Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today announced that it has successfully amended and restated its senior unsecured revolving credit facility. The amended credit facility was increased to $300 million and is composed of a $200 million unsecured revolving credit facility and a $100 million unsecured term loan. The pricing on the amended credit facility has been significantly reduced and the facility now matures in July 2016 with an option to extend to July 2017. All other business terms are substantially the same as the prior credit facility.
“We are extremely pleased with the continued strong support from our bank group,” noted Raymond D. Martz, Chief Financial Officer for Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “This amended credit facility allows us to substantially reduce our borrowing costs, while also extending the maturity of our facility and increasing the capital we have available for future acquisitions and capital investments. This amended credit facility further reduces our overall cost of capital while also enabling us to maintain our targeted conservative capital structure.”
The amended revolving credit facility’s interest rate is based on a pricing grid with a range of 175 to 250 basis points over LIBOR, based on the Company’s leverage ratio. Based on the Company’s current leverage ratio, the interest rate on the revolving credit facility would be approximately 2.0 percent. The credit facility also includes an accordion option that allows the Company to request additional lender commitments up to a total of $600 million. The Company currently has no outstanding balance on the $200 million revolving credit facility.
In addition to the $200 million unsecured revolving credit facility, the Company also completed a $100 million unsecured term loan. The term loan has a five-year term maturing July 2017 and a 30-day delayed draw feature. The interest rate on the unsecured term loan is based on a pricing grid similar to the pricing grid on the Company’s amended revolving credit facility and is determined by the Company’s leverage ratio. The Company has not yet utilized this new $100 million term loan, but it anticipates that it will do so within the next 30 days.
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