LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) today announced that, in connection with its previously announced public offering of 8,000,000 common shares at a price to the public of $23.70 per share, the underwriters exercised in full their option to purchase an additional 1,200,000 common shares. Including the option shares, the Company is issuing 9,200,000 shares in the offering, which is expected to close on December 19, 2012.
Citigroup and Raymond James are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering, BMO Capital Markets is acting as lead manager, Deutsche Bank Securities, RBC Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as senior co-managers and BB&T Capital Markets, Piper Jaffray, PNC Capital Markets LLC and RBS are acting as co-managers.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering, including proceeds from the exercise of the underwriters’ option, to fund all or a portion of the cost of future hotel acquisitions, including the potential acquisition of a hotel in a major U.S. market in which the Company already owns properties, to reduce amounts outstanding under its senior unsecured credit facility and under the unsecured credit facility of the Company’s taxable REIT subsidiary, LaSalle Hotel Lessee, Inc., and for general corporate purposes.
Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, final prospectus supplement (when available) and prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained by contacting (a) Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by calling 1-800-831-9146; (b) Raymond James, 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, by emailing email@example.com, or by calling toll-free at 1-800-248-8863; or (c) the Internet site of the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov.This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement.