Gladstone Land Corporation Announces Preferred Stock Offering

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND) (the "Company") today announced that it plans to sell shares of a newly-designated Series A Cumulative Term Preferred Stock (the "Series A Preferred Stock") in an underwritten public offering. The public offering price and other terms are to be determined by negotiations between the Company and the underwriters. The Company also plans to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional shares of Series A Preferred Stock on the same terms and conditions to cover over-allotments, if any. Janney Montgomery Scott is serving as the sole book-running manager for the offering, and J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC, Ladenburg Thalmann, and Wunderlich are serving as co-lead managers for the offering. Oppenheimer & Co., Maxim Group LLC and National Securities Corporation are serving as co-managers for the offering.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from its offering of the Series A Preferred Stock (the “Offering”) to repay any outstanding indebtedness under its line of credit and for other general corporate purposes.

Investors are advised to carefully consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses of the Company before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement, dated August 10, 2016, and the accompanying prospectus dated April 2, 2014, which have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, contain this and other information about the Company and should be read carefully by prospective investors before investing.

The Offering is being conducted as a public offering under the Company's effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (File No. 333-194539). To obtain a copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the final prospectus supplement (when available) for this offering, please contact: Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, 1717 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Attention: Taxable Fixed Income Department or prospectus@janney.com.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About Gladstone Land Corporation: Gladstone Land Corporation is a publicly-traded agricultural real estate investment trust that owns farmland and farm-related properties located in major agricultural markets in the United States that it leases to corporate and independent farmers. The Company currently owns 48 farms, comprised of 23,857 acres in 7 different states across the U.S., valued at approximately $342 million. Information on the business activities of the Company can be found at www.gladstoneland.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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” and “plans,” and variations of these 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 intended use of proceeds, 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, 2015, as filed with the SEC on February 23, 2016 and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the prospectus supplement. 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.


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Source:Gladstone Land Corp.