The closing of the transaction is expected to occur on October 15, 2013, the first business day following the expiration of the tender offer. Stockholders who wish to tender all or any portion of their shares in the tender offer should follow the procedures described in the Schedule TO. Stockholders who have already tendered their shares do not have to re-tender their shares or take any other action at this time.
The Depositary and Paying Agent for the tender offer is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, 6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11219. The Information Agent for the tender offer is MacKenzie Partners, Inc., 105 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016. The tender offer materials may be obtained at no charge by directing a request by mail to MacKenzie Partners, Inc. or by calling (800) 322-2885. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is acting as legal advisor to BPO.
Based on information from the Depositary, as of October 9, 2013, approximately 80,901 shares of MPG preferred stock had been tendered and not withdrawn from the offer.
About MPG Office Trust, Inc.MPG Office Trust, Inc. is the largest owner and operator of Class A office properties in the Los Angeles central business district. MPG Office Trust, Inc. is a full-service real estate company with substantial in-house expertise and resources in property management, leasing and financing. For more information on MPG Office Trust, visit www.mpgoffice.com. About Brookfield Office Properties Brookfield Office Properties owns, develops and manages premier office properties in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Its portfolio is comprised of interests in 109 properties totaling 80 million leasable square feet in the downtown cores of New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, making it the global leader in the ownership and management of office assets. Landmark properties include Brookfield Places in New York City, Toronto and Perth, Bank of America Plaza in Los Angeles, Bankers Hall in Calgary, and Darling Park in Sydney. The company’s common shares trade on the NYSE and TSX under the symbol BPO. For more information, visit www.brookfieldofficeproperties.com. Important Information This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase or the solicitation of an offer to sell any securities or the registration of any securities. The solicitation and the offer to buy shares of MPG preferred stock is being made pursuant to a tender offer statement on Schedule TO containing an offer to purchase, form of letter of transmittal and related materials filed by BPO and a subsidiary with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 14, 2013, as amended from time to time. MPG has filed a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the tender offer with the SEC. In addition, Brookfield DTLA Fund Office Trust Investor Inc. (“Sub REIT”), a company that has been established in connection with the transaction, has filed an initial registration statement with the SEC relating to preferred stock of Sub REIT that will be issued to holders of existing MPG preferred stock who do not tender into the tender offer.