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Section 1: 8-K (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): June 11, 2019

ARMADA HOFFLER PROPERTIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Maryland
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
001-35908
(Commission File Number)
46-1214914
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 2100
Virginia Beach, Virginia
 (Address of principal executive offices)
23462
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (757) 366-4000

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:

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))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share
 
AHH
 
New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐



 
Item 1.01.
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On June 17, 2019, Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (the “Company”), in its capacity as the general partner of the Armada Hoffler, L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”), entered into Amendment No. 3 (the “Partnership Agreement Amendment”) to the First Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of the Operating Partnership (as amended by Amendment No. 1 and Amendment No. 2 thereto, the “Partnership Agreement”) in connection with the underwritten public offering of the Company’s newly designated 6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”). The Partnership Agreement Amendment provides for the issuance, and the designation of the terms and conditions, of newly classified 6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units of the Operating Partnership (“Series A Preferred Units”), the economic terms of which are identical to those of the Series A Preferred Stock, and makes certain related amendments to the Partnership Agreement. The Company intends to contribute the net proceeds from the offering of the Series A Preferred Stock to the Operating Partnership in exchange for an equal number of Series A Preferred Units.

The foregoing summary of the Partnership Agreement Amendment is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Partnership Agreement Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

 
Item 3.03.
Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.

The Series A Preferred Stock ranks senior to the Company’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), with respect to dividend rights and rights upon the Company’s liquidation, dissolution or winding up. Upon issuance of the shares of Series A Preferred Stock referenced in Item 8.01 below, the ability of the Company to make distributions with respect to, or redeem, purchase or acquire, or make a liquidation payment on, the Common Stock or any other class or series of the Company’s equity securities ranking junior to or on parity with the Series A Preferred Stock that may be issued in the future, will be subject to certain restrictions in the event that the Company does not declare distributions on the Series A Preferred Stock during any distribution period.

Item 5.03.
Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws.

On June 17, 2019, the Company filed, with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of the State of Maryland (“MSDAT”), the Articles Supplementary (the “Articles Supplementary”) to the Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Company, classifying and designating 2,530,000 shares of the Company’s authorized preferred stock as Series A Preferred Stock. The Articles Supplementary became effective upon filing with MSDAT. For a summary of the material terms of the Series A Preferred Stock, see the description under the heading “Description of the Series A Preferred Stock” beginning on page S-16 of the prospectus supplement dated June 11, 2019 (the “Prospectus Supplement”) filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 12, 2019 pursuant to Rule 424(b), which description is incorporated herein by reference.

The foregoing description of the Series A Preferred Stock and the Articles Supplementary is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Articles Supplementary filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 8.01.
Other Events.

On June 11, 2019, the Company and the Operating Partnership entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Jefferies LLC and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule A thereto (the “Underwriters”). Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company agreed to sell 2,200,000 shares of the Series A Preferred Stock at a public offering price of $25.00 per share, which is the initial liquidation preference of the Series A Preferred Stock. Pursuant to the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company granted the Underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 330,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock, which the Underwriters exercised in full on June 13, 2019, making an aggregate of 2,530,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock issuable at closing. The Series A Preferred Stock was offered and sold pursuant to the Prospectus Supplement, and a base prospectus, dated May 5, 2017, relating to the Company’s effective registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-216795). The offering is expected to close on June 18, 2019, subject to certain customary closing conditions.


The foregoing summary of the Underwriting Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit
No.
 
Description
 
Underwriting Agreement, dated June 11, 2019, by and among Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc., Armada Hoffler, L.P. and Jefferies LLC and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule A thereto.
 
Articles Supplementary designating the Series A Preferred Stock.
 
Opinion of Morrison & Foerster LLP regarding the legality of shares of Series A Preferred Stock.
 
Opinion of Morrison & Foerster LLP regarding tax matters.
 
Amendment No. 3 to the First Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of the Operating Partnership.
 
Consent of Morrison & Foerster LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
 
Consent of Morrison & Foerster LLP (included in Exhibit 8.1).



SIGNATURES

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.

 
ARMADA HOFFLER PROPERTIES, INC.
     
Dated:  June 17, 2019
By:
/s/ Michael P. O’Hara
   
Michael P. O’Hara
   
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary


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Section 2: EX-1.1 (EXHIBIT 1.1)


Exhibit 1.1

ARMADA HOFFLER PROPERTIES, INC.

(a Maryland corporation)

2,200,000 Shares of 6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock
(Liquidation Preference $25.00 per share)

UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT

Dated:  June 11, 2019


ARMADA HOFFLER PROPERTIES, INC.

(a Maryland corporation)

2,200,000 Shares of 6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock
(Liquidation Preference $25.00 per share)

UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT

June 11, 2019

Jefferies LLC
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated

as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule A hereto

c/o  Jefferies LLC
520 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), and Armada Hoffler, L.P., a Virginia limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership” and, together with the Company, the “Transaction Entities”), confirm their agreement with Jefferies LLC (“Jefferies”) and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated (“Stifel”) and each of the other underwriters named in Schedule A hereto (collectively, the “Underwriters,” which term shall also include any underwriter substituted as hereinafter provided in Section 10 hereof), for whom Jefferies and Stifel are acting as representatives (in such capacity, the “Representatives”), with respect to (i) the sale by the Company and the purchase by the Underwriters, acting severally and not jointly, of the respective numbers of shares of 6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (liquidation preference $25.00 per share), $0.01 par value per share, of the Company (“Series A Preferred Stock”) set forth in Schedule A hereto and (ii) the grant by the Company to the Underwriters, acting severally and not jointly, of the option described in Section 2(b) hereof to purchase all or any part of 330,000 additional shares of Series A Preferred Stock.  The aforesaid 2,200,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock (the “Initial Securities”) to be purchased by the Underwriters and all or any part of the 330,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock subject to the option described in Section 2(b) hereof (the “Option Securities”) are referred to herein , collectively, as the “Securities.”

The Company understands that the Underwriters propose to make a public offering of the Securities as soon as the Representatives deem advisable after this Agreement has been executed and delivered.

The Company has prepared and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) a registration statement on Form S‑3 (No. 333- 216795), covering the public offering and sale of certain securities of the Company, including the Securities, under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (the “1933 Act Regulations”), and has filed such amendments thereto, if any, as may have been required to the date hereof. Such registration statement was declared effective by the Commission under the 1933 Act on May 5, 2017.  Such registration statement, as of any time, means such registration statement as amended by any post-effective amendments thereto at such time, including the exhibits and any schedules thereto at such time, the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein at such time pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the 1933 Act and the documents otherwise deemed to be a part thereof as of such time pursuant to Rule 430B of the 1933 Act Regulations (“Rule 430B”), and is referred to herein as the “Registration Statement;” provided, however, that the “Registration Statement” without reference to a time means such registration statement as amended by any post-effective amendments thereto as of the time of the first contract of sale for the Securities, which time shall be considered the “new effective date” of such registration statement with respect to the Securities within the meaning of paragraph (f)(2) of Rule 430B, including the exhibits and schedules thereto as of such time, the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein at such time pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the 1933 Act and the documents otherwise deemed to be a part thereof as of such time pursuant to  Rule 430B.  Each preliminary prospectus supplement used in connection with the offering of the Securities, including the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the 1933 Act, are collectively referred to herein as a “preliminary prospectus.”  Promptly after execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Company will prepare and file a final prospectus supplement relating to the Securities in accordance with the provisions of Rule 424(b) of the 1933 Act Regulations (“Rule 424(b)”).  The final prospectus supplement, in the form first furnished or made available to the Underwriters for use in connection with the offering of the Securities, including the documents incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the 1933 Act, are collectively referred to herein as the “Prospectus.”  For purposes of this Agreement, all references to the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus supplement, the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement to any of the foregoing shall be deemed to include the copy filed with the Commission pursuant to its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system or any successor system (“EDGAR”).


As used in this Agreement:

Applicable Time” means 2:10 P.M., New York City time, on June 11, 2019 or such other time as agreed by the Company and the Representatives.

General Disclosure Package” means any Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectuses issued at or prior to the Applicable Time, the most recent preliminary prospectus (including any documents incorporated therein by reference) that is distributed to investors prior to the Applicable Time and the information included on Schedule B hereto, all considered together.

Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” means any “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433 of the 1933 Act Regulations (“Rule 433”), including, without limitation, any “free writing prospectus” (as defined in Rule 405 of the 1933 Act Regulations (“Rule 405”)) relating to the Securities that is (i) required to be filed with the Commission by the Company, (ii) a “road show that is a written communication” within the meaning of Rule 433(d)(8)(i), whether or not required to be filed with the Commission, or (iii) exempt from filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 433(d)(5)(i) because it contains a description of the Securities or of the offering that does not reflect the final terms, in each case in the form filed or required to be filed with the Commission or, if not required to be filed, in the form retained in the Company’s records pursuant to Rule 433(g).

Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectus” means any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is intended for general distribution to prospective investors (other than a “bona fide electronic road show,” as defined in Rule 433), as evidenced by its being specified in Schedule B hereto.

Issuer Limited Use Free Writing Prospectus” means any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is not an Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectus.

All references in this Agreement to financial statements and schedules and other information which is “contained,” “included” or “stated” in the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus (or other references of like import) shall be deemed to include all such financial statements and schedules and other information which is incorporated by reference in or otherwise deemed by the 1933 Act Regulations to be a part of or included in the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus, as the case may be, prior to the execution and delivery of this Agreement; and all references in this Agreement to amendments or supplements to the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus shall be deemed to include the filing of any document under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “1934 Act”), and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (the “1934 Act Regulations”), which is incorporated by reference in or otherwise deemed by the1933 Act Regulations to be a part of or included in the Registration Statement, such preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus, as the case may be, at or after the execution and delivery of this Agreement.
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For purposes of this Agreement, the terms “Subsidiary” or “Subsidiaries” shall mean any “subsidiary” (as defined in Rule 405) or every “subsidiary” (as defined in Rule 405), as applicable, of the Company.

SECTION 1.          Representations and Warranties.

(a)          Representations and Warranties.  Each of the Transaction Entities, jointly and severally, represents and warrants to each Underwriter as of the date hereof, the Applicable Time, the Closing Time (as defined below) and any Date of Delivery (as defined below), and agrees with each Underwriter, as follows:

(i)          Form S-3 Compliance; No Stop Orders.  The Company meets the requirements for use of Form S-3 under the 1933 Act. Each of the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto has become effective under the 1933 Act; no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto or preventing or suspending the use of any prospectus supplement or the Prospectus is in effect; no notice of objection of the Commission to the use of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) of the 1933 Act Regulations (“Rule 401(g)(2)”) has been received by the Company, no order preventing or suspending the use of any prospectus supplement or the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto has been issued and no proceedings for such purpose have been instituted or are pending before or, to the Company’s knowledge, threatened by the Commission; and the Company has complied with any request made by the Commission for additional or supplemental information.

At the respective times the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto became effective, and at each deemed effective date with respect to the Underwriters and the Securities pursuant to Rule 430B(f)(2), the Registration Statement complied, complies and will comply in all material respects with the requirements of the 1933 Act and the 1933 Act Regulations and did not and will not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading.

(ii)          Prospectus Compliance with Rule 424(b).  Any preliminary prospectus supplement and the Prospectus, when filed as part of the Registration Statement or pursuant to Rule 424(b), when so filed, complied in all material respects with the 1933 Act and the 1933 Act Regulations (including, without limitation, Rules 424(b) and 430B) and is identical to the electronically transmitted copy thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T. Any prospectus supplement and the Prospectus and any amendment or supplement thereto (including any prospectus wrapper) prepared in connection with the offering and sale of the Securities, at their respective issue dates, if any, complied and will comply, as applicable, in all material respects with any applicable laws or regulations of foreign jurisdictions in which such preliminary prospectus supplement or the Prospectus or such amendment or supplement, as the case may be, are distributed in connection with such offering and sale.
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(iii)          Accurate Disclosure.  (i) The Registration Statement and any amendment thereto, at its effective time, at the Closing Time or at any Date of Delivery, did not contain and, as amended or supplemented, if applicable, will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit, as amended or supplemented, if applicable, and will not omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading and (ii) the Registration Statement complies and, as amended or supplemented, if applicable, will comply in all material respects with the 1933 Act and the 1933 Act Regulations.  At the Applicable Time, neither (A) the General Disclosure Package nor (B) any individual Issuer Limited Use Free Writing Prospectus, when considered together with the General Disclosure Package, included, includes or will include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted, omits or will omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading. At the time of the filing of the Final Term Sheet (as defined in Section 3(a) hereof), the General Disclosure Package, when considered together with the Final Term Sheet, will not include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.  Neither the Prospectus nor any amendment or supplement thereto (including any prospectus wrapper), as of its issue date, at the time of any filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b), at the Closing Time or at any Date of Delivery, included, includes or will include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted, omits or will omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section, the Transaction Entities make no representation or warranty with respect to any statement contained in the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto (including any prospectus wrapper) or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus in reliance upon and in conformity with information furnished to the Company in writing by or on behalf of the Underwriters for use in the Prospectus, any amendment or supplement thereto (including any prospectus wrapper) or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus.  The documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus, at the time the Registration Statement became effective or at the time they were, or hereafter are, filed with the Commission, complied, comply and will comply in all material respects with the requirements of the 1934 Act and 1934 Act Regulations and, when read together with the other information in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package, any preliminary prospectus and the Prospectus, did not and will not include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

(iv)          No Prior Sale of Shares, Compliance of Free Writing Prospectuses.  Prior to the execution of this Agreement, the Company has not, directly or indirectly, offered or sold any of the Securities by means of any “prospectus” (within the meaning of the 1933 Act) or used any “prospectus” (within the meaning of the 1933 Act) in connection with the offering or sale of the Securities; the Company has not, directly or indirectly, prepared, used or referred to any free writing prospectuses, without the prior written consent of the Representatives in connection with the offering or sale of the Securities.

(v)          Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses.  No Issuer Free Writing Prospectus conflicts or will conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement thereto, including any document incorporated by reference therein, that has not been superseded or modified.

(vi)          Not Ineligible Issuer.  (A) At the time of filing the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto, (B) at the earliest time thereafter that the Company or another offering participant made a bona fide offer (within the meaning of Rule 164(h)(2) of the 1933 Act Regulations) of the Securities and (C) at the date of this Agreement, the Company was not and is not an “ineligible issuer” (as defined in Rule 405), without taking account of any determination by the Commission pursuant to Rule 405 that it is not necessary that the Company be considered an ineligible issuer.
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(vii)          NYSE, FINRA Compliance.  The Company has taken no action designed to, or likely to have the effect of, terminating the registration of the common stock, $0.01 par value per share, of the Company (“Common Stock”) under the 1934 Act or the listing of the Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”), nor has the Company received any notification that the Commission or the NYSE is contemplating terminating such registration or listing. To the knowledge of the Transaction Entities, there are no affiliations or associations between (i) any member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) and (ii) the Company or any of the Company’s officers, directors or 5% or greater security holders or any beneficial owner of the Company’s unregistered equity securities that were acquired at any time on or after the 180th day immediately preceding the date the Registration Statement was initially filed with the Commission, except as has been disclosed in the Registration Statement (excluding the exhibits thereto), the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

(viii)          Company Good Standing, Due Qualification, Authority and Incorporation.  The Company has been duly incorporated, is validly existing under the laws of the State of Maryland and is in good standing with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland (the “SDAT”), has the corporate power and authority to own and lease, as the case may be, its properties and to operate its properties and conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and is duly qualified to transact business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the conduct of its business or its ownership or leasing of property requires such qualification, except to the extent that the failure to be so qualified or be in good standing would not (i) be or cause a material adverse change to the assets, business, condition (financial or otherwise), earnings, properties, management, results of operations or business prospects of the Company and the Subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business or (ii) prevent or materially interfere with consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby (the occurrence of any such effect, prevention, interference or result described in the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii) being herein referred to as a “Material Adverse Effect”).

(ix)          Operating Partnership Good Standing, Due Authority.  The Operating Partnership has been duly organized, is validly existing as a limited partnership in good standing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, has the full limited partnership power and authority to own or lease, as the case may be, its properties and to operate its properties and conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and is duly qualified to transact business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the conduct of its business or its ownership or leasing of property requires such qualification, except to the extent that the failure to be so qualified or be in good standing would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. The Company is the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership. At the Closing Time and at any Date of Delivery, the Company will contribute the net proceeds from the sale of the Securities to the Operating Partnership in exchange for a number of preferred units of limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership (the “Series A Preferred Units”) equal to the number of Securities issued. The Company will own all of its outstanding Series A Preferred Units free and clear of any security interest, mortgage, pledge, lien, encumbrance, claim or equity, except as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.
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(x)          Good Standing of Subsidiaries.  Each Subsidiary has been duly organized, is validly existing as a corporation, limited partnership or limited liability company in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, has the corporate, limited partnership or limited liability company power and authority, as applicable, to own or lease, as the case may be, its property and to operate its property and conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and is duly qualified to transact business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which the conduct of its business or its ownership or leasing of property requires such qualification, except to the extent that the failure to be so qualified or be in good standing would not result in a Material Adverse Effect; except as otherwise disclosed in the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, all of the issued shares of capital stock, units of limited partnership interest and units of membership interest of each Subsidiary have been duly and validly authorized and issued, are fully paid and nonassessable, are owned or will be owned directly or indirectly by the Operating Partnership, free and clear of all security interests, liens, mortgages, encumbrances, pledges, equities, claims, restrictions or other defects of any kind (collectively, “Liens”), have been issued in compliance with applicable securities laws and were not issued in violation of any preemptive or similar rights.

(xi)          Corporate Power and Authority of Company.  The Company has the corporate power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder, and all corporate action required to be taken for the due and proper authorization, execution and delivery by it of this Agreement and consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly and validly taken.

(xii)          Operating Partnership Power and Authority.  The Operating Partnership has the limited partnership power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder, and all limited partnership action required to be taken for the due and proper authorization, execution and delivery by it of this Agreement and consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby have been duly and validly taken.

(xiii)          Due Authorization and Execution.  This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by each of the Transaction Entities.

(xiv)          Accurate Disclosure in Summaries.  The statements in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under the captions “Certain Provisions of Maryland Law and Our Charter and Bylaws,” “Description of the Partnership Agreement of Armada Hoffler, L.P.,” “Description of the Series A Preferred Stock,” “Additional Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations” and “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations,” insofar as such statements summarize legal or tax matters, agreements, documents or legal or governmental proceedings discussed therein, are accurate, complete and fair summaries of such legal and tax matters, agreements, documents or legal or governmental proceedings in all material respects.

(xv)          Capitalization.  The outstanding shares of capital stock of the Company have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and nonassessable. Since the date indicated in the Company’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, there has been no material change in the authorized or outstanding shares of capital stock, as applicable (subject, in each case, to the issuance of Common Stock issuable upon the redemption of outstanding OP Units in accordance with the First Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of the Operating Partnership (as amended from time to time, the “Operating Partnership Agreement”) and the grant of equity-based awards under employee benefits plans of the Company).  The authorized capital stock of the Company conforms to the description thereof contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, and such description conforms in all material respects to the rights set forth in the instruments defining the same.
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(xvi)          Authorization of Securities.  The Securities to be sold by the Company have been duly authorized and, when issued and delivered against payment therefore in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, and the issuance of such Securities will not be subject to or in violation of any preemptive or similar rights of any securityholder of the Company. The certificates, if any, to be used to evidence the Securities will be in substantially the form filed as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and will, at the Closing Time and at each Date of Delivery, be in proper form and will comply in all material respects with all applicable legal requirements, the requirements of the Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Company (the “Charter”) and the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company (the “Bylaws”) and the requirements of the NYSE. The Company has duly authorized the execution and filing of an articles supplementary (the “Series A Articles Supplementary”) to the Charter with the SDAT establishing the terms of the Securities. The Series A Articles Supplementary, will be, by the Closing Time, duly executed and filed by the Company with the SDAT. The Series A Preferred Stock conforms to all statements relating thereto contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and such statements conform to the rights set forth in the instruments defining the same.  No holder of Securities will be subject to personal liability by reason of being such a holder.

(xvii)          Authorization of Shares of Common Stock Upon Conversion.  The issuance of shares of Common Stock upon conversion of the Securities has been duly authorized and, when issued upon conversion of the Securities in accordance with the terms of the Series A Articles Supplementary, will be validly issued and fully paid and nonassessable free and clear of any pledge, lien, encumbrance, security interest or other claim created by the Company. The Company has duly and validly authorized such shares of Common Stock for issuance upon conversion of the Securities.  The Common Stock conforms to all statements relating thereto contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, and such description conforms to the rights set forth in the instruments defining the same; the certificates, if any, for such shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Securities are in due and proper form; no holder of the Securities will be subject to personal liability by reason of being such a holder; and the issuance of the Securities is not subject to any statutory or contractual preemptive rights, resale rights, rights of first refusal or other similar rights of any securityholder of the Company.

(xviii)          Authorization of OP Units.  All common units of limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership (the “OP Units”) issued to date by the Operating Partnership have been duly authorized by the Operating Partnership and its general partner, and are validly issued and fully paid, and the issuance of such OP Units was not subject to or in violation of any preemptive or similar rights of any partner of the Operating Partnership. The issuance and sale by the Operating Partnership of such OP Units were exempt from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act and applicable state securities, real estate syndication and blue sky laws. The terms of the OP Units conform in all material respects to all statements relating thereto contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and such statements conform in all material respects to the rights set forth in the instruments defining the same.

(xix)          Absence of Violations, Defaults and Conflicts.  Neither the execution and delivery by each of the Transaction Entities of, nor the performance by each of the Transaction Entities of its respective obligations under, this Agreement will conflict with, contravene, result in a breach or violation of, or imposition of, any Lien upon any property or other assets of the Transaction Entities or any Subsidiary pursuant to, or constitute a default (or give rise to any right of termination, acceleration, cancellation, repurchase or redemption) or Repayment Event (as hereinafter defined) under: (i) any statute, law, rule, regulation, judgment, order or decree of any governmental body, regulatory or administrative agency or court having jurisdiction over the Transaction Entities or any of the Subsidiaries or any of their respective properties or other assets; (ii) the Charter or the Bylaws, the Certificate of Limited Partnership and the Operating Partnership Agreement or similar organizational documents of any Subsidiary; or (iii) any contract, agreement, obligation, covenant or instrument or any term condition or provision thereof to which the Transaction Entities or any Subsidiary or any of their respective properties or other assets is subject or bound, except in the case of clauses (i) and (iii), for such conflicts, breaches, violations, lien impositions or defaults that would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. As used herein, “Repayment Event” means any event or condition which gives the holder of any note, debenture or other evidence of indebtedness (or any person acting on such holder’s behalf) the right to require the repurchase, redemption or repayment of all or a portion of such indebtedness by the Transaction Entities or any of the Subsidiaries.
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(xx)          Absence of Further Authorizations.  No approval, authorization, consent or order of or filing with any federal, state, local or foreign governmental or regulatory commission, board, body, authority or agency, or of or with any self-regulatory organization or other non-governmental regulatory authority (including, without limitation, the NYSE), or approval of the Company’s stockholders, is required to be made or obtained by the Transaction Entities or any of the Subsidiaries in connection with the issuance and sale of the Securities or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby other than (i) registration of the Securities under the 1933 Act, which has been effected (or, with respect to any Rule 462 Registration Statement, will be effected in accordance Rule 462(b)), (ii) any necessary qualification under the securities or blue sky laws of the various jurisdictions in which the Securities are being offered by the Underwriters, (iii) such approvals as have been or will be obtained in connection with the authorization of the Securities for listing on the NYSE, (iv) under the FINRA Conduct Rules, (v) the filing of the Series A Articles Supplementary with, and the acceptance of record by, the SDAT and (vi) the filing by the Company of a registration statement on Form 8-A for the Series A Preferred Stock with the Commission pursuant to Section 12 of the 1934 Act, which will be done before the Closing Time.

(xxi)          Absence of Proceedings.  There are no actions, suits, claims, inquiries, investigations or proceedings pending or, to the knowledge of the Transaction Entities, threatened or contemplated to which the Transaction Entities or any of the Subsidiaries or any of their respective directors, managers, partners, officers or members is or would be a party or of which any of their respective properties or other assets is or would be subject at law or in equity, before or by any federal, state, local or foreign governmental or regulatory commission, board, body, authority or agency, or before or by any self-regulatory organization or other non-governmental regulatory authority (including, without limitation, the NYSE) (i) other than any such action, suit, claim, investigation or proceeding described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus which, if resolved adversely to the Transaction Entities or any of the Subsidiaries, would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect or (ii) that would, singly or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. There are no statutes, regulations, contracts or other documents that are required to be described in the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus or to be filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement that are not described or filed as required.

(xxii)          Investment Company Act.  Neither the Transaction Entities nor any of the Subsidiaries are, and after giving effect to the offering and sale of the Securities and the application of the net proceeds thereof as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus will be, required to register as an “investment company” as such term is defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
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(xxiii)          Independent Accountant Certification.  Ernst & Young LLP is an independent registered public accounting firm with respect to the Company as required by the 1933 Act, the 1933 Act Regulations, the 1934 Act, the 1934 Act Regulations and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

(xxiv)          Financial Statements, Non-GAAP Financial Measures.  The financial statements of the Company included in or incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, together with the related notes and schedules, present fairly in all material respects the consolidated financial position of the Company and its respective consolidated Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis as of the dates indicated and the consolidated results of operations, cash flows and changes in stockholders’ equity of the Company for the periods specified and have been prepared in compliance with the requirements of the 1933 Act, the 1933 Act Regulations, the 1934 Act and the 1934 Act Regulations and in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) applied on a consistent basis during the periods involved. The balance sheet of the Company included in or incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, together with the related schedules and notes, presents fairly in all material respects the financial position of the Company at the dates indicated; said balance sheet has been prepared in compliance with the requirements of the 1933 Act, the 1933 Act Regulations, the 1934 Act and the 1934 Act Regulations and in conformity with GAAP. The selected financial and operating data and the summary pro forma and operating data included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus present fairly in all material respects the information shown therein and have been compiled on a basis consistent with that of the audited, or unaudited, as applicable, financial statements of the Company included therein. Any pro forma financial statements or data included in or incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus comply with the Commission’s rules and guidelines with respect to pro forma financial statements and have been properly compiled on the bases described therein, and the assumptions used in the preparation of such pro forma financial statements and data are reasonable, the pro forma adjustments used therein are appropriate to give effect to the transactions or circumstances described therein and the pro forma adjustments have been properly applied to the historical amounts in the compilation of those statements and data. The other financial and statistical data contained in or incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus are accurately and fairly presented and prepared in all material respects on a basis consistent with the financial statements and books and records of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries. The statements of certain revenues and expenses of any of the properties or the financial statements of any businesses acquired by the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries or determined to be probable of acquisition by the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries, if any, included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus present fairly in all material respects the information set forth therein and have been prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the applicable financial statement requirements of Rule 3-14 of Regulation S-X with respect to real estate operations or Rule 3-05 of Regulation S-X with respect to businesses. There are no financial statements (historical or pro forma) or related schedules that are required to be included in or incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus that are not included or incorporated by reference as required. Neither the Transaction Entities nor any of the Subsidiaries have any material liabilities or obligations, direct or contingent (including any off-balance sheet obligations), not described in the Registration Statement, General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus. All disclosures contained in or incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus regarding “non-GAAP financial measures” (as such term is defined by the rules and regulations of the Commission) comply with Regulation G under the 1934 Act and Item 10 of Regulation S-K, to the extent applicable. The interactive data in eXtensible Business Reporting Language incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, if any, fairly presents the information called for in all material respects and has been prepared in accordance with the Commission’s rules and guidelines applicable thereto.
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(xxv)          Statistical and Market-Related Data.  Any statistical or market-related data included in or incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus are based on or derived from sources that the Company reasonably believes to be reliable and accurate, and the Company has obtained the written consent to the use of such data from such sources to the extent required. Each “forward-looking statement” (within the meaning of Section 27A of the 1933 Act or Section 21E of the 1934 Act) contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus has been made or reaffirmed with a reasonable basis and in good faith.

(xxvi)          Licenses and Permits.  Each of the Transaction entities and the Subsidiaries possesses such permits, licenses, approvals, consents and other authorizations issued by the appropriate federal, state, local or foreign regulatory agencies or bodies necessary to conduct its business as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus (collectively, “Governmental Licenses”), except where the failure so to possess would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. Each of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries is in compliance with the terms and conditions of all such Governmental Licenses, except where the failure so to comply would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. All of the Governmental Licenses are valid and in full force and effect, except where the invalidity of such Governmental Licenses or the failure of such Governmental Licenses to be in full force and effect would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. None of the Transaction Entities nor the Subsidiaries has received any notice and has no knowledge of any proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of any such Governmental Licenses which, individually or in the aggregate, if the subject of an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding, would have a Material Adverse Effect.

(xxvii)          Environmental Permits.  Each of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries and their respective properties or other assets (i) have been and are in compliance with any and all Environmental Laws (as hereinafter defined); (ii) have received all permits, licenses or other approvals required of them under applicable Environmental Laws (collectively, “Environmental Permits”); and (iii) are in compliance with all terms and conditions of any and all Environmental Permits, except in the case of clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) as would not have a Material Adverse Effect either individually or in the aggregate. Except as otherwise described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there has been no release, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, seeping or disposing (including without limitation the abandonment or discarding of barrels, containers, and other closed receptacles containing any hazardous substance or pollutant or contaminant) (collectively “Release”) of any Hazardous Materials (as hereinafter defined) at, on, to, beneath or from the properties or other assets owned by the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries that would have a Material Adverse Effect either individually or in the aggregate. Except as otherwise described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there are no tanks or other vessels used to store Hazardous Materials at, on or beneath any of the properties or other assets owned by the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries that would have a Material Adverse Effect either individually or in the aggregate.
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(xxviii)          Environmental Laws.  Except as (x) otherwise described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or (y) would not have a Material Adverse Effect either individually or in the aggregate, neither of the Transaction Entities nor the Subsidiaries, nor any of their properties or other assets: (i) have any liability under, and there are no costs or liabilities associated with, any Environmental Law (including, without limitation, any capital or operating expenditures required for clean-up, closure of any of their properties or compliance with Environmental Laws or any permit, license or approval, any related constraints on operating activities and any potential liabilities to third parties); (ii) have at any time Released at, to, or from any location, or otherwise handled, stored or dealt with, Hazardous Materials or any other material or substance as would cause the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries to incur any liability or would require disclosure or notification pursuant to any Environmental Law; (iii) intend to use the properties or other assets owned by the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries or any subsequently acquired properties and other assets, other than in compliance with applicable Environmental Laws; (iv) have received notice of, and each is otherwise unaware of, any Release of Hazardous Materials at, to, or from any location from which such Hazardous Materials could affect the properties or other assets owned by either of the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries; or (v) have received any notice of, or have any knowledge of any occurrence or circumstance, and there is no occurrence or circumstance, that would give rise to any claim by any federal, state, local, municipal or other administrative, regulatory, governmental or quasigovernmental authority (a “Governmental Authority”) or any third party under or pursuant to any applicable Environmental Law or common law with respect to the properties or other assets described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and Prospectus, or arising out of the conduct of the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries. None of the properties or any other assets currently owned by the Transaction Entities or any of the Subsidiaries is included or proposed for inclusion, on the National Priorities List issued pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601-9675 (“CERCLA”)) by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”) or on any similar list or inventory issued pursuant to any other applicable Environmental Law or issued by any Governmental Authority, and to the knowledge of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries there is no basis for including the properties or any other assets currently owned by either of the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries on any such list. To the knowledge of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries, there have been, and are, no (i) polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”) or PCB-containing equipment, (ii) asbestos or asbestos containing materials, (iii) lead-based paints, (iv) dry-cleaning facilities, or (v) wet lands, in each case in, on, under or adjacent to any of the properties or other assets owned by either of the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries the existence of which has had or reasonably could have a Material Adverse Effect. As used herein, “Hazardous Material” shall include any chemical, substance, material or waste that is flammable, ignitable, explosive, corrosive, reactive, radioactive, hazardous, or toxic or that can be described with words of similar meanings, and shall include without limitation PCBs, asbestos, oil, petroleum and petroleum products, mold and any other chemical, substance, material or waste regulated by any Environmental Law. As used herein an “Environmental Law” shall include any federal, state or local law, ordinance, statute, rule or regulation relating to the protection of human health and safety, the environment or hazardous or toxic substances or wastes, pollutants or contaminants including, without limitation, CERCLA, the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, as amended, 49 U.S.C. §§ 5101-5128, the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §§ 6901-6992k, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, 42 U.S.C. §§ 11001-11050, the Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 2601-2692, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, 7 U.S.C. §§ 136-136y, the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401-7671q, the Clean Water Act (Federal Water Pollution Control Act), 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251-1388, the Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 300f-300j-26, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 651-678, as any of the above statutes may be amended from time to time, any regulations promulgated pursuant to any of the foregoing and any other analogous or similar laws or regulations from any Governmental Authority having or claiming jurisdiction over the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries, or the properties and other assets described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.
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(xxix)          Registration Rights.  Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there are no contracts, agreements or understandings between the Company or the Operating Partnership, as the case may be, and any person granting such person the right to require the Company or the Operating Partnership to file a registration statement under the 1933 Act with respect to any securities of the Company or the Operating Partnership, as the case may be, or to require the Company to include such securities with the Securities registered pursuant to the Registration Statement.

(xxx)          Accuracy of Exhibits.  There are no contracts or documents which are required to be described in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus or to be filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement which have not been so described and filed as required.

(xxxi)          Title.  (i) The Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries have fee simple title or a valid leasehold interest to all of the properties and other assets described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus as owned or leased by the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries, in each case, free and clear of all Liens, except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or such as would not, singly or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; (ii) all Liens on or affecting the Properties that are required to be disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus are disclosed therein and neither the Transaction Entities nor any of the Subsidiaries are in default under any such Lien except for such defaults that would not have a Material Adverse Effect; (iii) to the knowledge of the Transaction Entities, all of the leases (including ground leases) and subleases material to the business of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, relating to the properties described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus are in full force and effect (with such exceptions as do not materially interfere with the use made or proposed to be made of any of such properties by the Transaction Entities), and neither of the Transaction Entities has received any notice and each is otherwise unaware of any material claim of any sort that has been asserted by anyone adverse to the rights of the Transaction Entities or any Subsidiary under any of such leases or subleases, or affecting or questioning the rights of the Transaction Entities or any such Subsidiary to the continued possession of the leases or subleased premises under any such lease or sublease; (iv) neither the Transaction Entities nor the Subsidiaries are in violation of any municipal, state or federal law, rule or regulation concerning the properties or any part thereof which violation would have a Material Adverse Effect; (v) each of the properties complies with all applicable zoning laws, laws, ordinances, regulations, development agreements, reciprocal easement agreements, ground or airspace leases and deed restrictions or other covenants, except where the failure to comply would not have a Material Adverse Effect; (vi) neither of the Transaction Entities has received from any Governmental Authority any notice of any condemnation proceedings of or zoning change materially affecting the properties or any part thereof, and neither of the Transaction Entities knows and each is otherwise unaware of any such condemnation proceedings or zoning change which is threatened and which if consummated would have a Material Adverse Effect or would otherwise materially affect the use or value of any of the properties; (vii) except as otherwise described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or as has not been waived by the holder, no tenant under any of the leases at the properties has a right of first refusal to purchase the premises demised under such lease; and (viii) neither of the Transaction Entities nor any of the Subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of either of the Transaction Entities, any lessee of any of the properties is in default under any of the leases governing the properties and neither of the Transaction Entities nor any of the Subsidiaries knows of any event which, whether with or without the passage of time or the giving of notice, or both, would constitute a default under any of such leases, except such defaults that would not, singly or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.
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(xxxii)          Mortgages Not Convertible to Equity Interests.  Except as set forth in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, (i) the mortgages and deeds of trust encumbering the properties owned or leased by the Transaction Entities or any Subsidiary are not convertible into equity interests in the respective property, and (ii) such mortgages and deeds of trust are not cross-defaulted or cross-collateralized to any property not owned, directly or indirectly, by the Transaction Entities or any Subsidiary.

(xxxiii)          Intellectual Property.  The Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries own or possess all inventions, patent applications, patents, patent rights, licenses, trademarks (both registered and unregistered), trade names, service names, copyrights, trade secrets, know-how and other proprietary information described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus as being owned or licensed by it or which is necessary for the conduct of, or material to, its businesses (collectively, the “Intellectual Property”), and neither of the Transaction Entities has received any notice and each is otherwise unaware of any claim to the contrary or any challenge by any other person to the rights of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries with respect to the Intellectual Property or of any facts or circumstances which would render any of the Intellectual Property invalid or inadequate to protect the interests of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries therein.  Neither the Transaction Entities nor the Subsidiaries have infringed or are infringing upon the intellectual property of a third party, and neither the Operating Partnership nor the Subsidiaries have received any notice and each is otherwise unaware of a claim by a third party to the contrary.

(xxxiv)          Absence of Labor Dispute.  No material labor dispute with the employees of the Transaction Entities or any of the Subsidiaries exists, except as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, or, to the knowledge of the Transaction Entities, is imminent.  Neither of the Transaction Entities has received any notice and each is otherwise unaware of any existing, threatened or imminent labor disturbance by the employees of any of its contractors or subcontractors that could have a Material Adverse Effect on the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries, taken as a whole.  Neither of the Transaction Entities nor any Subsidiary is in violation of any provision of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, except for such violations as would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

(xxxv)          Title Insurance.  The Operating Partnership and each Subsidiary has title insurance on the fee interests and/or leasehold interests in each of the properties it owns or leases covering such risks and in such amounts as are commercially reasonable for such properties and that are reasonably believed to be consistent with the types and amounts of insurance typically maintained by owners and operators of similar properties, and to the knowledge of the Transaction Entities, such title insurance is in full force and effect.

(xxxvi)          Insurance.  The Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries are insured by insurers of recognized financial responsibility against such losses and risks and in such amounts as are adequate and customary in the businesses in which they are engaged; neither of the Transaction Entities nor any of the Subsidiaries have been refused any insurance coverage sought or applied for; and neither of the Transaction Entities nor any of the Subsidiaries have any reason to believe that it will not be able to renew its existing insurance coverage as and when such coverage expires or to obtain similar coverage from similar insurers as may be necessary to continue its business at a cost that would not have a Material Adverse Effect.
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(xxxvii)          Condition of Owned Properties.  Except as otherwise would not have a Material Adverse Effect, the buildings, structures and equipment owned by the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries are in good operating condition and repair and have been reasonably maintained consistent with standards generally followed in the industry (giving due account to the age and length of use, ordinary wear and tear excepted), are adequate and suitable for their present uses and, in the case of buildings and other structures, are structurally sound; to the knowledge of the Transaction Entities, water, stormwater, sanitary sewer, electricity and telephone service are all available at the property lines of each of their properties over duly dedicated streets or perpetual easements of record benefiting the applicable property. To the knowledge of the Transaction Entities, each of the properties has legal access to public roads and all other roads necessary for the use of each of the property.

(xxxviii)          No Additional Permits.  Each of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries possesses all certificates, authorizations and permits issued by the appropriate federal, state or foreign regulatory authorities necessary to conduct its business, and neither the Transaction Entities nor any of the Subsidiaries have received any notice of proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of any such certificate, authorization or permit which, singly or in the aggregate, if the subject of an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding, would have a Material Adverse Effect.

(xxxix)          Absence of Violations for Related Party Transactions.  Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or as would not have a Material Adverse Effect, neither the Operating Partnership nor the Subsidiaries is prohibited, directly or indirectly, under any agreement or other instrument to which they are a party or are subject, from paying any distributions to the Company or the Operating Partnership, from making any other distribution on the OP Units or the Series A Preferred Units, from repaying to the Company any loans or advances made to the Operating Partnership or any Subsidiary by the Company or from transferring any of the properties or other assets of the Operating Partnership or the Subsidiaries to the Company, the Operating Partnership or any other Subsidiary of the Company, except as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

(xl)          Absence of Taxes for Execution of Agreement.  There are no transfer taxes or other similar fees or charges under federal law or the laws of any state, or any political subdivision thereof, required to be paid in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement or the issuance or sale by the Company of the Securities that would have a Material Adverse Effect.

(xli)          Taxes.  Each of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries has timely filed all federal, state and local tax returns that are required to be filed or has timely requested extensions thereof (“Returns”), except for any failures to file that, individually or collectively, would not result in a Material Adverse Effect, and has paid all taxes required to be paid by it and any other assessment, fine or penalty levied against it, to the extent that any of the foregoing is due and payable, except for any such assessments, fines or penalties that are currently being contested in good faith or that, individually or collectively, would not result in a Material Adverse Effect. No audits or other administrative proceedings or court proceedings are presently pending against any of the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries with regard to any Returns, and no taxing authority has notified any of the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries that it intends to investigate its tax affairs, except for any such audits or investigations that, individually or collectively, would not result in the assessment of material taxes. The charges, accruals and reserves on the books of the Company in respect of any income and corporation tax liability for any years not finally determined are adequate to meet any assessments or re-assessments for additional income tax for any years not finally determined, except to the extent of any inadequacy that would not, singly or in the aggregate, result in a Material Adverse Effect.
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(xlii)          Formation of Operating Partnership and Subsidiaries.  Throughout the period from its formation through the date hereof, the Operating Partnership and each Subsidiary that has been formed as a partnership or a limited liability company for state law purposes has been properly classified either as a partnership or as a disregarded entity for federal income tax purposes and has not been subject to taxation as an association or a “publicly-traded partnership” (within the meaning of Section 7704(b) of the Code) taxable as a corporation for federal income tax purposes. The Company and the Operating Partnership do not know of any event that would cause or is likely to cause the Operating Partnership or any Subsidiary formed as a partnership or limited liability company for state law purposes to cease being classified as either a disregarded entity or a partnership for federal income tax purposes, and the Company does not know of any event that would cause or is likely to cause the Operating Partnership or any Subsidiary to be treated as a corporation, an association taxable as a corporation or a publicly traded partnership for federal income tax purposes.

(xliii)          Organization as a REIT.  The Company has been organized and operated in a manner so as to qualify as a real estate investment trust (a “REIT”) under Sections 856 through 860 of the Code for each of its taxable years ended December 31, 2013 through the most recently completed taxable year covered by the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. The present and proposed method of operation of the Company as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus will enable the Company to continue to meet the requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT under the Code for its taxable year ending December 31, 2019 and thereafter.

(xliv)          ERISA Compliance.  Each of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries is in compliance, in all material respects, with all presently applicable provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, including the regulations and published interpretations thereunder (“ERISA”); no “reportable event” (as defined in ERISA) has occurred with respect to any “pension plan” (as defined in ERISA) for which the Company or the Operating Partnership would have any liability. Neither the Transaction Entities nor any of the Subsidiaries have incurred or expect to incur liability under (i) Title IV of ERISA with respect to termination of, or withdrawal from, any “pension plan” or (ii) Sections 412 or 4971 of the Code, including the regulations and published interpretations thereunder. Each “pension plan” for which the Transaction Entities or any of the Subsidiaries would have any liability and that is intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code is so qualified in all material respects, and nothing has occurred, whether by action or by failure to act, which would cause the loss of such qualification, except where the failure to be so qualified would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

(xlv)          No Commissions.  Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there are no contracts, agreements or understandings that would give rise to a valid claim against either of the Transaction Entities or any Underwriter for a brokerage commission, finder’s fee or other like payment in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
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(xlvi)          Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act.  The Company has taken all necessary actions to ensure that, upon and at all times after the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, so long as the Company has a class of securities registered under Section 12 of the 1934 Act, the Company and any of the officers and directors of the Company, in their capacities as such, will be in compliance in all material respects with the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder or implementing the provisions thereof (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”) that are then in effect and which the Company is required to comply with.

