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COUSINS PROPERTIES INC FILES (8-K) Disclosing Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Regulation FD Disclosure, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits

August 4, 2014



Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On July 29, 2014, Cousins Properties Incorporated (the "Company") entered into an underwriting agreement (the "Agreement") with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (the "Underwriter"). Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, the Company agreed to sell 18,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $1.00 per share at a price of $12.431 per share.

In the Agreement, the Company agreed to indemnify the Underwriter against certain specified types of liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, and to contribute to payments the Underwriter may be required to make in respect of these liabilities. In the ordinary course of business the Underwriter or its affiliates have engaged and may in the future engage in various financing, commercial banking and investment banking services with, and provide financial advisory services to, the Company and its affiliates for which they have received or may receive customary fees and expenses. Subject to customary closing conditions, the offering contemplated by the Agreement is expected to close on or about August 4, 2014.

The shares of common stock were offered pursuant to the Company's shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-187636). A copy of the Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1, and the description of the material terms of the Agreement in this Item 1.01 is qualified in its entirety by reference to such exhibit, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

A copy of the press release announcing the commencement of the common stock offering is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. A copy of the press release announcing the pricing of the common stock offering is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K under this Item 7.01 (including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2) shall not be deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing made by the Company under the Exchange Act or Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

The Company is filing this Current Report on Form 8-K so as to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission certain items that are to be incorporated by reference into a Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-187636).

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits Exhibit No. Exhibit Description 1.1 Underwriting Agreement, dated July 29, 2014, by and between Cousins Properties Incorporated and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. 5.1 Opinion of King & Spalding LLP regarding legality of shares. 23.1 Consent of King & Spalding LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1). 99.1 Press Release, dated July 29, 2014. 99.2 Press Release, dated July 30, 2014.



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