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DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC.

(A Maryland corporation)

16,300,000 Shares of Common Stock

PURCHASE AGREEMENT

Dated: December 12, 2006

 



DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC.

(a Maryland corporation)

16,300,000 Shares of Common Stock

(Par Value $.01 Per Share)

PURCHASE AGREEMENT

December 12, 2006

MERRILL LYNCH & CO.

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC

as Representatives of the several Underwriters

c/o Merrill Lynch & Co.
   Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

4 World Financial Center

New York, New York 10080

Ladies and Gentlemen:

DCT INDUSTRIAL TRUST INC., a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), and DCT Industrial Operating Partnership LP, a Delaware limited partnership and the Company’s operating partnership subsidiary (the “Operating Partnership”), confirm their agreements with Merrill Lynch & Co., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“Merrill Lynch”) and each of the other Underwriters named in Schedule A hereto (collectively, the “Underwriters,” which term shall also include any underwriter substituted as hereinafter provided in Section 10 hereof), for whom Merrill Lynch and Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC (“Wachovia”) are acting as representatives (in such capacity, the “Representatives”), with respect to (i) the sale by the Company and the purchase by the Underwriters, acting severally and not jointly, of the respective numbers of shares of Common Stock, par value $.01 per share, of the Company (“Common Stock”) set forth in Schedule A hereto and (ii) the grant by the Company to the Underwriters, acting severally and not jointly, of the option described in Section 2(b) hereof to purchase all or any part of 2,445,000 additional shares of Common Stock to cover overallotments, if any. The aforesaid 16,300,000 shares of Common Stock (the “Initial Securities”) to be purchased by the Underwriters and all or any part of the 2,445,000 shares of Common Stock subject to the option described in Section 2(b) hereof (the “Option Securities”) are hereinafter called, collectively, the “Securities.”

The Company understands that the Underwriters propose to make a public offering of the Securities as soon as the Representatives deem advisable after this Agreement has been executed and delivered.

The Company and the Underwriters agree that up to 523,200 shares of the Securities to be purchased by the Underwriters (the “Reserved Securities”) shall be reserved for sale by the Underwriters to certain eligible employees and persons having business relationships with the Company (the “Invitees”), as part of the distribution of the Securities by the Underwriters, subject to the terms of this Agreement, the applicable rules, regulations and interpretations of the National Association of Securities


Dealers, Inc. (the “NASD”) and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations. To the extent that such Reserved Securities are not orally confirmed for purchase by Invitees by the end of the first business day after the date of this Agreement, such Reserved Securities may be offered to the public as part of the public offering contemplated hereby.

The Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) a registration statement on Form S-11 (No. 333-138094), including the related preliminary prospectus or prospectuses, covering the registration of the Securities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”). Promptly after execution and delivery of this Agreement, the Company will prepare and file a prospectus in accordance with the provisions of Rule 430A (“Rule 430A”) of the rules and regulations of the Commission under the 1933 Act (the “1933 Act Regulations”) and paragraph (b) of Rule 424 (“Rule 424(b)”) of the 1933 Act Regulations. The information included in such prospectus that was omitted from such registration statement at the time it became effective but that is deemed to be part of such registration statement at the time it became effective pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 430A is referred to as “Rule 430A Information.” Each prospectus used before such registration statement became effective, and any prospectus that omitted the Rule 430A Information and was used after such effectiveness and prior to the execution and delivery of this Agreement, is herein called a “preliminary prospectus.” Such registration statement, including the amendments thereto, the exhibits and any schedules thereto, at the time it became effective, and including the Rule 430A Information, is herein called the “Registration Statement.” Any registration statement filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) of the 1933 Act Regulations is herein referred to as the “Rule 462(b) Registration Statement,” and after such filing the term “Registration Statement” shall include the Rule 462(b) Registration Statement. The final prospectus in the form first furnished to the Underwriters for use in connection with the offering of the Securities is herein called the “Prospectus.” For purposes of this Agreement, all references to the Registration Statement, any preliminary prospectus, the Prospectus or any amendment or supplement to any of the foregoing shall be deemed to include the copy filed with the Commission pursuant to its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system (“EDGAR”).

Prior to the date hereof, the Company completed a series of transactions (the “Internalization”) described in the Prospectus pursuant to which Dividend Capital Advisors LLC (the “Advisor”), was acquired, thereby internalizing the operations of the Advisor. In connection with the Internalization, the Company entered into (a) the Contribution Agreement by and among the Company, the Operating Partnership and Dividend Capital Advisors Group LLC (“DCAG”), dated as of July 21, 2006, the Termination Agreement, dated as of October 10, 2006, between the Company and Dividend Capital Securities LLC (“Dividend Capital Securities”), relating to the termination of the Dealer Manager Agreement between the Company and Dividend Capital Securities, the Termination Agreement, dated as of October 10, 2006, between the Operating Partnership and Dividend Capital Securities, relating to the termination of the Dealer Manager Agreement between the Operating Partnership and Dividend Capital Securities, and the Termination Agreement, dated as of October 10, 2006, between the Operating Partnership and Dividend Capital Exchange Facilitators LLC (“DCEF”), relating to the termination of the Intellectual Property Licensing Agreement between the Operating Partnership and DCEF (collectively, the “Initial Internalization Agreements”) and (b) the Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreement, dated as of October 10, 2006, between the Company and Evan H. Zucker, the Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreement, dated as of October 10, 2006, between the Company and James R. Mulvihill, the Pledge and Security Agreement, dated as of October 10, 2006, between DCAG and the Company, the Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of October 10, 2006, between DCAG and the Company, the Transitional Services Agreement, and the License Agreement (collectively, the “Ongoing Internalization Agreements” and, together with the Initial Internalization Agreements, the “Internalization Agreements”).

 

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SECTION 1. Representations and Warranties.

(a) Representations and Warranties by the Company. Each of the Company and the Operating Partnership, jointly and severally, represents and warrants to each Underwriter as of the date hereof, the Applicable Time referred to in Section 1(a)(i) hereof, as of the Closing Time referred to in Section 2(c) hereof, and as of each Date of Delivery (if any) referred to in Section 2(b) hereof, and agrees with each Underwriter, as follows:

(i) Compliance with Registration Requirements. Each of the Registration Statement, any Rule 462(b) Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto has become effective under the 1933 Act and no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, any Rule 462(b) Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto has been issued under the 1933 Act and no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or are pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, are contemplated by the Commission, and any request on the part of the Commission for additional information has been complied with.

At the respective times the Registration Statement, any Rule 462(b) Registration Statement and any post-effective amendments thereto became effective and at the Closing Time (and, if any Option Securities are purchased, at the Date of Delivery), the Registration Statement, the Rule 462(b) Registration Statement and any amendments and supplements thereto complied and will comply in all material respects with the requirements of the 1933 Act and the 1933 Act Regulations and did not and will not contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, and the Prospectus, any preliminary prospectus and any supplement thereto or prospectus wrapper prepared in connection therewith, at their respective times of issuance and at the Closing Time, complied and will comply in all material respects with any applicable laws or regulations of foreign jurisdictions in which the Prospectus and such preliminary prospectus, as amended or supplemented, if applicable, are distributed in connection with the offer and sale of Reserved Securities. Neither the Prospectus nor any amendments or supplements thereto (including any prospectus wrapper), at the time the Prospectus or any such amendment or supplement was issued and at the Closing Time (and, if any Option Securities are purchased, at the Date of Delivery), included or will include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or will omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

As of the Applicable Time (as defined below), neither (x) the Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectus(es) (as defined below) issued at or prior to the Applicable Time and the Statutory Prospectus (as defined below) as of the Applicable Time and the information included on Schedule B hereto, all considered together (collectively, the “General Disclosure Package”), nor (y) any individual Issuer Limited Use Free Writing Prospectus (as defined below), when considered together with the General Disclosure Package, included any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

As used in this subsection and elsewhere in this Agreement:

“Applicable Time” means 6:30 pm (Eastern time) on December 12, 2006 or such other time as agreed by the Company and Merrill Lynch.

 

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“Statutory Prospectus” as of any time means the prospectus relating to the Securities that is included in the Registration Statement immediately prior to that time, including any document incorporated by reference therein.

“Issuer Free Writing Prospectus” means any “issuer free writing prospectus,” as defined in Rule 433 of the 1933 Act Regulations (“Rule 433”), relating to the Securities that (i) is required to be filed with the Commission by the Company, (ii) is a “road show that is a written communication” within the meaning of Rule 433(d)(8)(i) whether or not required to be filed with the Commission or (iii) is exempt from filing pursuant to Rule 433(d)(5)(i) because it contains a description of the Securities or of the offering that does not reflect the final terms, in each case in the form filed or required to be filed with the Commission or, if not required to be filed, in the form retained in the Company’s records pursuant to Rule 433(g).

“Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectus” means any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is intended for general distribution to prospective investors (other than a Bona Fide Electronic Road Show (as defined below)), as evidenced by its being specified in Schedule D hereto.

“Issuer Limited Use Free Writing Prospectus” means any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is not an Issuer General Use Free Writing Prospectus.

