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Filed: 14 Jan 21, 4:05pm

 

Exhibit 1.1

 

REALTY INCOME CORPORATION
(a Maryland Corporation)

 

10,500,000 Shares of Common Stock

 

PURCHASE AGREEMENT

 

January 11, 2021

 

 

 

Table of Contents

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SECTION 1. Representations and Warranties3
SECTION 2. Sale and Delivery to the Underwriters; Closing17
SECTION 3. Covenants of the Company18
SECTION 4. Payment of Expenses23
SECTION 5. Conditions of Underwriters’ Obligations23
SECTION 6. Indemnification26
SECTION 7. Contribution28
SECTION 8. Representations, Warranties and Agreements to Survive Delivery29
SECTION 9. Termination of Agreement30
SECTION 10. Default by One or More of the Underwriters30
SECTION 11. Notices31
SECTION 12. Parties31
SECTION 13. Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regimes32
SECTION 14. No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility; Tax Disclosure32
SECTION 15. Integration33
SECTION 16. GOVERNING LAW AND TIME33
SECTION 17. Waiver of Jury Trial33
SECTION 18. Effect of Headings and Table of Contents; Counterparts34

 

Schedule A – List of UnderwritersSch A-1
Schedule B – Pricing ScheduleSch B-1
Schedule C – Pricing Related InformationSch C-1
Schedule D – Issuer General Use Free Writing ProspectusesSch D-1
Exhibit A – Form of Opinion of Latham & Watkins LLPA-1
Exhibit B – Form of Opinion of Michael R. PfeifferB-1
Exhibit C – Form of Opinion of Venable LLPC-1

 

 

 

REALTY INCOME CORPORATION
(a Maryland corporation)

 

10,500,000 Shares of Common Stock
(Par Value $0.01 Per Share)

 

PURCHASE AGREEMENT

 

January 11, 2021

 

BofA Securities, Inc.
One Bryant Park

New York, New York 10036

 

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
1585 Broadway

New York, New York 10036

 

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
500 West 33rd Street

New York, New York 10001

 

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

388 Greenwich Street

New York, New York 10013

 

 

As Representatives of the several Underwriters

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

Realty Income Corporation, a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), confirms its agreement with the underwriters named in Schedule A hereto (the “Underwriters” which term shall also include any underwriter substituted as hereinafter provided in Section 10 hereof), for whom BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofA”), Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), Wells Fargo Securities, LLC (“Wells Fargo”) and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (“Citi”) are acting as representatives (BofA, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and Citi, in such capacities, the “Representatives”), with respect to the sale by the Company and the purchase by the Underwriters, acting severally and not jointly, of the respective numbers of shares of the Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (the “Common Stock”) set forth in said Schedule A and with respect to the grant by the Company to the Underwriters, acting severally and not jointly, of the option described in Section 2(b) hereof to purchase all or any part of 1,575,000 additional shares of Common Stock. The aforesaid 10,500,000 shares of Common Stock (the “Initial Securities”) to be purchased by the Underwriters and all or any part of the 1,575,000 shares of Common Stock subject to the option described in Section 2(b) hereof (the “Option Securities”) are hereinafter called, collectively, the “Securities.”

 

 

 

The Company understands that the Underwriters propose to make a public offering of the Securities as soon as the Representatives deem advisable after this Agreement has been executed and delivered.

 

The Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) an automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-228157) (the “Current Registration Statement”) for the registration of shares of its Common Stock (including the Securities), shares of its preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Preferred Stock”), its debt securities, depositary shares representing fractional interests in shares of Preferred Stock, and warrants to purchase its debt securities, Common Stock, Preferred Stock or depositary shares under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), including the related preliminary prospectus or prospectuses. Promptly after execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Company will prepare and file a final prospectus supplement and the Base Prospectus (as hereinafter defined) in accordance with the provisions of Rule 430B (“Rule 430B”) of the rules and regulations of the Commission under the 1933 Act (the “1933 Act Regulations”) and paragraph (b) of Rule 424 (“Rule 424(b)”) of the 1933 Act Regulations. Any information included in such final prospectus supplement or the Base Prospectus that was omitted from the Current Registration Statement at the time it became effective but that is deemed to be part of and included in the Current Registration Statement pursuant to paragraph (f) of Rule 430B under the 1933 Act Regulations is referred to as the “Rule 430B Information.” Each prospectus, together with the related prospectus supplement, relating to the Securities that omitted the Rule 430B Information or that was captioned “Subject to Completion” or “Preliminary” (or a similar caption) that was used after the date on which the Current Registration Statement first became effective and prior to the execution and delivery of this Agreement is herein called, together with the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the 1933 Act, a “preliminary prospectus” and all references herein to any “preliminary prospectus” shall be deemed to include the Statutory Prospectus (as hereinafter defined). The Current Registration Statement, at any given time, including the amendments thereto at such time, the exhibits and any schedules thereto at such time, if any, and documents incorporated and deemed to be incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the 1933 Act at such time, and the documents and information (including, without limitation, any 430B Information) otherwise deemed to be a part thereof or included therein by the 1933 Act Regulations at such time, are hereinafter called, collectively, the “Registration Statement.” The prospectus dated November 5, 2018 (the “Base Prospectus”) and the final prospectus supplement relating to the offering of the Securities, including the documents incorporated and deemed to be incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the 1933 Act, in the form first furnished (electronically or otherwise) to the Underwriters for use in connection with the offering of the Securities (whether to meet the requests of purchasers pursuant to Rule 173 under the 1933 Act Regulations or otherwise) or, if not furnished to the Underwriters, in the form first filed by the Company pursuant to Rule 424(b), are herein called, collectively, the “Prospectus.” For purposes of this Agreement, all references to the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus, the Statutory Prospectus, the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus (as hereinafter defined) or any amendment or supplement to any of the foregoing shall be deemed to include any copy filed with the Commission pursuant to its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system (“EDGAR”).

 

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All references in this Agreement to financial statements and schedules and other information which is “described,” “disclosed,” “contained,” “included,” “made,” “stated” or “referred to” in the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus, the Statutory Prospectus or the Prospectus (or other references of like import) shall be deemed to mean and include all such financial statements and schedules and other information which is incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in, or otherwise deemed by the 1933 Act Regulations (including, without limitation, Rule 430B(f) of the 1933 Act Regulations) to be a part of or included in, the Registration Statement, such preliminary prospectus, the Statutory Prospectus or the Prospectus, as the case may be; and all references in this Agreement to amendments or supplements to the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus, the Statutory Prospectus or the Prospectus shall be deemed to mean and include the filing of any document under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “1934 Act”) or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (the “1934 Act Regulations”), which is incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, such preliminary prospectus, the Statutory Prospectus or the Prospectus, as the case may be.

 

All references in this Agreement to properties or improvements “owned by” or “of” the Company or any of its subsidiaries shall be deemed to mean and include all properties and improvements which are leased by the Company or any of its subsidiaries, as lessee.

 

SECTION 1. Representations and Warranties.

 

(a)          Representations and Warranties by the Company. The Company represents and warrants to each Underwriter as of the date hereof, as of the Applicable Time referred to in Section 1(a)(i) hereof, as of the Closing Time referred to in Section 2(c) hereof, and as of each Date of Delivery (if any) referred to in Section 2(b) hereof, and agrees with each Underwriter, as follows:

 

(i)            Compliance with Registration Requirements. (A) At the time that the Registration Statement was originally filed, (B) at the time of the most recent amendment thereto for the purposes of complying with Section 10(a)(3) of the 1933 Act (whether such amendment was by post-effective amendment, incorporated report filed pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the 1934 Act or form of prospectus), (C) at the time the Company or any person acting on its behalf (within the meaning, for this clause only, of Rule 163(c) of the 1933 Act Regulations) made any offer relating to the Securities in reliance on the exemption of Rule 163 of the 1933 Act Regulations and (D) at the date hereof, the Company (x) was and is a “well-known seasoned issuer” as defined in Rule 405 of the 1933 Act Regulations (“Rule 405”) and (y) was not and is not an “ineligible issuer” as defined in Rule 405. The Registration Statement is an “automatic shelf registration statement,” as defined in Rule 405, and the Securities, since their registration on the Registration Statement, have been and remain eligible for registration by the Company on an “automatic shelf registration statement” as defined in Rule 405. The Company has not received from the Commission any notice pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) of the 1933 Act Regulations (“Rule 401(g)(2)”) objecting to the use of the automatic shelf registration statement form. At the earliest time after the original filing of the Registration Statement that the Company or another offering participant (with respect to the offering contemplated hereby) made a bona fide offer (within the meaning of Rule 164(h)(2) of the 1933 Act Regulations) of the Securities, the Company was not an “ineligible issuer,” as defined in Rule 405.

 

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The Registration Statement became effective upon filing under Rule 462(e) of the 1933 Act Regulations (“Rule 462(e)”) on November 5, 2018, and any post-effective amendment thereto also became effective upon filing under Rule 462(e). No stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement has been issued under the 1933 Act and no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or are pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, are contemplated by the Commission, and any request on the part of the Commission for additional information has been complied with.

 

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

 

At the respective times the Registration Statement originally became effective and any amendment thereto became effective, at the time the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K was filed with the Commission, at each “new effective date” with respect to the Underwriters pursuant to Rule 430B(f)(2) of the 1933 Act Regulations, and at the Closing Time (and, if any Option Securities are purchased, at each Date of Delivery), the Registration Statement and any amendments and supplements thereto complied and will comply in all material respects with the applicable requirements of the 1933 Act, the 1933 Act Regulations, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (the “1939 Act”), and the rules and regulations of the Commission under the 1939 Act (the “1939 Act Regulations”), and did not and will not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, and, at the date hereof and at the Closing Time (and, if any Option Securities are purchased, at each Date of Delivery), neither the Prospectus nor any amendments or supplements thereto contained or will contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or will omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

Each preliminary prospectus and Prospectus filed as part of the Registration Statement as originally filed or as part of any amendment thereto, or filed pursuant to Rule 424 under the 1933 Act, complied when so filed in all material respects with the 1933 Act and the 1933 Act Regulations and, if applicable, each preliminary prospectus and the Prospectus delivered to the Underwriters for use in connection with this offering was identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T of the Commission.

