OAK BROOK, Ill.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--InvenTrust Properties Corp. (“InvenTrust” or the “Company”) today announced the final results of its modified “Dutch Auction” tender offer (the “Offer”), which expired at 5:00 p.m., New York Time, on December 1, 2016. The Company has accepted for purchase 89,374,686 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $2.66 per share, for an aggregate cost of approximately $237.7 million, excluding fees and expenses relating to the Offer. The 89,374,686 shares accepted for purchase in the Offer represent approximately 10.4% of the Company’s currently issued and outstanding shares of common stock.
“My team has made progress in the refinement of our retail portfolio. We are well on our way to simplifying our collection of assets and presenting a compelling financial story to the investment community. We are enthusiastic and believe in our strategy and what’s ahead.”
Based on the final count by DST Systems, Inc. (“DST”), the paying agent and the depositary for the Offer, a total of 89,374,686 shares of the Company’s common stock were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn at or below the final purchase price of $2.66 per share.
In accordance with rules promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Company had the option to increase the number of shares accepted for payment in the Offer by up to 2% of the outstanding shares without amending or extending the Offer. InvenTrust exercised that option and increased the Offer by 14,186,716 shares or $37.7 million to avoid any proration for the stockholders tendering shares. These shares are included in the total shares accepted for purchase noted above.
The paying agent, DST, will promptly issue payment for shares validly tendered and accepted for purchase in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Offer. Shares tendered and not accepted for purchase will be returned promptly to stockholders.
“We believe this tender offer has provided the immediate liquidity needed by some of our stockholders, while still balancing the Company’s ability to execute on its long-term strategy,” said Tom McGuinness, CEO of InvenTrust Properties. “My team has made progress in the refinement of our retail portfolio. We are well on our way to simplifying our collection of assets and presenting a compelling financial story to the investment community. We are enthusiastic and believe in our strategy and what’s ahead.”
This press release is a summary provided for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any securities of the Company. The full details of the modified “Dutch Auction” tender offer, including complete instructions on how to tender shares, will be included in the offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and other related materials, which the Company will publish, send or give to stockholders upon commencement of the tender offer, and file with the SEC. Stockholders are urged to read carefully the offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and other related materials when they become available because they contain important information, including the terms and conditions of the Offer. Stockholders may obtain free copies of the offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and other related materials after they are filed by the Company with the SEC at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Each stockholder should consult with its tax advisor, broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company, custodian or other nominee to evaluate the consequences of tendering or selling Shares in the Offer.
About InvenTrust Properties Corp.
InvenTrust Properties Corp. is a pure-play retail company with a focus on acquiring open-air centers with a disciplined approach, in key growth markets with favorable demographics. This acquisition strategy, along with our innovative and collaborative property management approach, ensures the success of both our tenants and business partners and drives net operating income growth for the Company. InvenTrust became a self-managed REIT in 2014 and as of September 30, 2016, is an owner and manager of 88 retail properties, representing 15.1 million square feet of retail space, and one non-core property.
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