NEW YORK, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BRG) (the "Company") announced today the completion of its underwritten public offering of 2,300,000 shares of its 7.625% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, liquidation preference of $25.00 per share (the "Series C Preferred Stock"), including 300,000 shares of Series C Preferred Stock issued pursuant to the full exercise of an option to purchase additional shares of Series C Preferred Stock granted to the underwriters, at a price to the public of $25.00 per share.
The Company received approximately $55.3 million in total net proceeds from the offering after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions, fees and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company.
The Series C Preferred Stock has been approved for listing on the NYSE MKT under the symbol "BRG-PrC." Trading of the Series C Preferred Stock is expected to commence on July 21, 2016. Shares of the Company's Class A Common Stock trade on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol "BRG," and shares of the Company's 8.250% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock trade on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol "BRG-PrA."
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for future multifamily acquisitions and investments, and other general corporate and working capital purposes, which may include the funding of capital improvements at its properties.
Janney Montgomery Scott, D.A. Davidson & Co. and FBR served as book-running managers for the offering. Boenning & Scattergood and William Blair served as co-managers for the offering.
The offering was made pursuant to the Company's shelf registration statement, which was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on January 29, 2016. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or by contacting: Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, 1717 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 or by email at [email protected], or D.A. Davidson & Co., 8 Third Street North, Great Falls, Montana 59401 or by email at [email protected].
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these shares or any other securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state.
About Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BRG) is a real estate investment trust that focuses on acquiring a diversified portfolio of Class A institutional-quality apartment properties in demographically attractive growth markets to appeal to the renter by choice. The Company's objective is to generate value through off-market/relationship-based transactions and, at the asset level, through improvements to operations and properties. The Company generally invests with strategic regional partners, including some of the best-regarded private owner-operators in the United States, enabling the Company to operate as a local sharpshooter in each of its markets while enhancing its off-market sourcing capabilities. The Company's Class A Common Stock is included on the Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Indexes. The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
Forward Looking Statements
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