John Reyes, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Public Storage (NYSE:PSA), announced that the Company has priced a public offering of 18,000,000 depositary shares at $25.00 per depositary share, with each depositary share representing 1/1,000 of a 5.20% Cumulative Preferred Share of Beneficial Interest, Series W. The offering is expected to result in $450 million of gross proceeds (assuming no exercise of the underwriters’ overallotment option) and to close on or about January 16, 2013. The Company expects to use a portion of the net proceeds to repay all the outstanding indebtedness under its revolving credit facility. The Company also expects to use any additional net proceeds for general corporate purposes, which may include investments in self-storage facilities and in entities that own self-storage facilities.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, UBS Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC acted as joint book-running managers of the offering. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities nor shall there be any offer or sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus and prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 222 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department, telephone: 1-800-294-1322 or email: email@example.com; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, Attn: Prospectus Department, telephone: 1-866-718-1649 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org; UBS Securities LLC, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171, Attention: Prospectus Department, telephone: 1-877-827-6444, ext. 561-3884; and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attn: Capital Markets Client Support, telephone: 1-800-326-5897 or email: email@example.com.
Public Storage, a member of the S&P 500 and FT Global 500, is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that primarily acquires, develops, owns and operates self-storage facilities. The Company’s headquarters are located in Glendale, California. At September 30, 2012, the Company had interests in 2,069 self-storage facilities located in 38 states with approximately 132 million net rentable square feet in the United States and 189 storage facilities located in seven Western European nations with approximately ten million net rentable square feet operated under the “Shurgard” brand. The Company also owns a 41% common equity interest in PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE:PSB) which owned and operated approximately 28.3 million rentable square feet of commercial space, primarily flex, multi-tenant office and industrial space, at December 19, 2012.
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