OAK BROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Inland Real Estate Corporation (NYSE:IRC), a leading real estate investment trust that owns and operates high quality, necessity and value based retail centers in select markets in the Midwest, today announced that it has closed amended and restated unsecured credit facilities totaling $360 million, which represents an increase of $10 million in total capacity. The amended and restated unsecured credit facilities (the “Facilities”) include a $180 million unsecured revolving credit facility (the “Revolver”) with a four-year term that has been extended to 2017 and a $180 million unsecured term loan (the “Term Loan”) with a five-year term now expiring in 2018. In addition, the Company has the option to extend the Revolver for 12 months, subject to its continued compliance with the terms of the Facility and payment of an extension fee of 0.15% of the commitment amount of the Revolver.
Borrowings under the Facilities bear interest at rates subject to pricing grids that are based on the Company’s leverage ratios at the time of borrowing. Based on the Company’s leverage levels at June 30th, the interest rate on the Revolver improved 45 basis points to LIBOR plus 150 basis points and the interest rate on the Term Loan improved 50 basis points to LIBOR plus 145 basis points. The improved pricing is due to lower spreads, the Company’s move to the lowest tier on the applicable pricing grids, and a 50 basis points reduction in the capitalization rate used to determine asset value under the Facilities to 7.25%.
“The expansion, extension and improved pricing of our Unsecured Credit Facilities demonstrates continued progress on the Company’s strategic objectives to improve our access to and cost of capital, as well as extend our debt maturity profile,” said Brett Brown, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer for Inland Real Estate Corporation. “We appreciate the ongoing support of our bank group as we continue to strengthen our balance sheet and grow our portfolio, with the ultimate goal of achieving an investment grade rating.”
KeyBanc Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Securities and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith served as co-lead arrangers and KeyBank, N.A. is the administrative agent for the Facilities. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and Bank of America, N.A. served as co-syndication agents and Bank of Montreal and RBS Citizens, N.A./Charter One served as co-documentation agents. Another key participant in the Facilities is PNC Bank, N.A.
About Inland Real Estate Corporation
Inland Real Estate Corporation is a self-administered and self-managed publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates open-air neighborhood, community, power and lifestyle retail centers and single-tenant properties located primarily in the Midwestern United States. As of June 30, 2013, the Company owned interests in 154 investment properties, including 40 owned through its unconsolidated joint ventures, with aggregate leasable space of approximately 15 million square feet. For additional information, including a copy of the Company's supplemental financial information for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, please visit www.inlandrealestate.com. To connect with Inland Real Estate Corporation via LinkedIn, please visit http://www.linkedin.com/company/inland-real-estate-corporation, or via Twitter at www.twitter.com/IRC_REIT.
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