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8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 12, 2016

 

 

NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Maryland   001-11290   56-1431377
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 

(Commission

File Number)

  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

450 South Orange Avenue

Suite 900

Orlando, Florida

  32801
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (407) 265-7348

Not applicable

(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 


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

On December 6, 2016, National Retail Properties, Inc. (the “Company”) announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.60% notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) pursuant to an underwriting agreement, dated December 5, 2016 (the “Underwriting Agreement”), among the Company and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. as representatives of the several underwriters named therein. On December 12, 2016, Company entered into a Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture (the “Supplemental Indenture”) to the Indenture dated as of March 25, 1998, as amended (the “Base Indenture,” and together with the Supplemental Indenture, the “Indenture”), between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as successor trustee, relating to the offering of the Notes pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement.

The Notes are registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-202237), filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on February 23, 2015.

The Notes are senior unsecured obligations of the Company, will mature on December 15, 2026 and will rank equally with all of the Company’s other existing and future senior indebtedness. The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 3.60% per annum. Interest on the Notes is payable semi-annually on June 15 and December 15 of each year, beginning on June 15, 2017. The net proceeds from the offering were approximately $342.9 million. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay all of the outstanding indebtedness under its credit facility. In addition, the Company intends to use the remainder of the net proceeds from the offering to fund future property acquisitions and for general corporate purposes.

The foregoing descriptions of the Underwriting Agreement, the Notes and the Indenture do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, the Notes and the Indenture. Copies of the Supplemental Indenture and the form of the Notes are attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2, respectively, each of which is incorporated herein by reference. Copies of the Underwriting Agreement and Base Indenture were filed with the SEC as Exhibit 1.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on December 7, 2016 and as Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 20, 1998, respectively.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

  (d) Exhibits.

 

4.1    Form of the Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture between National Retail Properties, Inc. and U.S. Bank National Association.
4.2    Form of 3.60% Note due 2026.
5.1    Opinion of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as to the legality of the securities being issued by the registrant.
8.1    Opinion of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP regarding certain material tax issues relating to the registrant.
23.1    Consent of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP to the filing of Exhibit 5.1 herewith (included in its opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1).
23.2    Consent of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP to the filing of Exhibit 8.1 herewith (included in its opinion filed as Exhibit 8.1).


SIGNATURE

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.

 

NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES, INC.
By:   /s/ Kevin B. Habicht
Name:   Kevin B. Habicht
Title:   Executive Vice President,
  Chief Financial Officer,
  Assistant Secretary and Treasurer

Dated: December 12, 2016

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Section 2: EX-4.1 (EX-4.1)

EX-4.1

Exhibit 4.1

NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES, INC.

as Issuer

to

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

as Trustee

Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture

Dated as of December 12, 2016

 

 

Supplementing the Indenture dated as of March 25, 1998

 

 

$350,000,000

of

3.60% Notes due 2026


FIFTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE, dated as of December 12, 2016 (this “Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture”), between NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES, INC., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Maryland (herein called the “Company”), and U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (as successor trustee to Wachovia Bank, National Association (formerly First Union National Bank)), a national banking association duly organized and existing under the laws of the United States of America, as Trustee (herein called the “Trustee”).

RECITALS OF THE COMPANY

The Company and the Trustee are parties to an Indenture, dated as of March 25, 1998 (the “Original Indenture”), as supplemented by Supplemental Indenture No. 1 dated as of March 25, 1998, Supplemental Indenture No. 2 dated as of June 21, 1999, Supplemental Indenture No. 3 dated as of September 20, 2000, Supplemental Indenture No. 4 dated as of May 30, 2002, Supplemental Indenture No. 5 dated as of June 18, 2004, Supplemental Indenture No. 6 dated as of November 17, 2005, the Seventh Supplemental Indenture dated as of September 13, 2006, Supplemental Indenture No. 8 dated as of September 10, 2007, the Ninth Supplemental Indenture dated as of March 4, 2008, the Tenth Supplemental Indenture dated as of July 6, 2011, the Eleventh Supplemental Indenture dated as of August 14, 2012, the Twelfth Supplemental Indenture dated as of April 15, 2013, the Thirteenth Supplemental Indenture dated as of May 14, 2014 and the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture dated as of October 21, 2015 (together with the Original Indenture, Supplemental Indenture Nos.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, the Seventh Supplemental Indenture, the Ninth Supplemental Indenture, the Tenth Supplemental Indenture, the Eleventh Supplemental Indenture, the Twelfth Supplemental Indenture, the Thirteenth Supplemental Indenture, the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture and this Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture, collectively, the “Indenture”), a form of which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, as an exhibit to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-157583), providing for the issuance from time to time of Debt Securities of the Company (the “Securities”).

The Company has heretofore issued, pursuant to the Indenture, (a) $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 7 1/8% Notes due 2008, (b) $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.125% Notes due 2004, (c) $20,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.50% Notes due 2010, (d) $50,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 7.75% Notes due 2012, (e) $150,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.25% Notes due 2014, (f) $150,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.15% Notes due 2015, (g) $172,500,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.95% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026, (h) $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.875% Notes due 2017, (i) $234,035,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2028, (j) $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.500% Notes due 2021, (k) $325,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.80% Notes due 2022, (l) $350,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.30% Notes due 2023, (m) $350,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.90% Notes due 2024 and (n) $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.00% Notes due 2025.

 

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The Company has commenced an offering of 3.60% Notes due 2026 (the “3.60% Notes”).

Section 3.1 of the Original Indenture provides for various matters with respect to any series of Securities issued under the Indenture to be established in an indenture supplemental to the Indenture.

Section 9.1(7) of the Original Indenture provides for the Company and the Trustee to enter into an indenture supplemental to the Original Indenture to establish the form or terms of Securities of any series as permitted by Sections 2.1 and 3.1 of the Original Indenture.

The Pricing Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company has duly adopted resolutions authorizing the Company to execute and deliver this Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture.

All the conditions and requirements necessary to make this Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture, when duly executed and delivered, a valid and legally binding agreement in accordance with its terms and for the purposes herein expressed, have been performed and fulfilled.

NOW, THEREFORE, THIS FIFTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE WITNESSETH:

For and in consideration of the premises and the purchase of each of the series of Securities provided for herein by the Holders thereof, it is mutually covenanted and agreed, for the equal and proportionate benefit of all Holders of the Securities, as follows:

ARTICLE ONE

RELATION TO INDENTURE; DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1.1. Relation to Indenture.

This Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture constitutes an integral part of the Indenture.

SECTION 1.2. Definitions.

For all purposes of this Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture, the following terms shall have the meanings specified except as otherwise expressly provided for or unless the context otherwise requires. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the respective meanings assigned to them in the Original Indenture. All references herein to Articles and Sections, unless otherwise specified, refer to the corresponding Articles and Sections of this Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture.

 

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“3.60% Notes” has the meaning given in the Recitals of the Company.

“Acquired Indebtedness” means Indebtedness of a Person (i) existing at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary or (ii) assumed in connection with the acquisition of assets from such Person, in each case, other than Indebtedness incurred in connection with, or in contemplation of, such Person becoming a Subsidiary or such acquisition. Acquired Indebtedness shall be deemed to be incurred on the date of the related acquisition of assets from any Person or the date on which the acquired Person becomes a Subsidiary.

“Annual Debt Service Charge” for any period means the aggregate interest expense for such period in respect of, and the amortization during such period of any original issue discount of, Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries and the amount of dividends which are payable during such period in respect of any Disqualified Stock.

“Business Day” means any day, other than a Saturday or Sunday, that is neither a legal holiday nor a day on which banking institutions in the City of New York, New York or in the City of St. Paul, Minnesota are authorized or required by law, regulation or executive order to close.

“Capital Stock” means, with respect to any Person, any capital stock (including preferred stock), shares, interests, participations or other ownership interests (however designated) of such Person and any rights (other than debt securities convertible into or exchangeable for corporate stock), warrants or options to purchase any thereof.

“Consolidated Income Available for Debt Service” for any period means Earnings from Operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries plus amounts which have been deducted, and minus amounts which have been added, for the following (without duplication): (i) interest on Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries, (ii) provision for taxes of the Company and its Subsidiaries based on income, (iii) amortization of debt discount, (iv) provisions for gains and losses on properties and property depreciation and amortization, (v) the effect of any noncash charge resulting from a change in accounting principles in determining Earnings from Operations for such period and (vi) amortization of deferred charges.

“Corporate Trust Office” means the office of the Trustee at which, at any particular time, its corporate trust business for this transaction shall be principally administered, which office at the date hereof is located at 225 Water Street, Seventh Floor, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, and for purposes of the Place of Payment provisions of Sections 3.5 and 10.2 of the Original Indenture, is located at 111 East Fillmore Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55107.

“Disqualified Stock” means, with respect to any Person, any Capital Stock of such Person which by the terms of such Capital Stock (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable or exercisable), upon the happening of any event or otherwise (i) matures or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise (other than Capital Stock which is redeemable solely in exchange for common stock), (ii) is convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for Indebtedness or Disqualified Stock or (iii) is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or in part (other than Capital

 

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Stock which is redeemable solely in exchange for Capital Stock which is not Disqualified Stock or the redemption price of which may, at the option of such Person, be paid in Capital Stock which is not Disqualified Stock), in each case on or prior to the Stated Maturity of the 3.60% Notes.

“Earnings from Operations” for any period means net earnings excluding gains and losses on sales of investments, extraordinary items and property valuation losses, net as reflected in the financial statements of the Company and its Subsidiaries for such period determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

“Encumbrance” means any mortgage, lien, charge, pledge or security interest of any kind.

“Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder by the Commission.

“GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles as used in the United States applied on a consistent basis as in effect from time to time; provided that solely for purposes of any calculation required by the financial covenants contained herein, “GAAP” shall mean generally accepted accounting principles as used in the United States on the date hereof, applied on a consistent basis.

“Indebtedness” of the Company or any Subsidiary means any indebtedness of the Company or any Subsidiary, whether or not contingent, in respect of (i) borrowed money or evidenced by bonds, notes, debentures or similar instruments whether or not such indebtedness is secured by any Encumbrance existing on property owned by the Company or any Subsidiary, (ii) indebtedness for borrowed money of a Person other than the Company or a Subsidiary which is secured by any Encumbrance existing on property owned by the Company or any Subsidiary, to the extent of the lesser of (x) the amount of indebtedness so secured and (y) the fair market value (as determined in good faith by the Board of Directors of the Company) of the property subject to such Encumbrance, (iii) the reimbursement obligations, contingent or otherwise, in connection with any letters of credit actually issued or amounts representing the balance deferred and unpaid of the purchase price of any property or services, except any such balance that constitutes an accrued expense or trade payable, or all conditional sale obligations or obligations under any title retention agreement, (iv) the principal amount of all obligations of the Company or any Subsidiary with respect to redemption, repayment or other repurchase of any Disqualified Stock, or (v) any lease of property by the Company or any Subsidiary as lessee which is reflected on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet as a capitalized lease in accordance with GAAP, and also includes, to the extent not otherwise included, any obligation by the Company or any Subsidiary to be liable for, or to pay, as obligor, guarantor or otherwise (other than for purposes of collection in the ordinary course of business), Indebtedness of another Person (other than the Company or any Subsidiary) (it being understood that Indebtedness shall be deemed to be incurred by the Company or any Subsidiary whenever the Company or such Subsidiary shall create, assume, guarantee or otherwise become liable in respect thereof).

 

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“Make-Whole Amount” means, in connection with any optional redemption or accelerated payment of any 3.60% Note (except for any optional redemption occurring 90 days or fewer prior to the Stated Maturity thereof in accordance with Section 2.5), the aggregate present value as of the date of such redemption or accelerated payment of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest (exclusive of interest accrued to the date of redemption or accelerated payment) on such 3.60% Notes, assuming such 3.60% Notes matured on the Par Call Date, determined by discounting, on a semi-annual basis, such principal and interest at the Reinvestment Rate (determined on the third Business Day preceding the date such notice of redemption is given or declaration of acceleration is made).

