SELECT INCOME REIT (NASDAQ:SIR) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

SELECT INCOME REIT (NASDAQ:SIR) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

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Our wholly owned subsidiary,Industrial Logistics Properties Trust, or ILPT, has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, for the initial public offering, or the IPO, of its common shares of beneficial interest. In connection with the IPO, we contributed certain properties to ILPT and ILPT issued to us a non-interest bearing demand note for $750 million, or the Demand Note. On December29, 2017,ILPT entered into a credit agreement, or the ILPT credit agreement, with Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent, collateral agent and a lender, and a syndicate of other lenders, that provides for a secured revolving credit facility, or the ILPT credit facility, with initial credit commitments of $750 million. On December29, 2017,ILPT borrowed the entire $750 million available under the ILPT credit facility and repaid to us the entire $750 million outstanding principal amount under the Demand Note. We applied the proceeds of that repayment to repay amounts outstanding under our $750 million unsecured revolving credit facility and intend to use the remainder to fund the previously announced redemption of our 2.85% senior notes due 2018 and for general business purposes, which may include the prepayment of additional debt. Borrowings under the ILPT credit facility after a Qualified IPO, as defined below, are available for ILPT’s general business purposes, including acquisitions.

The maturity date of the ILPT credit facility is March29, 2018, which may be extended to December29, 2021 subject to ILPT’s completion of an initial public offering with gross proceeds of at least $250 million, or a Qualified IPO, and satisfaction of other conditions. ILPT also has the option to extend the maturity date of the ILPT credit facility for two six month periods, subject to payment of extension fees and satisfaction of other conditions. Interest on borrowings under the ILPT credit facility will be calculated at floating rates based on LIBOR plus a premium that will vary based on ILPT’s leverage ratio. If ILPT later achieves an investment grade credit rating,ILPT will then be able to elect to continue to have the interest premium based on its leverage ratio or it may instead elect to have the interest premium based on ILPT’s credit rating, or a ratings election. ILPT is required to pay a commitment fee on the unused portion of the ILPT credit facility until and if such time as it makes a ratings election, and thereafter ILPT will be required to pay a facility fee in lieu of such commitment fee based on the maximum amount of the ILPT credit facility. ILPT may borrow, repay and reborrow funds under the ILPT credit facility until maturity, and no principal repayment is due until maturity. The ILPT credit agreement also includes a feature under which the maximum borrowing availability under the ILPT credit facility may be increased to up to $1.5 billion in certain circumstances.

The ILPT credit facility provides for acceleration of payment of all amounts outstanding upon the occurrence and continuation of certain events of default, including a change of control of ILPT (which includes The RMR Group LLC ceasing to act as ILPT’s sole business and property manager). The ILPT credit agreement contains a number of financial and other covenants, including covenants that require ILPT to maintain a minimum net worth, restrict ILPT’s ability to incur debts in excess of calculated amounts or to make distributions under certain circumstances, and require ILPT to maintain other specified financial ratios.

Substantially all of ILPT’s subsidiaries, or the subsidiary guarantors, have guaranteed all loans and other obligations under the ILPT credit facility. Each of the subsidiary guarantors owns one or more properties. These guarantees will be released subject to ILPT achieving an investment grade credit rating and satisfaction of other conditions.

On December29, 2017, we and ILPT also entered into a pledge agreement in favor of Citibank, N.A., in its capacity as collateral agent, or the pledge agreement. to the pledge agreement, we have pledged all our shares of ILPT and ILPT has pledged all its equity interests in the subsidiary guarantors as collateral for all loans and other obligations under the ILPT credit facility, which collateral will be released upon completion of a Qualified IPO and satisfaction of other conditions.

Prior to ILPT’s entry into the ILPT credit agreement, on December14, 2017, we amended the agreement governing our $750 million unsecured revolving credit facility and our $350 million unsecured term loan with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent and a lender, and syndicates of other lenders, to permit for the entry of the ILPT credit facility and to modify certain covenants and defined terms.

