LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership (the "Company") (NYSE MKT:NLP) announced today that the special committee of the board of directors of NTS Realty Capital, Inc. ("Realty Capital"), the company's managing general partner, delivered notice ("Notice") to NTS Merger Parent, LLC ("Parent") and NTS Merger Sub, LLC ("Merger Sub") informing Parent and Merger Sub that the special committee, in consultation with its legal and financial advisors, has conducted a thorough review of the Company's rights and options under that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"), dated as of December 27, 2012, among Parent, Merger Sub, Realty Capital and the Company. Having completed this phase of its review and analysis, the special committee terminated the Merger Agreement pursuant to Section 7.1(b)(i) thereof as a result of the failure of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement to close by September 30, 2013. In making this decision, the Special Committee weighed numerous factors, including the improving financial performance of the Company during the nine months that have passed since the execution of the Merger Agreement, and determined that, on balance, it was in the best interests of the unaffiliated holders of the Company's limited partnership units to terminate the Merger Agreement at this time. The Notice further provides that notwithstanding the termination, the special committee continues to consider additional potential actions, and reserves all of its rights. About NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership The Company currently owns, wholly, as a tenant in common with unaffiliated co-owners, or through joint venture investments with affiliated and unaffiliated third parties, twenty-four properties comprised of fifteen multifamily properties, seven office buildings and business centers and two retail properties. The properties are located in and around Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee, Richmond, Virginia, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, Indianapolis, Indiana and Atlanta, Georgia. The Company's limited partnership units are listed on the NYSE MKT platform under the trading symbol of "NLP."