MEXICO CITY, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FIBRA Prologis (BMV: FIBRAPL 14), Mexico's leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate, today announced it has refinanced US$107.0 million, including prepayment costs, of its secured facility maturing in 2016 with two major life insurance companies.
The new secured facility is scheduled to mature in January 2026. Pricing is a fixed interest rate of 4.67 percent with interest only payments for the first seven years of the secured loan.
"We've further extended our debt maturity schedule, improving our balance sheet risk profile," said Jorge Girault, senior vice president, Finance, Prologis Mexico. "In combination with the financing we completed last month, we have increased the weighted average term by 2.5 years to 4.5 years, reduced our weighted average interest rate by approximately 70 bps to 5.0%, and fully addressed our 2016 debt maturities."
ABOUT FIBRA PROLOGIS
FIBRA Prologis is the leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico. As of September 30, 2015, FIBRA Prologis comprised 185 logistics and manufacturing facilities in six industrial markets in Mexico totaling 31.6 million square feet (2.9 million square meters) of gross leasable area.
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