SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE :PLD ), the global leader in industrial real estate, today announced it has received commitments for more than ¥55 billion (approximately $455 million) unsecured senior term loan facility.
The yen-denominated facility will mature in 2022. As of May 21, 2015, the weighted average interest rate would be approximately 1.2% based on Japanese LIBOR plus 110 basis points at the company's current credit rating. The facility is expected to close in June and is subject to customary closing conditions.
The facility will be the company's third significant capital markets transaction since its April 2015 announcement of a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of KTR Capital Partners and its affiliates. The cumulative principal amount of the three financing transactions will total more than $2.2 billion with a weighted average rate of approximately 1.3% under the applicable LIBOR rates as of May 21, 2015 and a weighted average term of 4.8 years assuming the exercise of extensions at Prologis' option.
"Consistent with our foreign currency hedging strategy and following the strategy used in our eurobond offering last week, we have replaced our short-term yen hedging with this financing which effectively recapitalizes our equity in Japan," said Tom Olinger, chief financial officer, Prologis. "This is the third step in enhancing our liquidity in the U.S., which provides us with more options for funding our share of the purchase price of our anticipated acquisition of assets from KTR."
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in industrial real estate. As of March 31, 2015, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 594 million square feet (55 million square meters) in 21 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 4,700 customers, including third-party logistics providers, transportation companies, retailers and manufacturers.
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