ProLogis Announces Early Results of Maximum Tender Offer
DENVER, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProLogis (NYSE: PLD) today announced the preliminary results, as of the Early Tender Time, for its previously announced cash tender offer (the "Maximum Tender Offer") to purchase, after giving effect to ProLogis' recently completed any and all tender offer for certain other series of notes, the series of notes listed in the table below (such notes, the "Maximum Tender Notes") for up to $500,626,285.08, including Accrued Interest but excluding fees and expenses (the "Maximum Tender Amount"). As of 5:00 pm, New York City (NYC) time, on November 19, 2010 (the "Early Tender Time"), the aggregate principal amount of Maximum Tender Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn was approximately $910 million. The table below sets forth the approximate aggregate principal amount of each series of Maximum Tender Notes that was validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Time, as reported by the depository.
Aggregate Principal Amount Tendered at or CUSIP Acceptance Principal Amount Prior to Early Number Title of Security Priority Level Outstanding Tender Time 7.375% Notes due 743410 AV4 October 30, 2019 1 $600,000,000 $202,742,000 6.875% Notes due 743410 AW2 March 15, 2020 2 $800,000,000 $259,733,000 7.625% Notes due 743410 AU6 August 15, 2014 3 $350,000,000 $120,555,000 6.625% Notes due 743410 AT9 May 15, 2018 4 $600,000,000 $109,022,000 7.625% Notes due 814138 AK9 July 1, 2017 5 $100,000,000 $40,030,000 6.250% Notes due 743410 AX0 March 15, 2017 6 $300,000,000 $160,078,000 5.500% Notes due 743410 AE2 March 1, 2013 7 $61,443,000 $12,074,000 5.500% Notes due 743410 AK8 April 1, 2012 8 $58,935,000 $5,813,000
The terms and conditions of the Maximum Tender Offer are described in the Offer to Purchase dated November 5, 2010 (the "Offer to Purchase") and the related Letter of Transmittal. The Maximum Tender Offer is scheduled to expire at 11:59 pm, NYC time, on December 6, 2010 (the "Maximum Tender Expiration Time"), unless extended or earlier terminated by ProLogis, in its sole discretion.
Holders of Maximum Tender Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Time are eligible to receive the applicable Total Consideration, which includes an early tender payment of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of Maximum Tender Notes validly tendered and accepted for purchase, as described in the Offer to Purchase. Holders of Maximum Tender Notes who validly tender their notes after the Early Tender Time and at or prior to the Maximum Tender Expiration Time will be eligible to receive the applicable tender offer consideration, which is the Total Consideration minus the early tender payment, as described in the Offer to Purchase. The applicable Total Consideration or tender offer consideration will only be paid to holders of tendered Maximum Tender Notes to the extent that ProLogis accepts such notes for purchase. In addition to the Total Consideration or tender offer consideration, as applicable, ProLogis will also pay accrued but unpaid interest ("Accrued Interest") with respect to notes accepted for purchase from the applicable last interest payment date to, but not including, the Maximum Tender Offer settlement date, which is expected to be December 7, 2010.
As the Early Tender Time has passed, holders of Maximum Tender Notes may not withdraw their tendered notes from the Maximum Tender Offer, subject to applicable law.
The amount of each series of Maximum Tender Notes that is purchased in the Maximum Tender Offer will be based on the Maximum Tender Amount and the order of priority for such series, as set forth in the table above and in the Offer to Purchase. The principal amount of a series of Maximum Tender Notes accepted for purchase in the Maximum Tender Offer may be prorated as set forth in the Offer to Purchase. Because the aggregate amount of Total Consideration (plus Accrued Interest) of the Maximum Tender Notes that have been tendered and not validly withdrawn as of the Early Tender Time exceeds the Maximum Tender Amount, ProLogis will not accept for purchase any of the 7.625% Notes due August 15, 2014, 6.625% Notes due May 15, 2018, 7.625% Notes due July 1, 2017, 6.250% Notes due March 15, 2017, 5.500% Notes due March 1, 2013, or 5.500% Notes due April 1, 2012. Accordingly, those notes that have been tendered to ProLogis that ProLogis will not accept for purchase will be promptly returned to holders, and holders of such series of notes should not tender such notes into the Maximum Tender Offer.
The Maximum Tender Offer is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal. If any of the conditions are not satisfied, ProLogis will not be obligated to accept for payment, purchase or pay for, and may delay the acceptance for payment of, any tendered notes, in each event subject to applicable laws and may terminate the Maximum Tender Offer. The Maximum Tender Offer is not conditioned on the tender of a minimum principal amount of notes, and ProLogis is not soliciting consents from holders of notes in connection with the Maximum Tender Offer.
The Dealer Managers for the Maximum Tender Offer are Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC and RBS Securities Inc. Questions regarding the Maximum Tender Offer may be directed to Deutsche Bank at 866-627-0391 (toll-free) or 212-250-2955 (collect); RBC Capital Markets at 877-381-2099 (toll-free) and 212-618-7822 (collect); or RBS at 877-297-9832 (toll-free) and 203-897-6145 (collect). The complete terms and conditions of the Maximum Tender Offer are set forth in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal, copies of which may be obtained from the Information Agent, Global Bondholder Services Corporation at 866-470-4200 (toll-free) or 212-430-3774 (collect) or in writing at 65 Broadway, Suite 404, New York, NY 10006.
This press release is neither an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the notes or any other securities. ProLogis is making the Maximum Tender Offer only by, and pursuant to, the terms of the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal. The Maximum Tender Offer is not being made in any jurisdiction in which the making of or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities laws, blue sky laws or other laws of such jurisdiction. None of ProLogis, the Dealer Managers, the Depositary or the Information Agent make any recommendation as to whether holders should tender or refrain from tendering their notes. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender notes and, if so, the principal amount of the notes to tender.
ProLogis is the leading global provider of distribution facilities, with more than 475 million square feet of industrial space (44 million square meters) in markets across North America, Europe and Asia. The company leases its industrial facilities to more than 4,400 customers, including manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers and other enterprises with large-scale distribution needs.
The statements above that are not historical facts are 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. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the industry and markets in which ProLogis operates, management's beliefs and assumptions made by management, they involve uncertainties that could significantly impact ProLogis' financial results. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. All statements that address operating performance, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will occur in the future – including statements relating to rent and occupancy growth, development activity and changes in sales or contribution volume of developed properties, general conditions in the geographic areas where we operate and the availability of capital in existing or new property funds – are forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Although we believe the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained and therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that may affect outcomes and results include, but are not limited to: (i) national, international, regional and local economic climates, (ii) changes in financial markets, interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates, (iii) increased or unanticipated competition for our properties, (iv) risks associated with acquisitions, (v) maintenance of real estate investment trust ("REIT") status, (vi) availability of financing and capital, (vii) changes in demand for developed properties, and (viii) those additional factors discussed in reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by ProLogis under the heading "Risk Factors." ProLogis undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements appearing in this press release.
Released November 22, 2010