MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gladstone Land Corporation (Nasdaq:LAND) (the "Company") announced today that it has obtained an additional mortgage with Farm Credit of Central Florida, ACA ("Farm Credit"). The new mortgage totals $8.3 million and will mature in August 2034. The funds from this mortgage were used to acquire a $13.8 million property in Florida that will serve as collateral on the new Farm Credit Loan and for which the Company received a mortgage equal to 60% of the newly-acquired property's current appraised value. Together with its previously-announced mortgages with Farm Credit, the Company now has approximately $12.5 million in aggregate borrowings from Farm Credit.
"We are very pleased to add to our existing borrowings with Farm Credit and to strengthen our relationship with a new lender so as to further diversify our sources of mortgage funding. We have several more deals in the pipeline that we would like to close before year-end, and we hope to use Farm Credit to help finance some of our future acquisitions," said David Gladstone, President and CEO of the Company.
About Gladstone Land Corporation:
Gladstone Land is a real estate investment trust that pays monthly dividends to its stockholders. The Company invests in farmland located in major agricultural markets in the United States that it leases to corporate and independent farmers and intends to report the current value of its farmland on a quarterly basis. As of June 30, 2014, the net asset value of the Company was $13.93 per share. The Company currently owns 28 farms, comprised of 7,641 acres in 5 different states across the U.S., valued at approximately $158 million. Its acreage is predominantly concentrated in locations where its tenants are able to grow row crops, such as berries and vegetables, which are planted and harvested annually, or more frequently, as well as permanent crops, such as blueberries. The Company also may acquire property related to farming, such as storage facilities utilized for cooling produce, processing buildings, packaging facilities and distribution centers. The Company has paid 20 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its common stock since its initial public offering in January 2013. The current dividend is $0.03 per share per month. Additional information can be found at www.GladstoneLand.com.
Owners or brokers who have farmland for sale in the United States should call the Company at (703) 287-5839.
All statements contained in this press release, other than historical facts, may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and variations of the foregoing words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Readers should not rely upon forward-looking statements because the matters they describe are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, funds from operations or prospects to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. Such risks and uncertainties are disclosed under the caption "Risk Factors" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, as filed with the SEC on February 24, 2014. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
CONTACT: For further information: Gladstone Land, 703-287-5893
Source:Gladstone Land Corporation