as of their respective dates, regardless of (i) any investigation made by or on behalf of the Agents, the Forward Purchasers, or the Company (or any of their respective officers, directors, partners, members, employees, agents or controlling persons referred to in Section 11 hereof), (ii) delivery and acceptance of the Placement Shares and payment therefor or (iii) any termination of this Agreement.
13.Termination.
a.Each Agent or Forward Purchaser may terminate this Agreement as it relates to itself in its sole discretion, by notice to the Company, as hereinafter specified at any time (1) if there has been, since the time of execution of this Agreement or since the date as of which information is given in the Prospectus, any Material Adverse Effect, or any development that is reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect or, in the reasonable judgment of the relevant Agent or the Forward Purchaser, is material and adverse and makes it impractical or inadvisable to market the Placement Shares or to enforce contracts for the sale of the Placement Shares, (2) if there has occurred any material adverse change in the financial markets in the United States or the international financial markets, any outbreak of hostilities or escalation thereof or other calamity or crisis or any change or development involving a prospective change in national or international political, financial or economic conditions, in each case the effect of which is such as to make it, in the judgment of the relevant Agent, impracticable or inadvisable to market the Placement Shares or to enforce contracts for the sale of the Placement Shares, (3) if trading in the Common Shares has been suspended or limited by the Commission or the Exchange, or if trading generally on the Exchange has been suspended or limited, or minimum prices for trading have been fixed on the Exchange, (4) if any suspension of trading of any securities of the Company on any exchange or in the over-the-counter market shall have occurred and be continuing, (5) if a major disruption of securities settlements or clearance services in the United States shall have occurred and be continuing, or (6) if a banking moratorium has been declared by either U.S. Federal or New York authorities. Except as set forth in Section 13(f), any such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except that the provisions of Section 9 (Payment of Expenses), Section 11 (Indemnification and Contribution), Section 12 (Representations and Agreements to Survive Delivery), Section 18 (Governing Law and Time; Waiver of Jury Trial), Section 19 (Consent to Jurisdiction) and Section 25 (Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regime) hereof shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding such termination. If an Agent elects to terminate its obligations under this Agreement as provided in this Section 13(a), such Agents shall provide the required notice as specified in Section 14 (Notices).
b.The Company shall have the right, by giving five (5) days’ notice as hereinafter specified to terminate this Agreement in its sole discretion at any time after the date of this Agreement. Any such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except that the provisions of Section 9 (Payment of Expenses), Section 11 (Indemnification and Contribution), Section 12 (Representations and Agreements to Survive Delivery), Section 18 (Governing Law and Time; Waiver of Jury Trial), Section 19 (Consent to Jurisdiction) and Section 25 (Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regime) hereof shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding such termination.
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c.Each Agent and each Forward Purchaser shall have the right, by giving five (5) days’ notice as hereinafter specified to terminate this Agreement in its respective sole discretion at any time after the date of this Agreement. Any such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except that the provisions of Section 9 (Payment of Expenses), Section 11 (Indemnification and Contribution), Section 12 (Representations and Agreements to Survive Delivery), Section 18 (Governing Law and Time; Waiver of Jury Trial), Section 19 (Consent to Jurisdiction) and Section 25 (Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regime) hereof shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding such termination.
d.Unless earlier terminated pursuant to this Section 13, this Agreement shall automatically terminate upon the issuance and sale of all of the Placement Shares through the Agents on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein except that the provisions of Section 9 (Payment of Expenses), Section 11 (Indemnification and Contribution), Section 12 (Representations and Agreements to Survive Delivery), Section 18 (Governing Law and Time; Waiver of Jury Trial), Section 19 (Consent to Jurisdiction) and Section 25 (Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regime) hereof shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding such termination.
e.This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect unless terminated pursuant to Sections 13(a), (b), (c), or (d) above or otherwise by mutual agreement of the parties; provided, however, that any such termination by mutual agreement shall in all cases be deemed to provide that Section 9 (Payment of Expenses), Section 11 (Indemnification and Contribution), Section 12 (Representations and Agreements to Survive Delivery), Section 18 (Governing Law and Time; Waiver of Jury Trial), Section 19 (Consent to Jurisdiction) and Section 25 (Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regime) hereof shall remain in full force and effect. Upon termination of this Agreement, the Company shall not have any liability to the relevant Agent for any discount, commission or other compensation with respect to any Placement Shares not otherwise sold by the relevant Agent under this Agreement.
f.Any termination of this Agreement shall be effective on the date specified in such notice of termination; provided, however, that such termination shall not be effective until the close of business on the date of receipt of such notice by each Agent, each Forward Purchaser or the Company, as the case may be. If such termination shall occur prior to the Settlement Date for any sale of Placement Shares, such Placement Shares shall settle in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.
14.Notices. All notices or other communications required or permitted to be given by any party to any other party pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall be in writing, unless otherwise specified, and if sent to the Agents or Forward Purchasers, shall be delivered to:
Bank of Montreal
55 Bloor Street West, 18th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1A5
Canada
Attention:    Manager, Derivatives Operations
Facsimile:    [FACSIMILE]
Telephone:    [TELEPHONE]
Bank of Montreal
100 King Street West, 20th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5X 1A1
Canada
Attention:    Associate General Counsel & Managing Director, Derivatives Legal Group
Facsimile:    [FACSIMILE]

BMO Capital Markets Corp.
Equity-Linked Capital Markets
3 Times Square, 25th Floor
New York, New York 10036
Attention:    Brian Riley
Telephone:    [TELEPHONE]
Facsimile:    [FACSIMILE]

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Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc.
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10019
Attention:    Douglas Cheng
Facsimile:    [FACSIMILE]
Email:        [EMAIL ADDRESS]; equitycapitalmarkets@ca-cib.com

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.
127 Public Square, 4th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attention:    Equity Syndicate
Facsimile:    [FACSIMILE]
Email:        [EMAIL ADDRESS]
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
880 Carillon Parkway
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716
Attention:    Brad Cole, General Counsel, Global Equities
Email:        [EMAIL ADDRESS]
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
One South Street, 15th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Attention:    Syndicate Department
Facsimile:    (443) 224-1273
Email:        syndprospectus@stifel.com
with a copy to:
Jones Day
North Point, 901 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Attention:    Michael J. Solecki
Facsimile:    [FACSIMILE]
Email:        [EMAIL ADDRESS]
and if to the Company and the Operating Partnership, shall be delivered to:
Physicians Realty Trust
309 N. Water Street
Suite 500
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Attention:    John T. Thomas
Facsimile:    [FACSIMILE]
Email:        [EMAIL ADDRESS]
with a copy to:
Baker & McKenzie LLP
300 East Randolph Street, Suite 5000
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Attention:    Christopher M. Bartoli
Facsimile:    [FACSIMILE]
Email:        [EMAIL ADDRESS]
Each party to this Agreement may change such address for notices by sending to the parties to this Agreement written notice of a new address for such purpose. Each such notice or other communication shall be deemed given (i) when delivered personally, by email, or by verifiable facsimile transmission (with an original to follow) on or before 4:30 p.m., New York City time, on a Business Day or, if such day is not a Business Day, on the next succeeding Business Day, (ii) on
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the next Business Day after timely delivery to a nationally-recognized overnight courier and (iii) on the Business Day actually received if deposited in the U.S. mail (certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid). For purposes of this Agreement, “Business Day” shall mean any day on which the Exchange and commercial banks in the City of New York are open for business.
An electronic communication (“Electronic Notice”) shall be deemed written notice for purposes of this Section 14 if sent to the electronic mail address specified by the receiving party under separate cover. Electronic Notice shall be deemed received at the time the party sending Electronic Notice receives confirmation of receipt by the receiving party. Any party receiving Electronic Notice may request and shall be entitled to receive the notice on paper, in a nonelectronic form (“Nonelectronic Notice”) which shall be sent to the requesting party within ten (10) days of receipt of the written request for Nonelectronic Notice.
15.Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Company, the Operating Partnership, the Agents and the Forward Purchasers and their respective successors and the affiliates, controlling persons, officers, directors, partners, members, employees and agents referred to in Section 11 hereof. References to any of the parties contained in this Agreement shall be deemed to include the successors and permitted assigns of such party. Nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to confer upon any party other than the parties hereto or their respective successors and permitted assigns any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities under or by reason of this Agreement, except as expressly provided in this Agreement. No party may assign its rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party.
16.Adjustments for Stock Splits. The parties acknowledge and agree that all share-related numbers contained in this Agreement shall be adjusted to take into account any share consolidation, stock split, stock dividend, corporate domestication or similar event effected with respect to the Placement Shares.
17.Entire Agreement; Amendment; Severability. This Agreement (including all schedules and exhibits attached hereto and Placement Notices issued pursuant hereto) constitutes the entire agreement and supersedes all other prior and contemporaneous agreements and undertakings, both written and oral, among the parties hereto with regard to the subject matter hereof. Neither this Agreement nor any term hereof may be amended except pursuant to a written instrument executed by the Company, the Operating Partnership, the Agents and the Forward Purchasers. In the event that any one or more of the provisions contained herein, or the application thereof in any circumstance, is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable as written by a court of competent jurisdiction, then such provision shall be given full force and effect to the fullest possible extent that it is valid, legal and enforceable, and the remainder of the terms and provisions herein shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable term or provision was not contained herein, but only to the extent that giving effect to such provision and the remainder of the terms and provisions hereof shall be in accordance with the intent of the parties as reflected in this Agreement.
18.GOVERNING LAW AND TIME; WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO THE PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAWS. SPECIFIED TIMES OF DAY REFER TO NEW YORK CITY TIME. EACH OF THE COMPANY THE OPERATING PARTNERSHIP AND THE AGENTS HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.
19.CONSENT TO JURISDICTION. EACH PARTY HEREBY IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE NON-EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS SITTING IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN, FOR THE ADJUDICATION OF ANY DISPUTE HEREUNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TRANSACTION CONTEMPLATED HEREBY, AND HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, AND AGREES NOT TO ASSERT IN ANY SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING, ANY CLAIM THAT IT IS NOT PERSONALLY SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION OF ANY SUCH COURT, THAT SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING IS BROUGHT IN AN INCONVENIENT FORUM OR THAT THE VENUE OF SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING IS IMPROPER. EACH PARTY HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES PERSONAL SERVICE OF PROCESS AND CONSENTS TO PROCESS BEING SERVED IN ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING BY MAILING A COPY THEREOF (CERTIFIED OR REGISTERED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED) TO SUCH PARTY AT THE ADDRESS IN EFFECT FOR NOTICES TO IT UNDER THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREES THAT SUCH SERVICE SHALL CONSTITUTE GOOD AND SUFFICIENT SERVICE OF PROCESS AND NOTICE THEREOF. NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL BE DEEMED TO LIMIT IN ANY WAY ANY RIGHT TO SERVE PROCESS IN ANY MANNER PERMITTED BY LAW.
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20.Use of Information. The Agents may not disclose to any third party and may not use any information gained in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, including due diligence, to advise any party with respect to transactions not expressly approved by the Company.
21.Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same instrument. Counterparts may be delivered via facsimile, electronic mail (including any electronic signature covered by the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Electronic Signatures and Records Act or other applicable law, e.g., www.docusign.com) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.
22.Effect of Headings. The section and Exhibit headings herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof.
23.Permitted Free Writing Prospectuses. The Company represents, warrants and agrees that, unless it obtains the prior consent of the Agents and the Forward Purchasers, and each Agent represents, warrants and agrees that, unless it obtains the prior consent of the Company, it has not made and will not make any offer relating to the Placement Shares that would constitute an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, 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 applicable parties is hereinafter referred to as a “Permitted Free Writing Prospectus.” The Company represents and warrants that it has treated and 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. For the purposes of clarity, the parties hereto agree that all free writing prospectuses, if any, listed in Exhibit 23 hereto are Permitted Free Writing Prospectuses.
24.Absence of Fiduciary Relationship. Each of the Company and the Operating Partnership acknowledges and agrees that:
a.each Agent is acting solely as agent in connection with the public offering of the Placement Shares and in connection with each transaction contemplated by this Agreement and the process leading to such transactions, and no fiduciary or advisory relationship between the Company, the Operating Partnership or any of their respective affiliates, stockholders (or other equity holders), creditors or employees or any other party, on the one hand, and each Agent, on the other hand, has been or will be created in respect of any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, irrespective of whether or not an Agent has advised or is advising the Company or the Operating Partnership on other matters, and neither the Agents nor the Forward Purchasers have any obligation to the Company or the Operating Partnership with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement except the obligations expressly set forth in this Agreement;
b.it is capable of evaluating and understanding, and understands and accepts, the terms, risks and conditions of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement;
c.neither the Agents nor the Forward Purchasers have provided any legal, accounting, regulatory or tax advice with respect to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and have consulted their own legal, accounting, regulatory and tax advisors to the extent it has deemed appropriate;
d.it is aware that the Agents and their affiliates are engaged in a broad range of transactions which may involve interests that differ from those of the Company and the Operating Partnership, and that the Agents and the Forward Purchasers have no obligation to disclose such interests and transactions to it by virtue of any fiduciary, advisory or agency relationship or otherwise; and
e.it waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any claims it may have against each Agent and each Forward Purchaser for breach of fiduciary duty or alleged breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the sale of Placement Shares under this Agreement and agrees that each Agent and each Forward Purchaser shall not have any liability (whether direct or indirect, in contract, tort or otherwise) to it in respect of such a fiduciary duty claim or to any person asserting a fiduciary duty claim on its behalf or in right of it or the Company or the Operating Partnership, or employees or creditors of Company or the Operating Partnership, other than in respect of each Agent’s obligations under this Agreement and to keep information provided by the Company and the Operating Partnership to each Agent, each Forward Purchaser and their counsel confidential to the extent not otherwise publicly-available.
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25.Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regime.
a.In the event that any Agent or any Forward Purchaser that is a Covered Entity becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime (as defined below), the transfer from such Agent or such Forward Purchaser 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.
b.In the event that any Agent or any Forward Purchaser that is a Covered Entity or a BHC Act Affiliate (as defined below) of such Agent or such Forward Purchaser becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights (as defined below) under this Agreement that may be exercised against such Agent or such Forward Purchaser 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 25: (a) a “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); (b) “Covered Entity” means any of the following: (i) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b); (ii) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or (iii) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b); (c) “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; and (d) “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.
26.Definitions. As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the respective meanings set forth below:
Applicable Time” means (i) each Representation Date and (ii) the time of each sale of any Placement Shares pursuant to this Agreement.
Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” means any “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433, relating to the Placement Shares that (1) is required to be filed with the Commission by the Company, (2) 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 (3) is exempt from filing pursuant to Rule 433(d)(5)(i) because it contains a description of the Placement 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) under the Securities Act.
Property” or “Properties” means the real properties described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus as being owned by the Operating Partnership directly or indirectly through a subsidiary.
Rule 172,” “Rule 405,” “Rule 415,” “Rule 424,” “Rule 424(b),” “Rule 430B,” “Rule 433,” and “Rule 462(e)” refer to such rules under the Securities Act.
All references in this Agreement to financial statements and schedules and other information that is “contained,” “included” or “stated” in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus (and all other references of like import) shall be deemed to mean and include all such financial statements and schedules and other information that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, as the case may be.
All references in this Agreement to the Registration Statement, 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 EDGAR; all references in this Agreement to any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus (other than any Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses that, pursuant to Rule 433, are not required to be filed with the Commission) shall be deemed to include the copy thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR; and all references in this Agreement to “supplements” to the Prospectus shall include, without limitation, any supplements, “wrappers” or similar materials prepared in connection with any offering, sale or private placement of any Placement Shares by the Agents outside of the United States.
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If the foregoing correctly sets forth the understanding between the Company, the Operating Partnership, the Agents and the Forward Purchasers, please so indicate in the space provided below for that purpose, whereupon this letter shall constitute a binding agreement between the parties.
Very truly yours,

