SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareTrust REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTRE) announced that, subject to market and other conditions, it intends to offer to sell 5,500,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. The Company also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 825,000 shares of common stock. If exercised, all additional shares will be offered at the public offering price per share of common stock in the offering. The Company intends to contribute the net proceeds to CTR Partnership, L.P., its operating partnership, which in turn intends to use the net proceeds to fund pending acquisitions and may, in the interim, repay borrowings outstanding on the Company's revolving credit facility. Wells Fargo Securities, KeyBanc Capital Markets and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. A shelf registration statement (including prospectus) relating to the Company's common stock was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and has been declared effective. This offering may only be made by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152 or by telephone at (800) 326-5897 or email a request to email@example.com, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate, 127 Public Square, 4th Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 or by telephone at (800) 859-1783 or Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate, 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716 or by telephone at (800) 248-8863 or email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or 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.