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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): July 8, 2022




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland   001-10709   95-4300881
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File No.)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


701 Western Avenue,
Glendale, California
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(818) 244-8080

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code



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:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class:




Name of each exchange

on which registered:

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share   PSB   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 5.250% Cum Pref Share, Series X, $0.01 par value   PSBPrX   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 5.200% Cum Pref Share, Series Y, $0.01 par value   PSBPrY   New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares Each Representing 1/1,000 of a 4.875% Cum Pref Share, Series Z, $0.01 par value   PSBPrZ   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 8.01

Other Events.

On July 8, 2022, PS Business Parks, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it expects to complete its previously announced transaction (the “Transaction”) with affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate (“Blackstone”) on or around July 20, 2022 following the special meeting of the Company’s common stockholders on July 15, 2022. The completion of the Transaction remains subject to approval by the Company’s common stockholders and other customary closing conditions. Additionally, the Company announced that on July 8, 2022 the Company’s board of directors declared (i) a prorated quarterly cash dividend on the Company’s common stock and (ii) a cash dividend of $5.25 per share of the Company’s common stock, each payable immediately before the effective time of the merger of PS Business Parks, L.P. with an affiliate of Blackstone, to holders of record as of the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the closing date of the Transaction and contingent upon the approval of the merger of the Company with an affiliate of Blackstone by the Company’s stockholders, the satisfaction or waiver of the other conditions to the Transaction and the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of April 24, 2022, by and among the Company, Sequoia Parent LP, Sequoia Merger Sub I LLC, Sequoia Merger Sub II LLC and PS Business Parks, L.P. not having been terminated. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed Transaction, the Company filed with the SEC the Proxy Statement on June 8, 2022 and commenced mailing of the Proxy Statement to holders of the Company’s common stock. The Company may also file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed Transaction. This Current Report on Form 8-K is not a substitute for the Proxy Statement or any other document that the Company has filed or may file with the SEC or send to its stockholders in connection with the proposed Transaction. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, STOCKHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN, AND WILL CONTAIN, IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders are able to obtain the Proxy Statement and other documents filed with the SEC by the Company (in the case of such other documents, when they become available) free of charge at the SEC’s website, In addition, the Proxy Statement and other documents filed with the SEC by the Company (in the case of such other documents, when they become available) may be obtained free of charge by accessing the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at or by contacting the Company’s Investor Relations by email at

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words “may,” “will,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “intends” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon present expectations, estimates and projections and beliefs of and assumptions, involve uncertainty that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and are not guaranteed to occur. There are a number of important factors that could have a material adverse effect on our operations, future prospects and the proposed Transaction, including but not limited to: the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement between the Company and Blackstone’s affiliates; the failure to obtain the approval of the Company’s stockholders of the proposed Transaction or the failure to satisfy any of the other conditions to the completion of the proposed Transaction; stockholder litigation in connection with the proposed Transaction, which may affect the timing or occurrence of the proposed Transaction or result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; the effect of the announcement of the proposed Transaction on the ability of the Company to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with its tenants, vendors and others with whom it does business, or on its operating results and businesses generally; risks associated with the disruption of management’s attention from ongoing business operations due to the proposed Transaction; the ability to meet expectations regarding the timing and completion of the proposed Transaction; and significant Transaction costs, fees, expenses and charges. There can be no assurance that the proposed Transaction or any other Transaction described above will in fact be consummated in the expected time frame, on the expected terms or at all. For further discussion of the factors that could affect outcomes, please refer to the risk factors set forth in Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by the Company with the SEC on February 22, 2022, and subsequent filings by the Company with the SEC. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by us or any other person that our objectives and plans will be achieved. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Moreover, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Investors should not place undue reliance upon these forward-looking statements. The Company claims the safe harbor protection for forward looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.







Exhibit Description

99.1    Press Release issued on July 8, 2022.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).




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: July 8, 2022     By:  

/s/ Adeel Khan

    Name:   Adeel Khan
    Title:   Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary