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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): September 23, 2019
VEREIT, INC.
VEREIT OPERATING PARTNERSHIP, L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maryland
 
001-35263
 
45-2482685
Delaware
 
333-197780
 
45-1255683
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
       (Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
2325 E. Camelback Road, 9th Floor
Phoenix,
AZ
85016
 
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(800)
606-3610
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
________________
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 Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
Title of each class:
Trading symbol(s):
Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Stock
 $0.01 par value per share (VEREIT, Inc.)
VER
New York Stock Exchange
6.70% Series F Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock
 $0.01 par value per share (VEREIT, Inc.)
VER PF
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).
VEREIT, Inc.
 
VEREIT Operating Partnership, L.P.
 
Emerging growth company    
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.   
VEREIT, Inc. ¨ VEREIT Operating Partnership, L.P. o
 





Item 8.01. Other Events.
On September 23, 2019, VEREIT, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Barclays Capital Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (the “Underwriters”). Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company agreed to sell to the Underwriters 82,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Shares”). Pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement, the Company granted the Underwriters an option to purchase up to 12,300,000 additional shares of common stock within 30 days after the offering, which the Underwriters exercised in full. The Company intends to contribute the net proceeds from this offering to VEREIT Operating Partnership, L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”) in exchange for additional common partnership interests in the Operating Partnership, which have substantially identical economic terms as the Company’s common stock. The Operating Partnership intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to pay amounts owed in connection with the settlement of certain litigation, as described in the Company’s and the Operating Partnership’s joint Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 9, 2019, and for general corporate purposes. The common stock was offered and sold pursuant to a prospectus supplement and related prospectus filed as part of the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-230883). The offering closed on September 26, 2019.
In connection with the filing of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company is filing as Exhibit 5.1 hereto an opinion of its counsel, Venable LLP, regarding the legality of the Shares.
The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants by the Company. It also provides for customary indemnification by the Company for losses or damages arising out of or in connection with the sale of the Shares.
The foregoing is a summary description of certain terms of the Underwriting Agreement and is qualified in its entirety by the text of the Underwriting Agreement attached as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities of the Company, including, without limitation, the Shares offered and to be sold pursuant to the preliminary prospectus supplement, final prospectus supplement and registration statement described above.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit No.
 
Description
1.1
 
5.1
 
23.1
 
104
 
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, each registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
VEREIT, INC.
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Michael J. Bartolotta
 
Name:
Michael J. Bartolotta
 
Title:
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
VEREIT OPERATING PARTNERSHIP, L.P.
By: VEREIT, Inc., its sole general partner
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Michael J. Bartolotta
 
Name:
Michael J. Bartolotta
 
Title:
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Date: September 26, 2019



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Section 2: EX-1.1 (EXHIBIT 1.1)

Exhibit



Exhibit 1.1

Execution Version

VEREIT, INC.

82,000,000 Shares of Common Stock
Underwriting Agreement
September 23, 2019

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
388 Greenwich Street
New York, New York 10013

Barclays Capital Inc.
745 Seventh Avenue
New York, New York 10019

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
1585 Broadway
New York, New York 10036

Ladies and Gentlemen:
VEREIT, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), proposes to issue and sell to you (each, an “Underwriter” and collectively, the “Underwriters”) an aggregate of 82,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share, of the Company (“Common Stock” and such shares, the “Underwritten Shares”) and, at the option of the Underwriters, up to an additional 12,300,000 shares of Common Stock (the “Option Shares”). The Underwritten Shares and the Option Shares are herein referred to as the “Shares.” The shares of Common Stock to be outstanding after giving effect to the sale of the Shares are referred to herein as the “Stock.”
 
The Company hereby confirms its agreement with the several Underwriters concerning the purchase and sale of the Shares, as follows:

1.     Registration Statement. The Company has prepared and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) an automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3, File No. 333-230883, including a base prospectus (the “Base Prospectus”) to be used in connection with the public offering and sale of certain securities, including the Shares. Such registration statement (the “Registration Statement”), as of any time, means such registration statement as amended by any post-effective amendments thereto to such time, including the financial statements, exhibits and schedules thereto at such time and the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Rule 430B under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (collectively, the “Securities Act”). The preliminary prospectus supplement dated




September 23, 2019 describing the Shares and the offering thereof (the “Preliminary Prospectus Supplement”), together with the Base Prospectus, is called the “Preliminary Prospectus,” and the Preliminary Prospectus and any other prospectus supplement to the Base Prospectus in preliminary form that describes the Shares and the offering thereof and is used prior to the filing of the Prospectus (as defined below) is called a “preliminary prospectus.” As used herein, the term “Prospectus” shall mean the final prospectus supplement to the Base Prospectus that describes the Shares and the offering thereof (the “Final Prospectus Supplement”), together with the Base Prospectus, in the form first used by the Underwriters to confirm sales of the Shares or in the form first made available to the Underwriters by the Company to meet requests of purchasers pursuant to Rule 173 under the Securities Act. References in this underwriting agreement (this “Agreement”) to the Preliminary Prospectus, any preliminary prospectus and the Prospectus shall refer to both the prospectus supplement and the Base Prospectus components of such prospectus. References in this Agreement to the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include the documents incorporated by reference therein pursuant to Item 12 of Form S-3 under the Securities Act, as of the effective date of the Registration Statement or the date of such Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus, as the case may be, and any reference to “amend,” “amendment” or “supplement” with respect to the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus or the Prospectus shall be deemed to refer to and include any documents filed after such date under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (collectively, the “Exchange Act”) that are deemed to be incorporated by reference therein. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus.
At or prior to the Applicable Time (as defined below), the Company had prepared the following information (collectively, the “Pricing Disclosure Package”): the Preliminary Prospectus dated September 23, 2019, each “free writing prospectus” (as defined pursuant to Rule 405 under the Securities Act) listed on Annex B hereto and the information listed on Annex C hereto.
Applicable Time” means 6:45 P.M., New York City time, on September 23, 2019.
2.     Purchase of the Shares by the Underwriters.
(a)    The Company agrees to issue and sell the Underwritten Shares to the several Underwriters as provided in this Agreement, and each Underwriter, on the basis of the representations, warranties and agreements set forth herein and subject to the conditions set forth herein, agrees, severally and not jointly, to purchase from the Company the respective number of Underwritten Shares set forth opposite such Underwriter’s name in Schedule 1 hereto at a price per share (the “Purchase Price”) of $9.4082. The Company will not be obligated to deliver any of the Shares except upon payment for all the Shares to be purchased as provided herein.
In addition, the Company agrees to issue and sell the Option Shares to the several Underwriters as provided in this Agreement, and the Underwriters, on the basis of the representations, warranties and agreements set forth herein and subject to the conditions set forth herein, shall have the option to purchase, severally and not jointly, from the Company the Option Shares at the Purchase Price less an amount per share equal to any dividends or distributions declared by the Company and payable on the Underwritten Shares but not payable on the Option Shares.
If any Option Shares are to be purchased, the number of Option Shares to be purchased by each Underwriter shall be the number of Option Shares which bears the same ratio to the aggregate number of Option Shares being purchased as the number of Underwritten Shares set forth opposite the name of such Underwriter in Schedule 1 hereto (or such number increased as set forth in Section 10 hereof) bears to the aggregate number of Underwritten Shares being purchased from the Company by the several

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Underwriters, subject, however, to such adjustments to eliminate any fractional Shares as the Underwriters in their discretion shall make.
The Underwriters may exercise the option to purchase Option Shares at any time in whole, or from time to time in part, on or before the thirtieth day following the date of the Prospectus, by written notice from the Underwriters to the Company. Such notice shall set forth the aggregate number of Option Shares as to which the option is being exercised and the date and time when the Option Shares are to be delivered and paid for, which may be the same date and time as the Closing Date (as hereinafter defined) but shall not be earlier than the Closing Date nor later than the tenth full business day (as hereinafter defined) after the date of such notice (unless such time and date are postponed in accordance with the provisions of Section 10 hereof). Any such notice shall be given at least two business days prior to the date and time of delivery specified therein.
(b)    The Underwriters hereby advise the Company and the Company understands that the Underwriters intend to make a public offering of the Shares as soon after the effectiveness of this Agreement as in the judgment of the Underwriters is advisable, and initially to offer the Shares on the terms set forth in the Pricing Disclosure Package. The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Underwriters may offer and sell Shares to or through any affiliate of an Underwriter and that any such affiliate may offer and sell Shares purchased by it to or through any Underwriter.
(c)    Payment for and delivery of the Shares shall be made in the case of the Underwritten Shares, at the offices of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP at 10:00 A.M., New York City time, on September 26, 2019, or at such other time or place on the same or such other date, not later than the fifth business day thereafter, as the Underwriters and the Company may agree upon in writing or, in the case of the Option Shares, on the date and at the time and place specified by the Underwriters in the written notice of the Underwriters’ election to purchase such Option Shares. The time and date of such payment and delivery for the Underwritten Shares is referred to herein as the “Closing Date”, and the time and date for such payment for the Option Shares, if other than the Closing Date, is herein referred to as the “Additional Closing Date”.
Payment for the Shares to be purchased on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be shall be made by wire transfer in immediately available funds to the account(s) specified by the Company to the Underwriters against delivery to the Underwriters of the Shares to be purchased on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, with any transfer taxes payable in connection with the sale of such Shares duly paid by the Company. Delivery of the Shares shall be made through the facilities of The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) unless the Underwriters shall otherwise instruct. Certificates for the Shares, if any, will be made available for inspection and packaging by the Underwriters at the office of DTC or its designated custodian not later than 1:00 P.M., New York City time, on the business day prior to the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be.
(d)    The Company acknowledges and agrees that each Underwriter is acting solely in the capacity of an arm’s length contractual counterparty to the Company with respect to the offering of Shares contemplated hereby (including in connection with determining the terms of the offering) and not as a financial advisor or a fiduciary to, or an agent of, the Company or any other person. Additionally, none of the Underwriters is advising the Company or any other person as to any legal, tax, investment, accounting or regulatory matters in any jurisdiction. The Company shall consult with its own advisors concerning such matters and shall be responsible for making its own independent investigation and appraisal of the transactions contemplated hereby, and the Underwriters shall have no responsibility or liability to the Company with respect thereto. Any review by any Underwriter of the Company, the transactions contemplated hereby or other matters relating to such transactions will be performed solely for the benefit of such Underwriter and shall not be on behalf of the Company, or any other person.    
3.    Representations and Warranties of the Company. The Company represents and warrants as of the date of this Agreement and will represent and warrant as of each of the Closing Date and the Additional Closing Date to each Underwriter that:

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(a)Preliminary Prospectus. No order preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus has been issued by the Commission, and each Preliminary Prospectus, at the time of filing thereof, complied in all material respects with the Securities Act, and did not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or 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; provided that the Company makes no representation or warranty with respect to any statements or omissions made in reliance upon and in conformity with information relating to any Underwriter furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter expressly for use in any Preliminary Prospectus, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in Section 7(b) hereof.
(b)Pricing Disclosure Package. The Pricing Disclosure Package, as of the Applicable Time did not, and as of the Closing Date and as of the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, will not, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or 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; provided that the Company makes no representation or warranty with respect to any statements or omissions made in reliance upon and in conformity with information relating to any Underwriter furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter expressly for use in the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in Section 7(b) hereof.
(c)Issuer Free Writing Prospectus. The Company (including its agents and representatives, other than the Underwriters in their capacity as such) has not prepared, made, used, authorized, approved or referred to and will not prepare, make, use, authorize, approve or refer to any “written communication” (as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act) that constitutes an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy the Shares (each such communication by the Company or its agents and representatives (other than a communication referred to in clause (i), (ii) and (iii) below) an “Issuer Free Writing Prospectus”) other than (i) any document not constituting a prospectus pursuant to Section 2(a)(10)(a) of the Securities Act or Rule 134 under the Securities Act, (ii) the Preliminary Prospectus, (iii) the Prospectus, (iv) the documents listed on Annex B hereto and (v) any electronic road show or other written communications, in each case approved in writing in advance by each of the Underwriters. Each such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus complies in all material respects with the Securities Act, has been or will be (within the time period specified in Rule 433) filed in accordance with the Securities Act (to the extent required thereby) and, when taken together with the Preliminary Prospectus filed prior to the first use of such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, at the Applicable Time did not, and at the Closing Date and as of the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, will not, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or 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; provided that the Company makes no representation or warranty with respect to any statements or omissions made in each such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus in reliance upon and in conformity with information relating to any Underwriter furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter expressly for use in any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in Section 7(b) hereof.
(d)Registration Statement and Prospectus. The Registration Statement is an “automatic shelf registration statement” as defined under Rule 405 of the Securities Act that has been filed with the Commission not earlier than three years prior to the date hereof; and no notice of objection of the

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Commission to the use of such registration statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) under the Securities Act has been received by the Company. No order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement has been issued by the Commission and, to the knowledge of the Company, no proceeding for that purpose or pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act against the Company or related to the offering of the Shares has been initiated or threatened by the Commission. As of the applicable effective date of the Registration Statement and any amendment thereto, the Registration Statement and any such amendment complied and will comply in all material respects with the Securities Act, and did not and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading. As of the date of the Prospectus and any amendment or supplement thereto and as of the Closing Date and as of the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, the Prospectus and any amendment or supplement thereto will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or 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; provided that the Company makes no representation or warranty with respect to any statements or omissions made in reliance upon and in conformity with information relating to any Underwriter furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter expressly for use in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus and any amendment or supplement thereto, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in Section 7(b) hereof.
(e)Incorporated Documents. The documents incorporated by reference in each of the Registration Statement, the Prospectus and the Pricing Disclosure Package, when they were filed with the Commission (or, if any amendment with respect to any such document was filed, when such amendment was filed), conformed in all material respects to the requirements of the Exchange Act, and none of such documents contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; and any further documents so filed and incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Prospectus or the Pricing Disclosure Package, when such documents become effective or are filed with the Commission, as the case may be, will conform in all material respects to the requirements of the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, as applicable, and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.
(f)Financial Statements. The financial statements (which term as used in this Agreement includes the related notes thereto) included or incorporated by reference in each of the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus comply in all material respects with the applicable requirements of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, as applicable, and present fairly in all material respects the consolidated financial position of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries as of the dates indicated and the results of their consolidated operations and the changes in their cash flows for the periods specified (subject, in the case of unaudited quarterly financial statements, to normal year-end adjustments). The financial statements have been prepared in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods covered thereby, except as may be expressly stated in the related notes thereto, and the supporting schedules to such financial statements included or incorporated by reference in each of the Registration Statement, the Prospectus and the Pricing Disclosure Package present fairly in all material respects the information required to be stated therein. The interactive data in eXtensible Business Reporting Language included or incorporated by reference in each of the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus fairly presents the information called for in all material respects and is prepared in accordance with the Commission’s rules and guidelines applicable thereto.

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(g)No Material Adverse Change. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, since the date of the most recent financial statements of the Company included in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus: (i) there has not been any material change in the capital stock, long-term debt, notes payable or current portion of long-term debt of the Company or any of its subsidiaries; (ii) there has been no material adverse change, or any development that could be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect (as defined below); (iii) the Company and its subsidiaries, considered as one entity, have not incurred any material liability or obligation, indirect, direct or contingent; (iv) the Company and its subsidiaries, considered as one entity, have not entered into any material transaction or agreement that would be required to be disclosed in the Pricing Disclosure Package or Prospectus in order to make the representations in Section 3(b) and (d) hereof accurate that is not so disclosed; (v) there has been no dividend or distribution of any kind declared, paid or made by the Company (other than regular monthly or quarterly cash dividends consistent with past practice) or, except for dividends paid to the Company or other subsidiaries, any of its subsidiaries on any class of capital stock or repurchase or redemption by the Company or any of its subsidiaries of any class of capital stock; and (vi) neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has sustained any material loss or interference with its business from fire, explosion, flood or other calamity, whether or not covered by insurance, or from any labor disturbance or dispute or any action, order or decree of any court or arbitrator or governmental or regulatory authority.
(h)Organization and Good Standing. The Company and each of its subsidiaries have been duly organized, are validly existing and in good standing as a corporation, partnership or limited liability company, as the case may be, under the laws of their respective jurisdictions of organization and are duly qualified to do business and in good standing as a foreign corporation or other business entity in each jurisdiction in which their respective ownership or lease of property or the conduct of their respective businesses requires such qualification, except where the failure to be so qualified or in good standing would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on the condition (financial or otherwise), results of operations, stockholders’ equity, properties, business or prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole (a “Material Adverse Effect”). The Company and each of its subsidiaries have all power and authority necessary to own or hold their respective properties and to conduct the businesses in which they are engaged, except where the failure to have such power or authority would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The Company does not own or control, directly or indirectly, any corporation, association or other entity other than the subsidiaries listed in Exhibit 21 (not including the entities on such Exhibit that have been merged, sold or otherwise dissolved) to the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, except for entities that have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(21) of Regulation S-K and except for entities formed since January 1, 2019 in connection with property acquisitions and which do not constitute Significant Subsidiaries (as defined below). The subsidiaries listed in Schedule 2 to this Agreement are the only significant subsidiaries of the Company (other than VEREIT Operating Partnership, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”)) (together with the Operating Partnership, the “Significant Subsidiaries”).
(i)Capitalization. The Company has the capitalization as set forth in each of the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, and all of the issued shares of capital stock of the Company have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and non-assessable. All of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock or other ownership interest of each subsidiary of the Company have been duly authorized and validly issued, are fully paid and non-assessable and all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock or other ownership interest of each Significant Subsidiary that are owned directly or indirectly by the Company, are owned by the Company, directly or indirectly, free and clear of all security interests, mortgages, liens, encumbrances, equities or adverse claims (collectively, “Liens”), except for such Liens as are set forth in each of the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package

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and the Prospectus and Liens securing obligations under the Credit Agreement dated as of May 23, 2018 (the “Credit Agreement”) by and among the Company, the Operating Partnership and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent.
(j)The Shares. The Shares to be issued and sold by the Company hereunder have been duly authorized and, when issued and delivered and paid for as provided herein, will be duly and validly issued, will be fully paid and nonassessable and will conform to the descriptions thereof in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; and the issuance of the Shares is not subject to any preemptive or similar rights.
(k)Due Authorization. The Company has full right, power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder; and all action required to be taken for the due and proper authorization, execution and delivery by it of this Agreement and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby has been duly and validly taken.
(l)Underwriting Agreement. This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company.
(m)Descriptions of the Underwriting Agreement. This Agreement conforms in all material respects to the description thereof contained in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.
(n)No Violation or Default. Neither the Company nor any of its Significant Subsidiaries is (i) in violation of its charter or by-laws (or similar organizational documents), (ii) in default, and no event has occurred that, with notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute such a default, in the due performance or observance of any term, covenant, condition or other obligation contained in any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, license or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries are a party or by which the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries are bound or to which any property or asset of the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries are subject, or (iii) in violation of any statute or any order, rule or regulation applicable to the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries of any court or governmental or regulatory agency or body having jurisdiction over the Company, any of its Significant Subsidiaries or their property or assets or has failed to obtain any license, permit, certificate, franchise or other governmental authorization or permit necessary to the ownership of its property or to the conduct of its business, except in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to the extent any such default or violation would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(o)No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this Agreement, the issuance and sale of the Shares, the application of the proceeds from the sale of the Shares as described under “Use of Proceeds” in each of the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, will not (i) conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, impose any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any property or assets of the Company or its subsidiaries, or constitute a default under, any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement, license, lease or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is bound or to which any of the property or assets of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is subject, (ii) result in any violation of the provisions of the charter or by-laws (or similar organizational documents) of the Company or any of the Significant Subsidiaries, (iii) result in any violation of the provisions of the charter or by-laws (or similar organizational documents) of any of the Company’s subsidiaries (other than the Significant Subsidiaries) or (iv) result in any violation of any statute or any judgment, order, decree, rule or regulation of any court or governmental or regulatory agency or body having jurisdiction over the Company or any of the Significant Subsidiaries or any of their properties