Citibank, N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and the other lenders party to the ILPT credit agreement and the amendment to our revolving credit facility and our term loan, as well as their affiliates, have engaged in, and may in the future engage in, investment banking, commercial banking, advisory and other dealings in the ordinary course of business with us. They have received, and may in the future receive, customary fees and commissions for these engagements.

The foregoing descriptions of the ILPT credit agreement, the pledge agreement and the amendment to our credit agreement are not complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of those agreements, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.

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

The information contained in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form8-K is incorporated into this Item 2.03 by reference.

WARNING CONCERNING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

THIS CURRENT REPORT ON FORM8-K CONTAINS STATEMENTS THAT CONSTITUTE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORMACT OF 1995 AND OTHER SECURITIES LAWS.ALSO, WHENEVER WE USE WORDS SUCH AS “BELIEVE”, “EXPECT”, “ANTICIPATE”, “INTEND”, “PLAN”, “ESTIMATE”, “WILL”, “MAY” AND NEGATIVES OR DERIVATIVES OF THESE OR SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS, WE ARE MAKING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS.THESE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED UPON OUR PRESENT INTENT, BELIEFS OR EXPECTATIONS, BUT FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO OCCUR AND MAYNOT OCCUR.ACTUAL RESULTS MAYDIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN OR IMPLIED BY OUR FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AS A RESULT OF VARIOUS FACTORS. FOR EXAMPLE:

· ILPT’S RIGHT TO EXTEND THE MATURITY DATE OF THE ILPT CREDIT FACILITY FROM MARCH29, 2018 TO DECEMBER 29, 2021, OUR RIGHT TO OBTAIN A RELEASE OF OUR SHARES OF ILPT THAT WE HAVE PLEDGED TO SECURE THE ILPT CREDIT FACILITY AND ILPT’S RIGHT TO OBTAIN A RELEASE OF ITS EQUITY INTERESTS IN THE SUBSIDIARY GUARANTORS ARE EACH SUBJECT TO THE COMPLETION OF A QUALIFIED IPO AND SATISFACTION OF OTHER CONDITIONS; HOWEVER, THE IPO MAYNOT BE COMPLETED OR RAISE SUFFICIENT PROCEEDS TO BE A QUALIFIED IPO OR OTHER CONDITIONS MAYNOT BE MET,

· ILPT’S RIGHT TO OBTAIN A RELEASE OF THE GUARANTEES BY THE SUBSIDIARY GUARANTORS OF ALL LOANS AND OTHER OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE ILPT CREDIT FACILITY IS SUBJECT TO ILPT ACHIEVING AN INVESTMENT GRADE CREDIT RATING AND SATISFACTION OF OTHER CONDITIONS; HOWEVER,ILPT MAYNOT ACHIEVE AN INVESTMENT GRADE CREDIT RATING OR OTHER CONDITIONS MAYNOT BE MET,

· ILPT’S OPTIONS TO EXTEND THE MATURITY DATE OF THE ILPT CREDIT FACILITY FOR TWO SIX MONTH PERIODS ARE SUBJECT TO PAYMENT OF EXTENSION FEES AND SATISFACTION OF OTHER CONDITIONS WHICH MAYNOT BE MET,

· THE MAXIMUM BORROWING AVAILABILITY UNDER THE ILPT CREDIT FACILITY MAYBE INCREASED UP TO $1.5 BILLION IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; HOWEVER,INCREASING THE MAXIMUM BORROWING AVAILABILITY UNDER THE ILPT CREDIT FACILITY IS SUBJECT TO ILPT’S OBTAINING ADDITIONAL COMMITMENTS FROM LENDERS, WHICH MAYNOT OCCUR,

· THE AVAILABILITY OF BORROWINGS UNDER THE ILPT CREDIT FACILITY IS SUBJECT TO ILPT’S SATISFYING CERTAIN FINANCIAL COVENANTS AND OTHER CONDITIONS THAT ILPT MAYBE UNABLE TO SATISFY,

· ACTUAL COSTS UNDER THE ILPT CREDIT FACILITY WILL BE HIGHER THAN LIBOR PLUS A PREMIUM BECAUSE OF FEES AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ILPT CREDIT FACILITY,

· THE PREMIUMS USED TO DETERMINE THE INTEREST RATE PAYABLE ON THE ILPT CREDIT FACILITY ARE CURRENTLY BASED ON ILPT’S LEVERAGE RATIO; FUTURE CHANGES IN ILPT’S LEVERAGE RATIO MAYCAUSE THE INTEREST ILPT PAYS TO INCREASE,

· ILPT’S RIGHT TO ELECT TO HAVE INTEREST PAYABLE UNDER THE ILPT CREDIT FACILITY CALCULATED AS LIBOR PLUS A PREMIUM BASED ON ILPT’S CREDIT RATING IS SUBJECT TO ILPT OBTAINING AN INVESTMENT GRADE CREDIT RATING, WHICH ILPT MAYNOT OBTAIN, AND

·WE EXPECT TO REDEEM OUR OUTSTANDING 2.85% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2018, AND WE INTEND TO APPLY THE PROCEEDS OF THE REPAYMENT OF THE DEMAND NOTE TO REDUCE AMOUNTS OUTSTANDING UNDER OUR REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY, TO FUND THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED REDEMPTION OF OUR 2.85% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2018 AND FOR GENERAL BUSINESS PURPOSES, WHICH MAYINCLUDE THE PREPAYMENT OF ADDITIONAL DEBT; HOWEVER,IF PRESENTLY UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES OCCUR, THE EXPECTED REDEMPTION OF OUR 2.85% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2018 MAYBE DELAYED OR MAYNOT OCCUR AND THE INTENDED USE OF THE PROCEEDS MAYCHANGE.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OUR FILINGS WITH THE SEC,INCLUDING UNDER “RISK FACTORS” IN OUR PERIODIC REPORTS, OR INCORPORATED THEREIN,IDENTIFIES OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE OUR ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE STATED IN OR IMPLIED BY OUR FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS.OUR FILINGS WITH THE SEC ARE AVAILABLE ON THE SEC’S WEBSITE AT WWW.SEC.GOV.

YOU SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE UPON FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS.

EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW, WE DO NOT INTEND TO UPDATE OR CHANGE ANY FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AS A RESULT OF NEW INFORMATION, FUTURE EVENTS OR OTHERWISE.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

10.1

Credit Agreement, dated December29, 2017, among Industrial Logistics Properties Trust, Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent, and each of the other financial institutions initially a signatory thereto.

10.2

Pledge Agreement, dated December29, 2017, by Select Income REIT and Industrial Logistics Properties Trust, in favor of Citibank, N.A., in its capacity as collateral agent for the lenders under that certain Credit Agreement dated December29, 2017.


SELECT INCOME REIT Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 a17-29023_1ex10d1.htm EX-10.1 Exhibit 10.1   EXECUTION VERSION   CREDIT AGREEMENT   Dated as of December 29,…
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About SELECT INCOME REIT (NASDAQ:SIR)

Select Income REIT is a real estate investment trust. The Company primarily owns single tenant, net leased properties. The Company’s segment is the ownership of properties that include buildings and leased industrial lands that are primarily net leased to single tenants. The Company owns approximately 120 properties with over 44.7 million rentable square feet. The Company’s properties include approximately 110 office and industrial properties with over 26.9 million square feet located in approximately 30 states across the mainland United States (Mainland Properties), and over 10 properties located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii (Hawaii Properties), with approximately 17.8 million rentable square feet that are primarily leased to industrial and commercial tenants. The Company’s properties’ locations include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.

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