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): October 11, 2016



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of


File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


385 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite 299



Pasadena, California



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (626) 578-0777





(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 8.01                                           Other Events


On October 11, 2016, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Distribution Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Goldman, Sachs & Co., Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Evercore Group L.L.C., Mizuho Securities USA Inc., MUFG Securities Americas Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC and TD Securities (USA) LLC (together, the “Sales Agents”).  Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company may issue and sell, from time to time through the Sales Agents, shares of common stock, par value $.01 per share, having an aggregate offering price of up to $600,000,000 (the “Shares”).  The Sales Agents will act as the Company’s agents in connection with any offerings of the Shares under the Agreement.


The Shares may be offered in one or more selling periods, none of which will exceed 20 consecutive trading days.  The sales, if any, of Shares made under the Agreement will be made in “at the market” offerings as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, including sales made directly on the New York Stock Exchange, the existing trading market for the Company’s common stock, or sales made to or through a market maker or through an electronic communications network.  In addition, the Shares may be offered and sold by such other methods, including privately negotiated transactions, as the Company and the applicable Sales Agent may agree to in writing.  The Company shall specify to the applicable Sales Agent (i) the aggregate selling price of the Shares to be sold during a selling period and (ii) the minimum price below which such Sales Agent shall not sell Shares during a selling period.  The Agreement provides that each Sales Agent will be entitled to compensation of up to 1.5% of the gross sales price per share for any of the Shares sold under the Agreement. The Company or the applicable Sales Agent may suspend the offering of the shares of common stock at any time upon proper notice to the other party, upon which the selling period will immediately terminate.


The Shares will be issued pursuant to the Company’s automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-207762) and a prospectus supplement of the Company, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 3, 2015 and October 11, 2016, respectively.


The description of the Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Agreement filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01                                           Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)                                 Exhibits


1.1                               Distribution Agreement, dated October 11, 2016, among Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Evercore Group L.L.C., MUFG Securities Americas Inc., Mizuho Securities USA Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC and TD Securities (USA) LLC


5.1                               Opinion of Venable LLP


8.1                               Tax Opinion of Morrison & Foerster LLP


23.1                        Consent of Venable LLP (included in opinion filed as Exhibit 5.1)


23.2                        Consent of Morrison & Foerster LLP (included in opinion filed as Exhibit 8.1)






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.







Date: October 11, 2016


/s/ Dean A. Shigenaga



Dean A. Shigenaga



Chief Financial Officer