EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP (the “Partnership”) (NASDAQ:LMRK) announced today that it has entered into a series of interest rate swap agreements that extend the terms of its current interest rate hedging program. These swap agreements effectively extend two of the Partnership’s existing swap agreements with a combined notional value of $95 million by three years to 2021 and beyond. As a result of these new swap agreements, the average duration of the Partnership’s interest rate swaps increases by approximately two years while maintaining the all-in effective rate at current levels for hedged borrowings under the Partnership’s existing credit facility.
"With the decline in interest rates during the first quarter, we have been extending the period covered by our swap agreements to further reduce our floating interest rate exposure," said George Doyle, Chief Financial Officer. “The execution of these additional interest rate swap agreements serves to further enhance the Partnership’s ability to generate stable cash flows for our unitholders. With these new swap agreements, we have fixed the floating interest rate component (one month LIBOR) on approximately 70% of our existing borrowings for an average of six years.”
On March 23, 2016, the Partnership entered into an interest rate swap agreement with a notional amount of $50 million to fix the floating interest rate for existing borrowings at an effective rate of 4.17% over a three-year period beginning on December 24, 2018. Additionally, on March 31, 2016, the Partnership entered into two interest rate swap agreement as follows: (i) notional amount of $20 million to fix the floating interest rate at an effective rate of 4.06% over a three-year period beginning on December 24, 2018; and (ii) notional amount of $25 million to fix the floating interest rate at an effective rate of 4.13% over a three-year period beginning on April 13, 2019. These interest rate swap agreements extend through and beyond the term of the Partnership’s existing credit facility.
About Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP
The Partnership is a growth-oriented master limited partnership formed to acquire, own and manage a portfolio of real property interests that the Partnership leases to companies in the wireless communication, outdoor advertising and renewable power generation industries. Headquartered in El Segundo, California, the Partnership’s real property interests consist of a diversified portfolio of long-term and perpetual easements, tenant lease assignments and, to a lesser extent, fee simple properties located in 49 states and the District of Columbia, entitling the Partnership to rental payments from leases on approximately 1,456 tenant sites as of December 31, 2015.
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