LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: HPP) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 8,250,000 shares of common stock pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission at a public offering price of $21.50 per share. The offering is expected to close on January 28, 2014 and is subject to customary closing conditions. The underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,237,500 shares at the public offering price, less the underwriting discount. The Company estimates that the net proceeds from this offering, after deducting underwriting discounts (before other transaction costs), will be approximately $170.3 million, or $195.8 million if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full.
The Company intends to contribute the net proceeds from this offering to its operating partnership, which will use the net proceeds to fund the recently announced acquisition of Merrill Place, development and redevelopment activities, potential acquisition opportunities and/or for general corporate purposes. Pending these applications, the Company’s operating partnership intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to temporarily repay indebtedness outstanding from time to time under its senior unsecured revolving credit facility.
The joint book-running managers for this offering are Wells Fargo Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, and KeyBanc Capital Markets.
A copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to these securities can be obtained by contacting Wells Fargo Securities, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152, or by calling (800) 326-5897 or e-mailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org; or by contacting BofA Merrill Lynch, 4 World Financial Center, New York, New York 10080, Attn: Prospectus Department or emailing email@example.com.
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About Hudson Pacific Properties
Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate company focused on owning, operating and acquiring high-quality office properties and state-of-the-art media and entertainment properties in select growth markets primarily in the Pacific Northwest and Northern and Southern California. The Company’s strategic investment program targets high barrier-to-entry, in-fill locations with favorable, long-term supply-demand characteristics in select target markets, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. The Company’s portfolio currently consists of approximately 6.2 million square feet, not including undeveloped land that the Company believes can support an additional 1.6 million square feet. The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes. Hudson Pacific Properties is a component of the Russell 2000® and the Russell 3000® indices.
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