SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 19, 2010
BOSTON PROPERTIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
800 Boylston Street, Suite 1900, Boston, Massachusetts 02199-8103
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On April 8, 2010, Boston Properties, Inc.s operating partnership, Boston Properties Limited Partnership (the Company), entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with Banc of America Securities LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, as managers of the several underwriters named in Schedule II thereto, in connection with the public offering by the Company of $700 million aggregate principal amount of the Companys 5.625% Senior Notes due 2020 (the Notes).
On April 19, 2010, the Company completed the issuance and sale of the Notes. The net proceeds to the Company from the sale of the Notes, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated transaction expenses, are estimated to be approximately $693.5 million. The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering for general business purposes, which may include investment opportunities and debt reduction.
The Notes were issued under the Indenture, dated as of December 13, 2002, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., formerly known as The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., as supplemented by Supplemental Indenture No. 9 (Supplemental Indenture No. 9) dated as of April 19, 2010.
The offer and sale of the Notes were registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-155307-01) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). The material terms of the Notes are described in a prospectus supplement filed by the Company with the Commission on April 9, 2010 pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) under the Securities Act.
Copies of the Supplemental Indenture No. 9 and the form of the Notes are filed herewith as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2, respectively, and incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Description of Exhibits
|4.1||Supplemental Indenture No. 9, dated as of April 19, 2010, between Boston Properties Limited Partnership and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K of Boston Properties Limited Partnership filed on April 19, 2010).|
|4.2||Form of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2020 (attached as Exhibit A to Supplemental Indenture No. 9 filed as Exhibit 4.1 hereto) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Current Report on Form 8-K of Boston Properties Limited Partnership filed on April 19, 2010).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|BOSTON PROPERTIES, INC.|
|Date: April 19, 2010||By:|| |
/s/ Michael E. LaBelle
|Name:||Michael E. LaBelle|
|Title:||Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer|