Post Properties Offers Stock

Post Properties Offers Stock ATLANTA, GA - Post Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PPS) announced today that it has priced its public offering of 3,500,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $17.75 per share. In addition, the Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 525,000 additional shares of common stock to cover overallotments, if any.

The estimated net proceeds to the Company from the offering, before giving effect to any exercise of the underwriters' overallotment option, are expected to be approximately $59 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay approximately $39.4 million of existing mortgage indebtedness secured by the Company's Post Fallsgrove property and for an approximately $4.0 million prepayment penalty in connection with the repayment of the Fallsgrove indebtedness. The remaining net proceeds from the offering will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include funding the Company's development pipeline or the repurchase of its outstanding preferred stock or senior unsecured notes. Subject to customary closing conditions, the offering is expected to close on or about September 29, 2009.

The common stock offering is being made pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company's prospectus, dated December 21, 2006, filed as part of the Company's effective registration statement relating to these shares. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the related prospectus.

J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo Securities are the joint book-running managers for the offering. When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Attention: National Statement Processing, Prospectus Library, 4 Chase Metrotech Center, CS Level, Brooklyn, New York 11245, telephone: 718-242-8002 or Wells Fargo Securities, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152, telephone: (800) 326-5897.

Post Properties, founded more than 38 years ago, is one of the largest developers and operators of upscale multifamily communities in the United States. The Company's mission is delivering superior satisfaction and value to its residents, associates, and investors, with a vision of being the first choice in quality multifamily living. Operating as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), the Company focuses on developing and managing Post® branded resort-style garden and high density urban apartments. In addition, the Company develops high-quality condominiums and converts existing apartments to for-sale multifamily communities. Post Properties is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has operations in nine markets across the country.

Post Properties owns 19,864 apartment units in 55 communities, including 1,747 apartment units in five communities held in unconsolidated entities and 1,429 apartment units in four communities currently under construction and/or in lease-up. The Company is also developing and selling 362 for-sale condominium homes in three communities (including 129 units in one community held in an unconsolidated entity) and is converting apartment units in two communities initially consisting of 349 units into for-sale condominium homes through a taxable REIT subsidiary.
Source: Post Properties, Inc.

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