Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (the “Company”) (NYSE: PEB) announced today that it intends to issue 2,200,000 of its common shares of beneficial interest, $0.01 par value per share, in an underwritten public offering. The underwriter may offer the shares from time to time for sale in one or more transactions on the New York Stock Exchange, in the over-the-counter market, through negotiated transactions or otherwise at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. The underwriter will be granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 330,000 common shares. The offering is expected to close on November 6, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Company expects to contribute the net proceeds from the offering to Pebblebrook Hotel, L.P., its operating partnership, which will use the net proceeds (after expenses) for general corporate purposes, which may include acquiring and investing in hotel properties in accordance with the Company’s investment strategy.
BofA Merrill Lynch is serving as the sole book-running manager for the offering. A copy of the prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, by contacting BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department, email: email@example.com. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. Any offer or sale will be made only by means of the written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement.
About Pebblebrook Hotel TrustPebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full-service hotels located in urban markets in major gateway cities. The Company owns 28 hotels, including 22 wholly owned hotels with a total of 5,191 guest rooms and a 49% joint venture interest in six hotels with a total of 1,733 guest rooms. The Company owns, or has an ownership interest in, hotels located in ten states and the District of Columbia, including: Los Angeles, California (Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Westwood); San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Miami, Florida; Buckhead, Georgia; Bethesda, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York, New York; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Columbia River Gorge, Washington; Seattle, Washington; and Washington, DC.