(xlvii)          Internal Controls.  The Company maintains effective internal control over financial reporting (as defined under Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 of the 1934 Act Regulations) sufficient to provide reasonable assurances that (A) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; (B) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP and to maintain accountability for assets; (C) access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; and (D) the recorded accountability for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate actions is taken with respect to any differences. Except as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, since the Company’s incorporation, there has been (i) no significant deficiency or material weakness in the design or operation of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (whether or not remediated) which is reasonably likely to adversely affect the Company’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information and (ii) since the date of the latest audited financial statements included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there has been no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

(xlviii)          Disclosure Controls.  The Company has established and maintains a system of “disclosure controls and procedures” (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 of the of the 1934 Act Regulations); such disclosure controls and procedures are effective to perform the functions for which they were established and are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the 1934 Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, and is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive officer and principal financial officer, to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure.

(xlix)          No Termination Notices.  Neither of the Transaction Entities nor the Subsidiaries has sent or received any communication regarding termination of, or intent not to renew, any of the contracts or agreements referred to or described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, or referred to or described in, or filed as an exhibit to, the Registration Statement, and no such termination or non-renewal has been threatened by either of the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of the Transaction Entities, any other party to any such contract or agreement.

(l)          No Additional Relationships.  There are no business relationships or related-party transactions involving the Transaction Entities, any of the Subsidiaries or any other person required to be described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus which have not been described as required. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the Company and the Operating Partnership (A) do not have any material lending or other relationship with any Underwriter or any bank, lending or other affiliate of any Underwriter and (B) do not intend to use any of the proceeds from the sale of the Securities to repay any outstanding debt owed to any Underwriter or any affiliate of any Underwriter.
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(li)          Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  The Company is not and, to the knowledge of the Transaction Entities, no director, officer, agent, employee or affiliate of either of the Transaction Entities or any of the Subsidiaries, is aware of or has taken any action, directly or indirectly, that would result in a violation by such persons of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (the “FCPA”), including, without limitation, making use of the mails or any means or instrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay or authorization of the payment of any money, or other property, gift, promise to give, or authorization of the giving of anything of value to any “foreign official” (as such term is defined in the FCPA) or any foreign political party or official thereof or any candidate for foreign political office, in contravention of the FCPA, and the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries and, to the knowledge of the Transaction Entities, their affiliates have conducted their businesses in compliance with the FCPA.  The Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries have instituted and maintain policies and procedures designed to ensure continued compliance with the FCPA.

(lii)          Money Laundering Laws and OFAC.  The operations of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries are, and have been conducted at all times, in compliance with applicable financial recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970, as amended, the money laundering statutes of all applicable jurisdictions, the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder and any related or similar applicable rules, regulations or guidelines, issued, administered or enforced by any governmental agency (collectively, the “Money Laundering Laws”) and no action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or governmental agency, authority or body or any arbitrator involving the Transaction Entities or any of the Subsidiaries with respect to the Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the knowledge of the Transaction Entities, threatened. None of the Transaction Entities, the Subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of the Transaction Entities, any director, officer, agent, employee, affiliate or person acting on behalf of the Transaction Entities or the Subsidiaries is currently subject to any U.S. sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department (“OFAC”); and the Company will not directly or indirectly use the proceeds of the offering and sale of the Securities, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to the Operating Partnership, any Subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person or entity, for the purpose of financing the activities of any person currently subject to any U.S. sanctions administered by OFAC.

(liii)          Absence of Manipulation and Stabilization.  The Transaction Entities, the Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, affiliates or controlling persons have not taken and will not take, directly or indirectly, any action that is designed, or would be expected, to cause or result in, or that constitutes, the stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of any Securities or to result in a violation of Regulation M under the 1934 Act.

(liv)          Cybersecurity.  The Transaction Entities’ and their Subsidiaries’ information technology assets and equipment, computers, systems, networks, hardware, software, websites, applications, and databases (collectively, “IT Systems”) are adequate for, and operate and perform in all material respects as required in connection with the operation of the business of the Transaction Entities and their Subsidiaries as currently conducted, and, to the Company’s knowledge, are free and clear of all material bugs, errors, defects, Trojan horses, time bombs, malware and other corruptants. The Transaction Entities and their Subsidiaries have implemented and maintained commercially reasonable controls, policies, procedures, and safeguards to maintain and protect their material confidential information and the integrity, continuous operation, redundancy and security of all IT Systems and data, including “Personal Data,” used in connection with their businesses.  “Personal Data” means (i) a natural person’s name, street address, telephone number, e-mail address, photograph, social security number or tax identification number, driver’s license number, passport number, credit card number, bank information, or customer or account number; (ii) any information which would qualify as “personally identifying information” under the Federal Trade Commission Act, as amended; (iii) any information which would qualify as “protected health information” under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act; and (iv) any other piece of information that allows the identification of such natural person, or his or her family, or permits the collection or analysis of any data related to an identified person’s health or sexual orientation. There have been no breaches, violations, outages or unauthorized uses of or accesses to same, except for those that have been remedied without material cost or liability or the duty to notify any other person, nor any incidents under internal review or investigations relating to the same. The Transaction Entities and their Subsidiaries are presently in compliance in all material respects with all applicable laws or statutes and all judgments, orders, rules and regulations of any court or arbitrator or governmental or regulatory authority, internal policies and contractual obligations relating to the privacy and security of IT Systems and Personal Data and to the protection of such IT Systems and Personal Data from unauthorized use, access, misappropriation or modification.
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(lv)          Use of Proceeds.  The Transaction Entities intend to apply the net proceeds from the sale of the Securities substantially in accordance with the description set forth in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under the heading “Use of Proceeds.” The Company has no present plan or intention to materially alter its investment policies as described in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

(lvi)          Listing of Securities.  Prior to the Closing Time, the Company will have applied to have the Securities listed on the NYSE.

(lvii)          No Material Adverse Change.  Except as stated in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, (A) there has been no material adverse change in (i) the condition, financial or otherwise, or in the earnings, business affairs, business prospects or properties of the Transaction Entities and the Subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business or (ii) the ability of the Transaction Entities to consummate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or perform their obligations hereunder (any such changes being referred to herein as a “Material Adverse Change”), (B) there have been no transactions entered into by the Company or any Subsidiary, other than those in the ordinary course of business, which are material with respect to the Company and the Subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, and (C) except for regular quarterly dividends on the Common Stock in amounts per share that are consistent with past practice, there has been no dividend or distribution of any kind declared, paid or made by the Company on any class or series of its capital stock.

(lviii)          No Rated Debt Securities or Preferred Stock.  Neither the Company nor the Subsidiaries have any debt securities or preferred stock that are rated by any “nationally recognized statistical rating agency” (as defined in Section 3(a)(62) of the 1934 Act).
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(b)          Officer’s Certificates.  Any certificate signed by any officer or other authorized signatory of either of the Transaction Entities and delivered to the Representatives or to counsel for the Underwriters shall be deemed a representation and warranty by the applicable Transaction Entity to the Underwriters as to the matters covered thereby.

SECTION 2.          Sale and Delivery to Underwriters; Closing.

(a)          Initial Securities.  On the basis of the representations and warranties herein contained and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth, the Company agrees to sell to each Underwriter, severally and not jointly, and each Underwriter, severally and not jointly, agrees to purchase from the Company, at the price per share set forth in the Final Term Sheet attached to Schedule B, the number of Initial Securities set forth in Schedule A opposite the name of such Underwriter, plus any additional number of Initial Securities which such Underwriter may become obligated to purchase pursuant to the provisions of Section 10 hereof, subject, in each case, to such adjustments among the Underwriters as Jefferies in its sole discretion shall make to eliminate any sales or purchases of fractional shares.

(b)          Option Securities.  In addition, on the basis of the representations and warranties herein contained and subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth, the Company hereby grant(s) an option to the Underwriters, severally and not jointly, to purchase up to an additional 330,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock, at the price per share set forth in Schedule A, less an amount per share equal to any dividends or distributions declared by the Company and payable on the Initial Securities but not payable on the Option Securities.  The option hereby granted may be exercised for 30 days after the date hereof and may be exercised in whole or in part at any time from time to time upon notice by the Representatives to the Company setting forth the number of Option Securities as to which the several Underwriters are then exercising the option and the time and date of payment and delivery for such Option Securities.  Any such time and date of delivery (a “Date of Delivery”) shall be determined by the Representatives, but shall not be later than seven full business days after the exercise of said option, nor in any event prior to the Closing Time.  If the option is exercised as to all or any portion of the Option Securities, each of the Underwriters, acting severally and not jointly, will purchase that proportion of the total number of Option Securities then being purchased which the number of Initial Securities set forth in Schedule A opposite the name of such Underwriter bears to the total number of Initial Securities, subject, in each case, to such adjustments as Jefferies in its sole discretion shall make to eliminate any sales or purchases of fractional shares.

(c)          Payment.  Payment of the purchase price for, and delivery of certificates or security entitlements for, the Initial Securities shall be made at the offices of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Riverfront Plaza, East Tower, 951 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23229, or at such other place as shall be agreed upon by the Representatives and the Company, at 9:00 A.M. (New York City time) on the fifth business day after the date hereof (unless postponed in accordance with the provisions of Section 10), or such other time not later than ten business days after such date as shall be agreed upon by the Representatives and the Company (such time and date of payment and delivery being herein called “Closing Time”).

In addition, in the event that any or all of the Option Securities are purchased by the Underwriters, payment of the purchase price for, and delivery of certificates or security entitlements for, such Option Securities shall be made at the above‑mentioned offices, or at such other place as shall be agreed upon by the Representatives and the Company, on each Date of Delivery as specified in the notice from the Representatives to the Company.

Delivery of the Securities shall be made to the Representatives for the respective accounts of the several Underwriters against payment by the several Underwriters through the Representatives of the purchase price thereof to the Company by wire transfer payable in immediately available funds to an account specified by the Company.  It is understood that each Underwriter has authorized the Representatives, for their accounts, to accept delivery of, receipt for, and make payment of the purchase price for, the Initial Securities and the Option Securities, if any, which it has agreed to purchase.  Each of the Representatives, individually and not as a representative of the Underwriters, may (but shall not be obligated to) make payment of the purchase price for the Initial Securities or the Option Securities, if any, to be purchased by any Underwriter whose funds have not been received by the Closing Time or the relevant Date of Delivery, as the case may be, but such payment shall not relieve such Underwriter from its obligations hereunder.
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SECTION 3.          Covenants of the Transaction Entities.  Each of the Transaction Entities, jointly and severally, covenants with each Underwriter as follows:

(a)          Compliance with Securities Regulations and Commission Requests.  The Company, subject to Section 3(b), will comply with the requirements of Rule 430B, and will notify the Representatives promptly, and confirm the notice in writing, (i) when any post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement shall become effective or any amendment or supplement to the Prospectus shall have been filed (other than an amendment or supplement providing solely for the determination of the terms of an offering of securities unless related to the Securities), (ii) of the receipt of any comments from the Commission that relate to the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, (iii) of any request by the Commission for any amendment to the Registration Statement or any amendment or supplement to the Prospectus, including any document incorporated by reference therein, or for additional information, (iv) of the issuance by the Commission of any stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment or of any order preventing or suspending the use of any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus, or of the suspension of the qualification of the Securities for offering or sale in any jurisdiction, or of the initiation or threatening of any proceedings for any of such purposes or of any examination pursuant to Section 8(d) or 8(e) of the 1933 Act concerning the Registration Statement and (v) if the Company becomes the subject of a proceeding under Section 8A of the 1933 Act in connection with the offering of the Securities.  The Company will effect all filings required under Rule 424(b), in the manner and within the time period required by Rule 424(b) (without reliance on Rule 424(b)(8)), and will take such steps as it deems necessary to ascertain promptly whether the form of prospectus transmitted for filing under Rule 424(b) was received for filing by the Commission and, in the event that it was not, it will promptly file such prospectus.  The Company will make every reasonable effort to prevent the issuance of any stop order, prevention or suspension and, if any such order is issued, to make every reasonable effort to obtain the lifting thereof at the earliest possible moment.  The Company will prepare a final term sheet substantially in the form set forth as an attachment to Schedule B hereto (the “Final Term Sheet”) reflecting the final terms of the Securities, and shall file such Final Term Sheet as an “issuer free writing prospectus” pursuant to Rule 433 prior to the close of business two business days after the date hereof; provided that the Company shall furnish the Underwriters with copies of any such Final Term Sheet a reasonable amount of time prior to such proposed filing and will not use or file any such document to which the Underwriters or counsel to the Underwriters shall reasonably object.

(b)          Continued Compliance with Securities Laws.  The Company will comply with the 1933 Act, the 1933 Act Regulations, the 1934 Act and the 1934 Act Regulations so as to permit the completion of the distribution of the Securities as contemplated in this Agreement and in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.  If at any time when a prospectus relating to the Securities is (or, but for the exception afforded by Rule 172 of the 1933 Act Regulations (“Rule 172”), would be) required by the 1933 Act to be delivered in connection with sales of the Securities, any event shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which it is necessary, in the reasonable opinion of counsel  for the Company or reasonable judgment of the Company, to (i) amend the Registration Statement in order that the Registration Statement will not include an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, (ii) amend or supplement the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus in order that the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, as the case may be, will not include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading in the light of the circumstances existing at the time it is delivered to a purchaser or (iii) amend the Registration Statement or amend or supplement the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, as the case may be, in order to comply with the requirements of the 1933 Act or the 1933 Act Regulations, the Company will promptly (A) give the Representatives notice of such event, (B) prepare any amendment or supplement as may be necessary to correct such statement or omission or to make the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus comply with such requirements and, a reasonable amount of time prior to any proposed filing or use, furnish the Representatives with copies of any such amendment or supplement and (C) file with the Commission any such amendment or supplement; provided that the Company shall not file or use any such amendment or supplement to which the Representatives or counsel for the Underwriters shall reasonably object.  The Company will furnish to the Underwriters such number of copies of such amendment or supplement as the Underwriters may reasonably request.  The Company has given the Representatives notice of any filings made pursuant to the 1934 Act or 1934 Act Regulations within 48 hours prior to the Applicable Time; the Company will give the Representatives notice of its intention to make any such filing from the Applicable Time to the Closing Time and will furnish the Representatives with copies of any such documents a reasonable amount of time prior to such proposed filing and will not file or use any such document to which the Representatives or counsel for the Underwriters shall reasonably object.
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(c)          Delivery of Registration Statements.  The Company has furnished or will furnish or deliver to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters, without charge, signed copies of the Registration Statement as originally filed and each amendment thereto (including exhibits filed therewith) and signed copies of all consents and certificates of experts, and will also deliver to the Representatives, without charge, a conformed copy of the Registration Statement as originally filed and each amendment thereto (without exhibits) for each of the Underwriters.  The copies of the Registration Statement and each amendment thereto furnished to the Underwriters will be identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S‑T.

(d)          Delivery of Prospectuses.  The Company has delivered to each Underwriter, without charge, as many copies of each preliminary prospectus as such Underwriter reasonably requested, and the Company hereby consents to the use of such copies for purposes permitted by the 1933 Act.  The Company will furnish to each Underwriter, without charge, during the period when a prospectus relating to the Securities is (or, but for the exception afforded by Rule 172, would be) required to be delivered under the 1933 Act, such number of copies of the Prospectus (as amended or supplemented) as such Underwriter may reasonably request.  The Prospectus and any amendments or supplements thereto furnished to the Underwriters will be identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S‑T.

(e)          Blue Sky Qualifications.  The Company will use its reasonable best efforts, in cooperation with the Underwriters, to qualify the Securities for offering and sale under the applicable securities laws of such states and other jurisdictions (domestic or foreign) as the Representatives may designate and to maintain such qualifications in effect so long as required to complete the distribution of the Securities; provided, however, that the Company shall not be obligated to file any general consent to service of process or to qualify as a foreign corporation or as a dealer in securities in any jurisdiction in which it is not so qualified or to subject itself to taxation in respect of doing business in any jurisdiction in which it is not otherwise so subject.

(f)          Rule 158.  The Company will timely file such reports pursuant to the 1934 Act as are necessary in order to make generally available to its securityholders as soon as practicable an earnings statement for the purposes of, and to provide to the Underwriters the benefits contemplated by, the last paragraph of Section 11(a) of the 1933 Act.
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(g)          Use of Proceeds.  The Company will use the net proceeds received by it from the sale of the Securities in the manner specified in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under “Use of Proceeds.”

(h)          Listing.  The Company will use its best efforts to effect (within the time period specified in the Prospectus) and maintain the listing of the Securities on the NYSE.

(i)          Restriction on Sale of Securities.  Without the prior written consent of Jefferies and Stifel, during a period of 60 days from the date of the Prospectus, neither the Company nor the Operating Partnership will (i) directly or indirectly, offer, pledge, sell, contract to sell, sell any option or contract to purchase, purchase any option or contract to sell, grant any option, right or warrant to purchase, lend, or otherwise transfer or dispose of any shares of Series A Preferred Stock or any securities convertible into, or redeemable, exercisable or exchangeable for, Series A Preferred Stock or file any registration statement under the 1933 Act with respect to any of the foregoing or (ii) enter into any swap or any other agreement or any transaction that transfers, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, the economic consequence of ownership of the Series A Preferred Stock, whether any such swap or transaction described in clause (i) or (ii) above is to be settled by delivery of Series A Preferred Stock or other securities, in cash or otherwise.  The foregoing sentence shall not apply to the Securities to be sold hereunder.

(j)          Reporting Requirements.  The Company, during the period when a Prospectus relating to the Securities is (or, but for the exception afforded by Rule 172, would be) required to be delivered under the 1933 Act, will file all documents required to be filed with the Commission pursuant to the 1934 Act within the time periods required by the 1934 Act and the 1934 Act Regulations.

(k)          Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses.  The Company agrees that, unless it obtains the prior written consent of the Representatives, it will not make any offer relating to the Securities that would constitute an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or that would otherwise constitute a “free writing prospectus,” or a portion thereof, required to be filed by the Company with the Commission or retained by the Company under Rule 433; provided, however, that prior to the preparation of the Final Term Sheet in accordance with Section 3(a) hereof, the Underwriters are authorized to use the information with respect to the final terms of the Securities in communications conveying information relating to the offering to investors.  The Company represents that it has treated or agrees that it will treat each such free writing prospectus, consented to, or deemed consented to, by the Representatives as an “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433, and that it has complied and will comply with the applicable requirements of Rule 433 with respect thereto, including timely filing with the Commission where required, legending and record keeping.  If at any time following issuance of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus there occurred or occurs an event or development as a result of which such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus conflicted or would conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus or included or would include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or would omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances existing at that subsequent time, not misleading, the Company will promptly notify the Representatives and will promptly amend or supplement, at its own expense, such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus to eliminate or correct such conflict, untrue statement or omission.

(l)          Filing of Series A Articles Supplementary. The Company will use its best efforts to file with the SDAT, prior to the Closing Time, the Series A Articles Supplementary.
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(m)          Availability of Common Stock. The Company shall maintain sufficient authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock necessary to satisfy the conversion of the Securities until such time as such shares of Common Stock have been issued upon conversion or the Series A Preferred Stock has been redeemed in full.

(n)          REIT Qualification. The Company will use its best efforts to maintain its qualification and election to be taxed as a REIT under the Code for its taxable year ending December 31, 2019 and thereafter and will use its best efforts to continue to qualify for taxation as a REIT under the Code unless the board of directors of the Company determines that it is no longer in the best interests of the Company to qualify as a REIT.

SECTION 4.          Payment of Expenses.

(a)          Expenses.  The Company and/or the Operating Partnership will pay or cause to be paid all expenses incident to the performance of their obligations under this Agreement, including (i) the preparation, printing and filing of the Registration Statement (including financial statements and exhibits) as originally filed and each amendment thereto, (ii) the preparation, printing and delivery to the Underwriters of copies of each preliminary prospectus, each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and the Prospectus and any amendments or supplements thereto and any costs associated with electronic delivery of any of the foregoing by the Underwriters to investors, (iii) the preparation, issuance and delivery of the certificates or security entitlements for the Securities to the Underwriters, including any stock or other transfer taxes and any stamp or other duties payable upon the sale, issuance or delivery of the Securities to the Underwriters, (iv) the fees and disbursements of the Company’s counsel, accountants and other advisors, (v) the qualification of the Securities under securities laws in accordance with the provisions of Section 3(e) hereof, including filing fees and the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Underwriters in connection therewith and in connection with the preparation of the Blue Sky Survey and any supplement thereto (not to exceed $10,000), (vi) the fees and expenses of any transfer agent or registrar for the Securities, (vii) the costs and expenses of the Company relating to investor presentations on any “road show” undertaken in connection with the marketing of the Securities, including without limitation, expenses associated with the production of road show slides and graphics, fees and expenses of any consultants engaged in connection with the road show presentations, travel and lodging expenses of the representatives and officers of the Company and any such consultants, (viii) the filing fees incident to, and the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel to the Underwriters (such fees and disbursements not to exceed $10,000), in connection with the review by FINRA of the terms of the sale of the Securities and (ix) the fees and expenses incurred in connection with the listing of the Securities on the NYSE.  It is understood, however, that except as provided in this Section 4, Section 6 entitled “Indemnification,” and Section 7 entitled “Contribution,” the Underwriters will pay all of their costs and expenses, including fees and disbursements of their counsel, stock transfer taxes payable on resale of any of the Securities by them and any advertising expenses connected with any offers they may make.

(b)          Termination of Agreement.  If this Agreement is terminated by the Representatives in accordance with the provisions of Section 5 or Section 9(a)(i) or (iii) hereof, the Company shall reimburse the Underwriters for all of their out‑of‑pocket expenses, including the reasonable fees and disbursements of counsel for the Underwriters.
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SECTION 5.          Conditions of Underwriters’ Obligations.  The obligations of the several Underwriters hereunder are subject to the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Transaction Entities contained herein or in certificates of any officer of the Company or any of its subsidiaries delivered pursuant to the provisions hereof, to the performance by the Transaction Entities of their covenants and other obligations hereunder, and to the following further conditions:

(a)          Effectiveness of Registration Statement.  The Registration Statement, including any Rule 462(b) Registration Statement, has become effective and, at the Closing Time, no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto has been issued under the 1933 Act, no order preventing or suspending the use of any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus has been issued and no proceedings for any of those purposes have been instituted or are pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, contemplated; and the Company has complied with each request (if any) from the Commission for additional information.

(b)          Opinion of Counsel for the Transaction Entities.  At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received the favorable opinions and negative assurance letter, dated the Closing Time, of Morrison & Foerster LLP, counsel for the Transaction Entities, substantially in the forms set forth in Exhibits A, B and C hereto, together with signed or reproduced copies of such opinions and negative assurance letter for each of the other Underwriters.

(c)          Opinion of Counsel for Underwriters.  At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received the favorable opinion, dated the Closing Time, of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, counsel for the Underwriters, together with signed or reproduced copies of such opinions for each of the other Underwriters, with respect to such matters as the Representatives shall reasonably request.  In giving such opinion such counsel may rely, as to all matters governed by the laws of jurisdictions other than the law of the State of New York and the federal securities laws of the United States, upon the opinions of counsel satisfactory to the Representatives.  Such counsel may also state that, insofar as such opinion involves factual matters, they have relied, to the extent they deem proper, upon certificates of officers and other representatives of the Company and its subsidiaries and certificates of public officials.

(d)          Officers’ Certificate for the Transaction Entities.  At the Closing Time, there shall not have been, since the date hereof or since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, any material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, or in the earnings, business affairs or business prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business, and the Representatives shall have received a certificate of the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and of the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, dated the Closing Time, to the effect that (i) there has been no such material adverse change, (ii) the representations and warranties of the Transaction Entities in this Agreement are true and correct with the same force and effect as though expressly made at and as of the Closing Time, (iii) the Transaction Entities have complied with all agreements and satisfied all conditions on their  respective parts to be performed or satisfied at or prior to the Closing Time, and (iv) no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement under the 1933 Act has been issued, no order preventing or suspending the use of any preliminary prospectus or the Prospectus has been issued and no proceedings for any of those purposes have been instituted or are pending or, to their knowledge, contemplated.

(e)          Accountant’s Comfort Letter.  At the time of the execution of this Agreement, the Representatives shall have received from Ernst & Young LLP a letter, dated such date, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives, together with signed or reproduced copies of such letter for each of the other Underwriters containing statements and information of the type ordinarily included in accountants’ “comfort letters” to underwriters with respect to the financial statements and certain financial information contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

(f)          Bring-down Comfort Letter.  At the Closing Time, the Representatives shall have received from Ernst & Young LLP a letter, dated as of the Closing Time, to the effect that they reaffirm the statements made in the letter furnished pursuant to subsection (e) of this Section, except that the specified date referred to shall be a date not more than three business days prior to the Closing Time.
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(g)          Approval of Listing.  Before the Closing Time, the Company shall have submitted an application to the NYSE to have the Securities approved for listing on the NYSE.

(h)          Series A Articles Supplementary.  The Series A Articles Supplementary shall have been duly executed and filed by the Company with the SDAT and effective under Maryland General Corporation Law.

(i)          No Objection.  FINRA has confirmed that it has not raised any objection with respect to the fairness and reasonableness of the underwriting terms and arrangements relating to the offering of the Securities

(j)          Lock-up Agreements.  At the date of this Agreement, the Representatives shall have received an agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit D hereto signed by the persons listed on Schedule D hereto.

(k)          Additional Documents.  At the Closing Time counsel for the Underwriters shall have been furnished with such documents and opinions as they may reasonably require for the purpose of enabling them to pass upon the issuance and sale of the Securities as herein contemplated, or in order to evidence the accuracy of any of the representations or warranties, or the fulfillment of any of the conditions, herein contained; and all proceedings taken by the Company in connection with the issuance and sale of the Securities as herein contemplated shall be reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters

(l)          Termination of Agreement.  If any condition specified in this Section shall not have been fulfilled when and as required to be fulfilled, this Agreement may be terminated by the Representatives by notice to the Company at any time at or prior to the Closing Time and such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except as provided in Section 4 and except that Sections 1, 6, 7 and 8 hereof shall survive any such termination and remain in full force and effect.

(m)          Conditions to Purchase of Option Securities.  In the event that the Underwriters exercise their option provided in Section 2(b) hereof to purchase all or any portion of the Option Securities, the representations and warranties of the Company contained herein and the statements in any certificates furnished by the Company and any of its subsidiaries hereunder shall be true and correct as of each Date of Delivery and, at the relevant Date of Delivery, the Representatives shall have received:

(i)          Opinion of Counsel for Company.  The favorable written opinions and negative assurance letter of Morrison & Foerster LLP, counsel for the Transaction Entities, relating to the Option Securities to be purchased on such Date of Delivery, dated such Date of Delivery, and otherwise substantially in the forms and substance as the opinions and negative assurance letter required by Section 5(b) hereof.

(ii)          Opinion of Counsel for Underwriters.  If requested by the Representatives, the favorable opinion of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, counsel for the Underwriters, dated such Date of Delivery, relating to the Option Securities to be purchased on such Date of Delivery and otherwise to the same effect as the opinion and negative assurance letter required by Section 5(c) hereof.
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(iii)          Officers’ Certificate.  A certificate, dated such Date of Delivery, of the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and of the Chief Financial Officer of the Company confirming that the certificate delivered at the Closing Time pursuant to Section 5(d) hereof remains true and correct as of such Date of Delivery.

(iv)          Bring-down Comfort Letter.  A letter from Ernst & Young LLP, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representatives and dated such Date of Delivery, substantially in the same form and substance as the letter furnished to the Representatives pursuant to Section 5(e) hereof, except that the “specified date” in the letter furnished pursuant to this paragraph shall be a date not more than three business days prior to such Date of Delivery.

(n)          Additional Documents.  At the Closing Time and at each Date of Delivery (if any) counsel for the Underwriters shall have been furnished with such documents and opinions as they may reasonably require for the purpose of enabling them to pass upon the issuance and sale of the Securities as herein contemplated, or in order to evidence the accuracy of any of the representations or warranties, or the fulfillment of any of the conditions, herein contained; and all proceedings taken by the Company in connection with the issuance and sale of the Securities as herein contemplated shall be reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to the Representatives and counsel for the Underwriters.

(o)          Termination of Agreement.  If any condition specified in this Section shall not have been fulfilled when and as required to be fulfilled, this Agreement, or, in the case of any condition to the purchase of Option Securities on a Date of Delivery which is after the Closing Time, the obligations of the several Underwriters to purchase the relevant Option Securities, may be terminated by the Representatives by notice to the Company at any time at or prior to Closing Time or such Date of Delivery, as the case may be, and such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except as provided in Section 4 and except that Sections 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 and 16 hereof shall survive any such termination and remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 6.          Indemnification.

(a)          Indemnification of Underwriters.  Each of the Transaction Entities, jointly and severally, agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter, its affiliates (as such term is defined in Rule 501(b) under the 1933 Act (each, an “Affiliate”)), its selling agents and each person, if any, who controls any Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20 of the 1934 Act as follows:

(i)          against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever, as incurred, arising out of any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto), including any information deemed to be a part thereof pursuant to Rule 430B, or the omission or alleged omission therefrom of a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading or arising out of any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact included (A) in any preliminary prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto), or (B) in any materials or information provided to investors by, or with the approval of, the Company in connection with the marketing of the offering of the Securities (“Marketing Materials”), including any road show or investor presentations made to investors by the Company (whether in person or electronically), or the omission or alleged omission in any preliminary prospectus, Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, Prospectus or in any Marketing Materials of a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading;
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(ii)          against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense whatsoever, as incurred, to the extent of the aggregate amount paid in settlement of any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency or body, commenced or threatened, or of any claim whatsoever based upon any such untrue statement or omission, or any such alleged untrue statement or omission; provided that (subject to Section 6(d) below) any such settlement is effected with the written consent of the Company;

(iii)          against any and all expense whatsoever, as incurred (including the fees and disbursements of counsel chosen by Jefferies), reasonably incurred in investigating, preparing or defending against any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency or body, commenced or threatened, or any claim whatsoever based upon any such untrue statement or omission, or any such alleged untrue statement or omission, to the extent that any such expense is not paid under (i) or (ii) above;

provided, however, that this indemnity agreement shall not apply to any loss, liability, claim, damage or expense to the extent arising out of any untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto), including any information deemed to be a part thereof pursuant to Rule 430B, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto) in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by any Underwriter through Jefferies expressly for use therein.  For purposes of this Agreement, the only information so furnished shall be the information in the first paragraph under the heading “Underwriting–Commission and Expenses” and the information in the first, second, third and fourth paragraphs under the heading “Underwriting–Stabilization” in each case contained in the Prospectus (collectively, the “Underwriter Information”).

(b)          Indemnification of Transaction Entities, Directors and Officers.  Each Underwriter severally agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Transaction Entities, their respective directors, each of their respective officers who signed the Registration Statement, and each person, if any, who controls either of the Transaction Entities within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20 of the 1934 Act, against any and all loss, liability, claim, damage and expense described in the indemnity contained in subsection (a) of this Section, as incurred, but only with respect to untrue statements or omissions, or alleged untrue statements or omissions, made in the Registration Statement (or any amendment thereto), including any information deemed to be a part thereof pursuant to Rule 430B, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto) in reliance upon and in conformity with the Underwriter Information.

(c)          Actions against Parties; Notification.  Each indemnified party shall give notice as promptly as reasonably practicable to each indemnifying party of any action commenced against it in respect of which indemnity may be sought hereunder, but failure to so notify an indemnifying party shall not relieve such indemnifying party from any liability hereunder to the extent it is not materially prejudiced as a result thereof and in any event shall not relieve it from any liability which it may have otherwise than on account of this indemnity agreement.  In the case of parties indemnified pursuant to Section 6(a) above, counsel to the indemnified parties shall be selected by Jefferies and, in the case of parties indemnified pursuant to Section 6(b) above, counsel to the indemnified parties shall be selected by the Company.  An indemnifying party may participate at its own expense in the defense of any such action; provided, however, that counsel to the indemnifying party shall not (except with the consent of the indemnified party) also be counsel to the indemnified party.  In no event shall the indemnifying parties be liable for fees and expenses of more than one counsel (in addition to any local counsel) separate from their own counsel for all indemnified parties in connection with any one action or separate but similar or related actions in the same jurisdiction arising out of the same general allegations or circumstances.  No indemnifying party shall, without the prior written consent of the indemnified parties, settle or compromise or consent to the entry of any judgment with respect to any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency or body, commenced or threatened, or any claim whatsoever in respect of which indemnification or contribution could be sought under this Section 6 or Section 7 hereof (whether or not the indemnified parties are actual or potential parties thereto), unless such settlement, compromise or consent (i) includes an unconditional release of each indemnified party from all liability arising out of such litigation, investigation, proceeding or claim and (ii) does not include a statement as to or an admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act by or on behalf of any indemnified party.
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(d)          Settlement without Consent if Failure to Reimburse.  If at any time an indemnified party shall have requested an indemnifying party to reimburse the indemnified party for fees and expenses of counsel, such indemnifying party agrees that it shall be liable for any settlement of the nature contemplated by Section 6(a)(ii) effected without its written consent if (i) such settlement is entered into more than 45 days after receipt by such indemnifying party of the aforesaid request, (ii) such indemnifying party shall have received notice of the terms of such settlement at least 30 days prior to such settlement being entered into and (iii) such indemnifying party shall not have reimbursed such indemnified party in accordance with such request prior to the date of such settlement.

SECTION 7.          Contribution.  If the indemnification provided for in Section 6 hereof is for any reason unavailable to or insufficient to hold harmless an indemnified party in respect of any losses, liabilities, claims, damages or expenses referred to therein, then each indemnifying party shall contribute to the aggregate amount of such losses, liabilities, claims, damages and expenses incurred by such indemnified party, as incurred, (i) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Transaction Entities, on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other hand, from the offering of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement or (ii) if the allocation provided by clause (i) is not permitted by applicable law, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits referred to in clause (i) above but also the relative fault of the Transaction Entities, on the one hand, and of the Underwriters, on the other hand, in connection with the statements or omissions which resulted in such losses, liabilities, claims, damages or expenses, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations.

The relative benefits received by the Transaction Entities, on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other hand, in connection with the offering of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement shall be deemed to be in the same respective proportions as the total net proceeds from the offering of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement (before deducting expenses) received by the Transaction Entities, on the one hand, and the total underwriting discount received by the Underwriters, on the other hand, in each case as set forth on the cover of the Prospectus, bear to the aggregate initial public offering price of the Securities as set forth on the cover of the Prospectus.

The relative fault of the Transaction Entities, on the one hand, and the Underwriters, on the other hand, shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether any such untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the Transaction Entities or by the Underwriters and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission.

The Transaction Entities and the Underwriters agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this Section 7 were determined by pro rata allocation (even if the Underwriters were treated as one entity for such purpose) or by any other method of allocation which does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to above in this Section 7.  The aggregate amount of losses, liabilities, claims, damages and expenses incurred by an indemnified party and referred to above in this Section 7 shall be deemed to include any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such indemnified party in investigating, preparing or defending against any litigation, or any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency or body, commenced or threatened, or any claim whatsoever based upon any such untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission.
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Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 7, no Underwriter shall be required to contribute any amount in excess of the underwriting commissions received by such Underwriter in connection with the Securities underwritten by it and distributed to the public.

No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the 1933 Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.

For purposes of this Section 7, each person, if any, who controls an Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20 of the 1934 Act and each Underwriter’s Affiliates and selling agents shall have the same rights to contribution as such Underwriter, and each director of the Company, each officer of the Transaction Entities who signed the Registration Statement, and each person, if any, who controls either of the Transaction Entities within the meaning of Section 15 of the 1933 Act or Section 20 of the 1934 Act shall have the same rights to contribution as the Transaction Entities.  The Underwriters’ respective obligations to contribute pursuant to this Section 7 are several in proportion to the number of Initial Securities set forth opposite their respective names in Schedule A hereto and not joint.

SECTION 8.          Representations, Warranties and Agreements to Survive.  All representations, warranties and agreements contained in this Agreement or in certificates of officers of the Company or any Subsidiaries submitted pursuant hereto, shall remain operative and in full force and effect regardless of (i) any investigation made by or on behalf of any Underwriter or its Affiliates or selling agents, any person controlling any Underwriter, its officers or directors or any person controlling either of the Transaction Entities and (ii) delivery of and payment for the Securities.

SECTION 9.          Termination of Agreement.

(a)          Termination.  The Representatives may terminate this Agreement, by notice to the Company, at any time at or prior to the Closing Time (i) if there has been, in the judgment of the Representatives, since the time of execution of this Agreement or since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, any material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, or in the earnings, business affairs or business prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business, or (ii) if there has occurred any material adverse change in the financial markets in the United States or the international financial markets, any outbreak of hostilities or escalation thereof or other calamity or crisis or any change or development involving a prospective change in national or international political, financial or economic conditions, in each case the effect of which is such as to make it, in the judgment of the Representatives, impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the completion of the offering or to enforce contracts for the sale of the Securities, or (iii) if trading in any securities of the Company has been suspended or materially limited by the Commission or the NYSE, or (iv) if trading generally on the NYSE American or the NYSE or in the Nasdaq Global Market has been suspended or materially limited, or minimum or maximum prices for trading have been fixed, or maximum ranges for prices have been required, by any of said exchanges or by order of the Commission, FINRA or any other governmental authority, or (v) a material disruption has occurred in commercial banking or securities settlement or clearance services in the United States or with respect to Clearstream or Euroclear systems in Europe, or (vi) if a banking moratorium has been declared by either Federal or New York authorities.

(b)          Liabilities.  If this Agreement is terminated pursuant to this Section 9, such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except as provided in Section 4 hereof, and provided further that Sections 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 and 16 hereof shall survive such termination and remain in full force and effect.
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SECTION 10.          Default by One or More of the Underwriters.  If one or more of the Underwriters shall fail at the Closing Time or a Date of Delivery to purchase the Securities which it or they are obligated to purchase under this Agreement (the “Defaulted Securities”), the Representatives shall have the right, within 24 hours thereafter, to make arrangements for one or more of the non‑defaulting Underwriters, or any other underwriters, to purchase all, but not less than all, of the Defaulted Securities in such amounts as may be agreed upon and upon the terms herein set forth; if, however, the Representatives shall not have completed such arrangements within such 24‑hour period, then:

(i)          if the number of Defaulted Securities does not exceed 10% of the number of Securities to be purchased on such date, each of the non‑defaulting Underwriters shall be obligated, severally and not jointly, to purchase the full amount thereof in the proportions that their respective underwriting obligations hereunder bear to the underwriting obligations of all non‑defaulting Underwriters, or

(ii)          if the number of Defaulted Securities exceeds 10% of the number of Securities to be purchased on such date, this Agreement or, with respect to any Date of Delivery which occurs after the Closing Time, the obligation of the Underwriters to purchase, and the Company to sell, the Option Securities to be purchased and sold on such Date of Delivery shall terminate without liability on the part of any non‑defaulting Underwriter.

No action taken pursuant to this Section shall relieve any defaulting Underwriter from liability in respect of its default.

In the event of any such default which does not result in a termination of this Agreement or, in the case of a Date of Delivery which is after the Closing Time, which does not result in a termination of the obligation of the Underwriters to purchase and the Company to sell the relevant Option Securities, as the case may be, either the (i) Representatives or (ii) the Company shall have the right to postpone Closing Time or the relevant Date of Delivery, as the case may be, for a period not exceeding five days in order to effect any required changes in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus or in any other documents or arrangements.  As used herein, the term “Underwriter” includes any person substituted for an Underwriter under this Section 10.

SECTION 11.          Notices.  All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if mailed or transmitted by any standard form of telecommunication.  Notices to the Underwriters shall be directed to Jefferies at 520 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022, Attention: General Counsel and to Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Riverfront Plaza, East Tower, 951 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, Facsimile: (804) 343-4641, Attention: Mark W. Wickersham, Esq.; notices to the Company or the Operating Partnership shall be directed to it at 222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 2100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462, Facsimile: (757) 424-2513, Attention: Louis S. Haddad, with a copy to Morrison & Foerster LLP, 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 6000, Washington, D.C. 20006, Facsimile: (202) 887-0763, Attention: Justin R. Salon, Esq.

SECTION 12.          No Advisory or Fiduciary Relationship.  Each of the Transaction Entities acknowledges and agrees that (a) the purchase and sale of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement, including the determination of the initial public offering price of the Securities and any related discounts and commissions, is an arm’s-length commercial transaction between the Transaction Entities, on the one hand, and the several Underwriters, on the other hand, (b) in connection with the offering of the Securities and the process leading thereto, each Underwriter is and has been acting solely as a principal and is not the agent or fiduciary of the Company, any of its subsidiaries or their respective stockholders, creditors, employees or any other party, (c) no Underwriter has assumed or will assume an advisory or fiduciary responsibility in favor of the Transaction Entities with respect to the offering of the Securities or the process leading thereto (irrespective of whether such Underwriter has advised or is currently advising the Company or any of its subsidiaries on other matters) and no Underwriter has any obligation to the either of the Transaction Entities with respect to the offering of the Securities except the obligations expressly set forth in this Agreement, (d) the Underwriters and their respective affiliates may be engaged in a broad range of transactions that involve interests that differ from those of the Transaction Entities and (e) the Underwriters have not provided any legal, accounting, regulatory or tax advice with respect to the offering of the Securities and the Transaction Entities have consulted their own respective legal, accounting, regulatory and tax advisors to the extent either of them deemed appropriate.
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SECTION 13.          Parties.  This Agreement shall each inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Underwriters and the Transaction Entities and their respective successors.  Nothing expressed or mentioned in this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to give any person, firm or corporation, other than the Underwriters and the Transaction Entities and their respective successors and the controlling persons and officers and directors referred to in Sections 6 and 7 and their heirs and legal representatives, any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Agreement or any provision herein contained.  This Agreement and all conditions and provisions hereof are intended to be for the sole and exclusive benefit of the Underwriters and the Transaction Entities and their respective successors, and said controlling persons and officers and directors and their heirs and legal representatives, and for the benefit of no other person, firm or corporation.  No purchaser of Securities from any Underwriter shall be deemed to be a successor by reason merely of such purchase.

SECTION 14.          Trial by Jury.  Each of the Company (on its behalf and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, on behalf of its stockholders and affiliates) and the Operating Partnership (on its behalf and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, on behalf of its limited partners and affiliates) and each of the Underwriters hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all right to trial by jury in any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.

SECTION 15.          GOVERNING LAW. THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY CLAIM, CONTROVERSY OR DISPUTE ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF, THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CHOICE OF LAW PROVISIONS.

SECTION 16.          Consent to Jurisdiction; Waiver of Immunity. Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or based upon this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby (“Related Proceedings”) shall be instituted in (i) the federal courts of the United States of America located in the City and County of New York, Borough of Manhattan or (ii) the courts of the State of New York located in the City and County of New York, Borough of Manhattan (collectively, the “Specified Courts”), and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction (except for proceedings instituted in regard to the enforcement of a judgment of any such court (a “Related Judgment”), as to which such jurisdiction is non-exclusive) of such courts in any such suit, action or proceeding.  Service of any process, summons, notice or document by mail to such party’s address set forth above shall be effective service of process for any suit, action or other proceeding brought in any such court.  The parties irrevocably and unconditionally waive any objection to the laying of venue of any suit, action or other proceeding in the Specified Courts and irrevocably and unconditionally waive and agree not to plead or claim in any such court that any such suit, action or other proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
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SECTION 17.          TIME. TIME SHALL BE OF THE ESSENCE OF THIS AGREEMENT. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SET FORTH HEREIN, SPECIFIED TIMES OF DAY REFER TO NEW YORK CITY TIME.