“Par Call Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.5 hereof.

“Redemption Price” has the meaning specified in Section 2.5 hereof.

“Reinvestment Rate” means 0.20 percent (0.20%) plus the arithmetic mean of the yields under the respective headings “This Week” and “Last Week” published in the Statistical Release under the caption “Treasury Constant Maturities” for the maturity (rounded to the nearest month) corresponding to the remaining life to maturity (assuming for this purpose that such maturity occurred on the Par Call Date), as of the payment date of the principal being redeemed or paid. If no maturity exactly corresponds to such maturity, yields for the two published maturities most closely corresponding to such maturity shall be calculated pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence, and the Reinvestment Rate shall be interpolated or extrapolated from such yields on a straight-line basis, rounding in each of such relevant periods to the nearest month. For such purposes of calculating the Reinvestment Rate, the most recent Statistical Release published prior to the date of determination of the Make-Whole Amount shall be used.

“Statistical Release” means the statistical release designated “H.15(519)” or any successor publication which is published weekly by the Federal Reserve System and which establishes yields on actively traded United States government securities adjusted to constant maturities or, if such statistical release is not published at the time of any determination of the Make-Whole Amount, then such other reasonably comparable index which shall be designated by the Company.

“Subsidiary” means, with respect to any Person, any corporation or other entity of which a majority of (i) the voting power of the voting equity securities or (ii) the outstanding equity interests of which are owned, directly or indirectly, by such Person. For the purposes of this definition, “voting equity securities” means equity securities having voting power for the election of directors, whether at all times or only so long as no senior class of security has such voting power by reason of any contingency.

“Total Assets” as of any date means the sum of (i) the Undepreciated Real Estate Assets and (ii) all other assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (but excluding accounts receivable and intangibles).

 

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“Total Unencumbered Assets” means the sum of (i) those Undepreciated Real Estate Assets not subject to an Encumbrance for borrowed money and (ii) all other assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries not subject to an Encumbrance for borrowed money determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP (but excluding accounts receivable and intangibles); provided, however, that, in determining Total Unencumbered Assets as a percentage of outstanding Unsecured Indebtedness for purposes of the covenant requiring the Company and its Subsidiaries to maintain Total Unencumbered Assets equal to at least 150% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Unsecured Indebtedness on a consolidated basis, all investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, unconsolidated limited partnerships, unconsolidated limited liability companies and other Persons that are not consolidated for financial reporting purposes in accordance with GAAP shall be excluded from Total Unencumbered Assets.

“Undepreciated Real Estate Assets” as of any date means the cost (original cost plus capital improvements) of real estate assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries on such date, before depreciation and amortization, determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP.

“Unsecured Indebtedness” means Indebtedness which is not secured by any Encumbrance upon any of the properties of the Company or any Subsidiary.

ARTICLE TWO

THE SERIES OF NOTES

SECTION 2.1. Title of the Securities.

There shall be a series of Securities designated the “3.60% Notes due 2026.”

SECTION 2.2. Limitation on Aggregate Principal Amount.

(a) The 3.60% Notes shall initially have an aggregate principal amount equal to $350,000,000; provided that the Company may, without the consent of the Holders of any then Outstanding 3.60% Notes, “reopen” this series of Securities so as to increase the aggregate principal amount of 3.60% Notes Outstanding in compliance with the procedures set forth in the Original Indenture, as supplemented by this Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture, including Sections 3.1 and 3.3 of the Original Indenture, so long as any such additional notes have the same tenor and terms (including, without limitation, rights to receive accrued and unpaid interest) as the 3.60% Notes then Outstanding.

(b) Nothing contained in this Section 2.2 or elsewhere in this Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture, or in the 3.60% Notes, is intended to or shall limit execution by the Company or authentication or delivery by the Trustee of the 3.60% Notes under the circumstances contemplated by Sections 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 9.6, 11.7 and 13.5 of the Original Indenture.

 

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SECTION 2.3. Interest and Interest Rates; Maturity Date of 3.60% Notes.

(a) The 3.60% Notes will bear interest at a rate of 3.60% per annum, from December 12, 2016 or from the immediately preceding Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, payable semi-annually in arrears on June 15 and December 15 of each year, commencing June 15, 2017 (each, an “Interest Payment Date”), to the Person in whose name such 3.60% Note is registered in the Security Register at the close of business on June 1 or December 1 (whether or not a Business Day), as the case may be, next preceding such Interest Payment Date (each, a “Regular Record Date”). Interest on the 3.60% Notes will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year comprised of twelve 30-day months.

(b) The interest so payable on any 3.60% Note which is not punctually paid or duly provided for on any Interest Payment Date (“Defaulted Interest”) shall forthwith cease to be payable to the Person in whose name such 3.60% Note is registered on the relevant Regular Record Date, and such Defaulted Interest shall instead be payable either (i) to the Person in whose name such 3.60% Note is registered on the Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice of which shall be given to the Holder of such 3.60% Note not less than 10 days prior to such Special Record Date or (ii) at any time in any other lawful manner in accordance with the Indenture.

(c) If any Interest Payment Date or Stated Maturity falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the required payment shall be made on the next Business Day as if it were made on the date such payment was due and no interest shall accrue on the amount so payable for the period from and after such Interest Payment Date or Stated Maturity, as the case may be.

(d) The 3.60% Notes will mature on December 15, 2026.

SECTION 2.4. Limitations on Incurrence of Indebtedness.

(a) The Company will not, and will not permit any Subsidiary to, incur any Indebtedness if, immediately after giving effect to the incurrence of such additional Indebtedness and the application of the proceeds thereof, the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries (determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP) is greater than 60% of the sum of (without duplication) (i) the Total Assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries as of the end of the calendar quarter covered in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as the case may be, most recently filed with the Commission (or, if such filing is not permitted under the Exchange Act, with the Trustee) prior to the incurrence of such additional Indebtedness and (ii) the purchase price of any real estate assets or mortgages receivable acquired, and the amount of any securities offering proceeds received (to the extent such proceeds were not used to acquire real estate assets or mortgages receivable or used to reduce Indebtedness), by the Company or any Subsidiary since the end of such calendar quarter, including those proceeds obtained in connection with the incurrence of such additional Indebtedness.

 

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(b) In addition to the limitation set forth in subsection (a) of this Section 2.4, the Company will not, and will not permit any Subsidiary to, incur any Indebtedness if the ratio of Consolidated Income Available for Debt Service to the Annual Debt Service Charge for the four consecutive fiscal quarters most recently ended prior to the date on which such additional Indebtedness is to be incurred shall have been less than 1.5:1, on a pro forma basis after giving effect thereto and to the application of the proceeds therefrom, and calculated on the assumption that (i) such Indebtedness and any other Indebtedness incurred by the Company and its Subsidiaries since the first day of such four-quarter period and the application of the proceeds therefrom, including to refinance other Indebtedness, had occurred at the beginning of such period; (ii) the repayment or retirement of any other Indebtedness by the Company and its Subsidiaries since the first day of such four-quarter period had been repaid or retired at the beginning of such period (except that, in making such computation, the amount of Indebtedness under any revolving credit facility shall be computed based upon the average daily balance of such Indebtedness during such period); (iii) in the case of Acquired Indebtedness or Indebtedness incurred in connection with any acquisition since the first day of such four-quarter period, the related acquisition had occurred as of the first day of such period with the appropriate adjustments with respect to such acquisition being included in such pro forma calculation; and (iv) in the case of any acquisition or disposition by the Company or its Subsidiaries of any asset or group of assets since the first day of such four-quarter period, whether by merger, stock purchase or sale, or asset purchase or sale, such acquisition or disposition or any related repayment of Indebtedness had occurred as of the first day of such period with the appropriate adjustments with respect to such acquisition or disposition being included in such pro forma calculation.

(c) In addition to the limitations set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this Section 2.4, the Company will not, and will not permit any Subsidiary to, incur any Indebtedness secured by any Encumbrance upon any of the property of the Company or any Subsidiary if, immediately after giving effect to the incurrence of such additional Indebtedness and the application of the proceeds thereof, the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries (determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP) which is secured by any Encumbrance on property of the Company or any Subsidiary is greater than 40% of the sum of (without duplication) (i) the Total Assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries as of the end of the calendar quarter covered in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as the case may be, most recently filed with the Commission (or, if such filing is not permitted under the Exchange Act, with the Trustee) prior to the incurrence of such additional Indebtedness and (ii) the purchase price of any real estate assets or mortgages receivable acquired, and the amount of any securities offering proceeds received (to the extent that such proceeds were not used to acquire real estate assets or mortgages receivable or used to reduce Indebtedness), by the Company or any Subsidiary since the end of such calendar quarter, including those proceeds obtained in connection with the incurrence of such additional Indebtedness.

(d) The Company and its Subsidiaries may not at any time own Total Unencumbered Assets equal to less than 150% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Unsecured Indebtedness of the Company and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis.

 

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(e) For purposes of this Section 2.4, Indebtedness shall be deemed to be “incurred” by the Company or a Subsidiary whenever the Company or such Subsidiary shall create, assume, guarantee or otherwise become liable in respect thereof.

SECTION 2.5. Redemption.

The 3.60% Notes may be redeemed prior to September 15, 2026 (three months prior to the Stated Maturity) (the “Par Call Date”), at the option of the Company, at any time in whole or in part from time to time, at a redemption price equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the 3.60% Notes being redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but not including, the Redemption Date and (ii) the Make-Whole Amount, if any, with respect to such 3.60% Notes; provided, however, that if the Company redeems the 3.60% Notes on or after the Par Call Date, the redemption price will equal 100% of the principal amount of the 3.60% Notes to be redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but not including, the Redemption Date (such amount computed under this Section 2.5, the “Redemption Price”). Notice of any optional redemption of all or any portion of the 3.60% Notes then outstanding shall be given to Holders at their addresses, as shown in the Security Register, not less than 15 days nor more than 60 days prior to the Redemption Date.

SECTION 2.6. Place of Payment.

The Place of Payment where the 3.60% Notes may be presented or surrendered for payment, where the 3.60% Notes may be surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange and where notices and demands to and upon the Company in respect of the 3.60% Notes and the Indenture may be served shall be in the City of St. Paul, Minnesota, and the office or agency for such purpose shall initially be located at U.S. Bank National Association, 111 East Fillmore Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55107.

SECTION 2.7. Method of Payment.

Payment of the principal of and interest on the 3.60% Notes will be made at the office or agency of the Company maintained for that purpose (which shall initially be an office or agency of the Trustee), in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts; provided, however, that, at the option of the Company, payments of principal and interest on the Notes (other than payments of principal and interest due at Stated Maturity) may be made (i) by check mailed to the address of the Person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Security Register or (ii) by wire transfer to an account maintained by the Person entitled thereto located within the United States; provided, that such Person owns 3.60% Notes in an aggregate principal amount of at least $1,000,000 and such Person makes a written request therefor for the appropriate Interest Payment Date.

SECTION 2.8. Currency.

Principal and interest on the 3.60% Notes shall be payable in Dollars.

 

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SECTION 2.9. Registered Securities; Global Form.

The 3.60% Notes shall be issuable and transferable in fully registered form as Registered Securities, without coupons. The 3.60% Notes shall each be issued in the form of one or more permanent Global Securities. The depository for the 3.60% Notes shall initially be The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”). The 3.60% Notes shall not be issuable in definitive form except as provided in Section 3.5 of the Original Indenture.

SECTION 2.10. Form of Notes.

The 3.60% Notes shall be substantially in the form attached as Exhibit A hereto.

SECTION 2.11. Registrar and Paying Agent.

The Trustee shall initially serve as Registrar and Paying Agent for the 3.60% Notes.

SECTION 2.12. Defeasance.

The provisions of Sections 14.2 and 14.3 of the Original Indenture, together with the other provisions of Article XIV of the Original Indenture, shall be applicable to the 3.60% Notes. The provisions of Section 14.3 of the Original Indenture shall apply to the covenants set forth in Section 2.4 of this Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture and to those covenants specified in Section 14.3 of the Original Indenture.

SECTION 2.13. Waiver of Certain Covenants.

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 10.11 of the Original Indenture, the Company may omit in any particular instance to comply with any term, provision or condition set forth in Sections 10.4 to 10.8, inclusive, of the Original Indenture, with Section 2.4 of this Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture and with any other term, provision or condition with respect to the 3.60% Notes (except any such term, provision or condition which could not be amended without the consent of all Holders of the 3.60% Notes), if before or after the time for such compliance the Holders of at least a majority in principal amount of all outstanding 3.60% Notes or such series thereof, as applicable, by Act of such Holders, either waive such compliance in such instance or generally waive compliance with such covenant or condition. Except to the extent so expressly waived, and until such waiver shall become effective, the obligations of the Company and the duties of the Trustee in respect of any such term, provision or condition shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 2.14. Acceleration of Maturity; Rescission and Annulment.

If an Event of Default with respect to Securities of any series at the time outstanding occurs and is continuing, then in every such case the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of that series may declare the

 

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principal of, or the Make-Whole Amount with respect to, all the Securities of that series, as applicable, to be due and payable immediately, by a notice in writing to the Company (and to the Trustee if given by the Holders), and upon any such declaration such amount shall become immediately due and payable. If an Event of Default with respect to the Securities of any series set forth in Sections 5.1(1), 5.1(2) and 5.1(6) of the Original Indenture occurs and is continuing, then in every such case all the Securities of that series shall become immediately due and payable, without notice to the Company, at a price equal to the Make-Whole Amount with respect to the Securities of that series.

SECTION 2.15. Event of Default.

(a) If an Event of Default pursuant to Section 5.1(6) or 5.1(7) of the Original Indenture shall have occurred, the principal amount of, or the Make-Whole Amount with respect to, all outstanding notes, as applicable, shall become due and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the Trustee or of the Holders.

(b) For purposes of the 3.60% Notes, Section 5.1(5) of the Original Indenture is hereby deleted in its entirety.

(c) For purposes of the 3.60% Notes, Event of Default shall also include a default under any bond, debenture, note, mortgage, indenture or instrument under which there may be issued or by which there may be secured or evidenced any Indebtedness for money borrowed by the Company (or by any Subsidiary, the repayment of which the Company has guaranteed or for which the Company is directly responsible or liable as obligor or guarantor), having an aggregate principal amount outstanding of at least $25,000,000, whether such Indebtedness now exists or shall hereafter be created, which default shall have resulted in such Indebtedness becoming or being declared due and payable prior to the date on which it would otherwise have become due and payable, without such Indebtedness having been discharged, or such acceleration having been rescinded or annulled, within a period of 10 days after there shall have been given written notice, by registered or certified mail, to the Company by the Trustee or to the Company and the Trustee by the Holders of at least 25% in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities represented by the 3.60% Notes a written notice specifying such default and requiring the Company to cause such Indebtedness to be discharged or cause such acceleration to be rescinded or annulled and stating that such notice is a “Notice of Default” hereunder; provided, however, that for purposes of this Section 2.15(c), $25,000,000 shall be replaced by $10,000,000 for so long as any of the Securities issued pursuant to any of Supplemental Indenture Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, the Seventh Supplemental Indenture, the Ninth Supplemental Indenture, the Tenth Supplemental Indenture and the Eleventh Supplemental Indenture to the Original Indenture are Outstanding.

(d) For purposes of the 3.60% Notes, upon cancellation by the Trustee of all Outstanding Securities issued pursuant to each of Supplemental Indenture Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, the Seventh Supplemental Indenture, the Ninth Supplemental Indenture, the Tenth Supplemental Indenture and the Eleventh Supplemental Indenture to the Original Indenture, the provisions of Section 5.1(8) of the Original Indenture shall cease to exist and shall be of no further effect.

 

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ARTICLE THREE

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SECTION 3.1. Ratification of Original Indenture.

Except as expressly modified or amended hereby, the Original Indenture continues in full force and effect and is in all respects confirmed and preserved.

SECTION 3.2. Fiscal Year.

The Company shall notify the Trustee of its fiscal year and any change thereof.

SECTION 3.3. Governing Law.

This Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture and each 3.60% Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. This Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture is subject to the provisions of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended, and shall, to the extent applicable, be governed by such provisions.

SECTION 3.4. Counterparts.

This Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which so executed shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument.

[Signature Page Follows]

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed by their respective officers hereunto duly authorized, all as of the day and year first written above.

 

NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES, INC.,

as Issuer

By:    
 

Kevin B. Habicht

Executive Vice President,

Chief Financial Officer,

Assistant Secretary and Treasurer

 

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Trustee

By:    
 

Sheryl Lear

Vice President

Signature Page to Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture

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Section 3: EX-4.2 (EX-4.2)

EX-4.2

Exhibit 4.2

UNLESS THIS SECURITY IS PRESENTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY, A NEW YORK CORPORATION (“DTC”), 55 WATER STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, TO THE COMPANY (AS DEFINED BELOW) OR ITS AGENT FOR REGISTRATION OF TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OR PAYMENT, AND ANY CERTIFICATE ISSUED IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF CEDE & CO. OR IN SUCH OTHER NAME AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC (AND ANY PAYMENT IS MADE TO CEDE & CO. OR TO SUCH OTHER ENTITY AS IS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF DTC), ANY TRANSFER, PLEDGE, OR OTHER USE HEREOF FOR VALUE OR OTHERWISE BY OR TO ANY PERSON IS WRONGFUL INASMUCH AS THE REGISTERED OWNER HEREOF, CEDE & CO., HAS AN INTEREST HEREIN.

THIS SECURITY IS A GLOBAL SECURITY WITHIN THE MEANING SET FORTH IN THE INDENTURE HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AND IS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF DTC OR A NOMINEE OF DTC. THIS SECURITY IS EXCHANGEABLE FOR SECURITIES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A PERSON OTHER THAN DTC OR ITS NOMINEE ONLY IN THE LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES DESCRIBED IN THE INDENTURE, AND MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT AS A WHOLE BY DTC TO A NOMINEE OF DTC OR ANOTHER NOMINEE OF DTC OR BY DTC OR ITS NOMINEE TO A SUCCESSOR DEPOSITORY OR ITS NOMINEE.

 

Registered No. 001    PRINCIPAL AMOUNT
CUSIP No.: 637417 AJ5   

$350,000,000.00 (subject to revision

as set forth below)

NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES, INC.

3.60% NOTE DUE 2026

NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES, INC., a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Maryland (herein referred to as the “Company” which term shall include any successor corporation under the Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to CEDE & CO., or registered assigns, upon presentation, the principal sum of THREE HUNDRED FIFTY MILLION AND 00/100THS DOLLARS ($350,000,000.00), as may be revised by the Schedule of Increases or Decreases in Global Security attached hereto, on December 15, 2026 and to pay interest on the outstanding principal amount thereon from December 12, 2016, or from the immediately preceding Interest Payment Date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, semi-annually in arrears on June 15 and December 15 in each year, commencing June 15, 2017, at the rate of 3.60% per annum, until the entire principal hereof is paid or made available for payment. The interest so payable and punctually paid or duly provided for on any Interest Payment Date will, as provided in the Indenture, be paid to the Person in whose name this Security is registered at the close of business on the Regular Record Date for such interest, which shall be the June 1 or December 1 (whether or not a Business Day), as the case may be, next preceding such Interest Payment Date. Any such interest not so punctually paid or duly provided for shall forthwith cease to be payable to the Holder on such Regular Record Date, and may either be paid to the Person in whose name

 

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this Security is registered at the close of business on a Special Record Date for the payment of such Defaulted Interest to be fixed by the Trustee, notice whereof shall be given to Holders of the Securities not more than 15 days and not less than 10 days prior to such Special Record Date, or may be paid at any time in any other lawful manner not inconsistent with the requirements of any securities exchange on which the Securities may be listed, and upon such notice as may be required by such exchange, all as more fully provided in the Indenture. Payment of the principal of and interest on this Security will be made at the office or agency maintained for that purpose in the City of St. Paul, Minnesota, or elsewhere as provided in the Indenture, in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for payment of public and private debts; provided, however, that at the option of the Company, payments of principal and interest on the 3.60% Notes (other than payments of principal and interest due at Stated Maturity) may be made (i) by check mailed to the address of the Person entitled thereto as such address shall appear in the Security Register or (ii) by wire transfer to an account of the Person entitled thereto located within the United States; provided, that such Person owns 3.60% Notes in an aggregate principal amount of at least $1,000,000 and such Person makes a written request therefor for the appropriate Interest Payment Date.

Securities of this series are one of a duly authorized issue of securities of the Company (herein called the “Securities”), issued and to be issued in one or more series under an Indenture, dated as of March 25, 1998 (as supplemented, herein called the “Indenture”), between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as successor trustee to Wachovia Bank, National Association (formerly First Union National Bank) (herein called the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor trustee under the Indenture), to which the Indenture and all indentures supplemental thereto, including, the Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture thereto, dated as of December 12, 2016, between the Company and the Trustee, reference is hereby made for a statement of the respective rights, limitations of rights, duties and immunities thereunder of the Company, the Trustee and the Holders of the Securities and of the terms upon which the Securities are authenticated and delivered. This Security is one of the series designated in the first page thereof, initially having an aggregate principal amount equal to $350,000,000; provided, that the Company may, without the consent of the Holders of the then Outstanding 3.60% Notes, “reopen” this series of Securities so as to increase the aggregate principal amount of 3.60% Notes Outstanding in compliance with the procedures set forth in the Indenture, including Sections 3.1 and 3.3 thereof, so long as any such additional notes have the same tenor and terms (including, without limitation, rights to receive accrued and unpaid interest) as the 3.60% Notes then Outstanding.

Securities of this series may be redeemed prior to September 15, 2026 (which is the date three months prior to the Stated Maturity), at any time at the option of the Company, in whole or in part from time to time, upon notice of not more than 60 nor less than 15 days prior to the Redemption Date, at a redemption price equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount of the Securities being redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but not including, the Redemption Date and (ii) the Make-Whole Amount, if any, with respect to such Securities; provided, however, that if the Company redeems the 3.60% Notes on or after September 15, 2026, the redemption price will equal 100% of the principal amount of the Securities to be redeemed plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but not including, the Redemption Date.

 

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The Indenture contains provisions for defeasance at any time of (i) the entire indebtedness of the Company on this Security and (ii) certain restrictive covenants and the related defaults and Events of Default applicable to the Company, in each case, upon compliance by the Company with certain conditions set forth in the Indenture, which provisions apply to this Security.

If an Event of Default with respect to the Securities shall occur and be continuing, the principal of the Securities may be declared due and payable in the manner and with the effect provided in the Indenture.

As provided in and subject to the provisions of the Indenture, the Holder of this Security shall not have the right to institute any proceeding with respect to the Indenture or for the appointment of a receiver or trustee or for any other remedy thereunder, unless (i) such Holder shall have previously given written notice to the Trustee of a continuing Event of Default with respect to the Securities, (ii) the Holders of not less than 25% in principal amount of the Securities of this series at the time Outstanding shall have made written request to the Trustee to institute proceedings in respect of such Event of Default as Trustee and offered the Trustee reasonable indemnity and (iii) the Trustee shall not have received from the Holders of a majority in principal amount of Securities of this series at the time Outstanding a direction inconsistent with such request, and shall have failed to institute any such proceeding, for 60 days after receipt of such notice, request and offer of indemnity. The foregoing shall not apply to any suit instituted by the Holder of this Security for the enforcement of any payment of principal hereof or any interest on or after the respective due dates expressed herein.

The Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the amendment thereof and the modification of the rights and obligations of the Company and the rights of the Holders of the Securities of each series to be affected under the Indenture at any time by the Company and the Trustee with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Outstanding Securities of each series of Securities then Outstanding affected thereby. The Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of specified percentages in principal amount of the Securities of each series at the time Outstanding, on behalf of the Holders of all Securities of such series, to waive compliance by the Company with certain provisions of the Indenture and certain past defaults under the Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Security shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Security and of any Security issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Security.

No reference herein to the Indenture and no provision of this Security or of the Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest on (or Make-Whole Amount, if any, with respect to) this Security at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

 

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As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, the transfer of this Security is registrable in the Security Register, upon surrender of this Security for registration of transfer at the office or agency of the Company in any Place of Payment where the principal of and interest on (or Make-Whole Amount, if any, with respect to) this Security are payable, duly endorsed by, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company and the Security Registrar duly executed by the Holder hereof or his attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon one or more new Securities of this series, of authorized denominations and for the same aggregate principal amount, will be issued to the designated transferee or transferees.

The Securities of this series are issuable only in registered form without coupons in denominations of $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 thereafter. As provided in the Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, Securities of this series are exchangeable for a like aggregate principal amount of Securities of this series of a different authorized denomination, as requested by the Holder surrendering the same.

This 3.60% Note is a Global Security. As provided in and subject to the provisions of the Indenture, definitive Securities shall be issued to all owners of beneficial interests in a Global Security in exchange for such interests if: (1) the depositary with respect to the 3.60% Notes (which shall initially be DTC) notifies the Company that it is unwilling or unable to continue as depositary for such Global Security or the depositary ceases to be a clearing agency registered under the Exchange Act, at a time when the depositary is required to be so registered in order to act as depositary, and in each case a successor depositary is not appointed by the Company within 90 days of such notice; (2) an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Security Registrar has received a request from the depositary or (3) the Company executes and delivers to the Trustee and Security Registrar an Officers’ Certificate stating that such Global Security shall be so exchangeable. In connection with the exchange of an entire Global Security for definitive Securities pursuant to this paragraph, such Global Security shall be deemed to be surrendered to the Trustee for cancellation, and the Company shall execute and the Trustee shall authenticate and deliver, to each beneficial owner identified by the depositary in exchange for its beneficial interest in such Global Security, an equal aggregate principal amount of definitive Securities of authorized denominations.

No service charge shall be made for any such registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection therewith.

Prior to due presentment of this Security for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Security is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Security be overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee nor any such agent of the Company or the Trustee shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

No recourse under or upon any obligation, covenant or agreement contained in the Indenture or in this Security, or because of any indebtedness evidenced hereby or thereby, shall be had against any promoter, as such, or against any past, present or future shareholder, officer or

 

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director, as such, of the Company or of any successor, either directly or through the Company or any successor, under any rule of law, statute or constitutional provision or by the enforcement of any assessment or by any legal or equitable proceeding or otherwise, all such liability being expressly waived and released by the acceptance of this Security by the Holder thereof and as part of the consideration for the issue of the Securities of this series.

All capitalized terms used in this Security which are used herein but not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.

THE INDENTURE AND THE SECURITIES, INCLUDING THIS SECURITY, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

Pursuant to a recommendation promulgated by the Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures, the Company has caused “CUSIP” numbers to be printed on the Securities of this series as a convenience to the Holders of such Securities. No representation is made as to the correctness or accuracy of such CUSIP numbers as printed on the Securities, and reliance may be placed only on the other identification numbers printed hereon.

Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by or on behalf of the Trustee by manual signature, this Security shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES, INC. has caused this instrument to be duly executed under its corporate seal.

Dated: December 12, 2016

 

    NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES, INC.
      By:  

 

  [SEAL]       Name:     Kevin B. Habicht
        Title:       Executive Vice President,
       

Chief Financial Officer,

       

Assistant Secretary and Treasurer

 

Attest:
By:    
  Name: Christopher P. Tessitore
  Title: Secretary

TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION:

This is one of the Securities of the series designated therein referred to in the within-mentioned Indenture.

Dated: December 12, 2016

 

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

as Trustee

By:    
  Name: Sheryl Lear
  Title: Vice President

 

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ASSIGNMENT FORM

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned hereby

Sells, assigns and transfers unto

PLEASE INSERT SOCIAL

SECURITY OR OTHER IDENTIFYING

NUMBER OF ASSIGNEE

 

        

 

 

(Please Print or Typewrite Name and Address including

Zip Code of Assignee)

 

 

the within Security of National Retail Properties, Inc. and hereby does irrevocably constitute and appoint

 

     (Attorney)
to transfer said Security on the books of the within-named Company with full power of substitution in the premises.   

 

Dated:     
    

NOTICE: The signature to this assignment must correspond with the name as it appears on the first page of the within Security in every particular, without alteration or enlargement or any change whatever.

 

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SCHEDULE OF INCREASES OR DECREASES IN GLOBAL SECURITY

The following increases or decreases in this Global Security have been made:

 

Date    Amount of
Decrease in
Principal Amount
of this Global
Security
   Amount of
Increase in
Principal Amount
of this Global
Security
   Principal Amount of
this Global Security
Following Such
Increase or Decrease
   Signature of
Authorized Officer
of Trustee or
Custodian

 

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Section 4: EX-5.1 (EX-5.1)

EX-5.1

Exhibit 5.1

December 12, 2016

National Retail Properties, Inc.

450 South Orange Avenue

Orlando, FL 32801

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We are acting as counsel for National Retail Properties, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the issuance and sale by the Company (the “Offering”) of $350,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.60% notes due 2026 (the “Notes”), pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, dated December 5, 2016, among Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters listed on Schedule I thereto (the “Underwriters”), and the Company (the “Agreement”). The Notes are being issued under the Indenture, dated as of March 25, 1998, as supplemented by the Fifteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of December 12, 2016, between U.S. Bank National Association, as successor trustee (the “Trustee”), and the Company (as so supplemented, the “Indenture”) pursuant to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-202237) (the “Registration Statement”) filed by the Company to register the offer and sale of the Notes with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), and the related prospectus dated February 23, 2015, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement dated December 5, 2016 (as so supplemented, the “Prospectus”).

