American Homes 4 Rent Announces Acquisition of Ellington Housing Single-Family Portfolio

Dec 31, 2014, 16:30 ET from American Homes 4 Rent

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Dec. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) (the "Company"), a leading provider of high quality single-family homes for rent, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Ellington Housing Single-Family Portfolio. The acquisition involves approximately 900 homes located in markets in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

"We are pleased to acquire these well-located, high-quality homes that are in our markets," said David P. Singelyn, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "We expect to move quickly to seamlessly integrate these homes and realize the resulting synergies as we continue to grow our business."

The Company paid approximately $126 million for the portfolio, comprised of approximately $74.4 million of cash and the assumption of approximately $51.6 million of debt that matures on July 1, 2019 and bears interest at 4.055% per year.

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About American Homes 4 Rent

American Homes 4 Rent is a leader in the single-family home rental industry and "American Homes 4 Rent" is fast becoming a nationally recognized brand for rental homes, known for high quality, good value and tenant satisfaction. We are an internally managed Maryland real estate investment trust, or REIT, focused on acquiring, renovating, leasing, and operating attractive, single-family homes as rental properties. As of September 30, 2014, we owned 30,877 single-family properties in selected submarkets in 22 states. 

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