Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Announces Pricing of Series F Preferred Stock Offering
GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (NYS: UBA) (the "Company"), a self-administered equity real estate investment trust today announced that it has priced a public offering of 4,500,000 shares of its 7.125% Series F Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, for estimated net proceeds before expenses of approximately $109 million. The offering is subject to customary closing conditions as is expected to close on or about October 24, 2012.
In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 675,000 shares of Series F Preferred Shares to cover overallotments, if any. The Company intends to apply to list the Series F Preferred Shares on the NYSE under the symbol "UBPPRF".
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering in connection with its early redemption of all its outstanding Series E preferred stock and for general corporate purposes, which may include the redemption or repurchase of some or all of the outstanding shares of its existing Series C or D preferred stock, the repayment of outstanding indebtedness, the funding of capital improvements to the Company's existing properties and the acquisition of additional properties. Pending the use of the net proceeds as described above, the Company may use the net proceeds to make investments in short-term income-producing securities that are consistent with its qualification as a REIT.
BMO Capital Markets Corp. is the sole book-running manager for the offering.
A final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to the offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus, when available, may be obtained by emailing email@example.com or calling 1-800-414-3627. Alternatively, copies can be obtained by contacting BMO Capital Markets Corp., Attn: Equity Syndicate Department, 27th Floor, 3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy shares of preferred stock, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust providing investors with a means of participating in ownership of income-producing properties with the liquidity of being listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1970. Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. owns or has equity interests in 54 properties containing approximately 4.9 million square feet of space and has paid 171 consecutive quarters of uninterrupted dividends to its shareholders since its inception.
This press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements," including with regard to the Company's securities offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. No assurance can be given that the securities offering discussed above will be completed on the terms described, or at all, or that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Completion of the securities offering on the terms described, and the application of net proceeds, are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in or incorporated by reference into the Risk Factors section of the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-3. Copies are available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc.
Willing L. Biddle, President
John T. Hayes, CFO
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