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or assets, except, with respect to clauses (i), (iii) and (iv), conflicts or violations that would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(p)No Consents Required. No consent, approval, authorization or order of, or filing, registration or qualification with any court or governmental or regulatory agency or body having jurisdiction over the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any of their properties or assets is required for the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this Agreement, the issuance and sale of the Shares, the application of the proceeds from the sale of the Shares as described under “Use of Proceeds” in each of the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, except for the registration of the Shares under the Securities Act and (i) such consents, approvals, authorizations, orders, filings, registrations or qualifications as may be required under the rules of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) and under applicable state and other jurisdiction securities or Blue Sky laws in connection with the purchase and distribution of the Shares by the Underwriters, each of which has been obtained and is in full force and effect and (ii) such other consents, approvals, authorizations, orders, filings, registrations or qualifications as have been obtained or will be obtained on or prior to the Closing Date.
(q)Legal Proceedings. Except as described in each of the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there are no legal, governmental or regulatory investigations, actions, demands, claims, suits, arbitrations, inquiries or proceedings (“Actions”) pending to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party, or of which any property, right or asset of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is the subject, that, individually or in the aggregate, if determined adversely to the Company or any of its subsidiaries, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or adversely affect the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement; and, to the knowledge of the Company, no such Actions are threatened by any governmental or regulatory authority or by others. No material labor dispute with the employees of the Company or any of its subsidiaries exists or, to the Company’s knowledge, is threatened or imminent. There are no current or pending Actions that are required under the Securities Act to be described in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus or any document incorporated by reference therein that are not so described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or any document incorporated by reference therein and there are no statutes, regulations or contracts or other documents that are required under the Securities Act to be filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement or any document incorporated by reference therein or so described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or any document incorporated by reference therein that are not so filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement or described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.
(r)Independent Accountants. Deloitte & Touche LLP, who has expressed its opinion with respect to certain financial statements (which term as used in this Agreement includes the related notes thereto) of the Company and the Operating Partnership filed with the Commission and included or incorporated by reference in each of the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus are independent public accountants with respect to the Company and the Operating Partnership, as required by the Securities Act and the Exchange Act and applicable rules and regulations adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States).
(s)Title to Real and Personal Property. Except as described in each of the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the Company and each of its subsidiaries has good and marketable title to all of the real and personal property and the other assets reflected as owned in the financial statements referred to in Section 3(f) above, in each case free and clear of any Liens, except such as (i) do not materially interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property by the Company or any of its subsidiaries or (ii) would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

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(t)Intellectual Property. (i) The Company and each of its subsidiaries own or have sufficient rights to use (A) to its knowledge, all patents and patent applications, and (B) all trademarks, service marks, trade names, trademark registrations, service mark registrations, domain names and other source indicators, copyrights and copyrightable works, know-how, trade secrets, systems, procedures, proprietary or confidential information and all other worldwide intellectual property, industrial property and proprietary rights (collectively, “Intellectual Property”) used in the operation of their respective businesses as described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; (ii) to the knowledge of the Company, the Company and each of its subsidiaries’ conduct of their respective businesses as described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus does not infringe, misappropriate or otherwise violate any Intellectual Property of any person; (iii) the Company and each of its subsidiaries have not received any written notice of any infringement claim relating to Intellectual Property; and (iv) to the knowledge of the Company, the Intellectual Property of the Company and each of its subsidiaries is not being infringed, misappropriated or otherwise violated by any person, except in the case of each of clauses (i)-(iv) where the failure to own or have the right to use such Intellectual Property or such infringement, misappropriation or violation (if the subject of an unfavorable ruling or decision as to the Company or any of its subsidiaries) would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(u)No Undisclosed Relationships. There is no business relationship or related party transaction involving the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any other person that would be required by the Securities Act to be described in each of the Registration Statement and the Prospectus and that is not so described in such documents and in the Pricing Disclosure Package.
(v)Investment Company Act. The Company is not and, after giving effect to the offer and sale of the Shares and the application of the proceeds therefrom as described in each of the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus will not be, an “investment company” or an entity “controlled” by an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (collectively, the “Investment Company Act”).
(w)Taxes. The Company and its subsidiaries have paid all federal, state, local and foreign taxes and timely filed all tax returns required to be paid or filed through the date hereof (taking into account all permitted extensions), except where the failure to so pay or file would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and there is no tax deficiency assessment or claim that has been, or would reasonably be expected to be, asserted against the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any of their respective properties or assets which would, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(x)Licenses and Permits. The Company and each of its subsidiaries possesses such valid and current certificates, authorizations, licenses or permits issued by the appropriate state, local, federal or foreign governmental or regulatory agencies or bodies necessary to conduct their respective businesses, except where the failure so to possess would not individually or in the aggregate, be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and neither the Company nor any such subsidiary has received any notice of proceedings relating to the revocation or modification of, or non-compliance with, any such certificate, authorization, license or permit which, individually or in the aggregate, if the subject of an unfavorable decision, ruling or finding, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(y)Certain Environmental Matters. Except as described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (i) neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries, to the knowledge of the Company, is in violation of any federal, state, local or foreign statute, law, rule, regulation, ordinance, code, policy or rule of common law or any judicial or administrative interpretation thereof, including any judicial or

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administrative order, consent, decree or judgment, relating to pollution or protection of human health, the environment (including, without limitation, ambient air, surface water, groundwater, land surface or subsurface strata) or wildlife, including, without limitation, laws and regulations relating to the release or threatened release of chemicals, pollutants, contaminants, wastes, toxic substances, hazardous substances, petroleum or petroleum products (collectively, “Hazardous Materials”) or to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of Hazardous Materials (collectively, “Environmental Laws”), (ii) the Company and its subsidiaries have all permits, authorizations and approvals required under any applicable Environmental Laws and are each in compliance with their requirements, and (iii) there are no pending or, to the Company’s knowledge, threatened administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demands, demand letters, claims, liens, notices of noncompliance or violation, investigation or proceedings relating to any Environmental Law against the Company or any of its subsidiaries.
(z)Compliance with ERISA. Except as otherwise described in the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, the Company and its subsidiaries and any “employee benefit plan” (as defined under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, and the regulations and published interpretations thereunder (collectively, “ERISA”)) established or maintained by the Company, its subsidiaries or their ERISA Affiliates (as defined below) are in compliance with ERISA, except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. “ERISA Affiliate” means, with respect to the Company or a subsidiary, any member of any group of organizations described in Sections 414(b), (c), (m) or (o) of the Code of which the Company or such subsidiary is a member. No “reportable event” (as defined under ERISA) has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur with respect to any “employee pension benefit plan” (as defined under ERISA) established or maintained by the Company, its subsidiaries or any of their ERISA Affiliates, except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No “employee pension benefit plan” established or maintained by the Company, its subsidiaries or any of their ERISA Affiliates, if such “employee pension benefit plan” were terminated, would have any “amount of unfunded benefit liabilities” (as defined under ERISA), except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Neither the Company, its subsidiaries nor any of their ERISA Affiliates has incurred or reasonably expects to incur any liability under (i) Title IV of ERISA with respect to termination of, or withdrawal from, any “employee pension benefit plan,” or (ii) Sections 412, 4971 or 4975 of the Code or Section 4062(e) of ERISA or (iii) Section 4980B of the Code as a result of a failure to comply with such section, except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, each “employee pension benefit plan” established or maintained by the Company, its subsidiaries or any of their ERISA Affiliates that is intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code is so qualified and nothing has occurred, whether by action or failure to act, which would cause the loss of such qualification.
(aa)     Disclosure Controls. The Company has established and maintains disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)), which (i) are designed to ensure that material information relating to the Company, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to the Company’s principal executive officer and its principal financial officer by others within those entities, particularly during the periods in which the periodic reports required under the Exchange Act are being prepared; (ii) have been evaluated by management of the Company for effectiveness as of the end of the Company’s most recent fiscal quarter; and (iii) are effective in all material respects to perform the functions for which they were established. The Company is not aware of (i) any significant deficiencies or material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are likely to adversely affect the Company’s ability to record, process, summarize and report

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financial information or (ii) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. The Company is not aware of any change in its internal control over financial reporting that has occurred during its most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
(bb)    Accounting Controls. The Company maintains systems of “internal control over financial reporting” (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) of the Exchange Act) that comply with the requirements of the Exchange Act and have been designed by, or under the supervision of, the Company’s principal executive and principal financial officer, or persons performing similar functions, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The Company maintains internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that (i) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; (ii) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and to maintain accountability for assets; (iii) access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; (iv) the recorded accountability for assets is compared with existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences; and (v) interactive data in eXtensible Business Reporting Language included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Prospectus and the Pricing Disclosure Package is prepared in accordance with the Commission’s rules and guidelines applicable thereto.
(cc)     Insurance. Each of the Company and its subsidiaries are insured with policies in such amounts and with such deductibles and covering such risks as it reasonably deems adequate for its business, and the real property owned by the Company and its subsidiaries is appropriately insured by institutions it reasonably believes to be financially sound. The Company has no reason to believe that it or any subsidiary will not be able (i) to renew its existing insurance coverage as and when such policies expire or (ii) to the extent it or any subsidiary is not able (or chooses not) to renew such existing coverage as and when such policies expire, to obtain comparable coverage from similar institutions to the extent reasonably believed to be necessary or appropriate to conduct its business as now conducted and at a cost that would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(dd)     No Unlawful Payments. (A) Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries, nor, (B) to the knowledge of the Company, (1) any director, officer or employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or (2) any agent, affiliate or other person, in any case referred to in this clause (B), while acting on behalf of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, has (i) used any corporate funds for any unlawful contribution, gift, entertainment or other unlawful expense relating to political activity; (ii) made, offered, agreed, requested or taken an act in furtherance of any unlawful bribe or other unlawful benefit on behalf of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, including, without limitation, any rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other unlawful or improper payment or benefit (including. any direct or indirect unlawful payment or benefit to any foreign or domestic government official or employee, including of any government-owned or controlled entity or of a public international organization, or any person acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of any of the foregoing, or any political party or party official or candidate for political office); or (iii) violated or is in violation of any provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, or any applicable law or regulation implementing the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, or committed an offence under the Bribery Act 2010 of the United Kingdom, or any other applicable anti-bribery or anti-corruption law. The Company and its subsidiaries have instituted, maintain and enforce, and will continue to maintain and enforce, policies and procedures designed to promote and ensure compliance with all applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws.

