ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS
Cole Credit Property Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) is a Maryland corporation that was formed on March 29, 2004, which has elected to be taxed, and currently qualifies, as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) for federal income tax purposes. Substantially all of the Company’s business is conducted through Cole Operating Partnership I, LP (“Cole OP I”), a Delaware limited partnership. The Company is the sole general partner of and owns a 99.99% partnership interest in Cole OP I. Cole REIT Advisors, LLC (“Cole Advisors”), the advisor to the Company, is the sole limited partner and owner of an insignificant noncontrolling partnership interest of less than 0.01% of Cole OP I.
As of September 30, 2012, the Company owned 36 properties comprising 934,000 square feet of single-tenant retail and commercial space located in 17 states. As of September 30, 2012, these properties were 100% leased.
The Company’s stock is not currently listed on a national exchange. The Company may seek to list its shares of common stock for trading on a national securities exchange only if the board of directors of the Company believes listing would be in the best interest of its stockholders. The Company does not intend to list its shares of common stock at this time. The Company does not anticipate that there would be any market for its common stock until its shares are listed on a national securities exchange. In the event the Company does not obtain listing prior to February 1, 2016, its charter requires that it either: (1) seek stockholder approval of an extension or amendment of this listing deadline; or (2) seek stockholder approval to adopt a plan of liquidation.