In addition, CBL acquired the remaining 40% interest in its Imperial Valley Mall and Imperial Valley Commons in El Centro, CA from its joint venture partner. Following the transaction, CBL owns 100% of Imperial Valley Mall and Imperial Valley Commons. As a result of the acquisition of the remaining interest in Imperial Valley Mall, CBL recorded a gain on investment of $45.1 million in the fourth quarter 2012. Additionally, CBL recorded a loss on impairment of real estate of $20.3 million related to land that is available for the future expansion of Imperial Valley Commons.
During the fourth quarter CBL completed the sale of Hickory Hollow Mall in Nashville (Antioch), TN; Towne Mall in Franklin, OH; and Willowbrook Plaza, a community center located in Houston, TX, in three separate transactions, for an aggregate sales price of $25.5 million. In 2012, CBL generated aggregate gross proceeds from dispositions of $70.3 million.
Subsequent to the quarter-end, CBL completed the sale of two office buildings located in Greensboro, NC for an aggregate sales price of $30.0 million, which were classified as held for sale as of December 31, 2012.
In November, CBL closed on the modification and extension of its two major credit facilities, increasing the aggregate capacity by $155.0 million to $1.2 billion. Both facilities were converted from secured to unsecured and the capacity of each facility was increased to $600 million. The maturities were extended to 2016 and 2017, including extension options, and the average borrowing rate reduced by 60 basis points. The outstanding balances on the two facilities bear interest at an annual rate equal to LIBOR plus a range of 155 to 210 basis points, depending on the Company’s leverage ratio.
In December, CBL closed on a 10-year, non-recourse loan secured by West County Center in St. Louis, MO. The new 10-year, non-recourse $190 million loan bears a fixed interest rate of 3.4%, representing the lowest fixed interest rate CBL has ever achieved on a secured mortgage. CBL’s share of the excess proceeds generated after payoff of the existing loan was approximately $23 million, which was used to reduce outstanding balances on the Company’s lines of credit. During 2012, CBL completed more than $558 million of property-specific loan refinancings.