 

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As of the Applicable Time, neither (x) all Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectuses (as defined below) issued at or prior to the Applicable Time and the Statutory Prospectus and the information included on Schedule C hereto, considered together (collectively, the “General Disclosure Package”), nor (y) any individual Issuer Limited Use Free Writing Prospectus, when considered together with the General Disclosure Package, included or will include any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or will omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

As used in this subsection and elsewhere in this Agreement:

 

“Applicable Time” means 7:45 P.M. (New York time) on January 11, 2021 or such other time as agreed by the Company and the Representatives.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“Statutory Prospectus” means the Base Prospectus and the preliminary prospectus dated January 11, 2021 relating to the Securities, including the documents incorporated and deemed to be incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the 1933 Act, in the form first furnished (electronically or otherwise) to the Underwriters for use in connection with the offering of the Securities.

 

Each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, as of its issue date and at all subsequent times through the completion of the public offer and sale of the Securities or until any earlier date that the Company notified or notifies the Representatives as described in Section 3(f), did not, does not and will not include any information that conflicted, conflicts or will conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus or the Prospectus, including any document incorporated by reference therein that has not been superseded or modified.

 

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The representations and warranties in this subsection 1(a)(i) shall not apply to statements in or omissions from the Registration Statement, the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus made in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by any Underwriter through the Representatives expressly for use therein.

 

(ii)            Incorporated Documents. The documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, 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 1934 Act and the 1934 Act Regulations, and, when read together with the other information in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, (a) at the time the Registration Statement first became effective, (b) at the time the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K was filed with the Commission, (c) at each “new effective date” with respect to the Underwriters pursuant to Rule 430B(f)(2) of the 1933 Act Regulations, (d) at the date hereof, and (e) at the Closing Time (and, if any Option Securities are purchased, at each Date of Delivery), did not and will not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

 

(iii)           Independent Accountants. The accountants who certified the financial statements and supporting schedules included in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus are independent public accountants as required by the 1933 Act and the 1933 Act Regulations.

 

(iv)           Financial Statements. The consolidated financial statements of the Company included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, together with the related schedules and notes, present fairly the consolidated financial position of the Company and its subsidiaries at the dates indicated and the consolidated income, stockholders’ equity and cash flows of the Company and its subsidiaries for the periods specified; said consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved. The supporting schedules included in the Registration Statement present fairly in accordance with GAAP the information required to be stated therein. The historical and pro forma selected financial data, if any, and historical and pro forma summary financial information, if any, included in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus present fairly the information shown therein and have been compiled on a basis consistent with that of the audited financial statements included in the Registration Statement and, in the case of any such pro forma data, the pro forma financial statements included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus. The pro forma financial statements and related notes included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus fairly present in all material respects the information shown therein, have been prepared in accordance with the Commission’s rules and guidelines with respect to pro forma financial statements and have been properly compiled on the basis described therein, and the assumptions used in the preparation thereof are reasonable and the adjustments used therein are appropriate to give effect to the transactions and circumstances referred to therein; and any pro forma financial information included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus has been accurately and appropriately derived therefrom. All disclosures contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus regarding “non-GAAP financial measures” (as such term is defined by the rules and regulations of the Commission) comply with Regulation G under the 1934 Act and Item 10 of Regulation S-K of the 1933 Act Regulations, to the extent applicable. The interactive data in eXtensible Business Reporting Language included in any of the documents incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus 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.

 

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(v)           No Material Adverse Change in Business. Since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, except as otherwise stated therein, (A) there has been no material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, or in the earnings, business affairs, financial prospects or business prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise (a “Material Adverse Effect”), whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business, (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 regular monthly distributions on the Common Stock in amounts per share that are consistent with past practice, there has been no dividend or distribution of any kind declared, paid or made by the Company on any class of its stock.

 

(vi)          Good Standing of the Company. The Company is a corporation duly organized and validly existing under the laws of the State of Maryland and is in good standing with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland and has corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to conduct its business as described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement; and the Company is duly qualified as a foreign corporation 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.

 

(vii)         Good Standing of Subsidiaries. The Company does not hold any equity interest in any corporation, limited or general partnership, limited liability company, business trust, joint venture or entity other than its subsidiaries. Each subsidiary of the Company has been duly organized and is validly existing as a partnership, limited liability company, business trust or corporation, as the case may be, in good standing under the laws of the state of its organization and has power and authority as a partnership, limited liability company, business trust or corporation, as the case may be, to own, lease and operate its properties and to conduct its business as described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; each such subsidiary is duly qualified as a foreign partnership, limited liability company, business trust or corporation, as the case may be, 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; except as otherwise disclosed in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, all of the issued and outstanding partnership interests, limited liability company interests, business trust interests and shares of capital stock, as the case may be, of each such subsidiary have been duly authorized (if applicable) and validly issued and are fully paid and are non-assessable (except to the extent that the general partners of subsidiaries which are partnerships may be liable for the obligations of such partnerships) and are owned by the Company, directly or through subsidiaries, free and clear of any security interest, mortgage, pledge, lien, encumbrance, claim or equity; none of the outstanding partnership interests, limited liability company interests, business trust interests or shares of capital stock, as the case may be, of such subsidiaries were issued in violation of preemptive or other similar rights arising by operation of law, under the partnership agreement, declaration of trust or trust agreement, limited liability company agreement (or other similar agreement) or charter or bylaws, as the case may be, of any such subsidiary or under any agreement or instrument to which the Company or any such subsidiary is a party. As of the date of the Company’s most recent balance sheet included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, no direct or indirect subsidiary of the Company had (on an unconsolidated basis) total assets in excess of 5% of the Company’s consolidated assets as of that date or, for the quarter then ended, would have had (on an unconsolidated basis) rental revenue in excess of 5% of the Company’s consolidated rental revenue for such quarter.

 

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(viii)        Capitalization. The authorized Common Stock of the Company and the issued and outstanding Common Stock of the Company are as set forth in the line item “Common stock and paid in capital” set forth in the consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2020 contained in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 (except for subsequent issuances, if any, pursuant to employee benefit plans (including any exercise of equity awards pursuant thereto), the Company’s dividend reinvestment and stock purchase plan or the Company’s “at-the-market” program, or any other subsequent issuance, in each case, referred to in the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus). There are no outstanding securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for shares of Common Stock or Preferred Stock other than Common Stock issuable pursuant to equity awards issued under the Company’s employee benefit plans referred to in the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus and up to 1,000,000 shares of Common Stock that may be issued upon the exchange of certain limited partnership interests in Realty Income, L.P., a Maryland limited partnership (“RI LP”).

 

(ix)          Authorization of Agreement. This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company.

 

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(x)            Authorization of Capital Stock. The shares of issued and outstanding Common Stock have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and non-assessable; none of the outstanding shares of Common Stock was issued in violation of preemptive or other similar rights arising by operation of law, under the charter or bylaws of the Company, under any agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or otherwise, and the Common Stock conforms to all statements relating thereto contained or incorporated by reference in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and such statements conform to the rights set forth in the instruments defining the same.

 

(xi)           Absence of Defaults and Conflicts. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is in violation of its charter or bylaws, its partnership agreement, declaration of trust or trust agreement, or its limited liability company agreement (or other similar agreement), as the case may be, or in default in the performance or observance of any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any 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 any of them may be bound or to which any of the respective properties or assets of the Company or any subsidiary is subject (collectively, “Agreements and Instruments”), except for such defaults that would not have a Material Adverse Effect; and the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the consummation of the transactions contemplated herein (including the issuance and sale of the Securities and the use of the proceeds from the sale of the Securities as described in the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus under the caption “Use of Proceeds”) and compliance by the Company with its obligations hereunder have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action 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 property or assets of the Company or any subsidiary pursuant to, any Agreement or Instrument, except for such conflicts, breaches or defaults or liens, charges or encumbrances that, individually or in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect, nor will such action result in any violation of the provisions of the charter or bylaws of the Company or any applicable law, rule, regulation, or governmental or court judgment, order, writ or decree. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is subject to any governmental or court judgment, order, writ or decree that is material with respect to the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise. As used herein, a “Repayment Event” means any event or condition which gives 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 subsidiary of the Company or any of its subsidiaries.

 

(xii)          Absence of Labor Dispute. No labor dispute with the employees of the Company or any subsidiary of the Company exists or, to the best 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 tenants, which, in either case, could reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(xiii)        Absence of Proceedings. The Company has not received any notice of any action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or by any court or governmental agency or body, domestic or foreign, and there is no such proceeding now pending or, to the best knowledge of the Company, threatened, against or affecting the Company or any of its subsidiaries, which is required to be disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus or the Prospectus (other than as disclosed therein), or which could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, or which could reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect the consummation of this Agreement or the performance by the Company of its obligations under this Agreement; the aggregate of all pending legal or governmental proceedings to which the Company or any subsidiary is a party or of which any of their respective property or assets is the subject which are not described in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus or the Prospectus, including ordinary routine litigation incidental to the business, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(xiv)        Accuracy of Exhibits. There are no contracts or documents which are required to be described in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus or the Prospectus or the documents incorporated by reference therein or to be filed as exhibits thereto which have not been so described and/or filed as required.

 

(xv)         Possession of Intellectual Property. The Company and its subsidiaries own or possess, or can acquire on reasonable terms, adequate patents, patent rights, licenses, inventions, copyrights, know-how (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, “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.

 

(xvi)        Absence of Further Requirements. No filing with, or authorization, approval, consent, license, order, registration, qualification or decree of, any court or governmental authority or agency is necessary or required for the performance by the Company of its obligations under this Agreement or in connection with the offering, issuance or sale of the Securities hereunder or the consummation of the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement, except such as have been already made or obtained under the 1933 Act or the 1933 Act Regulations or as may be required under state securities laws.

 

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(xvii)       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 federal, state, local or foreign regulatory agencies or bodies necessary to conduct the business now operated by them and the Company and its subsidiaries are in compliance with the terms and conditions of all such Governmental Licenses, except where the failure so to possess or comply would not, singly or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; all of the Governmental Licenses are valid and in full force and effect, except where 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, have a Material Adverse Effect; and neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has received any notice of proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of any such Governmental Licenses which, singly or in the aggregate, if the subject of an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding, would result in a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(xviii)      Investment Company Act. The Company is not, and upon the issuance and sale of the Securities as herein contemplated and the application of the net proceeds therefrom as described in the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus under “Use of Proceeds” will not be, an “investment company” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”).

 

(xix)         Partnership Agreements. Each of the partnership agreements, declarations of trust or trust agreements, limited liability company agreements (or other similar agreements) and, if applicable, joint venture agreements to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company or the relevant subsidiary, as the case may be, and constitutes the valid and binding agreement of the Company or such subsidiary, as the case may be, enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as the enforcement thereof may be limited by (A) the effect of bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar laws now or hereafter in effect relating to or affecting creditors’ rights generally or (B) the effect of general principles of equity, and the execution, delivery and performance of such agreements did not, at the time of execution and delivery, and does not constitute a breach of or default under the charter or bylaws, partnership agreement, declaration of trust or trust agreement, or limited liability company agreement (or other similar agreement), as the case may be, of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any of the Agreements and Instruments or any law, administrative regulation or administrative or court order or decree.

 

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(xx)          Properties. Except as otherwise disclosed in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus: (i) the Company and its subsidiaries have good and marketable title (either in fee simple or pursuant to a valid leasehold interest) to all properties and assets described in the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus as being owned or leased, as the case may be, by them and to all properties reflected in the Company’s most recent consolidated financial statements included in the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus, and neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has received notice of any claim that has been or may be asserted by anyone adverse to the rights of the Company or any subsidiary with respect to any such properties or assets (or any such lease) or affecting or questioning the rights of the Company or any such subsidiary to the continued ownership, lease, possession or occupancy of such property or assets, except for such claims that would not, singly or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; (ii) all liens, charges, encumbrances, claims or restrictions on or affecting the properties and assets of the Company or any of its subsidiaries which are required to be disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus or the Prospectus are disclosed therein, and all such liens, charges, encumbrances, claims or restrictions which are not disclosed in the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus could not reasonably be expected, singly or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect; (iii) no person or entity, including, without limitation, any tenant under any of the leases pursuant to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries leases (as lessor) any of its properties (whether directly or indirectly through other partnerships, limited liability companies, business trusts, joint ventures or otherwise) has an option or right of first refusal or any other right to purchase any of such properties, except for such options, rights of first refusal or other rights to purchase which, individually or in the aggregate, are not material with respect to the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise; (iv) each of the properties of the Company or any of its subsidiaries has access to public rights of way, either directly or through insured easements, except where the failure to have such access would not, singly or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; (v) each of the properties of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is served by all public utilities necessary for the current operations on such property in sufficient quantities for such operations, except where the failure to have such public utilities would not, singly or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; (vi) each of the properties of the Company or any of its subsidiaries complies with all applicable codes and zoning and subdivision laws and regulations, except for such failures to comply which would not, either individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; (vii) all of the leases under which the Company or any of its subsidiaries holds or uses any real property or improvements or any equipment relating to such real property or improvements are in full force and effect, except where the failure to be in full force and effect would not, singly or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect, and neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is in default in the payment of any amounts due under any such leases or in any other default thereunder and the Company knows of no event which, with the passage of time or the giving of notice or both, would constitute a default by the Company or any of its subsidiaries under any such lease, except such defaults that would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; (viii) there is no pending or, to the best knowledge of the Company, threatened condemnation, zoning change, or other proceeding or action that could in any manner affect the size of, use of, improvements on, construction on or access to the properties of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, except such proceedings or actions that, either singly or in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect; and (ix) neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries nor any lessee of any of the real property or improvements of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is in default in the payment of any amounts due or in any other default under any of the leases pursuant to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries leases (as lessor) any of its real property or improvements (whether directly or indirectly through partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures or otherwise), and the Company knows of no event which, with the passage of time or the giving of notice or both, would constitute such a default under any of such leases, except such defaults as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

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(xxi)     Insurance. With such exceptions as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect, the Company and its subsidiaries have title insurance on all real property and improvements described in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus as being owned or leased under a ground lease, as the case may be, by them and to all real property and improvements reflected in the Company’s most recent consolidated financial statements included in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus in an amount at least equal to the original cost of acquisition and the Company and its subsidiaries are entitled to all benefits of the insured thereunder, and each such property is insured by extended coverage hazard and casualty insurance in amounts and on such terms as are customarily carried by lessors of properties similar to those owned by the Company and its subsidiaries (in the markets in which the Company’s and subsidiaries’ respective properties are located), and the Company and its subsidiaries carry comprehensive general liability insurance and such other insurance as is customarily carried by lessors of properties similar to those owned by the Company and its subsidiaries in amounts and on such terms as are customarily carried by lessors of properties similar to those owned by the Company and its subsidiaries (in the markets in which the Company’s and its subsidiaries’ respective properties are located) and the Company or one of its subsidiaries is named as an additional insured on all policies required under the leases for such properties.

 

(xxii)    Environmental Matters. Except as otherwise disclosed in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus: (i) all real property and improvements owned or leased by the Company or any of its subsidiaries, including, without limitation, the Environment (as defined below) associated with such real property and improvements, is free of any Contaminant (as defined below), except such Contaminants which, individually or in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect; (ii) neither the Company, nor any of its subsidiaries has caused or suffered to exist or occur any Release (as defined below) of any Contaminant into the Environment or any other condition that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or could result in any violation of any Environmental Laws (as defined below) or constitute a health, safety or environmental hazard to any person or property except for such violations or hazards that could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; (iii) neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is aware of any notice from any governmental body claiming any violation of any Environmental Laws or requiring or calling attention to the need for any work, repairs, construction, alterations, removal or remedial action or installation on or in connection with such real property or improvements, whether in connection with the presence of asbestos-containing materials in such properties or otherwise, except for such violations, work, repairs, construction, alterations, removal or remedial actions or installations as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; (iv) any such work, repairs, construction, alterations, removal or remedial action or installation, if required, would not result in the incurrence of liabilities, which, individually or in the aggregate, would have a Material Adverse Effect; (v) neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has caused or suffered to exist or occur any condition on any of the properties or improvements of the Company or any of its subsidiaries that could give rise to the imposition of any Lien (as defined below) under any Environmental Laws, except such Liens which, individually or in the aggregate, would not have a Material Adverse Effect; and (vi)  no real property or improvements owned or leased by the Company or any of its subsidiaries is being used or has been used for manufacturing or for any other operations that involve or involved the use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Contaminant, where such operations require or required permits or are or were otherwise regulated pursuant to the Environmental Laws and where such permits have not been or were not obtained or such regulations are not being or were not complied with, except in all instances where any failure to obtain a permit or comply with any regulation could not reasonably be expected, singly or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect. “Contaminant” means any pollutant, hazardous substance, toxic substance, hazardous waste, special waste, petroleum or petroleum-derived substance or waste, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, PCBs, lead, pesticides or radioactive materials or any constituent of any such substance or waste, including any such substance identified or regulated under any Environmental Law. “Environmental Laws” means the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. 6901, et seq., the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401, et seq., the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251, et seq., the Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. 2601, et seq., the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 29 U.S.C. 651, et seq., and all other federal, state and local laws, ordinances, regulations, rules, orders, decisions, permits, and the like, which are directed at the protection of human health or the Environment. “Lien” means, with respect to any asset, any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, encumbrance, charge or security interest in or on such asset. “Environment” means any surface water, drinking water, ground water, land surface, subsurface strata, river sediment, buildings, structures, and ambient, workplace and indoor air. “Release” means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, emanating or disposing of any Contaminant into the Environment, including, without limitation, the abandonment or discard of barrels, containers, tanks or other receptacles containing or previously containing any Contaminant or any release, emission or discharge as those terms are defined or used in any Environmental Law.

 

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(xxiii)   Qualification as a Real Estate Investment Trust. The Company was and is organized in conformity with the requirements for qualification and taxation as a “real estate investment trust” (a “REIT”) under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”); the Company at all times has met and continues to meet all the requirements of the Code for qualification and taxation as a REIT; the Company’s method of operation will enable it to meet the requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT under the Code; and the Company is qualified as a REIT under the Code and will be so qualified for the taxable year in which sales of the Securities occur.

 

(xxiv)   Registration Rights. There are no persons with registration or other similar rights to have any securities registered pursuant to the Registration Statement or included in the offering contemplated hereby. There are no persons with registration or other similar rights to have any securities registered by the Company under the 1933 Act, other than registration rights granted pursuant to various registration rights agreements by and among the Company and each of the persons and entities made a party thereto covering up to 1,000,000 shares of Common Stock that may be issued in exchange of certain limited partnership interests in RI LP.

 

(xxv)    Securities. The Securities have been duly authorized by the Company for issuance and sale to the Underwriters pursuant to this Agreement and, when issued and delivered by the Company pursuant to this Agreement against payment of the purchase price therefor specified in this Agreement, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable; the Securities conform and will conform to the statements relating thereto contained in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and such statements conform and will conform to the rights set forth in the instruments defining the same; and the issuance, sale and delivery of the Securities is not subject to preemptive or other similar rights arising by operation of law, under the charter or bylaws of the Company, under any agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or otherwise.

 

(xxvi)   Pending Proceedings and Examinations. The Registration Statement is not the subject of a pending proceeding or examination under Section 8(d) or 8(e) of the 1933 Act, and the Company is not the subject of a pending proceeding under Section 8A of the 1933 Act in connection with the offering of the Securities.

 

(xxvii)  No Unlawful Payments. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries nor any director, officer, or employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any agent, affiliate or other person associated with or acting on behalf of the Company or any of its subsidiaries has (i) used any funds for any unlawful contribution, gift, entertainment or other unlawful expense relating to political activity; (ii) made or taken an act in furtherance of an offer, promise or authorization of any direct or indirect unlawful payment or benefit to any foreign or domestic government or regulatory official or employee, including of any government-owned or controlled entity or of a public international organization, or any person acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of any of the foregoing, or any political party or party official or candidate for political office; (iii) violated or is in violation of any provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, or any applicable law or regulation implementing the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, or committed an offense under the Bribery Act 2010 of the United Kingdom, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 of the United Kingdom or any other applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption laws; or (iv) made, offered, agreed, requested or taken an act in furtherance of any unlawful bribe or other unlawful benefit, including, without limitation, any rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other unlawful or improper payment or benefit. The Company and its subsidiaries have instituted, maintain and enforce, and will continue to maintain and enforce, policies and procedures designed to promote and ensure compliance with all applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws.

 

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(xxviii) Compliance with 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, including those of the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970, as amended, the applicable money laundering statutes of all jurisdictions where the Company or any of its subsidiaries conducts business, the rules and regulations thereunder and any related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines issued, administered or enforced by any governmental or regulatory agency (collectively, the “Anti-Money Laundering Laws”) and no action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or governmental or regulatory agency, authority or body or any arbitrator involving the Company or any of its subsidiaries with respect to the Anti-Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened.

 

(xxix)   No Conflicts with Sanctions Laws. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries, directors, officers or employees, nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any agent, or affiliate or other person associated with or acting on behalf of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is currently the subject or the target of any sanctions administered or enforced by the U.S. government, (including without limitation, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the U.S. Department of State and including, without limitation, the designation as a “specially designated national” or “blocked person”), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury, or other relevant sanctions authority (collectively, “Sanctions”), nor is the Company, any of its subsidiaries located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is the subject or the target of Sanctions, including, without limitation, Cuba, Crimea, Iran, North Korea and Syria (each, a “Sanctioned Country”); and the Company will not directly or indirectly use the proceeds of the offering of the Securities hereunder, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person or entity (i) to fund or facilitate any activities of or business with any person that, at the time of such funding or facilitation, is the subject or the target of Sanctions, (ii) to fund or facilitate any activities of or business in any Sanctioned Country or (iii) 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. For the past 5 years, the Company and its subsidiaries have not knowingly engaged in, are not now knowingly engaged in, and will not engage in, any dealings or transactions with any person that at the time of the dealing or transaction is or was the subject or the target of Sanctions or with any Sanctioned Country, Burma (Myanmar) or Sudan.

 

(xxx)    Sarbanes-Oxley. The Company has established and maintains and evaluates “disclosure controls and procedures” (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the 1934 Act) and “internal control over financial reporting” (as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the 1934 Act); such disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that material information relating to the Company, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to the Company’s chief executive officer and its chief financial officer or principal financial officer, as applicable, by others within those entities, such disclosure controls and procedures are effective to perform the functions for which they were established, and such disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance that the interactive data in eXtensible Business Reporting Language incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus fairly presents the information called for in all material respects and is prepared in accordance with the Commission’s rules and guidelines applicable thereto; the Company’s independent auditors and the audit committee of the board of directors of the Company have been advised of (i) all significant deficiencies, if any, in the design or operation of internal controls which could adversely affect the Company’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial data; and (ii) all fraud, if any, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a role in the Company’s internal controls; all material weaknesses, if any, in internal controls have been identified to the Company’s independent auditors; since the date of the most recent evaluation of such disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls, there have been no significant changes in internal controls or in other factors that could significantly affect internal controls, including any corrective actions with regard to significant deficiencies and material weaknesses; the principal executive officer (or equivalent) and principal financial officer (or equivalent) of the Company have made all certifications required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”) and any related rules and regulations promulgated by the Commission, and the statements contained in each such certification are complete and correct; and the Company, its subsidiaries and the Company’s directors and officers are each in compliance in all material respects with all applicable effective provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the rules and regulations of the Commission and the New York Stock Exchange promulgated thereunder.

 

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(xxxi)   Cybersecurity. With such exceptions as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect: (A) there has been no security breach or incident, unauthorized access or disclosure, or other compromise of or relating to the Company 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 and any third party data maintained, processed or stored by the Company and its subsidiaries, and any such data processed or stored by third parties on behalf of the Company and its subsidiaries), equipment or technology (collectively, “IT Systems and Data”); (B) neither the Company nor its subsidiaries has been notified of, and has no knowledge of any event or condition that would result in, any security breach or incident, 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 to maintain, monitor 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. 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 court or arbitrator or governmental or regulatory authority, internal policies and contractual obligations relating to the privacy and security of IT Systems and Data and to the protection of such IT Systems and Data from unauthorized use, access, misappropriation or modification.

 

(b)     Officer’s Certificates. Any certificate signed by any officer of the Company and delivered to the Representatives or to counsel for the Underwriters shall be deemed a representation and warranty by the Company to each Underwriter as to the matters covered thereby.

 

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SECTION 2. Sale and Delivery to the Underwriters; Closing.

 

(a)     Initial Securities. On the basis of the representations and warranties herein contained and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth, the Company agrees to sell to each Underwriter, severally and not jointly, and each Underwriter, severally and not jointly, agrees to purchase from the Company, at the price set forth in Schedule B, the aggregate number of Initial Securities set forth in Schedule A opposite the name of such Underwriter, plus any additional number of Initial Securities which such Underwriter may become obligated to purchase pursuant to the provisions of Section 10 hereof.

 

(b)     Option Securities. In addition, on the basis of the representations and warranties herein contained and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth, the Company hereby grants an option to the Underwriters, severally and not jointly, to purchase up to an additional 1,575,000 shares of Common Stock at the price set forth in Schedule B; provided that the purchase price for any Option Securities shall be reduced by an amount per share equal to any dividends or distributions paid or payable on the Initial Securities but not payable on such Option Securities. The option hereby granted may be exercised through and including the 30th day after the date hereof and may be exercised in whole or in part from time to time upon notice by the Representatives to the Company setting forth the number of Option Securities as to which the several Underwriters are then exercising the option and the time and date of payment and delivery for such Option Securities. Any such time and date of delivery (a “Date of Delivery”) shall be determined by the Representatives, but shall not be later than seven full business days after the exercise of said option, nor in any event prior to the Closing Time. If the option is exercised as to all or any portion of the Option Securities, each of the Underwriters, acting severally and not jointly, will purchase that proportion of the total number of Option Securities then being purchased which the aggregate number of Initial Securities set forth in Schedule A opposite the name of such Underwriter bears to the aggregate number of all of the Initial Securities, subject in each case to such adjustments as the Representatives in their discretion shall make to eliminate any sales or purchases of fractional shares.

 

(c)     Payment. Payment of the purchase price for, and delivery of certificates for, the Initial Securities shall be made at the office of Latham & Watkins LLP, 650 Town Center Drive, 20th Floor, Costa Mesa, California 92626-1925, or at such other place as shall be agreed upon by the Representatives and the Company, at 6:00 A.M. (California time) on January 14, 2021 (unless postponed in accordance with the provisions of Section 10) or such other time not later than ten business days after such date as shall be agreed upon by the Representatives and the Company (such time and date of payment and delivery being herein called “Closing Time”).

 

In addition, in the event that any or all of the Option Securities are purchased by the Underwriters, payment of the purchase price for, and delivery of certificates for, such Option Securities shall be made at the above-mentioned offices, or at such other place as shall be agreed upon by the Representatives and the Company, on each Date of Delivery as specified in the notice from the Representatives to the Company.

 

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Payment shall be made to the Company by wire transfer of immediately available funds to an account at a bank designated by the Company, against delivery to the Representatives for the respective accounts of the Underwriters of certificates for the Securities to be purchased by them. It is understood that each Underwriter has authorized the Representatives, for its account, to accept delivery of, receipt for, and make payment of the purchase price for, the Initial Securities and the Option Securities, if any, which it has agreed to purchase. BofA, individually and not as a Representative of the Underwriters, may (but shall not be obligated to) make payment of the purchase price for the Initial Securities and the Option Securities, if any, to be purchased by any Underwriter whose payment therefor has not been received by the Closing Time or the relevant Date of Delivery, as the case may be, but such payment shall not relieve such Underwriter from its obligations hereunder.

 

(d)     Denominations; Registration. Certificates for the Initial Securities and the Option Securities, if any, shall be in such denominations and registered in such names as the Representatives may request in writing at least one full business day before the Closing Time or the relevant Date of Delivery, as the case may be. The certificates for the Initial Securities and the Option Securities, if any, will be made available for examination and packaging by the Representatives in The City of New York not later than 2:00 P.M. (New York City time) on the business day prior to the Closing Time or the relevant Date of Delivery, as the case may be.

