DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spirit MTA REIT (NYSE: SMTA) (“SMTA” or the “Company”) announced today the results from the Company’s Special Meeting of Shareholders.
Shareholders approved the previously-announced sale of substantially all of the assets of the Company, and three travel center properties presently owned by a subsidiary of Spirit Realty Capital, Inc., to Hospitality Properties Trust (“HPT”) (NASDAQ: HPT) for $2.4 billion in total cash consideration, subject to certain adjustments. Shareholders also approved the Company’s proposed Plan of Voluntary Liquidation and the actions and transactions contemplated thereby. 76.65% of shares outstanding were voted at the meeting. Of the Company’s common shares outstanding on the record date and entitled to vote, 76.35% voted in favor of the sale and 76.29% of shares voted in favor of the Plan of Voluntary Liquidation.
SMTA expects to close the sale to HPT on September 20, 2019, subject to satisfaction of the applicable conditions to the closing. The Company intends to provide an update on the expected amount and timing of the cash distributions in due course.
The Company also announced that on August 30, 2019, it recovered all remaining amounts due under the Shopko B-1 Term Loan.
The Board of Trustees remains focused on its goal to promptly and efficiently complete the sales of remaining assets of the Company following the closing of the sale with HPT.
ABOUT SPIRIT MTA REIT
Spirit MTA REIT (NYSE:SMTA) is a net-lease REIT headquartered in Dallas, Texas. SMTA owns one of the largest, most diversified and seasoned commercial real estate backed master funding vehicles. SMTA is managed by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE:SRC), one of the largest publicly traded triple net-lease REITs.
As of June 30, 2019, our diversified portfolio was comprised of 781 Owned Properties and six properties securing mortgage loans made by the Company. Our Owned Properties, with an aggregate gross leasable area of approximately 13.8 million square feet, are leased to approximately 207 tenants across 43 states and 24 industries. More information about Spirit MTA REIT can be found on the investor relations page of the Company's website at www.spiritmastertrust.com.
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