Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC) (“Spirit” or the “Company”), a net-lease real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in single-tenant, operationally essential real estate, today announced that the Company has closed on a new $200 million unsecured term loan facility with a maturity date of April 2, 2022. The term loan facility also includes an accordion feature to increase the available term loans up to an aggregate of $400 million, subject to obtaining lender commitments and the satisfaction of certain customary conditions. Borrowings under the new term loan bear interest at LIBOR plus 150 basis points, based on the Company’s current credit rating.
“We are pleased to announce the closing of this term loan facility. This financing increases our available liquidity, including cash and revolving credit capacity, to approximately $700 million. This transaction also demonstrates Spirit’s ability to raise attractively priced capital in a challenging environment. We believe Spirit’s robust liquidity and low levered balance sheet will allow the Company to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic from a position of flexibility and strength,” said Jackson Hsieh, President and Chief Executive Officer.
ABOUT SPIRIT REALTY
Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE: SRC) is a premier net-lease REIT that primarily invests in single-tenant, operationally essential real estate assets, subject to long-term leases.
As of December 31, 2019, our diversified portfolio was comprised of 1,752 owned properties and 43 properties securing mortgage loans. Our owned properties, with an aggregate gross leasable area of 34.1 million square feet, are leased to 291 tenants across 48 states and 28 retail industries. More information about Spirit Realty Capital can be found on the investor relations page of the Company's website at www.spiritrealty.com.
FORWARD-LOOKING AND CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS
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