|COLONY NORTHSTAR, INC. filed this Form 8-A12B on 09/22/2017|
the event of the liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation (Parity Stock); and (c) junior to any equity securities the Corporation may authorize or issue in the future that, pursuant to the terms thereof, rank senior to the Series J Preferred Stock with respect to the payment of dividends and the distribution of assets in the event of the liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation (Senior Stock). Any authorization or issuance of Senior Stock would require the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the outstanding shares of Series J Preferred Stock voting together as a single class with all other classes or series of Parity Stock upon which like voting rights have been conferred and are exercisable. Any convertible or exchangeable debt securities that the Corporation may issue are not considered to be equity securities for these purposes.
(a) Holders of the then outstanding shares of Series J Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive, when, as and if authorized by the Board and declared by the Corporation, out of funds legally available for payment of dividends, cumulative cash dividends at the rate of 7.125% per annum of the $25.00 liquidation preference of each share of Series J Preferred Stock (equivalent to $1.78125 per annum per share).
(b) Dividends on each outstanding share of Series J Preferred Stock shall be cumulative from and including September 22, 2017 and shall be payable (i) for the period from September 22, 2017 to January 14, 2018, on January 15, 2018, and (ii) for each quarterly distribution period thereafter, quarterly in equal amounts in arrears on the 15th day of each January, April, July and October, commencing on January 15, 2018 (each such day being hereinafter called a Series J Dividend Payment Date) at the then applicable annual rate; provided, however, that if any Series J Dividend Payment Date falls on any day other than a Business Day (as hereinafter defined), the dividend that would otherwise have been payable on such Series J Dividend Payment Date may be paid on the next succeeding Business Day with the same force and effect as if paid on such Series J Dividend Payment Date, and no interest or other sums shall accrue on the amount so payable from such Series J Dividend Payment Date to such next succeeding Business Day. Each dividend is payable to holders of record as they appear on the stock records of the Corporation at the close of business on the record date, not exceeding 30 days preceding the applicable Series J Dividend Payment Date, as shall be fixed by the Board. Dividends shall accumulate from September 22, 2017 or the most recent Series J Dividend Payment Date to which full cumulative dividends have been paid, whether or not in any such Dividend Period or periods there shall be funds legally available for the payment of such dividends, whether the Corporation has earnings or whether such dividends are authorized. No interest, or sum of money in lieu of interest, shall be payable in respect of any dividend payment or payments on the Series J Preferred Stock that may be in arrears. Holders of the Series J Preferred Stock shall not be entitled to any dividends, whether payable in cash, property or stock, in excess of full cumulative dividends, as herein provided, on the Series J Preferred Stock. Dividends payable on the Series J Preferred Stock for any period greater or less than a full Dividend Period will be computed on the basis of a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months. Dividends payable on the Series J Preferred Stock for each full Dividend Period will be computed by dividing the applicable annual dividend rate by four. After full cumulative distributions on the Series J Preferred Stock have been paid, the holders of Series J Preferred Stock will not be entitled to any further distributions with respect to that Dividend Period.