SECTION 18.          Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same Agreement.

SECTION 19.          Effect of Headings.  The Section headings herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the construction hereof.
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If the foregoing is in accordance with your understanding of our agreement, please sign and return to the Company a counterpart hereof, whereupon this instrument, along with all counterparts, will become a binding agreement among the Underwriters and the Company in accordance with its terms.

 
Very truly yours,
   
 
ARMADA HOFFLER PROPERTIES, INC.
     
 
By:
/s/ Michael P. O’Hara
   
Name:
Michael P. O’Hara
   
Title:
Chief Financial Officer
       
 
ARMADA HOFFLER, L.P.
   
 
By:
Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc., its general partner
     
 
By:
/s/ Michael P. O’Hara
   
Name:
Michael P. O’Hara
   
Title:
Chief Financial Officer

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]


CONFIRMED AND ACCEPTED,
as of the date first above written, by the undersigned, each for itself and, together, as the Representatives:

JEFFERIES LLC

 By:
/s/ Michael Judlowe
 
 
Authorized Signatory
 

STIFEL, NICOLAUS & COMPANY, INCORPORATED

 By:
/s/ Chad M. Gorsuch
 
 
Authorized Signatory
 


[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]


SCHEDULE A

Name of Underwriter
 
Number of
Initial Securities
 
       
Jefferies LLC
   
1,760,000
 
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
   
440,000
 
Total
   
2,200,000
 

Sch A-1


SCHEDULE B

Free Writing Prospectuses

Final Term Sheet (attached hereto).
Sch B-1


Issuer Free Writing Prospectus
Filed Pursuant to Rule 433
Relating to Preliminary Prospectus Supplement dated June 10, 2019
to Prospectus dated May 5, 2017
Registration No. 333-216795

PRICING TERM SHEET

ARMADA HOFFLER PROPERTIES, INC.

6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock
(Liquidation Preference $25.00 per share)

June 11, 2019

Issuer:
Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc.

Security:
6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”)

Number of Shares:
2,200,000 shares (2,530,000 shares if the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares is exercised in full)

Public Offering Price:
$25.00 per share

Underwriting Discounts:
$0.7875 per share; $1,732,500 total (not including the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares)

Net Proceeds (before expenses)
$53,267,500 (or $61,257,625 if the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares is exercised in full)

Maturity Date:
Perpetual (unless redeemed by the Issuer on or after June 18, 2024 or pursuant to its special optional redemption right, or in certain limited circumstances to preserve its status as a real estate investment trust, or converted by a holder in connection with a change of control described below under “Change of Control”)

Trade Date:  
June 11, 2019

Settlement Date:
June 18, 2019 (T + 5). Under Rule 15c6-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, trades in the secondary market are required to settle in two business days, unless the parties to any such trade expressly agree otherwise.  Accordingly, purchasers who wish to trade shares of the Series A Preferred Stock prior to the date that is two business days preceding the settlement date will be required, by virtue of the fact that the shares of Series A Preferred Stock initially settle in T+5, to specify an alternate settlement arrangement at the time of any such trade to prevent a failed settlement.  Purchasers of the shares of Series A Preferred Stock who wish to trade the shares of Series A Preferred Stock during such period should consult their advisors.

Liquidation Preference:
$25.00, plus accrued and unpaid dividends
Sch B-2


Dividend Rate:
6.75% per annum of the $25.00 per share liquidation preference (equivalent to $1.6875 per annum per share), accruing from June 18, 2019

Dividend Payments:
The 15th day of January, April, July and October of each year (or if not a business day, on the immediately preceding business day) to holders of record as of the close of business on the first day of January, April, July and October of each year (or if not a business day, on the next succeeding business day). The first dividend on the Series A Preferred Stock will be paid on October 15, 2019 and will be a pro rata dividend from, and including, the original issue date to and including October 14, 2019 in the amount of $0.54844 per share.

Optional Redemption:
The Issuer may not redeem the Series A Preferred Stock prior to June 18, 2024, except in limited circumstances to preserve its status as a real estate investment trust and pursuant to the special optional redemption provision described below under “Special Optional Redemption.” On and after June 18, 2024, the Issuer may, at its option, redeem the Series A Preferred Stock, in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time, for cash at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus any accrued and unpaid dividends up to but excluding the redemption date (subject to the special optional redemption right described below).

Special Optional Redemption:
Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control (as defined below), the Issuer may, at its option, redeem the Series A Preferred Stock, in whole or in part and within 120 days after the first date on which such Change of Control occurred, by paying $25.00 per share, plus any accrued and unpaid dividends to, but not including, the date of redemption. If, prior to the Change of Control Conversion Date (as defined below), the Issuer exercises any of its redemption rights relating to the Series A Preferred Stock (whether the optional redemption right or the special optional redemption right), the holders of Series A Preferred Stock will not have the conversion rights described below.

Change of Control:
A “Change of Control” is when, after the original issuance of the Series A Preferred Stock, the following have occurred and are continuing:


the acquisition by any person, including any syndicate or group deemed to be a “person” under Section 13(d)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, of beneficial ownership, directly or indirectly, through a purchase, merger or other acquisition transaction or series of purchases, mergers or other acquisition transactions of stock of the Issuer entitling that person to exercise more than 50% of the total voting power of all stock of the Issuer entitled to vote generally in the election of the Issuer’s directors (except that such person will be deemed to have beneficial ownership of all securities that such person has the right to acquire, whether such right is currently exercisable or is exercisable only upon the occurrence of a subsequent condition); and
Sch B-3



following the closing of any transaction referred to in the bullet point above, neither the Issuer nor the acquiring or surviving entity has a class of common securities (or American Depositary Receipts representing such securities) listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”), the NYSE American or the NASDAQ Stock Market (“NASDAQ”) or listed or quoted on an exchange or quotation system that is a successor to the NYSE, the NYSE American or NASDAQ.

Conversion Rights:
Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control, each holder of Series A Preferred Stock will have the right, unless, prior to the Change of Control Conversion Date, the Issuer has provided or provides notice of its election to redeem the Series A Preferred Stock, to convert some or all of the Series A Preferred Stock held by such holder (the “Change of Control Conversion Right”) on the Change of Control Conversion Date into a number of shares of the Issuer’s common stock per share of Series A Preferred Stock to be converted equal to the lesser of:


the quotient obtained by dividing (i) the sum of the $25.00 liquidation preference plus the amount of any accrued and unpaid distributions to, but not including, the Change of Control Conversion Date (unless the Change of Control Conversion Date is after a record date for a Series A Preferred Stock distribution payment and prior to the corresponding Series A Preferred Stock distribution payment date, in which case no additional amount for such accrued and unpaid distribution will be included in this sum) by (ii) the Common Stock Price; and


2.97796 (i.e., the Share Cap), subject to certain adjustments;

subject, in each case, to provisions for the receipt of alternative consideration, as described in the preliminary prospectus supplement.

The Share Cap is subject to pro rata adjustments for any share splits (including those effected pursuant to a distribution of the Issuer’s common stock), subdivisions or combinations with respect to the Issuer’s common stock as described in the preliminary prospectus supplement.

Upon such a conversion, the holders will be limited to a maximum number of shares of the Issuer’s common stock equal to the Share Cap multiplied by the number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock converted. If the Common Stock Price is less than $8.395 (which is approximately 50% of the per-share closing sale price of the Issuer’s common stock reported on the NYSE on June 10, 2019), subject to adjustment, the holders will receive a maximum of 2.97796 share of the Issuer’s common stock per share of Series A Preferred Stock, which may result in the holders receiving a value that is less than the liquidation preference of the Series A Preferred Stock.
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The “Change of Control Conversion Date” is the date the Series A Preferred Stock is to be converted, which will be a business day that is no fewer than 20 days nor more than 35 days after the date on which the Issuer provides the required notice of the occurrence of a Change of Control to the holders of Series A Preferred Stock.

The “Common Stock Price” will be (i) if the consideration to be received in the Change of Control by the holders of the Issuer’s common stock is solely cash, the amount of cash consideration per share of the Issuer’s common stock or (ii) if the consideration to be received in the Change of Control by holders of the Issuer’s common stock is other than solely cash (x) the average of the closing sale prices per share of the Issuer’s common stock (or, if no closing sale price is reported, the average of the closing bid and ask prices or, if more than one in either case, the average of the average closing bid and the average closing ask prices) for the ten consecutive trading days immediately preceding, but not including, the effective date of the Change of Control as reported on the principal U.S. securities exchange on which the Issuer’s common stock is then traded, or (y) the average of the last quoted bid prices for the Issuer’s common stock in the over-the-counter market as reported by Pink Sheets LLC or similar organization for the ten consecutive trading days immediately preceding, but not including, the effective date of the Change of Control, if the Issuer’s common stock is not then listed for trading on a U.S. securities exchange.

CUSIP/ISIN:
04208T 207 / US04208T2078

Joint Book-Running Managers: 
Jefferies LLC
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated

Listing:
The Issuer intends to file an application to list the Series A Preferred Stock on the NYSE under the symbol “AHHPrA.” If the application is approved, trading of the Series A Preferred Stock on the NYSE is expected to commence within 30 days after the initial delivery of the Series A Preferred Stock.

The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus dated May 5, 2017) and a preliminary prospectus supplement dated June 10, 2019 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the related preliminary prospectus supplement and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the issuer, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus and preliminary prospectus supplement if you request it by calling Jefferies LLC toll-free at (877) 547-6340 or Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated toll-free at (855) 300-7136.
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SCHEDULE C

List of Persons and Entities Subject to Lock-up

James C. Cherry
Daniel A. Hoffler
Louis S. Haddad
Eva S. Hardy
Michael P. O’Hara
John W. Snow

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Section 3: EX-3.1 (EXHIBIT 3.1)


Exhibit 3.1

ARTICLES SUPPLEMENTARY

OF

ARMADA HOFFLER PROPERTIES, INC.

DESIGNATING THE RIGHTS AND PREFERENCES

OF THE

6.75% SERIES A CUMULATIVE REDEEMABLE PERPETUAL PREFERRED STOCK

Pursuant to Section 2-208 of the Maryland General Corporation Law (as amended, supplemented or restated from time to time, the “MGCL”), Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of Maryland (the “Corporation”), does hereby certify to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland (the “SDAT”) that:

FIRST: Article VI of the Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Corporation (which, as amended and supplemented from time to time, together with these Articles Supplementary, is referred to herein as the “Charter”), as filed with the SDAT, authorizes the issuance of 600,000,000 shares of capital stock of the Corporation, consisting of 500,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share (“Common Stock”), and 100,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share (“Preferred Stock”). The Charter expressly authorizes the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board” or the “Board of Directors”) to classify any unissued shares of Preferred Stock from time to time into one or more classes or series of stock and to set the number of shares constituting such series and the designation, preferences, conversion or other rights, voting powers, restrictions, limitations as to dividends and other distributions, qualifications or terms or conditions of redemption of the shares of Preferred Stock constituting such series.

SECOND: Pursuant to the authority expressed in Article VI of the Charter, the Board, by duly adopted resolutions, and pursuant to authority vested by the Board in the Pricing Committee of the Board (the “Pricing Committee”), by duly adopted resolutions, classified 2,530,000 authorized but unissued shares of Preferred Stock as shares of 6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share, with the following preferences, conversion and other rights, voting powers, restrictions, limitations as to dividends and other distributions, qualifications, and terms and conditions of redemption, which, upon any restatement of the Charter, shall be incorporated into Article VI thereof by reference or added to the text thereof with any necessary or appropriate renumbering or relettering of the sections or subsections hereof. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Charter, excluding the Articles Supplementary governing the terms of the Series A Preferred Stock.

THIRD: The designation, number of shares, preferences, conversion and other rights, voting powers, restrictions, limitations as to dividends and other distributions, transfers, qualifications, terms and conditions of redemption and other terms and conditions of the separate class of Preferred Stock of the Corporation designated as the 6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock are as follows, which upon any restatement of the Charter shall be made a part of or incorporated by reference into the Charter with any necessary or appropriate changes to the enumeration or lettering of Sections or subsections thereof:

Section 1. Designation and Number. A series of Preferred Stock, designated the “6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock” (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), is hereby established. The number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall be 2,530,000.

Section 2. Rank. The Series A Preferred Stock will, with respect to dividend rights and rights upon voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, rank: (a) senior to all classes or series of Common Stock, and all classes or series of capital stock of the Corporation now or hereafter authorized, issued or outstanding expressly designated as ranking junior to the Series A Preferred Stock as to dividend rights and rights upon voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation; (b) on parity with any class or series of the Corporation’s capital stock expressly designated as ranking on parity with the Series A Preferred Stock; and (c) junior to any class or series of capital stock of the Corporation expressly designated as ranking senior to the Series A Preferred Stock as to dividend rights and rights upon voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation. The term “capital stock” does not include convertible or exchangeable debt securities, which will rank senior to the Series A Preferred Stock prior to conversion or exchange. The Series A Preferred Stock will also rank junior in right of payment to the Corporation’s existing and future debt obligations.


Section 3. Dividends.

(a) Subject to the preferential rights of the holders of any class or series of capital stock of the Corporation ranking senior to the Series A Preferred Stock as to dividends, the holders of shares of the Series A Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive, when, as and if authorized by the Board of Directors and declared by the Corporation, out of funds legally available for the payment of dividends, cumulative cash dividends at the rate of 6.75% per annum of the $25.00 liquidation preference per share of the Series A Preferred Stock (equivalent to a fixed annual amount of $1.6875 per share of the Series A Preferred Stock). Such dividends shall accrue and be cumulative from and including the first date on which any shares of Series A Preferred Stock are issued (the “Original Issue Date”) and shall be payable quarterly in arrears on each Dividend Payment Date (as defined below), commencing on October 15, 2019; provided, however, that if any Dividend Payment Date is not a Business Day (as defined below), then the dividend which would otherwise have been payable on such Dividend Payment Date will be paid on the immediately preceding Business Day, in each case with the same force and effect as if paid on such Dividend Payment Date. The amount of any dividend payable on the Series A Preferred Stock for any partial Dividend Period (as defined below) shall be prorated and computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months. Dividends will be payable to holders of record as they appear in the stockholder records of the Corporation at the close of business on the applicable Dividend Record Date (as defined below). Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained herein, each outstanding share of Series A Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive a dividend with respect to any Dividend Record Date equal to the dividend paid with respect to each other share of Series A Preferred Stock that is outstanding on such date. “Dividend Record Date” shall mean the first day of each January, April, July or October immediately preceding the applicable Dividend Payment Date or, if such day is not a Business Day, on the immediately succeeding Business Day. “Dividend Payment Date” shall mean the 15th day of each January, April, July and October, commencing on October 15, 2019. “Dividend Period” shall mean the respective periods commencing on and including the 15th day of January, April, July and October of each year and ending on and including the day preceding the first day of the next succeeding Dividend Period (other than the initial Dividend Period, which shall commence on the Original Issue Date and end on and include October 14, 2019, and other than the Dividend Period during which any shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall be redeemed pursuant to Section 5 or Section 6 hereof, which shall end on and include the day preceding the redemption date with respect to the shares of Series A Preferred Stock being redeemed).

The term “Business Day” shall mean each day, other than a Saturday or a Sunday, which is not a day on which banking institutions in New York, New York are authorized or required by law, regulation or executive order to close.

(b) Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock shall accrue whether or not the Corporation has earnings, whether or not there are funds legally available for the payment of such dividends, and whether or not such dividends are authorized or declared.

(c) Except as provided in Section 3(d) below, no dividends shall be declared and paid or declared and set apart for payment, and no other distribution of cash or other property may be declared and made, directly or indirectly, on or with respect to, any shares of Common Stock or shares of any other class or series of capital stock of the Corporation ranking, as to dividends, on parity with or junior to the Series A Preferred Stock (other than a dividend paid in shares of Common Stock or in shares of any other class or series of capital stock ranking junior to the Series A Preferred Stock as to payment of dividends and the distribution of assets upon the Corporation’s liquidation, dissolution or winding up) for any period, nor shall any shares of Common Stock or any other shares of any other class or series of capital stock of the Corporation ranking, as to payment of dividends and the distribution of assets upon the Corporation’s liquidation, dissolution or winding up, on parity with or junior to the Series A Preferred Stock be redeemed, purchased or otherwise acquired for any consideration, nor shall any funds be paid or made available for a sinking fund for the redemption of such shares, and no other distribution of cash or other property may be made, directly or indirectly, on or with respect thereto by the Corporation (except by conversion into or exchange for other shares of any class or series of capital stock of the Corporation ranking junior to the Series A Preferred Stock as to payment of dividends and the distribution of assets upon the Corporation’s liquidation, dissolution or winding up, and except for the acquisition of shares made pursuant to the provisions of Article VII of the Charter), unless full cumulative dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock for all past Dividend Periods shall have been or contemporaneously are (i) declared and paid in cash or (ii) declared and a sum sufficient for the payment thereof in cash is set apart for such payment.
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(d) When dividends are not paid in full (and a sum sufficient for such full payment is not so set apart) on the Series A Preferred Stock and the shares of any other class or series of capital stock ranking, as to dividends, on parity with the Series A Preferred Stock, all dividends declared upon the Series A Preferred Stock and each such other class or series of capital stock ranking, as to dividends, on parity with the Series A Preferred Stock shall be declared pro rata so that the amount of dividends declared per share of Series A Preferred Stock and such other class or series of capital stock shall in all cases bear to each other the same ratio that accrued dividends per share on the Series A Preferred Stock and such other class or series of capital stock (which shall not include any accrual in respect of unpaid dividends on such other class or series of capital stock for prior Dividend Periods if such other class or series of capital stock does not have a cumulative dividend) bear to each other. No interest, or sum of money in lieu of interest, shall be payable in respect of any dividend payment or payments on the Series A Preferred Stock which may be in arrears.

(e) Holders of shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall not be entitled to any dividend, whether payable in cash, property or shares of capital stock, in excess of full cumulative dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock as provided herein. Any dividend payment made on the Series A Preferred Stock shall first be credited against the earliest accrued but unpaid dividends due with respect to such shares which remain payable. Accrued but unpaid dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock will accumulate as of the Dividend Payment Date on which they first become payable.

Section 4. Liquidation Preference.

(a) Upon any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, before any distribution or payment shall be made to holders of shares of Common Stock or any other class or series of capital stock of the Corporation ranking, as to rights upon any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, junior to the Series A Preferred Stock, the holders of shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall be entitled to be paid out of the assets of the Corporation legally available for distribution to its stockholders, after payment of or provision for the debts and other liabilities of the Corporation and, subject to compliance with section 7(f)(i) of these Articles Supplementary, any class or series of capital stock of the Corporation ranking, as to rights upon any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, senior to the Series A Preferred Stock, a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, plus an amount equal to any accrued and unpaid dividends (whether or not authorized or declared) up to, but excluding, the date of payment. In the event that, upon such voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up, the available assets of the Corporation are insufficient to pay the full amount of the liquidating distributions on all outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock and the corresponding amounts payable on all shares of other classes or series of capital stock of the Corporation ranking, as to rights upon the Corporation’s liquidation, dissolution or winding up, on parity with the Series A Preferred Stock in the distribution of assets, then the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock and each such other class or series of capital stock ranking, as to rights upon any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up, on parity with the Series A Preferred Stock shall share ratably in any such distribution of assets in proportion to the full liquidating distributions to which they would otherwise be respectively entitled. Written notice of any such voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, stating the payment date or dates when, and the place or places where, the amounts distributable in such circumstances shall be payable, shall be given by first class mail, postage pre-paid, not fewer than 30 or more than 60 days prior to the payment date stated therein, to each record holder of shares of Series A Preferred Stock at the respective addresses of such holders as the same shall appear on the stock transfer records of the Corporation. After payment of the full amount of the liquidating distributions to which they are entitled, the holders of Series A Preferred Stock will have no right or claim to any of the remaining assets of the Corporation. The consolidation or merger of the Corporation with or into any other corporation, trust or entity, or the voluntary sale, lease, transfer or conveyance of all or substantially all of the property or business of the Corporation, shall not be deemed to constitute a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation.
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(b) In determining whether a distribution (other than upon voluntary or involuntary liquidation), by dividend, redemption or other acquisition of shares of capital stock of the Corporation or otherwise, is permitted under the MGCL, amounts that would be needed, if the Corporation were to be dissolved at the time of the distribution, to satisfy the preferential rights upon dissolution of holders of shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall not be added to the Corporation’s total liabilities.

Section 5. Redemption.

(a) Shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall not be redeemable prior to June 18, 2024 except as set forth in Section 6 hereof or to preserve the status of the Corporation as a real estate investment trust (a “REIT”) for United States federal income tax purposes.

