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CapLease, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: LSE) today announced that it has established the close of business on July 12, 2013 as the record date for its special meeting to vote on the proposed merger of the Company with and into a wholly owned subsidiary of American Realty Capital Properties, Inc., a Maryland corporation (“ARCP”), and the other transactions contemplated by the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), dated May 28, 2013, among the Company, ARCP and certain of their respective affiliates, and other related proposals. The Company expects to establish the special meeting date and file with the Securities and Exchange Commission definitive proxy materials related to the proposed merger as soon as reasonably practicable.
CapLease, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, or “REIT,” that primarily owns and manages a diversified portfolio of single-tenant commercial real estate properties subject to long-term leases to high-credit-quality tenants.
Any statements in this press release about prospective performance and plans for the Company, the expected timing of the completion of the proposed merger and the ability to complete the proposed merger, and other statements containing the words “estimates,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “will,” and similar expressions, other than historical facts, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Factors or risks that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results we anticipate include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement; (2) the inability to complete the proposed merger due to the failure to obtain stockholder approval for the merger or the failure to satisfy other conditions to completion of the merger; (3) risks related to disruption of management’s attention from the Company’s ongoing business operations due to the merger; (4) the effect of the announcement of the proposed merger on the Company’s relationships with its customers, tenants, lenders, operating results and business generally; (5) the outcome of any legal proceedings relating to the merger or the Merger Agreement; and (6) risks to consummation of the merger, including the risk that the merger will not be consummated within the expected time period or at all.