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|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On February 16, 2021, W. P. Carey Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Barclays Capital Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters listed in Schedule 1 to the Underwriting Agreement (collectively, the “Underwriters”), in connection with the public offering (the “Offering”) by the Company of $425 million aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 2.250% Senior Notes due 2033 (the “Senior Notes”). The closing of the Offering is expected to occur on February 25, 2021. The terms of the Senior Notes are governed by an indenture, dated as of March 14, 2014, between the Company and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee, as supplemented and amended by a supplemental indenture thereto, to be dated as of February 25, 2021 establishing the terms of the Senior Notes.
The Senior Notes are being issued pursuant to (i) the Company’s automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3ASR (Registration No. 333-233159), including the related prospectus dated August 9, 2019; and (ii) a final prospectus supplement relating to the Senior Notes, dated as of February 16, 2021.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to prepay secured debt and associated prepayment penalties and repay borrowings outstanding under its unsecured revolving credit facility.
The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the Company, as well as certain customary indemnification provisions with respect to the Company and the Underwriters relating to certain losses or damages arising out of or in connection with the consummation of the Offering.
The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, which is being filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On February 16, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Senior Notes. The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the pricing press release, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|1.1||Underwriting Agreement, dated February 16, 2021, by and among W. P. Carey Inc., and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Barclays Capital Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters listed in Schedule 1 thereto.|
|99.1||Pricing Press Release, dated February 16, 2021, issued by W. P. Carey Inc.|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|W. P. Carey Inc.|
|Date: February 18, 2021||By:||/s/ ToniAnn Sanzone|
|Chief Financial Officer|