SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the leading owner, operator and developer of global industrial real estate, today announced that it has recast or amended approximately $2.2 billion in senior credit agreements.
Global Senior Credit Agreement
Prologis entered into a $1.75 billion global senior credit agreement (subject to currency fluctuations) with a syndicate of 20 banks. An accordion feature will allow Prologis to increase the credit facility to $2.75 billion, subject to obtaining additional lender commitments. Funds may be drawn in US dollars, euros, Japanese yen, British pound sterling and Canadian dollars. The agreement is scheduled to mature on June 3, 2015. However, the company may extend the maturity date to June 3, 2016, subject to satisfaction of certain conditions and payment of an extension fee. Pricing under the facility, including the spread over LIBOR and the rates applicable to facility fees and letter of credit fees, is based upon the public debt ratings of the company's operating partnership and is currently at LIBOR plus 170 basis points. This represents a reduction of 180 basis points from the pricing of the prior ProLogis global credit facility in place immediately prior to the closing of the merger.
Prologis entered into a JPY36.5 billion (approximately $456 million US dollar equivalent) third amended and restated revolving credit agreement with a syndicate of 8 banks. The agreement matures on March 1, 2014, but the company may extend the maturity date to February 27, 2015, subject to satisfaction of certain conditions and payment of an extension fee. An accordion feature will allow Prologis to increase the credit facility to JPY65 billion, subject to obtaining additional lender commitments. Funds may currently be drawn in Japanese yen and may also be drawn in Singapore and Hong Kong dollars subject to lender approval. Pricing under the agreement will be consistent with the global senior credit facility pricing. This represents a reduction of 70 basis points from the Yen revolver pricing in place immediately prior to the amendment and restatement of the agreement.
"We are very pleased with the strong support that we received from our relationship banks on these new senior credit agreements," said Phillip D. Joseph, Jr., senior vice president and treasurer, Prologis. "The much improved borrowing margin is a direct result of the strength of our balance sheet, as well as the institutional quality of our global portfolio."
About Prologis, Inc.
Prologis, Inc. is the leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, focused on global and regional markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia. As of March 31, 2011, on a pro forma basis giving effect to the merger, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a consolidated basis or through unconsolidated joint ventures, properties and development projects expected to total more than 600 million square feet (55.7 million square meters) in 22 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 4,500 customers, including manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers and other enterprises.
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