SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the leading global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, today announced it will be the sole sponsor of FIBRA Prologis, a real estate investment trust in Mexico.
The Class-A portfolio totals 29.7 million square feet (2.8 million square meters) and includes 177 strategically located logistics and manufacturing facilities in Mexico, of which 61 percent are located in Prologis' global markets and 39 percent in its regional markets. The portfolio will comprise assets from the former Prologis MX Fund LP and Prologis Mexico Fondo Logistico, as well as from Prologis' wholly owned Mexico properties.
FIBRA Prologis will serve as the company's long-term investment vehicle for modern logistics and manufacturing facilities in Mexico. The FIBRA will have a right of first refusal on certain Prologis-developed properties in Mexico. In addition, a wholly owned subsidiary of Prologis will serve as the property and asset manager for FIBRA Prologis.
This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States or any other jurisdiction. Any securities issued by FIBRA Prologis have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered or exempt from registration. This press release is for information purposes only, and includes only information that is publicly available in Mexico. Potential investors interested in acquiring securities issued by FIBRA Prologis in Mexico should not rely on the information contained in this press release, and should only rely on the information contained in the preliminary prospectus or the definitive prospectus published in the web page of the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores) at www.cnbv.gob.mx and the Mexican Securities Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, S.A.B. de C.V.) at www.bmv.com.mx when making investment decisions in such securities.
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, 2014, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 574 million square feet (53.3 million square meters) in 21 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 4,700 customers, including manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers and other enterprises.
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