During the third quarter, we expanded our relationship with General Atomics in Poway, CA to a total of 396,000 sq. ft., consisting of the following: (i) a lease extension of 281,000 sq. ft. through June 2024, and (ii) a new 10–year lease (expected to commence mid–2014) for a 115,000 sq. ft. build–to–suit development. As part of this transaction, General Atomics agreed to purchase a 19–acre land parcel from HCP for $19 million, resulting in a $7.9 million non-cash impairment charge. This transaction monetizes and places into development 26 acres of land and represents a further reduction to our non-stabilized assets.
During the quarter, we made additional investments of $77 million as follows: (i) acquisition of a MOB for $14 million and (ii) funding of development and other capital projects of $63 million, primarily in our life science, medical office and senior housing segments.
On July 23, 2012, we issued $300 million of 3.15% senior unsecured notes due in 2022. The notes were priced at 98.888% of the principal amount with an effective yield-to-maturity of 3.28%. Net proceeds from this offering were $293.7 million.On July 30, 2012, we entered into a credit agreement with a syndicate of banks for a £137 million ($215 million) four-year unsecured term loan that accrues interest at a rate of GBP LIBOR plus 1.20%. At closing, we entered into a four-year interest rate swap agreement that fixes the rate at 1.81%, subject to adjustments based on our credit ratings. On October 19, 2012, we completed a public offering of 22 million shares of common stock and received net proceeds of $979 million. SUSTAINABILITY During the quarter we (i) were named by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark survey as sector leader in the category that includes healthcare and hospitality; (ii) received a favorable score on our inaugural Carbon Disclosure Project Investor questionnaire; and (iii) earned two additional ENERGY STAR awards in our medical office segment. As of September 30, 2012, our medical office, life science and senior housing segments have been awarded 77 ENERGY STAR labels. More information about HCP’s sustainability efforts can be found on our website at www.hcpi.com. DIVIDEND On October 25, 2012, we announced that our Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per common share. The dividend will be paid on November 20, 2012 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 5, 2012.