The Company has made available a “bona fide electronic road show,” as defined in Rule 433 (the “Bona Fide Electronic Road Show”).

Each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, as of its issue date and at all subsequent times through the completion of the public offer and sale of the Securities or until any earlier date that the issuer notified or notifies Merrill Lynch as described in Section 3(e), did not, does not and will not include any information that conflicted, conflicts or will conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, and any preliminary or other prospectus deemed to be a part thereof that has not been superseded or modified.

The representations and warranties in this subsection shall not apply to statements in or omissions from the Registration Statement, the Prospectus or any amendments or supplements thereto, or any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus made in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by any Underwriter through Merrill Lynch expressly for use therein.

Each preliminary prospectus (including the prospectus filed as part of the Registration Statement as originally filed or as part of any amendment thereto) complied when so filed in all material respects with the 1933 Act Regulations and each preliminary prospectus and the Prospectus delivered to the Underwriters for use in connection with this offering was identical to the electronically transmitted copies thereof filed with the Commission pursuant to EDGAR, except to the extent permitted by Regulation S-T.

At the time of filing the Registration Statement, any 462(b) Registration Statement and any post-effective amendments thereto, at the earliest time thereafter that the Company or another offering participant made a bona fide offer (within the meaning of Rule 164(h)(2) of the 1933 Act Regulations) of the Securities and at the date hereof, the Company was not and is not an “ineligible issuer,” as defined in Rule 405 of the 1933 Act Regulations.

 

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(ii) Independent Accountants. The accountants who certified the financial statements and supporting schedules included in the Registration Statement are independent public accountants as required by the 1933 Act and the 1933 Act Regulations.

(iii) Financial Statements. The historical financial statements of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, together with the related schedules and notes, present fairly the financial position of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries at the dates indicated and the statement of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flows of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries for the periods specified; the historical statements of revenues and certain expenses of the properties or portfolios of properties included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, together with the related schedules and notes, present fairly the financial position of such properties or portfolios of properties for the periods specified; said financial statements have been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods involved, except as may be expressly stated in the related notes thereto. The supporting schedules, if any, present fairly in accordance with GAAP the information required to be stated therein, except as may be expressly stated in the related notes thereto. The selected historical financial data and the summary historical financial information included in the Prospectus under the captions “Prospectus Summary—Summary Selected Consolidated Financial and Pro Forma Data” and “Selected Consolidated Financial and Pro Forma Data” present fairly the information shown therein and have been compiled on a basis consistent with that of the audited financial statements included in the Registration Statement. The pro forma financial statements and the related notes thereto included in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package and the Prospectus present fairly the information shown therein, have been prepared in accordance with the Commission’s rules and guidelines with respect to pro forma financial statements and have been properly compiled on the bases described therein, and the assumptions used in the preparation thereof are reasonable and the adjustments used therein are appropriate to give effect to the transactions and circumstances referred to therein. All disclosures contained in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus regarding “non-GAAP financial measures” (as such term is defined by the rules and regulations of the Commission) comply in all material respects with Regulation G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “1934 Act”) and Item 10 of Regulation S-K of the 1933 Act, to the extent applicable.

(iv) No Material Adverse Change in Business. Since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Registration Statement, the General Disclosure Package or the Prospectus, except as otherwise stated therein, (A) there has been no material adverse change in the condition, financial or otherwise, or in the earnings, business affairs or business prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business (a “Material Adverse Effect”), (B) there have been no transactions entered into by the Company or any of its subsidiaries, other than those in the ordinary course of business, which are material with respect to the Company and its subsidiaries considered as one enterprise, and (C) except for regular quarterly distributions on the Common Stock in amounts per share that are consistent with past practice, there has been no dividend or distribution of any kind declared, paid or made by the Company on any class of its capital stock.

(v) Good Standing of the Company. The Company has been duly organized and is validly existing as a corporation in good standing under the laws of the state of Maryland and has corporate power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to conduct its business as described in the Prospectus and to enter into and perform its obligations under this

 

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Agreement and, as the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership, to cause the Operating Partnership to enter into and perform the Operating Partnership’s obligations under this Agreement; and the Company is duly qualified as a foreign corporation to transact business and is in good standing in each other jurisdiction in which such qualification is required, whether by reason of the ownership or leasing of property or the conduct of business, except where the failure so to qualify or to be in good standing would not result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(vi) Good Standing of the Operating Partnership. The Operating Partnership has been duly formed and is validly existing as a limited partnership in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware with full power and authority to own or lease, as the case may be, and to operate its properties and conduct its business as described in the Prospectus and to enter into and perform its obligations under this Agreement, and is duly qualified as a foreign limited partnership to transact business and is in good standing under the laws of each jurisdiction which requires such qualification except where the failure to be so qualified or to be in good standing would not result in a Material Adverse Effect. The Company is the sole general partner of the Operating Partnership. At the Closing Date, the aggregate percentage interests of the Company and the limited partners in the Operating Partnership will be as set forth in the Prospectus; provided, that to the extent any portion of the overallotment option described in Section 2(b) hereof is exercised at the Closing Date, the percentage interest of the Company and of such limited partners in the Operating Partnership will be adjusted accordingly.

(vii) Good Standing of Subsidiaries. Each Subsidiary (as defined below) has been duly organized and is validly existing as a corporation or other business entity in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, has power and authority to own, lease and operate its properties and to conduct its business as described in the Prospectus and is duly qualified to transact business and is in good standing in each jurisdiction in which such qualification is required, whether by reason of the ownership or leasing of property or the conduct of business, except where the failure so to qualify or to be in good standing would not result in a Material Adverse Effect; except as otherwise disclosed in the Registration Statement, all of the issued and outstanding capital stock or other ownership interests of each such Subsidiary has been duly authorized and validly issued, is (as applicable) fully paid and non-assessable and is owned by the Company, directly or through subsidiaries, free and clear of any security interest, mortgage, pledge, lien, encumbrance, claim or equity, except for such security interests, mortgages, pledges, liens, encumbrances, claims or equities which would not individually or in the aggregate reasonably be expected to materially affect the ownership of such Subsidiary by the Company, directly or through subsidiaries; none of the outstanding shares of capital stock or other ownership interests of any Subsidiary was issued in violation of the preemptive or similar rights of any securityholder of such Subsidiary. The only subsidiaries of the Company are the subsidiaries listed on Exhibit 21.1 to the Registration Statement and on Schedule 1(a)(vii) hereto; in addition, the Company has changed the name of DCT Leasing Corp. to DCT Industrial TRS Inc. “Subsidiary” means each direct and indirect subsidiary of the Company, including, without limitation, the Operating Partnership and the Advisor acquired pursuant to the Internalization.

(viii) Capitalization. The authorized, issued and outstanding capital stock of the Company is as set forth in the Prospectus in the column entitled “Historical” under the caption “Capitalization” (except for subsequent issuances, if any, pursuant to this Agreement, pursuant to reservations, agreements or employee benefit plans referred to in the Prospectus or pursuant to the exercise, redemption or exchange of convertible or exchangeable securities, options or warrants referred to in the Prospectus, including common units of limited partnership interest in the Operating Partnership (“OP Units”)). The shares of issued and outstanding capital stock have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and non-assessable; none of the outstanding shares of capital stock was issued in violation of the preemptive or other similar rights of any securityholder of the Company.

 

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The OP Units issued in connection with the Internalization were duly authorized for issuance by the Operating Partnership to the holders thereof and are validly issued and fully paid. Such OP Units were exempt from registration or qualification under the Act and applicable state securities laws. None of such OP Units were issued in violation of the preemptive or other similar rights of any security holder of the Operating Partnership or any other person or entity. Except as set forth in the Prospectus, including OP Units to be issued pursuant to the Operating Partnership’s private placement of undivided tenancy-in common interests (“TIC Interests”) in the Company’s properties, and except as set forth in the Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of Stirling Capital Investments, LLC, dated as of October 4, 2006, there are no outstanding options, warrants or other rights to purchase, agreements or other obligations to issue, or rights to convert any obligations into or exchange any securities or interests for, OP Units or other ownership interests of the Operating Partnership.

(ix) Internalization. All required corporate or partnership actions of the Company and the Operating Partnership, respectively, and stockholder approvals with respect to the Internalization as set forth in the Company’s proxy statement dated September 5, 2006 (the “Proxy Statement”), have been duly taken or obtained. The charter amendments referred to in the Proxy Statement have been duly approved by the stockholders of the Company and the pre-listing charter amendment has been filed with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (the “SDAT”). The post-listing charter amendment will be filed with the SDAT prior to the Closing Time. The Internalization and the transactions contemplated by each of the Initial Internalization Agreements have been consummated in accordance with the terms thereof in all material respects. Each of the Ongoing Internalization Agreements is in full force and effect as of the date hereof. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any other party, is in material violation of or in material default in the performance or observance of any obligation, agreement, covenant or condition contained in any of the Ongoing Internalization Agreements to which it is a party. There is no action, suit, proceeding, inquiry or investigation before or brought by any court or governmental agency or body, domestic or foreign, now pending, or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened, against or affecting the Company or any subsidiary, arising out of or in connection with the Internalization Agreements.

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