TEL-AVIV, Israel, Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gazit-Globe (TASE:GLOB) (NYSE:GZT), one of the largest owners and operators of supermarket-anchored shopping centers in the world, announced today that it has completed a public offering of its existing Series K debentures in Israel. The total gross proceeds from the offering are approximately NIS 1.0 billion (approx. US $264 million).
The debentures were offered at a price of NIS 1.1325 for NIS 1.00 par value representing an effective yield to maturity of 4.17% with a duration of approximately 7.8 years.
The debentures carry an annual interest rate of 5.35%, Israeli CPI adjusted with a final maturity date of September 2024.
The debentures have a domestic credit rating of Aa3 with a stable outlook from Midroog (Moody's domestic subsidiary) and a domestic credit rating of ilA+ with a stable outlook from S&P Maalot.
The underwriters syndicate was led by Leader Capital Markets and Clal Finance and included, Barak Capital, Excellence Investments, Poalim IBI, Leumi Partners, Discount Capital Markets & Investments, Meitav Investment House and APEX Investment.
The Company will use the net proceeds from the offering to reduce the outstanding balance under its revolving credit facilities and for general corporate purposes.
Gazit-Globe is one of the largest owners and operators of supermarket-anchored shopping centers in the world. In addition, the Company is active in North America in the healthcare real estate sector. Gazit-Globe is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:GZT). The Company is also listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE:GLOB) and is included in the TA-25 and the Real-Estate 15 indices in Israel. The Group operates properties with a total value of approximately $19.8 billion in more than 20 countries, owns and operates over 600 properties with a gross leasable area of approximately 6.6 million square meters. www.gazit-globe.com
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