PHYSICIANS REALTY TRUST



By:    /s/ Jeffrey N. Theiler                
Name:    Jeffrey N. Theiler
Title:    Chief Financial Officer




PHYSICIANS REALTY L.P.

By: Physicians Realty Trust, its general partner



By:    /s/ Jeffrey N. Theiler                
Name:    Jeffrey N. Theiler
Title:    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer





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CONFIRMED AND ACCEPTED, as of the date
first above written

BMO CAPITAL MARKETS CORP.

By:    /s/ David Raff                    
Name:    David Raff
Title:    Managing Director

By:    /s/ Brian Riley                    
Name:    Brian Riley
Title:    Managing Director, Global Markets


As Agent


BANK OF MONTREAL

By:    /s/ Sue Henderson                
Name:    Sue Henderson
Title:    Director, Derivatives Operations


As Forward Purchaser solely as the recipients and/or beneficiaries of certain representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities set forth in this Agreement
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CONFIRMED AND ACCEPTED, as of the date
first above written

Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc.

By:    /s/ Jean S. Bel                    
Name:    Jean S. Bel
Title:    Managing Director, Co-Head GIB Americas

As Agent


Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
c/o Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., as agent

By:    /s/ Jean S. Bel                    
Name:    Jean S. Bel
Title:    Managing Director, Co-Head GIB Americas


As Forward Purchaser solely as the recipients and/or beneficiaries of certain representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities set forth in this Agreement
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CONFIRMED AND ACCEPTED, as of the date
first above written

KEYBANC CAPITAL MARKETS INC.

By:    /s/ Paul Hodermarsky                    
Name:    Paul Hodermarsky
Title:    Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets

As Agent


KEYBANC CAPITAL MARKETS INC.

By:    /s/ Paul Hodermarsky                    
Name:    Paul Hodermarsky
Title:    Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets


As Forward Purchaser solely as the recipients and/or beneficiaries of certain representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities set forth in this Agreement


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CONFIRMED AND ACCEPTED, as of the date
first above written

RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES, INC.

By:    /s/ Brad Butcher                    
Name:    Brad Butcher
Title:    Managing Director, Co-Head of Real Estate Investment Banking

As Agent


RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES, INC.

By:    /s/ Brad Butcher                    
Name:    Brad Butcher
Title:    Managing Director, Co-Head of Real Estate Investment Banking


As Forward Purchaser solely as the recipients and/or beneficiaries of certain representations, warranties, covenants and indemnities set forth in this Agreement
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CONFIRMED AND ACCEPTED, as of the date
first above written

STIFEL, NICOLAUS & COMPANY, INCORPORATED

By:    /s/ Chad M. Gorsuch                    
Name:    Chad M. Gorsuch
Title:    Managing Director

As Agent





SCHEDULE 1
FORM OF PLACEMENT NOTICE
                    
From:    Physicians Realty Trust



TO:    [*]



Attention:    [*]

Subject:    At Market Issuance-Placement Notice




Ladies and Gentlemen:
Pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions contained in the At Market Issuance Sales Agreement (the “Agreement”) between Physicians Realty Trust, a Maryland real estate investment trust (the “Company”), Physicians Realty L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, [*] (the “Agent”), [*] (the “Forward Purchaser”) and the other parties thereto, dated May 7, 2021, the Company hereby requests that the Agent sell Placement Shares as follows:
Type of Shares:[Primary][Forward Hedge] Shares
Maximum [Amount][Number of Shares]:[$[*]]
Selling Period:From [month, day, year] to [month, day, year]
Commission[*] basis points
[Minimum Market Price per Share][$[*]]
[Spread][[*] basis points]
[Initial Stock Loan Rate][[*] basis points]
[Maximum Stock Loan Rate][[*] basis points]
[Maturity Date][month, day, year]
[Forward Price Reduction Dates / Amounts]
[month, day, year] / [$[*]]
[month, day, year] / [$[*]]
[month, day, year] / [$[*]]
[month, day, year] / [$[*]]
[*][*]
Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein have the meanings set forth in the Agreement or the form of registered forward confirmation set forth in Schedule 4 to the Agreement





SCHEDULE 2
The Company shall pay to the Designated Agent in cash, upon each sale of Primary Shares pursuant to this Agreement, an amount up to 2.0% of the gross proceeds from each sale of Placement Shares. The compensation payable to the Designated Agent in connection with any sales of Forward Hedge Shares shall be reflected in a reduction of an amount up to 2.0% from the Initial Forward Price (as defined in the relevant Confirmation).




SCHEDULE 3
____________________
Notice Parties
____________________

The Company
John T. Thomasjtt@docreit.com
Jeffrey N. Theilerjnt@docreit.com
John W. Luceyjwl@docreit.com
For Agent Bank of Montreal
Brian RileyBrian1.Riley@bmo.com
David RaffDavid.Raff@bmo.com
Eric BenedictEric.Benedict@bmo.com
For Agent Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc.
Douglas Chengdouglas.cheng@ca-cib.com
Yuliya Nisnevichyuliya.nisnevich@ca-cib.com
Luis von Horochluis.vonhoroch@ca-cib.com
Michael Katheinmichael.kathein@ca-cib.com
equitycapitalmarkets@ca-cib.com
For Forward Purchaser Crédit Agricole
Douglas Chengdouglas.cheng@ca-cib.com
Yuliya Nisnevichyuliya.nisnevich@ca-cib.com
Luis von Horochluis.vonhoroch@ca-cib.com
Michael Katheinmichael.kathein@ca-cib.com
Jean Beljean.bel@ca-cib.com
Jonathan Fecowiczjonathan.fecowicz@ca-cib.com
Antoine Jounetantoine.jounet@ca-cib.com
Manon Borgesmanon.borges@ca-cib.com
For Agent KeyBanc Capital Markets
David Gruberdgruber@key.com
Paul Hodermarskyphodermarsky@key.com
Mike Jonesmichael.c.jones@key.com
John Salisburyjohn.salisbury@key.com
For Agent Raymond James
Jeff FordhamJeff.Fordham@RaymondJames.com


Jeanna BryanJeanna.Bryan@RaymondJames.com
Brandon MooreBrandon.Moore@RaymondJames.com
Omar De La RosaOmar.DeLaRosa@RaymondJames.com
Sean WolfeSean.Wolfe@raymondjames.com
Andrea LanhamAndrea.Lanham@raymondjames.com
David ParisDavid.Paris@raymondjames.com
For Agent Stifel
Chad Gorsuch
 
cmgorsuch@stifel.com
Steve Zimmermanzimmermans@stifel.com
Dan Covattadcovatta@stifel.com
Mark Whitewhitem@stifel.com
Suzanne Hillsahill@stifel.com

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SCHEDULE 4
___________________________
Form of Confirmation
___________________________

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To:
Physicians Realty Trust
309 N. Water Street, Suite 500
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
From:[DEALER NAME AND NOTICE INFORMATION]
Date:[*], 20[*]
Ladies and Gentlemen:

The purpose of this communication (this “Master Confirmation”) is to set forth the terms and conditions of the transactions to be entered into from time to time between [DEALER NAME] (“Dealer”) and Physicians Realty Trust (“Counterparty”) on one or more Trade Dates specified herein (collectively, the “Transactions” and each, a “Transaction”). This communication constitutes a “Confirmation” as referred to in the Agreement specified below. Each Transaction will be evidenced by a supplemental confirmation, substantially in the form attached as Annex B hereto (each, a “Supplemental Confirmation,” and each such Supplemental Confirmation, together with this Master Confirmation, a “Confirmation”). Each Confirmation will be a confirmation for purposes of Rule 10b-10 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).

1.    Each Confirmation is subject to, and incorporates, the 2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions (the “Equity Definitions”) and the 2006 ISDA Definitions (the “Swap Definitions”), as published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (“ISDA”). For purposes of the Equity Definitions, each Transaction will be deemed to be a Share Forward Transaction.

