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Form 8-K for GRAMERCY PROPERTY TRUST INC.


24-Mar-2014

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Fin


Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

Indenture

On March 24, 2014, GPT Property Trust LP (the "Operating Partnership"), the operating partnership of Gramercy Property Trust Inc. (the "Company"), issued and sold $115 million aggregate principal amount of the Operating Partnership's 3.75% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2019 (the "Notes"), including $15 million aggregate principal amount of Notes issued pursuant to the option granted to the initial purchasers to purchase additional Notes to cover over-allotments (the "Over-Allotment Option"), which was exercised in full on March 19, 2014. The terms of the Notes are governed by an indenture, dated as of March 24, 2014 (the "Indenture"), by and among the Operating Partnership, as issuer, the Company, as guarantor, and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee. The Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the Company. The closing of the offering of the Notes, including the Over-Allotment Option, occurred on March 24, 2014. The issuance and sale of the Notes were made pursuant to a purchase agreement, dated March 18, 2014, by and among the Company, the Operating Partnership and the initial purchasers (the "Initial Purchasers").

The Notes, including the guarantee, and the shares of the Company's common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the "Common Stock"), issuable in certain circumstances upon exchange of the Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The Operating Partnership offered and sold the Notes to the Initial Purchasers in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act. The Initial Purchasers then sold the Notes to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A under the Securities Act.

This summary of the Indenture is qualified in its entirety by reference to the copy of the Indenture, including the form of the Notes and the guarantee, filed as Exhibit 4.1 to this Current Report Form 8-K, which is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01. See Item 2.03 below for additional information.

Registration Rights Agreement

On March 24, 2014, in connection with the issuance and sale of the Notes, the Operating Partnership and the Company also entered into a registration rights agreement with the Initial Purchasers (the "Registration Rights Agreement").

Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, the Company has agreed that it will:

file a shelf registration statement (which shall be an automatic shelf registration statement if the Company is then a Well-Known Seasoned Issuer) covering resales of the Common Stock, if any, issuable upon exchange of the Notes, and use commercially reasonable efforts to have the registration statement declared effective on or prior to the 180th day after the original date of issuance of the Notes; and

use its commercially reasonable efforts to keep the registration statement effective to and including the earlier of:

o the 20th trading day immediately following the maturity date of March 15, 2019 (subject to extension in certain circumstances); and

o the date on which there are no longer outstanding any Notes or "restricted" shares (within the meaning of Rule 144 under the Securities Act) of Common Stock issued upon exchange of the Notes.

If the Company does not meet these deadlines then, subject to certain exceptions, additional interest will accrue on the Notes to be paid semi-annually in arrears at a rate per year equal to 0.25% of the principal amount of Notes to and including the 90th day following such registration default and 0.50% of the principal amount thereafter, for the period during which the registration default is not cured. However, if there exists a registration default with respect to shares of Common Stock on the maturity date for the Notes, in addition to any additional interest otherwise payable, the Operating Partnership will make a cash payment to each holder of Notes of an amount equal to 3% of the principal amount of the Notes outstanding and held by such holder as of the close of business on the third scheduled trading day immediately prior to the maturity date of the Notes. Notes which have been exchanged on or after December 15, 2018 and prior to the close of business on such third scheduled trading day will be considered to be outstanding for purposes of the cash payment.

This summary of the Registration Rights Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the copy of the Registration Rights Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report Form 8-K, which is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.



Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On March 24, 2014, the Operating Partnership issued $115,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Notes. The Notes are senior unsecured obligations of the Operating Partnership and rank equally in right of payment with all other existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness of the Operating Partnership. Interest is payable in arrears on March 15 and September 15 of each year, beginning September 15, 2014, until the maturity date of March 15, 2019. The Operating Partnership's obligations under the Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the Company.

The Notes bear interest at a rate of 3.75% per annum and contain an exchange settlement feature, which provides that the Notes may, under certain circumstances, be exchangeable for cash, shares of Common Stock or a combination of cash and shares of Common Stock, at the option of the Operating Partnership, based on an initial exchange rate of 161.1683 shares of Common Stock per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, subject to adjustment of the exchange rate under certain circumstances. At the initial exchange rate, the Notes are exchangeable for Common Stock at an exchange price of approximately $6.20 per share of Common Stock, representing an approximately 20% premium over the last reported sale price of the Common Stock on March 18, 2014, which was $5.17 per share.

Prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding December 15, 2018, the Notes will be exchangeable at the option of the holders only under the following circumstances: (1) during any calendar quarter beginning after March 31, 2014 (and only during such quarter) if the closing sale price per share of the Common Stock is more than 130% of the then-current exchange price for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) in the period of 30 consecutive trading days ending on the last trading day of the preceding calendar quarter; (2) during the five consecutive business-day period following any five consecutive trading-day period in which the trading price per $1,000 principal amount of Notes was less than 98% of the product of the closing sale price per share of the Common Stock multiplied by the then-current exchange rate; or (3) upon the occurrence of specified corporate transactions described in the Indenture. On or after December 15, 2018, the Notes will be exchangeable at any time prior to the close of business on the second business day immediately preceding the maturity date. Subject to its election to satisfy its exchange obligations entirely in shares of Common Stock, upon exchange, the Operating Partnership will pay or deliver, as the case may be, to exchanging holders in respect of each $1,000 principal amount of notes being exchanged a settlement amount either solely in cash, solely in shares or in a combination of cash and shares of Common Stock.

The number of shares of Common Stock holders of Notes will receive upon exchange may be subject to an "exchange share cap" unless and until the Company obtains stockholder approval to issue more than 19.99% of the Common Stock outstanding at the time the Notes were issued (the "aggregate share cap") upon exchange of the Notes in accordance with the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE"). Unless and until such stockholder approval is obtained, the Operating Partnership will be deemed to have elected "combination settlement" with a specified dollar amount per $1,000 principal amount of Notes of at least $1,000 for all Notes submitted for exchange, which means the Operating Partnership will be obligated to settle its exchange obligation by paying up to the specified dollar amount with respect to such Notes in cash and delivering shares of Common Stock for any exchange value in excess of such specified dollar amount (subject to the exchange share cap). The Company will not have any obligation to seek stockholder approval to issue shares of Common Stock in excess of these limitations. However, if any delivery of shares of Common Stock owed to a holder upon exchange of notes is not made, in whole or in part, as a result of the limitations described above, the Operating Partnership's obligation to make such delivery will persist, and the Operating Partnership will deliver such shares to such holder as promptly as practicable following the earlier of the date on which the issuance of shares of Common Stock in excess of the limitations described above is approved by the Company's stockholders or the aggregate share cap is no longer required under the listing standards of the NYSE.

On any business day on or after March 20, 2017, the Operating Partnership may redeem for cash all or part of the Notes, at the Operating Partnership's option, if the last reported sale prices of Common Stock has been at least 130% of the exchange price then if effect for at least 20 trading days (whether or not consecutive) during any 30 consecutive trading day period ending on, and including, the trading day immediately preceding the date on which the Operating Partnership provides notice of redemption at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date. No sinking fund will be provided for the Notes.

The holders of the Notes have the right to require the Operating Partnership to repurchase the Notes in cash in whole or in part in the event of a designated event for a repurchase price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Notes plus unpaid interest, if any, accrued to, but excluding, the repurchase date. The holders of the Notes who exchange their Notes in connection with a designated event of the type described in the first two bullets of the definition of designated event, as described below, may be entitled to a make-whole premium in the form of an increase in the exchange rate.

A "designated event" will be deemed to have occurred at the time that any of the following occurs:

any "person" or "group" (as such terms are used for purposes of Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), whether or not applicable), other than the Company, the Operating Partnership or any other majority-owned subsidiary of the Company, files a Schedule 13D or any schedule, form or report under the Exchange Act disclosing that such person or group has become the direct or indirect ultimate "beneficial owner," as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act, of the Company's common equity representing more than 50% of the voting power of the Company's common equity;

the consummation of (x) any consolidation, merger or binding share exchange or reclassification or similar transaction between the Company and another person (other than its subsidiaries), in each case pursuant to which the Common Stock shall be converted into cash, securities or other property, other than a transaction (i) that results in the holders of all classes of the Company's common equity immediately prior to such transaction owning, directly or indirectly, as a result of such transaction, more than 50% of the surviving corporation or transferee or the parent thereof immediately after such event or
(ii) effected solely to change the Company's jurisdiction of formation or to form a holding company for the Company and that results in a share exchange or reclassification or similar exchange of the outstanding Common Stock solely into common stock of the surviving entity or (y) any sale or other disposition in one transaction or a series of transactions of all or substantially all of the Company's assets and its subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, to another person (other than any of the Company's subsidiaries);

the directors who either are members of the Company's board of directors (the . . .



Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

The information set forth under Item 1.01 and 2.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No. Exhibit Title

4.1         Indenture, dated March 24, 2014, among GPT Property Trust LP, as
            issuer, Gramercy Property Trust Inc., as guarantor, and U.S. Bank
            National Association, as trustee.
4.2         Form of Global Note representing the Operating Partnership's 3.75%
            Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2019 and Form of Guarantee (included in
            Exhibit 4.1).
10.1        Registration Rights Agreement, dated March 24, 2014, among GPT
            Property Trust LP and Gramercy Property Trust Inc., on the one hand,
            and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, on the other hand, for themselves and
            the Initial Purchasers.

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