KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) (the "Company") announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of $450 million of 4.500% Senior Notes due 2027. The notes will be guaranteed by certain of the Company's subsidiaries. The offering is expected to close on May 23, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. and BNP Paribas Securities Corp. are acting as joint lead managers, and UMB Financial Services, Inc. and BOK Financial Securities, Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from its offering to repay the outstanding principal balance of its unsecured revolving credit facility, which was approximately $375.0 million at May 12, 2017, and the remaining amount of net proceeds for general business purposes, which may include funding the Company's ongoing pipeline of acquisition and build-to-suit projects. Pending application of any portion of the net proceeds from the offering to the uses described above, the Company may invest such proceeds in interest-bearing accounts and short-term interest-bearing securities which are consistent with the Company's qualification as a real estate investment trust.
The notes will be issued pursuant to a prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus filed as part of an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form S-3. A written prospectus and prospectus supplement relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained by contacting Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, at 200 North College Street, NC1-004-03-43, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling (800) 294-1322 or emailing email@example.com; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, at 383 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, 3rd Floor, or by calling collect (212) 834-4533; or RBC Capital Markets, LLC, at 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10281, or by calling (866) 375-6829 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also get these documents free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC 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 the notes in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About EPR Properties
EPR Properties is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $5.5 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Recreation and Education. We adhere to rigorous underwriting and investing criteria centered on key industry and property level cash flow standards. We believe our focused niche approach provides a competitive advantage, and the potential for higher growth and better yields.
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