Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) announced today the closing of its underwritten public offering of 8,050,000 newly issued common shares of beneficial interest priced at $15.55 per share, which included 1,050,000 common shares issued pursuant to the exercise of the underwriter's option.
Ramco-Gershenson received approximately $122,103,000 in net proceeds from the offering after deducting the underwriting discount and other estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund a portion of the consideration for the acquisition of 12 shopping centers from its Ramco/Lion LP joint venture, which was announced on March 11, 2013, as well as for general corporate purposes.
Deutsche Bank Securities acted as sole book-running manager for the transaction.
This offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement and related prospectus and prospectus supplement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement for this offering may be obtained by contacting Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn.: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, or by email at email@example.com.CPDG@db.com, or by calling (800) 503-4611.This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. About Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) is a fully integrated, self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The Company’s business is the ownership and management of multi-anchor shopping centers in strategic, quality of life markets throughout the Eastern, Midwestern and Central United States. At December 31, 2012, the Company owned interests in and managed a portfolio of 78 shopping centers and one office building with approximately 15.0 million square feet of gross leasable area owned by the Company or its joint ventures. The properties are located in Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Missouri, Colorado, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee. At December 31, 2012, the Company’s core operating portfolio was 94.6% leased. For additional information regarding Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust visit the Company's website at www.rgpt.com. This press release may contain forward-looking statements that represent the Company’s expectations and projections for the future. Management of Ramco-Gershenson believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements made in this press release are based on reasonable assumptions. Certain factors could occur that might cause actual results to vary, including deterioration in national economic conditions, weakening of real estate markets, decreases in the availability of credit, increases in interest rates, adverse changes in the retail industry, our continuing to ability to qualify as a REIT and other factors discussed in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.