(b) On and after June 18, 2024, the Corporation, at its option, upon not fewer than 30 or more than 60 days’ written notice, may redeem the Series A Preferred Stock, in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time, for cash at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus all accrued and unpaid dividends (whether or not authorized or declared) thereon up to but not including the date fixed for redemption, without interest, to the extent the Corporation has funds legally available therefor (the “Redemption Right”). If fewer than all of the outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock are to be redeemed, the shares of Series A Preferred Stock to be redeemed shall be redeemed pro rata (as nearly as may be practicable without creating fractional shares) or by lot as determined by the Corporation. If redemption is to be by lot and, as a result, any holder of shares of Series A Preferred Stock would have Beneficial Ownership or Constructive Ownership (each as such term is defined in Article VII of the Charter) in excess of the Stock Ownership Limit (as such term is defined in Article VII of the Charter, or such other limit as permitted by the Board of Directors or a committee thereof pursuant to Article VII of the Charter), because such holder’s shares of Series A Preferred Stock were not redeemed, or were only redeemed in part, then, except as otherwise provided in the Charter, the Corporation shall redeem the requisite number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock of such holder such that no holder will hold an amount of Series A Preferred Stock in excess of the Stock Ownership Limit, after giving effect to such redemption. Holders of Series A Preferred Stock to be redeemed shall surrender such Series A Preferred Stock at the place, or in accordance with the book-entry procedures, designated in such notice and shall be entitled to the redemption price of $25.00 per share plus any accrued and unpaid dividends payable upon such redemption following such surrender. If (i) notice of redemption of any shares of Series A Preferred Stock has been given (in the case of a redemption of the Series A Preferred Stock other than to preserve the status of the Corporation as a REIT), (ii) the funds necessary for such redemption have been set aside by the Corporation in trust for the benefit of the holders of any shares of Series A Preferred Stock so called for redemption, and (iii) irrevocable instructions have been given to pay the redemption price and all accrued and unpaid dividends, then from and after the redemption date, dividends shall cease to accrue on such shares of Series A Preferred Stock, such shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall no longer be deemed outstanding, and all rights of the holders of such shares shall terminate, except the right to receive the redemption price (including any accrued and unpaid dividends) payable upon such redemption, without interest. So long as full cumulative dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock for all past Dividend Periods shall have been or contemporaneously are (i) declared and paid in cash, or (ii) declared and a sum sufficient for the payment thereof in cash is set apart for payment, nothing herein shall prevent or restrict the Corporation’s right or ability to purchase, from time to time, either at a public or a private sale, all or any part of the Series A Preferred Stock at such price or prices as the Corporation may determine, subject to the provisions of applicable law, including the repurchase of shares of Series A Preferred Stock in open-market transactions duly authorized by the Board of Directors.

(c) In the event of any redemption of the Series A Preferred Stock in order to preserve the status of the Corporation as a REIT for United States federal income tax purposes, such redemption shall be made in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Section 5 of these Articles Supplementary. If the Corporation calls for redemption of any shares of Series A Preferred Stock pursuant to and in accordance with this Section 5(c), then the redemption price for such shares will be an amount in cash equal to $25.00 per share together with all accrued and unpaid dividends to, but excluding, the date fixed for redemption. Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary in these Articles Supplementary, the Corporation shall not be required to provide notice to the holder of Series A Preferred Stock in the event such holder’s Series A Preferred Stock is redeemed in accordance with Section 5(c) of these Articles Supplementary to preserve the Corporation’s status as a REIT.

(d) Unless full cumulative dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock for all past Dividend Periods shall have been or contemporaneously are (i) declared and paid in cash, or (ii) declared and a sum sufficient for the payment thereof in cash is set apart for payment, no shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall be redeemed pursuant to the Redemption Right or Special Optional Redemption Right (defined below) unless all outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock are simultaneously redeemed, and the Corporation shall not purchase or otherwise acquire directly or indirectly any shares of Series A Preferred Stock or any class or series of capital stock of the Corporation ranking, as to payment of dividends and the distribution of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, on parity with or junior to the Series A Preferred Stock (except by conversion into or exchange for shares of capital stock of the Corporation ranking, as to payment of dividends and the distribution of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, junior to the Series A Preferred Stock); provided, however, that the foregoing shall not prevent the purchase of Series A Preferred Stock, or any other class or series of capital stock of the Corporation ranking, as to payment of dividends and the distribution of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, on parity with or junior to the Series A Preferred Stock, by the Corporation in accordance with the terms of Section 5(c) of these Articles Supplementary, Article VII of the Charter or otherwise, in order to ensure that the Corporation remains qualified as a REIT for United States federal income tax purposes, or the purchase or acquisition of Series A Preferred Stock pursuant to a purchase or exchange offer made on the same terms to holders of all outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock.
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(e) Notice of redemption pursuant to the Redemption Right will be mailed by the Corporation, postage prepaid, not fewer than 30 or more than 60 days prior to the redemption date, addressed to the respective holders of record of the Series A Preferred Stock to be redeemed at their respective addresses as they appear on the stock transfer records of the Corporation. No failure to give or defect in such notice shall affect the validity of the proceedings for the redemption of any Series A Preferred Stock except as to the holder to whom such notice was defective or not given. In addition to any information required by law or by the applicable rules of any exchange upon which the Series A Preferred Stock may be listed or admitted to trading, each such notice shall state: (i) the redemption date; (ii) the redemption price; (iii) the number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock to be redeemed; (iv) the place or places where the certificates, if any, representing shares of Series A Preferred Stock are to be surrendered for payment of the redemption price; (v) procedures for surrendering noncertificated shares of Series A Preferred Stock for payment of the redemption price; (vi) that dividends on the shares of Series A Preferred Stock to be redeemed will cease to accumulate on such redemption date; and (vii) that payment of the redemption price (including any accumulated and unpaid dividends) will be made upon presentation and surrender of such Series A Preferred Stock. If fewer than all of the shares of Series A Preferred Stock held by any holder are to be redeemed, the notice mailed to such holder shall also specify the number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock held by such holder to be redeemed.

(f) If a redemption date falls after a Dividend Record Date and on or prior to the corresponding Dividend Payment Date, each holder of Series A Preferred Stock at the close of business of such Dividend Record Date shall be entitled to the dividend payable on such shares on the corresponding Dividend Payment Date notwithstanding the redemption of such shares on or prior to such Dividend Payment Date, and each holder of Series A Preferred Stock that surrenders its shares on such redemption date will be entitled to the dividends accruing after the end of the Dividend Period to which such Dividend Payment Date relates up to, but excluding, the redemption date. Except as provided herein, the Corporation shall make no payment or allowance for unpaid dividends, whether or not in arrears, on Series A Preferred Stock for which a notice of redemption has been given.

(g) All shares of the Series A Preferred Stock redeemed or repurchased pursuant to this Section 5, or otherwise acquired in any other manner by the Corporation, shall be retired and shall be restored to the status of authorized but unissued shares of Preferred Stock, without designation as to series or class.

(h) The Series A Preferred Stock shall have no stated maturity and shall not be subject to any sinking fund or mandatory redemption; provided, however, that the Series A Preferred Stock owned by a stockholder in excess of the Stock Ownership Limit shall be subject to the provisions of this Section 5 of these Articles Supplementary and Article VII of the Charter.

Section 6. Special Optional Redemption by the Corporation.

(a) Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control (as defined below), the Corporation will have the option upon written notice mailed by the Corporation, postage pre-paid, no fewer than 30 nor more than 60 days prior to the redemption date and addressed to the holders of record of shares of the Series A Preferred Stock to be redeemed at their respective addresses as they appear on the share transfer records of the Corporation, to redeem shares of the Series A Preferred Stock, in whole or in part within 120 days after the first date on which such Change of Control occurred, for cash at $25.00 per share plus accrued and unpaid dividends, if any, to, but not including, the redemption date (“Special Optional Redemption Right”). No failure to give such notice or any defect thereto or in the mailing thereof shall affect the validity of the proceedings for the redemption of any shares of Series A Preferred Stock except as to the holder to whom notice was defective or not given. If, prior to the Change of Control Conversion Date (as defined below), the Corporation has provided or provides notice of redemption with respect to the Series A Preferred Stock (whether pursuant to the Redemption Right or the Special Optional Redemption Right), the holders of shares of Series A Preferred Stock will not have the conversion right described below in Section 8 of these Articles Supplementary.

A “Change of Control” is when, after the original issuance of the Series A Preferred Stock, the following have occurred and are continuing:

(i) the acquisition by any person, including any syndicate or group deemed to be a “person” under Section 13(d)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), of beneficial ownership, directly or indirectly, through a purchase, merger or other acquisition transaction or series of purchases, mergers or other acquisition transactions of stock of the Corporation entitling that person to exercise more than 50% of the total voting power of all stock of the Corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of the Corporation’s directors (except that such person will be deemed to have beneficial ownership of all securities that such person has the right to acquire, whether such right is currently exercisable or is exercisable only upon the occurrence of a subsequent condition); and
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(ii) following the closing of any transaction referred to in (i) above, neither the Corporation nor the acquiring or surviving entity has a class of common securities (or American Depositary Receipts representing such securities) listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”), the NYSE American (the “NYSE American”), or the NASDAQ Stock Market (“NASDAQ”), or listed or quoted on an exchange or quotation system that is a successor to the NYSE, the NYSE American or NASDAQ.

(b) In addition to any information required by law or by the applicable rules of any exchange upon which the Series A Preferred Stock may be listed or admitted to trading, such notice shall state: (i) the redemption date; (ii) the redemption price; (iii) the number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock to be redeemed; (iv) the place or places where the certificates, if any, representing shares of Series A Preferred Stock are to be surrendered for payment of the redemption price; (v) procedures for surrendering noncertificated shares of Series A Preferred Stock for payment of the redemption price; (vi) that dividends on the shares of Series A Preferred Stock to be redeemed will cease to accumulate on the redemption date; (vii) that payment of the redemption price (including any accumulated and unpaid dividends) will be made upon presentation and surrender of such Series A Preferred Stock; (viii) that the shares of Series A Preferred Stock are being redeemed pursuant to the Special Optional Redemption Right in connection with the occurrence of a Change of Control and a brief description of the transaction or transactions constituting such Change of Control; and (ix) that holders of the shares of Series A Preferred Stock to which the notice relates will not be able to tender such shares of Series A Preferred Stock for conversion in connection with the Change of Control and each share of Series A Preferred Stock tendered for conversion that is selected, prior to the Change of Control Conversion Date, for redemption will be redeemed on the related redemption date instead of converted on the Change of Control Conversion Date. If fewer than all of the shares of Series A Preferred Stock held by any holder are to be redeemed, the notice mailed to such holder shall also specify the number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock held by such holder to be redeemed.

If fewer than all of the outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock are to be redeemed, the shares of Series A Preferred Stock to be redeemed shall be redeemed pro rata (as nearly as may be practicable without creating fractional shares) or by lot as determined by the Corporation. If such redemption pursuant to the Special Optional Redemption Right is to be by lot and, as a result, any holder of shares of Series A Preferred Stock would have Beneficial Ownership or Constructive Ownership (each as such term is defined in Article VII of the Charter) in excess of the Stock Ownership Limit (as such term is defined in Article VII of the Charter), because such holder’s shares of Series A Preferred Stock were not redeemed, or were only redeemed in part then, except as otherwise provided in the Charter, the Corporation shall redeem the requisite number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock of such holder such that no holder will hold an amount of Series A Preferred Stock in excess of the Stock Ownership Limit, subsequent to such redemption.

(c) If the Corporation has given a notice of redemption pursuant to the Special Optional Redemption Right and has set aside sufficient funds for the redemption in trust for the benefit of the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock called for redemption, then from and after the redemption date, those shares of Series A Preferred Stock will be treated as no longer being outstanding, no further dividends will accrue and all other rights of the holders of those shares of Series A Preferred Stock will terminate. The holders of those shares of Series A Preferred Stock will retain their right to receive the redemption price (including any accrued and unpaid dividends for their shares through, but not including, the redemption date), without interest. So long as full cumulative dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock for all past Dividend Periods shall have been or contemporaneously are (i) declared and paid in cash, or (ii) declared and a sum sufficient for the payment thereof in cash is set apart for payment, nothing herein shall prevent or restrict the Corporation’s right or ability to purchase, from time to time, either at a public or a private sale, all or any part of the Series A Preferred Stock at such price or prices as the Corporation may determine, subject to the provisions of applicable law, including the repurchase of shares of Series A Preferred Stock in open-market transactions duly authorized by the Board of Directors.

(d) The holders of Series A Preferred Stock at the close of business on a Dividend Record Date will be entitled to receive the dividend payable with respect to the Series A Preferred Stock on the corresponding Dividend Payment Date notwithstanding the redemption of the Series A Preferred Stock pursuant to the Special Optional Redemption Right between such Dividend Record Date and the corresponding Dividend Payment Date or the Corporation’s default in the payment of the dividend due. Except as provided herein, the Corporation shall make no payment or allowance for unpaid dividends, whether or not in arrears, on Series A Preferred Stock for which a notice of redemption pursuant to the Special Optional Redemption Right has been given.

(e) All shares of the Series A Preferred Stock redeemed or repurchased pursuant to this Section 6, or otherwise acquired in any other manner by the Corporation, shall be retired and shall be restored to the status of authorized but unissued shares of Preferred Stock, without designation as to series or class.
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Section 7. Voting Rights.

(a) Holders of the Series A Preferred Stock shall not have any voting rights, except as set forth in this Section 7.

(b) Whenever dividends on any shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall be in arrears for six or more consecutive or non-consecutive quarterly periods (a “Preferred Dividend Default”), the holders of such Series A Preferred Stock (voting separately as a class together with holders of all other classes or series of preferred stock of the Corporation ranking on parity with the Series A Preferred Stock with respect to payment of dividends and the distribution of assets upon the Corporation’s liquidation, dissolution or winding up and upon which like voting rights have been conferred and are exercisable (“Parity Preferred”), shall be entitled to vote for the election of a total of two additional directors of the Corporation (the “Preferred Directors”) until all dividends accumulated on such Series A Preferred Stock and Parity Preferred for the past Dividend Periods shall have been fully paid. In such case, the entire Board of Directors will be increased by two directors.

(c) The Preferred Directors will be elected by a plurality of the votes cast in the election for a one-year term and each Preferred Director will serve until his or her successor is duly elected and qualifies or until such Preferred Director’s right to hold the office terminates, whichever occurs earlier, subject to such Preferred Director’s earlier death, disqualification, resignation or removal. The election will take place at (i) either (A) a special meeting called in accordance with Section 7(d) below if the request is received more than 90 days before the date fixed for the Corporation’s next annual or special meeting of stockholders or (B) the next annual or special meeting of stockholders if the request is received within 90 days of the date fixed for the Corporation’s next annual or special meeting of stockholders, and (ii) at each subsequent annual meeting of stockholders, or special meeting held in place thereof, until all such dividends in arrears on the Series A Preferred Stock and each such class or series of outstanding Parity Preferred have been paid in full. A dividend in respect of Series A Preferred Stock shall be considered timely made if made within two Business Days after the applicable Dividend Payment Date if at the time of such late payment date there shall not be any prior quarterly Dividend Periods in respect of which full dividends were not timely made at the applicable Dividend Payment Date.

(d) At any time when such voting rights shall have vested, a proper officer of the Corporation shall call or cause to be called, upon written request of holders of record of at least 10% of the outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock and Parity Preferred, a special meeting of the holders of Series A Preferred Stock and each class or series of Parity Preferred by mailing or causing to be mailed to such holders a notice of such special meeting to be held not fewer than ten or more than 45 days after the date such notice is given. The record date for determining holders of the Series A Preferred Stock and Parity Preferred entitled to notice of and to vote at such special meeting will be the close of business on the third Business Day preceding the day on which such notice is mailed. At any such annual or special meeting, all of the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock and Parity Preferred, by plurality vote, voting together as a single class without regard to class or series will be entitled to elect two directors on the basis of one vote per $25.00 of liquidation preference to which such Series A Preferred Stock and Parity Preferred are entitled by their terms (excluding amounts in respect of accumulated and unpaid dividends) and not cumulatively. The holder or holders of one-third of the Series A Preferred Stock and Parity Preferred voting as a single class then outstanding, present in person or by proxy, will constitute a quorum for the election of the Preferred Directors except as otherwise provided by law. Notice of all meetings at which holders of the Series A Preferred Stock and the Parity Preferred shall be entitled to vote will be given to such holders at their addresses as they appear in the transfer records. At any such meeting or adjournment thereof in the absence of a quorum, subject to the provisions of any applicable law, a majority of the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock and Parity Preferred voting as a single class present in person or by proxy shall have the power to adjourn the meeting for the election of the Preferred Directors, without notice other than an announcement at the meeting, until a quorum is present. If a Preferred Dividend Default shall terminate after the notice of a special meeting has been given but before such special meeting has been held, the Corporation shall, as soon as practicable after such termination, mail or cause to be mailed notice of such termination to holders of the Series A Preferred Stock and the Parity Preferred that would have been entitled to vote at such special meeting.

(e) If and when all accumulated dividends on such Series A Preferred Stock and all classes or series of Parity Preferred for the past Dividend Periods shall have been fully paid, the right of the holders of Series A Preferred Stock and the Parity Preferred to elect such additional two directors shall immediately cease (subject to revesting in the event of each and every Preferred Dividend Default), and the term of office of each Preferred Director so elected shall terminate and the entire Board of Directors shall be reduced accordingly. Any Preferred Director may be removed at any time with or without cause by the vote of, and shall not be removed otherwise than by the vote of, the holders of record of a majority of the outstanding Series a Preferred Stock and the Parity Preferred entitled to vote thereon when they have the voting rights set forth in Section 7(b) hereof (voting as a single class). So long as a Preferred Dividend Default shall continue, any vacancy in the office of a Preferred Director may be filled by written consent of the Preferred Director remaining in office, or if none remains in office, by a vote of the holders of record of a majority of the outstanding Series A Preferred Stock when they have the voting rights described above (voting as a single class with all other classes or series of Parity Preferred). Each of the Preferred Directors shall be entitled to one vote on any matter.
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(f) So long as any shares of Series A Preferred Stock remain outstanding, the affirmative vote or consent of the holders of two-thirds of the shares of Series A Preferred Stock and each other class or series of Parity Preferred outstanding at the time, given in person or by proxy, either in writing or at a meeting (voting together as a single class) will be required to: (i) authorize, create or issue, or increase the number of authorized or issued shares of, any class or series of capital stock ranking senior to the Series A Preferred Stock with respect to payment of dividends or the distribution of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation (collectively, “Senior Capital Stock”) or reclassify any authorized shares of capital stock of the Corporation into such capital stock, or create, authorize or issue any obligation or security convertible into or evidencing the right to purchase any such Senior Capital Stock; or (ii) amend, alter or repeal the provisions of the Charter, including the terms of the Series A Preferred Stock, whether by merger, consolidation, transfer or conveyance of all or substantially all of its assets or otherwise (an “Event”), so as to materially and adversely affect any right, preference, privilege or voting power of the Series A Preferred Stock; provided however, with respect to the occurrence of any of the Events set forth in (ii) above, so long as the Series A Preferred Stock remains outstanding with the terms thereof materially unchanged, taking into account that, upon the occurrence of an Event set forth in (ii) above, the Corporation may not be the surviving entity, the occurrence of such Event shall not be deemed to materially and adversely affect such rights, preferences, privileges or voting power of Series A Preferred Stock, and in such case such holders shall not have any voting rights with respect to the occurrence of any of the Events set forth in (ii) above. In addition, if the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock receive the greater of the full trading price of the Series A Preferred Stock on the date of an Event set forth in (ii) above or the $25.00 liquidation preference per share of the Series A Preferred Stock pursuant to the occurrence of any of the Events set forth in (ii) above, then such holders shall not have any voting rights with respect to the Events set forth in (ii) above. If any Event set forth in (ii) above would materially and adversely affect the rights, preferences, privileges or voting powers of the Series A Preferred Stock disproportionately relative to other classes or series of Parity Preferred, the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the outstanding shares of the Series A Preferred Stock, voting separately as a class, will also be required. Holders of shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall not be entitled to vote with respect to (A) any increase in the total number of authorized shares of Common Stock or Preferred Stock of the Corporation, or (B) any increase in the number of authorized shares of Series A Preferred Stock or the creation or issuance of any other class or series of capital stock, or (C) any increase in the number of authorized shares of any other class or series of capital stock, in each case referred to in clause (A), (B) or (C) above ranking on parity with or junior to the Series A Preferred Stock with respect to the payment of dividends and the distribution of assets upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation. Except as set forth herein, holders of the Series A Preferred Stock shall not have any voting rights with respect to, and the consent of the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock shall not be required for, the taking of any corporate action, including an Event, regardless of the effect that such corporate action or Event may have upon the powers, preferences, voting power or other rights or privileges of the Series A Preferred Stock.

(g) The foregoing voting provisions of this Section 7 shall not apply if, at or prior to the time when the act with respect to which such vote would otherwise be required shall be effected, all outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall have been redeemed or called for redemption upon proper notice pursuant to these Articles Supplementary, and sufficient funds, in cash, shall have been deposited in trust to effect such redemption.

(h) In any matter in which the Series A Preferred Stock may vote (as expressly provided herein), each share of Series A Preferred Stock shall be entitled to one vote per $25.00 of liquidation preference.

Section 8. Conversion. The shares of Series A Preferred Stock are not convertible into or exchangeable for any other property or securities of the Corporation, except as provided in this Section 8.

(a) Upon the occurrence of a Change of Control, each holder of shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall have the right, unless, prior to the Change of Control Conversion Date, the Corporation has provided or provides notice of its election to redeem the Series A Preferred Stock pursuant to the Redemption Right or Special Optional Redemption Right, to convert some or all of the Series A Preferred Stock held by such holder (the “Change of Control Conversion Right”) on the Change of Control Conversion Date into a number of shares of Common Stock per share of Series A Preferred Stock to be converted (the “Common Stock Conversion Consideration”) equal to the lesser of (A) the quotient obtained by dividing (i) the sum of (x) the $25.00 liquidation preference per share of Series A Preferred Stock to be converted plus (y) the amount of any accrued and unpaid dividends to, but not including, the Change of Control Conversion Date (unless the Change of Control Conversion Date is after a Dividend Record Date and prior to the corresponding Dividend Payment Date, in which case no additional amount for such accrued and unpaid dividends will be included in such sum) by (ii) the Common Stock Price (as defined herein) and (B) 2.97796 (the “Share Cap”), subject to the immediately succeeding paragraph.
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The Share Cap is subject to pro rata adjustments for any share splits (including those effected pursuant to a distribution of the Common Stock), subdivisions or combinations (in each case, a “Share Split”) with respect to the Common Stock as follows: the adjusted Share Cap as the result of a Share Split shall be the number of shares of Common Stock that is equivalent to the product obtained by multiplying (i) the Share Cap in effect immediately prior to such Share Split by (ii) a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding after giving effect to such Share Split and the denominator of which is the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to such Share Split.

