ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PARKWAY PROPERTIES, INC. (NYSE:PKY) announced today it has closed a $125 million unsecured term loan, with funding received on Friday, September 28, 2012. The term loan has a maturity date of September 27, 2017, and has an accordion feature that allows for an increase in the size of the term loan to as much as $250 million. Interest on the term loan is based on LIBOR plus an applicable margin, initially 1.5%. Also on September 28, 2012, the Company executed two floating-to-fixed interest rate swaps totaling $125 million, locking LIBOR at 0.699% for five years, which result in an initial all-in interest rate of 2.199%. The term loan will have substantially the same operating and financial covenants as required by the Company's current unsecured revolving credit facility.
David R. O'Reilly, Parkway's Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer, stated, "The recent $200 million equity investment in Parkway by TPG, as well as Parkway's $250 million purchase of Hearst Tower in Charlotte, has enabled the Company to pursue various financing options to fund future acquisition opportunities. We believe that the unsecured term loan offers attractive pricing and will give us greater flexibility than the secured debt options as we continue to grow the Company and pursue our long-term financial goals. We thank all of the participating lenders for their commitment and support."Keybanc Capital Markets, Inc. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated acted as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners on the term loan. In addition, Keybank National Association acted as Administrative Agent; Bank of America, N. A. acted as Syndication Agent; and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association acted as Documentation Agent. Other participating lenders include Royal Bank of Canada, PNC Bank, National Association, U. S. Bank National Association, and Trustmark National Bank. About Parkway PropertiesParkway Properties, Inc., a member of the S&P Small Cap 600 Index, is a self-administered real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership of quality office properties in higher-growth submarkets in the Sunbelt region of the United States. Parkway owns or has an interest in 39 office properties located in nine states with an aggregate of approximately 10.3 million square feet of leasable space at August 8, 2012. Fee-based real estate services are offered through wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company, which in total manage and/or lease approximately 11.9 million square feet for third-party owners at August 8, 2012. Parkway Properties, Inc.'s press releases and additional information about the Company are available on the Company's website at www.pky.com. Forward Looking StatementCertain statements in this press release that are not in the present or past tense or that discuss the Company's expectations (including any use of the words "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "guidance," "intend," "may," "might," "project" or similar expressions) are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and as such are based upon the Company's current beliefs as to the outcome and timing of future events. There can be no assurance that actual future developments affecting the Company will be those anticipated by the Company. Examples of forward-looking statements include projected net operating income, cap rates, internal rates of return, future dividend payment rates, forecasts of FFO accretion, projected capital improvements, expected sources of financing, expectations as to the timing of closing of acquisitions, dispositions and other potential transactions and descriptions relating to these expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the Company) and are subject to change based upon various factors, including but not limited to the following risks and uncertainties: changes in the real estate industry and in performance of the financial markets; the demand for and market acceptance of the Company's properties for rental purposes; the ability of the Company to enter into new leases or renew leases on favorable terms; the amount and growth of the Company's expenses; tenant financial difficulties and general economic conditions, including interest rates, as well as economic conditions in those areas where the Company owns properties; risks associated with joint venture partners; risks associated with the ownership and development of real property; termination of property management contracts; the bankruptcy or insolvency of companies for which Parkway provides property management services or the sale of these properties; the outcome of claims and litigation involving or affecting the Company; the ability to satisfy conditions necessary to close pending transactions and the ability to successfully integrate pending transactions; applicable regulatory changes; and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC filings. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties occur, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, the Company's business, financial condition, liquidity, cash flows and financial results could differ materially from those expressed in the Company's forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made. New risks and uncertainties arise over time, and it is not possible for us to predict the occurrence of those matters or the manner in which they may affect us. The Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.