Realty Income And American Realty Capital Trust Announce Amended Merger Agreement
Nicholas S. Schorsch, Chairman of ARCT, said, “We are extremely pleased to have reached this amended agreement with Realty Income. The ARCT board is confident that this increased offer from Realty Income not only achieves the highest attainable value for our stockholders, but also allows them to participate in the potential upside of the combined company. The $0.35 per share cash payment will provide ARCT stockholders with an immediate increase in transaction value of approximately $55.5 million, and the Realty Income dividend increase will enhance the income stream for ARCT stockholders as the combined company continues to grow.”
Realty Income and ARCT have confirmed that if ARCT stockholders do not approve the merger on its revised terms, then the Merger Agreement will be terminated, and if Realty Income obtains its stockholder approval, Realty Income will receive $4.0 million in expense reimbursement from ARCT. As disclosed in ARCT’s January 2, 2013 press release, the ARCT management team will continue to operate and grow ARCT consistent with its established operating, investment and capitalization strategies, should the Merger Agreement be terminated.
All other terms and conditions remain the same as those set out in the Merger Agreement as described in detail in the definitive proxy mailed to Realty Income and ARCT stockholders on December 6, 2012 and available on www.sec.gov. The transaction is expected to close in January 2013, following a vote by the stockholders of both companies on January 16, 2013.
The Special Meeting of Realty Income stockholders to consider and vote on the proposal to approve the issuance of shares of Realty Income common stock in connection with the acquisition, is scheduled for January 16, 2013. Realty Income stockholders of record, as of December 6, 2012, will be entitled to vote on the proposal.The Special Meeting of ARCT stockholders to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve the merger with Realty Income and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement providing for the acquisition of ARCT by Realty Income is scheduled for January 16, 2013. ARCT stockholders of record as of December 6, 2012 will be entitled to vote at the Special Meeting.
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