Equity One, Inc. (NYSE:EQY), an owner, developer, and operator of shopping centers, announced today the full exercise of the underwriter’s option to purchase an additional 465,000 shares of common stock and 150,000 shares of common stock, respectively, from the Company and AH Investments US, LP, a stockholder of the Company, at the public offering price of $21.20 per share, less the underwriting discount. The option was exercised in connection with the public offering of 4.1 million shares of common stock of the Company, of which the Company offered 3.1 million shares and AH Investments US, LP offered 1.0 million shares. The Company will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of additional shares of common stock by the selling stockholder. The offering was made pursuant to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement and closed on August 14, 2012. The Company intends to use its net proceeds to reduce the outstanding balance under its unsecured revolving credit facility and for other corporate purposes, including pending and future acquisitions and to fund development and redevelopment activities. Barclays is acting as the sole underwriter of the offering. 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 or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement. A final prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to the offering have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of the prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, by calling toll free at (888) 603-5847, or by emailing Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com. ABOUT EQUITY ONE, INC. As of June 30, 2012, Equity One’s consolidated property portfolio comprised 165 properties consisting of approximately 16.8 million square feet of gross leasable area, including 142 shopping centers, 11 development or redevelopment properties, five non-retail properties and seven land parcels.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTSCertain matters discussed by Equity One in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, among others, statements about the terms and size of the offering and the use of proceeds from the offering. Although Equity One believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that these expectations will be achieved. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include volatility of the capital markets; changes in macro-economic conditions and the demand for retail space in the states in which Equity One owns properties; the continuing financial success of Equity One’s current and prospective tenants; the risks that Equity One may not be able to proceed with or obtain necessary approvals for development or redevelopment projects or that it may take more time to complete such projects or incur costs greater than anticipated; the availability of properties for acquisition; the extent to which continuing supply constraints occur in geographic markets where Equity One owns properties; the success of its efforts to lease up vacant space; the effects of natural and other disasters; the ability of Equity One to successfully integrate the operations and systems of acquired companies and properties; changes in Equity One’s credit ratings; and other risks, which are described in Equity One’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.