 

SECTION 3. Covenants of the Company. The Company covenants with each Underwriter as follows:

 

(a)     Compliance with Securities Regulations and Commission Requests. The Company, subject to Section 3(b), will comply with the requirements of Rule 430B and will notify the Representatives immediately, and confirm the notice in writing, (i) when any post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement or new registration statement relating to the Securities shall become effective, or any supplement to the Prospectus or any amended Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus shall have been filed, (ii) of the receipt of any comments from the Commission, (iii) of any request by the Commission for any amendment to the Registration Statement or the filing of a new registration statement or any amendment or supplement to the Prospectus or any document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference or otherwise deemed to be a part of or included in any of the foregoing (including, without limitation, pursuant to Rule 430B) or for additional information, (iv) of the issuance by the Commission of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or such new registration statement or of any order preventing or suspending the use of any preliminary prospectus, or of the suspension of the qualification of the Securities for offering or sale in any jurisdiction, or of the initiation or threatening of any proceedings for any of such purposes or of any examination pursuant to Section 8(d) or Section 8(e) of the 1933 Act concerning the Registration Statement or any such new registration statement, or (v) if the Company becomes the subject of a proceeding under Section 8A of the 1933 Act in connection with the offering of the Securities. The Company will effect the filings required under Rule 424(b), in the manner and within the time period required by Rule 424(b) (without reliance on Rule 424(b)(8)), and, if applicable, will take such steps as it deems necessary to ascertain promptly whether the form of prospectus supplement or prospectus transmitted for filing under Rule 424(b) was received for filing by the Commission and, in the event that it was not, it will promptly file such prospectus supplement or prospectus, as the case may be. The Company will make every reasonable effort to prevent the issuance of any stop order and, if any stop order is issued, to obtain the lifting thereof at the earliest possible moment.

 

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(b)     Filing of Amendments. The Company will give the Representatives notice of its intention to file or prepare any amendment to the Registration Statement or new registration statement relating to the Securities or any amendment, supplement or revision to either any preliminary prospectus (including any prospectus included in the Registration Statement or amendment thereto at the time it became effective) or to the Prospectus, whether pursuant to the 1933 Act, the 1934 Act or otherwise, will furnish the Representatives with copies of any such documents a reasonable amount of time prior to such proposed filing or use, as the case may be, and will not file or use any such document to which the Representatives or counsel for the Underwriters shall object. The Company has given the Representatives notice of any filings made pursuant to the 1934 Act or 1934 Act Regulations within 48 hours prior to the Applicable Time; the Company will give the Representatives notice of its intention to make any such filing from the Applicable Time through the Closing Time and will furnish the Representatives with copies of any such documents a reasonable amount of time prior to such proposed filing and will not file or use any such document to which the Representatives or counsel for the Underwriters shall object.

 

(c)     Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses. The Company represents and agrees that, unless it obtains the prior consent of the Representatives, and each Underwriter, severally and not jointly, represents and agrees that, unless it obtains the prior consent of the Company and the Representatives, it has not made and will not make any offer relating to the Securities that would constitute an “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433, or that would otherwise constitute a “free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 405, required to be filed with the Commission. Any such free writing prospectus consented to by the Company and the Representatives is hereinafter referred to as a “Permitted Free Writing Prospectus” and, for purposes of clarity, the parties hereby agree that each Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectus listed on Schedule D hereto (if any) is a Permitted Free Writing Prospectus. The Company represents that it has treated or agrees that it will treat each Permitted Free Writing Prospectus as an “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433, and has complied and will comply with the requirements of Rule 433 applicable to any Permitted Free Writing Prospectus, including timely filing with the Commission where required, legending and record keeping.

 

(d)     Delivery of Registration Statement. The Company has furnished or will deliver to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters, without charge, as many signed and conformed copies of the Registration Statement as originally filed and of each amendment thereto (including exhibits filed therewith or incorporated by reference therein and documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein) as the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters may reasonably request. The copies of the Registration Statement and each amendment thereto furnished to the Underwriters will be identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, if any, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T.

 

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(e)     Delivery of Prospectuses. The Company has delivered to each Underwriter, without charge, as many copies of each preliminary prospectus, if any, as such Underwriter reasonably requested, and the Company has delivered to each Underwriter, without charge, as many copies of each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, if any, as such Underwriter reasonably requested, and the Company hereby consents to the use of such copies for purposes permitted by the 1933 Act. The Company will furnish to each Underwriter, without charge, during the period when the Prospectus is required to be delivered under the 1933 Act or the 1934 Act (or would be required to be delivered upon request by a purchaser pursuant to Rule 173 under the 1933 Act), such number of copies of the Prospectus (as amended or supplemented) as such Underwriter may reasonably request in writing (which may be by email). The Prospectus and any amendments or supplements thereto furnished to the Underwriters will be identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T.

 

(f)     Continued Compliance with Securities Laws. The Company will comply with the 1933 Act and the 1933 Act Regulations and the 1934 Act and the 1934 Act Regulations so as to permit the completion of the distribution of the Securities as contemplated in this Agreement and in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus. If at any time when a prospectus is required by the 1933 Act to be delivered (or would be required to be delivered upon request by a purchaser pursuant to Rule 173 under the 1933 Act) in connection with sales of the Securities, any event shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which it is necessary, in the opinion of counsel for the Underwriters or for the Company, to amend the Registration Statement or amend or supplement the Prospectus in order that the Prospectus will not include any untrue statements of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading in the light of the circumstances existing at the time it is delivered to a purchaser, or if it shall be necessary, in the opinion of any such counsel, at any such time to amend the Registration Statement or to file a new registration statement relating to the Securities or amend or supplement the Prospectus in order to comply with the requirements of the 1933 Act or the 1933 Act Regulations, the Company will promptly prepare and file with the Commission, subject to Section 3(b), such amendment, supplement or new registration statement as may be necessary to correct such statement or omission or to make the Registration Statement or the Prospectus comply with such requirements, the Company will use its best efforts to have such amendment or new registration statement declared effective as soon as practicable (if it is not an automatic shelf registration statement with respect to the Securities), and the Company will furnish to the Underwriters such number of copies of such amendment, supplement or new registration statement as the Underwriters may reasonably request. If at any time following issuance of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus there occurred or occurs an event or development as a result of which such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus conflicted or would conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement (or any other registration statement relating to the Securities) or the Statutory Prospectus or any other preliminary prospectus, the Company will promptly notify the Representatives and will promptly cease use of such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or amend or supplement, at its own expense, such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus to eliminate or correct such conflict. 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 included or would include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or would omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances prevailing at that subsequent time, not misleading, the Company will promptly notify the Representatives and will promptly cease use of such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and amend or supplement, at its own expense, either (a) such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or (b) the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus, to eliminate or correct such conflict, untrue statement or omission.

 

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(g)     Blue Sky Qualifications. The Company will use its best efforts, in cooperation with the Underwriters, to qualify the Securities for offering and sale under the applicable securities laws of such states and other jurisdictions of the United States as the Representatives may designate and to maintain such qualifications in effect for a period of not less than one year from the date hereof; provided, however, that the Company shall not be obligated to file any general consent to service of process or to qualify as a foreign corporation or as a dealer in securities in any jurisdiction in which it is not so qualified or to subject itself to taxation in respect of doing business in any jurisdiction in which it is not otherwise so subject. In each jurisdiction in which the Securities have been so qualified, the Company will file such statements and reports as may be required by the laws of such jurisdiction to continue such qualification in effect for a period of not less than one year from the date hereof.

 

(h)     Rule 158. The Company will timely file such reports pursuant to the 1934 Act as are necessary in order to make generally available to its security holders as soon as practicable an earnings statement for the purposes of, and to provide to the Underwriters the benefits contemplated by, the last paragraph of Section 11(a) of the 1933 Act.

 

(i)      Use of Proceeds. The Company will use the net proceeds received by it from the sale of the Securities in the manner specified in the Prospectus under “Use of Proceeds.”

 

(j)      Listing. The Company will use its best efforts to effect the listing of the Securities in the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”).

 

(k)     Reporting Requirements. The Company, during the period when the Prospectus is required to be delivered under the 1933 Act or the 1934 Act, will file all documents required to be filed with the Commission pursuant to the 1934 Act within the time periods required by the 1934 Act and the 1934 Act Regulations.

  

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(l)      Notice of Inability to Use Automatic Shelf Registration Statement Form. If at any time when Securities remain unsold by the Underwriters the Company receives from the Commission a notice pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) or otherwise ceases to be eligible to use the automatic shelf registration statement form, the Company will (i) promptly notify the Representatives, (ii) promptly file a new registration statement or post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement on the proper form relating to the Securities, in a form satisfactory to the Representatives, (iii) use its best efforts to cause such new registration statement or post-effective amendment to be declared effective and (iv) promptly notify the Representatives of such effectiveness. The Company will take all other action necessary or appropriate to permit the public offering and sale of the Securities to continue as contemplated in the registration statement that was the subject of the Rule 401(g)(2) notice or for which the Company has otherwise become ineligible. References herein to the Registration Statement shall include such new registration statement or post-effective amendment, as the case may be.

 

(m)    Filing Fees. The Company shall pay the required Commission filing fees relating to the Securities within the time required by Rule 456(b)(1) of the 1933 Act Regulations without regard to the proviso therein and otherwise in accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) of the 1933 Act Regulations (including, if applicable, by updating the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in accordance with Rule 456(b)(1)(ii) either in a post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement or on the cover page of the Prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)).

 

(n)     Restriction on Sale of Securities. During the period beginning on the date of this Agreement through and including the 30th day after the date of this Agreement, the Company will not, without the prior written consent of the Representatives, directly or indirectly, (i) offer, pledge, sell, contract to sell, sell any option or contract to purchase, purchase any option or contract to sell, grant any option, right or warrant to purchase, or otherwise transfer or dispose of, directly or indirectly, any shares of Common Stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Common Stock or file any registration statement under the 1933 Act with respect to any of the foregoing, or (ii) enter into any swap or any other agreement or transaction that transfers, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, the economic consequence of ownership of any Common Stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Common Stock, whether any such swap, agreement or transaction described in clause (i) or (ii) above is to be settled by delivery of Common Stock, other securities, in cash or otherwise, other than (A) the Securities to be sold hereunder, (B) any shares of Common Stock issued by the Company upon the exercise of an option outstanding on the date hereof referred to in the Registration Statement, (C) any shares of Common Stock issued or options to purchase Common Stock granted pursuant to employee benefit plans of the Company existing on the date hereof and referred to in the Registration Statement, (D) any shares of Common Stock issued pursuant to any non-employee director stock plan existing on the date hereof and referred to in the Registration Statement, (E) any shares of Common Stock offered and sold pursuant to a dividend reinvestment and stock purchase plan filed with, or described in a prospectus supplement or prospectus filed with, the Commission, (F) any shares of Common Stock which may be issued by the Company to acquire other businesses or in connection with the Company’s entering into joint ventures or similar arrangements, or any limited partnership interests which may be issued by any subsidiary of the Company that is a limited partnership to acquire properties, in each case so long as those shares or limited partnership interests, as applicable, are issued directly to the stockholders or other owners of those businesses or properties or to the other equity owners of such joint ventures or similar arrangements, as the case may be, and, prior to the issuance of any such shares of Common Stock (but not any such limited partnership interests), each recipient of any such shares executes and delivers to the Representatives an agreement substantially to the effect set forth in this paragraph, which agreement shall be in form and substance satisfactory to the Representatives and which agreement shall be applicable through and including the 30th day after the date of this Agreement, but which agreement (x) shall apply only to the shares of Common Stock issued to such persons pursuant to this clause (F) and (y) shall not include the exceptions set forth in clauses (A) through (G) of this paragraph, and (G) any shares of Common Stock issued by the Company in accordance with the terms of the limited partnership agreement of any subsidiary of the Company that is a limited partnership upon the exchange of limited partnership interests in such limited partnership that are outstanding on the date hereof or that are issued after the date hereof pursuant to clause (F) above.