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(ee)    Compliance with Anti-Money Laundering Laws. The operations of the Company and its subsidiaries are, and have been conducted for the prior five years, 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 thereunder and any related or similar applicable rules, regulations or guidelines, issued, administered or enforced by any governmental agency (collectively, the “Anti-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 Company or any of its subsidiaries with respect to the Anti-Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened.
(ff)     No Conflicts with Sanctions Laws. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, agent, employee or affiliate or any person acting on behalf of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is currently subject to any sanctions administered or enforced by the U.S. government, (including, without limitation, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department or the U.S. Department of State and including, without limitation, the designation as a “specially designated national” or “blocked person”), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury, or other relevant sanctions authority (collectively, “Sanctions”), nor are the Company or any of its subsidiaries located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is the subject of Sanctions, including, without limitation, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Crimea (each, a “Sanctioned Country”); and the Company will not directly or indirectly use the proceeds of the offering of the Shares hereunder, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person or entity, (i) to fund or facilitate any activities of or business with persons that, at the time of such funding or facilitation, are the subject of Sanctions, (ii) to fund or facilitate any activities of or business in any Sanctioned Country or (iii) in any other manner that will result in a violation by any person (including any person participating in the transaction, whether as underwriter, advisor, investor or otherwise) of Sanctions. For the past five years, the Company and its subsidiaries have not knowingly engaged in, and are not now knowingly engaged in any dealings or transactions with any person that at the time of the dealing or transaction is or was the subject of Sanctions or with any Sanctioned Country.
(gg)     No Restrictions on Subsidiaries. Except as described in each of the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, no subsidiary of the Company is prohibited or restricted, directly or indirectly, from paying dividends to the Company, or from making any other distribution with respect to such subsidiary’s equity securities or from repaying to the Company or any other subsidiary of the Company any amounts that may from time to time become due under any loans or advances to such subsidiary from the Company or from transferring any property or assets to the Company or to any other subsidiary of the Company, except as may be prohibited or restricted by law.
(hh)    No Broker's Fees. Except as described in each of the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and except with respect to any of the Underwriters, neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is a party to any contract, agreement or understanding with any person that could give rise to a valid claim against any of them or the Underwriters for a brokerage commission, finder’s fee or like payment in connection with the offering and sale of the Shares.
(ii)     No Registration Rights. Except as set forth in the limited partnership agreement of the Operating Partnership, no person has the right to require the Company or any of its subsidiaries to register any securities for sale under the Securities Act by reason of the filing of the Registration Statement with the Commission or the issuance and sale of the Shares as contemplated by this Agreement.
(jj)    No Stabilization. The Company and its subsidiaries, and their respective affiliates have not taken, directly or indirectly, any action designed to or that has constituted or that could reasonably be

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expected to cause or result in the stabilization or manipulation of the price of the Shares in connection with the offering of the Shares.
(kk)     Margin Rules. None of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (including, without limitation, the use of the proceeds from the sale of the Shares), will violate or result in a violation of Section 7 of the Exchange Act, or any regulation promulgated thereunder, including, without limitation, Regulations T, U and X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
(ll)     Statistical and Market Data. The statistical, demographic and market-related data included or incorporated by reference in each of the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus are based on or derived from sources that (i) the Company has no reason to believe are unreliable or inaccurate in all material respects or (ii) represent the Company’s good faith estimates that are made on the basis of data derived from such sources.
(mm)     Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Company is in compliance with, and, except as disclosed in the Prospectus and Pricing Disclosure Package, there has been no failure on the part of the Company or any of the Company’s directors or officers, in their capacities as such, to comply, in all material respects, with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations promulgated in connection therewith (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”), including Section 402 related to loans and Sections 302 and 906 related to certifications.
(nn)     Status under the Securities Act. At the time of filing the Registration Statement, at the earliest time thereafter that the Company or any offering participant made a bona fide offer (within the meaning of Rule 164(h)(2) under the Securities Act) of the Shares and at the date hereof, the Company was and is not, an “ineligible issuer” and the Company is a well-known seasoned issuer, in each case as defined under Rule 405 under the Securities Act.
(oo)     REIT Status. The Company is organized as and operates in conformity with the requirements for qualification and taxation as a “real estate investment trust” (a “REIT”) under Sections 856 through 860 of the Code; and the method of operation for the Company and its subsidiaries as described in the Pricing 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.
(pp)     Cybersecurity. (i)(x) Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, to the knowledge of the Company, there has been no security breach or other compromise of or relating to any of the Company’s or its subsidiaries’ information technology and computer systems, networks, hardware, software, data (including the data of their respective customers, employees, suppliers, vendors and any third party data maintained by or on behalf of them), equipment or technology (collectively, “IT Systems and Data”) and (y) the Company and its subsidiaries have not been notified of, and have no knowledge of any event or condition that would reasonably be expected to result in, any security breach or other compromise to their IT Systems and Data, except as would not, in the case of this clause (i), individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; (ii) the Company and its subsidiaries are presently in compliance 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 Data and to the commercially reasonable protection of such IT Systems and Data from unauthorized use, access, misappropriation or modification, except as would not, in the case of this clause (ii), individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; and (iii) the Company and its subsidiaries have implemented backup and disaster recovery technology reasonably consistent in all material respects

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with industry standards and practices or otherwise as the Company generally deems reasonably adequate for its and its subsidiaries’ business.
(qq)    Forward Looking Statements.    No forward-looking statement (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act) contained or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus has been made or reaffirmed without a reasonable basis or has been disclosed other than in good faith.
4.    Further Agreements of the Company. The Company covenants and agrees with each Underwriter that:
(a)Required Filings. The Company will file the final Prospectus with the Commission within the time periods specified by Rule 424(b) and 430B under the Securities Act, will file any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that relates to the offering of the Shares to the extent required by Rule 433 under the Securities Act; during the Prospectus Delivery Period (as defined below) the Company will file promptly all reports and any definitive proxy or information statements required to be filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act subsequent to the date of the Prospectus; and the Company will furnish copies of the Prospectus and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that relates to the offering of the Shares (to the extent not previously delivered) to the Underwriters in New York City prior to 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on the second business day following the date of this Agreement in such quantities as the Underwriters may reasonably request. As used herein, the term “Prospectus Delivery Period” means such period of time after the first date of the public offering of the Shares as in the reasonable opinion of counsel for the Underwriters a prospectus relating to the Shares is required by law to be delivered (or required to be delivered but for Rule 172 under the Securities Act) in connection with sales of the Shares by any Underwriter or dealer.
(b)Delivery of Copies. To the extent reasonably requested by any Underwriter, the Company will deliver, without charge, to such Underwriter, one copy of the Registration Statement as originally filed and each amendment thereto, in each case including all exhibits and consents filed therewith.
(c)Amendments or Supplements; Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses. During the Prospectus Delivery Period, before making, preparing, using, authorizing, approving, referring to or filing any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, and before filing any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, whether before or after the time that the Registration Statement becomes effective, the Company will furnish to the Underwriters and counsel for the Underwriters a copy of the proposed Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, amendment or supplement for review and will not make, prepare, use, authorize, approve, refer to or file any such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or file any such proposed amendment or supplement to which any Underwriter reasonably objects.
(d)Notice to the Underwriters. The Company will advise each Underwriter promptly, and confirm such advice in writing, (i) when any amendment to the Registration Statement has been filed or becomes effective; (ii) when any supplement to the Prospectus or any amendment to the Prospectus or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus has been filed; (iii) of any request by the Commission for any amendment to the Registration Statement or any amendment or supplement to the Prospectus or the receipt of any comments from the Commission relating to the Registration Statement or any other request by the Commission for any additional information; (iv) of the issuance by the Commission or any other governmental or regulatory authority of any order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus, any of the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus or the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for that purpose or pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act; (v) of the occurrence of any event within the Prospectus

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Delivery Period as a result of which the Prospectus, the Pricing Disclosure Package or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus as then amended or supplemented would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Prospectus, the Pricing Disclosure Package or any such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus is delivered to a purchaser, not misleading in the judgment of the Company and its counsel; (vi) of the receipt by the Company of any 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) under the Securities Act; and (vii) of the receipt by the Company of any notice with respect to (A) any suspension of the qualification of the Shares for offer and sale in any jurisdiction or (B) the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for such purpose; and the Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to prevent the issuance of any such order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus, any of the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, or suspending any such qualification of the Shares and, if any such order is issued, will obtain as soon as possible the withdrawal thereof.
(e)Pricing Disclosure Package. If at any time prior to the Closing Date (i) any event shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which any of the Pricing Disclosure Package as then amended or supplemented would 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 or (ii) it is necessary to amend or supplement the Pricing Disclosure Package to comply with law, in each case, (A) in the judgment of the Company and its counsel, the Company will immediately notify the Underwriters thereof, or (B) in the reasonable judgment of the Underwriters and their counsel, the Underwriters will promptly notify the Company thereof and, in either case, the Company will forthwith prepare and, subject to paragraph (c) above, file with the Commission (to the extent required) and furnish to the Underwriters and to such dealers as the Underwriters may designate, such amendments or supplements to the Pricing Disclosure Package (or any document to be filed with the Commission and incorporated by reference therein) as may be necessary so that the statements in any of the Pricing Disclosure Package as so amended or supplemented (including such documents to be incorporated by reference therein) will not, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, be misleading or so that any of the Pricing Disclosure Package will comply with law.
(f)Ongoing Compliance. If during the Prospectus Delivery Period (i) any event shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which the Prospectus as then amended or supplemented would 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 existing when the Prospectus is delivered to a purchaser, not misleading or (ii) it is necessary to amend or supplement the Prospectus to comply with law, the Company will immediately notify the Underwriters thereof and forthwith prepare and, subject to paragraph (c) above, file with the Commission and furnish to the Underwriters and to such dealers as the Underwriters may designate, such amendments or supplements to the Prospectus (or any document to be filed with the Commission and incorporated by reference therein) as may be necessary so that the statements in the Prospectus as so amended or supplemented including such documents to be incorporated by reference therein will not, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Prospectus is delivered to a purchaser, be misleading or so that the Prospectus will comply with law.
(g)Blue Sky Compliance. The Company will cooperate with the Underwriters in arranging to qualify the Shares for offer and sale under the securities or Blue Sky laws of such jurisdictions as the Underwriters shall reasonably request and will use their best efforts to continue such qualifications in effect so long as required for distribution of the Shares; provided that the Company shall not be required to (i) qualify as a foreign corporation or other entity or as a dealer in securities in any such jurisdiction where it would not otherwise be required to so qualify, (ii) file any general consent to service of process

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in any such jurisdiction or take any action that would subject it to service of process in such jurisdiction or (iii) subject itself to taxation in any such jurisdiction if it is not otherwise so subject.
(h)Earning Statement. The Company will make generally available to their security holders and the Underwriters as soon as practicable an earning statement that satisfies the provisions of Section 11(a) of the Securities Act and Rule 158 of the Commission promulgated thereunder covering a period of at least twelve months beginning with the first fiscal quarter of the Company occurring after the “effective date” (as defined in Rule 158) of the Registration Statement.
(i)Clear Market. For a period of 45 days after the date of the Prospectus (the “Restricted Period”), the Company will not (i) offer, pledge, publicly announce the intention to sell, 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, or otherwise transfer or dispose of, directly or indirectly, or file with the Commission a registration statement (other than any registration on Form S-8 or on Form S-3 in connection with a filing required pursuant to the limited partnership agreement of the Operating Partnership, with respect to Common Stock that may be issued upon exchange of common units of limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership outstanding on the date hereof) under the Securities Act relating to, any shares of Common Stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable, redeemable or exchangeable for Common Stock, or (ii) enter into any swap or other agreement that transfers, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of the Common Stock, whether any such transaction described in clause (i) or (ii) above is to be settled by delivery of Common Stock or such other securities, in cash or otherwise, without the prior written consent of each Underwriter. The foregoing sentence shall not apply to (A) the Shares to be sold hereunder, (B) any shares of Common Stock issued by the Company upon the exercise of an option or warrant or the conversion, redemption or exchange of a security outstanding on the date hereof and referred to in the Prospectus, including common units of limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership, (C) any shares of Common Stock, shares of restricted stock, restricted stock units, deferred stock units or other equity-based awards issued, or options to purchase Common Stock granted or issued pursuant to existing benefit or equity plans of the Company referred to in the Prospectus, and (D) any shares of Common Stock or securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for shares of Common Stock in connection with acquisitions of real property or real property companies; provided that the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock and securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for shares of Common Stock issued during the Restricted Period pursuant to this clause (D) does not exceed 5% of the total number of shares of Common Stock outstanding on a fully diluted basis as of the date of this Agreement.
(j)Use of Proceeds. The Company will apply the net proceeds from the sale of the Shares as described in each of the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under the heading “Use of Proceeds”.
(k)No Stabilization. The Company will not take, directly or indirectly, any action designed to or that could reasonably be expected to cause or result in any stabilization or manipulation of the price of the Stock.
(l)Exchange Listing. The Company will use its reasonable best efforts to list the Shares on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”).
(m)Reports. The Company, during the Prospectus Delivery Period, will furnish to the Underwriters, as soon as they are available, copies of all reports or other communications (financial or other) furnished to holders of the Shares, and copies of any reports and financial statements furnished to or filed with the Commission or any national securities exchange or automatic quotation system; provided that the Company will be deemed to have furnished such reports and financial statements to the

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Underwriters to the extent they are filed on the Commission’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system.
(n)Record Retention. The Company will, pursuant to reasonable procedures developed in good faith, retain copies of each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is not filed with the Commission in accordance with Rule 433 under the Securities Act.
5.    Certain Agreements of the Underwriters.     Each Underwriter hereby represents and agrees that:
(a)It has not and will not use, authorize use of, refer to, or participate in the planning for use of, any “free writing prospectus”, as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act (which term includes use of any written information furnished to the Commission by the Company and not incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and any press release issued by the Company) other than (i) a free writing prospectus that, solely as a result of use by such Underwriter, would not trigger an obligation to file such free writing prospectus with the Commission pursuant to Rule 433, (ii) any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus listed on Annex B or prepared pursuant to Section 3(c) or Section 4(c) above (including any electronic road show), or (iii) any free writing prospectus prepared by such Underwriter and approved by the Company in advance in writing (each such free writing prospectus referred to in clauses (i) or (iii), an “Underwriter Free Writing Prospectus”).
(b)It is not subject to any pending proceeding under Section 8A of the Securities Act with respect to the offering (and will promptly notify the Company if any such proceeding against it is initiated during the Prospectus Delivery Period).
6.    Conditions of Underwriters' Obligations. The obligation of each Underwriter to purchase the Underwritten Shares on the Closing Date or the Option Shares on the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, as provided herein is subject to the performance by the Company of its covenants and other obligations hereunder and to the following additional conditions:
(a)Registration Compliance; No Stop Order. No order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement shall be in effect, and no proceeding for such purpose, pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) or pursuant to Section 8A under the Securities Act shall be pending before or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened by the Commission; the Prospectus and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus shall have been timely filed with the Commission under the Securities Act (in the case of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, to the extent required by Rule 433 under the Securities Act) and in accordance with Section 4(a) hereof; and all requests by the Commission for additional information shall have been complied with to the reasonable satisfaction of the Underwriters.
(b)Representations and Warranties. The representations and warranties of the Company contained herein shall be true and correct on the date hereof and on and as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, and the statements of the Company and its officers made in any certificates delivered pursuant to this Agreement shall be true and correct on and as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be.
(c)No Downgrade. Subsequent to the earlier of (A) the Applicable Time and (B) the execution and delivery of this Agreement, (i) no downgrading shall have occurred in the rating accorded the debt securities or preferred stock issued or guaranteed by the Company or any of its subsidiaries by any “nationally recognized statistical rating organization”, as such term is defined under Section 3(a)(62) under the Exchange Act and (ii) no such organization shall have publicly announced that it has under surveillance or review, or has changed its outlook with respect to, its rating of such debt securities or

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preferred stock issued or guaranteed by the Company (other than an announcement with positive implications of a possible upgrading).
(d)No Material Adverse Change. No event or condition of a type described in Section 3(g) hereof shall have occurred or shall exist, which event or condition is not described in each of the Pricing Disclosure Package (excluding any amendment or supplement thereto) and the Prospectus (excluding any amendment or supplement thereto) the effect of which in the judgment of the Underwriters makes it impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the offering, sale or delivery of the Shares on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, on the terms and in the manner contemplated by this Agreement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.
(e)Officer's Certificate. The Underwriters shall have received on and as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, a certificate of an executive officer of the Company who has specific knowledge of the Company’s financial matters and is satisfactory to the Underwriters (i) confirming that such officer has carefully reviewed the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and, to the knowledge of such officer, the representations set forth in Sections 3(b) and 3(d) hereof are true and correct on and as of the Closing Date, (ii) confirming that except for representations and warranties of the Company that speak as of a particular date (which representations and warranties are true and correct as of such date), the other representations and warranties of the Company in this Agreement are true and correct and that the Company has complied with all agreements and satisfied all conditions on its part to be performed or satisfied hereunder at or prior to the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be and (iii) to the effect set forth in paragraphs (a), (c) and (d) above.
(f)Comfort Letters. On the date of this Agreement and on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, Deloitte & Touche LLP shall have furnished to the Underwriters, at the request of the Company, letters, dated the respective dates of delivery thereof and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Underwriters, containing statements and information of the type customarily included in accountants’ “comfort letters” to underwriters with respect to the financial statements and certain financial information contained or incorporated by reference in each of the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; provided that the letter delivered on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, shall use a “cut-off” date no more than three business days prior to such Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be.
(g)Opinions and Negative Assurance Letter of Counsel for the Company.
(i)    Goodwin Procter LLP, counsel for the Company, shall have furnished to the Underwriters, at the request of the Company, their written opinion and negative assurance letter, dated the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Underwriters, to the effect set forth in Annex A-1 hereto. In rendering such opinion, Goodwin Procter LLP may reasonably rely upon representations and covenants of duly appointed officers of the Company and its subsidiaries (including, without limitation, any such representations, covenants or statements made in certificates provided by such officers to counsel) and may make such assumptions as are customary with commercial practices.
(ii)    Goodwin Procter LLP, tax counsel for the Company, shall have furnished to the Underwriters, at the request of the Company, a written tax opinion, dated the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Underwriters, to the effect set forth in Annex A-2 hereto.

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In rendering such opinion, Goodwin Procter LLP may reasonably rely upon representations and covenants of duly appointed officers of the Company and its subsidiaries (including, without limitation, any such representations, covenants or statements made in certificates provided by such officers to counsel) and may make such assumptions as are customary with commercial practices.
(iii)    Venable LLP, Maryland counsel for the Company, shall have furnished to the Underwriters, at the request of the Company, their written opinion, dated the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Underwriters, to the effect set forth in Annex A-3 hereto. In rendering such opinion, Venable LLP may reasonably rely upon representations and covenants of duly appointed officers of the Company and its subsidiaries (including, without limitation, any such representations, covenants or statements made in certificates provided by such officers to counsel) and may make such assumptions as are customary with commercial practices.
(h)Opinion and 10b-5 Statement of Counsel for the Underwriters. The Underwriters shall have received on and as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, an opinion and 10b-5 statement, addressed to the Underwriters, of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, counsel for the Underwriters, with respect to such matters as the Underwriters may reasonably request, and such counsel shall have received such documents and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters.
(i)No Legal Impediment to Issuance. No action shall have been taken and no statute, rule, regulation or order shall have been enacted, adopted or issued by any federal, state or foreign governmental or regulatory authority that would, as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, prevent the issuance or sale of the Shares; and no injunction or order of any federal, state or foreign court shall have been issued that would, as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, prevent the issuance or sale of the Shares.
(j)Good Standing. The Underwriters shall have received on and as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, satisfactory evidence of the good standing of the Company and the Operating Partnership in their respective jurisdictions of organization and their good standing as foreign entities in such other jurisdictions as the Underwriters may reasonably request, in each case in writing or any standard form of telecommunication, from the appropriate governmental authorities of such jurisdictions.
(k)Exchange Listing. The Shares to be delivered on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, shall have been approved for listing on the NYSE subject to official notice of issuance.
(l)Lock-up Agreements. The “lock-up” agreements, each substantially in the form of Exhibit A hereto, between you and the persons and entities listed on Annex D hereto relating to sales and certain other dispositions of shares of Stock or certain other securities, delivered to you on or before the date hereof, shall be in full force and effect on the Closing Date or Additional Closing Date, as the case may be.
(m)Additional Documents. On or prior to the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, the Company shall have furnished to the Underwriters such further certificates and documents as the Underwriters may reasonably request for the purposes of enabling them to pass upon the issuance and sale of the Shares as contemplated herein, or in order to evidence the accuracy of any of the representations and warranties, or the satisfaction of any of the conditions or agreements contained herein.

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All opinions, letters, certificates and evidence mentioned above or elsewhere in this Agreement shall be deemed to be in compliance with the provisions hereof only if they are in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to counsel for the Underwriters.
7.    Indemnification and Contribution.
(a)Indemnification of the Underwriters. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter, its affiliates, directors and officers and each person, if any, who controls such Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act, from and against any and all losses, claims, damages and liabilities (including, without limitation, reasonable out-of-pocket legal fees and other expenses incurred in connection with any suit, action or proceeding or any claim asserted, as such fees and expenses are incurred), joint or several, that arise out of, or are based upon, (i) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement or any omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, not misleading, or (ii) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto), any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or any Pricing Disclosure Package, or caused by any omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, in each case except insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities arise out of, or are based upon, any untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made in reliance upon and in conformity with any information relating to any Underwriter furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter expressly for use therein it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in subsection (b) below.
(b)Indemnification of the Company. Each Underwriter agrees, severally and not jointly, to indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its directors and officers and each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act to the same extent as the indemnity set forth in paragraph (a) above, but only with respect to any losses, claims, damages or liabilities that arise out of, or are based upon, any untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made in reliance upon and in conformity with any information relating to such Underwriter furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter expressly for use in the Registration Statement, the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto), any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or any Pricing Disclosure Package, it being understood and agreed that the only such information consists of the following paragraphs in the Preliminary Prospectus and the Prospectus: the fifth paragraph in the section entitled “Underwriting” and the second sentence of the first paragraph and the second paragraph under the heading “Price Stabilization, Short Positions” in the section entitled “Underwriting”.
(c)Notice and Procedures. If any suit, action, proceeding (including any governmental or regulatory investigation), claim or demand shall be brought or asserted against any person in respect of which indemnification may be sought pursuant to either paragraph (a) or (b) above, such person (the “Indemnified Person”) shall promptly notify the person against whom such indemnification may be sought (the “Indemnifying Person”) in writing; provided that the failure to notify the Indemnifying Person shall not relieve it from any liability that it may have under paragraph (a) or (b) above except to the extent that it has been materially prejudiced (through the forfeiture of substantive rights or defenses) by such failure; and provided, further, that the failure to notify the Indemnifying Person shall not relieve it from any liability that it may have to an Indemnified Person otherwise than under paragraph (a) or (b) above. If any such proceeding shall be brought or asserted against an Indemnified Person and it shall have notified the Indemnifying Person thereof, the Indemnifying Person shall retain counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Indemnified Person (who shall not, without the consent of the Indemnified Person (whose consent shall

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not be unreasonably withheld), be counsel to the Indemnifying Person) to represent the Indemnified Person and any others entitled to indemnification pursuant to this Section 7 that the Indemnifying Person may designate in such proceeding and shall pay the fees and expenses of such proceeding and shall pay the reasonable fees and expenses of such counsel related to such proceeding, as incurred. In any such proceeding, any Indemnified Person shall have the right to retain its own counsel, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of such Indemnified Person unless (i) the Indemnifying Person and the Indemnified Person shall have mutually agreed in writing to the contrary; (ii) the Indemnifying Person has failed within a reasonable time after notice from the Indemnified Person of commencement of such proceeding to retain counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Indemnified Person; (iii) the named parties in such proceeding (including any impleaded parties) include both the Indemnified Person and the Indemnifying Person and the Indemnified Person shall have reasonably concluded that there may be legal defenses available to it that are different from or in addition to those available to the Indemnifying Person; or (iv) the named parties in any such proceeding (including any impleaded parties) include both the Indemnifying Person and the Indemnified Person and representation of both parties by the same counsel would be inappropriate due to actual or potential differing interests between them. It is understood and agreed that the Indemnifying Person shall not, in connection with any proceeding or related proceeding in the same jurisdiction, be liable for the fees and expenses of more than one separate firm (in addition to any local counsel) for all Indemnified Persons, and that all such reasonable fees and expenses shall be paid or reimbursed as they are incurred. Any such separate counsel for any Underwriter, its affiliates, directors and officers and any control persons of such Underwriter shall be designated in writing by such Underwriter and any such separate counsel for the Company, its directors and officers and any control persons of the Company shall be designated in writing by the Company. The Indemnifying Person shall not be liable for any settlement of any proceeding effected without its written consent, but if settled with such consent or if there is a final judgment for the plaintiff, the Indemnifying Person agrees to indemnify each Indemnified Person from and against any loss or liability by reason of such settlement or judgment in accordance with the provisions of this Section 7. No Indemnifying Person shall, without the written consent of the Indemnified Person (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld), effect any settlement of any pending or threatened proceeding in respect of which any Indemnified Person is or could have been a party and indemnification could have been sought hereunder by such Indemnified Person, unless such settlement (x) includes an unconditional release of such Indemnified Person, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to such Indemnified Person, from all liability on claims that are the subject matter of such proceeding and (y) does not include any statement as to or any admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act by or on behalf of any Indemnified Person.
(d)Contribution. If the indemnification provided for in paragraph (a) or (b) above is unavailable to an Indemnified Person or insufficient in respect of any losses, claims, damages or liabilities referred to therein, then each Indemnifying Person under such paragraph, in lieu of indemnifying such Indemnified Person thereunder, shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such Indemnified Person as a result of such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (i) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other from the offering of the Shares 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) but also the relative fault of the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other in connection with the statements or omissions that resulted in such losses, claims, damages or liabilities, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other shall be deemed to be in the same respective proportions as the net proceeds (before deducting expenses payable by the Company in connection with the sale of the Shares) received by the Company from the sale of the Shares and the total underwriting discounts and commissions received by the Underwriters in connection therewith, in each case, as set forth in the table on the cover of the Prospectus, bear to the aggregate offering price of the Shares. The relative fault of the Company on the one hand and the Underwriters on the other shall be determined by reference to, among

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other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the Company or by the Underwriters and the parties' relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission.
(e)Limitation on Liability. The Company 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 that does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to in paragraph (d) above. The amount paid or payable by an Indemnified Person as a result of the losses, claims, damages and liabilities referred to in paragraph (d) above shall be deemed to include, subject to the limitations set forth above, any reasonable and documented out-of-pocket legal or other expenses incurred by such Indemnified Person in connection with any such action or claim. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 7, in no event shall an Underwriter be required to contribute any amount in excess of the amount by which the total underwriting discounts and commissions received by such Underwriter with respect to the offering of the Shares exceeds the amount of any damages that such Underwriter has otherwise been required to pay by reason of such untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission. No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation. The Underwriters' obligations to contribute pursuant to this Section 7 are several in proportion to their respective purchase obligations hereunder and not joint.
(f)Non-Exclusive Remedies. The remedies provided for in this Section 7 are not exclusive and shall not limit any rights or remedies that may otherwise be available to any Indemnified Person at law or in equity.
8.    Effectiveness of Agreement. This Agreement shall become effective as of the date first written above.
9.    Termination. This Agreement may be terminated in the absolute discretion of the Underwriters, by notice to the Company, if after the execution and delivery of this Agreement and on or prior to the Closing Date or, in the case of the Option Shares, prior to the Additional Closing Date (i) trading generally shall have been suspended or materially limited on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market; (ii) trading of any securities issued or guaranteed by the Company shall have been suspended on any exchange or in any over-the-counter market; (iii) a general moratorium on commercial banking activities shall have been declared by federal or New York State authorities; or (iv) there shall have occurred any outbreak or escalation of hostilities or any change in financial markets or any calamity or crisis, either within or outside the United States, that, in the judgment of the Underwriters, is material and adverse and makes it impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the offering, sale or delivery of the Shares on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, on the terms and in the manner contemplated by this Agreement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.
10.    Defaulting Underwriter.
(a)If, on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, any Underwriter defaults on its obligation to purchase the Shares that it has agreed to purchase hereunder on such date, the non-defaulting Underwriters may in their discretion arrange for the purchase of such Shares by other persons satisfactory to the Company on the terms contained in this Agreement. If, within 36 hours after any such default by any Underwriter, the non-defaulting Underwriters do not arrange for the purchase of such Shares, then the Company shall be entitled to a further period of 36 hours within which to procure other persons satisfactory to the non-defaulting Underwriters to purchase such Shares on such terms. If other

