MEXICO CITY, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FIBRA Prologis (BMV: FIBRAPL 14), the leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico, today announced that it has recast and upsized its line of credit up to US equivalent of $400 million.
FIBRA Prologis recast and upsized its US$250 million secured line of credit into a US$400 million unsecured line of credit with a syndicate of ten banks. An accordion feature will allow FIBRA Prologis to increase the credit facility to US$500 million subject to lender approval. Funds may be drawn in US dollars and US$50 million dollars may be drawn in Mexican peso equivalent. The credit facility is scheduled to mature on May 21, 2018. However, the company may extend the maturity date to May 21, 2019 at Borrowers option, subject to satisfaction of certain conditions. Pricing under the facility is currently at LIBOR plus 225 basis points, which can be adjusted depending on the loan to value of FIBRA Prologis. This represents a reduction of 125 basis points from pricing in the prior line of credit.
"We are very pleased to close an unsecured syndicated line of credit for a FIBRA in Mexico thanks to the strong support from our sponsor and its longstanding relationship banks," said Jorge Girault, vice-president of finance of Prologis Mexico. "The much improved borrowing capacity and flexibility that an unsecured line brings to the operations is a direct result of our strong financial standing and our commitment to add value to our CBFI holders, and is a milestone for Mexican real estate financing market."
ABOUT FIBRA PROLOGIS
FIBRA Prologis is the leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico. As of March 31, 2015, FIBRA Prologis was comprised of 184 logistics and manufacturing facilities in six industrial markets in Mexico totaling 31.5 million square feet (2.9 million square meters) of gross leasable area.
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SOURCE FIBRA Prologis