 

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SECTION 4. Payment of Expenses.

 

(a)     Expenses. The Company will pay all expenses incident to the performance of its obligations under this Agreement, including (i) the word processing, printing and filing of the Registration Statement (including financial statements and exhibits) as originally filed and of each amendment thereto, (ii) the printing and delivery to the Underwriters of this Agreement, a Canadian “wrapper” (if applicable) and such other documents as may be required in connection with the offering, purchase, sale, issuance or delivery of the Securities, (iii) the preparation, issuance and delivery of the certificates for the Securities to the Underwriters, including any transfer taxes or other duties payable upon the sale of the Securities to the Underwriters, (iv) the fees and disbursements of the Company’s counsel, accountants and other advisors, (v) the qualification of the Securities under securities laws in accordance with the provisions of Section 3(g) hereof and, if applicable, the preparation of a Canadian “wrapper,” including filing fees and the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Underwriters in connection therewith and in connection with the preparation of the Blue Sky Survey and any supplement thereto and, if applicable, such Canadian “wrapper,” (vi) the printing and delivery to the Underwriters of copies of each preliminary prospectus, any Permitted Free Writing Prospectus and the Prospectus and any amendments or supplements thereto and any costs associated with the electronic delivery of any of the foregoing to the Underwriters, (vii) the preparation, printing and delivery to the Underwriters of copies of the Blue Sky Survey and any supplement thereto, (viii) the fees and expenses of any transfer agent or registrar for the Securities, (ix) if required, the filing fees incident to, and the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel to the Underwriters (such fees and disbursements not to exceed $10,000) in connection with, the review, if any, by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (the “FINRA”) of the terms of the sale of the Securities and (x) the fees and expenses incurred in connection with the listing of the Securities on the NYSE.

 

(b)     Termination of Agreement. If this Agreement is terminated by the Representatives in accordance with the provisions of Section 5 or Section 9(a)(i) hereof, the Company shall reimburse the Underwriters for all of their out-of-pocket expenses, including the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Underwriters.

 

SECTION 5. Conditions of Underwriters’ Obligations. The obligations of the several Underwriters hereunder are subject to the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Company contained in Section 1 hereof and in certificates of any officer of the Company or any subsidiary of the Company delivered pursuant to the provisions hereof, to the performance by the Company of its covenants and other obligations hereunder, and to the following further conditions:

 

(a)     Effectiveness of Registration Statement. The Registration Statement has become effective and at Closing Time (and, if any Option Securities are purchased, at the relevant Date of Delivery) no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement shall have been issued under the 1933 Act or proceedings therefor initiated or threatened by the Commission, and any request on the part of the Commission for additional information shall have been complied with to the reasonable satisfaction of counsel to the Underwriters. The Company shall not have received from the Commission any notice pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) objecting to the use of the automatic shelf registration statement form. The Prospectus containing the Rule 430B Information shall have been filed with the Commission in the manner and within the time period required by Rule 424(b) (without reliance on Rule 424(b)(8)). All Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectuses, if any, have been filed, and all Issuer Limited Use Free Writing Prospectuses, if any, have, if required by the 1933 Act Regulations, also been filed with the Commission in the manner and within the time period required by Rule 433. The Company shall have paid the required Commission filing fees relating to the Securities within the time period required by Rule 456(b)(1) of the 1933 Act Regulations without regard to the proviso therein and otherwise in accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) of the 1933 Act Regulations and, if applicable, shall have updated the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in accordance with Rule 456(b)(1)(ii) either in a post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement or on the cover page of the Prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b).

 

(b)     Opinions of Counsel for Company. At Closing Time, (i) the Representatives shall have received the favorable opinions, dated as of Closing Time, of Latham & Watkins LLP, counsel for the Company, Michael R. Pfeiffer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company, and Venable LLP, Maryland counsel to the Company, each in form and substance satisfactory to counsel for the Underwriters, to the effect set forth in Exhibits A, B and C hereto, respectively, and to such further effect as counsel to the Underwriters may reasonably request pursuant to Section 5(i); and (ii) if such Maryland counsel shall deliver a Separate Opinion (as defined in the last paragraph of Exhibit C hereto), the Representatives shall have received such Separate Opinion, which shall comply with the requirements of the last paragraph of Exhibit C.

 

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(c)     Opinion of Counsel for the Underwriters. At Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received the favorable opinion, dated as of Closing Time, of Sidley Austin llp, counsel for the Underwriters, with respect to this Agreement, the Securities, the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and such other matters as you may reasonably request. In giving such opinion such counsel may rely, as to all matters arising under or governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, upon the opinion of Venable LLP delivered pursuant to Section 5(b) and, as to all matters governed by the laws of other jurisdictions (other than the law of the State of New York and the federal law of the United States) upon the opinions of counsel satisfactory to the Representatives.

 

(d)     Officers’ Certificate. At Closing Time, there shall not have been, since the date hereof or since the respective dates as of which information is given in the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, any material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, or in the earnings, business affairs, financial prospects or business prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business, and the Representatives shall have received a certificate of the Chairman, the President, the Chief Administrative Officer or the General Counsel of the Company and of the chief financial officer, principal financial officer or chief accounting officer of the Company, dated as of Closing Time, to the effect that (i) there has been no such material adverse change, (ii) the representations and warranties in Section 1 hereof are true and correct with the same force and effect as though expressly made at and as of Closing Time, (iii) the Company has complied with all agreements and satisfied all conditions on its part to be performed or satisfied under this Agreement at or prior to Closing Time, and (iv) no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement nor any notice pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) objecting to the use of the automatic shelf registration statement form has been issued and no proceedings for that purpose have been initiated or, to the best of their knowledge, threatened by the Commission.

 

(e)     Company Accountant’s Comfort Letter. (i) At the time of the execution of this Agreement, the Representatives shall have received from KPMG LLP a letter, dated such date, in form and substance satisfactory to the Representatives, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letter for each of the Underwriters, containing statements and information of the type ordinarily included in accountants’ “comfort letters” to underwriters with respect to the Company’s financial statements and certain financial information contained in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus and the Prospectus; and (ii) at the Closing Time the Representatives shall have received from KPMG LLP a letter, dated as of Closing Time, to the effect that they reaffirm the statements made in the letter furnished pursuant to clause (i) of this subsection (e) of this Section, except that the specified date referred to therein shall be a date not more than three business days prior to Closing Time.

 

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(f)     Accounting Officer’s Certificate. At the time of the execution of this Agreement, the Representatives shall have received a certificate, in form and substance satisfactory to the Representatives, signed by the chief financial officer, principal financial officer or chief accounting officer of the Company, acting solely in his or her capacity as such officer, certifying as to the accuracy of certain financial information included in the Registration Statement, the Statutory Prospectus and/or the Prospectus.

 

(g)     Approval of Listing. At the Closing Time, the Securities shall have been approved for listing on the NYSE, subject only to official notice of issuance.

 

(h)     Conditions to Purchase of Option Securities. In the event that the Underwriters exercise their option provided in Section 2(b) hereof to purchase all or any portion of the Option Securities, the representations and warranties of the Company contained herein and the statements in any certificates furnished by the Company hereunder shall be true and correct as of each Date of Delivery and, at the relevant Date of Delivery, the Representatives shall have received:

 

(i)        Officers’ Certificate. A certificate, dated such Date of Delivery, of the Chairman, the President, the Chief Administrative Officer or the General Counsel of the Company and of the chief financial officer, principal financial officer or chief accounting officer of the Company confirming that the certificate delivered at the Closing Time pursuant to Section 5(d) hereof remains true and correct as of such Date of Delivery.

 

(ii)       Opinions of Counsel for Company. The favorable opinions of Latham & Watkins LLP, counsel for the Company, Michael R. Pfeiffer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company, and Venable LLP, Maryland counsel to the Company, each in form and substance satisfactory to counsel for the Underwriters, dated such Date of Delivery, relating to the Option Securities to be purchased on such Date of Delivery and otherwise to the same effect as the respective opinions required by Section 5(b) hereof, and including, if applicable, the Separate Opinion (as defined in the last paragraph of Exhibit C hereto) of such Maryland counsel which shall comply with the requirements of the last paragraph of Exhibit C.

 

(iii)      Opinion of Counsel for Underwriters. The favorable opinion of Sidley Austin llp, counsel for the Underwriters, dated such Date of Delivery, relating to the Option Securities to be purchased on such Date of Delivery and otherwise to the same effect as the opinion required by Section 5(c) hereof.

 

(iv)      Company Accountant’s Bring-down Comfort Letter. A letter from KPMG LLP, in form and substance satisfactory to the Representatives and dated such Date of Delivery, to the effect that they reaffirm the statements made in the letter furnished pursuant to Section 5(e)(i) hereof, except that the specified date referred to shall be a date not more than three business days prior to such Date of Delivery.

