MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) today announced that its operating partnership, Education Realty Operating Partnership, LP (the “Operating Partnership”), priced the offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2024 under its existing shelf registration statement filed with the SEC. The 10-year notes were issued at 99.991% of par value with a coupon of 4.600% per annum and are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by EdR. Interest on the notes is payable semi-annually on June 1 and December 1 of each year, with the first payment beginning on June 1, 2015. The notes will mature on December 1, 2024. The Operating Partnership expects to use the net proceeds of approximately $247 million to repay $69 million of mortgage debt, including prepayment penalties and other fees, with a fixed interest rate of 6.015%, to pay down the outstanding balance on its revolving credit facility and for general business purposes. Settlement is expected to occur on November 24, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
J.P. Morgan, RBC Capital Markets, BofA Merrill Lynch and PNC Capital Markets are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering.
The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and the offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. A copy of the prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk - 3rd floor, or by calling collect at (212) 834-4533 or RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281, Attention: Debt Capital Markets, (866) 375-6829.
This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these notes in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction.
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