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persons become obligated or agree to purchase the Shares of a defaulting Underwriter, either the non‑defaulting Underwriters or the Company may postpone the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, for up to five full business days in order to effect any changes that in the opinion of counsel for the Company or counsel for the Underwriters may be necessary in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus or in any other document or arrangement, and the Company agrees to promptly prepare any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus that effects any such changes. As used in this Agreement, the term “Underwriter” includes, for all purposes of this Agreement unless the context otherwise requires, any person not listed in Schedule 1 hereto that, pursuant to this Section 10, purchases Shares that a defaulting Underwriter agreed but failed to purchase.
(b)If, after giving effect to any arrangements for the purchase of the Shares of a defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters by the non-defaulting Underwriters and by other persons satisfactory to the Company as provided in paragraph (a) above, the aggregate number of Shares that remain unpurchased on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, does not exceed one-eleventh of the aggregate number of Shares to be purchased on such date, then the Company shall have the right to require each non-defaulting Underwriter to purchase the number of Shares that such Underwriter agreed to purchase hereunder plus such Underwriter's pro rata share (based on the number of Shares that such Underwriter agreed to purchase on such date) of the Shares of such defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters for which such arrangements have not been made.
(c)If, after giving effect to any arrangements for the purchase of the Shares of a defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters by the non-defaulting Underwriters and by other persons satisfactory to the Company as provided in paragraph (a) above, the aggregate number of Shares that remain unpurchased on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, exceeds one-eleventh of the aggregate number of Shares to be purchased on such date, or if the Company shall not exercise the right described in paragraph (b) above, then this Agreement or, with respect to any Additional Closing Date, the obligation of the Underwriters to purchase Shares on the Additional Closing Date shall terminate without liability on the part of the non-defaulting Underwriters. Any termination of this Agreement pursuant to this Section 10 shall be without liability on the part of the Company, except that the Company will continue to be liable for the payment of expenses as set forth in Section 11 hereof and except that the provisions of Section 7 hereof shall not terminate and shall remain in effect.
(d)Nothing contained herein shall relieve a defaulting Underwriter of any liability it may have to the Company or any non-defaulting Underwriter for damages caused by its default.
11.    Payment of Expenses.
(a)Whether or not the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are consummated or this Agreement is terminated, the Company agrees to pay or cause to be paid all costs and expenses incident to the performance of its obligations hereunder, including without limitation, (i) the costs incident to the authorization, issuance, sale, preparation and delivery of the Shares and any taxes payable in that connection; (ii) the costs incident to the preparation, printing and filing under the Securities Act of the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, any Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus (including all exhibits, amendments and supplements thereto) and the distribution thereof; (iii) the fees and expenses of the Company’s counsel and independent accountants; (iv) the fees and expenses incurred in connection with the registration or qualification and determination of eligibility for investment of the Shares under the laws of such jurisdictions as the Underwriters may designate (including the related fees and expenses of counsel for the Underwriters in an amount not to exceed $10,000); (v) the fees and expenses of any transfer agent and any registrar; (vi) all expenses and application fees incurred in connection with any filing with, and clearance of the offering by FINRA; and

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(vii) all expenses incurred by the Company in connection with any “road show” presentation to potential investors provided that private aircraft travel expenses, if any, incurred in connection with such “road show” and other meetings shall be allocated 50% to the Company, on one hand, and 50% to the Underwriters on the other hand, and the Company, on the one hand, and the Underwriters in the aggregate (but severally as to their portion) on the other hand, shall each pay their own expenses for all other travel expenses. Except as provided in Section 7 and in this Section 11, the Underwriters shall pay their own expenses, including the fees and disbursements of their counsel.
(b)If (i) this Agreement is terminated pursuant to Section 9, (ii) the Company for any reason fails to tender the Shares for delivery to the Underwriters or (iii) the Underwriters decline to purchase the Shares for any reason permitted under this Agreement, the Company agrees to reimburse the Underwriters for all documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses (including the fees and expenses of their counsel) reasonably incurred by the Underwriters in connection with this Agreement and the offering contemplated hereby; provided that in the case of any failure specified in clause (ii) above caused solely by reason of a default by one or more Underwriters of their obligations hereunder after all conditions hereunder have been satisfied in accordance herewith, the Company shall have no obligation to reimburse any such defaulting Underwriters for any such out-of-pocket costs and expenses.
12.    Persons Entitled to Benefit of Agreement. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors and the officers and directors and any controlling persons referred to herein, and the affiliates of each Underwriter referred to in Section 7 hereof. Nothing in this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to give any other person any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Agreement or any provision contained herein. No purchaser of Shares from any Underwriter shall be deemed to be a successor merely by reason of such purchase.
13.    Survival. The respective indemnities, rights of contribution, representations, warranties and agreements of the Company and the Underwriters contained in this Agreement or made by or on behalf of the Company or the Underwriters pursuant to this Agreement or any certificate delivered pursuant hereto shall survive the delivery of and payment for the Shares and shall remain in full force and effect, regardless of any termination of this Agreement or any investigation made by or on behalf of the Company or the Underwriters.
14.    Certain Defined Terms. For purposes of this Agreement, (a) except where otherwise expressly provided, the term "affiliate" has the meaning set forth in Rule 405 under the Securities Act; (b) the term "business day" means any day other than a day on which banks are permitted or required to be closed in New York City; and (c) the term "subsidiary" has the meaning set forth in Rule 405 under the Securities Act.
15.    Compliance with USA Patriot Act. In accordance with the requirements of the USA Patriot Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)), the Underwriters are required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies their respective clients, including the Company, which information may include the name and address of their respective clients, as well as other information that will allow the Underwriters to properly identify their respective clients.
16.    Miscellaneous.
(a)Notices. All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if mailed or transmitted and confirmed by any standard form of telecommunication. Notices to the Underwriters shall be given to: (i) if to Citigroup Global Markets Inc., at Citigroup Global Markets Inc., 388 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10013; Attention: General Counsel; (ii) if to Barclays Capital Inc., at Barclays Capital Inc., 745 Seventh Avenue, New York, New

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York 10019; Attention: Syndicate Registration; and (iii) if to Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, at Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 1585 Broadway, New York, New York 10036; Attention: Equity Syndicate Desk. Notices to the Company shall be given to them at VEREIT, Inc., 2325 E. Camelback Road, 9th Floor, Phoenix, AZ, Attention: General Counsel; with a copy to Goodwin Procter LLP, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018, Attention: Gilbert G. Menna and David H. Roberts.
(b)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.
(c)Submission to Jurisdiction. Each of the parties hereto submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the U.S. federal and New York state courts in the Borough of Manhattan in The City of New York in any suit or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby. Each of the parties hereto waives any objection which it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any such suit or proceeding in such courts. Each of the parties hereto agrees that final judgment in any such suit, action or proceeding brought in such court shall be conclusive and binding upon the applicable party hereto and may be enforced in any court to the jurisdiction of which the applicable part hereto is subject by a suit upon such judgment.
(d)Waiver of Jury Trial. Each of the parties hereto hereby waives any right to trial by jury in any suit or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.
(e)Counterparts. This Agreement may be signed in counterparts (which may include counterparts delivered by any standard form of telecommunication), each of which shall be an original and all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
(f)Amendments or Waivers. No amendment or waiver of any provision of this Agreement, nor any consent or approval to any departure therefrom, shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be in writing and signed by the parties hereto.
(g)Headings. The headings herein are included for convenience of reference only and are not intended to be part of, or to affect the meaning or interpretation of, this Agreement.
17.    Recognition of the U.S. Special Resolution Regimes.
In the event that any Underwriter that is a Covered Entity becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, the transfer from such Underwriter of this Agreement, and any interest and obligation in or under this Agreement, will be effective to the same extent as the transfer would be effective under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement, and any such interest and obligation, were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.
In the event that any Underwriter that is a Covered Entity or a BHC Act Affiliate of such Underwriter becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights under this Agreement that may be exercised against such Underwriter are permitted to be exercised to no greater extent than such Default Rights could be exercised under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if this Agreement were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.
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BHC Act Affiliate” has the meaning assigned to the term “affiliate” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. § 1841(k).
Covered Entity” means any of the following:
(i) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b);
(ii) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b); or
(iii) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).
Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.
U.S. Special Resolution Regime” means each of (i) the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder and (ii) Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

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If the foregoing is in accordance with your understanding, please indicate your acceptance of this Agreement by signing in the space provided below.
Very truly yours,
            

VEREIT, INC.



By /s/ Michael J. Bartolotta
Name: Michael J. Bartolotta
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer



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Accepted: As of the date first written above

CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS INC.

By /s/ Paul J. Ingrassia
Name: Paul J. Ingrassia
Title: Vice Chairman/Managing Director Real Estate & Lodging Group


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BARCLAYS CAPITAL INC.