 

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(v)       Accounting Officer’s Certificate. A certificate, in form and substance satisfactory to the Representatives, signed by the chief financial officer, principal financial officer or chief accounting officer of the Company, acting solely in his or her capacity as such officer, to the effect that they reaffirm the statements made in the letter furnished pursuant to Section 5(f) hereof.

 

(vi)      Approval of Listing. At such Date of Delivery, the Option Securities shall have been approved for listing on the NYSE.

 

(i)      Additional Documents. At the Closing Time and at each Date of Delivery, counsel for the Underwriters shall have been furnished with such documents and opinions as they may reasonably require for the purpose of enabling them to pass upon the issuance and sale of the Securities as herein contemplated, or in order to evidence the accuracy of any of the representations or warranties, or the fulfillment of any of the conditions, herein contained; and all proceedings taken by the Company in connection with the issuance and sale of the Securities as herein contemplated shall be satisfactory in form and substance to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters.

 

(j)      Termination of Agreement. If any condition specified in this Section shall not have been fulfilled when and as required to be fulfilled, this Agreement, or, in the case of any condition to the purchase of Option Securities on a Date of Delivery which occurs after the Closing Time, the obligations of the several Underwriters to purchase the relevant Option Securities, may be terminated by the Representatives by notice to the Company at any time at or prior to the Closing Time or such Date of Delivery, as the case may be, and such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except as provided in Section 4 and except that Sections 6, 7, 13, 14 and 16 shall survive any such termination and remain in full force and effect.

 

SECTION 6. Indemnification.

 

(a)     Indemnification of Underwriters. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter, each person that is an affiliate or a selling agent of any Underwriter and that is involved in the offering or sale of the Securities, and each person, if any, who controls any Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20 of the 1934 Act as follows:

 

(i)        against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever, as incurred, arising out of any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto), including, without limitation, the Rule 430B Information, 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 preliminary prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, the General Disclosure Package (or any part thereof) 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;

 

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(ii)     against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever, as incurred, 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 6(d) below) any such settlement is effected with the written consent of the Company; and

 

(iii)     against any and all expense whatsoever, as incurred (including the fees and disbursements of counsel chosen by the Representatives), 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 in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by any Underwriter through the Representatives expressly for use in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto) or any preliminary prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto).

 

(b)     Indemnification of Company, Directors and Officers. Each Underwriter severally and not jointly, agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its directors, each of its officers who signed the Registration Statement, and each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20 of the 1934 Act against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense described in the indemnity contained in subsection (a) of this Section, as incurred, but only with respect to untrue statements or omissions, or alleged untrue statements or omissions, made in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto), including, without limitation, the Rule 430B Information, or any preliminary prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, the General Disclosure Package (or any part thereof) or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto) in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by such Underwriter through the Representatives expressly for use therein.

 

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(c)     Actions against Parties; Notification. Each indemnified party shall give notice as promptly as reasonably practicable to each indemnifying party of any action commenced against it in respect of which indemnity may be sought hereunder, but failure to so notify an indemnifying party shall not relieve such indemnifying party from any liability hereunder to the extent it is not materially prejudiced as a result thereof and in any event shall not relieve it from any liability which it may have otherwise than on account of this indemnity agreement. In the case of parties indemnified pursuant to Section 6(a) above, counsel to the indemnified parties shall be selected by the Representatives, and, in the case of parties indemnified pursuant to Section 6(b) above, counsel to the indemnified parties shall be selected by the Company. An indemnifying party may participate at its own expense in the defense of any such action; provided, however, that counsel to the indemnifying party shall not (except with the consent of the indemnified party) also be counsel to the indemnified party. In no event shall the indemnifying parties be liable for fees and expenses of more than one counsel (in addition to any local counsel) separate from their own counsel for all indemnified parties in connection with any one action or separate but similar or related actions in the same jurisdiction arising out of the same general allegations or circumstances. No indemnifying party shall, without the prior written consent of the indemnified parties, settle or compromise or consent to the entry of any judgment with respect to any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency or body, commenced or threatened, or any claim whatsoever in respect of which indemnification or contribution could be sought under this Section 6 or Section 7 hereof (whether or not the indemnified parties are actual or potential parties thereto), unless such settlement, compromise or consent (i) includes an unconditional release of each indemnified party from all liability arising out of such litigation, investigation, proceeding or claim and (ii) 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)     Settlement without Consent if Failure to Reimburse. If at any time an indemnified party shall have requested an indemnifying party to reimburse the indemnified party for fees and expenses of counsel, such indemnifying party agrees that it shall be liable for any settlement of the nature contemplated by Section 6(a)(ii) hereof effected without its written consent if (i) such settlement is entered into more than 60 days after receipt by such indemnifying party of the aforesaid request, (ii) such indemnifying party shall have received notice of the terms of such settlement at least 45 days prior to such settlement being entered into and (iii) such indemnifying party shall not have reimbursed such indemnified party in accordance with such request prior to the date of such settlement.

 

SECTION 7. Contribution. If the indemnification provided for in Section 6 hereof is for any reason unavailable to or insufficient to hold harmless an indemnified party in respect of any losses, liabilities, claims, damages or expenses referred to therein, then each indemnifying party shall contribute to the aggregate amount of such losses, liabilities, claims, damages and expenses incurred by such indemnified party, as incurred, (i) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other hand from the offering of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement or (ii) if the allocation provided by clause (i) is not permitted by applicable law, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits referred to in clause (i) above but also the relative fault of the Company on the one hand and of the Underwriters on the other hand in connection with the statements or omissions which resulted in such losses, liabilities, claims, damages or expenses, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations.

 

The relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other hand in connection with the offering of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement shall be deemed to be in the same respective proportions as the total net proceeds from the offering of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement (before deducting expenses) received by the Company and the total underwriting discount received by the Underwriters, in each case as set forth on the cover of the Prospectus bear to the aggregate initial public offering price of the Securities as set forth on such cover.

 

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The relative fault of the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other hand shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether any such 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 or by the Underwriters and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission.

 

The Company and the Underwriters agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this Section 7 were determined by pro rata allocation (even if the Underwriters were treated as one entity for such purpose) or by any other method of allocation which does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to above in this Section 7. The aggregate amount of losses, liabilities, claims, damages and expenses incurred by an indemnified party and referred to above in this Section 7 shall be deemed to include any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such indemnified party 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 or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission.

 

Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 7, no Underwriter shall be required to contribute any amount in excess of the amount by which the total price at which the Securities underwritten by it and distributed to the public were offered to the public exceeds the amount of any damages which such Underwriter has otherwise been required to pay by reason of any such untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission.

 

No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the 1933 Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

For purposes of this Section 7, each person that is an affiliate or a selling agent of any Underwriter and that is involved in the offering or sale of the Securities and each person, if any, who controls any Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20 of the 1934 Act shall have the same rights to contribution as such Underwriter, and each director of the Company, each officer of the Company who signed the Registration Statement, and each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20 of the 1934 Act shall have the same rights to contribution as the Company. The Underwriters’ respective obligations to contribute pursuant to this Section 7 are several in proportion to the number of Initial Securities set forth opposite their respective names in Schedule A hereto and not joint.

 

SECTION 8. Representations, Warranties and Agreements to Survive Delivery. All representations, warranties and agreements contained in this Agreement and in certificates of officers of the Company submitted pursuant hereto shall remain operative and in full force and effect, regardless of any investigation made by or on behalf of any Underwriter or any affiliate, selling agent or controlling person of any Underwriter, or by or on behalf of the Company, and shall survive delivery of the Securities to the Underwriters.

 

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SECTION 9. Termination of Agreement.

 

(a)     Termination; General. The Representatives may terminate this Agreement, by notice to the Company, at any time at or prior to Closing Time (and, if any Option Securities are to be purchased on a Date of Delivery which occurs after the Closing Time, the Representatives may terminate the obligations of the several Underwriters to purchase such Option Securities, by notice to the Company, at any time on or prior to such Date of Delivery) (i) if in the reasonable judgment of the Representatives there has been, since the time of execution of this Agreement or since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Prospectus or the General Disclosure Package, any material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, or in the earnings, business affairs, financial prospects or business prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business, or (ii) 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 Representatives, impracticable or inadvisable to market the Securities or to enforce contracts for the sale of the Securities, or (iii) if trading in any securities of the Company has been suspended or limited by the Commission, the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Global Market, or if trading generally on the NYSE American or the New York Stock Exchange or in the Nasdaq Global Market has been suspended or limited, or minimum or maximum prices for trading have been fixed, or maximum ranges for prices have been required, by any of said exchanges or by such system or by order of the Commission, the FINRA or any other governmental authority, or a material disruption has occurred in commercial banking or securities settlement or clearance services in the United States, or (iv) if a banking moratorium has been declared by either Federal, California or New York authorities.

 

(b)     Liabilities. If this Agreement is terminated pursuant to this Section, such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except as provided in Section 4 hereof, and provided further that Sections 6, 7, 13, 14 and 16 shall survive such termination and remain in full force and effect.

 

SECTION 10. Default by One or More of the Underwriters. If one or more of the Underwriters shall fail at the Closing Time or a Date of Delivery to purchase the Securities which it or they are obligated to purchase under this Agreement at such time (the “Defaulted Securities”), the Representatives shall have the right, within 24 hours thereafter, to make arrangements for one or more of the non-defaulting Underwriters, or any other underwriters, to purchase all, but not less than all, of the Defaulted Securities in such amounts as may be agreed upon and upon the terms herein set forth; if, however, the Representatives shall not have completed such arrangements within such 24-hour period, then:

 

(a)     if the number of Defaulted Securities does not exceed 10% of the total number of Securities to be purchased on such date, each of the non-defaulting Underwriters shall be obligated, severally and not jointly, to purchase the full amount thereof in the proportions that their respective underwriting obligations hereunder bear to the underwriting obligations of all non-defaulting Underwriters, or

 

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(b)     if the number of Defaulted Securities exceeds 10% of the total number of Securities to be purchased on such date, this Agreement or, with respect to any Date of Delivery which occurs after the Closing Time, the obligations of the Underwriters to purchase and of the Company to sell the Option Securities to be purchased and sold on such Date of Delivery shall terminate without liability on the part of any non-defaulting Underwriter.

 

No action taken pursuant to this Section shall relieve any defaulting Underwriter from liability in respect of its default.

 

In the event of any such default which does not result in a termination of this Agreement or, in the case of a Date of Delivery which is after the Closing Time, which does not result in a termination of the obligations of the Underwriters to purchase and the Company to sell the relevant Option Securities, as the case may be, either the Representatives or the Company shall have the right to postpone the Closing Time or the relevant Date of Delivery, as the case may be, for a period not exceeding seven days in order to effect any required changes in the Registration Statement or Prospectus or in any other documents or arrangements. As used herein, the term “Underwriter” includes any person substituted for an Underwriter under this Section 10.

 

SECTION 11. Notices. All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if mailed or transmitted by any standard form of telecommunication. Notices to the Underwriters shall be directed to them c/o BofA Securities, Inc. at One Bryant Park, New York, New York 10036, attention of Syndicate Department, with a copy to ECM Legal; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at 1585 Broadway, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10036, attention of Equity Syndicate Desk with a copy to the Legal Department; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at 500 West 33rd Street, New York, New York 10001, attention of Equity Syndicate Department (fax no: (212) 214-5918); and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., 388 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10013, attention: General Counsel (fax no: (646) 291-1469); and notices to the Company shall be directed to it at Realty Income Corporation, 11995 El Camino Real, San Diego, California 92130, attention of Legal Department.

 

SECTION 12. Parties. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Underwriters, including any substitute Underwriters pursuant to Section 10 hereof, and the Company and their respective successors. Nothing expressed or mentioned in this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to give any person, firm or corporation, other than the Underwriters and the Company and their respective successors and the affiliates, selling agents, controlling persons and officers and directors referred to in Sections 6 and 7 and their heirs and legal representatives, any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Agreement or any provision herein contained. This Agreement and all conditions and provisions hereof are intended to be for the sole and exclusive benefit of the Underwriters and the Company and their respective successors, and said affiliates, selling agents, controlling persons and officers and directors and their heirs and legal representatives, and for the benefit of no other person, firm or corporation. No purchaser of Securities from any Underwriter shall be deemed to be a successor by reason merely of such purchase.

 

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SECTION 13. Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regimes.

 

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

 

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

 

For the purposes of this Section 13, 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). “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). “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. “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.

 

SECTION 14. No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility; Tax Disclosure. (a)     The Company acknowledges and agrees that: (i) the purchase and sale of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement, including the determination of the public offering price of the Securities and any related discounts and commissions, is an arm’s-length commercial transaction between the Company, on the one hand, and the several Underwriters, on the other hand, and does not constitute a recommendation, investment advice, or solicitation of any action by the Underwriters, and the Company is capable of evaluating and understanding and understands and accepts the terms, risks and conditions of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement; (ii) in connection with each transaction contemplated hereby and the process leading to such transaction each Underwriter is and has been acting solely as a principal and is not the financial advisor, agent or fiduciary of the Company or its affiliates, stockholders, creditors or employees or any other party; (iii) no Underwriter has assumed or will assume an advisory, agency or fiduciary responsibility in favor of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or other affiliates with respect to any of the transactions contemplated hereby or the process leading thereto (irrespective of whether such Underwriter has advised or is currently advising the Company or any of its subsidiaries or other affiliates on other matters) and no Underwriter has any obligation to the Company with respect to the offering contemplated hereby except the obligations expressly set forth in this Agreement; (iv) the several Underwriters and their respective affiliates may be engaged in a broad range of transactions that involve interests that differ from those of the Company and the several Underwriters have no obligation to disclose any of such interests by virtue of any advisory, agency or fiduciary relationship; (v) the Underwriters have not provided any legal, accounting, financial, regulatory, investment or tax advice with respect to the offering contemplated hereby and the Company has consulted its own legal, accounting, financial, regulatory and tax advisors to the extent it deemed appropriate; and (vi) none of the activities of the Underwriters in connection with the transactions contemplated herein constitutes a recommendation, investment advice or solicitation of any action by the Underwriters with respect to any entity or natural person.

 

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(b)     Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, immediately upon commencement of discussions with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby, the Company (and each employee, representative or other agent of the Company) may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the tax treatment and tax structure of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and all materials of any kind (including opinions or other tax analyses) that are provided to the Company relating to such tax treatment and tax structure. For purposes of the foregoing, the term “tax treatment” is the purported or claimed federal income tax treatment of the transactions contemplated hereby, and the term “tax structure” includes any fact that may be relevant to understanding the purported or claimed federal income tax treatment of the transactions contemplated hereby.

 

SECTION 15. Integration. This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings (whether written or oral) between the Company and the several Underwriters, or any of them, with respect to the subject matter hereof. The Company hereby waives and releases, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any claims that the Company may have against the several Underwriters with respect to any breach or alleged breach of agency or fiduciary duty.

 

SECTION 16. GOVERNING LAW AND TIME. THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY CLAIM, CONTROVERSY OR DISPUTE ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPLICABLE TO AGREEMENTS MADE AND TO BE PERFORMED IN SAID STATE. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SET FORTH HEREIN, SPECIFIED TIMES OF DAY REFER TO NEW YORK CITY TIME.

 

SECTION 17. Waiver of Jury Trial. The Company 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.

 

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SECTION 18. Effect of Headings and Table of Contents; Counterparts. The Article and Section headings herein and the Table of Contents are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same agreement.

 

The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” and words of like import in this Agreement or in any instruments, agreements, certificates, legal opinions, negative assurance letters or other documents entered into or delivered pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement shall include images of manually executed signatures transmitted by facsimile or other electronic format (including, without limitation, “pdf”, “tif” or “jpg”) and electronic signatures (including, without limitation, DocuSign and AdobeSign) and, without limitation to the foregoing, this Agreement and any related letter agreements, amendments or supplements hereto may be executed and delivered by the parties by any of the foregoing means other than by DocuSign, AdobeSign or other electronic signatures. The use of electronic means of transmittal and delivery, electronic signatures and electronic records (including, without limitation, any contract or other record created, generated, sent, communicated, received, or stored by electronic means) shall be of the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as a manually executed signature or use of a paper-based record-keeping system to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act and any other applicable law, including, without limitation, any state law based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act or the Uniform Commercial Code.

 

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If the foregoing is in accordance with your understanding of our agreement, please sign and return to the Company a counterpart hereof, whereupon this instrument, along with all counterparts, will become a binding agreement between the Underwriters and the Company in accordance with its terms.

 

 Very truly yours,
   
 REALTY INCOME CORPORATION
  
 By:/s/ Michael R. Pfeiffer
  Name: Michael R. Pfeiffer
  Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMED AND ACCEPTED, 
as of the date first above written: 
   
By:BofA SECURITIES, INC. 
   
By:/s/ Hicham Hamdouch 
 Name: Hicham Hamdouch 
 Title: Managing Director
   
By:MORGAN STANLEY & CO. LLC 
   
By:/s/ Jon Sierant 
 Name: Jon Sierant
 Title: Executive Director
   
By:WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC 
   
By:/s/ Elizabeth Alvarez 
 Name: Elizabeth Alvarez 
 Title: Managing Director 
   
By:CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC. 
   
By:/s/ Zhifeng Tao 
 Name: Zhifeng Tao 
 Title: VP 

 

For themselves and as Representatives of the Underwriters named in Schedule A hereto.

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE A

 

Name of Underwriter Number of
Initial Securities
 
BofA Securities, Inc.  1,785,000 
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC  1,470,000 
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC  1,365,000 
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.  735,000 
Jefferies LLC  498,750 
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC  498,750 
RBC Capital Markets, LLC  498,750 
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated  498,750 
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC  367,500 
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC  367,500 
Mizuho Securities USA LLC  367,500 
Barclays Capital Inc.  315,000 
UBS Securities LLC  315,000 
Regions Securities LLC  210,000 
TD Securities (USA) LLC  210,000 
Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.  157,500 
BMO Capital Markets Corp.  131,250 
BTIG, LLC  131,250 
BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC  105,000 
Truist Securities, Inc.  105,000 
Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated  52,500 
Comerica Securities, Inc.  52,500 
D.A. Davidson & Co.  52,500 
Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc.  52,500 
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.  52,500 
Berenberg Capital Markets LLC  21,000 
Evercore Group L.L.C.  21,000 
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC  21,000 
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.  21,000 
MUFG Securities Americas Inc.  21,000 
             Total:  10,500,000 

 

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SCHEDULE B

 

Pricing Schedule

 

1.     The initial public offering price per share for the Securities shall be $57.05 (the “Public Offering Price”).

 

2.     The purchase price per share for the Securities to be paid by the several Underwriters shall be $55.4526 (being an amount equal to the Public Offering Price set forth above less underwriting discounts of $1.5974 per share), provided that the purchase price for any Option Securities purchased upon exercise of the option described in Section 2(b) shall be reduced by an amount per share equal to any dividends or distributions paid or payable on the Initial Securities but not payable on such Option Securities.

 

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SCHEDULE C

 

PRICE RELATED INFORMATION

 

Public offering price: $57.05 per share

 

Total net proceeds to the Company, after deducting underwriting discount but before deducting estimated expenses payable by the Company: Approximately $582.3 million or approximately $669.6 million if the Underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares of common stock from the Company is exercised in full

 

Shares offered: 10,500,000 shares of common stock

 

Additional shares subject to Underwriters’ option: 1,575,000 shares of common stock

 

Sch C-1

 

 

SCHEDULE D

 

Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectuses

 

1. None

 

Sch D-1