Prologis Completes $2.0 Billion of Financing Activity
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced the closing of approximately $2.0 billion of senior unsecured notes. The financing included the issuance of:
- €850 million (approximately $1.0 billion USD) of senior unsecured notes due in 2032 with a fixed annual coupon of 0.5%
- €500 million (approximately $600 million USD) of senior unsecured notes due in 2041 with a fixed annual coupon of 1.0%
- $400 million of senior unsecured notes due in 2031 with a fixed annual coupon of 1.625%
The blended coupon rate associated with the financings was approximately 0.9% with a weighted average term of more than 13 years. The proceeds will be used to redeem approximately $1.5 billion of senior notes called by Prologis, with the remainder to be used for general corporate purposes. The impact of both the issuances and the related redemptions were contemplated in the company's 2021 earnings guidance and will have the effect of reducing the company's weighted average interest rate by approximately 20 basis points to 1.8% and extend its weighted average remaining term by approximately 0.8 to 10.6 years.
"We continue to capitalize on our unique ability to source financing on a global basis that is accretive, while also reducing maturity risk and exposure to foreign currencies," said Tim Arndt, treasurer, Prologis. "We opportunistically extended the maturity of the redeemed notes by nearly 10 years while the reduced interest rates drove the transactions to be effectively neutral on a net present value basis."
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of December 31, 2020, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 984 million square feet (91 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern logistics facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,500 customers principally across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.
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Released February 22, 2021