Trade Street Residential Announces Simplification of Capital Structure

AVENTURA, Fla., Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trade Street Residential, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRE) ("Trade Street" or the "Company"), a fully integrated owner and operator of high-quality apartment communities located primarily in the southeastern United States, today announced that it has reached an agreement with the holders of the Company's outstanding Class A preferred stock to redeem all outstanding shares of such preferred stock for an aggregate price of approximately $13.8 million. The Class A preferred stock has a face value of $30.9 million and was originally issued in June 2012 pursuant to the Company's formation and preparation for listing.

In addition, the Company announced that in connection with Michael Baumann's resignation as chief executive officer of the Company, the Class B contingent units held by Baumann in the Company's operating partnership will be converted into 2,343,500 common units of operating partnership interests.

Mack Pridgen, Chairman of the Company's board of directors, stated: "The agreements we have made with our Class A preferred shareholders and Mr. Baumann will result in a simplification of our capital structure by eliminating all our non-traditional securities in an accretive manner. We can now move forward with our anticipated growth plans with our capital structure better aligned with shareholders."

About Trade Street Residential, Inc.

Trade Street Residential, Inc. is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust focused on acquiring, owning, operating and managing conveniently located, garden-style and mid-rise apartment communities in mid-sized cities and suburban submarkets of larger cities primarily in the southeastern United States, including Texas.

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CONTACT: Investor Relations: Stephen Swett 786-248-6099 Media Contact: Jason Chudoba, ICR for Trade Street 646-277-1249 Jason.Chudoba@icrinc.comSource:Trade Street Residential, Inc.