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DEFM14A
FOREST CITY REALTY TRUST, INC. filed this Form DEFM14A on 10/12/2018
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Are there any conditions to closing that must be satisfied prior to the closing?

     15  

When do you expect the closing to occur?

     15  

Will I receive any regular quarterly dividends with respect to the common stock that I own?

     16  

Do any of Forest City’s directors and executive officers have any interest in the merger that is different from mine?

     16  

If my shares of common stock are held in “street name” by my broker, will my broker vote my shares for me?

     16  

What will happen if I fail to instruct my broker, bank or other nominee how to vote?

     16  

What will happen if I fail to vote or I abstain from voting?

     16  

What if I return my proxy card without indicating how to vote?

     17  

Can I change my vote after I have returned a proxy or voting instruction card?

     17  

Are Forest City stockholders entitled to dissenters’ rights or rights of objecting stockholders in connection with the merger?

     17  

What do I need to do now?

     17  

Who is entitled to attend the special meeting?

     18  

Who is entitled to vote at the special meeting?

     18  

Who will solicit and pay the cost of soliciting proxies?

     18  

What happens if the special meeting is postponed or adjourned?

     18  

Where can I find additional information on the Company?

     19  

Who can help answer my questions about the special meeting?

     19  

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

     20  

PROPOSALS TO BE VOTED ON

     22  

Proposal 1—Proposal to Approve the Merger and the Other Transactions Contemplated by the Merger Agreement

     22  

Proposal 2—Non-Binding, Advisory Vote on Merger-Related Compensation for the Company’s Named Executive Officers

     23  

Proposal 3—Proposal to Approve Adjournments of the Special Meeting

     27  

THE SPECIAL MEETING

     28  

Date, Time and Purpose of the Special Meeting

     28  

Record Date, Quorum and Broker Non-Votes

     28  

Required Vote

     29  

How to Vote in Person or Authorize a Proxy

     29  

Proxies and Revocation

     29  

Solicitation of Proxies

     30  

Postponements

     30  

Adjournments

     30  

THE MERGER

     31  

General Description of the Merger

     31  

Parties to the Merger

     31  

Background of the Merger

     32  

Reasons for the Merger; Views of our Directors; Recommendations of our Board

     54  

Opinion of Lazard

     62  

Opinion of Goldman Sachs

     69  

NAV Estimates

     75  

Unaudited Prospective Financial Information

     79  

Important Information About the Financial Projections and the NAV Estimates

     81  

Financing

     83  

Debt Commitment Letter

     84  

Equity Commitment Letter

     84  

Limited Guaranty

     85  

Closing of the Merger

     85  

Interests of Our Directors and Executive Officers in the Merger

     85  

Indemnification; Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance

     90  

 

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