For the avoidance of doubt, subject to the immediately succeeding sentence, the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock (or equivalent Alternative Conversion Consideration (as defined below), as applicable) issuable in connection with the exercise of the Change of Control Conversion Right shall not exceed 6,551,512 shares of Common Stock (or equivalent Alternative Conversion Consideration, as applicable), subject to increase to the extent the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares of Series A Preferred Stock in the initial public offering of Series A Preferred Stock is exercised, not to exceed 7,534,239 shares of Common Stock in total (or equivalent Alternative Conversion Consideration, as applicable) (the “Exchange Cap”). The Exchange Cap is subject to pro rata adjustments for any Share Splits on the same basis as the corresponding adjustment to the Share Cap and is subject to increase in the event additional shares of Series A Preferred Stock are issued in the future.

In the case of a Change of Control pursuant to which shares of Common Stock shall be converted into cash, securities or other property or assets (including any combination thereof) (the “Alternative Form Consideration”), a holder of shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall receive upon conversion of such shares of Series A Preferred Stock the kind and amount of Alternative Form Consideration which such holder would have owned or been entitled to receive upon the Change of Control had such holder held a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the Common Stock Conversion Consideration immediately prior to the effective time of the Change of Control (the “Alternative Conversion Consideration”, and the Common Stock Conversion Consideration or the Alternative Conversion Consideration, as may be applicable to a Change of Control, shall be referred to herein as the “Conversion Consideration”).

In the event that holders of Common Stock have the opportunity to elect the form of consideration to be received in the Change of Control, the Conversion Consideration will be deemed to be the kind and amount of consideration actually received by holders of a majority of the Common Stock that voted for such an election (if electing between two types of consideration) or holders of a plurality of the Common Stock that voted for such an election (if electing between more than two types of consideration), as the case may be, and will be subject to any limitations to which all holders of Common Stock are subject, including, without limitation, pro rata reductions applicable to any portion of the consideration payable in the Change of Control.

The “Change of Control Conversion Date” shall be a Business Day set forth in the notice of Change of Control provided in accordance with Section 8(c) below that is no less than 20 days nor more than 35 days after the date on which the Corporation provides such notice pursuant to Section 8(c), below.

The “Common Stock Price” shall be (i) if the consideration to be received in the Change of Control by the holders of Common Stock is solely cash, the amount of cash consideration per share of Common Stock or (ii) if the consideration to be received in the Change of Control by holders of Common Stock is other than solely cash (x) the average of the closing sale prices per share of Common Stock (or, if no closing sale price is reported, the average of the closing bid and ask prices or, if more than one in either case, the average of the average closing bid and the average closing ask prices) for the ten consecutive trading days immediately preceding, but not including, the effective date of the Change of Control as reported on the principal U.S. securities exchange on which the Common Stock is then traded, or (y) the average of the last quoted bid prices for the Common Stock in the over-the-counter market as reported by OTC Markets Group, Inc. or similar organization for the ten consecutive trading days immediately preceding, but not including, the effective date of the Change of Control, if the Common Stock is not then listed for trading on a U.S. securities exchange.

(b) No fractional shares of Common Stock shall be issued upon the conversion of Series A Preferred Stock. In lieu of fractional shares, holders shall be entitled to receive the cash value of such fractional shares based on the Common Stock Price.
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(c) Within 15 days following the occurrence of a Change of Control, a notice of occurrence of the Change of Control, describing the resulting Change of Control Conversion Right, shall be delivered to the holders of record of the shares of Series A Preferred Stock at their addresses as they appear on the Corporation’s stock transfer records and notice shall be provided to the Corporation’s transfer agent. No failure to give such notice or any defect thereto or in the mailing thereof shall affect the validity of the proceedings for the conversion of any share of Series A Preferred Stock except as to the holder to whom notice was defective or not given. Each notice shall state: (i) the events constituting the Change of Control; (ii) the date of the Change of Control; (iii) the last date on which the holders of Series A Preferred Stock may exercise their Change of Control Conversion Right; (iv) the method and period for calculating the Common Stock Price; (v) the Change of Control Conversion Date; (vi) that if, prior to the Change of Control Conversion Date, the Corporation has provided or provides notice of its election to redeem all or any portion of the Series A Preferred Stock, the holder will not be able to convert shares of Series A Preferred Stock designated for redemption and such shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall be redeemed on the related redemption date, even if such shares of Series A Preferred Stock have already been tendered for conversion pursuant to the Change of Control Conversion Right; (vii) if applicable, the type and amount of Alternative Conversion Consideration entitled to be received per share of Series A Preferred Stock; (viii) the name and address of the paying agent and the conversion agent; and (ix) the procedures that the holders of Series A Preferred Stock must follow to exercise the Change of Control Conversion Right.

(d) The Corporation shall issue a press release for publication on the Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Business Wire, PR Newswire or Bloomberg Business News (or, if such organizations are not in existence at the time of issuance of such press release, such other news or press organization as is reasonably calculated to broadly disseminate the relevant information to the public), or post notice on the Corporation’s website, in any event prior to the opening of business on the first Business Day following any date on which the Corporation provides notice pursuant to Section 8(c) above to the holders of Series A Preferred Stock.

(e) In order to exercise the Change of Control Conversion Right, a holder of shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall be required to deliver, on or before the close of business on the Change of Control Conversion Date, the certificates (if any) representing the shares of Series A Preferred Stock to be converted, duly endorsed for transfer, together with a written conversion notice completed, to the Corporation’s transfer agent. Such notice shall state: (i) the relevant Change of Control Conversion Date; (ii) the number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock to be converted; and (iii) that the shares of Series A Preferred Stock are to be converted pursuant to the applicable provisions of these Articles Supplementary. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the shares of Series A Preferred Stock are held in global form, such notice shall comply with applicable procedures of The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”).

(f) Holders of Series A Preferred Stock may withdraw any notice of exercise of a Change of Control Conversion Right (in whole or in part) by a written notice of withdrawal delivered to the Corporation’s transfer agent prior to the close of business on the Business Day prior to the Change of Control Conversion Date. The notice of withdrawal must state: (i) the number of withdrawn shares of Series A Preferred Stock; (ii) if certificated shares of Series A Preferred Stock have been issued, the certificate numbers of the shares of withdrawn Series A Preferred Stock; and (iii) the number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock, if any, which remain subject to the conversion notice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the shares of Series A Preferred Stock are held in global form, the notice of withdrawal shall comply with applicable procedures of DTC.

(g) Shares of Series A Preferred Stock as to which the Change of Control Conversion Right has been properly exercised and for which the conversion notice has not been properly withdrawn shall be converted into the applicable Conversion Consideration in accordance with the Change of Control Conversion Right on the Change of Control Conversion Date, unless, prior to the Change of Control Conversion Date, the Corporation has provided or provides notice of its election to redeem such shares of Series A Preferred Stock, whether pursuant to its Redemption Right or Special Optional Redemption Right. If the Corporation elects to redeem shares of Series A Preferred Stock that would otherwise be converted into the applicable Conversion Consideration on a Change of Control Conversion Date, such shares of Series A Preferred Stock shall not be so converted and the holders of such shares shall be entitled to receive on the applicable redemption date $25.00 per share, plus any accrued and unpaid dividends thereon to, but not including, the redemption date.

(h) The Corporation shall deliver the applicable Conversion Consideration no later than the third Business Day following the Change of Control Conversion Date.

(i) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, no holder of shares of Series A Preferred Stock will be entitled to convert such shares of Series A Preferred Stock into shares of Common Stock to the extent that receipt of such shares of Common Stock would cause the holder of such shares of Common Stock (or any other person) to have Beneficial Ownership or Constructive Ownership (each as such term is defined in Article VII of the Charter) in excess of the Stock Ownership Limit (as such term is defined in Article VII of the Charter).
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Section 9. Other Limitations; Ownership and Transfer. Shares of Series A Preferred Stock constitute capital stock of the Corporation and are governed by and issued subject to all of the limitations, terms and conditions of the Charter applicable to capital stock generally, including but not limited to the terms and conditions (including exceptions and exemptions) of Article VII of the Charter applicable to capital stock. The foregoing sentence shall not be construed to limit the applicability to the Series A Preferred Stock of any other term or provision of the Charter.

Section 10. Record Holders. The Corporation and its transfer agent may deem and treat the record holder of any Series A Preferred Stock as the true and lawful owner thereof for all purposes, and neither the Corporation nor its transfer agent shall be affected by any notice to the contrary.

Section 11. No Maturity or Sinking Fund. The Series A Preferred Stock has no maturity date, and no sinking fund has been established for the retirement or redemption of Series A Preferred Stock; provided, however, that the Series A Preferred Stock owned by a stockholder in excess of the Stock Ownership Limit shall be subject to the provisions of Section 5(c) of these Articles Supplementary and Article VII of the Charter.

Section 12. Tax Withholding. The Corporation may withhold from or pay on behalf of or with respect to each holder of Series A Preferred Stock any amount of U.S. federal, state, local or foreign taxes that the Corporation reasonably determines that it was or is required to withhold or pay with respect to any cash or property distributable, allocable or otherwise transferred to such holder pursuant to these Articles Supplementary, including, without limitation, any taxes required to be withheld or paid by the Corporation pursuant to Section 1441, 1442 or 1445 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Section 13. Exclusion of Other Rights. The Series A Preferred Stock shall not have any preferences or other rights, voting powers, restrictions, limitations as to dividends or other distributions, qualifications or terms or conditions of redemption other than expressly set forth in the Charter and these Articles Supplementary.

Section 14. Headings of Subdivisions. The headings of the various subdivisions hereof are for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of any of the provisions hereof.

Section 15. Severability of Provisions. If any preferences or other rights, voting powers, restrictions, limitations as to dividends or other distributions, qualifications or terms or conditions of redemption of the Series A Preferred Stock set forth in the Charter and these Articles Supplementary are invalid, unlawful or incapable of being enforced by reason of any rule of law or public policy, all other preferences or other rights, voting powers, restrictions, limitations as to dividends or other distributions, qualifications or terms or conditions of redemption of Series A Preferred Stock set forth in the Charter which can be given effect without the invalid, unlawful or unenforceable provision thereof shall, nevertheless, remain in full force and effect and no preferences or other rights, voting powers, restrictions, limitations as to dividends or other distributions, qualifications or terms or conditions of redemption of the Series A Preferred Stock herein set forth shall be deemed dependent upon any other provision thereof unless so expressed therein.

Section 16. No Preemptive Rights. No holder of Series A Preferred Stock shall be entitled to any preemptive rights to subscribe for or acquire any unissued shares of capital stock of the Corporation (whether now or hereafter authorized) or securities of the Corporation convertible into or carrying a right to subscribe to or acquire shares of capital stock of the Corporation.

FOURTH: The Series A Preferred Stock has been classified and designated by the Board of Directors under the authority contained in the Charter.

FIFTH: These Articles Supplementary have been approved by the Board of Directors in the manner and by the vote required by law.

SIXTH: These Articles Supplementary shall be effective at the time the SDAT accepts these Articles Supplementary for record.

SEVENTH: The undersigned acknowledges these Articles Supplementary to be the corporate act of the Corporation and, as to all matters or facts required to be verified under oath, the undersigned acknowledges that to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, these matters and facts are true in all material respects and that this statement is made under the penalties for perjury.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused these Articles Supplementary to be signed in its name and on its behalf by its President and Chief Executive Officer and attested to by its Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary on this 17th day of June, 2019.

ATTEST:
 
ARMADA HOFFLER PROPERTIES, INC.
     
/s/ Michael P. O’Hara
 
/s/ Louis S. Haddad
Name: Michael P. O’Hara
 
Name: Louis S. Haddad
Title: Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
 
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer



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Section 4: EX-5.1 (EXHIBIT 5.1)


Exhibit 5.1

2000 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW
WASHINGTON, D.C.
20006-1888
 
TELEPHONE: 202.887.1500
FACSIMILE: 202.887.0763
 
WWW.MOFO.COM
 
 
morrison & foerster llp
beijing, berlin, boston,
brussels, denver, hong kong,
london, los angeles, new york,
northern virginia, palo alto, san diego,
san francisco, shanghai, singapore,
 tokyo, washington, d.c.
 
 

June 17, 2019

Board of Directors
Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc.
222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 2100
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

Re: Public Offering of 6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We are acting as counsel to Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the public offering of 2,530,000 shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s 6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), all of which Shares are to be sold by the Company pursuant to a prospectus supplement dated June 11, 2019 and the accompanying base prospectus dated May 5, 2017 (such documents, collectively, the “Prospectus”) that form part of the Company’s effective Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-216795), as amended by Amendment No. 1 thereto (the “Registration Statement”), filed by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Shares are to be sold by the Company pursuant to the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, dated June 11, 2019 (the “Underwriting Agreement”), by and among the Company and Armada Hoffler, L.P., a Virginia limited partnership, on the one hand, and Jefferies LLC and Stifel, Nicolaus and Company, Incorporated, as representatives of the several underwriters listed in Schedule A thereto (the “Underwriters”), and in the manner described in the Prospectus.

As counsel for the Company, we have examined the Underwriting Agreement, the Registration Statement, the Prospectus, the Company’s Articles of Amendment and Restatement, as amended and supplemented (including the Articles Supplementary (the “Articles Supplementary”) designating the terms of the Series A Preferred Stock, the “Charter”) and the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws, as well as originals or copies, certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of such other documents, corporate records, certificates of public officials and other instruments as we have deemed necessary for the purposes of rendering this opinion and we are familiar with the proceedings taken and proposed to be taken by the Company in connection with the authorization, issuance and sale of the Shares.  In our examination, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity with the originals of all documents submitted to us as copies. We also have assumed that the Shares and the shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), issuable upon conversion of the Shares (the “Conversion Shares”) will not be issued in violation of the ownership limit contained in the Charter. We have further assumed that, upon the issuance of the Conversion Shares, the total number of shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding will not exceed the total number of shares of Common Stock that the Company is then authorized to issue under the Charter. This opinion letter is given, and all statements herein are made, in the context of the foregoing.

Board of Directors
Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc.
June 17, 2019
Page 2

This opinion letter is based as to matters of law solely on the Maryland General Corporation Law, as amended. We express no opinion herein as to any other laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, or regulations. As used herein, the term “Maryland General Corporation Law, as amended” includes the statutory provisions contained therein, all applicable provisions of the Maryland Constitution and reported judicial decisions interpreting these laws.

Based upon the foregoing, and subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications stated herein, it is our opinion that following (i) the filing and acceptance of the Articles Supplementary, (ii) issuance and delivery of the Shares pursuant to the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, (iii) receipt by the Company of the consideration for the Shares specified in the resolutions of the Board of Directors and the Pricing Committee of the Board of Directors and in the Underwriting Agreement, and (iv) in the case of the Conversion Shares, a determination by the Board of Directors to convert the Shares and issue the Conversion Shares in accordance with the terms of the Articles Supplementary, the Shares and the Conversion Shares will, when issued in accordance with the Articles Supplementary, be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

This opinion is furnished to you in connection with the filing by the Company of a Current Report on Form 8-K relating to the offer and sale of the Shares, which Form 8-K will be incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and Prospectus, and may not be relied upon for any other purpose without our express written consent. No opinion may be implied or inferred beyond the opinion expressly stated. This opinion is given as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to advise you of any changes in applicable law or any facts or circumstances that come to our attention after the date hereof that may affect the opinion contained herein.

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the above-described Current Report on Form 8-K and to the reference to our firm contained under the heading “Legal Matters” in the Prospectus. In giving this consent, we do not admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required by Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations promulgated by the Commission.

 
Very truly yours,
   
  /S/ MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP
   
 
Morrison & Foerster LLP


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Section 5: EX-8.1 (EXHIBIT 8.1)


Exhibit 8.1

250 WEST 55TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY  10019-9601

TELEPHONE: 212.468.8000
FACSIMILE: 212.468.7900
 
WWW.MOFO.COM
 
morrison & foerster llp
 
beijing, berlin, brussels, denver,
hong kong, london, los angeles,
new york, northern virginia,
palo alto, sacramento, san diego,
san francisco, shanghai, singapore,
tokyo, washington, d.c.

June 17, 2019

Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc.
222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 2100
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

Re:
Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc.—
 
Status as a Real Estate Investment Trust;
 
Information in Registration Statement under Heading
 
Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have acted as counsel to Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), and Armada Hoffler, L.P., a Virginia limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), in connection with the issuance and sale by the Company of 2,530,000 shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s 6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), all of which Shares are to be sold by the Company pursuant to a prospectus supplement dated June 11, 2019 and the accompanying base prospectus dated May 5, 2017 (such documents, collectively, the “Prospectus”) that form part of the Company’s effective Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-216795), as amended by Amendment No. 1 thereto (the “Registration Statement”), including as supplemented by the Current Report on Form 8-K, dated June 17, 2019 (the “Form 8-K”), filed by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Shares are to be sold by the Company pursuant to the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, dated June 11, 2019 (the “Underwriting Agreement”), by and among the Company, the Operating Partnership and Jefferies LLC and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule A thereto (collectively, the “Underwriters”).  Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the certificate (or incorporated therein by reference) executed by duly appointed officers of the Company dated June 17, 2019 (the “Certificate”), delivered to Morrison & Foerster LLP by the Company which provides certain representations by the Company relevant to this opinion.

Although you may disclose to any and all persons, without limitation of any kind, the federal tax treatment and federal tax structure of the Company and all materials of any kind that were provided to you by us relating to such tax treatment and tax structure, this opinion is intended solely for your benefit.  You may not authorize any other person or entity to rely on this opinion, or otherwise make this opinion available for the benefit of any other person or entity, without our prior written consent.

Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc.
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In our capacity as counsel to the Company and for purposes of rendering this opinion, we have examined and relied upon the following, with your consent: (i) the Registration Statement, including as supplemented by the Form 8-K; and (ii) the Certificate.  In addition, we have examined such other documents as we have considered relevant to our analysis.  In our examination of such documents, we have assumed the authenticity of original documents, the accuracy of copies, the genuineness of signatures, and the legal capacity of signatories.  We have also assumed that all parties to such documents have acted, and will act, in accordance with the terms of such documents.

Our opinion is based on (a) our understanding of the facts as represented to us in the Certificate and (b) the assumption that (i) the Company and its subsidiaries have valid legal existences under the laws of the states in which they were formed and have operated in accordance with the laws of such states, (ii) the Company is operated, and will continue to be operated, in the manner described in the Certificate, (iii) the facts contained in the Registration Statement, including as supplemented by the Form 8-K, are true and complete in all material respects, (iv) all representations of fact contained in the Certificate are true and complete and (v) any representation of fact in the Certificate that is made “to the knowledge of” or similarly qualified is correct without such qualification.  While we have made such inquiries and investigations as we have deemed necessary, we have not undertaken an independent inquiry into or verification of all such facts either in the course of our representation of the Company or for the purpose of rendering this opinion.  While we have reviewed all representations made to us to determine their reasonableness, we have no assurance that they are or will ultimately prove to be accurate.

We note that the tax consequences addressed herein depend upon the actual occurrence of events in the future, which events may or may not be consistent with any representations made to us for purposes of this opinion.  In particular, the qualification and taxation of the Company as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) for U.S. federal income tax purposes depends upon the Company’s ability to meet on a continuing basis certain distribution levels, diversity of stock ownership, and the various qualification tests imposed by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).  To the extent that the facts differ from those represented to or assumed by us herein, our opinion should not be relied upon.

Our opinion herein is based on existing law as contained in the Code, final and temporary Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder, administrative pronouncements of the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and court decisions as of the date hereof.  The provisions of the Code and the Treasury Regulations, IRS administrative pronouncements and case law upon which this opinion is based could be changed at any time, perhaps with retroactive effect.  In addition, some of the issues under existing law that could significantly affect our opinion have not yet been authoritatively addressed by the IRS or the courts, and our opinion is not binding on the IRS or the courts.  Hence, there can be no assurance that the IRS will not challenge, or that the courts will agree with, our conclusions.

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Based upon, and subject to, the foregoing and the next paragraphs below, we are of the opinion that, as of the date hereof:


(i)
The Company has been organized and has operated in conformity with the requirements for qualification and taxation as a REIT pursuant to Sections 856 through 860 of the Code for its taxable year ended December 31, 2014 through its taxable year ended December 31, 2018, and its current and proposed method of operation will enable it to continue to qualify for taxation as a REIT for its taxable year ending December 31, 2019 and in the future.


(ii)
We have reviewed the statements included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement under the heading “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations,” including as supplemented by the Form 8-K, and, insofar as such statements pertain to matters of law or legal conclusions, they are correct in all material respects.

We undertake no obligation to update this opinion, or to ascertain after the date hereof whether circumstances occurring after such date may affect the conclusions set forth herein.  We express no opinion as to matters governed by any laws other than the Code, the Treasury Regulations, published administrative announcements and rulings of the IRS, and court decisions.

This opinion is furnished to you solely for use in connection with the Registration Statement. We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion on Form 8-K and to the reference to our firm contained under the heading “Legal Matters” in the Registration Statement. In giving this consent, we do not admit that we come within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the SEC thereunder, nor do we thereby admit that we are experts with respect to any part of the Registration Statement within the meaning of the term “experts” as used in the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the SEC promulgated thereunder.

 
Very truly yours,
 
 
 
/s/ MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP
   
  Morrison & Foerster LLP


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Section 6: EX-10.1 (EXHIBIT 10.1)


Exhibit 10.1

 
AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO
 
FIRST AMENDED AND RESTATED AGREEMENT OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF
ARMADA HOFFLER, L.P.
 
