Liberty Property Trust 8-K 2011
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): November 30, 2011
LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST
LIBERTY PROPERTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
(Exact name of registrant specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone, including area code: (610) 648-1700
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01. Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 30, 2011, Liberty Property Trust (the Trust), acting as the General Partner of Liberty Property Limited Partnership (the Operating Partnership, and together with the Trust, the Registrants), and the institutional investor named therein (the Investor), executed an Ninth Amendment to the Operating Partnerships Second Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership (the Partnership Agreement).
Pursuant to the Ninth Amendment, the Partnership Agreement has been amended to (i) establish two series of Partnership Interests in the Partnership, designated, respectively, the 4.00% Series I-1 Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Partnership Interests (the Series I-1 Units) and the 6.25% Series I-2 Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Partnership Interests (the Series I-2 Units) and (ii) reflect certain other matters set forth in such Ninth Amendment.
Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
Pursuant to the Ninth Amendment, the Operating Partnership issued and sold 362,369.260 Series I-1 Units and 301,500.07 Series I-2 Units, which have a stated value of $25 per unit, or approximately $16.6 million in the aggregate. The Units were part of the consideration for a property contributed to the Operating Partnership by the Investor. These units were issued without registration in reliance upon the exemption provided by Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
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.