DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 14, 2019–Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE:SRC) (“Spirit” or the “Company”), a net-lease real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in single-tenant, operationally essential real estate, today announced that the Company has closed on a new $1.62 billion unsecured credit facility, comprised of an $800 million unsecured revolving credit facility due March 2023, a $420 million unsecured term loan due March 2024 and a $400 million unsecured term loan due March 2022. The Company has the ability to further increase the borrowing capacity of the credit facility to $2.42 billion in aggregate, subject to certain conditions. In conjunction with the new credit facility, the Company has entered into a $400 million swap transaction that fixes LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) for five years at a rate of 2.816% beginning February 2019.
“We are pleased to announce the completion of our new credit facility, which provides us ongoing access to efficiently priced capital, resolves our near-term debt maturities and maintains balance sheet flexibility. We believe the quality of our portfolio and platform allowed us to achieve a strong execution and we thank all of our banking partners for their commitments,” said Michael Hughes, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Spirit. “We will use this expanded facility to fund the long-term growth of our real estate portfolio and address our maturing convertible notes.”
The new $800 million unsecured revolving credit facility replaces the Company’s existing $800 million unsecured facility. The revolving credit facility matures in March 2023 and includes two six-month extensions that can be exercised at the Company’s option. Borrowings under the new facility, based on the Company’s current BBB-/Baa3 credit ratings, bear interest at LIBOR plus 110 basis points with a facility commitment fee of 25 basis points, for all-in drawn pricing of 135 basis points over LIBOR. This compares to all-in drawn pricing of 150 basis points over LIBOR under the previous facility. The capacity of the new unsecured revolving credit facility can be increased to $1.2 billion with the accordion expansion feature. A total of 14 lenders participated in this facility, including JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. as a Joint Bookrunner and Administrative Agent. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated served as a Joint Bookrunner and Syndication Agent. U.S. Bank National Association, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., The Bank of Nova Scotia and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC N.A. served as Joint-Lead Arrangers. Regions Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Fifth Third Bank, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Citizens Bank, N.A., Capital One, National Association, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., N.A. and Associated Bank, National Association served as Managing Agents.
The new $420 million unsecured term loan replaces the Company’s existing $420 million unsecured term loan. Borrowings under the new term loan bear interest at LIBOR plus 125 basis points, based on the Company’s current credit rating. This compares to pricing of 135 basis points over LIBOR under the previous facility. The capacity of the unsecured term loan can be increased to $620 million with the accordion expansion feature. A total of 13 lenders participated in this term loan, including JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. as a Joint Bookrunner and Administrative Agent. U.S. Bank National Association served as a Joint Bookrunner and Syndication Agent. Regions Capital Markets, Royal Bank of Canada and Fifth Third Bank served as Joint-Lead Arrangers. Bank of America, N.A., SunTrust Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Citizens Bank, N.A., Capital One, National Association and Associated Bank, National Association served as Managing Agents.
The new $400 million unsecured term loan includes a delayed funding feature and the Company expects to fully draw loan proceeds in May to retire the $402.5 million unsecured convertible senior notes due May 2019, which bear interest at 2.875%. Borrowings under the $400 million unsecured term loan bear interest at LIBOR plus 125 basis points, based on the Company’s current credit rating. The capacity of the unsecured term loan can be increased to $600 million with the accordion expansion feature. A total of 13 lenders participated in this term loan, including Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated as a Joint Bookrunner and Administrative Agent. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. served as a Joint Bookrunner and Syndication Agent. Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Citizens Bank, N.A. and Capital One, National Association served as Joint-Lead Arrangers. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., U.S. Bank National Association, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Regions Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Fifth Third Bank and Associated Bank, National Association served as Managing Agents.
ABOUT SPIRIT REALTY
Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC) is a premier net-lease REIT that primarily invests in high-quality, operationally essential real estate, subject to long-term net leases. Over the past decade, Spirit has become an industry leader and owner of income-producing, strategically located retail, industrial, office and data center properties.
As of September 30, 2018, our diversified portfolio was comprised of 1,523 properties, including properties securing mortgage loans made by the Company. Our properties, with an aggregate gross leasable area of approximately 28.7 million square feet, are leased to approximately 252 tenants across 49 states and 32 industries.
FORWARD-LOOKING AND CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS
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