Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE: GRT) today announced that it has priced the underwritten public offering of 3,600,000 of its 7.5% Series H Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares (the “Series H Preferred Shares”) at $25.00 per share. The offering is expected to close on August 10, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions. Distributions on the Series H Preferred Shares will be paid quarterly at a rate of 7.5% per annum of the liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, which is equivalent to $1.875 per share on an annualized basis. The underwriters for the public offering have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to 400,000 additional Series H Preferred Shares to cover overallotments, if any. The estimated net proceeds from the offering are expected to be approximately $86.7 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and our estimated expenses, but before giving effect to any exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses, to redeem a portion of its outstanding preferred securities, and to the extent any excess proceeds are available, for general corporate purposes, which may include repaying outstanding indebtedness under the Company’s credit facility. The Company intends to file an application to list the Series H Preferred Shares on the New York Stock Exchange. If the application is approved, trading of the Series H Preferred Shares on the New York Stock Exchange is expected to begin within 30 days after the initial issuance of the Series H Preferred Shares. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The Huntington Investment Company, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc., Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, are acting as co-managers for the offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and related prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement and related prospectus for this offering may be obtained by contacting Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, NC 28262, Attention: Capital Markets Client Support, telephone (800) 326-5897 or e-mail request to email@example.com; or Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 222 Broadway, 7 th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department; telephone (800) 294-1322 or e-mail a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. About Glimcher Realty Trust Glimcher Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of malls, which includes open-air centers, enclosed regional malls, as well as outlet centers. At June 30, 2012, GRT owned interests in and managed 28 properties with gross leasable area totaling approximately 21.6 million square feet, consisting of 25 malls (21 wholly owned and four partially owned through joint ventures) and three community centers (two wholly owned and one partially owned through a joint venture). Glimcher Realty Trust’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GRT.” Glimcher Realty Trust’s Series F and Series G preferred shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “GRTPRF” and “GRTPRG,” respectively. Glimcher Realty Trust is a component of both the Russell 2000 ® Index, representing small cap stocks, and the Russell 3000 ® Index, representing the broader market. Glimcher ® and Scottsdale Quarter ® are registered trademarks of Glimcher Realty Trust. Forward Looking Statements This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are based on assumptions and expectations that may not be realized and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy. Future events and actual results, financial and otherwise, may differ from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Risks and other factors that might cause differences, some of which could be material, include, but are not limited to, economic and market conditions, tenant bankruptcies, bankruptcies of joint venture (JV) partners, rejection of leases by tenants in bankruptcy, financing and development risks, construction and lease-up delays, cost overruns, the level and volatility of interest rates, the rate of revenue increases versus expense increases, the financial stability of tenants within the retail industry, the failure of Glimcher to make additional investments in regional mall properties and redevelopment of properties, the failure to acquire properties as and when anticipated, the failure to fully recover tenant obligations for CAM, taxes and other property expenses, failure to comply or remain in compliance with covenants in the Company’s debt instruments, failure or inability to exercise available extension options on debt instruments, failure of Glimcher to qualify as a real estate investment trust, termination of existing JV arrangements, conflicts of interest with the Company’s existing JV partners, failure to achieve projected returns on development properties, the failure to sell malls and community centers and the failure to sell such properties when anticipated, the failure to achieve estimated sales prices and proceeds from the sale of malls, increases in impairment charges, additional impairment charges, as well as other risks listed in this news release and from time to time in Glimcher’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission or otherwise publicly disseminated by Glimcher.