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EQR Erp Operating LTD Partnership

Filed: 24 Mar 21, 4:32pm
 
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
 
 
FORM
8-K
 
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): March 18, 2021
 
 
EQUITY RESIDENTIAL
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Maryland
 
1-12252
 
13-3675988
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)
 
 
ERP OPERATING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Illinois
 
0-24920
 
36-3894853
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)
 
Two North Riverside Plaza
Chicago, Illinois
 
60606
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (312)
474-1300
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
 
 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class
 
Trading
Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange
on which registered
Common Shares of Beneficial Interest, $0.01 Par Value (Equity Residential)
 
EQR
 
New York Stock Exchange
7.57% Notes due August 15, 2026 (ERP Operating Limited Partnership)
 
N/A
 
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule
12b-2
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(§240.12b-2
of this chapter).
Emerging growth company  ☐
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Item 1.01
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On March 18, 2021, Equity Residential (the “Company”), in its capacity as the sole general partner of ERP Operating Limited Partnership (the “Partnership”), entered into the Seventh Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership for ERP Operating Limited Partnership (the “Amended Partnership Agreement”). The Amended Partnership Agreement amended and restated the Sixth Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership for ERP Operating Limited Partnership, dated as of March 12, 2009, primarily to update certain provisions to properly comply with recent legislative changes and increased tax reporting requirements and to include general partner protective provisions as are typically included in real estate investment trust (“REIT”) operating partnership agreements to authorize the general partner to act in a manner consistent with REIT requirements.
The principal amendments made pursuant to the Amended Partnership Agreement include (capitalized terms used but not defined herein are ascribed the meanings thereto in the Amended Partnership Agreement):
 
  
Section 3.4 was amended to clarify that Capital Accounts will be maintained for each Partner with respect to each class or series of Units held by such Partner.
 
  
Section 5(C) and Section 9.1(xi) were added, and Section 9.4 was amended, to clarify that the Partnership will operate in a manner consistent with the Company’s REIT qualification.
 
  
Section 7.2(C) was amended in response to changes in applicable Treasury Regulations to provide a mechanism for Net Losses otherwise allocable only to the Company to be allocated to certain electing Partners.
 
  
Section 7.6 was added to provide that allocations when interests are transferred will be in compliance with applicable Treasury Regulations.
 
  
Section 9.7(D) was amended to clarify the tax treatment of the reimbursement of the General Partner’s expenses incurred on behalf of the Partnership.
 
  
Section 11.5 was added to incorporate the 2015 Budget Act Partnership Audit Rules.
 
  
Section 11.6 was added to reflect newly required tax basis capital information reporting obligations.
The Amended Partnership Agreement also includes a number of technical, conforming and clarifying changes. The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the Amended Partnership Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
 
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Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
Exhibit
Number
  
Description
10.1  Seventh Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership for ERP Operating Limited Partnership, dated as of March 18, 2021 and effective as of January 1, 2020.
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).
 
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
    
EQUITY RESIDENTIAL
Date: March 24, 2021  By: 
/s/ Scott J. Fenster
    Name: Scott J. Fenster
    Its: Executive Vice President and General Counsel
 
    
ERP OPERATING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    By: Equity Residential, its general partner
Date: March 24, 2021  By: 
/s/ Scott J. Fenster
    Name: Scott J. Fenster
    Its: Executive Vice President and General Counsel
 
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