EXHIBIT 10.1 Carey Financial Corporation 50 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY
10020 CORPORATE PROPERTY ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED SELECTED DEALER
AGREEMENT Ladies/Gentlemen: We have agreed to use our best efforts to sell,
along with a group of selected dealers (collectively, the "Selected ...
Carey Financial Corporation
50 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
CORPORATE PROPERTY ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
SELECTED DEALER AGREEMENT
We have agreed to use our best efforts to sell, along with a group of
selected dealers (collectively, the "Selected Dealers") to be formed with our
assistance, up to 32,500,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share
(the "Shares") of Corporate Property Associates International Incorporated (the
"Company"), 5,000,000 of which are being offered pursuant to the Company's 2003
Distribution Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan (the "DRIP"). The Shares are
being offered by us, as Sales Agent for the Company, and by the Selected
Dealers. The terms of the offering of the Shares (the "Offering") are more fully
described in the enclosed prospectus (the "Prospectus"), receipt of which you
We are hereby inviting you to act as a Selected Dealer for the
Offering, subject to the other terms and conditions set forth below. You hereby
confirm that you are a member in good standing of the National Association of
Securities Dealers, Inc. (the "NASD"), that you have complied with all
applicable federal and state broker-dealer registration requirements and that
you are not a "discount broker" as that term is commonly understood in the
brokerage industry. Upon execution of this Selected Dealer Agreement (the
"Selected Dealer Agreement"), you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions
of the Sales Agency Agreement between us, as Sales Agent and the Company (the
"Sales Agency Agreement") (to the extent such terms apply to the Selected
Dealers), a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A and of which this
Selected Dealer Agreement is a part.
Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall
have the same meaning as in the Sales Agency Agreement.
Upon notification by us, you may offer the Shares at the public
offering price stated in the Prospectus, subject to the terms and conditions
hereof. The public offering price of the Shares and the amount of your Selling
Commission that is re-allowed by us to you with respect to volume sales of
Shares to "single purchasers" on orders of $250,000 or more (as defined in the
Prospectus) shall be reduced by the amount of the Share purchase price discount.
In the case of such volume sales to single purchasers, your Selling Commission
will be reduced for each incremental Share purchase in the total volume ranges
set forth in the table below. Such reduced
Share price purchase price will not affect the amount received by the company
for investment. The following table sets forth the reduced Share purchase price
and Selling Commission payable to you:
Selling Commission Per
Volume Discount Purchase Price Per Share Share on Total Sale for
Range for a For Incremental Share In Incremental Share in
"Single Purchaser" Volume Discount Range Volume Discount Range
$ 2,000 - $ 250,000 $10.00 $0.65
$ 250,001 - $ 500,000 $ 9.85 $0.50
$ 500,001 - $ 750,000 $ 9.70 $0.35
$ 750,001 - $ 1,000,000 $ 9.60 $0.25
$ 1,000,001 - $ 5,000,000 $ 9.50 $0.15
As an example, a single purchaser would receive 50,380 Shares (rather
than 50,000 Shares) for his investment of $500,000 and the Selling Commission
would be $28,940. A refund will be made to the purchaser for any fractional
Shares based on the public offering price if such refund is in excess of $1.00.
In the example, $7.00 would be refunded for the fractional Share.
Selling Commissions for purchases of $5,000,000 or more are negotiable
but in no event will the proceeds to the Company be less than $9.35 per Share.
We agree to re-allow to you a Selected Dealer Fee of one and one-half (1 1/2%)
percent of the full price of each Share sold by you. We may in our sole
discretion pay Selling Commissions of $0.50 per Share sold for Shares purchased
under the DRIP.
You may elect, in your sole discretion, to not accept any Selling
Commission for Shares that you sell. In that event, these Shares shall be sold
net of all Selling Commissions at a price per Share of $9.35.
No payment of commissions or the Selected Dealer Fee will be made in
respect of Orders (or portions thereof) which are rejected by the Company.
Selling Commissions and the Selected Dealer Fee will be paid on each Closing
Date with respect to Shares sold to purchasers whose Shares are issued on such
Closing Date. Selling Commissions and the Selected Dealer Fee will be payable
only with respect to transactions lawful in the jurisdictions where they occur.
