MPG Office Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPG), a Southern California-focused real estate investment trust, announced that it has extended the maturity date of its mortgage loan at KPMG Tower in Downtown Los Angeles for an additional one year, to October 9, 2013.
As part of the extension, the Company repaid $35 million of principal, which reduced the outstanding loan balance from $400 million to $365 million. Additionally, the Company funded a $5 million leasing reserve and agreed to a full cash sweep of excess operating cash flow beginning on September 9, 2012. Excess operating cash flow (cash flow after the funding of certain reserves, the payment of property operating expenses and the payment of debt service) will be applied to fund a $1.5 million capital expenditure reserve, to fund an additional $5 million into the leasing reserve, and thereafter, to reduce the outstanding principal balance of the loan.
The interest rate on the loan is LIBOR plus 1.65%. Beginning on October 10, 2012, the $320.8 million A-Note will bear interest at LIBOR plus 3.00% and the $44.2 million B-Note will bear interest at LIBOR plus 5.10%.
About MPG Office Trust, Inc.MPG Office Trust, Inc. is the largest owner and operator of Class A office properties in the Los Angeles Central Business District. MPG Office Trust, Inc. is a full-service real estate company with substantial in-house expertise and resources in property management, leasing and financing. For more information on MPG Office Trust, visit our website at www.mpgoffice.com. Business Risks This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation: risks associated with our liquidity situation, including our failure to obtain additional capital or extend or refinance debt maturities; risks associated with our failure to reduce our significant level of indebtedness; risks associated with the timing and consequences of loan defaults and non-core asset dispositions; risks associated with our loan modification and asset disposition efforts, including potential tax ramifications; risks associated with our ability to dispose of properties with potential value above the debt, if and when we decide to do so, at prices or terms set by or acceptable to us; general risks affecting the real estate industry (including, without limitation, the inability to enter into or renew leases at favorable rates, dependence on tenants’ financial condition, and competition from other developers, owners and operators of real estate); risks associated with the continued disruption of credit markets or a global economic slowdown; risks associated with the potential loss of key personnel (most importantly, members of senior management); risks associated with joint ventures; risks associated with our failure to maintain our status as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and possible adverse changes in tax and environmental laws; and potential liability for uninsured losses and environmental contamination.