NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) today announced its public offering of: (i) $400 million aggregate principal amount of notes due 2024 (the “2024 notes”) at a coupon of 2.700% per annum with an effective yield of 2.778%, maturing March 1, 2024; and (ii) $350 million aggregate principal amount of notes due 2046 (the “2046 notes”) at a coupon of 4.125% per annum with an effective yield of 4.171%, maturing December 1, 2046. The offering is expected to settle on November 10, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.
The company intends to use the net proceeds of approximately $739.3 million for general corporate purposes, including to (i) repay up to $400.0 million of the company’s borrowings under our $650.0 million unsecured term loan maturing in January 2017 (subject to three one-year extension options), which borrowings bear interest at a rate of LIBOR plus .950% (1.47% as of September 30, 2016); and (ii) pre-fund 2017 debt maturities, including $505.6 million of mortgage debt outstanding with a weighted average interest rate of 5.6%, and any associated prepayment penalties. Prior to the repayment of the 2017 debt maturities, proceeds from this offering may be used for any purpose, including to temporarily reduce borrowings (of which $225.0 million were outstanding as of September 30, 2016) under the company’s revolving credit facility maturing in March 2018 (subject to two six-month extension options), which borrowings bear interest at a rate of one-month LIBOR plus 0.925% (1.45% as of September 30, 2016).
“Our ability to opportunistically access the capital markets in this low rate environment provides flexibility with our capital plan and adds meaningful value for our shareholders,” said Glenn Cohen, Kimco Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Together, these two new bonds further extend the company’s weighted average debt maturity profile from six years to nearly nine years, and improve our fixed charge coverage ratio, which are both important factors as we continue to enhance our unsecured credit rating as part of Kimco’s 2020 Vision.”
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Jefferies LLC, UBS Securities LLC and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. served as the joint book-running managers for the 2024 notes. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC served as the joint book-running managers for the 2046 notes. Barclays Capital Inc. and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. served as the senior co-managers for the 2024 notes. Barclays Capital Inc. and Regions Securities LLC served as the senior co-managers for the 2046 notes. BBVA Securities Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. and TD Securities (USA) LLC served as the co-managers for the 2024 notes. BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities, LLC, BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and TD Securities (USA) LLC served as the co-managers for the 2046 notes.
The offering was made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement, prospectus and related prospectus supplement. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the base prospectus, when available, may be obtained by contacting Citigroup Global Markets Inc. by telephone at (800) 831-9146 (toll free) or at the following address: Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; RBC Capital Markets, LLC, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10281, Toll-Free Number: (866) 375-6829, Fax: (212) 428-6308, Email: email@example.com, Attn: Transaction Management; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 608 2nd Avenue South, Suite 1000, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Attn: WFS Customer Service, Toll free number: 1-800-645-3751, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Investors may also obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities 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 such state or other jurisdiction.
Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is North America’s largest publicly-traded owner and operator of open-air shopping centers. As of September 30, 2016, the company owned interests in 534 U.S. shopping centers comprising 86.3 million square feet of leasable space across 35 states and Puerto Rico. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 50 years.
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The company refers you to the documents filed by the company from time to time with the SEC, specifically the sections titled “Risk Factors” in the prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to the company’s 2024 notes and 2046 notes and in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as may be updated or supplemented in the company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the company’s other filings with the SEC, which discuss these and other factors that could adversely affect the company’s results. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.