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Form 8-K for MPG OFFICE TRUST, INC.


5-Nov-2012

Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, F


Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On November 5, 2012, MPG Office Trust, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release regarding its third quarter 2012 financial results. This press release refers to certain supplemental information that is available on our website, free of charge, at www.mpgoffice.com. Copies of the press release and the related supplemental information are furnished herewith as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, respectively.

Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 are being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and shall not be deemed "filed" for any purpose, including for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or the Exchange Act regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

Non-GAAP Supplemental Measures

In our third quarter 2012 press release and supplemental information, we include certain non-GAAP supplemental measures: Funds from Operations ("FFO"), FFO before Specified Items, Adjusted Funds from Operations ("AFFO"), Earnings before Interest, Income Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA"), Adjusted EBITDA and coverage ratios. The methods used to calculate these non-GAAP supplemental measures and management's reasons for presenting them are described below.

FFO:

FFO is a widely recognized measure of REIT performance. We calculate FFO in accordance with the White Paper on FFO approved by the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT. The White Paper defines FFO as net income or loss (as computed in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP), excluding extraordinary items (as defined by GAAP), gains from disposition of depreciable real estate and impairment writedowns of depreciable real estate, plus real estate-related depreciation and amortization (including capitalized leasing costs and tenant allowances or improvements). Adjustments for the unconsolidated joint venture are calculated to reflect FFO on the same basis.

Management uses FFO as a supplemental performance measure because, in excluding real estate-related depreciation and amortization, impairment writedowns of depreciable real estate and gains from disposition of depreciable real estate, it provides a performance measure that, when compared year over year, captures trends in occupancy rates, rental rates and operating costs. We also believe that, as a widely recognized measure of the performance of REITs, FFO will be used by investors as a basis to compare our operating performance with that of other REITs.

However, because FFO excludes depreciation and amortization and captures neither the changes in the value of our properties that result from use or market conditions nor the level of capital expenditures and leasing commissions necessary to maintain the operating performance of our properties, all of which have real economic effect and could materially impact our results of operations, the utility of FFO as a measure of our performance is limited. Other Equity REITs may not calculate FFO in accordance with the NAREIT White Paper and, accordingly, our FFO may not be comparable to such other Equity REITs' FFO. As a result, FFO should be considered only as a supplement to net income or loss as a measure of our performance. FFO should not be used as a measure of our liquidity, nor is it indicative of funds available to meet our cash needs, including our ability to pay dividends or make distributions. FFO also should not be used as a supplement to or substitute for cash flow from operating activities (as computed in accordance with GAAP).


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FFO before specified items:

Management also uses FFO before specified items as a supplemental performance measure because gains or losses from early extinguishment of debt, default interest, gains on settlement of debt and preferred stock redemptions create significant earnings volatility which in turn results in less comparability between reporting periods and less predictability regarding future earnings potential.

Losses from early extinguishment of debt represent costs to extinguish debt prior to the stated maturity and the writeoff of unamortized loan costs on the date of extinguishment, while gains from early extinguishment of debt represent the writeoff of unamortized debt premium on the date of extinguishment. The decision to extinguish debt prior to its maturity generally results from (i) the early repayment of debt associated with properties disposed or (ii) the restructuring or replacement of property-level financing to accommodate property dispositions. Consequently, management views these gains or losses as costs to complete the disposition of properties.

As of September 30, 2012, the mortgage loans on Two California Plaza and 3800 Chapman were in default. We are accruing interest on the defaulted mortgage loans at the default rate per the applicable loan agreements. We have excluded default interest accrued on mortgages in default as well as the writeoff of deferred financing costs related to defaulted mortgage loans from the calculation of FFO before specified items since these charges are a direct result of management's decision to dispose of property other than by sale. Management views these charges as costs to complete the disposition of the related properties.

Management excludes gains on settlement of debt from the calculation of FFO before specified items because they relate to the financial statement impact of decisions made to dispose of property. These types of gains create volatility in our earnings and make it difficult for investors to determine the funds generated by our ongoing business operations.

Preferred stock redemption discount represents the excess of the carrying amount of our Series A preferred stock over the fair value of the consideration transferred to the holders of our Series A preferred stock at the time of exchange, which is added to net income (loss) available to common stockholders in the calculation of earnings per share. We have excluded preferred stock redemptions from the calculation of FFO before specified items since these transactions are non-cash in nature and at the discretion of management. These types of gains create volatility in our earnings and make it difficult for investors to determine the funds generated by our ongoing operations.

AFFO:

We calculate AFFO by adding to or subtracting from FFO (i) non-cash operating revenues and expenses, (ii) capitalized operating expenditures such as leasing payroll, (iii) recurring and non-recurring capital expenditures required to maintain and re-tenant our properties, (iv) regular principal payments required to service our debt, (v) 2nd generation tenant improvements and leasing commissions, and (vi) preferred stock redemption discounts. Management uses AFFO as a supplemental liquidity measure because, when compared year over year, it assesses our ability to fund our dividend and distribution requirements from our operating activities. We also believe that, as a widely recognized measure of the liquidity of REITs, AFFO will be used by investors as a basis to assess our ability to fund dividend payments in comparison to other REITs.

However, because AFFO may exclude certain non-recurring capital expenditures and leasing costs, the utility of AFFO as a measure of our liquidity is limited. Additionally, other Equity REITs may not calculate AFFO using the method we do. As a result, our AFFO may not be comparable to such other Equity REITs' AFFO. AFFO should be considered only as a supplement to cash flow from operating activities (as computed in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of our liquidity.


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EBITDA:

Management uses EBITDA as an indicator of our ability to incur and service debt. We believe EBITDA is an appropriate supplemental measure for such purposes, because the amounts spent on interest are, by definition, available to pay interest, income tax expense is inversely correlated to interest expense because tax expense goes down as deductible interest expense goes up, and depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges. In addition, we believe EBITDA is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of Equity REITs. However, because EBITDA is calculated before recurring cash charges including interest expense and income taxes, and is not adjusted for capital expenditures or other recurring cash requirements of our business, its utility as a measure of our liquidity is limited. Accordingly, EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to cash flow from operating activities (as computed in accordance with GAAP) as a measure of our liquidity. EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income or loss as an indicator of our operating performance. Other Equity REITs may calculate EBITDA . . .



Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

As discussed in Item 2.02 above, we issued a press release regarding our third quarter 2012 financial results and made available certain supplemental information on our website.

The information being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 shall not be deemed "filed" for any purpose, including for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a) Financial statements of businesses acquired: None.

(b) Pro forma financial information: None.

(c) Shell company transactions: None.

(d) Exhibits:

The following exhibits are furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Exhibit No. Description

Press release dated November 5, 2012 regarding third quarter 2012
99.1** earnings Supplemental Operating and Financial Data for the quarter
99.2** ended September 30, 2012



** Furnished herewith.


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