Purchases of Shares by W. P. Carey & Co. LLC, its Affiliates or any Selected
Dealer or any of their employees shall be net of commissions.
In no event shall the aggregate underwriting compensation to be paid to
us, you and the other Selected Dealers in connection with the Offering and sale
of the Shares exceed 10% of the gross proceeds of the Offering (not including
due diligence expenses of up to one-half percent of the gross proceeds of the
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Orders for Shares (each an "Order") must be made during the offering
period described in the Prospectus (except for Orders made pursuant to the DRIP,
which may be made on an ongoing basis, pursuant to the terms of the DRIP). An
order form, in the form attached to the Prospectus, (each an "Order Form") must
be used in placing an Order for investors residing in certain states and, for
all other investors, Orders may be placed through such procedures as are
normally used by you for the sale of REIT shares and agreed to by the Company.
Persons desiring to purchase Shares are required to comply with such procedures
and, in certain states, to execute or have executed on their behalf one copy of
the Order Form. Subscribers purchasing shares by check must make such checks
payable to the Escrow Agent. By noon of the business day following receipt of
funds by you, either by check or by a sweep of customer accounts, you will
deliver via overnight delivery service a check payable to The Bank of New York,
Escrow Agent, or other acceptable form of payment, for the full amount of each
Order along with an Order Form for each such Order and a list showing the name,
address and telephone number of, the social security number or taxpayer
identification number of, the number of Shares purchased, any election to
participate in the DRIP by, and the total dollar amount of the investment by,
each investor on whose behalf a check or other payment is delivered. You will
advise The Bank of New York whether the funds you are submitting are
attributable to individual retirement accounts, Keogh plans, or any other
employee benefit plan subject to Title I of the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act of 1974 or from some other type of investor.
All Orders solicited by you will be strictly subject to review and
acceptance by the Company, and the Company reserves the right in its absolute
discretion to reject any such Order or to accept or reject Orders in the order
of their receipt by the Company or otherwise. You agree to maintain, for at
least six years, records of the information used by you to determine whether an
investment in Shares is suitable and appropriate for a potential investor in
If the Company elects to reject an Order (such rejection to occur
within 30 days after receipt by the Company of such Order), the Company shall,
within 10 business days after such rejection, inform you of such rejection and
return the funds (and any interest earned thereon) and other documents submitted
by the rejected purchaser to you for transmission to such purchaser. If no
notice of rejection is received by you with the foregoing time limits or if
funds submitted by the purchaser are released from escrow to the Company within
the foregoing time limits, the Order shall be deemed accepted.
You agree that you will use your best efforts in offering the Shares
and will offer the Shares only in jurisdictions in which you are currently
registered as a securities dealer and only in accordance with the securities
laws of such jurisdictions.
You covenant and agree with respect to your participation in the
Offering to comply with any applicable requirements of the Securities Act of
1933 (the "`33 Act") and of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "`34 Act"),
and the published rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange
Commission thereunder, and the Conduct Rules of the NASD including but not
limited to Rule 2730, Rule 2740 and IM 2740, Rule 2420 and IM 2420 and Rule 2750
and IM 2750.
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We shall have full authority to take such action as we may deem
advisable in respect of all matters pertaining to the Offering. Neither you nor
any other person is authorized to give any information or make any
representations other than those contained in the Prospectus and sales
literature furnished by the Company in connection with the Offering, and you
agree not to give any such information or make any such representations. You
acknowledge that we will rely upon your agreements in this paragraph and in the
preceding paragraph in connection with the Sales Agency Agreement. No Selected
Dealer is authorized to act as agent for us when offering any of the Shares to
the public or otherwise, it being understood that you and each other Selected
Dealer are independent contractors with us. Nothing herein contained shall
constitute you or the Selected Dealers an association, unincorporated business,
partnership or separate entity with each other or an association or partner with
us. Nothing contained in this paragraph is intended to operate as, and the
provisions of this paragraph shall not constitute, a waiver by you of compliance
with any provision of the '33 Act or of the rules and regulations thereunder.
The Company will provide you with such number of copies of the enclosed
Prospectus and such number of copies of amendments and supplements thereto, and
certain supplemental sales material prepared by the Company, as you may
reasonably request for use by you in connection with the offer and sales of the
Shares. In the event you elect to use any such supplemental sales material, you
agree that such material shall not be used in connection with the offer and sale
of the Shares unless accompanied or preceded by the Prospectus as then currently
in effect and as it may be amended or supplemented in the future, and you
expressly agree not to prepare or use any sales material other than the approved
sales material. To the extent that information is provided to you marked "For
Broker/Dealer Use Only," "Internal Use Only" or with other similar language, you
covenant and agree not to provide such information to prospective investors. You
agree that you will not use any other offering materials without the prior
written consent of the Company and us.
This Selected Dealer Agreement shall terminate at the close of business
on the 45th day after the completion of the sale of all of the Shares by the
Company, unless earlier terminated or unless the Sales Agency Agreement is
terminated, in which event this Selected Dealer Agreement will automatically
terminate. Either party may terminate this Selected Dealer Agreement at any time
by written notice, and we shall notify you promptly in the event of any early
termination of this Selected Dealer Agreement.
We will furnish to you a Blue Sky Memorandum naming the jurisdictions
in which we believe the Shares have been qualified for sale under, or are exempt
from the requirements of, the respective securities laws of such jurisdictions,
but we assume no responsibility or obligation as to your right to sell Shares in
Your obligations under this Selected Dealer Agreement shall be subject
to the continued accuracy throughout the Effective Term of the representations,
warranties and agreements of the Company under the Sales Agency Agreement, the
Selected Dealer Agreement and the attached Addendum A and to the performance by
the Company of its obligations under such agreements and to the terms and
conditions set forth in Section 7 of the Sales Agency Agreement.
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You confirm that you are familiar with '33 Act Release No. 4968 and
Rule 15c2-8 under the '34 Act, relating to the distribution of preliminary and
final prospectuses, and confirm that you have complied, and will comply,
therewith. You shall not directly or indirectly pay or award any finder's fees,
commissions or other compensation to any persons engaged by an investor for
investment advice as an inducement to such adviser to advise a potential
investor to purchase Shares. In addition, you agree not to receive any rebates
or give-ups or to participate in any reciprocal business arrangements (other
than for the underwriting arrangements described herein) which would violate any
restrictions on the Company contained in the Prospectus.
Addendum A attached hereto is hereby incorporated by reference.
All representations, warranties and agreements contained in this
Selected Dealer Agreement (including Addendum A), the Sales Agency Agreement or
in certificates submitted to you pursuant to this Selected Dealer Agreement or
Sales Agency Agreement shall remain operative and in full force and effect,
regardless of any investigation made by, or on behalf of, you or any person who
controls you, and shall survive the initial closing and termination of the
Any communication from you should be in writing addressed to Carey
Financial Corporation, 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020. Any notice from
us to you shall be deemed to have been duly given if mailed or telegraphed to
you at the address to which this Selected Dealer Agreement is mailed.
The terms of this Agreement may be extended to cover additional
offerings of shares of the Company by the execution by the parties hereto of an
addendum identifying the shares and registration statement relating to such
additional offering. Upon execution of such addendum, the terms "Shares",
"Offering", "Registration Statement" and "Prospectus" set forth herein (and in
Addendum A) shall be deemed to be amended as set forth in such addendum.
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Please confirm your agreement hereto by signing and returning at once
to us the enclosed duplicate of this Selected Dealer Agreement (including
Addendum A), including the information requested in Schedule A attached thereto.
This Selected Dealer Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance
with the laws of the State of New York applicable to agreements made and to be
performed entirely within such state.
Very truly yours,
CAREY FINANCIAL CORPORATION,
CORPORATE PROPERTY ASSOCIATES
INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED, the
ACCEPTED, as of _______________
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SCHEDULE A TO SELECTED DEALER AGREEMENT
SELECTED DEALER INFORMATION
[PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION]
NAME OF PERSON SIGNING SELECTED DEALER AGREEMENT:____________________________
TITLE OF PERSON SIGNING SELECTED DEALER AGREEMENT:___________________________
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