DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UDR, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: UDR), announced today that it has priced a $300 million offering of 3.50% senior unsecured notes under its existing shelf registration statement. Interest is payable semiannually on January 15 and July 15 with the first interest payment due July 15, 2018. The notes will mature on January 15, 2028. The notes were priced at 99.601% of the principal amount, plus accrued interest from December 13, 2017 to yield 3.547% to maturity.
The notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by United Dominion Realty, L.P.
The Company also announced that it will redeem all $300 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 4.25% senior notes due June 1, 2018 (CUSIP No. 91019PCS9). As a result of the redemption, the Company expects to incur a one-time charge of approximately $3.0 - $3.5 million to Net Income and Funds from Operations in the fourth quarter of 2017. Previously released Company guidance for full-year 2017 did not include the 3.50% offering or the redemption of its outstanding 4.25% senior notes.
The Company expects to use the net proceeds of the offering for the repayment of debt, including funding the redemption of the 4.25% senior notes, or other general corporate purposes. Pending application of the net proceeds for those purposes, the Company may use the net proceeds from the offering to repay currently outstanding indebtedness under the Company’s commercial paper program, unsecured revolving credit facility and working capital credit facility, or the Company may invest the net proceeds in short-term investments, including marketable securities. The settlement of the offering is expected to occur on December 13, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch and US Bancorp are the joint book-running managers for the offering. BB&T Capital Markets, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, PNC Capital Markets LLC, Regions Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, Morgan Stanley, TD Securities, MUFG and Ramirez & Co., Inc. are the co-managers for the offering.
This offering is being conducted pursuant to the Company’s currently effective shelf registration statement, which was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). You may obtain copies of the pricing supplement, prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to the offering without charge from the SEC at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of these documents may be obtained by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, telephone: (212) 834-4533, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 200 North College Street, NC1-004-03-43, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, Toll-free: 1-800-294-1322, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., by calling toll-free 1-877-558-2607.
Forward Looking Statement
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About UDR, Inc.
UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR), an S&P 500 company, is a leading multifamily real estate investment trust with a demonstrated performance history of delivering superior and dependable returns by successfully managing, buying, selling, developing and redeveloping attractive real estate properties in targeted U.S. markets. As of September 30, 2017, UDR owned or had an ownership position in 50,127 apartment homes including 2,935 homes under development or in its Developer Capital Program. For over 45 years, UDR has delivered long-term value to shareholders, the best standard of service to residents and the highest quality experience for associates.