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PROTEON THERAPEUTICS INC filed this Form S-1 on 09/16/2014
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2.7          Real Estate Taxes


If with respect to any full Tax Year or fraction of a Tax Year falling within the Term, Landlord’s Tax Expenses Allocable to the Premises as hereinafter defined for a full Tax Year exceed Base Taxes Allocable to the Premises, or for any such fraction of a Tax Year exceed the corresponding fraction of Base Taxes Allocable to the Premises; then, on or before the thirtieth (30th) day following receipt by Tenant of the certified statement referred to below in this Section 2.7, then Tenant shall pay to Landlord, as Additional Rent, the amount of such excess. Not later than ninety (90) days after Landlord’s Tax Expenses Allocable to the Premises are determined for the first such Tax Year or fraction thereof and for each succeeding Tax Year or fraction thereof during the Term, Landlord shall render Tenant a statement in reasonable detail certified by a representative of Landlord showing for the preceding year or fraction thereof, as the case may be, real estate taxes on the Building and the Site and any abatements and refunds of any taxes and assessments. Upon request by Tenant, Landlord shall provide to Tenant a copy of the tax bill it used to prepare such statement. Expenditures for legal fees and for other expenses incurred in seeking the tax refund or abatement may be charged against the tax refund or abatement before the adjustments are made for the Tax Year. Said statement to be rendered to Tenant shall also show for the preceding Tax Year or fraction thereof as the case may be the amounts of real estate taxes already paid by Tenant as Additional Rent, and the amount of real estate taxes remaining due from, or overpaid by, Tenant for the year or other period covered by the statement. Within thirty (30) days after the date of delivery of the foregoing statement, Tenant shall pay to Landlord the balance of the amounts, if any, required to be paid pursuant to the above provisions of this Section 2.7 with respect to the preceding Tax Year or fraction thereof, or Landlord shall credit any amounts due from it to Tenant pursuant to the provisions of this Section 2.7 against (i) monthly installments of fixed rent next thereafter coming due or (ii) any sums then due from Tenant to Landlord under this Lease (or refund such portion of the overpayment as aforesaid if the Term has ended and Tenant has no further obligation to Landlord).


In addition, payments by Tenant on account of increases in real estate taxes anticipated for the then current year shall be made monthly at the time and in the fashion herein provided for the payment of fixed rent. The amount so to be paid to Landlord shall be an amount reasonably estimated by Landlord to be sufficient to provide Landlord, in the aggregate, a sum equal to Tenant’s share of such increases, at least ten (10) days before the day on which such payments by Landlord would become delinquent.


To the extent that real estate taxes shall be payable to the taxing authority in installments with respect to periods less than a Tax Year, the foregoing statement shall be rendered and payments made on account of such installments.


Terms used herein are defined as follows:


(i)            “Tax Year” means the twelve-month period beginning July 1 each year during the Term or if the appropriate governmental tax fiscal period shall begin on any date other than July 1, such other date.




(ii)                                  “Landlord’s Tax Expenses Allocable to the Premises” shall mean the same proportion of Landlord’s Tax Expenses for and pertaining to the Building and the Site as the Rentable Floor Area of the Premises bears to 95% of the Total Rentable Floor Area of the Building.


(iii)                               “Landlord’s Tax Expenses” with respect to any Tax Year means the aggregate real estate taxes on the Building and Site with respect to that Tax Year, reduced by any abatement receipts with respect to that Tax Year.


(iv)                              “Base Taxes” means Landlord’s Tax Expenses (hereinbefore defined) for fiscal tax year 2010 (that is, the period beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010).


(v)                                 “Base Taxes Allocable to the Premises” means the same proportion of Base Taxes as the Rentable Floor Area of the Premises bears to 95% of the Total Rentable Floor Area of the Building.


(vi)                              “Real estate taxes” means all taxes and special assessments of every kind and nature and user fees and other like fees assessed by any governmental authority on the Building or Site which the Landlord shall become obligated to pay because of or in connection with the ownership, leasing and operation of the Site, the Building and the Property (including without limitation, if applicable, the excise prescribed by Mass Gen Laws (Ter Ed) Chapter 121A, Section 10 and amounts in excess thereof paid to the City of Waltham pursuant to agreement between Landlord and the City) and reasonable expenses of and fees for any formal or informal proceedings for negotiation or abatement of taxes {collectively, “Abatement Expenses”), which Abatement Expenses shall be excluded from Base Taxes. The amount of special taxes or special assessments to be included shall be limited to the amount of the installment (plus any interest, other than penalty interest, payable thereon) of such special tax or special assessment required to be paid during the year in respect of which such taxes are being determined. There shall be excluded from such taxes all income, estate, succession, inheritance, corporate, franchise and transfer taxes; provided, however, that if at any time during the Term the present system of ad valorem taxation of real property shall be changed so that in lieu of the whole or any part of the ad valorem tax on real property there shall be assessed on Landlord a capital levy or other tax on the gross rents received with respect to the Site or Building or Property, or a federal, state, county, municipal, or other local income, franchise, excise or similar tax, assessment, levy or charge (distinct from any now in effect in the jurisdiction in which the Property is located) measured by or based, in whole or in part, upon any such gross rents, then any and all of such taxes, assessments, levies or charges, to the extent so measured or based, shall be deemed to be included within the term “real estate taxes” but only to the