SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMB Property Corporation (NYSE: AMB) announced today that its operating subsidiary, AMB Property, L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”), announced the pricing of its underwritten registered public offering of $175 million of 4.00% notes due 2018. The notes are senior unsecured obligations of the Operating Partnership and are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by AMB Property Corporation. Interest on the notes is payable semiannually on January 15 and July 15, beginning on July 15, 2011; the notes will mature on January 15, 2018. The notes were issued at 99.307% of par value, with a coupon of 4.00%. The offering was made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 14, 2009. The offering is expected to close on November 12, 2010, subject to certain closing conditions.
The Operating Partnership intends to use approximately $140 million of the net proceeds after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated transaction expenses to reduce the U.S. dollar borrowings under its $500 million unsecured revolving credit facility. The Operating Partnership intends to use the remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes, which may include acquisitions of properties, portfolios of properties or interests in property-owning or real estate-related entities; development, redevelopment or value-added conversion activities; equity investments in co-investment funds; the repayment of indebtedness (which may include intercompany indebtedness); the redemption or other repurchase of outstanding securities; loans to affiliated entities; capital expenditures and increasing its working capital. Pending such use of the net proceeds, the Operating Partnership may use the net proceeds to invest in short-term securities.
A copy of the prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, by contacting Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at 1525 West W.T. Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attn: Syndicate Operations or by calling toll-free (800) 326-5897; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, Attention: High Grade Syndicate Desk – 3rd Floor, phone (212) 834-4533; Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, phone (866) 718-1649; or Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated 100 West 33rd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001, Attention: Prospectus Department, phone (800) 294-1322.
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy with respect to any securities. The offering is not being made in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.
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AMB Property Corporation® is a leading owner, operator and developer of global industrial real estate, focused on major hub and gateway distribution markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. As of September 30, 2010, AMB owned, or had investments in, on a consolidated basis or through unconsolidated joint ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 158.4 million square feet (14.7 million square meters) in 49 markets within 15 countries. AMB invests in properties located predominantly in the infill submarkets of its targeted markets. The company's portfolio comprises High Throughput Distribution® facilities -- industrial properties built for speed and located near airports, seaports and ground transportation systems.
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Some of the information included in this press release contains forward-looking statements, such as statements related to the offering and the issuance and sale of the notes, expected use of the net proceeds and the availability of a final prospectus supplement, which are made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Because these forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, and you should not rely on the forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. The events or circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements might not occur. You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "intends," "plans," "forecasting, " "pro forma," "estimates" or "anticipates" or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases. You can also identify forward-looking statements by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. Forward-looking statements should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indicators of whether, or the time at which, such performance or results will be achieved. There is no assurance that the events or circumstances reflected in forward-looking statements will occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements are necessarily dependent on assumptions, data or methods that may be incorrect or imprecise and we may not be able to realize them. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect our analysis only and speak as of the date of this press release or as of the dates indicated in the statements. All of our forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this statement. We assume no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release: any material adverse change in the financial or securities markets within or outside the United States or in political, financial or economic conditions within or outside the United States or any material outbreak or material escalation of hostilities within or outside the United States or declaration by the United States of a national emergency or war or other material calamity or crisis within or outside the United States, including, without limitation, an act of terrorism, any suspension or limitation of trading in securities generally or in any of the securities of AMB by the SEC, by any exchange that lists such securities or in any over-the-counter market, any declaration by any governmental authority of a general banking moratorium, any financial market fluctuations, actual or perceived changes in general economic conditions, global trade or in the real estate sector, inflation risks, an actual or perceived downturn in the U.S., California or global economy, and certain other matters discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2010, June 30, 2010 and September 30, 2010.
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