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): January 23, 2013
CORPORATE PROPERTY ASSOCIATES 17 - GLOBAL INCORPORATED
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 492-1100
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Changes in Fiscal Year.
On January 23, 2013, the Registrants charter was amended (the Articles of Amendment) to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 400,000,000 shares to 900,000,000 shares to ensure that the Registrant will have a sufficient amount of authorized shares to issue under its 2007 Distribution Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan.
A copy of the Registrants Articles of Amendment is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and is 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, thereunto duly authorized.