We are offering 5,000,000 shares of our 7.00% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $.001 per share, which we refer to in this prospectus supplement as our Series A Preferred Stock.
We will pay cumulative dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock from, and including, the date of original issue at a rate of 7.00% per annum of the $25.00 liquidation preference per share (equivalent to the annual rate of $1.75 per share). Dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock will be payable quarterly in arrears on or about the last day of March, June, September and December (or, if not a business day, the next succeeding business day) of each year, each such date a “Dividend Payment Date”, commencing on April 1, 2013 (as March 31, 2013 is not a business day) and will accrue from, and including, the original issue date to, but excluding, March 31, 2013 in the amount of approximately $0.4861 per share.
Generally, we are not permitted to redeem the Series A Preferred Stock prior to December 20, 2017, except in limited circumstances relating to our ability to qualify as a real estate investment trust, or REIT. On or after December 20, 2017, we may, at our option, redeem the Series A Preferred Stock, in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time, for cash at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus all accrued and unpaid dividends on such Series A Preferred Stock up to, but excluding, the redemption date. The Series A Preferred Stock has no stated maturity date and is not subject to mandatory redemption or any sinking fund. Holders of shares of the Series A Preferred Stock will generally have no voting rights, except for limited voting rights if we fail to pay dividends for six or more quarterly periods (whether or not consecutive) and in certain other circumstances.