DESIGNATION OF 6.75% SERIES A CUMULATIVE REDEEMABLE PERPETUAL PREFERRED UNITS
 
June 17, 2019
 
This Amendment No. 3 to the First Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of Armada Hoffler, L.P. (this “Third Amendment”) is made as of June 17, 2019 by Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc., a Maryland corporation, as the sole general partner (the “General Partner”) of Armada Hoffler, L.P., a Virginia limited partnership (the “Partnership”), pursuant to the First Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of Armada Hoffler, L.P., dated as of May 13, 2013, as amended by Amendment No. 1 thereto dated as of March 19, 2014 and by Amendment No. 2 thereto dated as of July 10, 2015 (as amended, the “Partnership Agreement”). Capitalized terms used and not defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Partnership Agreement.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Article XI of the Partnership Agreement, the General Partner hereby amends the Partnership Agreement as follows in connection with the issuance and sale of 6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), of the General Partner and the issuance to the General Partner of units designated as “6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units” (the “Series A Preferred Units”) in exchange for the contribution by the General Partner of the net proceeds from the issuance and sale of the Series A Preferred Stock.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which hereby are acknowledged, the Partnership Agreement hereby is amended as follows:
  
1.
In accordance with Section 4.02 of the Partnership Agreement, set forth in Exhibit A hereto are the terms and conditions of the Series A Preferred Units, which hereby are established and which are to be issued to the General Partner in consideration of its contribution to the Partnership of the net proceeds from the issuance and sale of shares of Series A Preferred Stock. The Partnership Agreement hereby is amended to incorporate Exhibit A to this Third Amendment as Exhibit H to the Partnership Agreement.
  
2.
Section 5.01 of the Partnership hereby is amended and restated as follows:

(a) Profit. After giving effect to the special allocations set forth in Sections 5.01(c), (d), and (e) hereof and subject to Sections 5.01(f) and (g) hereof, Profit of the Partnership for each fiscal year of the Partnership shall be allocated to the Partners in the following order:

(1) first, to the General Partner to the extent that Losses previously allocated to the General Partner pursuant to Section 5.01(b)(4) hereof, on a cumulative basis, exceed Profits previously allocated to the General Partner pursuant to this clause (1), on a cumulative basis;

(2) second, to the holders of any Partnership Units that are entitled to any preference upon liquidation until the cumulative Profits allocated under this clause (2) equals the cumulative Losses allocated to such Partners under Section 5.01(b)(3) hereof;

(3) third, to the holders of any Partnership Units that are entitled to any preference in distribution in accordance with the rights of any other class of Partnership Units until each such Partnership Unit has been allocated, on a cumulative basis pursuant to this clause (3), Profits equal to the amount of distributions payable that are attributable to the preference of such class of Partnership Units whether or not paid (and, within such class, pro rata in proportion to the respective Percentage Interests as of the last day of the period for which such allocation is being made); and

(4) finally, with respect to Partnership Units that are not entitled to any preference in distribution or with respect to which distributions are not limited to any preference in distribution, pro rata to each such class in accordance with the terms of such class (and, within such class, pro rata in proportion to the respective Percentage Interests as of the last day of the period for which such allocation is being made).

(b) Loss. After giving effect to the special allocations set forth in Section 5.01(c), (d), and (e) hereof, Loss of the Partnership for each fiscal year of the Partnership shall be allocated to the Partners in the following order:

(1) first, to the holders of Partnership Units, in proportion to, and to the extent that, their share of the Profits previously allocated pursuant to Section 5.01(a)(4) exceeds, on a cumulative basis, the sum of (i) distributions with respect to such Partnership Units pursuant to Section 5.02(a) and (ii) Losses allocated under this clause (1);

(2) second, with respect to classes of Partnership Units that are not entitled to any preference in distribution upon liquidation, pro rata to each such class in accordance with the terms of such class (and, within such class, pro rata in proportion to the respective Percentage Interests as of the last day of the period for which such allocation is being made); provided, however, that Losses shall not be allocated to any Partner pursuant to this Section 5.01(b)(2) to the extent that such allocation would cause such Partner to have an Adjusted Capital Account Deficit (or increase any existing Adjusted Capital Account Deficit) (determined in the case of a Partner who also holds classes of Partnership Units that are entitled to any preferences in distribution upon liquidation, by subtracting from such Partners’ Adjusted Capital Account the amount of such preferred distribution to be made upon liquidation) at the end of such fiscal year (or portion thereof);

(3) third, with respect to classes of Partnership Units that are entitled to any preference in distribution upon liquidation, in reverse order of the priorities of each such class (and within each such class, pro rata in proportion to their respective Percentage Interests as of the last day of the period for which such allocation is being made); provided, however, that Losses shall not be allocated to any Partner pursuant to this Section 5.01(b)(3) to the extent that such allocation would cause such Partner to have an Adjusted Capital Account Deficit (or increase any existing Adjusted Capital Account Deficit); and

(4) thereafter, to the General Partner.

(c) Minimum Gain Chargeback. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, (i) any expense of the Partnership that is a “nonrecourse deduction” within the meaning of Regulations Section 1.704-2(b)(1) shall be allocated in accordance with the Partners’ respective Percentage Interests, (ii) any expense of the Partnership that is a “partner nonrecourse deduction” within the meaning of Regulations Section 1.704-2(i)(2) shall be allocated to the Partner that bears the “economic risk of loss” of such deduction in accordance with Regulations Section 1.704-2(i)(1), (iii) if there is a net decrease in Partnership Minimum Gain within the meaning of Regulations Section 1.704-2(f)(1) for any Partnership taxable year, then, subject to the exceptions set forth in Regulations Section 1.704-2(f)(2),(3), (4) and (5), items of gain and income shall be allocated among the Partners in accordance with Regulations Section 1.704-2(f) and the ordering rules contained in Regulations Section 1.704-2(j), and (iv) if there is a net decrease in Partner Nonrecourse Debt Minimum Gain within the meaning of Regulations Section 1.704-2(i)(4) for any Partnership taxable year, then, subject to the exceptions set forth in Regulations Section 1.704(2)(g), items of gain and income shall be allocated among the Partners in accordance with Regulations Section 1.704-2(i)(4) and the ordering rules contained in Regulations Section 1.704-2(j). The manner in which it is reasonably expected that the deductions attributable to nonrecourse liabilities will be allocated for purposes of determining a Partner’s share of the nonrecourse liabilities of the Partnership within the meaning of Regulations Section 1.752-3(a)(3) shall be in accordance with a Partner’s Percentage Interest.

(d) Qualified Income Offset. If a Partner receives in any taxable year an adjustment, allocation or distribution described in subparagraphs (4), (5) or (6) of Regulations Section 1.704-1(b)(2)(ii)(d) that causes or increases a deficit balance in such Partner’s Capital Account that exceeds the sum of such Partner’s shares of Partnership Minimum Gain and Partner Nonrecourse Debt Minimum Gain, as determined in accordance with Regulations Sections 1.704-2(g) and 1.704-2(i), such Partner shall be allocated specially for such taxable year (and, if necessary, later taxable years) items of income and gain in an amount and manner sufficient to eliminate such deficit Capital Account balance as quickly as possible as provided in Regulations Section 1.704-1(b)(2)(ii)(d). After the occurrence of an allocation of income or gain to a Partner in accordance with this Section 5.01(d), to the extent permitted by Regulations Section 1.704-1(b), items of expense or loss shall be allocated to such Partner in an amount necessary to offset the income or gain previously allocated to such Partner under this Section 5.01(d).

(e) Capital Account Deficits. Loss shall not be allocated to a Limited Partner to the extent that such allocation would cause a deficit in such Partner’s Capital Account (after reduction to reflect the items described in Regulations Section 1.704-1(b)(2)(ii)(d)(4), (5) and (6)) to exceed the sum of such Partner’s shares of Partnership Minimum Gain and Partner Nonrecourse Debt Minimum Gain. Any Loss in excess of that limitation shall be allocated to the General Partner in accordance with Section 5.01(b).

(f) Allocations Between Transferor and Transferee. If a Partner transfers any part or all of its Partnership Unit, the distributive shares of the various items of Profit and Loss allocable among the Partners during such fiscal year of the Partnership shall be allocated between the transferor and the transferee Partner either (i) as if the Partnership’s fiscal year had ended on the date of the transfer or (ii) based on the number of days of such fiscal year that each was a Partner without regard to the results of Partnership activities in the respective portions of such fiscal year in which the transferor and the transferee were Partners. The General Partner, in its sole and absolute discretion, shall determine which method shall be used to allocate the distributive shares of the various items of Profit and Loss between the transferor and the transferee Partner.

(g) Special Allocations Regarding LTIP Units. Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 5.01(a) and (b) hereof, Liquidating Gains shall first be allocated to the LTIP Unitholders until their Economic Capital Account Balances, to the extent attributable to their ownership of LTIP Units, are equal to (i) the Class A Unit Economic Balance, multiplied by (ii) the number of their LTIP Units. For this purpose, “Liquidating Gains” means net capital gains realized in connection with the actual or hypothetical sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Partnership, including but not limited to net capital gain realized in connection with an adjustment to the value of Partnership assets under Section 704(b) of the Code. The “Economic Capital Account Balances” of the LTIP Unit holders will be equal to their Capital Account balances to the extent attributable to their ownership of LTIP Units. Similarly, the “Class A Unit Economic Balance” shall mean (i) the Capital Account balance of the General Partner, plus the amount of the General Partner’s share of any Partner Nonrecourse Debt Minimum Gain or Partnership Minimum Gain, in either case to the extent attributable to the General Partner’s ownership of Class A Units and computed on a hypothetical basis after taking into account all allocations through the date on which any allocation is made under this Section 5.01(g), divided by (ii) the number of the General Partner’s Class A Units. Any such allocations shall be made among the LTIP Unitholders in proportion to the amounts required to be allocated to each under this Section 5.01(g). The parties agree that the intent of this Section 5.01(g) is to make the Capital Account balance associated with each LTIP Unit to be economically equivalent to the Capital Account balance associated with the General Partner’s Class A Units (on a per-Unit basis).

(h) Definition of Profit and Loss. “Profit” and “Loss” and any items of income, gain, expense or loss referred to in this Agreement shall be determined in accordance with federal income tax accounting principles, as modified by Regulations Section 1.704-1(b)(2)(iv), except that Profit and Loss shall not include items of income, gain and expense that are specially allocated pursuant to Sections 5.01(c), (d) or (e) hereof. All allocations of income, Profit, gain, Loss and expense (and all items contained therein) for federal income tax purposes shall be identical to all allocations of such items set forth in this Section 5.01, except as otherwise required by Section 704(c) of the Code and Regulations Section 1.704-1(b)(4). With respect to properties acquired by the Partnership, the General Partner shall have the authority to elect the method to be used by the Partnership for allocating items of income, gain and expense as required by Section 704(c) of the Code with respect to such properties, and such election shall be binding on all Partners.

3.
Section 5.02(a) of the Partnership Agreement hereby is amended and restated as follows:
 
(a) Subject to Sections 5.02(c), (d) and (e) hereof and to the terms of any Partnership Unit Designation, and except with respect to distributions in connection with a liquidation of the Partnership pursuant to Section 5.06(a), the Partnership shall distribute cash at such times and in such amounts as are determined by the General Partner in its sole and absolute discretion, (i) first, to any holders of Partnership Units that are entitled to any preference in distribution in accordance with the rights of any such class of Partnership Units (and, within such class, pro rata in proportion to the respective Percentage Interests on such Partnership Record Date), and (ii) second, to all other Partners who are Partners on the Partnership Record Date with respect to such quarter (or other distribution period) in proportion with their respective Percentage Interests on the Partnership Record Date. Unless otherwise expressly provided for herein, or in the terms established for a new class or series of Partnership Units created in accordance with Article IV hereof, no Partnership Unit shall be entitled to a distribution in preference to any other Partnership Unit. 

4.
Section 5.06(a) of the Partnership Agreement hereby is amended and restated as follows:
 
(a) Upon liquidation of the Partnership, after payment of, or adequate provision for, debts and obligations of the Partnership, including any Partner loans, any remaining assets of the Partnership shall be distributed (i) first, to the holders of Partnership Units that are entitled to any preference in distribution upon liquidation in accordance with the rights of any such class or series of Partnership Units (and, within each such class or series, to each holder thereof pro rata based on its Percentage Interest in such class), and (ii) second, to all other Partners with positive Capital Accounts in accordance with their respective positive Capital Account balances.

5.
Except as modified herein, all terms and conditions of the Partnership Agreement shall remain in full force and effect, which terms and conditions the General Partner hereby ratifies and confirms.

6.
This Third Amendment shall be construed and enforced in accordance with and governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to the principles or rules governing conflicts of law.

7.
If any provision of this Third Amendment is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions contained herein shall not be affected thereby.
 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed and agrees to be bound by this Third Amendment as of the date first written above.
 
 
GENERAL PARTNER:
 
 
 
ARMADA HOFFLER PROPERTIES, INC.
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Michael P. O’Hara
 
Name:
Michael P. O’Hara
 
Title:
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary

EXHIBIT A

DESIGNATION OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF
6.75% SERIES A CUMULATIVE REDEEMABLE PERPETUAL PREFERRED UNITS

1)          Designation and Number. A series of Partnership Units, designated as the “6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units,” hereby is established. The number of Series A Preferred Units shall be 2,530,000.

2)          Defined Terms. Capitalized terms used in this Exhibit and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Partnership Agreement. The following definitions shall be for all purposes, unless otherwise clearly indicated to the contrary, applied to the terms used in this Exhibit.

Business Day” shall mean each day, other than a Saturday or a Sunday, which is not a day on which banking institutions in New York, New York are authorized or required by law, regulation or executive order to close.

Charter” shall mean the charter of the General Partner, within the meaning of Section 1-101(f) of the Maryland General Corporation Law.

REIT Series A Preferred Shares” shall mean shares of 6.75% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the General Partner, with such rights, priorities and preferences as shall be designated by the Board of Directors in accordance with the Charter.

Series A Articles Supplementary” shall mean the Articles Supplementary of the General Partner designating the rights and preferences of the REIT Series A Preferred Shares, as filed with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation on June 17, 2019.

3)          Ranking. The Series A Preferred Units shall, with respect to distribution rights and rights upon voluntary or involuntary liquidation, winding-up or dissolution of the Partnership, rank (i) senior to the Class A Units, Class B Units, Class C Units and LTIP Units and to all other Partnership Units the terms of which provide that such Partnership Units shall rank junior to the Series A Preferred Units (“Junior Units”); (ii) on parity with any class or series of Partnership Units of the Company expressly designated as ranking on parity with the Series A Preferred Units as to distribution rights and rights upon liquidation, dissolution and winding up of the Company (“Parity Units”); and (iii) junior to all Partnership Units the terms of which provide that such Partnership Units shall rank senior to the Series A Preferred Units. The Series A Preferred Units will also rank junior in right of payment to the Partnership’s existing and future debt obligations.

4)          Maturity. The Series A Preferred Units shall have no stated maturity and shall not be subject to sinking fund or mandatory redemption.

5)          Distributions.

(a)          Subject to the preferential rights of any class or series of Partnership Units of the Partnership as to the payment of distributions, holders of Series A Preferred Units will be entitled to receive, when, as and if declared by the General Partner, out of funds legally available for the payment of distributions, cumulative preferential cash distributions in an amount equal to 6.75% per annum on the $25.00 liquidation preference per Series A Preferred Unit (equivalent to the fixed annual amount of $1.6875 per Series A Preferred Unit). Such distributions shall accrue and be cumulative from and including the first date on which any Series A Preferred Units are issued (the “Original Issue Date”) and shall be payable quarterly in arrears on each Distribution Payment Date, commencing on October 15, 2019; provided, however, that if any Distribution Payment Date is not a Business Day, then the distribution which would otherwise have been payable on such Distribution Payment Date will be paid on the immediately preceding Business Day, in each case with the same force and effect as if paid on such Distribution Payment Date. The amount of any distribution payable on the Series A Preferred Units for any partial Dividend Period (as defined below) shall be prorated and computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months. Distributions will be payable to holders of record as they appear in the records of the Partnership at the close of business on the applicable Distribution Record Date (as defined below). Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained herein, each outstanding Series A Preferred Unit shall be entitled to receive a distribution with respect to any Distribution Record Date equal to the distribution paid with respect to each other Series A Preferred Unit that is outstanding on such date. “Distribution Record Date” shall mean the first day of each January, April, July or October immediately preceding the applicable Distribution Payment Date or, if such day is not a Business Day, on the immediately succeeding Business Day. “Distribution Payment Date” shall mean the 15th day of each January, April, July and October, commencing on October 15, 2019. “Distribution Period” shall mean the respective periods commencing on and including the 15th day of January, April, July and October of each year and ending on and including the day preceding the first day of the next succeeding Distribution Period (other than the initial Distribution Period, which shall commence on the Original Issue Date and end on and include October 14, 2019, and other than the Distribution Period during which any Series A Preferred Units shall be redeemed pursuant to Section 7 hereof, which shall end on and include the day preceding the redemption date with respect to the Series A Preferred Units being redeemed).

(b)          Notwithstanding the foregoing, distributions on the Series A Preferred Units will accrue whether or not the terms and provisions set forth in Section 5(c) below at any time prohibit the current payment of distributions, whether or not the Partnership has earnings, whether or not there are funds legally available for the payment of such distributions and whether or not such distributions are authorized.

(c)          Except as provided in Section 5(d) below, no distributions shall be declared and paid or declared and set apart for payment and no other distribution of cash or other property may be declared and made, directly or indirectly, on or with respect to any Parity Unit or Junior Unit as to distributions (other than a distribution paid in Junior Units) for any period, nor shall any Junior Units or Parity Units be redeemed, purchased or otherwise acquired for any consideration (and no funds shall be paid or made available for a sinking fund for the redemption of such Partnership Units) and no other distribution of cash or other property may be made, directly or indirectly, on or with respect thereto by the Partnership (except by conversion into or exchange for Junior Units and except for the redemption of Partnership Units corresponding to any REIT Shares to be purchased by the General Partner pursuant to the Charter to the extent necessary to preserve the General Partner’s status as a REIT, provided that such redemption shall be upon the same terms as the corresponding stock purchase pursuant to the Charter), unless full cumulative distributions on the Series A Preferred Units for all past periods shall have been or contemporaneously are (i) declared and paid in cash or (ii) declared and a sum sufficient for the payment thereof in cash is set apart for such payment.

(d)          When distributions are not paid in full (and a sum sufficient for such full payment is not so set apart) upon the Series A Preferred Units and any other Parity Units as to distributions, all distributions declared upon the Series A Preferred Units and such other classes or series of Parity Preferred Units as to the payment of distributions shall be declared pro rata so that the amount of distributions declared per Series A Preferred Unit and each such other class or series of Parity Units shall in all cases bear to each other the same ratio that accrued distributions per Series A Preferred Unit and such other class or series of Parity Units (which shall not include any accrual in respect of unpaid distributions on such other class or series of Parity Units for prior distribution periods if such other class or series of Parity Unit does not have a cumulative distribution) bear to each other. No interest, or sum of money in lieu of interest, shall be payable in respect of any distribution payment or payments on the Series A Preferred Units which may be in arrears.

(e)          Holders of Series A Preferred Units shall not be entitled to any distributions, whether payable in cash, other property or otherwise, in excess of the full cumulative distributions described herein. Any distribution payment made on the Series A Preferred Units shall first be credited against the earliest accrued but unpaid distribution due with respect to such Series A Preferred Units which remains payable. Accrued but unpaid distributions on the Series A Preferred Units will accumulate as of the Series A Preferred Unit Distribution Payment Date on which they first become payable.

6)          Liquidation Preference.

              (a)          Upon any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Partnership, before any distribution or payment shall be made to holders of Junior Units, holders of Series A Preferred Units shall be entitled to receive, out of the assets of the Partnership legally available for distribution to its Limited Partners, after payment of or provision for the debts and other liabilities of the Partnership and any Senior Units, a liquidation preference of $25.00 per unit, plus an amount equal to any accrued and unpaid distributions (whether or not authorized or declared) up to, but excluding, the date of payment. In the event that, upon such voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up, the available assets of the Partnership are insufficient to pay the full amount of the liquidating distributions on all outstanding Series A Preferred Units and the corresponding amounts payable on all Parity Units, then the holders of the Series A Preferred Units and each such other Parity Units shall share ratably in any such distribution of assets in proportion to the full liquidating distributions to which they would otherwise be respectively entitled. After payment of the full amount of the liquidating distributions to which they are entitled, the holders of Series A Preferred Units will have no right or claim to any of the remaining assets of the Partnership. The consolidation or merger of the Partnership with or into any other partnership, trust or entity, or the voluntary sale, lease, transfer or conveyance of all or substantially all of the property or business of the Partnership, shall not be deemed to constitute a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Partnership.

                (b)          In determining whether a distribution (other than upon voluntary or involuntary liquidation), by distribution, redemption or other acquisition of Partnership Units or otherwise, is permitted under the Act, amounts that would be needed, if the Partnership were to be dissolved at the time of the distribution, to satisfy the preferential rights upon dissolution of holders of Series A Preferred Units shall not be added to the Partnership’s total liabilities.

7)          Redemption. If the General Partner elects to redeem any of the REIT Series A Preferred Shares in accordance with the terms of the Series A Articles Supplementary, the Partnership shall, on the date set for redemption of such Series A Preferred Shares, redeem the number of Series A Preferred Units equal to the number of REIT Series A Preferred Shares for which the General Partner has given notice of redemption pursuant to Section 5 or Section 6, as applicable, of the Third Article of the Series A Articles Supplementary, for cash at a redemption price of $25.00 per Series A Preferred Unit, plus all accrued and unpaid distributions (whether or not authorized or declared) thereon up to but not including the date fixed for redemption, without interest, to the extent the Partnership has funds legally available therefor.

8)          Voting Rights. Holders of Series A Preferred Units shall not have any voting rights.

9)          Conversion. In the event of a conversion of REIT Series A Preferred Shares into REIT Shares at the option of the holders of REIT Series A Preferred Shares pursuant to the terms of the Series A Articles Supplementary, then, upon conversion of such REIT Series A Preferred Shares, the General Partner shall convert an equal whole number of Series A Preferred Units into Class A Units as such REIT Series A Preferred Shares are converted into REIT Shares. In the event of a conversion of REIT Series A Preferred Shares into REIT Shares, (a) to the extent the General Partner is required to pay cash in lieu of fractional shares of common stock pursuant to the Series A Articles Supplementary in connection with such conversion, the Partnership shall distribute an equal amount of cash to the General Partner; and (b) to the extent the General Partner receives cash proceeds in addition to the REIT Series A Preferred Shares tendered for conversion, the General Partner shall contribute such proceeds to the Partnership.
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