Essex Property Trust 8-K 2006
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): February 5, 2006
ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(Commission File Number)
925 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, California 94303
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(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:
(17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
(17 CFR 240.13e-4(c)
Item 8.01 Other Events
On February 5, 2006, we announced in a press release that Oriole Partnership LLC, a joint venture investment vehicle formed among Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS), UBS Wealth Management - North American Property Fund Limited, and AEW Oriole Co-Investment, LLC, has improved its definitive offer to acquire all the outstanding common shares of The Town and Country Trust (NYSE: TCT) to $38.50 per TCT share in an all cash transaction that is not subject to any financing contingency. The full text of the press release issued in connection with this announcement is incorporated herein by reference and attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
(a) - (b) Not applicable.
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.