UNITED STATES 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): March 3, 2014
W. P. CAREY INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 492-1100
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ITEM 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On March 3, 2014, W. P. Carey Inc. (“W. P. Carey”) issued an earnings release announcing its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. A copy of the earnings release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
The information furnished pursuant to this “Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition,” including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that Section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), or the Exchange Act.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March 3, 2014, W. P. Carey made available certain supplemental unaudited financial information at December 31, 2013, including its earnings release for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, which had been previously released. A copy of this supplemental information is attached as Exhibit 99.2.
The information furnished pursuant to this “Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure,” including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into our filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), or the Exchange Act.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1 Earnings release of the registrant for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013.
Exhibit 99.2 Supplemental information of the registrant at December 31, 2013.
Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements:
Certain of the matters discussed in this communication constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Act and the Exchange Act, both as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding the intent, belief or expectations of W. P. Carey and can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “assume,” “outlook,” “seek,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “forecast” and other comparable terms. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the benefits of the CPA®:16 Merger, annualized dividends, funds from operations coverage, integration plans and expected synergies, and anticipated future financial and operating performance and results, including estimates of growth. These statements are based on the current expectations of the management of W. P. Carey. It is important to note that the actual results of W. P. Carey could be materially different from those projected in such forward-looking statements. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could also have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of W. P. Carey. Discussions of some of these other important factors and assumptions are contained in W. P. Carey’s filings with the SEC and are available at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov, including Item 1A. Risk Factors in W. P. Carey’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 as filed with the SEC on March 3, 2014. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this communication may not occur. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication, unless noted otherwise. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC, W. P. Carey does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to the forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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, thereunto duly authorized.
W. P. Carey Inc.
March 3, 2014
By: /s/ Catherine D. Rice
Catherine D. Rice
Chief Financial Officer