SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 16, 2010
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 217-6300
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 16, 2010, we entered into a first amended and restated credit agreement (the “Amended Wells Credit Agreement”) with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (as successor by merger to Wachovia Bank, National Association). The Amended Wells Credit Agreement amends and restates the terms of our existing credit agreement, dated as of April 29, 2008 (the “Original Credit Agreement”), with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.
The Amended Wells Credit Agreement principally amends the Original Credit Agreement by:
We repaid Wells Fargo Bank $13.4 million of principal at the closing of the Amended Wells Credit Agreement, thereby reducing the amount we owe Wells Fargo under the agreement to $96.4 million. We also agreed to repay Wells Fargo Bank another $10 million of principal in four equal quarterly installments beginning on October 1, 2010.
The description of the Amended Wells Credit Agreement is qualified by reference to the complete agreement that is attached hereto as an exhibit and is incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the press release announcing the above transaction is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association or their affiliates from time to time perform investment banking and other financial services for us and our affiliates for which they receive advisory or transaction fees, as applicable, plus out-of-pocket expenses, of the nature and in amounts customary in the industry for these financial services. We have in the past obtained long-term mortgage financings on our owned property investments from Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, and we may continue to do so in the future. From time to time, we may sell assets to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association or its affiliates on what we believe are fair market terms.
Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information required by this item is included in Item 1.01 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: July 19, 2010