By /s/ Victoria Hale
Name: Victoria Hale
Title: Vice President




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MORGAN STANLEY & CO. LLC

By /s/ Jon Sierant
Name: Jon Sierant
Title: Executive Director

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Schedule 1




Underwriters
Number of Shares
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
27,333,334
Barclays Capital Inc.
27,333,333
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
27,333,333
 
 
Total   
82,000,000
 
 



    




Schedule 2

Significant Subsidiaries
Equity Fund Advisors, LLC, an Arizona limited liability company
VEREIT Real Estate, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership



    




Annex A-1


Form of Opinion and Negative Assurance Letter of Goodwin Procter LLP




    




Annex A-2


Form of Tax Opinion of Goodwin Procter LLP






Annex A-3


Form of Opinion of Venable LLP



    




Annex B

None.





Annex C


1.
The price per Share to the public is: Variable price offering on an investor-by-investor basis.
2.
The number of Shares purchased by the Underwriters is 82,000,000.
3.
The Company has granted an option to the Underwriters to purchase 12,300,000 Option Shares.



    




Annex D

Persons and Entities Subject to Lock-Up Agreements


Glenn J. Rufrano
Michael J. Bartolotta
Gavin B. Brandon
Lauren Goldberg
Paul H. McDowell
Thomas W. Roberts
Hugh R. Frater
David B. Henry
Mark S. Ordan
Eugene A. Pinover
Julie G. Richardson
Mary Hogan Preusse
Richard J. Lieb





    


Exhibit A

FORM OF LOCK-UP AGREEMENT
September __, 2019
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
388 Greenwich Street
New York, New York 10013

Barclays Capital Inc.
745 Seventh Avenue
New York, New York 10019

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
1585 Broadway
New York, New York 10036

Re:    VEREIT, INC. — Public Offering
Ladies and Gentlemen:
The undersigned understands that you (each, an “Underwriter” and collectively, the “Underwriters”), propose to enter into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with VEREIT, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), providing for the public offering (the “Public Offering”) by the Underwriters of common stock of the Company (the “Securities”). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings set forth in the Underwriting Agreement.
In consideration of the Underwriters’ agreement to purchase and make the Public Offering of the Securities, and for other good and valuable consideration receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby agrees that, without the prior written consent of each of the Underwriters, the undersigned will not, during the period ending 45 days after the date of the prospectus relating to the Public Offering (the “Prospectus”), (1) offer, pledge, publicly announce the intention to sell, 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, or otherwise transfer or dispose of, directly or indirectly, any shares of Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share, of the Company (the “Common Stock”) or any securities convertible into or exercisable, redeemable or exchangeable for Common Stock (including without limitation, Common Stock or such other securities which may be deemed to be beneficially owned by the undersigned in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and securities which may be issued upon exercise of a stock option or warrant), (2) enter into any swap or other agreement that transfers, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of the Common Stock or such other securities, whether any such transaction described in clause (1) or (2) above is to be settled by delivery of Common Stock or such other securities, in cash or otherwise or (3) make any demand for or exercise any right with respect to the registration of any shares of Common Stock or any security convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Common Stock, in each case other than: (A) the Securities to be sold by the undersigned pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement; (B) transfers of shares of Common Stock as a bona fide gift or gifts; (C) transfers of shares of Common Stock to an immediate family member of the undersigned or any trust or other entity for the direct or indirect benefit of the undersigned or the immediate family of the undersigned; (D) distributions of shares of Common Stock to members or stockholders of the undersigned; provided that in the case of any transfer or distribution pursuant to clause (B), (C) or (D), each donee or distributee shall execute and deliver to the Underwriters a lock-up letter in the form of this paragraph; and provided, further, that in the case of any





transfer or distribution pursuant to clause (B), (C) or (D), no filing by any party (donor, donee, transferor or transferee) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or other public announcement shall be required or shall be made voluntarily in connection with such transfer or distribution (other than a filing on a Form 5, Schedule 13D or Schedule 13G (or 13D-A or 13G-A) made after the expiration of the 45-day period referred to above); (E) the transfer of any shares of Common Stock (or any security convertible into Common Stock) to the Company upon a vesting event of the Company’s securities or upon the exercise of options to purchase the Company’s securities, in each case on a “cashless” or “net exercise” basis or to cover tax withholding obligations of the undersigned in connection with such vesting or exercise, provided that any filing made under Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act with respect to such transfer shall specify that such transfer was made on a “cashless” or “net exercise” basis or to cover such tax withholding obligations of the undersigned; and (F) transfers or sales of Common Stock by operation of law, such as pursuant to a domestic relations order or in connection with a divorce settlement. For purposes of this Letter Agreement, “immediate family” shall mean any relationship by blood, marriage or adoption not more remote than first cousin.
In furtherance of the foregoing, the Company, and any duly appointed transfer agent for the registration or transfer of the securities described herein, are hereby authorized to decline to make any transfer of securities if such transfer would constitute a violation or breach of this Letter Agreement.
The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that the undersigned has full power and authority to enter into this Letter Agreement. All authority herein conferred or agreed to be conferred and any obligations of the undersigned shall be binding upon the successors, assigns, heirs or personal representatives of the undersigned.
The undersigned understands that, if the Underwriting Agreement does not become effective, or if the Underwriting Agreement (other than the provisions thereof which survive termination) shall terminate or be terminated prior to payment for and delivery of the Common Stock to be sold thereunder, the undersigned shall be released from, all obligations under this Letter Agreement. The undersigned understands that the Underwriters are entering into the Underwriting Agreement and proceeding with the Public Offering in reliance upon this Letter Agreement.




    




This Letter Agreement and any claim, controversy or dispute arising under or related to this Letter Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof.


Very truly yours,

By:            
    Name:
    


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Section 3: EX-5.1 (EXHIBIT 5.1)

Exhibit
Exhibit 5.1


[LETTERHEAD OF VENABLE LLP]



September 26, 2019

VEREIT, Inc.
2325 East Camelback Road, 9th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Re:    Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-230883)

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have served as Maryland counsel to VEREIT, Inc., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), in connection with certain matters of Maryland law arising out of the sale and issuance of up to 94,300,000 shares (the “Shares”) of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (including up to 12,300,000 Shares which the underwriters in the Offering (as defined herein) have the option to purchase), covered by the above-referenced Registration Statement, and all amendments thereto (the “Registration Statement”), filed by the Company and VEREIT Operating Partnership, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”). The Shares are to be issued in an underwritten public offering (the “Offering”) pursuant to an Underwriting Agreement, dated September 23, 2019 (the “Underwriting Agreement”), by and among the Company and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Barclays Capital Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as underwriters.

In connection with our representation of the Company, and as a basis for the opinion hereinafter set forth, we have examined originals, or copies certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of the following documents (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Documents”):

1.    The Registration Statement;

2.    The Prospectus, dated April 15, 2019, as supplemented by a Prospectus Supplement, dated September 23, 2019 (the “Prospectus Supplement”), filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the General Rules and Regulations promulgated under the 1933 Act;

3.    The charter of the Company (the “Charter”), certified by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland (the “SDAT”);
4.    The Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company, certified as of the date hereof by an officer of the Company;



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5.    A certificate of the SDAT as to the good standing of the Company, dated as of a recent date;
6.    Resolutions adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company relating to, among other matters, the authorization of the sale, issuance and registration of the Shares (the “Resolutions”), certified as of the date hereof by an officer of the Company;

7.    The Underwriting Agreement;
8.    A certificate executed by an officer of the Company, dated as of the date hereof; and

9.    Such other documents and matters as we have deemed necessary or appropriate to express the opinion set forth below, subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications stated herein.

In expressing the opinion set forth below, we have assumed the following:

1.    Each individual executing any of the Documents, whether on behalf of such individual or another person, is legally competent to do so.

2.    Each individual executing any of the Documents on behalf of a party (other than the Company) is duly authorized to do so.

3.    Each of the parties (other than the Company) executing any of the Documents has duly and validly executed and delivered each of the Documents to which such party is a signatory, and such party’s obligations set forth therein are legal, valid and binding and are enforceable in accordance with all stated terms.

4.    All Documents submitted to us as originals are authentic. The form and content of all Documents submitted to us as unexecuted drafts do not differ in any respect relevant to this opinion from the form and content of such Documents as executed and delivered. All Documents submitted to us as certified or photostatic copies conform to the original documents. All signatures on all Documents are genuine. All public records reviewed or relied upon by us or on our behalf are true and complete. All representations, warranties, statements and information contained in the Documents are true and complete. There has been no oral or written modification of or amendment to any of the Documents, and there has been no waiver of any provision of any of the Documents, by action or omission of the parties or otherwise.



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5.    The Shares will not be issued in violation of any restriction or limitation contained in Section 4.07 of Article 4 of the Charter.
Based upon the foregoing, and subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications stated herein, it is our opinion that:
1.    The Company is a corporation duly incorporated and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Maryland and is in good standing with the SDAT.

2.    The issuance of the Shares has been duly authorized and, when and to the extent issued against payment therefor in accordance with the Registration Statement, the Prospectus Supplement, the Resolutions and the Underwriting Agreement, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

The foregoing opinion is limited to the laws of the State of Maryland and we do not express any opinion herein concerning federal law or the laws of any other state. We express no opinion as to the applicability or effect of any federal or state securities laws, including the securities laws of the State of Maryland, or as to federal or state laws regarding fraudulent transfers. To the extent that any matter as to which our opinion is expressed herein would be governed by the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Maryland, we do not express any opinion on such matter. The opinion expressed herein is subject to the effect of judicial decisions which may permit the introduction of parol evidence to modify the terms or the interpretation of agreements.

The opinion expressed herein is limited to the matters specifically set forth herein and no other opinion shall be inferred beyond the matters expressly stated. We assume no obligation to supplement this opinion if any applicable law changes after the date hereof or if we become aware of any fact that might change the opinion expressed herein after the date hereof.
This opinion is being furnished to you for submission to the Commission as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K relating to the Offering (the “Current Report”), which is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement. We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Current Report and the said incorporation by reference and to the use of the name of our firm therein. In giving this consent, we do not admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required by Section 7 of the 1933 Act.
Very truly yours,    
            
/s/ Venable LLP        


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