Thomas Properties Group, Inc. Announces Private Placement Of $50 Million In Shares Of Common Stock
Thomas Properties Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TPGI) announced today that it has
entered into a definitive purchase agreement with certain institutional
accredited investors affiliated with Madison International Realty with
Thomas Properties Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TPGI) announced today that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with certain institutional accredited investors affiliated with Madison International Realty with respect to the private placement of 8,695,693 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $5.75, per share, for expected gross proceeds of approximately $50 million before payment of estimated transaction expenses. The closing of this private placement is expected to occur on or about June 12, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions. On May 29, 2012, the closing price of the company’s common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market was $4.05 per share. In connection with the purchase agreement, the investors also entered into a Stockholders’ Agreement with TPGI and James A. Thomas, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and certain stockholders affiliated with Mr. Thomas, providing for certain lock-up, standstill, preemptive rights and voting agreements by TPGI, the investors, Mr. Thomas and the other affiliated stockholders. The investors will have the right to name one person to become a director of TPGI at the next regular meeting of the Board of Directors. In addition, TPGI entered into a registration rights agreement with the investors pursuant to which it has granted certain rights for the filing of registration statements under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), with respect to the registration for resale of the shares of common stock issued in the private placement, certain other shares of common stock currently owned by the investors and securities acquired pursuant to the exercise of preemptive rights. No underwriting discounts or commissions will be paid by TPGI with respect to the sale of the shares, but TPGI has agreed to reimburse the investors for certain transaction expenses. Net proceeds of the private placement will be used for general corporate purposes, including potential acquisitions.
Shares of Thomas Properties Group (Nasdaq:TPGI) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $4.92 as of 12:40 p.m. ET, 21.4% above Tuesday's closing price of $4.05. Volume is at 234,548, 2.8 times the daily average of 84,900.
The ex-dividend date for Thomas Properties Group (Nasdaq:TPGI) is Monday, November 21, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of one cent per share. At a price of $2.84 as of 11:05 a.m., the dividend yield is 2.1%.