This excerpt taken from the EXR 8-K filed Jun 26, 2007.
Section 4.7 Conversion or Redemption of Contingent Conversion Units.
A. Except as provided in the next sentence, the holders of Contingent Conversion Units shall not have any voting rights. So long as any Contingent Conversion Units are outstanding, the Partnership shall not, without the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the Contingent Conversion Units outstanding at the time, given in person or by proxy, either in writing or at a meeting, amend, alter or repeal the provisions of this Agreement, whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise (an Event), so as to materially and adversely affect any right, preference, privilege or voting power of the Contingent Conversion Units; provided, however, that with respect to the occurrence of any Event, so long as the Contingent Conversion Units remain outstanding with the terms thereof materially unchanged, the occurrence of any such Event shall not be deemed to materially and adversely affect such rights, preferences, privileges or voting powers of the Contingent Conversion Units.
B. The holders of Contingent Conversion Units shall not be entitled to receive any distributions in respect of their Contingent Conversion Units.
C. Within 30 days after the end of each quarter beginning with the quarter ending March 30, 2006 and ending with the quarter ending December 31, 2008, the Parent shall calculate the Lease-Up NOI over the 12-month period ending in such quarter (each such 12-month period being referred to as a Measurement Period) and the applicable Conversion Percentage. For purposes hereof, (i) the Lease-Up NOI for any Measurement Period shall equal the total revenues less the property related expenses achieved from the wholly owned early stage lease-up properties listed on Exhibit D hereto, subject to adjustment to take into account sales of any of the lease-up properties that occur on or prior to December 31, 2008, and (ii) the Conversion Percentage shall be an amount not less than zero nor more than 100% equal to (A) a fraction, the numerator of which shall be an amount not less than zero equal to the Lease-Up NOI achieved during the Measurement Period less $5,100,000 and the denominator of which is equal to $4,600,000 less (B) the sum of all Conversion Percentages determined for all prior Measurement Periods. By way of example, if the Lease-Up NOI is $6,000,000 for the first Measurement Period and $7,000,000
for the second Measurement Period, the Conversion Percentage shall equal approximately 20% for the first Measurement Period ($6,000,000 minus $5,100,000 with the remainder divided by $4,600,000) and shall equal approximately 21% for the second Measurement Period ($7,000,000 minus $5,100,000 with the remainder divided by $4,600,000 and 20% subtracted from the result 41%.). All calculations described above shall be performed by the Parent and shall be verified by the Parents independent accountants and reviewed and approved by a majority of the Parents independent directors whose decision shall be final and binding absent manifest error or fraud.
Within five days after the Lease-Up NOI and the Conversion Percentage have been determined for any Measurement Period in which the Conversion Percentage is greater than zero, the General Partner shall send to each holder of record of Contingent Conversion Units to the address shown on the record books of the Partnership a notice (each a Mandatory Conversion Notice) setting forth the calculation of Lease-Up NOI, the Conversion Percentage in respect of such Measurement Period and the date (the Conversion Date) that Contingent Conversion Units will be converted into OP Units (which date shall be the date of the Mandatory Conversion Notice). Effective as of the Conversion Date, the number of Contingent Conversion Units held by such holder multiplied by the Conversion Percentage shall convert into OP Units. Each converted Contingent Conversion Unit shall be converted into OP Units at the conversion rate of one OP Unit for each converted Contingent Conversion Unit, subject to adjustment as determined in good faith by the General Partner to prevent dilution or enlargement of the conversion rights of the holders of the Contingent Conversion Unit in the event that the Partnership (A) makes a distribution on its OP Units in OP Units, (B) subdivides its outstanding OP Units into a greater number of units or (C) combines its outstanding OP Units into a smaller number of OP Units. Any such adjustment made pursuant to the preceding sentence will become effective immediately after the record date in the case of a distribution, and will become effective immediately after the effective date in the case of a subdivision or combination. If such distribution is declared but is not paid or made, the conversion rate then in effect will be appropriately readjusted; however, a readjustment will not affect any conversion which takes place before the readjustment. Whenever the conversion rate for the Contingent Conversion Units is adjusted, the General Partner will promptly send each holder of record of Contingent Conversion Units to the address shown on the record books of the Partnership a notice of the adjustment setting forth the adjusted conversion rate and the date on which the adjustment becomes effective and containing a brief description of the events which caused the adjustment.
For purposes of this calculation, in the event that any property on Exhibit D hereto is sold on or prior to December 31, 2008, in lieu of the actual net operating income derived from such property for the 12-month period ended on the measurement date immediately preceding such sale and in each subsequent 12-month Measurement Period, the Lease-Up NOI from such property for each period shall be equal to the sale price for such property multiplied by 8% and additional Contingent Conversion Units shall be immediately converted into OP Units to give effect to such recalculation to give effect to such provision. The sale of any property set forth on Exhibit D hereto while any Contingent Conversion Units remain outstanding shall be approved by a majority of the Parents independent directors.
D. If there is a reclassification or change of outstanding OP Units (other than as a result of a subdivision or combination), or a merger or consolidation of the Partnership with any other entity that results in a reclassification, change, conversion, exchange or cancellation of outstanding OP Units, or a sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of the Partnership, upon any subsequent conversion of Contingent Conversion Units each holder of Contingent Conversion Units will be entitled to receive the kind and amount of securities, cash and other property which the holder would have received if the Contingent Conversion Units had been converted into OP Units immediately before the first of those events and had retained all the securities, cash and other assets received as a result of all those events.
E. Effective on each Conversion Date, the General Partner shall amend Exhibit A as appropriate to record the conversion of Contingent Conversion Units being converted on such Conversion Date. The Person in whose name OP Units (or other Partnership Units) are to be issued upon a conversion will be deemed to have become the holder of record of the OP Units (or other Partnership Units) as of the Conversion Date. All OP Units (or other Partnership Units) issued upon conversion of Contingent Conversion Units will upon issuance be duly and validly issued and fully paid OP Units, not subject to any liens and charges created by the Partnership nor subject to any preemptive rights. Effective on the Conversion Date, the converted Contingent Conversion Units will no longer be deemed to be outstanding and all rights of the holder with respect to those Contingent Conversion Units will immediately terminate, except the right to receive the OP Units, cash or other assets to be issued as a result of the conversion.
F. Upon any such conversion, no fractional interests in OP Units shall be issued and instead the number of OP Units shall be rounded upward to the next whole number.
G. All remaining outstanding Contingent Conversion Units not converted in respect of the Measurement Period ended on December 31, 2008, will be cancelled.
H. From and after the initial issuance of Contingent Conversion Units, no additional Contingent Conversion Units shall be issued or sold by the Partnership, except on a pro rata basis to the holders of record of the Contingent Conversion Units immediately prior to such issuance or sale.
I. The Contingent Conversion Units may only be transferred by a holder of Contingent Conversion Units in connection with a concurrent transfer of OP Units to the same transferee.