UDR, Inc. (NYSE:UDR) today announced that it plans to sell 19,000,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. UDR also plans to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,850,000 shares. All of the shares of common stock will be offered by the Company and will be issued under a currently effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay approximately $364 million of its 3.3% secured debt due 2012 - 2014, to redeem all of its outstanding 6.75% Series G Preferred Stock for a total cash cost of $81.6 million plus accrued and unpaid dividends up to the redemption date, to repay a portion of the indebtedness currently outstanding under its unsecured credit facility and the balance for working capital and general corporate purposes.
BofA Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan will serve as joint book-running managers for the offering. A preliminary prospectus supplement and final prospectus supplement related to the public offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and final prospectus supplement, when available, may be obtained from Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 4 World Financial Center, New York, New York 10080, Attention: Prospectus Department or email firstname.lastname@example.org; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York, 11717, telephone: (866) 803-9204.
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 the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the security laws of any state or other jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement.