KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR) (the "Company") announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its 5.750% Series G Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares (the "Series G Preferred Shares") at $25.00 per share. The offering is expected to close on November 30, 2017, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions. Dividends on the Series G Preferred Shares will be paid on a cumulative basis quarterly in arrears on January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15 of each year, commencing January 15, 2018, at a rate per annum of 5.750% of the $25.00 liquidation preference (equivalent to $1.4375 per share per annum).
The Company will apply to list the Series G Preferred Shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "EPR PrG". The Company expects that trading will commence within 30 days after initial delivery of the Series G Preferred Shares.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. served as joint book-running managers of the offering. Net proceeds of the offering are expected to be $144.5 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to redeem all of the Company's 6.625% Series F Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares (the "Series F Preferred Shares") at an aggregate redemption price equal to the aggregate liquidation preference of $125 million, plus all accrued and unpaid dividends on the Series F Preferred Shares, up to, but not including, the redemption date. The Company intends to use the remaining net proceeds from the offering for general business purposes, which may include funding its ongoing pipeline of acquisition and build-to-suit projects. Pending application of any portion of the net proceeds from the offering, the Company intends to use the net proceeds to reduce the outstanding principal balance of its unsecured revolving credit facility.
The offering is being made pursuant to a prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus filed as part of an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form S-3. A written prospectus and prospectus supplement relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, North Carolina 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department (telephone: (800) 294-1322 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org); RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10281, Attention: Prospectus Department (telephone: (866) 375-6829 or via email: email@example.com); Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, One South Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, Attention: Syndicate Department (telephone: (855) 300-7136 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org); or Raymond James & Associates, Inc., 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716, Attention: Equity Syndicate (telephone: (800) 248-8863 or via email: email@example.com). You may also get these documents free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
This press release 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 jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About EPR Properties
EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $6.6 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education. We adhere to rigorous underwriting and investing criteria centered on key industry and property level cash flow standards. We believe our focused niche approach provides a competitive advantage, and the potential for higher growth and better yields.
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Brian Moriarty, 1-888-EPR-REIT
Vice President – Corporate Communications
Source: EPR Properties