FREEHOLD, N.J., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. (NYSE: MNR), today announced that it has entered into an agreement to replace its existing $60 million unsecured revolving credit facility, which was set to mature in June 2016 with a new unsecured revolving credit facility (the "Facility"). The Facility is syndicated with three banks led by BMO Capital Markets ("BMO"), as sole lead arranger, sole book runner, and Bank of Montreal as administrative agent, and includes JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. ("J.P. Morgan") and RBC Capital Markets ("RBC") as co-syndication agents. The Facility provides for up to $130 million in available borrowings with a $70 million accordion feature, bringing the total potential availability up to $200 million, subject to certain conditions. The Facility matures in August 2019 and has a one-year extension option. Availability under the Facility, through December 31, 2016, is based on 70% of the value of the borrowing base properties and is based on 60% of the value of the borrowing base properties, thereafter. The value of the borrowing base properties is determined by applying a 7.0% capitalization rate to the Net Operating Income ("NOI") generated by the Company's unencumbered, wholly-owned industrial properties. Borrowings under the Facility, up to the first 60% of the value of the borrowing base properties, will bear interest at LIBOR plus 140 basis points to 220 basis points, depending on the company's leverage ratio. Borrowings under the Facility in excess of 60% of the value of the borrowing base properties will bear interest at LIBOR plus 215 basis points to 295 basis points, depending on the company's leverage ratio. Based on the Company's current leverage ratio, borrowings under the Facility will bear interest at LIBOR plus 170 basis points, for borrowings up to 60% of the value of the borrowing base properties and LIBOR plus 245 basis points, for borrowings in excess of 60% of the value of the borrowing base properties.
The former $60 million facility was limited to 60% of the value of the borrowing base properties whose value was determined by applying a 7.5% capitalization rate to the NOI generated by the Company's unencumbered properties. In addition, the former facility bore interest at LIBOR plus 175 basis points to 250 basis points depending on the Company's leverage ratio. Based on the Company's current leverage ratio, borrowings under the old facility bore interest at LIBOR plus 200 basis points.
Kevin Miller, CFO, commented, "We are very pleased to announce our new expanded and extended credit Facility. This new Facility, which will help fund our growing acquisition pipeline, enhances our financial flexibility and is a testament to the strength of our balance sheet and our high-quality tenant base. Our new Facility is at a lower cost than our prior one and has a term of up to five years. In addition, it offers us significant liquidity as we continue to grow our unencumbered property portfolio and pay down higher interest rate mortgage debt. We are very pleased with our long-term relationships with BMO and J.P Morgan and greatly appreciate their continued support. We are also excited to add RBC to our growing roster of banking relationships. We look forward to continued success with our partners at BMO, J.P. Morgan and RBC."
About Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation, founded in 1968 and one of the oldest public equity REITs in the U.S., specializes in net-leased industrial properties, subject to long-term leases, primarily to investment grade tenants. The Company is a fully integrated and self-managed real estate company, whose property portfolio consists of ninety-one properties located in twenty-eight states, containing a total of approximately 14 million rentable square feet. In addition, the Company owns a portfolio of REIT securities.
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