Each Confirmation shall supplement, form a part of and be subject to an agreement (the “Agreement”) in the form of the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement (the “ISDA Form”), as published by ISDA, as if Dealer and Counterparty had executed the ISDA Form on the date hereof (but without any Schedule except for (i) the election of New York law (without regard to New York’s choice of laws doctrine other than Title 14 of Article 5 of the New York General Obligations Law) as the governing law and US Dollars (“USD”) as the Termination Currency; (ii) the election that the “Cross Default” provisions of Section 5(a)(vi) of the Agreement shall apply to Counterparty and Dealer, with a “Threshold Amount” of USD 20 million for Counterparty and a “Threshold Amount” equal to 3% of [members’][shareholders’] equity of [Dealer][*]1 as of the date hereof for Dealer; provided that (a) the phrase “or becoming capable at such time of being declared” shall be deleted from clause (1) of such Section 5(a)(vi) of the Agreement, (b) the following sentence shall be added to the end thereof: “Notwithstanding the foregoing, a default under subsection (2) hereof shall not constitute an Event of Default if (x) the default was caused solely by error or omission of an administrative or operational nature; (y) funds were available to enable the party to make the payment when due; and (z) the payment is made within three Local Business Days of such party’s receipt of written notice of its failure to pay.”; (c) the term “Specified Indebtedness” shall have the meaning specified in Section 14 of the Agreement, except that such term shall not include obligations in respect of deposits received in the ordinary course of a party’s banking business; and (iii) the elections set forth in Section 9 of this Master Confirmation. All provisions contained in the Agreement are incorporated into and shall govern this Master Confirmation except as expressly modified herein. This Master Confirmation, each Supplemental Confirmation and the Agreement evidence a complete and
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binding agreement between Dealer and Counterparty as to the terms of the applicable Transaction and replace any previous agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof.

The Transactions hereunder shall be the sole Transactions under the Agreement. If there exists any ISDA Master Agreement between Dealer or any of its Affiliates (each, a “Dealer Affiliate”) and Counterparty or any confirmation or other agreement between Dealer or a Dealer Affiliate and Counterparty pursuant to which an ISDA Master Agreement is deemed to exist between Dealer or a Dealer Affiliate and Counterparty, then notwithstanding anything to the contrary in such ISDA Master Agreement, such confirmation or agreement or any other agreement to which Dealer or a Dealer Affiliate and Counterparty are parties, each Transaction and any Additional Transaction shall not be considered a Transaction under, or otherwise governed by, such existing or deemed ISDA Master Agreement.

If, in relation to any Transaction, there is any inconsistency between the Agreement, this Master Confirmation, the relevant Supplemental Confirmation, the Equity Definitions and the Swap Definitions, the following will prevail for purposes of such Transaction in the order of precedence indicated: (i) the relevant Supplemental Confirmation; (ii) this Master Confirmation; (iii) the Equity Definitions; (iv) the Swap Definitions; and (v) the Agreement.
 
2.      The terms of the particular Transactions to which this Master Confirmation relates are as follows:

General Terms:

Trade Date:For each Transaction, the first day on which Shares are sold through the Agent (as defined below) pursuant to the Sales Agreement (as defined below) to hedge Dealer’s exposure under the applicable Transaction, or another date as specified in the related Placement Notice (as defined in the Sales Agreement).
Effective Date:For each Transaction, the date that is one Settlement Cycle following the Trade Date.
Buyer:Dealer.
Seller:Counterparty.
Maturity Date:For each Transaction, the earlier of (i) the date specified in the Supplemental Confirmation (or, if such date is not a Scheduled Trading Day, the next following Scheduled Trading Day) and (ii) the date on which the Number of Shares is reduced to zero.
Shares:The shares of common stock, par value USD 0.01 per Share, of Counterparty (Ticker: “DOC”).
Number of Shares:
For each Transaction, the Initial Number of Shares; provided that on each Settlement Date, the Number of Shares shall be reduced by the number of Settlement Shares for such Settlement Date.
Initial Number of Shares:For each Transaction, as specified in the Supplemental Confirmation, to be the aggregate number of Shares sold through the Agent, acting as forward seller for Dealer pursuant to the Sales Agreement, during the period from and including the Trade Date through and including the Hedge Completion Date.
Hedge Completion Date:For each Transaction, the date specified in the Supplemental Confirmation, to be the earlier of (i) the date specified in writing as the Hedge Completion Date by Counterparty in the applicable Placement Notice and (ii) the first Settlement Date.
Settlement Currency:USD.
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Exchange:The New York Stock Exchange.
Related Exchange:All Exchanges.
Prepayment:Not Applicable.
Variable Obligation:Not Applicable.
Forward Price:On the Hedge Completion Date, the Initial Forward Price, and on any day thereafter, the product of the Forward Price on the immediately preceding calendar day and
1 + the Daily Rate * (1/365);
provided that the Forward Price on each Forward Price Reduction Date shall be the Forward Price otherwise in effect on such date minus the Forward Price Reduction Amount per Share for such Forward Price Reduction Date.
Initial Forward Price:For each Transaction, as specified in the Supplemental Confirmation, to be the product of (i) the Net Percentage and (ii) the Volume-Weighted Hedge Price.
Volume-Weighted Hedge Price:
For each Transaction, as specified in the Supplemental Confirmation, to be the volume weighted average of the prices at which the Shares are sold through the Agent acting as forward seller for Dealer pursuant to the Sales Agreement during the period from and including the Trade Date through and including the Hedge Completion Date, provided that, solely for the purposes of calculating the Initial Forward Price, each such price shall be subject to adjustment by the Calculation Agent in good faith, in a commercially reasonable manner and in the same manner as the Forward Price pursuant to the definition thereof during the period from the Trade Date through and including the Hedge Completion Date.
Net Percentage:
For each Transaction, as specified in the Supplemental Confirmation, to be equal to one minus the commission set forth in the related Placement Notice for such Transaction.
Daily Rate:
For any day, the Overnight Bank Funding Rate minus the Spread.
Overnight Bank Funding Rate:
For any day, the rate set forth for such day opposite the caption “Overnight bank funding rate” as such rate is displayed on the page “OBFR01 <Index> <GO>” on the BLOOMBERG Professional Service, or any successor page; provided that if no such rate appears for such day on such page, the rate for such day will be determined by the Calculation Agent based on its estimate of the prevailing USD overnight bank funding rate for such day.

Spread:For each Transaction, as specified in the Supplemental Confirmation and the related Placement Notice.
Forward Price Reduction Dates:For each Transaction, each date listed as such in Schedule I to the Supplemental Confirmation, and as set forth in the related Placement Notice.
Forward Price Reduction Amount per Share:For each Forward Price Reduction Date in each Transaction, the Forward Price Reduction Amount per Share set forth opposite such date on Schedule I to the Supplemental Confirmation, and as set forth in the related Placement Notice.
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Valuation:
Valuation Date:For any Settlement (as defined below), if Physical Settlement is applicable, as designated in the relevant Settlement Notice (as defined below); or if Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement is applicable, the last Unwind Date for such Settlement. Section 6.6 of the Equity Definitions shall not apply to any Valuation Date.
Unwind Dates:For any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement, each day on which Dealer (or its agent or affiliate) purchases Shares in the market in connection with such Settlement, starting on the First Unwind Date for such Settlement.
First Unwind Date:For any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement, as designated in the relevant Settlement Notice.
Unwind Period:For any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement, the period starting on the First Unwind Date for such Settlement and ending on the Valuation Date for such Settlement.
Settlement Terms:
Settlement:For each Transaction, any Physical Settlement, Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement of all or any portion of such Transaction.
Settlement Notice:
Subject to “Early Valuation” below, Counterparty may elect to effect a Settlement of all or any portion of the applicable Transaction by designating one or more Scheduled Trading Days following the Hedge Completion Date and on or prior to the Maturity Date to be Valuation Dates (or, with respect to Cash Settlements or Net Share Settlements, First Unwind Dates, each of which First Unwind Dates shall occur no later than the 60th Scheduled Trading Day immediately preceding the Maturity Date) in a written notice to Dealer delivered no later than the applicable Settlement Method Election Date (in the case of a Net Share Settlement or Cash Settlement) or the 2nd Scheduled Trading Day immediately preceding the relevant Valuation Date (in the case of a Physical Settlement), which notice shall also specify (i) the number of Shares (the “Settlement Shares”) for such Settlement (not to exceed the number of Undesignated Shares as of the date of such Settlement Notice) and (ii) the Settlement Method applicable to such Settlement; provided that (A) Counterparty may not designate a First Unwind Date for a Cash Settlement or a Net Share Settlement if, as of the date of such Settlement Notice, any Shares have been designated as Settlement Shares for a Cash Settlement or a Net Share Settlement for which the related Relevant Settlement Date has not occurred; and (B) if the Number of Shares as of the Maturity Date is not zero, then the Maturity Date shall be a Valuation Date for a Physical Settlement and the number of Settlement Shares for such Settlement shall be the Number of Shares as of the Maturity Date (provided that if the Maturity Date occurs during any Unwind Period, then the provisions set forth below opposite “Early Valuation” shall apply as if the Maturity Date were the Early Valuation Date).

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Undesignated Shares:
For each Transaction, as of any date, the Number of Shares minus the number of Shares designated as Settlement Shares for Settlements for which the related Relevant Settlement Date has not occurred.
Settlement Method Election:
Applicable; provided that, for each Transaction:
(i) Net Share Settlement shall be deemed to be included as an additional settlement method under Section 7.1 of the Equity Definitions;
(ii) Counterparty may elect Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement only if Counterparty represents and warrants to Dealer in the Settlement Notice containing such election that, as of the date of such Settlement Notice, (A) Counterparty is not aware of any material nonpublic information concerning itself or the Shares, (B) Counterparty is electing the settlement method and designating the First Unwind Date specified in such Settlement Notice in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade compliance with Rule 10b-5 under the Exchange Act (“Rule 10b-5”) or any other provision of the federal securities laws, (C) Counterparty is not “insolvent” (as such term is defined under Section 101(32) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (Title 11 of the United States Code) (the “Bankruptcy Code”)), (D) Counterparty would be able to purchase a number of Shares equal to (x) the number of Settlement Shares designated in such Settlement Notice, in case of an election of Cash Settlement, or (y) a number of Shares with a value as of the date of such Settlement Notice equal to the product of (I) such number of Settlement Shares and (II) the then-current Forward Price, in case of an election of Net Share Settlement, in compliance with the laws of Counterparty’s jurisdiction of organization, (E) it is not electing Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement 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) and (F) such election, and settlement in accordance therewith, does not and will not violate or conflict with any law, regulation or supervisory guidance applicable to Counterparty, or any order or judgment of any court or other agency of government applicable to it or any of its assets, and any governmental consents that are required to have been obtained by Counterparty with respect to such election or settlement have been obtained and are in full force and effect and all conditions of any such consents have been complied with; and
(iii) Notwithstanding any election to the contrary in any Settlement Notice, Physical Settlement shall be applicable:

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(A)to all of the Settlement Shares designated in such Settlement Notice if, on the date such Settlement Notice is received by Dealer, (I) the trading price per Share on the Exchange (as determined by the Calculation Agent in a commercially reasonable manner) is below 50% of the Initial Forward Price (the “Threshold Price”) or (II) Dealer, as Hedging Party, determines, in its reasonable good faith judgment, after using commercially reasonable efforts, that it would be unable to purchase a number of Shares in the market sufficient to unwind its commercially reasonable hedge position in respect of the portion of the applicable Transaction represented by such Settlement Shares and satisfy its delivery obligation hereunder, if any, by the Maturity Date (taking into account any additional share forward or other equity derivative transaction (each, an “Additional Equity Derivative Transaction”) Counterparty has entered into) (x) in a manner that (A) would, if Dealer were Counterparty or an affiliated purchaser of Counterparty, be subject to the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18(b) under the Exchange Act and (B) based on advice of counsel, would not raise material risks under applicable securities laws or (y) due to the lack of sufficient liquidity in the Shares (each, a “Trading Condition”); or
(B) to all or a portion of the Settlement Shares designated in such Settlement Notice if, on any day during the relevant Unwind Period, (I) the trading price per Share on the Exchange (as determined by the Calculation Agent in a commercially reasonable manner) is below the Threshold Price or (II) Dealer, as Hedging Party, determines, in its good faith, reasonable judgment, that a Trading Condition has occurred, in which case the provisions set forth below in the fourth paragraph opposite “Early Valuation” shall apply as if such day were the Early Valuation Date and (x) for purposes of clause (i) of such paragraph, such day shall be the last Unwind Date of such Unwind Period and the “Unwound Shares” shall be calculated to, and including, such day and (y) for purposes of clause (ii) of such paragraph, the “Remaining Shares” shall be equal to the number of Settlement Shares designated in such Settlement Notice minus the Unwound Shares determined in accordance with clause (x) of this sentence.
Electing Party:Counterparty.
Settlement Method Election Date:With respect to any Settlement, the 2nd Scheduled Trading Day immediately preceding (x) the Valuation Date, in the case of Physical Settlement, or (y) the First Unwind Date, in the case of Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement.
Default Settlement Method:Physical Settlement.
Physical Settlement:
Notwithstanding Section 9.2(a)(i) of the Equity Definitions, on the Settlement Date, Dealer shall pay to Counterparty an amount equal to the Forward Price on the relevant Valuation Date multiplied by the number of Settlement Shares for such Settlement, and Counterparty shall deliver to Dealer such Settlement Shares.
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Settlement Date:The Valuation Date.
Net Share Settlement:If Net Share Settlement applies, on the Net Share Settlement Date, if the Net Share Settlement Amount is greater than zero, Counterparty shall deliver a number of Shares equal to the Net Share Settlement Amount (rounded down to the nearest integer) to Dealer, and if the Net Share Settlement Amount is less than zero, Dealer shall deliver a number of Shares equal to the absolute value of the Net Share Settlement Amount (rounded down to the nearest integer) to Counterparty, in either case, in accordance with Section 9.4 of the Equity Definitions, with the Net Share Settlement Date deemed to be a “Settlement Date” for purposes of such Section 9.4, and, in either case, plus cash in lieu of any fractional Shares included in the Net Share Settlement Amount but not delivered due to rounding required hereby, valued at the Settlement Price.
Net Share Settlement Date:The date that follows the Valuation Date by one Settlement Cycle.
Net Share Settlement Amount:
For any Net Share Settlement, an amount equal to (i) the Forward Cash Settlement Amount divided by the Settlement Price plus (ii) a number of Shares, valued at the Settlement Price (determined as if, solely for purposes of this clause (ii), the reference to the phrase “on each Unwind Date during the Unwind Period relating to such Settlement” in the definition of “Settlement Price” were instead deemed to refer, in respect of any relevant Forward Price Reduction Date, to the phrase “during a commercially reasonable period of time corresponding to the relevant Forward Price Reduction Date in order to account for the related Forward Price Reduction Amount during such period”), equal to the aggregate Unwind Adjustment Amount(s), if any, for the relevant Unwind Period, as determined by the Calculation Agent.
Forward Cash Settlement Amount:
Notwithstanding Section 8.5(c) of the Equity Definitions, the Forward Cash Settlement Amount for any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement shall be equal to (i) the number of Settlement Shares for such Settlement multiplied by (ii) an amount equal to (A) the Settlement Price minus (B) the Relevant Forward Price.
Relevant Forward Price:For any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement, as determined by the Calculation Agent, the weighted average Forward Price per Share on each Unwind Date during the Unwind Period relating to such Settlement (weighted based on the number of Shares purchased by Dealer or its agent or affiliate in connection with unwinding its commercially reasonable hedge position in connection on each such Unwind Date in connection with such Settlement).
Settlement Price:
For any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement, as determined by the Calculation Agent, the weighted average price per Share of the purchases of Shares made by Dealer (or its agent or affiliate) on each Unwind Date during the Unwind Period relating to such Settlement (weighted based on the number of Shares purchased by Dealer or its agent or affiliate at each such price per Share in connection with unwinding its commercially reasonable hedge position in connection with such Settlement), plus USD 0.02 per Share.
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The times and prices at which Dealer (or its agent or affiliate) purchases any Shares during any Unwind Period in connection with unwinding its commercially reasonable hedge position shall be determined by Dealer in a commercially reasonable manner. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that Dealer concludes, in its good faith and reasonable discretion based upon advice of counsel, that it is appropriate with respect to any legal, regulatory or self-regulatory requirements or related policies and procedures generally applicable in similar situations and applied in a non-discriminatory manner (whether or not such requirements, policies or procedures are imposed by law or have been voluntarily adopted by Dealer) for it, as Hedging Party, to refrain from purchasing Shares on any Scheduled Trading Day (a “Regulatory Disruption”), that would have been an Unwind Date but for the occurrence of a Regulatory Disruption, Dealer shall notify Counterparty in writing that a Regulatory Disruption has occurred on such Scheduled Trading Day without specifying (and Dealer shall not otherwise communicate to Counterparty) the nature of such Regulatory Disruption, and, for the avoidance of doubt, such Scheduled Trading Day shall not be an Unwind Date and such Regulatory Disruption shall be deemed to be a Market Disruption Event.
Relevant Settlement Date:For any Settlement, the Settlement Date, Cash Settlement Payment Date or Net Share Settlement Date, as the case may be.
Unwind Adjustment Amount:
For any Net Share Settlement, for any Forward Price Reduction Date that occurs during the period from, and including, the date one Settlement Cycle immediately following the relevant First Unwind Date to, and including, the date one Settlement Cycle immediately following the relevant Valuation Date, an amount determined by the Calculation Agent equal to the product of (i) the Forward Price Reduction Amount per Share for such Forward Price Reduction Date multiplied by (ii)(A) if the Net Share Settlement Amount calculated as of the date immediately prior to the relevant Forward Price Reduction Date is a positive number, such Net Share Settlement Amount or (B) otherwise, zero.
Settlement Currency:USD.
Other Applicable Provisions:
To the extent Dealer or Counterparty is obligated to deliver Shares hereunder, the provisions of Sections 9.2 (last sentence only), 9.8, 9.9, 9.10 and 9.11 of the Equity Definitions will be applicable as if “Physical Settlement” applied to the applicable Transaction; provided that, in such case, with respect to any delivery of Shares by Dealer the Representation and Agreement contained in Section 9.11 of the Equity Definitions shall be modified by excluding any representations therein relating to restrictions, obligations, limitations or requirements under applicable securities laws that exist as a result of the fact that Counterparty is the issuer of the Shares. In addition, to the extent Counterparty is obligated to deliver Shares hereunder, the provisions of Section 9.12 of the Equity Definitions will be applicable as if “Physical Settlement” applied to such Transaction.
Share Adjustments:
Potential Adjustment Events:An Extraordinary Dividend shall not constitute a Potential Adjustment Event.
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Extraordinary Dividend:For each Transaction, any dividend or distribution on the Shares with an ex-dividend date occurring on any day following the Trade Date (other than (i) any dividend or distribution of the type described in Section 11.2(e)(i) or Section 11.2(e)(ii)(A) of the Equity Definitions or (ii) a regular, quarterly cash dividend (x) in an amount per Share equal to or less than the Forward Price Reduction Amount corresponding to such quarter and (y) the ex-dividend date for which is no earlier than the Forward Price Reduction Date corresponding to such quarter).
Method of Adjustment:Calculation Agent Adjustment.
Extraordinary Events:
Extraordinary Events:The consequences that would otherwise apply under Article 12 of the Equity Definitions to any applicable Extraordinary Event (excluding any Failure to Deliver, Increased Cost of Hedging, Increased Cost of Stock Borrow or any Extraordinary Event that also constitutes a Bankruptcy Termination Event (as defined below), but including, for the avoidance of doubt, any other applicable Additional Disruption Event) shall not apply.
Merger Event:
Applicable; provided that Section 12.1(b) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by deleting the remainder of such Section beginning with the words “in each case if the Merger Date is on or before” in the fourth to last line thereof.
Tender Offer:
Applicable, provided that Section 12.1(d) of the Equity Definitions shall be amended by replacing the reference therein to “10%” with a reference to “20%”.
Delisting:In addition to the provisions of Section 12.6(a)(iii) of the Equity Definitions, it shall 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); if the Shares are immediately re-listed, re-traded or re-quoted on any such exchange or quotation system, such exchange or quotation system shall be deemed to be the Exchange.
Additional Disruption Events:
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Change in Law:
Applicable; provided that Section 12.9(a)(ii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended (i) by replacing the phrase “the interpretation” in the third line thereof with the phrase “, or public announcement of, the formal or informal interpretation”, (ii) by adding the phrase “and/or Hedge Position” after the word “Shares” in clause (X) thereof and (iii) by immediately following the word “Transaction” in clause (X) thereof, adding the phrase “in the manner contemplated by the Hedging Party on the Trade Date”; and provided,, further, that (i) any determination as to whether (A) the adoption of or any change in any applicable law or regulation (including, for the avoidance of doubt and without limitation, (x) any tax law or (y) adoption or promulgation of new regulations authorized or mandated by existing statute) or (B) the promulgation of or any change in the 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 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 or any similar legal certainty provision in any legislation enacted, or rule or regulation promulgated, on or after the Trade Date, and (ii) Section 12.9(a)(ii) of the Equity Definitions is hereby amended by replacing the parenthetical beginning after the word “regulation” in the second line thereof with the phrase “(including, for the avoidance of doubt and without limitation, (x) any tax law or (y) adoption or promulgation of new regulations authorized or mandated by existing statute)”.
Failure to Deliver:Applicable if Dealer is required to deliver Shares hereunder; otherwise, Not Applicable.
Hedging Disruption:Applicable.
Increased Cost of Hedging:
Applicable; provided that Section 12.9(b)(vi) of the Equity Definitions shall be amended by (i) deleting clause (C) of the second sentence thereof and (ii) deleting the third and fourth sentences thereof.
Increased Cost of Stock Borrow:
Applicable; provided that Section 12.9(b)(v) of the Equity Definitions shall be amended by (i) deleting clause (C) of the second sentence thereof and (ii) deleting the third, fourth and fifth sentences thereof. For the avoidance of doubt, upon the announcement of any event that, if consummated, would result in a Merger Event or Tender Offer, the term “rate to borrow Shares” as used in Section 12.9(a)(viii) of the Equity Definitions shall include, without duplication, any commercially reasonable cost borne or amount payable by the Hedging Party in respect of maintaining or reestablishing its commercially reasonable hedge position, including, but not limited to, any assessment or other amount payable by the Hedging Party to a lender of Shares in respect of any merger or tender offer premium, as applicable.
Initial Stock Loan Rate:For each Transaction, as specified in the Supplemental Confirmation and the related Placement Notice.
Loss of Stock Borrow:Applicable.
Maximum Stock Loan Rate:For each Transaction, as specified in the Supplemental Confirmation and the related Placement Notice.
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Hedging Party:For all applicable Additional Disruption Events, Dealer.

Determining Party:For all applicable Extraordinary Events, Dealer.
Early Valuation:
Early Valuation:For each Transaction, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, in the Supplemental Confirmation, the Agreement or in the Equity Definitions, at any time (x) concurrently with or following the occurrence of a Hedging Event, the declaration by Issuer of an Extraordinary Dividend, or an ISDA Event or (y) if an Excess Section 13 Ownership Position (as defined below) or an Excess Regulatory Ownership Position (as defined below) exists, in either case, Dealer (or, in the case of an ISDA Event that is an Event of Default or Termination Event, the party entitled to designate an Early Termination Date in respect of such event pursuant to Section 6 of the Agreement) shall have the right to designate any Scheduled Trading Day to be the “Early Valuation Date”, in which case the provisions set forth in this “Early Valuation” section shall apply, in the case of an Event of Default or Termination Event, in lieu of Section 6 of the Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, any amount calculated in connection with an “Early Valuation” (in respect of which Counterparty satisfies its payment and/or delivery obligations under this “Early Valuation” section) as a result of an Extraordinary Dividend shall not be adjusted by the value associated with such Extraordinary Dividend.
As of each Trade Date, Dealer represents and warrants to and agrees with Counterparty that, assuming the accuracy of Counterparty’s representations and warranties made hereunder and under the Sales Agreement and compliance by Counterparty with its obligations hereunder and under the Sales Agreement, (i) based upon advice of counsel, Dealer (A) does not have actual knowledge of the existence on the Trade Date of an Excess Section 13 Ownership Position or an Excess Regulatory Ownership Position and (B) based on good faith inquiry does not have actual knowledge on the Trade Date of any event or circumstance that is expected to cause the occurrence of an Excess Section 13 Ownership Position or an Excess Regulatory Ownership Position on any day during the term of the applicable Transaction; and (ii) assuming no event or circumstance by or within the control of Counterparty or its affiliates occurs in connection with which the “beneficial ownership” (within the meaning of Section 13 of the Exchange Act and the rules promulgated thereunder) of Shares by Dealer Group (as defined below) and/or the “ownership” (howsoever defined under any Applicable Restriction) of Shares by Dealer Group or another Dealer Person (as defined below) would increase, Dealer will not knowingly cause the occurrence of an Excess Section 13 Ownership Position or an Excess Regulatory Ownership Position on any day during the term of the applicable Transaction with the specific intent of causing the occurrence of an Early Valuation Date.
If the Early Valuation Date occurs on a date that is not during an Unwind Period, then the Early Valuation Date shall be a Valuation Date for a Physical Settlement, and the number of Settlement Shares for such Physical Settlement shall be the Number of Shares on such Early Valuation Date; provided that Dealer may in its good faith and reasonable discretion elect to permit Counterparty to elect Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement, in which case Dealer, as Hedging Party, will determine, in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner, the Scheduled Trading Day that will be the First Unwind Date for such Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement.

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If the Early Valuation Date occurs during an Unwind Period, then (i) (A) the last Unwind Date of such Unwind Period shall be deemed to occur on the Early Valuation Date, (B) a Settlement shall occur in respect of such Unwind Period, to which the Settlement Method elected by Counterparty in respect of such Settlement shall apply (subject to the provisions under “Settlement Terms” above in respect of the applicable Settlement Method), and (C) the number of Settlement Shares for such Settlement shall be the number of Unwound Shares for such Unwind Period on the Early Valuation Date, and (ii) (A) the Early Valuation Date shall be a Valuation Date for an additional Physical Settlement (provided that Dealer may in its good faith and reasonable discretion elect that the Settlement Method elected by Counterparty for the Settlement described in clause (i) of this sentence shall apply, in which case Dealer, in its good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner, will determine the Scheduled Trading Day that will be the First Unwind Date for such Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement) and (B) the number of Settlement Shares for such additional Settlement shall be the number of Remaining Shares on the Early Valuation Date.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of a Nationalization or Merger Event, if at the time of the related Settlement Date or Net Share Settlement Date, as applicable, the Shares have changed into cash or any other property or the right to receive cash or any other property, the Calculation Agent may adjust the terms of the applicable Transaction as appropriate to account for such change to the nature of the Shares.
ISDA Event:(i) Any Event of Default or Termination Event, other than an Event of Default or Termination Event that also constitutes a Bankruptcy Termination Event, that gives rise to the right of either party to designate an Early Termination Date pursuant to Section 6 of the Agreement or (ii) the announcement of any event or transaction that, if consummated, would result in a Merger Event, Tender Offer, Nationalization, Delisting or Change in Law, in each case, as determined by the Calculation Agent.
Hedging Event:(i) A Loss of Stock Borrow or Hedging Disruption, (ii) (A) an Increased Cost of Stock Borrow or (B) an Increased Cost of Hedging, in the case of sub-clause (A) or (B), in connection with which Counterparty does not elect, and so notify the Hedging Party of its election, in each case, within the required time period to either amend the applicable Transaction pursuant to Section 12.9(b)(v)(A) or Section 12.9(b)(vi)(A) of the Equity Definitions, as applicable, or pay an amount determined by the Calculation Agent that corresponds to the relevant Price Adjustment pursuant to Section 12.9(b)(v)(B) or Section 12.9(b)(vi)(B) of the Equity Definitions, as applicable, or (iii) the occurrence of a Market Disruption Event during an Unwind Period and the continuance of such Market Disruption Event for at least eight Scheduled Trading Days.

Remaining Shares:
For each Transaction, on any day, the Number of Shares as of such day (or, if such day occurs during an Unwind Period, the Number of Shares as of such day minus the Unwound Shares for such Unwind Period on such day).
Unwound Shares:For any Unwind Period on any day, the aggregate number of Shares with respect to which Dealer has unwound its commercially reasonable hedge position in respect of the applicable Transaction in connection with the related Settlement as of such day, as determined by Dealer, as Hedging Party, acting in good faith and a commercially reasonable manner.
Acknowledgments:
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Non-Reliance:Applicable.
Agreements and Acknowledgments
Regarding Hedging Activities:Applicable.
Additional Acknowledgments:Applicable.
Transfer:
Dealer may assign or transfer any of its rights or delegate any of its duties hereunder to any affiliate of Dealer; provided that under the applicable law effective on the date of such transfer or assignment, Counterparty will not be required, as a result of such transfer or assignment, to pay to the transferee an amount in respect of an Indemnifiable Tax greater than the amount, if any, that Counterparty would have been required to pay Dealer in the absence of such transfer or assignment; and Counterparty will not receive a payment from which an amount has been withheld or deducted, on account of a Tax in respect of which the other party is not required to pay an additional amount, unless Counterparty would not have been entitled to receive any additional amount in respect of such payment in the absence of such transfer or assignment; provided further that (A) the affiliate’s obligations hereunder are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Dealer or Dealer’s parent or (B) the affiliate’s long-term issuer rating is equal to or better than the credit rating of Dealer at the time of such assignment or transfer; and provided further that no Termination Event with respect to which Dealer is the Defaulting Party or an Affected Party, as the case may be, exists or would result therefrom, and no Extraordinary Event, Early Valuation, Market Disruption Event, ISDA Event, Excess Section 13 Ownership Position or Excess Regulatory Ownership Position or other event or circumstance giving rise to a right or responsibility to terminate or cancel a Transaction or to make an adjustment to the terms of a Transaction would result therefrom. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Master 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’s obligations in respect of any Transaction and any such designee may assume such obligations. Dealer shall be discharged of its obligations to Counterparty to the extent of any such performance.
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Calculation Agent:
Dealer. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Agreement, the Equity Definitions, the Swap Definitions or this Master Confirmation, (i) whenever Dealer, acting as any of the Calculation Agent, Determining Party or Hedging Party, is required to act or to exercise judgment or discretion in any way with respect to a Transaction pursuant to the Confirmation (including, without limitation, by making calculations, adjustments or determinations with respect to such Transaction but not, for the avoidance of doubt, with respect to any election it is entitled to make), it will do so in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner and (ii) to the extent Dealer, acting in any capacity, makes any judgment, calculation, adjustment or determination, or exercises its discretion to take into account the effect of an event on such Transaction, it shall do so taking into account its Hedge Position. Dealer shall, within five Exchange Business Days of a written request by Counterparty, provide a written explanation of any judgment, calculation, adjustment or determination made by Dealer, as to such Transaction, in its capacity as Calculation Agent, Determining Party or Hedging Party, including, where applicable, a description of the methodology and the basis for such judgment, calculation, adjustment or determination in reasonable detail, it being agreed and understood that Dealer shall not be obligated to disclose any confidential or proprietary models or other information that Dealer believes to be confidential, proprietary or subject to contractual, legal or regulatory obligations not to disclose such information, in each case, used by it for such judgment, calculation, adjustment or determination; 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 Party A is the sole Defaulting Party, Party B 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.
Counterparty Payment
Instructions:To be provided by Counterparty.
Dealer Payment Instructions:To be provided by Dealer.
Counterparty’s Contact DetailsTo be provided by Counterparty.
for Purpose of Giving Notice:
Dealer’s Contact Details
for Purpose of Giving Notice:To be provided by Dealer.
3. Effectiveness.

Each Transaction shall be effective if and only if Shares are sold by [AGENT NAME], acting as forward seller for Dealer (in such capacity, the “Agent”), on or after the Trade Date and on or before the Hedge Completion Date pursuant to the Equity Distribution Agreement, dated May 7, 2021 between Dealer, Counterparty, the Agent, Physicians Realty L.P. and the other parties thereto (the “Sales Agreement”). If the Sales Agreement is terminated prior to any such sale of Shares thereunder, the parties shall have no further obligations in connection with the applicable Transaction, other than in respect of breaches of representations or covenants on or prior to such date. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Sales Agreement is terminated prior to the Hedge Completion Date, this Master Confirmation and the related Supplemental Confirmation shall remain in effect with respect to any Shares that had been sold by the Agent acting as forward seller for Dealer on or after the Trade Date and prior to such termination.
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4. Additional Mutual Representations and Warranties.

In addition to the representations and warranties in the Agreement, each party represents and warrants to the other party that it is an “eligible contract participant”, as defined in the U.S. Commodity Exchange Act (as amended), and an “accredited investor” as defined in Section 2(a)(15)(ii) of the Securities Act of 1933 (as amended) (the “Securities Act”), and is entering into each Transaction hereunder as principal and not on behalf of any third party.

5. Additional Representations and Warranties of Counterparty.

In addition to the representations and warranties in the Agreement and those contained elsewhere herein, Counterparty represents and warrants to Dealer, and agrees with Dealer, as of each Trade Date and as of each Hedge Completion Date, that:

(a) without limiting the generality of Section 13.1 of the Equity Definitions, it acknowledges that Dealer is not making any representations or warranties with respect to the treatment of any Transaction, including without limitation ASC Topic 260, Earnings Per Share, ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, FASB Statements 128, 133, as amended, 149 or 150, EITF 00-19, 01-6, 03-6 or 07-5, ASC Topic 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity, ASC 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (or any successor issue statements) or under the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Liabilities & Equity Project;

(b) prior to each Trade Date, Counterparty shall deliver to Dealer a resolution of Counterparty’s board of trustees, or duly authorized committee thereof, authorizing the applicable Transaction. Based on such resolutions, Section 7.2.7(c) of Counterparty’s Articles of Amendment and Restatement (“Charter”) applies to Dealer (and its affiliates acting in connection with such Transaction) (i) in respect of Shares delivered to Dealer (or such respective affiliates) from time to time in connection with the settlement of such Transaction (which deliveries are necessary to facilitate the offering of Shares contemplated pursuant to the Sales Agreement, within the meaning of such Section 7.2.7(c)) and (ii) otherwise to the extent necessary to facilitate such Transaction or any other forward sale transaction pursuant to the Sales Agreement;

(c) it shall not take any action to reduce or decrease the number of authorized and unissued Shares below the sum of (i) the Capped Number (as defined below) across all Transactions hereunder plus (ii) the total number of Shares issuable upon settlement (whether by net share settlement or otherwise) of any other transaction or agreement to which it is a party;

(d) it will not repurchase any Shares if, immediately following such repurchase, the Number of Shares Percentage (as defined below) would alone or in the aggregate be equal to or greater than 4.5% of the number of then-outstanding Shares, and it will notify Dealer immediately upon the announcement or consummation of any repurchase of Shares in an amount that, taken together with the amount of all repurchases since the date of the last such notice (or, if no such notice has been given, since the first Trade Date), exceeds 0.5% of the number of then-outstanding Shares; the “Number of Shares Percentage” as of any day is the fraction of (1) the numerator of which is the aggregate of the Number of Shares for each Transaction and each “Number of Shares” or comparable amount under any Additional Equity Derivative Transaction and (2) the denominator of which is the number of Shares outstanding on such day;

(e) it is not entering into any Confirmation 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);

(f) (i) neither it nor any of its officers or directors is aware of any material non-public information regarding itself or the Shares; (ii) it is entering into each Confirmation and will provide any Settlement Notice in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade compliance with Rule 10b-5 or any other provision of the federal securities laws; (iii) it has not entered into or altered any hedging transaction relating to the Shares corresponding to or offsetting any Transaction; and (iv) it has consulted with its own advisors as to the legal aspects of its adoption and implementation of each Confirmation under Rule 10b5-1 under the Exchange Act (“Rule 10b5-1”);

(g) it is in compliance with its reporting obligations under the Exchange Act, and its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, together with all reports subsequently filed by it pursuant to the Exchange Act, taken together and as amended and supplemented to the date of this representation, do not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any
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material fact 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;

(h) no state or local (including, to the best of Counterparty’s knowledge, non-U.S. jurisdictions) law, rule, regulation or regulatory order applicable specifically to the Shares (and not generally to ownership of equity securities by a financial institution that is not generally applicable to holders of 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 as a commercially reasonable Hedge Position in connection with any Transaction in accordance with the terms of the applicable Confirmation and the Agreement;

(i) as of each Trade Date and as of the date of any payment or delivery by Counterparty or Dealer hereunder, it is not and will not be “insolvent” (as such term is defined under Section 101(32) of the Bankruptcy Code);

(j) it 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;

(k) it: (i) is an “institutional account” as defined in FINRA Rule 4512(c), (ii) is capable of evaluating investment risks independently, both in general and with regard to all transactions and investment strategies involving a security or securities, and (iii) will exercise independent judgment in evaluating any recommendations of Dealer or its associated persons;

(l) it understands, agrees and acknowledges that no obligations of Dealer to it hereunder shall be entitled to the benefit of deposit insurance and that such obligations shall not be guaranteed by any affiliate of Dealer (subject to Section 8(b) of this Master Confirmation) or any governmental agency;

(m) IT UNDERSTANDS THAT EACH TRANSACTION IS SUBJECT TO COMPLEX RISKS WHICH MAY ARISE WITHOUT WARNING AND MAY AT TIMES BE VOLATILE AND THAT LOSSES MAY OCCUR QUICKLY AND IN UNANTICIPATED MAGNITUDE AND IS WILLING TO ACCEPT SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ASSUME (FINANCIALLY AND OTHERWISE) SUCH RISKS; and

(n) in connection with this Master Confirmation, each Supplemental Confirmation, the Sales Agreement, each Transaction and the other transactions contemplated hereunder and thereunder (the “Relevant Transactions”), Counterparty acknowledges that none of Dealer and/or its affiliates is advising Counterparty or any other person as to any legal, tax, investment, accounting or regulatory matters in any jurisdiction (for the avoidance of doubt, notwithstanding any advisory relationship that Dealer and/or its affiliates may have, or may have had in the past, with Counterparty and/or its affiliates). Counterparty shall consult with its own advisors concerning such matters and shall be responsible for making its own independent investigation and appraisal of the Relevant Transactions, and none of Dealer and/or its affiliates shall have any responsibility or liability to Counterparty with respect thereto. Any review by the Dealer and/or its affiliates of Counterparty, the Relevant Transactions or other matters relating to the Relevant Transactions will be performed solely for the benefit of Dealer and/or its affiliates, as the case may be, and shall not be on behalf of Counterparty. Counterparty waives to the full extent permitted by applicable law any claims it may have against Dealer and/or its affiliates arising from an alleged breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the Relevant Transactions.


6. Additional Covenants of Counterparty.

(a) Counterparty acknowledges and agrees that any Shares delivered by Counterparty to Dealer on any Settlement Date or Net Share Settlement Date will be (i) newly issued, (ii) approved for listing or quotation on the Exchange, subject to official notice of issuance, and (iii) registered under the Exchange Act, and, when delivered by Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) to securities lenders from whom Dealer (or an affiliate of Dealer) borrowed Shares in connection with hedging its exposure to the applicable Transaction, will be freely saleable without further registration or other restrictions under the Securities Act in the hands of those securities lenders, irrespective of whether any such stock loan is effected by Dealer or an affiliate of Dealer. Accordingly, Counterparty agrees that any Shares so delivered will not bear a restrictive legend and will be deposited in, and the delivery thereof shall be effected through the facilities of, the Clearance System. In addition (and without limitation of the representations and warranties of Counterparty made pursuant to Section 9.11 of the Equity Definitions), Counterparty represents and agrees that any such Shares have been duly authorized and shall be, upon delivery, validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.
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(b) Counterparty agrees that Counterparty shall not enter into or alter any hedging transaction relating to the Shares corresponding to or offsetting any Transaction. Without limiting the generality of the provisions set forth under the caption “Settlement Terms” in Section 2 of this Master Confirmation, Counterparty acknowledges and agrees that it will not seek to, control or influence Dealer’s decision to make any “purchases or sales” (within the meaning of Rule 10b5-1(c)(1)(i)(B)(3)) under or in connection with any Transaction, including, without limitation, Dealer’s decision to enter into any hedging transactions.

(c) Counterparty acknowledges and agrees that any amendment, modification, waiver or termination of any Confirmation must be effected in accordance with the requirements for the amendment or termination of a “plan” as defined in Rule 10b5-1(c) under the Exchange Act. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any such amendment, modification, waiver or termination shall be made in good faith and not as part of a plan or scheme to evade the prohibitions of Rule 10b-5, and no such amendment, modification or waiver shall be made at any time at which Counterparty or any officer or director, of Counterparty is aware of any material non-public information regarding Counterparty or the Shares.

(d) Counterparty shall promptly provide notice to Dealer (in which notice Counterparty will be deemed to make the representation and warranty set forth in Section 5(f)(i) of this Master Confirmation as of the date of such notice) promptly after (i) the occurrence of any Event of Default, or a Termination Event in respect of which Counterparty is a Defaulting Party or an Affected Party, as the case may be, and (ii) the making of any public announcement by Counterparty or its controlled affiliates of any event that, if consummated, would constitute an Extraordinary Event or Potential Adjustment Event.

(e) Neither Counterparty nor any of its “affiliated purchasers” (as defined by Rule 10b-18 under the Exchange Act (“Rule 10b-18”)) shall take any action that would cause any purchases of Shares by Dealer or any of its Affiliates in connection with any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement not to meet the requirements of the safe harbor provided by Rule 10b-18 if such purchases were made by Counterparty. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, during any Unwind Period, except with the prior written consent of Dealer, Counterparty will not, and will cause its affiliated purchasers (as defined in Rule 10b-18) not to, directly or indirectly (including, without limitation, by means of a derivative instrument) purchase, offer to purchase, place any bid or limit order that would effect a purchase of, or announce or commence any tender offer relating to, any Shares (or equivalent interest, including a unit of beneficial interest in a trust or limited partnership or a depository share) or any security convertible into or exchangeable for the Shares.

(f) Counterparty will not take, or permit to be taken, any action to cause any “restricted period” (as such term is defined in Regulation M promulgated under the Exchange Act (“Regulation M”)) to occur in respect of Shares or any security with respect to which the Shares are a “reference security” (as such term is defined in Regulation M) during any Unwind Period.

(g) Counterparty shall: (i) prior to the opening of trading in the Shares on any day on which Counterparty makes, or expects to be made, any public announcement (as defined in Rule 165(f) under the Securities Act) of any Merger Transaction, notify Dealer of such public announcement; (ii) promptly notify Dealer following any such announcement that such announcement has been made; (iii) promptly (but in any event prior to the next opening of the regular trading session on the Exchange) provide Dealer with written notice specifying (A) Counterparty’s average daily Rule 10b-18 Purchases (as defined in Rule 10b-18) during the three full calendar months immediately preceding the announcement date for the Merger Transaction that were not effected through Dealer or its affiliates and (B) the number of Shares purchased pursuant to the proviso in Rule 10b-18(b)(4) under the Exchange Act for the three full calendar months preceding such announcement date. Such written notice shall be deemed to be a certification by Counterparty to Dealer that such information is true and correct. 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. Counterparty acknowledges that under the terms of any Confirmation, any such notice may result in a Regulatory Disruption, a Trading Condition or an Early Valuation or may affect the length of any ongoing Unwind Period; accordingly, Counterparty acknowledges that its delivery of such notice shall comply with the standards set forth in Section 6(c) of this Master Confirmation. “Merger Transaction” means any merger, acquisition or similar transaction involving a recapitalization with respect to the Counterparty and/or the Shares as contemplated by Rule 10b-18(a)(13)(iv) under the Exchange Act.

(h) Counterparty represents and warrants to, and agrees with, Dealer that Counterparty has not and will not, without the prior written consent of Dealer, enter into any structured share purchase or sale transaction (including the purchase or sale of any option or combination of options relating to the Shares), or any other transaction similar to any Transaction described
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herein, where any valuation period (however defined) in such other transaction will overlap at any time (including as a result of acceleration, postponement or extension in such valuation period as provided in the relevant agreement) with any Unwind Period under any Confirmation. In the event that the valuation period in any such other transaction overlaps with any Unwind Period under any Confirmation as a result of any acceleration, postponement or extension of such Unwind Period, Counterparty shall promptly amend such transaction to avoid any such overlap.

7. Termination on Bankruptcy.

The parties hereto agree that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Agreement or the Equity Definitions, each Transaction constitutes a contract to issue a security of Counterparty as contemplated by Section 365(c)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code and that each Transaction and the obligations and rights of Counterparty and Dealer (except for any liability as a result of breach of any of the representations or warranties provided by Counterparty in Section 4 or Section 5 of this Master Confirmation) shall immediately terminate, without the necessity of any notice, payment (whether directly, by netting or otherwise) or other action by Counterparty or Dealer, if, on or prior to the relevant final Settlement Date, Cash Settlement Payment Date or Net Share Settlement Date, an Insolvency Filing occurs or any other proceeding commences with respect to Counterparty under the Bankruptcy Code (a “Bankruptcy Termination Event”).

8. Additional Provisions.

(a) Dealer acknowledges and agrees that Counterparty’s obligations under the Transactions are not secured by any collateral and that no Confirmation is intended to convey to Dealer rights with respect to the transactions contemplated thereby that are senior to the claims of common stockholders in any U.S. bankruptcy proceedings of Counterparty; provided that nothing herein shall limit or 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 any Confirmation or the Agreement; provided further that nothing herein shall limit or shall be deemed to limit Dealer’s rights in respect of any transaction other than the Transactions.

(b) [Reserved.]

