Colony Starwood Homes Announces Pricing of $580.7 Million Single-Family Rental Securitization

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--()--Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) (the “Company”), a leading single-family rental real estate investment trust (“REIT”), announced today the pricing of its CSH 2016-2 securitization transaction. The transaction involves the issuance and sale of single-family rental pass-through certificates that represent beneficial ownership interests in a $580.7 million floating rate loan (net of $30.6 million debt that backs principal-only certificates retained by the Company for certain EU Regulatory reasons) secured by mortgages on approximately 4,000 single-family rental properties and a pledge of equity in the borrower. The Company sold $580.7 million of certificates to investors at a weighted average blended interest rate of 1-month LIBOR plus 186 basis points. The loan will have a two-year term with three one-year extensions at the option of the borrower. The securitization transaction is intended to reduce the Company’s cost of capital and proceeds will be used to repay existing indebtedness, pay transaction expenses and for general corporate purposes.

The transaction is expected to close on or about November 3, 2016, subject to satisfaction of customary market and other closing conditions.

The certificates will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The certificates will be offered and sold in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers (as defined in the Securities Act) pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act or to certain “non-U.S. persons” outside of the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the certificates nor shall there be any sale of the certificates in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements herein that are not historical facts, and the assumptions upon which those statements are based, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict, and are not guarantees of future performance. Such statements can generally be identified by words such as “guidance,” “outlook,” “projects,” “forecast,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “will,” “could,” “believes,” “estimates,” “continue,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and discuss future expectations, describe future plans and strategies, and contain financial and operating projections or state other forward-looking information. The Company’s ability to predict results or the actual effect of future events, actions, plans or strategies is inherently uncertain. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, the Company’s actual results and performance could differ materially from those set forth in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially and adversely affect the Company’s business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations and prospects, as well as the Company’s ability to make distributions to its shareholders, include, but are not limited to: failure to manage the internalization of the Company’s former manager (the “Internalization”) or the merger (the “Merger”) between Colony American Homes (“CAH”) and Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust effectively and efficiently; the possibility that the anticipated benefits from the Internalization or the Merger may not be realized or may take longer to realize than expected; unexpected costs or unexpected liabilities that may arise from the Internalization or the Merger; the outcome of any legal proceedings that have been or may be instituted against the Company, CAH or others following the announcement or the completion of the Internalization or the Merger; expectations regarding the timing of generating additional revenues; changes in the Company’s business and growth strategies; volatility in the real estate industry, interest rates and spreads, the debt or equity markets, the economy generally or the rental home market specifically, whether the result of market events or otherwise; events or circumstances that undermine confidence in the financial markets or otherwise have a broad impact on financial markets, such as the sudden instability or collapse of large financial institutions or other significant corporations, terrorist attacks, natural or man-made disasters, or threatened or actual armed conflicts; declines in the value of homes, and macroeconomic shifts in demand for, and competition in the supply of, rental homes; the availability of attractive investment opportunities in homes that satisfy the Company’s investment objective and business and growth strategies;; the Company’s ability to convert the homes it acquires into rental homes generating attractive returns; the Company’s ability to wind-down its non-performing loan business in the anticipated time period and to successfully re-deploy net cash proceeds therefrom; the Company’s ability to lease or re-lease its rental homes to qualified residents on attractive terms or at all; the failure of residents to pay rent when due or otherwise perform their lease obligations; the Company’s ability to effectively manage its portfolio of rental homes; the concentration of credit risks to which the Company is exposed; the rates of default or decreased recovery rates on the Company’s target assets; the availability, terms and deployment of short-term and long-term capital; the adequacy of the Company’s cash reserves and working capital; potential conflicts of interest with Starwood Capital Group Global, L.P., Colony Capital, Inc. and their affiliates; the timing of cash flows, if any, from the Company’s investments; unanticipated increases in financing and other costs, including a rise in interest rates; the Company’s expected leverage; effects of derivative and hedging transactions; the Company’s ability to maintain its exemption from registration as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended; actions and initiatives of the U.S. government and changes to U.S. government policies that impact the economy generally and, more specifically, the housing and rental markets; changes in governmental regulations, tax laws and rates, and similar matters; limitations imposed on the Company’s business and its ability to satisfy complex rules in order for the Company and, if applicable, certain of the Company’s subsidiaries to qualify as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes and the ability of certain of the Company’s subsidiaries to qualify as taxable REIT subsidiaries for U.S. federal income tax purposes, and the Company’s ability and the ability of its subsidiaries to operate effectively within the limitations imposed by these rules; and estimates relating to the Company’s ability to make distributions to its shareholders in the future. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement and should consider all of the uncertainties and risks described above, as well as those more fully discussed in reports and other documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Furthermore, except as required by law, the Company is under no duty to, and the Company does not intend to, update any of its forward-looking statements appearing herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contacts

Investor Relations
John Christie, 510-982-5470
IR@colonystarwood.com
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Jason.chudoba@icrinc.com

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