Prior to the spin-off, Ashford Trust and Ashford Prime entered into a separation agreement and various other agreements related to the spin-off, as described in the information statement. Please visit the Company's website at www.ahtreit.com under the Investors section for additional information regarding the spin-off, including links to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").
In connection with the spin-off, Ashford Prime has entered into a new $150 million secured credit facility with Bank of America, N.A. acting as sole administrative agent. Other participating lenders include Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, KeyBank, and Morgan Stanley. BofA Merrill Lynch served as financial advisor to Ashford Trust in connection with the spin-off. The new credit facility provides for a three-year term with two, one-year extension options and bears interest at a range of 2.25% - 3.75% over LIBOR, depending on the leverage ratio of Ashford Prime. The new credit facility includes the opportunity to expand the borrowing capacity by up to $150 million to an aggregate size of $300 million.
Ashford Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing opportunistically in the hospitality industry across all segments and at all levels of the capital structure primarily within the United States.
Ashford Hospitality Prime is a conservatively capitalized real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in high RevPAR full-service and urban select-service hotels and resorts located predominantly in domestic and international gateway markets.Follow Chairman and CEO Monty Bennett on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MBennettAshford or @MBennettAshford. Certain statements and assumptions in this press release contain or are based upon "forward-looking" information and are being made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. When we use the words "will likely result," "may," "anticipate," "estimate," "should," "expect," "believe," "intend," or similar expressions, we intend to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to numerous assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are outside Ashford's control.