Global Net Lease, The Necessity Retail REIT and AR Global Enter into Cooperation Agreement with Blackwells Capital

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Net Lease Inc. (NYSE: GNL, “GNL”) and The Necessity Retail REIT Inc. (NASDAQ: RTL, “RTL”) – together with their respective advisors and property managers and AR Global – today announced that they have entered into a cooperation agreement (the “Cooperation Agreement”) with Blackwells Capital.

Under the terms of the Cooperation Agreement, the Blackwells Parties will withdraw their nomination notices and proposals at both GNL and RTL and have agreed to vote in favor of the share issuances for the previously announced merger of GNL and RTL (“the Merger”) and internalization transactions at the GNL special meeting.