Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE:GRT)
announced today that it completed the redemption of all of its issued and outstanding 8.75% Series F Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares (the “Series F Shares”) (CUSIP: 379302300) and a portion of its issued and outstanding 8.125% Series G Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares (the “Series G Shares”) (CUSIP: 379302409) on September 4, 2012. All of the 2,400,000 issued and outstanding Series F Shares were redeemed. Of the 9,500,000 issued and outstanding Series G Shares, 1,200,000 were redeemed on a pro rata basis (as nearly as practicable without creating fractional shares) from each record holder. Because the redemption of the Series F Shares is a redemption in full, trading of the Series F Shares on the NYSE ceased after the redemption date.
The Series F Shares were redeemed at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus accumulated and unpaid distributions to but excluding the redemption date in an amount equal to $0.3896 per share, for a total payment of $25.3896 per share. The Series G Shares were redeemed at a redemption price of $25.00 per share, plus accumulated and unpaid distributions to but excluding the redemption date in an amount equal to $0.3617 per share, for a total payment of $25.3617 per share The aggregate amount paid to effect the redemptions of the Series F Shares and the Series G Shares was approximately $91.4 million, which was funded with net proceeds from Glimcher’s recent issuance of its 7.5% Series H Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares of Beneficial Interest, par value $0.01 per share. Upon redemption, the Company recognized a $3.4 million non-cash charge associated with the write-off of the original issuance costs for the Series F Shares and the applicable pro rata amount of such costs for the Series G Shares.
About Glimcher Realty Trust
Glimcher Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of malls, which includes open-air centers, enclosed regional malls, as well as outlet centers. At June 30, 2012, GRT owned interests in and managed 28 properties with gross leasable area totaling approximately 21.6 million square feet, consisting of 25 malls (21 wholly owned and four partially owned through joint ventures) and three community centers (two wholly owned and one partially owned through a joint venture).