We have reviewed and are familiar with such documents, corporate proceedings and other matters as we have considered relevant or necessary as a basis for the opinions in this letter. Based on the foregoing, we are of the opinion that the Notes have been duly authorized and, when issued and sold by the Company in the manner described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus and in accordance with the resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company, will constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms.

The opinion set forth in this letter is limited to the laws of the State of New York and the State of Maryland, as in effect on the date hereof.

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion letter as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company with the Commission on December 12, 2016 and the incorporation thereof in the Registration Statement and to the use of our name under the caption “Legal Matters” in the Prospectus. In giving this consent, we do not thereby admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.

Very truly yours,

/s/ Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Section 5: EX-8.1 (EX-8.1)

EX-8.1

Exhibit 8.1

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

1200 Seventeenth Street, NW  |  Washington, DC 20036-3006  |  tel 202.663.8000  |  fax 202.663.8007

December 5, 2016

National Retail Properties, Inc.

450 South Orange Avenue

Suite 900

Orlando, FL 32801

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In connection with the filing on December 5, 2016 by National Retail Properties, Inc. (the “Company”) of a registration statement on Form S-3, including the prospectus, prospectus supplement, and all documents incorporated and deemed to be incorporated by reference therein (collectively, the “Registration Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission, you have asked us to render an opinion with respect to the qualification of the Company as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) under sections 856 through 860 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).

We have served as special counsel for the Company in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement and from time to time in the past have represented the Company on specific matters as requested by the Company. Specifically for the purpose of this opinion, we have examined and relied upon the following: copies of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation and any amendments thereto; the Registration Statement; copies of executed leases covering real property owned by the Company; the Form 10-K filed on February 12, 2016; and the Company’s Form S-11 Registration Statement as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 15, 1984.

We have not served as general counsel to the Company and have not been involved in decisions regarding the day-to-day operation of the Company and its properties. We have, however, discussed the mode of operation of the Company with its officers with a view to learning information relevant to the opinions expressed herein and have received and relied upon a certificate from the Company with respect to certain matters.

We have discussed with management of the Company arrangements relating to the management of its properties, the relationships of the Company with tenants of such properties, and certain terms of leases of such properties to tenants, with a view to assuring that (i) at the close of each quarter of the taxable years covered by this opinion, it met the asset composition requirements set forth in section 856(c)(4), (ii)


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with respect to years covered by this opinion, it satisfied the 95% and 75% gross income tests set forth in sections 856(c)(2) and (3), respectively, and (iii) with respect to tax years prior to 1998, it satisfied the 30% gross income test. We have further reviewed with management of the Company the requirements that the beneficial ownership of a REIT be held by 100 or more persons for at least 335/365ths of each taxable year and that a REIT must satisfy the diversity of ownership requirements of section 856(h) as such requirements existed in the years covered by this opinion, and we have been advised by management that at all times during the years covered by this opinion (and specifically on each record date for the payment of dividends during 1984 through the date hereof) the Company has maintained the records required by section 1.857-8 of the Treasury Regulations, that no later than January 30 of each year it sent the demand letters required by section 1.857-8(d) of the Treasury Regulations, and that the actual ownership of the Company shares was such that, to the best knowledge of its management (based upon responses to the aforesaid demands, any filing of a Schedule 13D or 13G under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any other sources of information), the Company satisfied the applicable requirements of section 856(h). Further, we have examined various property leases and lease supplements relating to the properties that the Company owns, and although leases relating to certain properties that the Company owns have not been made available to us, the Company has represented with respect to such leases that they do conform in all material respects to a form of lease agreement provided to us. On the basis of discussions with management of the Company, we are not aware that the Company’s election to be a REIT has been terminated or challenged by the Internal Revenue Service or any other party, or that the Company has revoked its election to be a REIT for any such prior year so as to make the Company ineligible to qualify as a REIT for the years covered by this opinion.

In rendering the opinions set forth herein, we are assuming that copies of documents examined by us are true copies of originals thereof and that the information concerning the Company set forth in the Company’s federal income tax returns, and in the Registration Statement, as well as the information provided to us by the Company’s management are true and correct. We have no reason to believe that such assumptions are not warranted.

Based upon the foregoing, we are of the opinion that (i) the Company was a “real estate investment trust” as defined by section 856(a) for its taxable years ended December 31, 1984 through December 31, 2015, (ii) its current and proposed method of operation and ownership will enable it to meet the requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT for its taxable year ending December 31, 2016 and for all future taxable years, and (iii) the statements in (x) the prospectus set forth under the


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caption “Material Federal Income Tax Considerations,” and (y) the prospectus supplement under the caption “Additional Material Federal Income Tax Considerations,” insofar as they purport to describe or summarize certain provisions of the agreements, statutes or regulations referred to therein, are accurate descriptions or summaries in all material respects, and the discussion thereunder expresses the opinion of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP insofar as it relates to matters of United States federal income tax law and legal conclusions with regard to those matters. With respect to the 2016 year and all future years, however, we note that the Company’s status as a real estate investment trust at any time is dependent upon, among other things, its meeting the requirements of section 856 throughout the year and for the year as a whole.

This opinion is based upon the existing provisions of the Code (or predecessor provisions, as applicable), rules and regulations (including proposed regulations) promulgated thereunder, and reported administrative and judicial interpretations thereof, all of which are subject to change, possibly with retroactive effect. This opinion is limited to the specific matters covered hereby and should not be interpreted to imply that the undersigned has offered its opinion on any other matter.

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. We also consent to the reference to Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP under the caption “Legal Matters” in the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not consider that we are “experts,” within the meaning of the term used in the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), or the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission promulgated thereunder, with respect to any part of the Registration Statement, including this opinion as an exhibit or otherwise, or within the category of persons whose consent is required by Section 7 of the Act.

/s/ PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP

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