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): November 9, 2012
Cole Credit Property Trust, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
2325 East Camelback Road, Suite 1100, Phoenix, Arizona 85016
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Item 5.03 Amendment to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
Effective November 9, 2012, Article II, Section 2 of the Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Bylaws”) of Cole Credit Property Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) was amended to provide that the annual meeting of the stockholders for the election of the directors and the transaction of any business within the powers of the Company shall be held on a date and at the time set by the board of directors. This section of the Bylaws previously provided that the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders was required to be held in the month of May each year. A copy of the amendment is attached as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.03.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Description of Exhibit
Amendment to Amended and Restated Bylaws dated November 9, 2012.
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.
Dated: November 13, 2012
COLE CREDIT PROPERTY TRUST, INC.
/s/ Simon J. Misselbrook
Simon J. Misselbrook
Senior Vice President of Accounting
Principal Accounting Officer