(c) The parties hereto intend for:

(i) each Transaction to be a “securities contract” as defined in Section 741(7) of the Bankruptcy Code, and the parties hereto to be entitled to the protections afforded by, among other Sections, Sections 362(b)(6), 362(b)(27), 362(o), 546(e), 546(j), 555 and 561 of the Bankruptcy Code;

(ii) the rights given to Dealer pursuant to “Early Valuation” in Section 2 of this Master Confirmation to constitute “contractual rights” to cause the liquidation of a “securities contract” and to set off mutual debts and claims in connection with a “securities contract”, as such terms are used in Sections 555 and 362(b)(6) of the Bankruptcy Code;

(iii) any cash, securities or other property provided as performance assurance, credit support or collateral with respect to any Transaction to constitute “margin payments” and “transfers” under a “securities contract” as defined in the Bankruptcy Code;

(iv) all payments for, under or in connection with any Transaction, all payments for Shares and the transfer of Shares to constitute “settlement payments” and “transfers” under a “securities contract” as defined in the Bankruptcy Code; and

(v) any or all obligations that either party has with respect to any Confirmation or the Agreement to constitute property held by or due from such party to margin, guaranty or settle obligations of the other party with respect to the transactions under the Agreement (including each Transaction) or any other agreement between such parties.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of the Agreement or any Confirmation, in no event will Counterparty be required to deliver in the aggregate in respect of all Settlement Dates, Net Share Settlement Dates or other dates on which Shares are delivered in respect of any amount owed under any Confirmation a number of Shares greater than two times the Initial Number of Shares (as adjusted for stock splits and similar events) (the “Capped Number”). The Capped Number shall be subject to adjustment only on account of (x) Potential Adjustment Events of the type specified in (1) Sections 11.2(e)(i)
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through (vi) of the Equity Definitions or (2) Section 11.2(e)(vii) of the Equity Definitions so long as, in the case of this sub-clause (2), such event is within Counterparty’s control, (y) Merger Events requiring corporate action of Counterparty (or any surviving entity of the Issuer hereunder in connection with any such Merger Event) and (z) Announcement Events that are not outside Counterparty’s control. Counterparty represents and warrants to Dealer (which representation and warranty shall be deemed to be repeated on each day that any Transaction is outstanding) that the Capped Number is equal to or less than the number of authorized but unissued Shares that are not reserved for future issuance in connection with transactions in the Shares (other than the Transactions) on the date of the determination of the Capped Number (such Shares, the “Available Shares”). In the event Counterparty shall not have delivered the Number of Shares otherwise deliverable as a result of this Section 8(d) (the resulting deficit, the “Deficit Shares”), Counterparty shall be continually obligated to deliver Shares, from time to time until the full number of Deficit Shares have been delivered pursuant to this paragraph, when, and to the extent that, (A) Shares are repurchased, acquired or otherwise received by Counterparty or any of its subsidiaries after the Trade Date (whether or not in exchange for cash, fair value or any other consideration), (B) authorized and unissued Shares reserved for issuance in respect of other transactions prior to such date which prior to the relevant date become no longer so reserved and (C) Counterparty additionally authorizes any unissued Shares that are not reserved for other transactions (such events as set forth in clauses (A), (B) and (C) above, collectively, the “Share Issuance Events”). Counterparty shall promptly notify Dealer of the occurrence of any of the Share Issuance Events (including the number of Shares subject to clause (A), (B) or (C) and the corresponding number of Shares to be delivered) and, as promptly as reasonably practicable, shall deliver such Shares thereafter. Counterparty shall not, until Counterparty’s Share delivery obligations under the Transactions have been satisfied in full, use any Shares that become available for potential delivery to Dealer as a result of any Share Issuance Event for the settlement or satisfaction of any transaction or obligation other than the Transactions or reserve any such Shares for future issuance for any purpose other than to satisfy Counterparty’s obligations to Dealer under the Transactions.

(e) The parties intend for each Confirmation to constitute a “Contract” as described in the letter dated October 6, 2003 submitted on behalf of Goldman, Sachs &Co. to Paula Dubberly of the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Staff”) to which the Staff responded in an interpretive letter dated October 9, 2003.

(f) The parties intend for each Transaction (taking into account purchases of Shares in connection with any Cash Settlement or Net Share Settlement) to comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c)(1)(i)(A) under the Exchange Act and for each Confirmation to constitute a binding contract or instruction satisfying the requirements of 10b5-1(c) and to be interpreted to comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c) under the Exchange Act.

(g) Counterparty represents and warrants that it has received, read and understands Dealer’s “Risk Disclosure Statement Regarding OTC Derivatives Products” and acknowledges the terms thereof as if it had signed the Risk Disclosure Statement Verification contained therein as of the date hereof.

9. [INTENTIONALLY OMITTED]

10. Beneficial Ownership.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Agreement or any Confirmation, in no event shall Dealer be entitled to receive, or be deemed to receive, Shares to the extent that, upon such receipt of such Shares, (i) the “beneficial ownership” (within the meaning of Section 13 of the Exchange Act and the rules promulgated thereunder) of Shares by Dealer, any of its affiliates’ business units subject to aggregation with Dealer for purposes of the “beneficial ownership” test under Section 13 of the Exchange Act and all persons who may form a “group” (within the meaning of Rule 13d-5(b)(1) under the Exchange Act) with Dealer with respect to “beneficial ownership” of any Shares (collectively, “Dealer Group”) would be equal to or greater than 4.5% of the outstanding Shares (an “Excess Section 13 Ownership Position”), (ii) violation would occur in respect of any restriction on ownership and/or transfers set forth in Section 6.2.1 of the Charter or (iii) Dealer, Dealer Group or any person whose ownership position would be aggregated with that of Dealer or Dealer Group (Dealer, Dealer Group or any such person, a “Dealer Person”) under Sections 3-601 to 3-605 and 3-701 to 3-710 of the Maryland General Corporation Law or any state or federal bank holding company or banking laws, or any federal, state or local laws, regulations or regulatory orders or organizational documents or contracts of Counterparty, in each case, applicable to ownership of Shares (“Applicable Restrictions”), would own, beneficially own, constructively own, control, hold the power to vote or otherwise meet a relevant definition of ownership in excess of a number of Shares equal to (x) the lesser of (A) the maximum number of Shares that would be permitted under Applicable Restrictions and (B) the number of Shares that would give rise to reporting or registration obligations or other requirements (including obtaining prior approval by a state or federal regulator) of a Dealer Person under Applicable Restrictions and with respect to which such requirements have not
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been met or the relevant approval has not been received or that would give rise to any consequences under the constitutive documents of Counterparty or any contract or agreement to which Counterparty is a party, in each case minus (y) 1% of the number of Shares outstanding on the date of determination (such condition described in clause (iii), an “Excess Regulatory Ownership Position”). If any delivery owed to Dealer hereunder is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of this provision, (i) 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 Exchange Business Day after, Dealer gives notice to Counterparty that such delivery would not result in (x) Dealer Group directly or indirectly so beneficially owning in excess of 4.5% of the outstanding Shares and (y) the occurrence of an Excess Regulatory Ownership Position and (ii) if such delivery relates to a Physical Settlement, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, Dealer shall not be obligated to satisfy the portion of its payment obligation corresponding to any Shares required to be so delivered until the date Counterparty makes such delivery.

11. Non-Confidentiality.

The parties hereby agree that (i) effective from the date of commencement of discussions concerning any Transaction, Counterparty and each of its employees, representatives, or other agents may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the tax treatment and tax structure of such Transaction and all materials of any kind, including opinions or other tax analyses, provided by Dealer and its affiliates to Counterparty relating to such tax treatment and tax structure and (ii) Dealer does not assert any claim of proprietary ownership in respect of any description contained herein or therein relating to the use of any entities, plans or arrangements to give rise to a particular United States federal income tax treatment for Counterparty.

12. Use of Shares.

Dealer acknowledges and agrees that, except in the case of a Private Placement Settlement, Dealer (or its agents or affiliates, as applicable) shall use any Shares delivered by Counterparty to Dealer on any Settlement Date to return to securities lenders to close out borrowings created by Dealer (or its agents or affiliates, as applicable) in connection with its hedging activities related to exposure under the applicable Transaction or in a manner that Dealer otherwise believes in good faith and based on the advice of counsel to be in compliance with applicable securities law.

13. Restricted Shares.

If Counterparty is unable to comply with the covenant of Counterparty contained in Section 6(a) of this Master Confirmation or Dealer otherwise determines in its reasonable opinion, based on advice of counsel, that any Shares to be delivered to Dealer by Counterparty may not be freely returned by Dealer to securities lenders as described in Section 6(a) of this Master Confirmation, then delivery of any such Settlement Shares (the “Unregistered Settlement Shares”) shall be effected pursuant to Annex A hereto, unless waived by Dealer.

14. Set-Off.

Notwithstanding Section 6(f) of the Agreement, Dealer agrees not to set off or net amounts due from Counterparty with respect to any Transaction against amounts due from Dealer to Counterparty with respect to contracts or instruments that are not Equity Contracts. “Equity Contract” means any transaction or instrument that does not convey to Dealer rights, or the ability to assert claims, that are senior to the rights and claims of common stockholders in the event of Counterparty’s bankruptcy.

15. Staggered Settlement.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, Dealer may, by prior notice to Counterparty, satisfy its obligation to deliver any Shares or other securities on any date due (an “Original Delivery Date”) by making separate deliveries of Shares or such securities, as the case may be, at more than one time on or prior to such Original Delivery Date, so long as the aggregate number of Shares and other securities so delivered on or prior to such Original Delivery Date is equal to the number required to be delivered on such Original Delivery Date.

16. [INTENTIONALLY OMITTED]

17. Waiver of Jury Trial.
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EACH PARTY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE AGREEMENT, ANY CONFIRMATION, ANY TRANSACTION HEREUNDER AND/OR ALL MATTERS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE AGREEMENT, ANY CONFIRMATION AND/OR ANY TRANSACTION HEREUNDER. EACH PARTY (I) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF THE OTHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PARTY WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF SUCH A SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (II) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTY HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THE TRANSACTIONS, AS APPLICABLE, BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS PROVIDED HEREIN.

18. Submission to Jurisdiction.

Section 13(b) of the Agreement is deleted in its entirety and replaced by the following:

“Each party hereby irrevocably and unconditionally submits for itself and its property in any suit, legal action or proceeding relating to this Agreement and/or any Transaction, or for recognition and enforcement of any judgment in respect thereof, (each, “Proceedings”) to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, sitting in New York County, the courts of the United States of America for the Southern District of New York and appellate courts from any thereof. Nothing in the Confirmation or this Agreement precludes either party from bringing Proceedings in any other jurisdiction if (A) the courts of the State of New York or the United States of America for the Southern District of New York lack jurisdiction over the parties or the subject matter of the Proceedings or declines to accept the Proceedings on the grounds of lacking such jurisdiction; (B) the Proceedings are commenced by a party for the purpose of enforcing against the other party’s property, assets or estate any decision or judgment rendered by any court in which Proceedings may be brought as provided hereunder; (C) the Proceedings are commenced to appeal any such court’s decision or judgment to any higher court with competent appellate jurisdiction over that court’s decisions or judgments if that higher court is located outside the State of New York or Borough of Manhattan, such as a federal court of appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court; or (D) any suit, action or proceeding has been commenced in another jurisdiction by or against the other party or against its property, assets or estate and, in order to exercise or protect its rights, interests or remedies under this Agreement or the Confirmation, the party (1) joins, files a claim, or takes any other action, in any such suit, action or proceeding, or (2) otherwise commences any Proceeding in that other jurisdiction as the result of that other suit, action or proceeding having commenced in that other jurisdiction.”

19. Counterparts.

(a) This Master Confirmation may be executed in any number of counterparts, all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument, and any party hereto may execute this Master Confirmation by signing and delivering one or more counterparts. Counterparts may be delivered via facsimile, electronic mail (including any electronic signature covered by the U.S. federal ESIGN Act of 2000, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Electronic Signatures and Records Act or other applicable law, e.g., DocuSign and AdobeSign (any such signature, an “Electronic Signature”)) or other transmission method and any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature” and words of like import in this Master Confirmation or in any other certificate, agreement or document related to this Master Confirmation shall include any Electronic Signature, except to the extent electronic notices are expressly prohibited under this Master Confirmation or the Agreement.
(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Agreement, either party may deliver to the other party a notice relating to any Event of Default or Termination Event under this Master Confirmation by e-mail.

20. Taxes.

(a) For the purpose of Section 3(f) of the Agreement, Dealer makes the following representations:

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(i) [It [(or its regarded owner for U.S. federal income tax purposes)] is a “U.S. person” (as that term is used in section 1.1441-4(a)(3)(ii) of the United States Treasury Regulations) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.] [It is a “U.S. person” (as that term is used in section 7701(a)(30) of the Code (as defined below) and in section.1441-4(a)(3)(ii) of the United States Treasury Regulations) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.]2

(ii) [It is a national banking association organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, and is an exempt recipient under section 1.6049-4(c)(1)(ii)(M) of the United States Treasury Regulations.]

(iii) [It is acting through a dependent agent located in the United States (including only the States thereof and the District of Columbia); it is a “foreign person” (as that term is used in section 1.6041-4(a)(4) of the United States Treasury Regulations) for U.S. federal income tax purposes; and each payment received or to be received by it in connection with any Confirmation will be effectively connected with its conduct of a trade or business in the United States.]

(iv) [(x) It is a bank organized under the laws of Canada; (y) it is a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes; and (z) each payment received or to be received by Dealer in connection with any Confirmation will be effectively connected with its conduct of a trade or business in the United States.]

(v) [It is a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware and is treated as a disregarded entity of a New York corporation for United States federal income tax purposes.]

(vi) [It is an Ohio Corporation and a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes.]

(vii) [*]

(b) For the purpose of Section 3(f) of the Agreement, Counterparty makes the following representations:

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

(ii) It is a real estate investment trust for U.S. federal income tax purposes, it is organized under the laws of the State of Maryland, and it is an exempt recipient under section 1.6049-4(c)(1)(ii)(J) of the United States Treasury Regulations.

(c) For the purpose of Sections 4(a)(i) and (ii) of the Agreement, Dealer agrees to deliver to Counterparty one duly executed and completed United States Internal Revenue Service [Form W-9][Form W-8ECI][*]3 (or successor thereto) upon execution of this Master Confirmation and shall provide a new form promptly upon (i) reasonable request of Counterparty or (ii) learning that any form previously provided has become obsolete or incorrect. For the purpose of Sections 4(a)(i) and (ii) of the Agreement, Counterparty agrees to deliver to Dealer one duly executed and completed United States Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 (or successor thereto) upon execution of this Master Confirmation and shall provide a new form promptly upon (i) reasonable request of Dealer or (ii) learning that any form previously provided has become obsolete or incorrect.

(d) “Indemnifiable Tax” as defined in Section 14 of the Agreement shall not include any withholding tax imposed or collected pursuant to Sections 1471 through 1474 of the United States Internal Revenue Code (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.

(e) To the extent that either party to the Agreement with respect to each Transaction is not an adhering party to the ISDA 2015 Section 871(m) Protocol published by the ISDA on November 2, 2015 and available at www.isda.org, as may be amended, supplemented, replaced or superseded from time to time (the “871(m) Protocol”), the parties agree that the provisions and amendments contained in the Attachment to the 871(m) Protocol are incorporated into and apply to the
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Agreement with respect to each Transaction as if set forth in full herein. The parties further agree that, solely for purposes of applying such provisions and amendments to the Agreement with respect to each Transaction, references to “each Covered Master Agreement” in the 871(m) Protocol will be deemed to be references to the Agreement with respect to each Transaction, and references to the “Implementation Date” in the 871(m) Protocol will be deemed to be references to the Trade Date of each Transaction. For greater certainty, if there is any inconsistency between this provision and the provisions contained in any other agreement between the parties with respect to each Transaction, this provision shall prevail unless such other agreement expressly overrides the provisions of the Attachment to the 871(m) Protocol.

21. Other Forwards / Dealers.

Dealer acknowledges that Counterparty has entered or may enter in the future into one or more similar forward transactions for the Shares (each, an “Other Forward” and collectively, the “Other Forwards”) with one or more dealers, and/or affiliates thereof (each, an “Other Dealer” and collectively, the “Other Dealers”). The parties agree that if Counterparty designates a “Settlement Date” with respect to one or more Other Forwards for which “Cash Settlement” or “Net Share Settlement” is applicable, and the resulting “Unwind Period” for such Other 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 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 alternating Scheduled Trading Days during such Overlap Unwind Period, commencing on the first, second, third or later Scheduled Trading Day of such Overlap Unwind Period, as notified to Dealer by Counterparty at least one Scheduled Trading Day prior to such Overlap Unwind Period (which alternating Scheduled Trading Days, for the avoidance of doubt, may be every other Scheduled Trading Day if there is only one Other Dealer, every third Scheduled Trading Day if there are two Other Dealers, etc.).

[22. US Resolution Stay Protocol.

The parties agree that 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 (the “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” and for the avoidance of doubt shall be the only 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” means 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 FDIC 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 that the foregoing correctly sets forth the terms of the agreement between Dealer and Counterparty by executing one original copy of this Master Confirmation and returning such copy to Dealer and retaining the other original copy bearing the signature of Dealer for your records.

Yours faithfully,
[DEALER]
By:
Name:
Title:

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Agreed and accepted by:
PHYSICIANS REALTY TRUST
By:
Name:
Title:
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ANNEX A
PRIVATE PLACEMENT PROCEDURES

If Counterparty delivers Unregistered Settlement Shares pursuant to Section 13 above (a “Private Placement Settlement”), then:

(a) all Unregistered Settlement Shares shall be delivered to Dealer (or any affiliate of Dealer designated by Dealer) pursuant to the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act provided by Section 4(a)(2) thereof;

(b) as of or prior to the date of delivery, Dealer and any potential purchaser of any such shares from Dealer (or any affiliate of Dealer designated by Dealer) identified by Dealer shall be afforded a commercially reasonable opportunity to conduct a due diligence investigation with respect to Counterparty customary in scope for private placements of equity securities of issuers comparable to Counterparty (including, without limitation, the right to have made available to them for inspection all financial and other records, pertinent corporate documents and other information reasonably requested by them);

(c) as of the date of delivery, Counterparty shall enter into an agreement (a “Private Placement Agreement”) with Dealer. (or any affiliate of Dealer designated by Dealer) in connection with the private placement of such shares by Counterparty to Dealer (or any such affiliate) and the private resale of such shares by Dealer (or any such affiliate), substantially similar to private placement purchase agreements customary for private placements of equity securities, in form and substance commercially reasonably satisfactory to Dealer, which Private Placement Agreement shall include, without limitation, provisions substantially similar to those contained in such private placement purchase agreements relating, without limitation, to the indemnification of, and contribution in connection with the liability of, Dealer and its affiliates and the provision of customary opinions, accountants’ comfort letters and lawyers’ negative assurance letters, and shall provide for the payment by Counterparty of all reasonable fees and expenses in connection with such resale, including all reasonable fees and expenses of counsel for Dealer, and shall contain representations, warranties, covenants and agreements of Counterparty reasonably necessary or advisable to establish and maintain the availability of an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act for such resales; and

(d) in connection with the private placement of such shares by Counterparty to Dealer (or any such affiliate) and the private resale of such shares by Dealer (or any such affiliate), Counterparty shall, if so requested by Dealer, prepare, in cooperation with Dealer, a private placement memorandum in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Dealer.

In connection with the foregoing, Dealer acknowledges and agrees that a Private Placement Agreement and private placement memorandum substantially similar to the Sales Agreement and prospectus used in connection with the public offering of Shares pursuant thereto (with such modifications thereto as are reasonably satisfactory to Dealer taking into account the exempt resale of the Unregistered Settlement Shares, then-current facts and circumstances and such other factors as Dealer determines appropriate in its good faith and reasonable discretion, including with respect to any legal, regulatory or self-regulatory requirements or related policies and procedures generally applicable in similar situations and applied in a non-discriminatory manner (whether or not such requirements, policies or procedures are imposed by law or have been voluntarily adopted by Dealer)), respectively, shall satisfy the documentation requirements set forth in clauses (c) and (d) above.

In the case of a Private Placement Settlement, Dealer shall, in its good faith discretion, adjust the amount of Unregistered Settlement Shares to be delivered to Dealer hereunder in a commercially reasonable manner to reflect the fact that such Unregistered Settlement 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 Unregistered Settlement Shares.

If Counterparty delivers any Unregistered Settlement Shares in respect of the applicable Transaction, Counterparty agrees that (i) such Shares may be transferred by and among Dealer and its affiliates and (ii) after the minimum “holding period” within the meaning of Rule 144(d) under the Securities Act has elapsed after the applicable Settlement Date, 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 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
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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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ANNEX B

SUPPLEMENTAL CONFIRMATION

To:
Physicians Realty Trust
309 N. Water Street, Suite 500
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
From:[DEALER NAME AND NOTICE INFORMATION]
Date:[ ]

Ladies and Gentlemen:
This Supplemental Confirmation is the Supplemental Confirmation contemplated by the Registered Forward Transaction dated as of [*] (the “Master Confirmation”) between Physicians Realty Trust (“Counterparty”) and [DEALER NAME] (“Dealer”). All provisions contained in the Master Confirmation govern this Supplemental Confirmation except as expressly modified below.
The terms of the Transaction to which this Supplemental Confirmation relates are as follows:
a)the Trade Date is [ ];
b)the Maturity Date is [ ];
c)the Hedge Completion Date is [ ];
d)the Initial Number of Shares is [ ];
e)the Volume-Weighted Hedge Price is USD [ ];
f)the Net Percentage is [ ]%;
g)the Spread is [ ]%;
h)the Initial Forward Price is USD [ ];
i)the Initial Stock Loan Rate is [ ] basis points per annum; and
j)the Maximum Stock Loan Rate is [ ] basis points per annum.
Forward Price Reduction Dates and Forward Price Reduction Amounts are as set forth in Schedule I hereto.







Please confirm that the foregoing correctly sets forth the terms of the agreement between Dealer and Counterparty by executing one original copy of this Supplemental Confirmation and returning such copy to Dealer and retaining the other original copy bearing the signature of Dealer for your records.

Yours faithfully,
[DEALER]
By:
Name:
Title:





Agreed and accepted by:
PHYSICIANS REALTY TRUST
By:
Name:
Title:













Schedule I

FORWARD PRICE REDUCTION DATES AND AMOUNTS

Forward Price Reduction DateForward Price Reduction Amount
Trade DateUSD 0.00
[*]USD [*]
[*]USD [*]
[*]USD [*]
[*]4USD [*]













44 Insert Forward Price Reduction Date that falls after the Maturity Date



EXHIBIT 7(1)
Form of Representation Date Certificate
    This Representation Date Certificate (this “Certificate”) is executed and delivered in connection with Section 7(l) of that certain At Market Issuance Sales Agreement (the “Agreement”), dated as of May 7, 2021, and entered into by and among Physician Realty Trust (the “Company”), Physicians Realty L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”), BMO Capital Markets Corp., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated (each, an “Agent” and collectively, the “Agents”) as sales agents for the Company and Bank of Montreal, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. (each, a “Forward Purchaser” and collectively, the “Forward Purchasers”). All capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Agreement.
The undersigned officer of the Company hereby certifies as follows:
1.As of the date of this Certificate (i) the Registration Statement does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading; (ii) neither the Registration Statement nor the Prospectus contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; and (iii) no event has occurred as a result of which it is necessary to amend or supplement the Prospectus in order to make the statements therein not untrue or misleading for this paragraph 1 to be true.
2.Each of the representations and warranties of the Company and Operating Partnership contained in the Agreement were, when originally made, and are, as of the date of this Certificate, true and correct in all material respects.
3.Except as waived by the Agents and the Forward Purchasers in writing, each of the covenants required to be performed by the Company and Operating Partnership in the Agreement on or prior to the date of the Agreement, this Representation Date, and each such other date prior to the date hereof as set forth in the Agreement, has been duly, timely and fully performed in all material respects and each condition required to be complied with by the Company and Operating Partnership on or prior to the date of the Agreement, this Representation Date, and each such other date prior to the date hereof as set forth in the Agreement has been duly, timely and fully complied with in all material respects.
4.Subsequent to the date of the most recent financial statements in the Prospectus, and except as described in the Prospectus, including Incorporated Documents, there has been no Material Adverse Effect.
5.No stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or of any part thereof has been issued, and no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or are pending or threatened by any securities or other governmental authority (including, without limitation, the Commission).
6.No order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or the qualification or registration of the Placement Shares under the securities or Blue Sky laws of any jurisdiction are in effect and no proceeding for such purpose is pending before, or threatened, to the Company’s knowledge or in writing by, any securities or other governmental authority (including, without limitation, the Commission).
    The undersigned has executed this Representation Date Certificate as of the date first written above.
By:                         

Name:

Title: 



EXHIBIT 23
Permitted Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses
None.